Good lord, Gon. You really are god damn crazy! Even the Bomber is beside himself at how nuts this kid is.
So in a way, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure chose the perfect time to end, because after the next episode (or maybe even during it, from the looks of the episode preview), we’ll finally step into the realm of material with which I am unfamiliar! I’m excited. You Hunter x Hunter folk will finally get the reactions of someone who may as well be a total newbie. I bet you’re all quivering with pleasure right about now, aren’t you? Go ahead, I’ll wait until you’re finished. This post isn’t going anywhere.
Let’s go back to how fucking crazy Gon is. Shonen heroes love to push themselves to get a pure victory, but the lengths Gon goes to are borderline psychotic. Gon can’t cotton to the idea of ducking out of the fight with the Bomber without forcing him to use his ultimate move. Gon is basically insulted that the Bomber doesn’t respect him enough to try and utterly murder him with his strongest move. Who . . . who fucking thinks like that? Gon, you are a ridiculous little boy. And then Gon fucking lets the Bomber blow off one of his arms and severely damage the other so that the Bomber will get close enough for Gon to kick him in the face. Jesus. If Gon isn’t at least in the conversation for Most Batshit Insane Shonen Protagonist, I will buy a hat and eat it, because my god. And he’s like 12 years old!!!!!! Imagine for a minute how bug fucking nuts an adult Gon with experience and a greater handle on his powers will be.
Then again, would he be as insane? I suppose it could be argued that part of Gon’s insanity is that he’s really figuring out his limits right now. He’s learning a great many things right now, and he’s not totally sure what he can do with those powers and lessons. Can he protect himself from an attack as powerful as the Bomber’s Little Flower? Can he properly transfer Nen to different parts of his body in an instant? Can he punch the shit out of someone even with one arm blown off and the other severely mangled? These are all questions to which Gon has no answer yet, because he’s not been in a situation where they can be answered. Now he has, except he got these answers in a situation where if he were wrong, he’d be dead. Again, child, you crazy.
“What the fuck, kid? WHAT THE FUCK?!”
For the second week in a row, the Madhouse crew totally brings it. The way the battle is paced is excellent, and the visual evolution from the Bomber’s confidence to his utter fear as Gon punches him in the gut is fantastic. I just love the stretch from Gon pulling his trap to finally attacking the Bomber full force; the utter fear the Bomber feels is so satisfying. Those crows flying out of their roosts when the rock traps Gon and the Bomber underground, and the Bomber backed into the corner, begging and pleading before getting pummeled . . . I am such a creep for enjoying this so much, haha. I swear I don’t enjoy real violence this much! Only cartoon violence!
Everything is beautiful, man. Everything is beautiful.
One final thought: The Angel’s Breath card is some of the best evidence yet for how strong Ging is. He made a card that can heal any injury!! Holy crap. We’ve established that Greed Island is a Real Place, so this card legit grows back Gon’s arm. How is Ging not ruling this world like a god? (Then again, I don’t know that he isn’t. Doesn’t he ride a dinosaur? Fuck, he probably is a god.)