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GAT-X252
April 23, 2010, 08:03 PM
The chapter is out, you can get it here (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=340R2EO0) or here (http://www.sendspace.com/file/8go3u7)

Scanlations here (http://mangahelpers.com/m/gantz/chapters/318/)

Thanks to Dragonnext

Charlie
May 09, 2010, 05:03 PM
I'm not too convinced on the spoilers yet.

This one seems to me like a fan fic.

What's making me scratching my head however are the spoiler pics. :blink :s

Edit: Meaning Oku sensei no blog pics.

SuperShuter
May 09, 2010, 05:57 PM
that stetch makes me laugh, with tae being taken away like a damsile amd kei climbing up it reminds me of donkey kong hahaha

Also i'm gona be bitter if thats all which happens 2 week waits are taking its toll on me :crying

It was mentioned that he was going to be looking for tae this chapter, fan fick or not it was foreseen that this was most likley going to happen

LoS
May 10, 2010, 11:37 AM
Well Cherry still has his arm.

Lol, more Tae and Kei crying, and another Tae rescue arc.

Magnus
May 10, 2010, 01:39 PM
Holy hell Oku drawed the Alien 100% naked ! like he could hide something dangerous in his underpants....
I'm not sure of this but it seems like the g-suit guy ordered to transfer the gantzers at random locations... but why messing with them like that ?

Plus the weird things that appeared in the colour page at chapter 307 are shown. They seem intelligent enough to carry weapons and accomplish tasks, what can they be ? The result of experiments from the labs of the aliens ? I hope that Oku will someday to give more informations about them. Maybe at the end of the next volume.

102jayday
May 10, 2010, 01:59 PM
It seems like that gantz leader dude said to them your all going on stand by at certain posts of the city. Lol only person he replied to was kurono...taes mom died, i loved seeing how the city is ??ed with dead people. I got a feeling that they will fight mini bosses now, like how they are all seperated and stuff, like oni mission mini bosses. I guess kato will go look for kurono and ayumu. cherry will look for tonsohuku. reika is smart and sweet for holding on to keiR hand to stay together, too bad the others didn't think that.


I think kuronoT will pawn heaps of stuff now, it was predicted but i liked how they built up him searching for tae and shes seeing all the dead bodies and sees her mom then gets kidnapped.

Charlie
May 10, 2010, 02:14 PM
Great chapter in my opinion. The color page was really good.

This chapter was powerfully emotional as-well, I was totally drawn into the pace right after the transfer, Kei being sent back.

Amazing.

Thanks to Dragonnext for the raws.

mote
May 10, 2010, 02:29 PM
That mustache dude is fucking awesome

If there's no trans yet...

Mustache dude tells them that the mission is over, but they can expect to be summoned back at some point in the future. Everyone gets pissed off. Then he tells the laptop dude "Transfer them all randomly." Kurono flips out and begs him not to do that. Mustache dude doesn't give a shit, and just says again "transfer them all randomly." Haha. What an ass.

The rest of the chapter you can pretty much figure out by the pictures.

Showatt
May 10, 2010, 06:28 PM
I'm getting the feeling Oku's just making shit up as he go.

We have 1 chapter of them tranferred into the enemy territory.
next chapter they're out and messing about again.

there's little or no plot progression whatsoever.

oh well that's just me

cassaruby
May 10, 2010, 06:36 PM
I'm getting the feeling Oku's just making shit up as he go.

We have 1 chapter of them tranferred into the enemy territory.
next chapter they're out and messing about again.

there's little or no plot progression whatsoever.

oh well that's just me

but it's full of undeniable style. it's usually focusing on either love or war. the plot is to survive & not get left behind.

Damura
May 10, 2010, 09:48 PM
Holy hell Oku drawed the Alien 100% naked ! like he could hide something dangerous in his underpants....

Did you see that thing? It WAS dangerous. All spiky and shit.

topkomputer
May 10, 2010, 10:00 PM
The beginning of the chapter is awesome, but it becoming suck after Oku focusing on Kei and Tae. I don't think this is what we actually need in final phase. Interogating the alien scene is more important than seeing Tae walk around houses and end up being captured. If Oku want to do it, it's better to sum it in two or three pages only. It's such a waste of pages.

Tumerking
May 10, 2010, 10:24 PM
Was it just me or were those horribly CGed aliens using X-rifles?

GAT-X252
May 10, 2010, 10:27 PM
No, they were a small version of the bazookas the giants use.

All the weapons the aliens have the same design but with different size.

zebrainwhite
May 11, 2010, 12:58 AM
haha that last scene came straight from DMC4 as well as a bunch of other sources.

102jayday
May 11, 2010, 01:12 AM
^ yeah it sort of did lol.

i forgot to say.. thanks heaps Dragonnext!!! well done on getting the raw so quick, Just as good(better) as raw-paradise this week!

I wonder if keiR is worrying about tae-chan too, seeing keiT freak in front of him and he does still care for her but he has accepted his own fate.

i like the last page saying, if you don't continue the attack you cannot save anyone. KeiT is gonna fight those aliens with no H gun, he dropped it, he would have to at luck spot it while fighting/dodging the aliens.

xInCasinoOutx
May 11, 2010, 01:49 AM
Why is there a naked man behind Kurono in the top panel on page 10?
Odd.

Nice to see some variety in the aliens, although, maybe I missed it, but where did those ant-like aliens go after Tae ran away? :huh

At first I was going to say I'm glad the manga is picking up pace again, but almost half of the chapter was Tae and Kurono running around crying.
Thank goodness for revisions, lol.

102jayday
May 11, 2010, 02:46 AM
Why is there a naked man behind Kurono in the top panel on page 10?
Odd.

Nice to see some variety in the aliens, although, maybe I missed it, but where did those ant-like aliens go after Tae ran away? :huh

At first I was going to say I'm glad the manga is picking up pace again, but almost half of the chapter was Tae and Kurono running around crying.
Thank goodness for revisions, lol.

they are on the last page in front of kurono. when kurono gets there its all fast she just gets put in the cage he jumps up and falls back down in front of the ants.

Shion Izumi
May 11, 2010, 07:46 AM
I say this all the time. "where are the damn vampires already?" With "vampiremaina" running along the globe now you would think Oku would have a chapter about them now. Does anybody think they have been killed off screen? I mean look at the city. Its completely destroyed and the manga really has no place for them now because of the sudden drastic turn of events. If they were still going on missions I the Vamps would probably be a lot more important to the story. I really would like to know what Oku's true vision of the story was because it seemed he was going in a crazy direction with the beginning of Phase 2.

Charlie
May 11, 2010, 09:48 AM
I say this all the time. "where are the damn vampires already?" With "vampiremaina" running along the globe now you would think Oku would have a chapter about them now. Does anybody think they have been killed off screen? I mean look at the city. Its completely destroyed and the manga really has no place for them now because of the sudden drastic turn of events. If they were still going on missions I the Vamps would probably be a lot more important to the story. I really would like to know what Oku's true vision of the story was because it seemed he was going in a crazy direction with the beginning of Phase 2.

This just a guess but it could turn into an temporary alliance with the hunters, assuming that the Vampires don't want to get wiped out as well. They could be planing something behind scenes. Then be introduced in the later heap of things.

I liked the Kei &Tae scene's. Poor Tae, her mom and dad just had to die :crying.

Speaking of predictions, I think the spoiler/blog pics posted here earlier (http://mangahelpers.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1893842&postcount=713) could be hinting things for the next chapter. The first pic of Kei, where it looks like he has just broken into some building.

The leader guy is an Ass, at the very least he could have transferred them to their original locations. :tem

I wonder what the next mission the leader group is going to plan after they interrogate that prisoner.

Last but not least, Alien Penis ftw. :worship

kaliayev
May 11, 2010, 10:49 AM
Vampires? I honestly don't see the vamps getting involved in this, if we're so lucky, until the final assault. Given that the tracking devices were removed from the hunters' brains after their final mission, the only commonality that could be used to gather them is the gantz equipment. The vampires did not use the suits and rarely used the weapons. They did not leave the room with any of said equipment. For them to end up being transferred, the vampires would need to actively seek a dead hunter's weapon because they are being aggressively targeted by an alien that they cannot handle without said weapon. Such a scenario is unlikely unless Blondie/Izumi alien goes on a rampage/wants revenge.

Great, we still haven't been informed about what actually happens to captives. If Tae is converted to an alien form, will either of the Kuronos kill her?

Gantz Osaka? Uh, Gat?

p.s. The great thing is that Oku has 2+ chapters worth of similar reunions if he wants the filler.

topkomputer
May 11, 2010, 10:56 AM
I wonder if keiR is worrying about tae-chan too, seeing keiT freak in front of him and he does still care for her but he has accepted his own fate.
.

He has already fallen to Reika, can't you see what happened when they're going to be transfered? Kurono has an attitude to easily fall in love with girls who had slept with him, for example tomb-raider girl and also Tae...

Cio Koba
May 11, 2010, 12:44 PM
Random thoughts:

- not bad at all chap
- ill for sure lol the day mustache bastard dies. (really, I hope they all die in the most sadistic ways)
- poor tae i hate how oku plays with her feelings :darn
- did she run inside the cage?
- as Casino said what was the naked man doing there? any thoughts? (trying to have his last sex?)
- how do the cg aliens really look like? they are all blury to me

at least this chapters reaveals the exact amount of gantz balls at the park...wow...

Judau Ashta
May 11, 2010, 12:52 PM
Why isn't Nishi with those dudes that control the gantz ball? They seem like they would get along together. Where the hell is he anyways?

cassaruby
May 11, 2010, 01:40 PM
It is weird Rkei doesn't still have feelings for Tae. If he really felt strongly for Tae he would make Reika protect Tae in return for his heart.

It looks like TKei will be interested in getting the next mission started. There is a heavy interest in finding out where those prisoners go. Do they go to hell, to dinner, or somewhere nicer?

The vampires can tie in easily.
1. Blondie can unite them to join forces
2. They can be united with the aliens and just part of the alien thing in general (they are nanomachine aliens as far as I see).
3. Invasion by turning others into vampires (though they never seemed very invasive, maybe they can't turn people into vampires quickly and in mass).

cesarwgd
May 11, 2010, 01:50 PM
Could somebody please translate what it says about the Osaka team on the cover???

GAT-X252
May 11, 2010, 02:07 PM
Could somebody please translate what it says about the Osaka team on the cover???

It's a new publication that contains the Osaka arc but printed in B5 pages (182mm×257mm) and revised pages, there would be a total of 3 volumes.

The first time they announced they said that it would include a special chapter focused on the Osaka team, but they haven't mentioned about it here...

The Izumi chapter (where he leaves the room) of Gantz Minus is still on tho...

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Anyway, i like that mustache dude, he is cold and badass. He is gonna die of course.

I was hoping to see how the "leaders" were going to pull off information from the giant, but it seems we are stuck on Kurono1/Tae for now on.

xInCasinoOutx
May 11, 2010, 03:02 PM
The Izumi chapter (where he leaves the room) of Gantz Minus is still on tho...

Izumi chapter? This is the first I've heard of this.

Also, Gat, this has been bugging me for a while: what is your avatar from? D:

topkomputer
May 11, 2010, 06:50 PM
I agree with shion-izumi, the reason why oku didn't use vampires anymore. Since vampire has running along the whole world (twilight, etc) and since gantz has been admitted by International, and they want to make its live action.

SK-Hao
May 11, 2010, 07:29 PM
OK my prediction for what happens in 319:

The leaders have somehow found a way to talk to the captured alien when T-Kei barges in and begs mustache to send him to tae and he finally agrees. Kei of course remembered to get that H-gun he dropped, and goes on a rampage to save tae. :guns

Damura
May 11, 2010, 09:13 PM
This just a guess but it could turn into an temporary alliance with the hunters, assuming that the Vampires don't want to get wiped out as well. They could be planing something behind scenes

Doubtful. Who are they going to align with? One or two Gantzers? They aren't united and the 'leaders' could be anywhere in the world.
[hr]

I say this all the time. "where are the damn vampires already?" With "vampiremaina" running along the globe now you would think Oku would have a chapter about them now. Does anybody think they have been killed off screen? I mean look at the city. Its completely destroyed and the manga really has no place for them now because of the sudden drastic turn of events. If they were still going on missions I the Vamps would probably be a lot more important to the story. I really would like to know what Oku's true vision of the story was because it seemed he was going in a crazy direction with the beginning of Phase 2.

Vampire mania?

Also, Host Samurai can't be dead. He's the guy Oku goes to whenever he feels like drawing a sword fight.

wasabi
May 11, 2010, 09:54 PM
if anthing next chapter will be kei waiting and angsting for the next mission. he needs mustache and the other leaders to get back on the mother ship. I assume he'll be a lot more eager to help their cause now, possibly proving himself in battle to gain favor into their inner circle.

as for the vampires. I can't see them being too thrilled by their food source being eradicated. possibly the vampires had a previous arrangement with the aliens (which has been hinted at a lot in phase 2), and thats why the aliens are capturing a decent portion of the populace to be handed over like cattle, in exchange for helping to eradicate the hunters prior to invasion.

I would be surprised to find out the vampires had no prior knowledge of catastrophy. if they're not involved, I would think they were planning a counterstrike. once the aliens had thinned out the heard enough to ensure easy enslavement of the humans.

Damura
May 11, 2010, 10:08 PM
^

Lol I don't think so. Kei could have got to Tae much sooner if those dickheads hadn't transferred him randomly back to Tokyo. If he DOES save Tae, he's going to hate waiting for the next mission. How can he ensure Tae's safety if he keeps leaving every hour to defend humanity?

cassaruby
May 11, 2010, 11:16 PM
that would be a paradox; save Tae, go on mission, repeat.

TKei was transferred to the hotel right?

I wanna see TKei go deep into the aliens society, planet of the apes style.

GAT-X252
May 12, 2010, 01:52 AM
hmmm? Kurono1 was transfered back to Roppongi not the hotel.

Tae would probably go to a kitchen or some weird alien lab...or a pet shop, maybe the aliens use the humans as pets like in that amazing movie "fantastic planet".

Ruhina
May 12, 2010, 04:05 AM
I think us humans will end up as "specimens" at first and be experimented upon (like chopped apart to see what our organs are, how long we can survive without oxygen, how far we can jump etc. etc.)

Also I kind of think the moustache guy did the right thing. The group has been threatened the moment they appeared and the Gantzers have performed pathetically against the aliens. So being unimpressed with his minions, he decided to punish them. Although some, like Kei did well, the rest were just fodder serving as distraction.

There is also the aspect where they might have learned "the common language" the Vampires talked about in Osaka. Could be what the aliens are speaking, which is where they'll pump him on information (how many ships do you have? what weapons do you have etc. etc.)

Damura
May 12, 2010, 07:01 AM
"common language"? You mean when the Vampires spoke with the aliens in Japanese?
[hr]

I agree with shion-izumi, the reason why oku didn't use vampires anymore. Since vampire has running along the whole world (twilight, etc) and since gantz has been admitted by International, and they want to make its live action.

>whole world (twilight, etc)

Nah just the female half of the Western world, really. I doubt vampire's are as popular as they seem to be at the moment outside of the U.S., U.K etc.

Folly
May 12, 2010, 11:55 AM
Too many naked guys lately...I'm betting the next chapter will be about Tae's experiences on the ship, finally discovering what the aliens are doing with the humans they take alive. I'm hoping they are stripping down the females and probing them~

SuperShuter
May 12, 2010, 06:55 PM
The art in this phase weve been getting is worth twice the wait for a chapter of bleach or some weekley manga. Its better that way especially when people will be reading a completed gantz, the quality shows that much more.

wasabi
May 12, 2010, 09:10 PM
^

Lol I don't think so. Kei could have got to Tae much sooner if those dickheads hadn't transferred him randomly back to Tokyo. If he DOES save Tae, he's going to hate waiting for the next mission. How can he ensure Tae's safety if he keeps leaving every hour to defend humanity?

I didn't say he'd be happy about it. but I don't see much choice in the matter. storming the mother ship alone is suicide. he might not like it, but he's going to have to come to terms with the fact that he needs them. every mission he gets sent on is one more opportunity to search for her.

WickedNeko
May 13, 2010, 12:36 AM
I wonder if "non-Gantz" humanity will have an opportunity to strike back against the aliens. I know that, in the beginning of katastrophe, alien spaceships took out New York City and a single carrier group. But US still has many more carrier groups, not to mention nuclear weapons. And I can't believe that author will ignore the might of "non-Gantzer" military force (even if it all ends up being futile) across the globe, since author has repeatedly shown normal police / military force engaging aliens in the past arcs.

mcd693
May 13, 2010, 01:31 AM
Too many naked guys lately...I'm betting the next chapter will be about Tae's experiences on the ship, finally discovering what the aliens are doing with the humans they take alive. I'm hoping they are stripping down the females and probing them~

If I had to guess or if anyone would be willing to place a wager I would agree with the probing. For some reason my immediate thought is that the aliens will treat humans 10x worse than the gantzers are treating their hostage.

-->Did anyone else notice that there was a gantz ball for every, "leader" that was present for the information building op? It brings up many questions as to why these, "leaders" have gantz ball(s). Why not simply have one ball? It makes me think that they were rewarded a ball for some kind of duty or purpose which we have yet to see. I wouldn't jump to any conclusions like the ball being a 100 point upgrade based on the tech leader's seemingly useless fighting abilities.

-->I found the chapter predictable. We all knew that there was going to be somekind of search for tae and that there would be long emotional pauses. I have to admit I lol'd pretty hard when tae's mom died. Not because Im a masochist, but because she says this inspiring speech about how they're going to live and then dies like a slide later. I just found it pretty ironic.

-->Prediction: Duh, Kei1 is gonna get on the ship. I think that Kei1 will first go on a rampage and let off some steam... this will gain the attention of fellow gantzers and he'll create a lil mob of gantzers to which he'll be the leader. He'll then either bump into mustache man and push for another Op or hi-jack a flying vehicle. Voila, on the ship.

--> I hope that Oku pulls a Gears of war and destroys tae before giving her back to kei1. (this really is because im a masochist) The reason being is that she's clearly been captured and there is undoubtedly going to be a long series of events which will unfold which translates directly to time thats going to pass until kei gets on that ship. How long does it take to, "process" a human being for WHATEVER purpose the aliens have? I mean, the Germans processed a lot of humans and they didn't have alien technology... This is another point that im going to touch on. I couldn't help but notice the similarity between video footage/pictures of the holocaust and the scene created by Oku. Even the reference by Tae's mom made me think of the holocaust. It should be interesting to see what happens to tae, but based on logic she SHOULD die within the next two chapters. *crosses fingers*

Damura
May 13, 2010, 02:04 AM
I didn't say he'd be happy about it. but I don't see much choice in the matter. storming the mother ship alone is suicide. he might not like it, but he's going to have to come to terms with the fact that he needs them. every mission he gets sent on is one more opportunity to search for her.

Oh that's what you mean. I just assumed Kei would storm the mothership on his own, and survive. With Tae. And Ryou! who is bound to show up sometime!

wasabi
May 13, 2010, 10:21 AM
what's going on wih kato's little brother. are we to assume he's safe somewhere?

Damura
May 13, 2010, 10:29 AM
^

He's where ever Katou left him. That said, Katou's not the smartest character around... at least he wasn't in the beginning of the manga. He may have undergone some changes over the years.

Sollum
May 13, 2010, 11:52 AM
Just a thought for men:

Have you seen that alien THING?
Now... did anyone of you ever had a strange dream where you where eaten by womans ... ? I think those dreams are coming true.... Scary version of them...


P.S. i think my post does not go against Gantz policy, since we have a lot of pornography in Gantz already

tpspoons
May 13, 2010, 02:44 PM
This is the best chapter for quite a while. Really intense.

Cru
May 13, 2010, 03:34 PM
Ooooh.. I can't wait to see mustache guy's head asploded! :mad

Charlie
May 13, 2010, 04:59 PM
Doubtful. Who are they going to align with? One or two Gantzers? They aren't united and the 'leaders' could be anywhere in the world.
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You do have a point there, there are no "known" Gantz, organization. I was thinking more in line with the Vamps not wanting to be taken over or have their food chain be destroyed, team up with the Gantzers. To destroy the common enemy, etc.

However thinking back now, the "leaders" seem to have things in control in-term's of force.
As demonstrated by the use of the Oka suit.




what's going on wih kato's little brother. are we to assume he's safe somewhere?

I don't know, we did have Tae survive somehow so It should be possible. For now, I'm going to believe he is dead until its confirmed. :tem


Just a thought for men:

Have you seen that alien THING?


His "thing" was strange alright, it did make wonder, to be perfectly honest as a "man" human male, how they possibly use that "thing". :tem :p

Ruhina
May 13, 2010, 05:18 PM
Just a thought for men:

Have you seen that alien THING?
Now... did anyone of you ever had a strange dream where you where eaten by womans ... ? I think those dreams are coming true.... Scary version of them...


P.S. i think my post does not go against Gantz policy, since we have a lot of pornography in Gantz already

Hey! The poor fellow could simply be suffering from a severe case of condyloma!!! The drummer in the band "Europe" mentioned that one time his "member" looked like a cauliflower!

gnut
May 13, 2010, 05:32 PM
hey,doesn't gantz already have control of the vampires?remember the last time we seen them they were living the room also.
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also,you guys think the guy is weird,what about the chicks wow.remember they have four eyes,imagine the possibilities!

Charlie
May 13, 2010, 05:42 PM
hey,doesn't gantz already have control of the vampires?remember the last time we seen them they were living the room also.



some of us here believe that since being freed, the Vampires are no longer under control of the Gantz/ technology. Hence, they have not been recalled to the current battle like everyone else who has been freed.

This hinting at their nano technology possibly doing something so they couldn't be called back. But nothing is proven because we don't know for sure.

So this is just a theory based on some of the discussion we've had about the Vamps in general, applied to them being MIA in the current mission, etc.

Damura
May 13, 2010, 08:10 PM
^

It's possible but there is also the fact that Nishi hasn't shown up yet.
[hr]

I don't know, we did have Tae survive somehow so It should be possible. For now, I'm going to believe he is dead until its confirmed. :tem

On that note I wonder just how long Tae's mom(?) was hiding among those corpses... Sounds like the worst place to hide to me.

getiton
May 13, 2010, 08:35 PM
I wonder if "non-Gantz" humanity will have an opportunity to strike back against the aliens. I know that, in the beginning of katastrophe, alien spaceships took out New York City and a single carrier group. But US still has many more carrier groups, not to mention nuclear weapons. And I can't believe that author will ignore the might of "non-Gantzer" military force (even if it all ends up being futile) across the globe, since author has repeatedly shown normal police / military force engaging aliens in the past arcs.

the only one with a chance, are the gamblers!
they place bets? on such stuff? they must have some protection aswell!
PERHAPS THE VAMPIRES WORK FOR THEM!? that's why we aren't able to see them?! anybody thought why do the vampire look rich?
HMM...

cassaruby
May 13, 2010, 08:53 PM
HS & KB are still gantzers, no reason they'd be let go.
Sebastian has a pretty great chance... he could prolly bust in and waste the gamblers.

Charlie
May 13, 2010, 09:05 PM
^

It's possible but there is also the fact that Nishi hasn't shown up yet.


You know, I wonder what Nishi is planing staying cloaked this whole time. Researching? Gathering info? Do you think he could of gotten close to the leaders, while cloaked?



On that note I wonder just how long Tae's mom(?) was hiding among those corpses... Sounds like the worst place to hide to me.

The firs thing I would of done, was hide under ground. Seems like the safest place to me. Tae's mom probably felt safe there in the pile of dead bodies, thinking it was a safe place in that panicked state.

Castriota
May 13, 2010, 10:04 PM
i wonder how kurono is gonna manage a little rescue to get tae back. its not like he can ask those guys to be teleported or whatever to the ship since those gantz creators seem to have their own agenda.

Damura
May 14, 2010, 07:37 AM
You know, I wonder what Nishi is planing staying cloaked this whole time. Researching? Gathering info? Do you think he could of gotten close to the leaders, while cloaked?

I think we are going to see Nishi do some pretty violent shit. Although he has had connections to other Gantzer's via the internet he obviously hasn't made too many plans to meet up with them. He probably just wants to watch the world suffer. Nishi has no inhibitions now. Nothing can stop him from indulging in his sadistic sexual fantasies. God help any small furry animals that cross Nishi's path today.

Asahina
May 14, 2010, 09:40 AM
Huh? a new chapter came out?
OMG, I'm gonna read it!!!!

Nishi shows up in this chapter? Can't wait!!!
I'll post my prediction laterz. ^.^

Charlie
May 14, 2010, 05:52 PM
Huh? a new chapter came out?
OMG, I'm gonna read it!!!!

Nishi shows up in this chapter? Can't wait!!!
I'll post my prediction laterz. ^.^

Sorry Asahina,

The current chapter is 318, and no Nishi is missing. He hasn't shown up.
So, we were discussing what he was doing or might be planing to do.
If anything, more like chapter prediction or ideas as to what and where, etc. ^^

Sorry for the confusion.

WickedNeko
May 14, 2010, 10:06 PM
^

On that note I wonder just how long Tae's mom(?) was hiding among those corpses... Sounds like the worst place to hide to me.

Just a trivia knowledge, but it's actually a relatively common tactic to survive in a massacre, to hide as a dead body among corpses.

chiciri
May 14, 2010, 11:21 PM
somehow i have a feeling that oku might pull an alien sex scene somewhere in the future..

Charlie
May 14, 2010, 11:27 PM
somehow i have a feeling that oku might pull an alien sex scene somewhere in the future..

Well that won't be going too far off from what Oku sensei has pulled of thus far.

We've even have a prime Osakn candidate that I'd bet would be willing to be

an experiment in that feat.

Damura
May 15, 2010, 07:05 AM
Just a trivia knowledge, but it's actually a relatively common tactic to survive in a massacre, to hide as a dead body among corpses.

I was thinking in terms of the smell, rather than survival.

El Samurai Guapo
May 16, 2010, 06:38 PM
Why the hell didn't Kei grab on to the damn gate instead of reaching for Tae's hand?

Also, I wonder how fast he was running in this chapter with the aid of the gantz suit. That damn suit never fails to amaze me....I wish I had a gantz suit.

BrazilianGantzer
May 17, 2010, 08:58 AM
Why the hell didn't Kei grab on to the damn gate instead of reaching for Tae's hand?

Also, I wonder how fast he was running in this chapter with the aid of the gantz suit. That damn suit never fails to amaze me....I wish I had a gantz suit.

We have seen instances when the Gantz Suit helped the Gantzers run faster than a normal person could. It's seen a lot during the Buddha mission.

topkomputer
May 17, 2010, 06:02 PM
Another boring chapter, but I guess the ending will involve Tae and Kurono, seeing from this chapter.

Damura
May 17, 2010, 07:33 PM
^

Not if Tae dies in a couple of seconds, or Kei fails to break inside and rescue her.

mcd693
May 17, 2010, 07:56 PM
I hope the aliens mess Tae up. Like stick tubes and shit in her that cannot be removed or stick a baby in her. Would that be too much drama?

El Samurai Guapo
May 17, 2010, 08:34 PM
We have seen instances when the Gantz Suit helped the Gantzers run faster than a normal person could. It's seen a lot during the Buddha mission.

Yes I know that, what I said was that I wonder how fast Kei was running at that point in this chapter.

Damura
May 18, 2010, 08:29 AM
I hope the aliens mess Tae up. Like stick tubes and shit in her that cannot be removed or stick a baby in her. Would that be too much drama?

If they're anything like humans... well... I'm just saying. Humans have in the past, on occasion, attempted to rape small mammals. Just saying. It's more common than you might think.

Ruhina
May 19, 2010, 04:34 AM
I just had the worst prediction ever. Have any of you guys played Prey?

Imagine Kei fighting himself into the ship where Tae is and then...

"Kei-chan? Kei-chan!!"
"Tae!!! Where are you?"
"Kei-chan! I can't feel my legs! I'm so scared! Kei-chan!"

(If you have played Prey you should get the reference... If not, I won't spoil it for you).

Damura
May 19, 2010, 08:30 AM
Are her legs perhaps, like, missing?

BrazilianGantzer
May 19, 2010, 07:44 PM
I just had the worst prediction ever. Have any of you guys played Prey?

Imagine Kei fighting himself into the ship where Tae is and then...

"Kei-chan? Kei-chan!!"
"Tae!!! Where are you?"
"Kei-chan! I can't feel my legs! I'm so scared! Kei-chan!"

(If you have played Prey you should get the reference... If not, I won't spoil it for you).

I have played Prey and I think that I would love to see a scene similar like that in Gantz! It would, certainly, be one of the most interesting, yet heart-wrenching (for Tae fans) endings.

EDIT: and no, Damura. They aren't missing....not exactly....

gantz8213
May 20, 2010, 09:35 PM
For everyone wondering what they are talking about (and don't mind getting spoiled) watch this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyAww7WnynA&feature=related

May be slightly spoilerish but not enough to need to be under spoiler (only spoiler to Prey, and not that bad even then):

Also, i feel that it would be a awesome ending if Kei had to do what Tommy did to Jen....though i feel if they go anything like turning her against Kei would just be to far as it will feel cliche...but having him pop a cap in her to put her down...umm out of her misery....would be great. I really hate Tea...she is so annoying and not near as attractive as any of the Gantzer chicks and has no insightful or helpful things to the plot...only slows it done by making Kei have flashbacks every chapter.

cassaruby
May 20, 2010, 10:33 PM
Tae reminds me of my wife, you guys are mean.

craziii
May 20, 2010, 10:53 PM
tae getting captured made it personal for kei. this is nice for added drama.

nouvomx
May 21, 2010, 06:14 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_fdv5MnklVFE/SwRs2S1M6JI/AAAAAAAAEKM/cCZGtUv8v6E/s1600/09.jpg

---> she's the actress that would play Tae btw :)

But you know what? Its not that I favor tae, but; I think that's what Oku is trying to tell us. Before Kei was into girls with huge jogs/idol like face/ basically a headturner. But Tae is just the total opposite. Kei doesn't care about anything before, he actually hates the world. That's how he was describe in the first part of the manga. He practically beg his family to move out on his own, because he doesn't want anything to do with his family. That's the type of guy Kei is before having Tae.

Tae being the total opposite of what Kei wanted in a girl, gave Kei substance as an individual but more of having something to fight for. He lost his competitive spirit before, but Tae released Kei's potential. That's why were seeing 100% Kuruno Awesomeness.

I'm not sure if Tae already served her purpose. But wouldn't be revenge, different somewhat than protecting someone, can be also a driving force for Kei releasing his other dormant potential if there's anything left.

topkomputer
May 21, 2010, 10:03 AM
I still believe kei falls in love with Tae after he had sex with her. He is that kind of guy. About how he changed are not also affected by Tae presence but also how he felt after all his friends died in budha mission and how that small alien chasing him into his school. What I said that the experience make him becoming how he is now. Tae certainly has great influence too. But I prefer Katou that changed Kei's personality. Like he said to his friends, that he is following after Katou's personality as a leader and protector for his teammates.

requiem46
May 21, 2010, 02:58 PM
Well, after the mission he did threatened the gantz guy while giving a list of people he wanted to be brought back that included the tomb raider girl, but you do have a point

nouvomx
May 22, 2010, 02:17 AM
I guess my post was deleted, oh well posting again, without the 'b' word this time (if that's the reason of deleting the post

@topkomputer
Kurono had sex with tombraider girl but did kei fall in love?

@requiem46
glad you somewhat agree with me on some extent

xi0
May 22, 2010, 05:57 AM
I guess my post was deleted, oh well posting again, without the 'b' word this time (if that's the reason of deleting the post

@topkomputer
Kurono had sex with tombraider girl but did kei fall in love?

@requiem46
glad you somewhat agree with me on some extent

It wasn't just the word. Gantz is a very violent and at times, vulgar manga. However, I think it can be discussed in a non-vulgar way. That's all.

And Kei's encounter with Sakuraoka was when he was still a very immature and apathetic type of person. I think he told her that he wasn't with her because he liked her, but because he felt she'd let him. Though later in the mission she did pretty much ask Kurono out, and he didn't refuse...but it looks like we'll never know obviously.

And I don't get the Tae hate at all really. She's not a Gantzer, thus she's sort of helpless...don't you think running around and screaming is something to be expected of her? I think she was introduced as a nice change of pace to Kishimoto, who despite being a Gantzer was pretty useless herself.

cassaruby
May 22, 2010, 10:39 AM
Kishimoto just never grew, she was a slow learner. She was probably always doomed, but I'd always love to see Kurono, Katou & Kishimoto together again.

GPZrag
May 22, 2010, 04:41 PM
It wasn't just the word. Gantz is a very violent and at times, vulgar manga. However, I think it can be discussed in a non-vulgar way. That's all.

And Kei's encounter with Sakuraoka was when he was still a very immature and apathetic type of person. I think he told her that he wasn't with her because he liked her, but because he felt she'd let him. Though later in the mission she did pretty much ask Kurono out, and he didn't refuse...but it looks like we'll never know obviously.

And I don't get the Tae hate at all really. She's not a Gantzer, thus she's sort of helpless...don't you think running around and screaming is something to be expected of her? I think she was introduced as a nice change of pace to Kishimoto, who despite being a Gantzer was pretty useless herself.
The reason many people hate Tae, is because she is, besides of being useless, weak, flat chested and worthless. Nobody really sees her value :)

El Samurai Guapo
May 22, 2010, 07:10 PM
The reason many people hate Tae, is because she is, besides of being useless, weak, flat chested and worthless. Nobody really sees her value :)

She's not supposed to have any value to us readers. She's not a gantzer, as others have pointed out, so she doesn't really do anything exciting. Tae is valuable to Kei, the main character, though.

nouvomx
May 22, 2010, 08:59 PM
@xio
all good. I was actually making a point on topkomputer's post. Particularly this one


I still believe kei falls in love with Tae after he had sex with her. He is that kind of guy.

I'm just saying just because he had sex with a girl, doesn't mean he automatically falls in love. That's why I cited Kuruno's "get it on" action with Sakuraoka :)

Damura
May 22, 2010, 09:47 PM
The reason many people hate Tae, is because she is, besides of being useless, weak, flat chested and worthless. Nobody really sees her value :)

I like Tae... way more than Kishimoto or Reika. I'm sure many other people like her as well.

Kozar927
May 22, 2010, 10:04 PM
The reason many people hate Tae, is because she is, besides of being useless, weak, flat chested and worthless. Nobody really sees her value :)

If you view people in such simplistic terms I feel very bad for you. how sad to judge someones worth on if their a weak fighter or if their flat chested. Thank god Kei is at lest a little humane because of tae

DawgX
May 22, 2010, 10:42 PM
I like Tae. There aint nothin wrong with her. Shes kinda like...the most human character in Gantz.

Damura
May 23, 2010, 01:23 AM
I like Tae. There aint nothin wrong with her. Shes kinda like...the most human character in Gantz.

She's certainly different to any other character we've seen in Gantz before. Oku has spent a lot of time revealing humanity's darker side. The violent types, the cowards, abusive parents and even plain old psychopaths. School students especially are hollow and selfish. I remember Kei's friends betraying him just so they could slightly improve their lot. Tae and Katou are the only people with a real sense of honor and dignity. Everyone else is... human.

xi0
May 23, 2010, 10:50 AM
I think you can put Kurono in the category along with Tae and Katou. I think Suzuki could fall into that category too. I would have said the same about Reika, but it's obvious now that she's an incredibly selfish person.

mcd693
May 23, 2010, 04:00 PM
But Tae is not all that entertaining... She doesn't fight, not much to look at, and her actions are almost more than predictable. It makes perfect sense that most readers don't like seeing her throughout a chapter because they know that her slide will be her, 'epic failing' and everyone else providing the action. Most Gantz fans enjoy the carnage and the sight of a painfully normal character can be frustrating at times.

You have to ask yourself... which would you prefer to look at/read... 1) watching mustache man crack heads? or 2) Tae having a moment with her mother cowering then getting snatched up by some kind of bug alien(anyone else think that this alien looked similar to the bug aliens in halo 3?) Albeit both are needed to have a good story but i sympathize with fans when her menial existence is elongated over an entire chapter. I personally feel like her appearances in the manga are a waste of my time.

cassaruby
May 23, 2010, 07:21 PM
if mustache man cracks too many heads it'll probably get old. I liked reading Hen... the dating elements switch it up. at this stage in the game it's nice to see some people you can still relate to. it's all about the balance to keep it fresh.

Damura
May 24, 2010, 06:33 AM
I think you can put Kurono in the category along with Tae and Katou. I think Suzuki could fall into that category too. I would have said the same about Reika, but it's obvious now that she's an incredibly selfish person.

Nah. Suzuki and Kurono have no problem killing things. They aren't as pure as Tae and Katou, not really.

BrazilianGantzer
May 24, 2010, 08:46 AM
I think that it's normal for anything to become old after a while. Whether that be Tae weeping in fear in the alien ship or Moustachio slapping aliens back and forth, both will get boring eventually.

I don't think that's a problem, though: Oku generally mixes up things and keeps the story unexpected for the reader. I'm still wondering what the next chapter will focus on, though. :blink

craziii
May 30, 2010, 02:14 AM
I think you can put Kurono in the category along with Tae and Katou. I think Suzuki could fall into that category too. I would have said the same about Reika, but it's obvious now that she's an incredibly selfish person.

I don't think it is about being selfish. she just could not take it anymore. it was border line desperation. She needs kei before the world coming to an end! if only everyone in the world gets what they need before they meet their end in the real world, would be very nice.

edit: if those "leaders" have control over those balls, why can't they just revive strong gantzers from the memory bank and have unlimited amount of soldiers at their disposal? weird.

xi0
May 30, 2010, 02:51 AM
No, IMO it is selfish. She chose to create another Kurono because she couldn't get her way. I don't care if it's the end of the world or not, the Kurono she made had feelings for Tae, not her. The fact that she has to know that "her" Kurono is settling for her and she doesn't care only shows how much more pathetic she is.

Damura
May 30, 2010, 03:52 AM
^

Agreed. It was selfish and she knows it! Couldn't look the rest of the team in the eye.

xi0
May 30, 2010, 04:06 AM
^

Agreed. It was selfish and she knows it! Couldn't look the rest of the team in the eye.

Exactly. Shame doesn't come from nothing.

craziii
May 31, 2010, 11:22 AM
I guess what I am trying to say is that, it is the end of the world, it is ok to be sefish? imo. and also, where did you guys get the idea that the 2nd kei is settling?

xi0
May 31, 2010, 06:37 PM
Because 2nd Kei is in love with Tae, but realizes he can't be with her. Admittedly, settling for Reika isn't a horrible thing, but it's still settling.

Xerous
June 07, 2010, 06:40 AM
it's not her fault gantz choose her biggest desire without her consent.

xi0
June 07, 2010, 07:30 AM
it's not her fault gantz choose her biggest desire without her consent.

That's not known for sure...Reika could have refused if she had any integrity.

GAT-X252
June 07, 2010, 08:00 AM
Actually, it has been already confirmed several times in the summaries from the last chapters that Reika "revived" Kurono on purpose.