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There are only three things about this manga that I hate.
For obvious reasons.
Surprise, surprise. Yeah, that's right, I hate Gon. To be specific, I hate how he constantly take on people much stronger than him just because he's the main protagonist. For example, why the hell have him fight Genthru when Killua and biscuit were much more competent than him. I hate how he's a selfish prick who only care about what he wants.
I could go on about why he's always ruining the manga for me, but I'll stop here.
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However, I don't always hate him and everything to do with him. There are a couple of stuff that I like about him. Still hate him as a whole though.
i can show you about a dozen people on the naruto forum who hate naruto but love other characters in the manga
gon...i actually like gon, i think he is courageous, creative, simple-minded but adapts very well to the situation
but i do understand why some people would be turned off by someone who is "too innocent" or "too good"
the funniest part about gon to me was when i learned
Actually, I'm someone that will more often than not despise the main protagonist. Gon is one of my exceptions to this. Granted, he's not my favorite character in Hunter by a long stretch. I think it helps that Gon isn't overpowered and has a lancer (Killua) with him. It helps that although Gon is the stereotypical "gifted kid", he has someone that's as gifted right by his side.
But I can see where people would dislike him. He is a selfish jerk. He's a hunter, after all.
One word: Hiatuses.
Hxh is one of those series where I don't have any disliked characters. Probably one of the many reasons it's my favorite.
concerning the haituses, always wondered why doesnt HH become monthly wouldnd that b easier for togashi.
I mean its been a year
Surprisingly, this one manga I can't really come up with many flaws. The very first post mentioned all the flaws I wanted to post.
Even so, I really really hate Hiatuses. damn.. They are so long, at this rate, I really hope the author doesn't die before he finishes the manga.
It's funny how, what people hate the most about gon doesn't bother me much. Gon being selfish is annoying at times but understandable. What I really dislike about him is how naive he can be..Trusting others so easily is so annoying..
I completely agree. Because Gon is so realistic and ambiguous (i.e, not a paladin character), I do like him as a protagonist and character (not nearly as much as Killua, Hisoka, and Leorio, though). Gon's my favorite main protagonist in any series, actually. Although he's selfish, he embodies what a hunter should be like. In fact, out of the 4 main characters, that's why Kurapika and Gon are going to be better hunters than Killua and Leorio. Although Killua wants to be a hunter, I don't think he has the mindset to be a true hunter. He's probably one of the most selfless characters in the series, but maybe this will change in the upcoming arcs.
Alas, I digress and am going off-topic. What do I dislike? I'd like to see more regular female characters as someone mentioned before.
Oh, and I'm totally going to get flamed to hell for this, but I think Chrollo is a boring antagonist. He's pretty to look at, has a really interesting nen ability, and has good fashion sense, but that's really about it. Most of the other spiders are more interesting than him. Hell, even Genthuru is more interesting than he is. Other than the fact he's strong, I don't really see why Hisoka
has a thing for himwants to fight him to the death someday. Seriously.
Lack of female characters
As mentioned before,there is a serious lack of female characters.I really don't have a favourite female character from HxH neither do I find any of them attractive.No doubt, some of the female characters (eg:Senritsu, Bisuke, Palm, Pakunoda, Neon) in this series are quite interesting but they just don't really stand out against the male characters.Palm was giving a lot of character development but I still didn't really like her as compared to the male characters in the chimera ant arc.To me, that is one of the low point of the series.
On the bright side,at least they are not damsel in distress and are capable of doing something useful.Also, their character design are quite diverse.
Only on bad days.When Togashi is in a good mood and put in the efforts,his drawing is really good.Sadly,that doesn't happen much.
Lack of leorio
Been mentioned before.Leorio is actually a pretty interesting character in the manga.I didn't quite like him when I started watching the 1999 version because he's hardly around and that he never get to shine. But when I read the manga, my view change.Leorio really has the potential to be an awesome character but sadly that guy just doesn't get to shine.That's why I love the recent arc because he was just so awesome.I hope Togashi don't neglect him again after that arc.
More development on hunters
The recent arc did introduce us to different type of hunters.I'm glad for that.Since hunters are the main focus in this manga,i really want to know more about them.Like, who started the hunter association? How many type of hunters are there? The specific of each type of hunter? Who are the other 11 former chairman? With more than 200 years of history, there is a lot to explore.
I don't find chrollo to be a boring antagonist, I think he's mostly calm and has a mysterious air around him (he's focused on his goals and his group/family), which I find sets him apart from a lot of antagonists in Hunter X Hunter (I have just started watching the chimera ant arc), he also showed charisma when he was talking to neon, and I think its part of the reason the troupe chose to follow him.
While Chrollo may not be a great antagonist for Gon, I feel he is a great antagonist for Kurapika, because Kurapika's rage contrasts his sense of calm (Kurapika's goals are really clear, while I want to know why Chrollo formed the troupe), also I feel we have alot more to find out about Chrollo.
I understand why people would think he's unique, but he's not that unique to be honest.
If Togashi wanted a unique character, he could have made him ruthless and whatnot, but he's not, he's a goodie two shoes like any other shounen protagonist. He could have made him smart, but he's not, he's an idiot like a typical shounen protagonist.
Making him selfish isn't unique, since many other shounen protagonists are selfish in their own way (Luffy, Goku...) And sometimes go do what they like even if it put their friends and risk. But Gon's selfishness isn't likable like those other protagonists. He thinks that the whole world is just centered about him and his stupid father, and that all the other characters are but stepping stones to reach him (Ging.)
Of course, this is simply how I see it.
I never understood the apparent 'lack of females' claim. To me some of the most well-written characters in the series are female. Also every single arc features at least one female character that is VERY well defined.
Hunter Exam arc: Mito, Menchi, Ponzu.
Zoldyck Family arc: Kikyo
Heaven's Arena arc: Machi
York New Cirty arc: Machi, Pakunoda, Melody, Shizuku
Greed Island arc: Biscuit, Asta, Elena, Eeta and even Battera's love
Chimera Ants arc: Spinner Clow, Palm, Chimera Ant Queen, Reina
Election arc: Cheadle, Alluka
I think females are very well represented and are often better written than their male counterparts.
Who can honestly say that Bonolenov or Franklin are better written characters then Machi or Pakunoda?
Who can honestly say that Melody isn't the best written of the Nostrade Bodyguards (excluding Kurapika)?
Who can honestly say that Biscuit is not one of the best written characters of Greed Island?
I could go on and on.
That's a well written list. Looking at the list, I've forgotten at least half of them. The problem with me, is that most of the female characters don't stand out compare to the male characters.