|Page length||18 pages|
|Release date||May 19, 2004 (tankōbon format)|
|Arc||Dinosaur Alien Mission Arc|
Encouragement (鼓舞, Kobu) is the 149th chapter of the Gantz manga, written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku.
Kei Kurono is seen standing next to Yoshikazu Suzuki, wearing his regular clothes and holding an X-Gun, while Yoshikazu is seated on a Gantz Bike while wearing his Gantz Suit.
The chapter begins with Kei Kurono facing off against a T-rex Alien alone, while multiple other players hide in a shelter nearby tell him to run away. Hiroto Sakurai says that they should help him, but Kenzo Sakata simply states that nothing can be done, telling the rest to cover their eyes if they don't want to watch. Reika Shimohira says that he helped her to survive by telling her to wear her suit, but Kouki Inaba notes that he isn't wearing one himself.
Kurono is unphased, however. Shouting Tae Kojima's name, he states that he is immortal, and proceeds to evade all of the aliens attacks while blowing off pieces of its body, shooting off its jaws, tail and leg, the rest looking on in shock. Reika looks especially impressed, shouting his name as the T-rex Alien lies on the ground, fatally wounded. The chapter ends with it preparing to shoot a fireball, however, and Kurono running away in panic.
Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit
- Yoshikazu Suzuki (cover only)
- Kei Kurono
- Daizaemon Kaze
- T-rex Aliens
- Michael Combs
- Nathan Rich
- Bob Morris
- Sean Lewis
- Miki Oyama
- Hiroto Sakurai
- Kenzo Sakata
- Kouki Inaba
- Reika Shimohira
- Tae Kojima (mentioned)
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