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It depends on Togashi really.I wonder if he's up to it.
I think Togashi just wants to beat Akimoto's record of writing the longest-running manga ever
Expect HxH to be completed in 25+ years.
On Hunter X Hunter (keep in mind I probably haven't been reading or watching as long as you guys.), I feel like Hunter X hunter already went past its clear ending, with Gon meeting Ging, I love that its going past that point because Im a new watcher and I want to see it continue, but What would Hunter X Hunter's clear ending be.
I feel the Dark Continent arc is going to be pretty long, and at the rate Togashi goes on hiatus' I can see this arc alone lasting 3 to 4 years, Oda is consistent with his chapters (of course he is younger, but Im just comparing there put out. Not trying to say Togashi should work like Oda.), At this rate I feel One Piece will end before Hunter x Hunter ends.
Last edited by leiatte; April 13, 2013 at 01:09 AM.
The only way you know One Piece is about halfway done is because the author said it is.
There are an unknown number of islands at any given point the Straw Hats happen to be to their destination, not to mention if needed they can actually go backwards to revisit some other island (plenty of people have done this before). At this point there is still zero progress toward obtaining One Piece itself. This isn't even like Inuyasha where they occasionally have to remind you that the jewel is 'almost complete' and have to come up with a new explanation every now and then to explain why the jewel isn't completed yet even though they must have a zillion fragments of the said jewel. That's why One Piece can go on forever because the actual progress of the story is zero. The only way you can make any sense of the story's progression is because the author said so.
On the other hand in HXH the Spiders aren't going to elude Kurapika forever (or vice versa). Killua is going to eventually figure out what he wants to do (and did). Gon is eventually going to catch up with Ging (which he did too). If Togashi isn't super lazy it might take longer before this happens but it's a matter of time because HXH isn't a story where the main plot have zero progress toward them. Now HXH can probably go on forever if it starts focusing on the other characters, but the main characters story has an ending and it is probably going to end rather soon.
Its gonna take so long for Togashi to end HxH he's gonna have Oda write the ending after he finishes One Piece.
I think irregardless or wether Oda planned his ending, it'll still take awhile because he's too slow paced in his story telling. As for Hunter x Hunter itself it really could have been over already, but with these hiatus's its taking much too long than it should have been. An article on shonenbeam even stated once that Togashi may have planned something like the dark continet for a while now but due to the build up in hiatus's its smack dab around the time with Toriko and even One Piece so no one's really that surpised anymore.
Story wise I can definetly see HxH being closer to its end than begining(even if I hardly have the slightest Idea as to where that is), however I wouldn't be surpised if it ended about 6 maybe 8 years from now.
I want to at least see Spider fight and got defeated before all is over. Not that hopeful for it, though.
OP isn't slow paced. Its pace is nonexistent. After 70 volumes we're no closer to One Piece than we started. It's not even clear if anyone's even interested in One Piece (the treasure) let alone making any tangible effort toward it. OP doesn't even need to employ the usual 'we're so close to XYZ but it's always eluding our grasp', because nobody is even making any progress toward the XYZ, be it One Piece, the History, or anything else meaningful. That in itself isn't good or bad. It just means OP is something like Doraemon where it can literally go on forever and the only limiting factor would be the author's creativity and health.
HXH isn't like this. It'd be very uncharacteristic if the Spiders continue to avoid confronting Kurapika. They're going to meet again soon (in terms of story time, not real life time) and things will definitely get settled. Events that are foreshadows in motion occur relatively quickly (again in story time).
but they are trying to get to raftel eventually
the good thing about oda and the way he is writing it, is that there is no "set path" for the crew to follow, and the story, and side stories, all have continuous progression (for example robin learning more about history, zoro becoming a better swordsman, and so on)
i have not started reading the manga in HXH yet, but i am at the end of the yorknew city arc in the anime, so i dont have that many episodes left, and when i get to the end i will start reading the manga until i catch up to where you guys are
speaking of which where does the manga pick up after episode 76 or whatever its on now?
i dont know if you guys feel the same as me , but according to me there are no set things in hunterxhunter...well there are some goals like gon surpasshng jin, leario becoming a docter , kirapika and the spiders , kilua finding his goal; you can either consider then their goals but all these thing can be a new starting then an ending , like you know there are many things in the hxh world which we have not seen yet, i dont want hunterxhunter to end like yuyu-hukushu...hxh is not about spiders or surpasing ging or things like that its about people becoming hunters in order to fullfill their goals , there is so much plot left....
But that's something only Togashi would do : P
well i do agree that the spider doesnt have to be the end point of the story , or even close from it ...
but i do believe its an unfinished business, in greed island it seems there are rumors of the spider being alive and coming back.. and we know this means a lot for hisoka ( who is in my opinion one of the greatest anti-hero / villain , in any manga series ) and i wouldnt want to upset hisoka .. would you ??? and it would be a nice way to bring back kurapica and all ....
I Disagree with you all
I DONT trust the Togashi(the author) anymore
Not only has he been on hiatus since forever and every other time , but his work has been less and less good.
... i mean i remember reading greed island like 8 years ago or so ( was it more ? not sure ) but at the time it was already after one of the first long hiatus ... and already there i thought that those new volumes were good but not as good as what he gave us before...
then as time passed...we finaly had a new arc.. (IN ANIME , MAYBE IT WILL BE BETTER ) ... BUT in manga, it was TERRIBLE ..totaly... very cliché , with endless no point conversations ,a chimera bee freezer chinese insectoids style arc ... (all this insect things was so garbage in my opinion)
so many years to get this kind of arc ... i was pretty pissed... i almost stoped reading so much i was disappointed ...
buttt at least around the end , we had some nice fights, new technics and such and last but not least finaly : no more bee !
and then, a hope of redemption with a new dark continent , with some kind of plot that could be intersting starting.. after the night come the shy morning.
even if the very end showed a little more promising future, i still dont think togashi will ever be back on the same lvl he was before ... only one thing left to do now---->
Last edited by apellon; April 20, 2013 at 01:53 AM.