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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    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 04:40 AM)
    Two soldiers or one, it doesn’t really matter
  • Eeelo
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 04:40 AM)
    I don’t mean to sound cynical, but that happens every few months. Politicians just yell stuff at whoever we’re supposed to hate right now, and we give money to the red cross or something. Nothing to fret over because two soldiers died, they die in attacks in the middle east every other day. Where is the coverage for them?
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    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 03:29 AM)
    @sonic: That just shows that they have budget issues and problems with asset management. Deen tends to hire a lot of commission contracts so the talen behind each work, and hence the quality, varies greatly.
  • sonicsenryaku
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 03:06 AM)
    Deen’s art has certainly improved and their cinematography has gotten a slight bump in refinement but their animation still could use some work and they still have trouble keeping their art and animation consistent through their series. All these critiques apoply to their tv series productions by the way; some of the movies they have worked on as well as they co-production works are pretty good
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    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 11:49 PM)
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  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 11:43 PM)
    Now granted,deens adaptation of sankarea had some pretty neat visuals behind it.
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    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 11:14 PM)
    Granted that none of those manga had the type of mass appeal that Sankarea has, but they’re some pof the best manga I’ve read within their specific genre (sentimental ecchi comedies/romances). I love his art style too. It just works so well for sappy romantic stuff. Inu Neko Jump will always be one of my favorite manga.
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    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 11:12 PM)
    On the subject of Sankarea, I’m about as big of a Hattori Mitsuru fanboy as anyone could be and I have to say that Sankarea is my least favorite manga of his. His strengths and weaknesses just don’t lend themselves very well to that type of horror/drama plot. Umisho, Inu Neko Jump, and Otogi no Machi no Rena even were all better manga.

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