Category Archives: Hunter X Hunter

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Hunter x Hunter 116 – NO SERIOUSLY THOSE EYES

This all went about as expected. Of all the things I enjoyed about this episode, the horrible human complexity thrust unceremoniously in Gon’s direction is probably what I liked most. (“Liked” in this case meaning “it punched me hard in the gut.”) Gon asks Neferpitou how Pitou could treat Komugi with such care while being […]

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Hunter x Hunter 115 – Those Angry Eyes

Hey there, Gon! You look pretty happy to see Neferpitou. It’ll be interesting to see how Gon and Killua react to Neferpitou patching up Komugi. Will they rush Neferpitou right away? Will they let her stay at work? Will Gon try to curbstomp Neferpitou and Killua attempt to hold him back? Without even fighting there’s […]

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Hunter x Hunter 114 – Riding the Dragon

Let’s all take a moment and appreciate how fucking metal this image is. It’s a Chimera Ant King and the world’s strongest martial artist riding a Nen dragon to their battleground. Everything about this is incredible. So much emotion in this episode! First we’ve got Gon and Killua heading straight toward Neferpitou. Who knows how […]

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Hunter x Hunter 112 – ;-;

Youpi is pretty damn scary, but Gon with that look in his eyes is quite fearsome, as well. Two monsters getting ready to duke it out. Or so Youpi would think. What can I say? This episode takes some of the most abused shonen storytelling devices — endless bouts of narration and stretching moments into […]

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Hunter x Hunter 111 – A Monster Was Born

Netero: 110 years old and throwing around the Royal Guard like it’s nothing. Never look down on someone that old in a shounen series. They’ve lived that long for a reason. (And that reason is they can kick your ass whenever they damn well please.) It’s amazing that Hunter x Hunter can spit out such […]

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Hunter x Hunter 110 – We’re Going In

Not gonna lie: Youpi gets more adorable every time I see him. His grumpiness as he tries to convince Neferpitou to tell the King that she can’t just switch off her En rather than making Youpi the messenger is too cute. To be fair, if I were smacked on the face like that I would […]

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Hunter x Hunter 109 – The Calm Before the Storm

Or as calm as anyone could possibly be before going on a suicide mission. I love these sorts of “restful” episodes that ratchet up the tension by reminding the audience of the stakes through preparation for the final conflict. Both sides are guessing at the movements and aims of the other. Each has a piece […]

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