Hey, new here and wanna add my 2 cents. I think part of the method of defeating Nurarihyon involves keeping him dismembered. Remember that Osakan Newbie who somehow managed to run off with Nurari's head for a while (pretty hilarious that he's still alive). Imagine if someone used the Y-gun to send off the head while it was still separated from the body.
Overall, I think this mission is going to demonstrate how getting 100 points doesn't automatically make you a pro at Gantz. Remember after the Oni Mission, several of the Tokyo team racked up over 100 points thanks to they're training sessions.
George, and Kuwabara both kept on using their H-guns on the Tengu and Kitsune aliens without killing them. I don't think they actually faced a target that ranked higher than 50 points before this mission. It seemed like they could have dispatched both aliens by using the H-guns to hold the beasts down and the X-gun to blow their heads off. I think the 100 point's weapon is only good against the high pointers when you know what you're doing.
For all we know most of the Osaka Team could have been extremely lucky. And Oka might just be an even sneakier Nishi who has survived long by choosing not to fight. If he doesn't think he can win, he'll back off and wait for someone else to kill it or lose his points. I think Nurari is as much a surprise for Osaka as it is for Tokyo.
Also, I wonder how many points the Kannon statue alien was worth in the Buddhist temple mission.
every time i think i know whats going to happen next, something totally different occurs, what the hell is going on? what are those little spheres, is that nuri's true form? or something from gantz? i dont know, i got nothing, hell if i know what's going to happen next issue.
I'm actually wondering what Oku is doing.
Sure he sensed the danger after he lost his Lvl2 suit, but what will walking away accomplish?
There is no timelimit and the area seemed to be shrinking.
If Nuri kills team Tokyo, Oka will have to fight again. I thought he'd be at least smart enough to watch the fight, so that he knows Nuri's other forms and what they are capable of.
Or does he have faith in team Tokyo and belvies they can actually kill Nuri.
I don't understand Oka, last chapter he states that team tokyos gonna die, now he's telling them to fight nuri?
maybe he wants to attack Nuri while he's killing the Tokyo members.
LOL @ Oka. I love this guy already the selfish little bastard. Then he walks off like a fucking pimp and I for one don't blame him. If after I killed the 100 pointer a million frickin' times and LOST MY SUPER SUIT AFTER ITS 34908340983904893 NEW FORM there's no way in hell I'd go after him head on with a normal one unless I had to defend myself. Especially when there's a bunch of dec- er... strangers to help barricade my escape route. I'd take the time to regroup for christ sake.
All and all... I suppose it wasn't that horrible of a chapter if even for that hilariously realistic moment.
It just occured to me - i posted something somewhere about Oka basically being a level 7 nishi... I think that describes oka fairly well - that said, if anyone wants my take on the osakans, there is the post i made on "how strong are the osaka gantzers?" - we might want to nec that, actually, when the osaka arc finally ends...
@ Red Dingo: I remember a few months ago when I posted almost exactly the same thing
@ Super Arc: Those little balls are good ol' Nuri's latest da bomb form.
Oka isn't all that Nishi. Basically he's a reasonable guy, much like Kuwabara. "It's out of my league, I'm leaving". That man doesn't wanna die, and he doesn't get carried away like George ("I'm gonna grab him" always comes to mind as one of the most retarded decisions I've ever seen in Gantz imo).
More like Izumi, maybe? Or a cross between the two of them?
He did use the sword and got himself into hand-to-hand combat. That's a no-Nishi.
It'd be really funny seeing Nishi pulling a muscle rider and actually engaging a meelee fight.
Funny you say that Cali! I already DO a crappy webcomic!
@Dingo: It never really makes the H-Gun out to be able to HOLD the aliens down, it just makes it out that it smashes them. It might be just one concentrated burst.
@OtherSidthat'snotme: Katou isn't protective of his anal purity. He was obviously saving himself for Kei and he only snapped on Onizaka because he's racist. Black people in Gantz are never made out to look good. Onizaka-Gay boxer who never wins a fight, Izumi-Shoots up the streets while being black and the only way it could have been worse was if he yelled "G.T.A. MUTHAFUCKA!", Black Guys from Flintstones mission-Their main skill was to "Stand around and act niggery" so quoted from a black friend of mine(though he might just be white, you'll never know).
But my two cents on how Nuri is going down or a way to take him down? This might sound crazy but it's a theory: Physically pummeling him. Bladed weapons and shots don't hurt him, but while you can't cut silly putty you can certainly smash it. Maybe a CherryKatouKaze combo might be just what the doctor ordered. But in case that theory seems to logical: *insert another Hoi Hoi beating Nuri joke here*
Hoi Hoi is the very last boss.
"Now you guys are gonna defeated this fucker:
HOI HOI" and then Hoi Hoi unplugs Gantz.
And that's how it'll go.
I thought about editing a portuguese gag translation after the last chapter. Katou and Cherry's reaction of "Holy shit, we're really fucked now" would sound so good in portuguese, "agora fodeu tudo" or something like that. One day, when I stop being lazy...
@ Sid: You're gonna show us your webcomic or what?