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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    (Monday, Jan 26. 2015 04:03 PM)
    @Raggers, it might have difficulty with a two cour run but a single cour I don’t really think so. Hell Mushi-shi has kept itself going with the same formula for two seasons. Hell girl for three seasons.
  • Raggers
    (Monday, Jan 26. 2015 11:26 AM)
    The problem with Death Parade is that its potential is (at least, appears to be) skin deep. At least I’m having trouble seeing it escalate beyond what we see on the surface, and I doubt new cases will be interesting enough to watch week in, week out.
  • MM
    (Sunday, Jan 25. 2015 06:31 PM)
    Hey. You should watch M3: The dark metal ;)
  • Nyangoro
    (Sunday, Jan 25. 2015 09:33 AM)
    But hey, a step in the right direction is still a step. And I’ll take it. I also like that we’ve learned both can go to the same place, instead of either or.
  • Nyangoro
    (Sunday, Jan 25. 2015 09:32 AM)
    Watched Death Parade’s third episode. Easily the best so far. Significantly better execution, felt a lot less forced. The weight of their situation actually added something to their story, giving the Queen Decim gimmick more purpose. That said, the game itself was still heavily underutilized beyond tangential connection to their living selves. And the setting still needs attention if we’re meant to care about it in and of itself.
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    (Sunday, Jan 25. 2015 07:32 AM)
    Regarding isuca’s female protagonist, whatever anyone or I thinks or not of her character or design/situations involving her its another case of me wanting to beat her to death with a baseball bat. Not a good sign…
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Jan 25. 2015 06:27 AM)
    *while the series took me a bit to get into
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Jan 25. 2015 06:15 AM)
    Despite the fairly rubbish turn, twist this last chapter of shinigami and 4 girlfriends took and while it took me a bit to get into and felt it could have been funnier, it doesn’t ruin the manga for me, but this could have if it had gone on been better than the world God only knows.
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    I really don’t know…don’t know why I bother checking out these bottom of the barrel LN style trash knowing I’ll hate them…
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    Oh Arms if only you could go back to your Genshiken, Elfen lied I”s days, you made three good anime.

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