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A LoneLobo Review
Hi guys! I had so much planned to review this past weeks. But bad things happen: I was ill. I was on vacation. I was ill again. Sometimes life sucks, except for the vacation. That was awesome. Anyway, I finally got around to start reviewing again. So, here it is. Welcome to a LoneLobo Review!
Chapter 319: Ballot
Chapter 320: Voting
The chapter begins with no cover page at all, but an explanation about the "Zodiac Twelve". Twelve hunters, selected by their ability, who were trusted by Netero and run the place in his stead right now. On the next page we meet these twelve hunters and man, they do look like the typical strange hunters. The only people who look kinda normal are the bunny girl and Ging. This makes sense, because these twelve were that loyal to Netero that they even changed their appearance and personality to fit the animal associated with them. But, wait. Ging? OMFG IT IS GING. It has been so many chapters since we last saw him, and right now we finally get to see him for more than just a page. Awesome. Then the last Zodiac, Mouse, appears and he looks... kinda normal. He looks like a jerk to me. And he is the Vice Chairman. And then he says he wants to be Chairman. That was rather quick. Everyone except Ging, who is so cool that he just continues to sit there, stand up. Obviously, they all hate that guy and have no problem to show that. Geru, the Snake, even uses her Snake ability. Never would've guessed that, right?
However, Mouse argues that these eleven people are in fact just eleven people with eleven votes. He thinks he understands the problems of the weak man, meaning a normal hunter. Ox throws in the number of 18, which is the total of Hunters missing in action in the last three years. Which is according to him even worse than dying. Okay, I kinda understand that. OMFG GING TALKS AGAIN. He says he will do the job of the chairman, but even the rest does not want him to do it. Ging and Mouse talk after that, giving us the information that Ging knows about Gon, does not went to see him, but in fact totally believes in his son he has not seen since the time Gon was an infant. Does this make sense? No. Does this make sense in a shounen manga? Hell yeah.
The conclusion is: everyone writes his or her idea down on how to find the next chairman. Mr. Beans (and the name really fits) is called and draws... the idea of Ging. Rule 1: Every Hunter is a candidate and a voter. Rule 2: No majority vote, it is cut into half and done again. Rule 3: 95% Voting Rate. Rule 4: Voters must write their name on the paper. Rule 5: Ging is the chairman of the election. The others are against rule five and he drops it, but Mr. Beans gives us even more information in a flashback:
Ging was actually there two days before and had a talk with Beans. He predicted a draw would be the outcome and gives Beans a paper with the election rules. Ging wants Beans to use that paper should they decide on a draw and if the papers are folded the way he did it. If not, Ging will look down. And this explains that small panel in chapter 319 at the very bottom of the page where Beans enters. We see Ging and another Zodiac from Beans' point-of-view. Ging wants to succeed Netero's legacy and set up everything. He predicted everything. Man, he is a genius. This also explains the words of Beans in 319: "This is what it means to be a Hunter". First I thought he meant himself, but with chapter 320 it becomes clear that he meant Ging.
The voting starts and we see Netero's grave, with some sexy photos in front of it. Kinda funny. On the election day we meet some people we haven't seen since the Hunter exam, like the judges and Hanzo. Greed Island characters are there as well, that guy with his namen written wrong for the sake of a D in Greed Island (Dwight?) , Biske (she looks sadly cute), Melody, Tsezguerra and Hisoka. Hisoka is strangely drawn, I remember him being more slender and creepy. Funny thing is, he rates the Zodiac with points. Then Illumi arrives and things get interesting agian. Hisoka has played tag with Kuroro. Meaing: Hisoka is either still searching for Kuroro or he has fought him already (and survived). Second could be true, because he thinks of fighting the Zodiac Twelve next. Illumi reveals to him the condition of Gon and tells us all that Killua is negotiating with his dad. We all saw that coming, although a few still thought he would go to Greed Island. "Both of them will die" are Illumi's words, and I still don't get why because the chat suddenly jumps to the missing Zoldyck brother and that Illumi wants to kill him. I cannot see the connection there right now.
The results of the vote comes in: Mouse is at the top, but has no majority vote. The rest is nice information, but the gist of it is: not 95% voter participation, it has to be done again. Nice fact: There are 580 voters, meaning 580 Hunters total. Let's do some science! In one hundred years every year around 5.8 people succeed in the exam. The number seems logical to me. Hell, Killua was the only one. Ging too if I remember correctly.
Conclusion and Predictions
I liked the chapters. Really. Finally the plot gets going again, we had a lot of screen time with Ging and we get to see how the Hunter Association works. Hisoka appeared again and we got a hint regarding Killua. Predictions... oh well. The election will continue and we will meet Killua again and/or learn what his plain actually is. I cannot think of anything more, and I have no idea how Gon can be saved right now.
Those other series
This is a new category where I will take a small look at the other big shounen series.
Bleach: Surprisingly interesting. The fight was okay, the ability well explained and I want to see more next week. After the whole arrancar arc Bleach has goten better again.
Naruto: Well, it is Naruto. The first part was okay, the revelation with Madara was nice and that is probably everything.
One Piece: You guys now me, I love One Piece. But the last chapters were kinda strange and I think that the plot stands still right now. Nonetheless, the chapter was okay.
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Credits: All chapter 319+320 pictures taken from mangastream.com
Nice review, Lobo.
I think you made a mistake regarding the total amount of the Hunters. You only considered the valid ones, who were 580 in total. If you include the absent and void ones then there will be a total of 661 Hunters. Take a look at this page, here.
And regarding Illumi's statement of the missing brother, I'm also confused. I still don't see any connection as to why he was mentioned alongside Killua's supposed 'death'. I personally can't see Silva trying to kill the most gifted Assassin from the entire family, Killua because he got friends and emotions.
Hm, would you like to be linked now on the thread or later? And well, I think the numbers are hiding more interesting information than the one that seems obvious.
You know what: you are totally right. I have to confess that I totally suck at math... but you are right. Thanks =)Quote:
Whatever you think is the best =)Quote:
That could be right, maybe I will talk about the numbers again in the next review (I really plan to review chapter 321).Quote:
And also, thank you both for your replies =)