Question about Izumi and Sakurai
So... I've been wondering and since I recently reread some chapters in Gantz, I wanted to ask something I've noticed: During the Shinjuku massacre (chapter 130: Dying in Anger) and chapter 179 (Trackless) Sakurai and Sakata try to stop Izumi. In both cases, Izumi first strikes Sakata down, he kills him at their first encounter with the guns. Then around 5 pages pass, while Sakurai is looking up to him and Izumi doesn't do anything to kill him, he even lowers his weapons.
Now Izumi really belongs to the ruthless type; he's killed everyone at Shinjuku he came across, why didn't he shoot Sakurai when he had the opportunity? I'm more asking your opinion than a fact, I guess... The thought that he was feeling sympathy for Sakurai is somewhat irritating and doesn't fit him, but then again I thought that when he protected his girlfriend and died because of that. Does that show his nature wouldn't actually be that bad when he wouldn't have been involved with Gantz?
Maybe he didn't think Sakurai was a threat or because he was crying over Sakata, but... really, that couldn't have stopped him or he wouldn't have even started the killing spree. Also, but that's more of a unlogical thing... when Sakurai was killed at the end of the chapter, Izumi was levitating many meters above the ground... shouldn't he have fallen to death? o.O;
When Sakata and Sakurai tried to stand up against him later, it was similiar... Well, it probably wouldn't do much for the story when Izumi had killed Sakurai when he was opposing him, but it does seem strange to me. What are your thoughts? And... don't ask me to put that question in another thread, we've been through that, puhlease.