The Osaka team antics bring an interesting question to the surface. How many gantz teams have committed "war crimes" and for how long? Up to this point I believe the aliens have only attacked in retaliation. Is this ramp up of aliens only a response to a long history of terrorist attacks by a global gantz task force? Could Gantz be an alien lieutenant hunting refugees who had escaped to earth?
Kei is not Oka and he will not come back.
Kei's story is already fleshed out completely. Compare him in chapter 1 to his death, it's amazing character growth. His death was a extremely satisfying end to phase 1. He proves that he can be important even without a suit killing vamps left and right. Kei reconciles with Tae and develops a relationship with his brother, actually caring when he dies. Kei ends his arc as a noble man proud of his life and actions compared to glum teen he was before Masaru died. He modeled himself after Masaru in the early stages of his leadership. When Masaru is revived kei dies because he channeled Masaru's compassion and now has to give it up in the form of a death. Two similar personalities agreeing with each other doesn't make for good story. The fact that there is such a big clamor for Kei only proves that death scene made a impact on readers. A weird Kei rebirth plotline (oka) will only cheapen kei's death.
But there is so much unresolved stuff!!!
Yes, Kei has girl problems and he did regain his memory right before he died but to wish for this to be all tided up is stupid. Gantz is good story because it lives in a world of grey where there is no fairy tale endings. Like the manga says this is war and not everything is fair. To revive all the characters, defeat the bad guys, have Kei choose a girl, etc. and not have consequences would ruin the manga.
The 2nd phase is named "Catastrophe" for a reason
The 100 point alien is only the tip of the iceberg. Changing rules are a response to an incoming massive invasion with several 100 pointers. Many die ,Gantz is destroyed, and gantz members around the world organize. They discuss the events that transpired and come to the conclusion they must find out about Gantz's origins. Factions arise from the group:
Alien supporters who find the battle winless and/or intrigued by an offer by the aliens to allow them to still hunt Gantz-style on the aliens' terms.(This would be Izumi-types who get off the danger and excitement.)
Revivalists who seek the Gantz origins to develop tech to defeat the aliens and restore the world's population.
Phase 3 would be a race for the secrets Gantz hides. Who are these aliens? What about the Vampires? What is Gantz's connection with Germany? What happens with a mass copy of the world? Can the aliens be truly defeated? Is there some reason for we wouldn't want them to be?
First off, I wanna say... Awesome post, dude.
Second, you bring up some very good points. While I'm personally of the opinion that Kurono will be revived (just not anytime soon), I agree with a lot of them. I also think the next stage in Gantz is a true alien invasion and that Gantz will be destroyed (or at least Tokyo's Gantz) by the end of Phase 2 tops, with the remaining members going to Germany to find out what the hell is going on.
awesome and good work!
You have a lot of trick but there is only one problem you aren't sure. It 's about kurono died or revived.I read some topic in this box and i remembered some one talk about bird 's misson.
When kurono came back blackball room, he didn't remember what he did.
So I suppose :May be kurono will be revived!
@anhtrue:As usual, i have no idea what you are talking about
@Prince: Going to germany would be nice - a Nazi Vampire mission (hellsing garharhar)
@thedemo: Great post, really. Still, everything is just conjecture. Not everyone agrees on the issue of Kei though (even though i do). That said I am with you on "catastrophe" all the way. However... well, I don't wanna pop the balloon, but most of the issues you raise are VERY long way down the road... Phase 3... well, we'll all be married with kids by the time that happens, so thinking about it now doesn't help much imho.
Originally Posted by Popothepenguin
Originally Posted by Shin_Igami
Up to this point the aliens have alway attacked the Gantzers when they were attacked first. This now first of many alien attacks on the human
Originally Posted by thedemographic
My guess is that the aliens have been hunted by the Gantzers for a very long time. Remember what the vampires said about the Gantzers being their natural enemies also the recent mission some youkai aliens keep saying "give us our land back".
I think it more likely that the aliens are also victims of Gantz like the Gantzers.
I look forward to the day when Gantz and the other black balls recruit aliens to do the hunts. Would be hilarious to see Oka and Nuri on the same team.
Speaking of war games, I hope there will be more strategy rather just find and kill in the next upcoming missions. There's only so many fresh new characters Oku can create.
thanks for all the response everybody, yeah maybe this is all way off but thats why it's predictions/speculations and that means say all the willy nilly you want without fear of reprisal.
Feel free to add predictions or criticize them.
Sorry, but wasn't the end of phase one the halfway point for the manga? I don't think there is even going to be a third phase.
I remember the creator saying in an interview there will be three phases somewhere.
I like that idea of Gantz being a terrorist attack group; if you think about, Gantz just kind of get a lot of civilians "randomly" killed and have places completely blown out for the "real world". Their work is quite like what we might call "terriorism" these days (but that topic is getting too touchy so we won't go too far). But if any case, Gantz is quite a threat towards the real world? But then it all kind of changes, since eventually people can see them and the team is more of "heros" that saves humanity.
Now other comments. A big one that I want to make is just what's exactly happening with the changes and how much are the changes controlled by Gantz. Is Gantz just having fun? Or is Gantz losing control? Why are aliens getting stronger and stronger? If all the members of Gantz team died... who's gona kill the aliens?