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Close Combat
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Chapter Information
Chapter 197
Page length 17 pages
Release date July 19, 2005 (tankōbon format)
Arc Oni Alien Mission Arc
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Close Combat (接近勝負, Sekkin Shōbu) is the 197th chapter of the Gantz manga, written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku.

Cover PageEdit

Reika Shimohira is seen sitting down while smiling and leaning back slightly on one hand. She is wearing nothing but a pair of panties, Gantz suit boots and gloves and a small, cheetah print tank top, while she holds an X-Pistol in her right hand.

SynopsisEdit

Hiroto Sakurai is ambushed by the Fire Oni Alien Leader, who causes his Gantz Suit to malfunction by attacking its weak points with his fingers. The alien then begins producing flames while Hiroto uses his powers on the alien's brain, causing a blood vessel to burst. He is immediately killed afterwards, however, thinking of Tonkotsu in his final moments before the alien destroys him in an explosion of fire. Kenzo Sakata looks down at his charred remains and states that he will be joining him soon, and the alien tells him to throw down his weapons so that they can battle with only their powers. Kenzo complies but the alien soon realises that Hiroto stopped his legs and eyes from functioning, allowing Kenzo to kill the alien by crushing its heart with his powers, at which point the chapter ends.

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit

Arc NavigationEdit

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