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    etufo is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    ^
    Because it would make him seem cooler. HS can be the official translator for the Tokyo team.

    I don't know about Cherry Cali. Ever since Sakata died, he hasn't been the same. Been more useless in fact. Seem like he pretty much assumed this would be his last mission because of the amusement park trip, and his attitude in the apartment just proves he's been lacking confidence.
    etufo: HS is most likely going to die sooner or later. Who will kill the cool character killer?

    Popo: well, obviously going by that logic, HS will have to kill himself...

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    Someone mentioned that the current team been wiped out wouldn't really work seeing as that would require a complete inexperienced team to be the cast for the catastrophe. Even I used that as an argument before, but now I think differently; I think the team as it is now is just barely less useless than a team of newbies. Take Nerdo, for instance, he did much more than them. Plus, they've wasted their 100 points in reviving, they've got no weapon upgrades. And from what we've seen of other experienced teams, that doesnt really mean so much more anyway. As long as there is at least one veteran member, they might succeed.

    Anyhow, I wrote that based on the Cherry comment: maybe he'll be useful, and sacrifice himself yet again... but showing the weakness of these statues maybe.

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    The more I think about it, the more I get excited about this arc. I really think Gantz is going for another Buddha-style massacre. My bet for this mission: only Kurono, Katou and Nishi survive. Everyone else (except Inaba) will play their part but will bite the dust. I agree with Cali on Cherry. He will use his psychic powers to the max to expose the boss's weakness and sacrifice himself in the process.

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    This chapter looks amazing! Im digging the Cherub-statue aliens (Im calling that name btw , just like I did Flight Bike, Point Scope and Super Suit).

    Anyways, as to who will survive, Im not commenting yet. As to what weapons will work, Im guessing x and yguns for sure (as seen in the old statue arc). Hguns might also do some damage (there were some damaged statues in that one pic, could have come from an x or hgun), maybe the super suit o-palm (though unless another super suit wearer comes along, doesnt look like we'll see it).

    The vampires seem pretty screwed as it is. Prediction - this may be the end for HS (he dies recognising along with Kill Bill he does have feelings for her) and the new BAMF will be Kurono's bully from a few chapters back.

    Gantz is getting a bit random with its plot recently so I dont really know what'll be happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali View Post
    Someone mentioned that the current team been wiped out wouldn't really work seeing as that would require a complete inexperienced team to be the cast for the catastrophe. Even I used that as an argument before, but now I think differently; I think the team as it is now is just barely less useless than a team of newbies. Take Nerdo, for instance, he did much more than them. Plus, they've wasted their 100 points in reviving, they've got no weapon upgrades. And from what we've seen of other experienced teams, that doesnt really mean so much more anyway. As long as there is at least one veteran member, they might succeed.

    Well, Oku could be developing side characters from other teams, such as osaka. Especialy since both/all teams will see eachother more often inside upcoming missions. The chapters inbetween the missions are/were most likely wasted with kurono and his midget girlfriend anyway. The recent chapters were only an exception, cause katastrophe was ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali View Post
    Someone mentioned that the current team been wiped out wouldn't really work seeing as that would require a complete inexperienced team to be the cast for the catastrophe. Even I used that as an argument before, but now I think differently; I think the team as it is now is just barely less useless than a team of newbies. Take Nerdo, for instance, he did much more than them. Plus, they've wasted their 100 points in reviving, they've got no weapon upgrades. And from what we've seen of other experienced teams, that doesnt really mean so much more anyway. As long as there is at least one veteran member, they might succeed.

    Anyhow, I wrote that based on the Cherry comment: maybe he'll be useful, and sacrifice himself yet again... but showing the weakness of these statues maybe.
    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.

    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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    ^I agree with you mostly, but currently I'm taking the "unexpected turn" way of thinking here. As we've grown attached to the team and wouldn't like them to bite the dust, they just might. All of them, in a single mission. That way only Kurono and Katou alive wouldn't be able to revive them all and would end up giving up the idea. Also, it'd be brought back to the origins of Gantz, only Katou and Kurono. Maybe Nishi too.

    And I'm saying it, because despite Kurono's speech after Inaba's chicken lines, they all ran away according to the spoiler. That's why I'm inclined to think this early that only Kurono, Katou and Nishi might survive, and the rest of the team will die - althought they'd do something useful before passing away.
    I can see Takeshi dying, Kaze going berserk and dying soon after.
    I can see Suzuki sacrificing himself to save Inaba. (as already mentioned)
    I can see either Inaba being ashamed and sacrificing himself to help Kurono/Katou/Reika after that or him just running away again and ending up like Corkus from Berserk.
    I can see Reika dying thinking of Kurono.
    As for Cherry, I'm unsure, I think he has a chance, but I can see him dying too, apologizing to Tonkotsu and seeing Sakata's image too.
    As for the vampires, I wouldn't really see them dying, but they don't strike me as capable to handle this mission. They might sit this one out and live, though.
    And I see Nishi as one of the most important pieces for this mission's check mate - and finally a role more worthy than shooting Nuri and then being screwed back.

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    Kurono and Katou left behind to fight the aliens while the rest of the team run? What kind of plan is that (bad teamwork)? Don't think Kurono is ready to lead a team in a mission of this caliber.
    etufo: HS is most likely going to die sooner or later. Who will kill the cool character killer?

    Popo: well, obviously going by that logic, HS will have to kill himself...

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    Why does everyone want to see Inaba die so badly. Wouldn't you be disappointed that he didn't do anything for so long and just dies? I'm thinkin his paranoia is gonna cause him to be like an explosion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongWindingRd View Post
    Why does everyone want to see Inaba die so badly. Wouldn't you be disappointed that he didn't do anything for so long and just dies? I'm thinkin his paranoia is gonna cause him to be like an explosion.
    Everybody wants to see him die cuz his a cowardly useless asshole ^__^
    And hes got a fucked up character (Nishi too,but at least hes psycho psycho :P)...
    And if he did something and changed a bit he could become a good Gantzer (or not...) but if he continues to complain and fu*k aliens then it would be for the best if he died

 

 
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