Board 8 > So I started watching Hunter X Hunter

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GANON1025
05/23/20 12:58:04 PM
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The 2011 anime obviously. I'm like 24 episdes in right now. I guess I could say I'm in the middle of the "Killua Rescure Arc", though I dont know if he needs resucing anymore... I think it's pretty good so far! I wasn't sure what to expect, this is what I knew going in:

  • There's Gon, he's like Green Naruto
  • I think he might transform into a big buff guy with long hair??
  • "Reverse Super Saiyan"
  • "Chimera Ant Arc"
  • "Nen"
  • There's a clown
  • There's a power introduced thats like Stands but without the stand (this might be "Nen")


So I kinda knew nothing. I'm surprised how much I like Gon, I thought at best I'd be amibvalent towards him but as far as a the happy-go-lucky child protagnists go he's not as obnoxious as I thought he might be. Then you got his friends. There's Killua, he's like a happy Sauske. He's sorta cool. There's uh, Karapuuika or whatever. He's whatever. Then there's Leorio. He's like, a normal guy?? I don't think he's had a real fight yet. Actually, he's suspiciously haven't had a fight yet, hm...... . Hisoka is cool, definitely like him.

The whole Exam arc was cool. I won't hold this story for starting with an exam arc either, I mean this predates Naruto right? It probably came UP with the exam arc idea.

I'm watching the dub, it's actually REALLY good so far. I hope they've dubbed all the episodes, and I can faind said episodes with ease....


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Bossman_Coolguy
05/23/20 1:21:49 PM
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interesting thoughts, ganon

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RyoCaliente
05/23/20 1:28:14 PM
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GANON1025 posted...
The 2011 anime obviously

I don't know much about HxH, but from what I do know, that definitely isn't obvious.


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KommunistKoala
05/23/20 1:29:11 PM
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no it definitely is obvious

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xp1337
05/23/20 1:29:24 PM
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HxH 2011 was fully dubbed, the whole thing aired on Toonami a year or two back, so you don't need to worry about abruptly running out of dub episodes at any point.

And the anime itself is a masterpiece, hope you enjoy it!

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MechanicalWall
05/23/20 1:33:52 PM
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Hxh is one of those shows that my friends keep begging me to watch that I just can't bothered to. I've very rapidly become disenchanted with shonen anime, Hxh being a hundred-something episodes doesn't help

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UshiromiyaEva
05/23/20 1:40:39 PM
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One of the all time greats, possibly best in genre.

Killua Rescue Arc is fine, but probably the series low point? It's almost entirely uphill from here.

And watching the 2011 version is the obvious choice in regards to which to watch, but it's not obvious in the sense that if someone said "go watch Hunter x Hunter" they'd no for sure which one. It's not like 2011 is in the name! Plus most anime "remakes" in general over the last decade have been....baaaaaad.
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GANON1025
05/23/20 1:48:27 PM
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MechanicalWall posted...
Hxh is one of those shows that my friends keep begging me to watch that I just can't bothered to. I've very rapidly become disenchanted with shonen anime, Hxh being a hundred-something episodes doesn't help

Yeah, same here. I guess I just, I don't know, I'm in the mood for a shonen right now I guess?

Glad to hear it's all dubbed! I doubt it's all on Netlfix, unless the seasons get way longer (or what Netflix has decided to call seasons for this show).

And yeah, I've heard that the 2011 anime is definitely the one to go with, so I figured it was obvious that'd be what someone in 2020 would watch. Still thought I'd specify just to be clear.

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GoldSlime35
05/23/20 1:56:23 PM
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The second half of the dub (final two arcs) isn't legally streaming anywhere yet.

Toonami's rights expired last month, so it will probably wind up on Netflix at some point, but who knows how long that will take.
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Rollthebones2
05/23/20 1:58:31 PM
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I finally bit the bullet and watched it while knee-deep in Stardew Valley.

This might be a hot take, but the Requiem scene in the Yorknew arc is the best scene of the series, and perhaps the best scene in all of shoenen.

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GANON1025
05/23/20 2:01:51 PM
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York New City

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Raka_Putra
05/23/20 3:00:42 PM
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Enjoy, you're in for a ride.
Also Shizuku best girl.

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MysticBrohan
05/23/20 3:16:18 PM
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nice, great series. im actually in the middle of rewatching it
HxH is one of those things that isnt done justice when you describe it.

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SeabassDebeste
05/23/20 3:39:01 PM
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tag, i loved this show. there was a moment in it that wrecked me.
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GANON1025
05/23/20 5:00:15 PM
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I learned what Nen is!!

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pjbasis
05/23/20 5:26:49 PM
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Honestly even stands are sometimes just nen without stands

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cyko
05/23/20 8:51:30 PM
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Man, I loved HxH. I only got about halfway through before the free episodes on the Roku channel ran out, though.

The exam arc was incredible with how it developed the characters. I still can't believe they actually had an episode that consisted almost entirely of running through a tunnel and it was absolutely riveting.

The first half of the heavens arena arc was a little dull with too much "Nen, blah, blah, balh" stuff. But the end of Episode 9 and Episode 10 was epic!!

The Phantom Troupe arc was also outstanding from start to finish.

But that''s where it stopped for me. Does anyone know of anywhere to watch the last 3 story arcs dubbed? Or do I just need to wait for Netflix/ hulu as mentioned earlier?

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GANON1025
05/24/20 8:27:11 PM
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I hope I don't have to remember all these individual Nen things

Ren
Ten
Hatsu?
And there's a 4th one?

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GANON1025
05/24/20 8:32:55 PM
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Zetz, or something like that

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Raka_Putra
05/25/20 1:13:36 AM
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I wouldn't worry about it.


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pyresword
05/25/20 1:16:54 AM
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The more important thing is the Nen types, but I'm not sure those are that important to remember either. (Also the names are pretty self explanatory there anyways)
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GANON1025
05/25/20 1:40:55 PM
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Yeah OK, I see these Nen types now. Specialist, Maniupluator, etc.

Even in this recap of what everyone has been up to, Leorio continues to just be "normal guy". Even in the new intro he doesn't do anything special....... VERY suspicious

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ZeldaTPLink
05/25/20 2:00:50 PM
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It's a pretty solid shounen but its fanbase is the anime equivallent of the Melee fanbase.

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MyMainAccount
05/25/20 4:38:20 PM
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KommunistKoala posted...
no it definitely is obvious

Yeah, it's obvious.

The old one wasn't terrible, tbh it was also quite good, but it's redundant now, and incomplete and has enough filler that there's no reason to watch it first now. I realize many of the people who saw it first see it as some precious version of it, but I've seen it first and I prefer the second sooo...

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MysticBrohan
05/25/20 5:00:46 PM
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ZeldaTPLink posted...
It's a pretty solid shounen but its fanbase is the anime equivallent of the Melee fanbase.
When someone has borne witness and really understood true greatness, pure art it changes them. To the outsider it may read like elitism but the overbearing confidence in the merit of these works stems from the integrity of their foundations.

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Rollthebones2
05/25/20 5:03:04 PM
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MysticBrohan posted...
When someone has borne witness and really understood true greatness, pure art it changes them. To the outsider it may read like elitism but the overbearing confidence in the merit of these works stems from the integrity of their foundations.

Is this a copy pasta

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Sniperdog117
05/25/20 5:07:48 PM
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ZeldaTPLink posted...
It's a pretty solid shounen but its fanbase is the anime equivallent of the Melee fanbase.


This is the best description of HxH I have heard.

It also benefits from its scarcity.

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ZeldaTPLink
05/25/20 5:31:27 PM
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I've had someone be offended because I called it a shounen.

Why, such refined manifestation of ART must, at the very least, receive the label of seinen, to indicate the level of maturity possessed by its fans compared to fans of other more pedestrian works.

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UshiromiyaEva
05/25/20 5:33:38 PM
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I don't know where you're encountering that type of moron, because HxH fans are part chill. Just about all negativity is sucked up by the despairing knowledge that the series isn't going to ever finish.
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MysticBrohan
05/25/20 5:45:42 PM
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HxH is without a doubt shounen but simply reducing it to a solid shounen is not only a gross mischaracterization, it misses the point entirely

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pjbasis
05/25/20 5:52:21 PM
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ZeldaTPLink
05/25/20 6:03:06 PM
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UshiromiyaEva posted...
I don't know where you're encountering that type of moron, because HxH fans are part chill. Just about all negativity is sucked up by the despairing knowledge that the series isn't going to ever finish.

They tend to be pretty common in most other anime communities, where they go to explain to fans of other works why the thing they like is inferior to HxH.

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UshiromiyaEva
05/25/20 6:04:54 PM
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Well I tend not to interact with communities specifically devoted to overall non-specific anime or games because both are cesspools.
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Sniperdog117
05/25/20 7:18:48 PM
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ZeldaTPLink posted...
They tend to be pretty common in most other anime communities, where they go to explain to fans of other works why the thing they like is inferior to HxH.

I usually see these folks when talking about other popular manga. I think its lack of popularity/recognition makes them feel inferior, when it probably suffers more from years of no anime adaption in the 2000s/infrequent updates.

As someone who does not like action shows, I got into it about as much everything like it. I just skip all the fights and only read exposition and world building.

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GANON1025
05/26/20 8:56:48 PM
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Hisoka was really into fighting Gon.

Like, REALLY into it..

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SeabassDebeste
05/26/20 9:06:25 PM
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yesss
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ZeldaTPLink
05/26/20 9:06:40 PM
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Hisoka is the best character.

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KommunistKoala
05/26/20 9:17:12 PM
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schwing

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GANON1025
05/26/20 10:03:15 PM
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I really like that now that Gon has punched Hisoka and returned the tag, he and Killua just kinda leave. They don't care about the arena, we don't even SEE a floor master. That's awesome!

That fight was cool too!!

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MysticBrohan
05/26/20 10:12:41 PM
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its a great look at gons tenacity and ingenuity while still showing off hisokas personality and displaying the obvious power gap between them

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SeabassDebeste
05/26/20 10:24:22 PM
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GANON1025 posted...
I really like that now that Gon has punched Hisoka and returned the tag, he and Killua just kinda leave. They don't care about the arena, we don't even SEE a floor master. That's awesome!

That fight was cool too!!

the way hxh abruptly ends arcs is really interesting, and definitely one of its defining characteristics!
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GANON1025
05/26/20 11:18:20 PM
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Oh I guess that "Wow" sound clip I've heard sometimes over the years came from this show.

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ZeldaTPLink
05/27/20 7:21:13 AM
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Yeah that's the general theme of HxH arcs, they don't end when they end, they end when the characters feel like it.

Sometimes it works, but sometimes it's pretty anti-climatic imo.

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GANON1025
05/27/20 9:15:36 PM
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I feel like the "treasure hunting" part of being a hunter is pretty glossed over. They basically just do it off screen. Not that I'm complaining, really.

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ZeldaTPLink
05/27/20 9:25:44 PM
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To be fair it seems the "hunter" thing is taken very broadly. You can "hunt" anything you care about. So it can literally apply to any profession.

A more accurate name would be Association of Nen Users, imo.

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GANON1025
05/28/20 11:12:06 PM
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I can tell you one thing,

I don't like this vacuum.

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ZeldaTPLink
05/29/20 8:38:22 AM
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Vaccum Girl is dope.

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GANON1025
05/30/20 7:12:12 PM
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GANON1025
05/30/20 9:54:21 PM
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This almost feels like a different show now. Not that I'm complaining, far from it!

I'm very concerned about these leeches in Uvogin. It's very creepy and I hope its dealt with soon and/or I don't know, he dies in battle so its no longer a concern.

The boss of the phantom troupe reminds me a lot of Rissoto from Jojo.

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Rollthebones2
05/30/20 10:02:03 PM
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Oh boy, you're coming up on some of my favourite HxH stuff. Big fan of that arc overall.

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