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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  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 07:37 PM)
    I will agree that the tsundre archtype should have been Rin and not Kugimiya pseudo-lolita’s, far less irritating, less of a love/hate thing for me. That said I don’t care all that much for finding the personalities of fiction characters all that attractive, it tends to be the character designs, more often I end up wanting to black eye most tsundere characters, actually alot of characters.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 07:32 PM)
    And I also read that “realistic tsundere manga” I believe I mentioned it a few times on here, I never really got into reading it, can’t really remember the title.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 07:30 PM)
    I rather like Yuki Kaijura’s music for fate/zero, don’t care about kara no kyokai’s soundtrack, madoka or sword arts much.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 06:55 PM)
    @Gedata: God they didn’t even research it correctly.
    In regards to clannad theres an example of one which I retrospectively am more critical of and find the drama remarkably silly in parts.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 06:38 PM)
    @gedata: For my own sanity after a while I began skimming episodes and following flawfinders posts here and there.
    @Vincent: Must rewatch that one and flags of our fathers sometime, need to get round to soldier of orange also.
  • Vincent
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 10:01 AM)
    Watched Letters from Iwo Jima again. Ken Watanabe is a great actor.
  • gedata
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 09:32 AM)
    Note that it’s not just regular AIDS, which is definitely treatable if caught early, it’s some dtug resistant SUPERAIDS that the character in question got from a blood transfusion soon after being born
  • gedata
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 09:29 AM)
    It’s not that the disease being AIDS is really all that important. You could even replace with anything, even Sudden Moe Death Syndrome from Clannad and the emotional impact would still be as blunt and forced.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 07:02 AM)
    Oh for fucks sake sword art? You put HIV drama into your show?
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 06:57 AM)
    Pretty much looking forward to the next two episodes and hope it gets more seasons too.
    I also liked how bleak it was.

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