Posted by psgels on 5 November 2012 with categories: Hunter X Hunter

YES! YES! YES! OH GOD YES! It has begun! That one phone text is something I have been eagerly anticipating for more than a year now. The scene where Hisoka sent his message was the point where the original 1999 series ended, and this episode showed the first bits of what would continue in the OVA: the very best parts. Why it’s the best part will become clear in a few weeks, but oh god. This episode was so chockful of hints for that it’s unbelievable.

I am not going to mention these hints for spoilers’ sake. Let me just say that seeing the fortunes read for every spider member is amazing when you know what’s going to happen. Holy crap, I just cannot wait for this.

Also, I want to rain praises at the spider troupe for one more thing: they’re cautious. Most evil organizations glorify death or something like that: they take risks way too easily and they don’t have any value for human life. Here however, it’s more complex than that: some members are valueable and therefore cannot be permitted to die. Some members have a very strong bond together. This whole rope-tagging alone made this episode more than worth it. I just cannot think of any other evil shounen organization that comes even close to how well thought out these guys are.
Rating: 6/8 (Awesome)

16 Responses

  1. Bunny says:

    I really just want the boob girl to survive! :(

  2. perrin4869 says:

    If I want to know what happens next, I can just pick up the first OVA? I’ve only seen this new anime up to this point. Just checking if there will be discontinuity issues.

    • psgels psgels says:

      Yeah, you can basically watch the OVA. The storylines have been pretty much the same. I’d say that this one included a few more background scenes, but apart from that you won’t have any problems.

    • Apore says:

      The 1999 ended here, but rest assured, this one won’t. The reason it ended was because it caught up with the manga, so they couldn’t animate any more material.

    • perrin4869 says:

      The OVA was so addictive, I watched it all in one go…

  3. Frog says:

    I am so confused by the blurred picture of Saki and Satoru in this post.

  4. JaK says:

    the manga has been in a hiatus for quite some time too again~ so the anime will be ending soon enough when it runs out of the material

    • Darknives says:

      nope, for your understanding, it would be similar as if Naruto would only be adapted to anime starting now, they would have so much material, that they would take a long time to run out and probably wouldn’t because the manga would end first.

      Even if the author has health problems and is always sick, putting Hunter X in hiatus, it’s still a long time coming before we nedd to think about that

      • JaK says:

        xD i have read upto the chimera ant arc actually after which i dropped it completely since the art became shit , if he cant draw hxh anymore he should end it why the long 1 year hiatus :\ he comes back for 2 months and goes on a hiatus for 1 year

        • Tan-Tan says:

          I guess this has to be said many times: but if you’re reading from scans, the art is really shitty. The mangaka swore to rewrote each chapter when they release it in volume. He’s just rushing it now because of deadlines.

          I’m a bit peeved at this comment though because…well, it’s a really great manga. Rather than criticize the author for coming back to a great series because his art has gone bad, you should be glad that something awesome may just reach its conclusion.

          And the most recent hiatus is because of the HxH movie in 2013. The mangaka wrote it himself.

  5. Tomtom says:

    I really hope we get a full adaptation of all the current source material available. That would basically mean three major story arcs, following the Yorkshin events (the shortish greed island arc, the very long chimaera ant arc and the shortish election arc). What would be TRULY good news though, is the announcement of new chapters -_-

  6. Saigo says:

    fucking togashi, if a anime aire almost 13 years after the first time, is without material.

    He is a lazy bastard, stop playing dragon quest.

    • Apore says:

      He’s the first lazy Japanese author.. All of them are really consistent and rarely take breaks, even if they were VERY famous (e.g. One Piece)
      But this guy.. He is careless bastard! He was spotted selling doujinshi recently! (btw his doujinshis’ are very very rare)

  7. Bunny says:

    Possibilities of this becoming another long running shonen?

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  • Ebod
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 08:22 PM)
    V for Vendetta for me has always been a more “literary” work than Watchmen, but Watchmen is spectacular because it’s a story that can only be told in full scope in the comic format. While I feel like many major themes and events from V for Vendetta could easily be adapted into, say, novel format, the same could not be said of Watchmen. Also, the racist whitewashing Hollywood does of Asian characters really has to stop.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 06:30 AM)
    Watchmen was deemed ‘unadaptable’ for about thirty years, so just getting what Snyder got out of the material is a huge success; it is said that what he did was to write a book version of Ingmar’s Holy Mountain. Watchmen is the only graphic novel to ever win a Hugo award and is easily the most intricate and multilayered Alan Moore comic, so it’s no surprise that it continues to top ‘best comics of all time’ charts to this day.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 06:20 AM)
    I beg to differ. Doctor Manhatten is the most intriguing character of Watchmen and the comic is a giant in ,not only in the comic world, but the history of literature itself. It is a deconstruction of superheros and Dr. M shows how afraid the world would really be when faced with a ‘superman’ and how a creature in such a higher realm of time and perception would show apathy toward humans and their foolish struggles.
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    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 06:15 AM)
    GitS just won’t work. Maybe in a world before the Matrix, but not now with so many elements of it borrowed liberally by so many franchises in various mediums. Scarlet Johansson is decent in roles that fit her. She was enjoyable in Lost In Translation, but race aside she has nothing in common with Kusanagi. This is a travesty and the franchise is dear to me so it especially burns my ass.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 06:10 AM)
    While I am no fan of man of steel, Nolan and Snyder, just about anyone would have a hard time taking a difficult character like superman and making him work on screen.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 06:08 AM)
    Apart from Veidt and Rorshach I could never get into the characters all that much in watchmen. I also found the film overly long and mediocre acted for the larger part. But to each there own. For Alan moores works I always preferred his Miracleman, swamp thing, V for Vendetta stories.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 06:06 AM)
    Nolan can produce the action plus personal and dark story that Alita would need, and he also brings talent such as composer Hans Zimmer and Cinematographer Sally Pfister to the table. Him and Snyder have too much combined integrity to make a mockery out of Alita like Spielberg did with the GitS license.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 06:03 AM)
    Well Snyder has respect for his source materials and that is key in anime-to-film adaptations. Hell I’m a big Watchmen fan and I thought his version was (almost painfully) close to the comic. You’re not going to get that anywhere else in Hollywood. Also the combination of Nolan/Snyder is quite different than them individually.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 05:34 AM)
    And directed it as a co-production with America, using a Japanese cast.
    Yeah…this is impossible…
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    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 05:32 AM)
    The only way a live action ghost in the shell film would work is if Mamoru oshii directed it.

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