I mentioned that. But the reason I had for my opinion was not only because Oku would have to bring in new characters for the katastrophe who'd lack experience.
Originally Posted by Cali
Sure the Tokyo team seems a bit useless right now and having newbies instead of them could be the same thing looking at their performance in the last mission.
But they lacked leadership in the last mission because Reika didn't actIt got a bit better towards the end after Katou took over. And having such a hard mission, a 100 pointer being sent to another city and having a joint mission were all new things for them.
Now they have that experience and ending up in Rome shouldn't be as big a shock to them.
Plus, with Kurono being back they should have a better leader this time. And most likely a better teamwork and motivation just by his return and the experience from last time.
And let's not forget that experience is a great weapon in Gantz. A group of newbies would know nothing about the game, so I'd rather have those veterans (even if they were a bit useless last mission).
Newbies need to be convinced of what's going on and need to learn everything there is to know (about the suit, weapons, aliens, head exploding, rules).
And we don't know if it will be the same situation from now on that we had this time. They got in the room, got no info on the aliens and were immediately sent out. This could be how it goes from now on for all we know.
And when they got to rome they immediately ran into aliens.
Imagine Nuri had wiped out nearly the whole team and we would've had some newbies this mission. I doubt that there was enough time to explain the situation to them, convince and prepare them for this hunt before they got sent to rome and ran into the aliens. A lot of newbies would've probably reacted like Inaba, seeing all those dead bodies and I doubt they would be very useful.
But as I said in the beginning I have another reason to believe that most of the members will survive and we won't have another Buddha mission again.
The reason is that people grew attached to the characters. They have been in the manga for too long to get rid of them now. Killing most of them now and introducing new characters Oku would have to develop, makes little sense to me. They have survived (or been revived in some cases) and been around way too long to do that now.
I see Katou, Kurono, Nishi, Kaze or Takeshi and at least one vampire surivivng this mission, at least.
Having Inaba survive wouldn't surprise me anymore, Sakurai still has something interesting to offer with his ESP/girlfriend/dead mentor and Reika's plan to get a new Kurono could be interesting character vise and doesn't have to lead to her death this mission (because she's acting reckless to get points). So those three could very well surivive this mission too.
That doesn't leave many characters that can die.
I think 4 of them die at most (old man, kaze or takeshi, one vampire and maybe Inaba or Reika). But nothing like the Buddha mission where the whole teamgets wiped out (except one or two people) will happen.
It could happen seeing as how Oku killed of characters in the beginning, but it would surprise me seeing as he doesn't kill them off anymore that easily (without later reviving them) since the buddha mission.
He has now problem to introduce and kill off Oka or other osaka members but those are just side characters. He certainly treats the tokyo team main characters differently.
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