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Hunter x Hunter 107 – hnnnnnnnnngh

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Eat shit, Squid Girl, you’re no longer the most moe cephalopod in Cartoon Land. This is Ikalgo Country now.

No, seriously, some good plot stuff happens in this episode, but how could I possibly lead with anything other than this cute little guy being totally adorable? Just look at him rub at his eyes because he’s so overwhelmed with emotion at finally having a friend (who is a ridiculously muscled child assassin). How could one’s heart not be moved by something so wonderfully cute? (If your heart by some chance is not moved, then you’re fired. I don’t even care that I am not technically your boss. You are fired. If you don’t have a job yet, then the next time you get a job, you are immediately fired.)

Remember, dear readers: When you get a friend, you probably won’t be as cute as this. But you might come close.

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I like how the animators crop this shot just enough so that it looks like Killua isn’t wearing any pants, even though the audience knows that he is. Naughty, naughty Madhouse. Buncha pedos in this industry, I tells ya!!

Rewinding back to the beginning of the episode, man, that fight between Leol and Morel? I think Morel might be a bit TOO competent, haha. Right away he’s like, “Yo, I’ll just fill this enclosed space with carbon dioxide and poison this fool, that’ll show him!” Well, maybe he didn’t think of that until Leol tried to flood the place and thus sealed off the spots where air could easily flow into the church. Man, what a dumbass, not seeing that all the air could be sucked out of the room and replaced with a common poison! Duh! Way to not think! But, yes, I feel a bit sorry for Leol. That did … not look like a fun way to go out. Anything that turns your eyes that red can’t be very fun. Unless it’s drugs. Do drugs do that? I’m too much of a weenie to actually know.

It would be interesting to see Morel in a matchup where his opponent clearly outclasses him in terms of strength, though. It seems as if he was at least on equal terms with both Leol and Cheetu, and because Morel has tons of battle experience, he knows exactly how to exploit his surroundings to gain the greatest advantage. These poor Chimera Ants have basically no chance in a one-on-one battle with Morel. Only the Royal Guard and the King are shaping up to be any competition. It is fun to see someone calculate a battle so thoughtfully, but it’s threatening to become slightly boring. Then again, maybe I should start thinking of it like Golgo 13? It’s not a matter of if the heroes will win, but rather how they will win. Also, maybe that would lead to Morel being a sniper and being party to hilarious sex scenes. Clearly this is the route Hunter x Hunter should take.

During the fight I actually thought for a moment that Leol might do to Morel what Morel did to Cheetu, i.e. piss him off and throw him off his game a bit, but I guess Morel is too rational for that even when fighting for the honor of his pal. Or perhaps surfing simply chills out anyone who sees it. Who could possibly be upset when catching those waves, man?

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Or maybe Hunter x Hunter could just keep getting more adorable. That would work, too. You can’t tell me you wouldn’t watch a spinoff of Knuckle and Meleoron being the broest of bros. I bet Meleoron let Knuckle borrow a cigarette at one point, because that’s just what one bro does for another. (Or so I hear, because I actually don’t smoke. You’re not getting any exciting behavior out of me …)

Meanwhile, Palm is trying to be a sneaky sneak and catch an eyeful of the King and his cohorts, and that, uh, is not going so well. I was kindly reminded last week that the initial aura we saw is Poufy Pouf’s understudy aura, but it appears as if Neferpitou’s evil aura has returned. (I like how Pouf’s aura slinks back into the other room before that.) Considering that last week Palm affirmed her resolve to kill herself immediately should she be caught, I’m not sure I like where this is going … :(

FOR KIDS

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19 Comments

  1. Mormegil
    Posted December 5, 2013 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Octobro is so moe~

    So, did Palm sleep with that guy to distract him, or did she simply drug him? Knowing Togashi…

    FOR KIDS

    • Gan_HOPE326
      Posted December 5, 2013 at 9:54 am | Permalink

      That’s the fun part. You can read it as “she drugged him with the drink”, but that 1) would have required her to smuggle in a narcotic, which could potentially be found upon body inspection, and 2) would not have left Bizeff almost naked. Also check out the page from the manga with that bedroom:

      http://img.batoto.net/comics/2011/08/10/h/read4e4264f3d0760/14.jpg

      See that camera pointed at the bed, at bottom left? See that funny object on the bedspreads, that looks disturbingly like a dildo or some other kind of sex toy?

      FOR KIDS!

      • Shinmaru
        Posted December 5, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

        I saw that image on Twitter and was very afraid to ask if that was a dildo.

      • Mormegil
        Posted December 5, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

        Togashi, what is wrong with you.

      • Someone Else
        Posted December 6, 2013 at 9:11 am | Permalink

        You naughty people. It’s probably just nunchucks >.>

    • Pusswookie
      Posted December 5, 2013 at 11:43 am | Permalink

      Holy shit that is totally a dildo.

      Then again, Palm’s an odd bird: who’s to say that she didn’t incorporate a dildo into her escape plan?

      • Gan_HOPE326
        Posted December 5, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

        “Eveyrthing you always wanted to know about Nen (but were afraid to ask)”

  2. Fifteenth
    Posted December 5, 2013 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    NOW I have legit reason to start rewatching HxH. Totally because Ikalgo is so cute, not because of the 8 pack abs, absolutely not.

    • Shinmaru
      Posted December 5, 2013 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

      There’s no judging here, friend.

  3. Posted December 5, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    Hopefully somebody will make a parody opening of Hikaru no Go starring Komugi.

    • Gan_HOPE326
      Posted December 5, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

      Hell, next episode is even title “Komugi no Gungi”. How do you get more obvious than that?

  4. gedata
    Posted December 5, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    Did Ikalgo just swipe Ponzu’s position for the cutest character in the cutest hat?
    Jeez the girl’s dead, at least let her have something

    • Posted December 6, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

      She’s still the cutest dead girl in the series.

      No I am not into dead people put down that shotgun.

  5. Salce
    Posted December 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Disappointed that you didn’t mention the “Smoke on the Water”.
    I was counting on you to do that joke Shinmaru! haha.

    • Kenjeran
      Posted December 5, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

      Well, he did mention it a few eps ago (in fact it was the post title). Though, I guess he didn’t see this coming :p

      • Shinmaru
        Posted December 5, 2013 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

        Because I am not above recycling jokes for cheap laughs, there really is no excuse. I have failed you all.

  6. ApplePies
    Posted December 5, 2013 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    I thought “It’s not a matter of if they win but how” applied to 98% of fiction tbh lol.

  7. Thomaas
    Posted December 6, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    I’m just a bit dissapointed – because in manga – they never explained who the guy with waveboard was (friend of Morel) – and how it come to Leol having his power (it would require saying – ‘I owe you’).

  8. Posted December 6, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    HOLY SHIT DEM ABS. That second picture is a perfect way to catch certain pedophiles, seriously.

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