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Translations: Gintama 515 (2)
leorio reminds me by tsunade in naruto by his position
in that election may be leorio will be the chair man ...
Which Chain hasn't he revealed again? I think it was his index finger IIRC.
gin look down in the direction of the hit before he get it
so he took it in purpose ...
I love this chapter right here, this is probably the best chapter since hunterxhunter has started going again. leorio kicking ging's ass, I never saw it coming, i thought these spoilers were fake just due to imaging leorio actually doing that.
@Goral: In fact I liked that aspect of Gon's psychology, he's indeed exceptional, but not that much. Before, he was almost an example of forgiveness and everyone was all about how he was free from hatred, but all it took to tickle his weak point was killing Kaito and being confronted with the killer to transform Gon into quite the bastard. I think it just speaks about how no matter how good you can appear to people or think of yourself, as a human you can never be flawless.
Makes sense now how leorio acquired votes, his little act there garnered him attention. Though with Leorio managing to hit Ging I wouldn't over think it at this point - it doesn't necessarily attest to a weakness of Ging since we can also see it as him allowing himself to be hit (perhaps he saw a worthy candidate in Leorio or just because Leorio was clearly a friend of his son one that cared or it could be that he just didn't bother reacting despite seeing it since its not something worth avoiding seeing as it would calm Leorio down much sooner and since it wouldn't be painful to a guy like him there being no killing intent he could easily not care to dodge). Though I may be leaning to the last reason as it is more in character of Ging simply not wanting to do too much effort on things that aren't worth it.
As to regarding why the family wants to keep things a secret should be clear that they don't want anyone to misuse or rather even use Alluka's ability - for obvious purposes but what I guess is less obvious is in their own way they still consider Alluka a family in not opting to kill their child.
Last edited by Hamy; November 18, 2011 at 07:40 AM.
Leorio was awesome, but I kind of hope that he hasn't had a similarly ridiculous plot growth like Kurapica (who went from newbie to a master nen-user (capable of going toe-to-toe with the most powerful reinforcement user among the spiders) in a couple of months) had in the months before York Shin. He should be strong for sure, but he shouldn't overshadow Killua's and Gon's growth.
So threatening to kill a child is what you call "not being flawless"? Are you serious? Gon was never flawless, he could get angry or scared and not always has won a fight (unlike most shounen characters in other series), he also was often slow at grasping things. But threatening to kill someone is just on a whole different level and shows that he can be merciless. His uniqueness disappeared at that moment and he became another avenger, a type of character common in manga. Togashi has changed his character significantly and Gon before bug arc and after is entirely different. Some may call it character development but to me it's regression.
Yeah, I'm aware that Leorio's feat isn't the most solid indicator of his new found combat ability (e.g. Ging, like you said, might have let the attack hit him); I'm just saying, preemptively, that I hope he hasn't improved as much as the feat, or Kurapica's growth prior to "his" arc, may suggest.
I don't need to elaborate on the ant arc as you surmised quite well Gon has become much darker but you didn't take note of Killua's own change - just think of the his break down when he was trying to convince Palm not to meet Gon. I think what is happening here is that the development occurring is with Gon slowly going from originally being white into slowly becoming black. While Killua who was raised to be black is turning white. I find this the most fascinating aspect of their development - and I do see this as development rather than regression since there is plausibility given how the situations they've been in have shaped them to change. I think what will be interesting here is how Gon will be once he regains consciousness and how much he has changed, can we really expect Gon to return to being what he was before after what transpired in the ant arc.
Last edited by Hamy; November 18, 2011 at 08:19 AM.
Seriously, that last page gave me a good laugh. Those upcoming possibilities would be way hilarious.Especially when you consider the fact that Pariston tried to use this opportunity to gain the majority of votes.Well,that backfired.