Posted by psgels on 13 November 2012 with categories: Hunter X Hunter

Yes! It has finally started! It was just one sentence, but it has started, and… must… AVOID… posting… spoilers…

So… Hisoka this episode. Talk about cunning; this is just one of those cases in which these elaborate plans are entirely justified, because this was the perfect opportunity for him to keep the Troupe in one place that would allow him to fight Chrollo. It entirely depended on Chrollo being smart as well, which only gave him more reason to get excited.

On Kurapika’s side time was mostly spent to get throught he final bits of build-up for Gon and Killua. I won’t comment on what it’s building up for, but I do want to say that I loved Killua at the end of this episode. This is a bit of a short entry, I know, but we’re NEARLY at my favorite point of Hunter X Hunter!
Rating: 5.5/8 (Excellent)

4 Responses

  1. Frost says:

    Yeah HxH has been getting ridiculously good lately… Reminds me why I marathoned the original OVA

    You just dont see villains of this caliber in any other shounen out there, its nice for once having a cast full of intelligent characters

    Gotta say though Id love to see how well Hisoka would do vs Chrollo… I mean, Chrollo can fight a Zoldyk evenly, and I doubt Hisoka is nearly that strong (judging by what we see later in the Greed Island arc, particularly the volleyball game)

    Either way, I think I enjoy watching the troupe more than the main characters, LOL Gon might just be the least interesting character here actually, since he is the usual “act before you think/never give up/fighting for my friends” stereotype, and doesnt really bring anything new to the table

    • billish says:

      I personally think Hisoka could pretty much take down anyone else in the series, other than maybe a couple of the really heavy hitters. So far (and I’d say in the greedo island part you mention) we really haven’t got to see him fight anybody seriously. There’s at least one part in the manga were we see just how ridiculous his bungee gum can be. Let’s hope the anime gets there :)

    • Asuron says:

      In the volleyball game, Razor was just exceptionally strong and the game was built to accommodate his Nen abilities, giving him the advantage, which was the whole point, the volleyball game was designed to sweep strong opponents. Remember Nen isnt about strength, it’s about intelligence and Hisoka is one of the most intelligent characters in the series

  2. perrin4869 says:

    After getting the perspective from the OVA, I must say I enjoyed the voice acting and the color pallet there much much more. Especially Hisoka’s voice actor did a better job there.

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  • k-off
    (Saturday, Apr 30. 2016 03:42 AM)
    @Aidan People care about the product itself, but not about anything else related to it, like the quality or the uncertain development cycle. If they did, they wouldn’t put their money down. They’re initially so blinded by nostalgia that they don’t care either way about the rocky development cycle.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Apr 30. 2016 03:41 AM)
    @K-off, I haven’t touched a VN in a while myself. If you don’t count DanganRonpa.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Apr 30. 2016 03:38 AM)
    @K-off, That’s not it. When people put their money into something they really do give a crap. To some Kickstarter is like a game and they like interacting with other backers and see the number go up. Others truly want the product. The problem I say is that most the hype burns out by the time the product actually releases.
  • k-off
    (Saturday, Apr 30. 2016 03:36 AM)
    @Aidan But on the topic of VNs what are some newer ones that you recommend? I haven’t touched a VN since my first experience left a bad taste in my mouth.
  • k-off
    (Saturday, Apr 30. 2016 03:30 AM)
    @Aidan That’s the problem, as I’ve said, too much of Kickstarter is about churning out giant mounds of decent but undifferentiated products to be bought for pennies by people who don’t give a crap either way.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Apr 30. 2016 03:28 AM)
    On matter of Kickstarter I feel like Square is pulling an Inafune with FF15 with all these animes and movies before the games even out. They are trying to milk something that hasn’t even been established as good yet.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Apr 30. 2016 03:27 AM)
    Kickstarter is somewhat to blame for the uprising of just doing what was done before as nostalgia is the easiest method to net cash there. Otherwise it’s not so much a lack of creativity but rather putting out a safe cash grab with an established fanbase instead of a new IP.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Apr 30. 2016 03:23 AM)
    Speaking of which, Treasure. Where the fuck is that port of radiant slivergun and new game you promised for steam?
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Apr 30. 2016 03:22 AM)
    I have no problems with the Japanese putting ports to steam of old games as it means I have a means to play what I normally couldn’t. Even if the port is shit, a modder usualy comes along and fixes it. Then again my laptop can even run a shitty port well. After all I finished Arkham knight on PC with just one crash and a few moments of slowdown while moving at high speed.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Apr 30. 2016 03:20 AM)
    Hell the last of us got a ps4 remaster only one year after it’s first release.

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