Posted 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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  • moshokosho
    (Saturday, Apr 19. 2014 02:03 PM)
    still feeling bitter about captain earth, had been hoping for a Eureka 7, Bounen no Xamd style anime richly told
  • moshokosho
    (Saturday, Apr 19. 2014 02:02 PM)
    mushishi and ping pong are the only ones worth watching this season unless you don’t have anything better to do
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Apr 19. 2014 01:18 PM)
    And the angst. Oh god the angst.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Apr 19. 2014 01:17 PM)
    That said, Mari needs a choke chain and the card game itself seems to have no real logic or strategy to it. For one bitch idols avatar ability is ridiculously overpowered. She can boost her avatar and yet destroy her opponents deck at the same time. There’s no real way to counter this. Basically despite this being about a card game we still have no idea how this game is actually played.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Apr 19. 2014 01:12 PM)
    And Idol girl number 2 seems inexpressive and has a card persona which is overly exprssive.
    When you look at it these card persona are how these characters wish to be seen by other people. Intruging considering the main characters card is dumb and childish, suggesting that she a good bit smarter than she lets on.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Apr 19. 2014 01:07 PM)
    Hmmm…Wicross does have something interesting going on with it’s avatar personalities.
    We have incest chick who is straightforward and not very smart with a card persona that is more like a wise older woman. Library girl who is shy and self deprecating has a card persona who is encouraging and friendly. Bitch idol is overly expressive and judges people poorly has a card persona who is inexpressive and can see peoples faults and weaknesses with pinpoint accuracy.
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    (Saturday, Apr 19. 2014 08:53 AM)
    I’ve seen Robot artbooks in the bookstores all the time, but never bought one.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Apr 19. 2014 08:51 AM)
    I think with robot I grabbed random chapters of it and did it that way as is the case with me and episodic stuff.
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    (Saturday, Apr 19. 2014 08:48 AM)
    *here
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    (Saturday, Apr 19. 2014 08:48 AM)
    @Bagel: Didn’t know anyone else on hear read robot. Been so very long since I did so…but I never read his bit…

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