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Hunter x Hunter 72 – Watch As Hisoka Hypnotizes with His Waggle

 

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I wasn’t sure what to write about first, but then I remember this happened. Haha, oh Hisoka, you always brighten my day. What does it say about me that Hisoka waggling the telescope may have been the most joyous moment of my week? Actually, don’t answer that. I’m not sure I want to know. Regardless, Hisoka wiggling the ‘scope suggestively and saying that he’s extra sensitive after a heated battle . . . shivers, man. Shivers.

Also, wow, the Spiders sure replaced Hisoka in a hurry! It’s worth noting that this is not the first time we’ve seen Kalluto, who appeared briefly with Killua’s mom during the arc when Gon, Kurapika and Leorio (remember them?!) busted Killua out of the family home. Yep, a Zoldyck is one of the Phantom Troupe now! I imagine they didn’t recruit Illumi since he’s close buds with Hisoka. I wonder what the hiring process for Kalluto was like? It’s been mentioned before that someone usually becomes one of the Phantom Troupe after killing a current member. Then again, not all of the Spiders were there when the group began, so they’ve definitely been open to expansion. Maybe people just had to ask nicely, and few people actually know this because the Spiders are such a dangerous group and people are normally on guard around them.

This also makes me wonder about how Kurapika’s curse on Chrollo evolves. He definitely could have spoken to Kalluto before Kalluto joined the Spiders. Does it take hold the second Kalluto joins the Spiders? Probably so, I imagine. That’s probably part of the mandatory Spider training for the time being. “Under no circumstances are you to talk to the boss until we get this shit cleared up!”

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Card games: serious business.

This chase sequence is actually pretty good, though, because of the thought put into it. All the preparation by both parties adds a nice layer of tension to when the respective crews put their plans into action. The Bomber may be a somewhat lame villain, but he’s not a dumb one. He improvises well when he realizes that Tsezguerra’s folks are trying to wearing them out and transport away whenever possible. Blowing people up to gather as many useful cards as possible is an obvious move, but cutting off Tsezguerra’s access to a replenishing supply of cards is a smart move. It takes real tactics to win at a children’s card game!

Unfortunately for Tsezguerra, a couple of wrenches are thrown into his plan at the end. I totally forgot about the dude in charge being like, “Um, yeah, don’t wanna do this anymore, your money’s at the door.” I’d definitely be pissed if I were Tsezguerra. Yeah, you’re still getting paid, but the emotional payoff of putting a lot into a job and getting it done is gone. A bunch of people have already died, and, oh yeah, the Bomber is out to draw some more blood. Best part: If Tsezguerra hadn’t found out about this now, when exactly would the bossman have let him know? Imagine finally defeating the Bomber and getting exactly what you came for, only you’re the last man standing, because all your comrades have been killed. Then you go back to your employer, and he’s like, “Oh yeah, I stopped giving a shit AGES ago. Your money’s on the porch, don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out.”

(I think I remember the basic thrust of the dude’s reasoning, and it’s definitely nowhere near as callous as that. It’s just funnier to imagine it that way.)

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Oh, and this is totally starting next episode. GET HYPE.

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24 Comments

  1. gravestampede
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    We got BIG BOSS BATTLES next week in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and Hunter x Hunter. Making me wait until the weekends is so cruel ;_;

    • Posted March 28, 2013 at 5:44 am | Permalink

      BIG BOSS BATTLES so much hype.

  2. gravestampede
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    Is Kalluto a boy or a girl? O.o

    • Billish
      Posted March 26, 2013 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

      Boy. Killua’s brother.

    • Posted March 28, 2013 at 5:44 am | Permalink

      Yeah, he’s a dude. You may have noticed that Togashi enjoys messing with people. :p

  3. Posted March 26, 2013 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Lewd gif is lewd.

    • Posted March 28, 2013 at 5:47 am | Permalink

      Sorry, but the Supreme Court has declared it art.

  4. hint
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    Dodge ball then tag game.
    That gif was expected. Hisoka fapping means good episode.

  5. Posted March 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    http://i45.tinypic.com/bhngnb.png

    For any Dreamcast players out there :P That other guy’s name is a total coincidence by the way in no relation to Hisoka! Not kidding

    • Posted March 28, 2013 at 5:51 am | Permalink

      I am missing out for never owning a Dreamcast. :(

  6. Gunslinger
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    After a long time I once again felt kinda dissapointed at the current hisoka voice actor. He’s done a great job sure, but when that scene in the ova had some of the most shivering and creepy voice acting ever.

    • Posted March 28, 2013 at 5:54 am | Permalink

      What made the old voice actor really effective is that his Hisoka voice is nothing like anything I’ve heard in anime before. Daisuke Namikawa is definitely doing a good job, but it’s also a good job doing a typical villain voice.

  7. Posted March 26, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Madhouse, deliver the sakuga!

  8. Kagamihime
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    You’ve succeeded in making me want to watch this for Hisoka.

  9. Billish
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    Awesome final picture of Gon and Bomber. Alright, sorta hyped. Rock em Gon!

    • Posted March 28, 2013 at 5:56 am | Permalink

      If there is a picture of a giant hand, I will probably use it.

  10. TheVoid
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    The Bomber reminds me of cliched RPG villains who are evil for the sake of it.

    • Posted March 28, 2013 at 5:58 am | Permalink

      lol basically yeah. In that way, he fits the video game setting!

      • Billish
        Posted March 28, 2013 at 10:39 am | Permalink

        That blew my mind.

  11. R1CK_D0M
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    Spoilers, but IIRC Bossman wanted a Breath of Archangel to cure someone, but they died and he was like “welp, no point now”?

  12. Sarif
    Posted March 30, 2013 at 12:11 am | Permalink

    I have heard the bomber is a really tough opponent, but I feel as though this show has set him up to seem about as powerful as the Dons helpers that died off screen to the Spiders. i mean his special power is that he kind of burns you, but not to death if he touches you…. Seems weak.

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