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Weakness
Gantz 05x06 -052- chapter cover
Chapter Information
Chapter 52
Page length 18 pages
Release date February 19, 2002 (tankōbon format)
Arc Tanaka Alien Mission Arc
Chapter Guide
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Weakness (弱点, Jakuten) is the 52nd chapter of the Gantz manga, written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku.

Cover PageEdit

We again see Kei Kishimoto on the cover this time she is seen wearing Gantz suit pants with a holster loaded with an X-gun attached to it, a small bikini top with Gantz imprinted on it several times and a loosened blouse. She is making a shooting gesture with both arms outstretched while wearing a fierce stare on her face.

SynopsisEdit

The chapter begins with Masaru Kato on his knees, shouting Kei Kurono's name into the sky due to the latter being taken high into the air by the Tanaka Aliens' Boss. With him also is Kei Kishimoto and Tetsuo Nemoto.

We then see Kurono being taken higher and higher into the air by the Tanaka Alien, held in its talons by his left arm. The alien then attempts to bite his head off, but Kurono manages to dodge the attack and takes his X-Gun out in preparation for a counter-attack. Before he is able to do so, however, the Tanaka Alien grabs his right leg also, possibly in an attempt to rip him in half. Kurono brings the gun up to the aliens lower jaw but then decides to tuck it back into his pants, opting instead for grabbing the aliens respirator, positioned in the alien's mouth, and yanking it forward. This causes it to explode into a plume of cloudy gas when the Tanaka Boss bites down, and in its panic, the alien drops Kurono, who on the fall down, finally shoots the Tanka Alien's Boss in the head, causing it to explode and finally killing the creature.

Kurono then lands hard on a tiled roof, and Masaru, Masanobu Hojo and Kishimoto come to investigate, the former asking if Kurono is alright. Kurono says yes as the headless corpse of the Tanaka Alien's Boss hits the ground, and the chapter ends with Kurono asking for help getting down from the roof.

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit

Arc NavigationEdit

Onion Alien Mission Arc Tanaka Alien Mission Arc Buddhist Temple Alien Mission Arc
Chapters
26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55
Episodes
5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14

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