You think Reika and Inaba can work together given their current situation? Reika is an emotional wreck and Inaba is well...... Inaba.
Originally Posted by Cali
Hmmm, interesting possibility. I'd forgotten most of them went out in pairs in the Oni Mission... But I think they might stick together as a group a bit more, though I could be wrong, and some will undoubtedly go separate from the main group. I think it would go like this:
Originally Posted by Cali
- Kurono, Katou, Old man, Sakurai, Kaze, Takeshi
- Reika, Inaba
- Host Samurai, Kill Bill
The reason I put Reika and Inaba separate is not because I think they would work together well, but that Reika will go off on her own and that Inaba mans up and says something like "I'll take care of her" to Kurono and follows her.
Though it's also possible that Katou or the old man won't stay with the group and they lead the noobs.
^Funny, I forgot the word "pairs" existed ^^"""
I second you on the Reika/Inaba thing. I also add that Inaba might not even talk to Kurono about it and just try being sneaky and follow her.
Katou could also be an obvious choice for leading the newbies and Kurono, Sakurai, and Old man group up. Somehow I find it difficult to imagine Kaze with the main group - I guess that's because he has only joined them for the boss fight in the last two missions. But then again, considering Takeshi would be more well-protected in a larger group, he might stay with them this time around.
Lol, Nishi got saved by the bell, so to say
But it was the first time that we really saw him fight. Though he would be pwned if he hadn't that suit for protection
Who thinks we'll see some of those japanese OPS Police members in the Gantz Room next?
Would be damn cool to have some pros finally xD
^ It could be that some of them are in the Gantz room.
They won't be all to happy to see Nishi again, I guess.
About Gantz wanting to save Nishi: I'm not sure, but it could be. All the Gantz missions are not pressured by the time when they start, I mean, those aliens were perfectly stealth (and living well..) with humans when a team appears and kill them, so there should not be an exact time for their fate, Gantz decides, and it looks like he takes people died moments before the mission begins (if it is a coincidence or Gantz precisely wanting those died people I think it's also Gantz preference...) . So classmates should be out of the room (they died at least 12 hours before Nish transfer) but there is a possibility for some of those SWATs...
I used to think Gantz waited for an opportunity such as all aliens from a certain race to appear bunched up together - such as the Oni and the Youkai... - but just like Ikari mentioned, Izumi's massacre was decided on his own.
However, I have another theory on the subject (not really): that some "static aliens" might serve as target for unexpected circumstances in which Gantz would decide there should be a mission - say, for instance, in order to sabe Nishi or to put Izumi's killing spree to good use - that's why the "bring more people" mission was the "Dino" mission; those aliens were, like the statues, located in a single spot, posing as unliving things.
I know it's a weak theory, but it just occurred me.
In any case, I think there's a big difference in the Nuri mission, which is the aliens making the first move - and a bold move at that.
^Hmmm, I kinda agree with you, Cali, but I think it's more like this:
Usually, Gantz had 'static' targets - the aliens were trying to hide on Earth and so they were often located in a single spot and Gantz could decide when to attack. He brought a few people that died into the room and usually, they could get the job done.
It was the same case with the Dino Mission, however, Gantz thought that Kurono and a few random n00bs would not be able to deal with them; hence Gantz's reason for contacting Izumi and promising to re-instate him into the game if he killed a lot of people. The more people dead, the more Gantz could bring into the game, the bigger the odds there were strong Gantzers. As we all know, Gantz's hope was well-placed. He simply wanted to raise the odds of the team's success.
But now, things have changed. In the Oni Mission, Gantz believed he was on the offensive, but the Oni Aliens were actually preparing to fight the Gantz team and even had the Vampires to help them. In the Nuri Mission, it were the aliens that were definitely on the offensive and Gantz responded to their (massive) attack in Osaka by not only sending the Osaka Team, but the Tokyo Team to back them up.
I have a feeling that, in this mission, it's the same thing. The aliens are attacking again and Gantz is responding to them. That's why Nishi was probably lucky, rather than Gantz actually moving in to save his ass. But I suppose it's still possible he started the sending a little quicker than he usually would (even with the aliens attacking) because Nishi was in trouble...
^Still, the Youkai alien attack only started after both teams were already in place.
But it'd be interesting to see a mission in which the gantzers are sent to a battle already in course.
As for Gantz trying to save Nishi, I'm not too inclined for that option either, though back in the old days, when Tousen created the "Gantz playing favorites" thread, I pointed out the "kun" honorific used in his name and Izumi's, but I also only considered the "respect" idea and not the "moving in to help" one.
But the transfer could've started, say, with Kurono, making Nishi a goner... or Oku didn't really care for it (I personally find this the reason behind several things in Gantz nowadays).
There's also theories such as Gantz coming from the future (which I dislike) and Gantz knowing everything or having some sort of clairvoyance (which is more to my liking), which could, among other things, explain the recruitment of the vampires, Tae as a target, Kurono getting killed, the Youkai attack... etc.
They're mostly just amusing ways of trying to think Gantz as something based on serious reasoning (=