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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    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 05:39 PM)
    Well well well….Death Billiards is getting a full anime. The short was a great and does have potentail. I like. I like a lot.
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    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 04:23 PM)
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    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 01:38 PM)
    @Trass, I can sort of understand that. Though as you likely noticed, psgels isn’t as active as he used to be. So rather than let this blog die a slow death it would be better to see something done with it. We ain’t prefect but well people improve over time.
  • Trass
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 12:47 PM)
    I came back here after a long while and saw how the blog is active again. I was really excited but then found out it’s not psgels who are writing the posts anymore… I’m happy but really sad at the same time ;w;
  • Bam
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 08:31 AM)
    *this time
  • Bam
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 08:28 AM)
    @K-off: it wasn’t the most visually impressive episode anyways, so it’s alright is time.
  • k-off
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 08:19 AM)
    @Bam I know you’re going to point it out, so yes, I know the screenshots aren’t very good…But it was very difficult for me to find a decent clip that wasn’t a spoiler in this episode.
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    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 06:42 AM)
    I’m shocked by the news that Jian Ghomeshi has been an evil rapist this entire time. I listened to his show for so long and he always seemed like such a teddy bear. Just shows that you can’t judge a book by its cover.

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