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This was a pretty awesome episode. I loved Hisoka's epic rape face after talking with Kurapica and Leorio, and he looked pretty insane when he went in for the kill like that. Was kinda sad Hisoka didn't have the dude's head like in the manga but at least we got to see him dead and it would have been a bit much for the timeslot...
One thing I found interesting though was the thing with the butterfly being trapped in the web since I know that wasn't in the manga. I thought it was a pretty interesting metaphor to the kind of situation Gon is in now thanks to Hisoka letting him live...
Last edited by Divinenega; January 22, 2012 at 08:55 AM.
Music was particularly good this chapter. The one in the exact moment when Gon caught it gave me chills.
This was an above average chapter, IMHO. Not so good in terms of "action" but still intense enough.
The rape face looked even better than the one in the preview! Great episode, especially the face-off between Gon and Hisoka. I still think this episode, as well as the previous ones, felt a little slow but maybe that's just me.
good ep ...
i think they use face of hisoka from the last chapters
when he hiding him self from killua and illume ..
I enjoy this new anime series a whole lot! I especially like how stylized the colors and characters' proportion are, it's more fitting to the vibe of the early volumes of the manga...it reminds me of looking at a wondrous illustration book that takes you to a different world, instead of attempt to be dark and realistic like the old series was. The shadows have a nice pastel blue color and I love that hisoka's hair turn a shade of hot pink/purple under lighting.
It was long time ago when I watched the original anime adaptation in real time back then and remembered being very frustrated by the changes, fillers and the characters being OOC. I especially couldn't stand how they portrayed Gon back then -- that overtly cheery innocent voice, innocent face and big eyes annoyed me so much, and Killua in the old anime was basically a complete different character than the manga. It's like they tried too hard to fit them neatly into stereotypical shounen cliches.
I actually thought the pacing was excellent on this episode. It made Hisoka vs Agon seem a lot more intense. Reading the manga and seeing ho the two were going to meet it was just like ok they are going to run into each other. and Hisoka is going to rape him. Here it was like OH SHIT THEY ARE GOING TO RUN INTO EACH OTHER AND HISOKA IS GONNA RAPE HIM.
Also I love the ending with how Gon is sitting under the tree and he's all quiet. You can tell from the look in his eyes he wants payback.
Best moment of the episode: Hisoka's crazy scream when he attacks Agon. So freaky.
I completely forgot posting some gifs :P
Leorio knows some skills. lol, that plus his scene as kid makes me think of him as He was from a brazillian fabella.
Punched Gon. Freaking awesome animation there. I love bouncing bodies xD
As always Hisoka has the best gifs :O
mmmm I think everyone should wear hisoka's rape face as their sig then we go dominant the "best villain" thread
I had to add a Hisoka pic in my sig because it's just epic!
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When adapting the work into animation, what essence of the series was the most important to depict?
Because the original manga first started being published 13 years ago and since the first Hunter x Hunter animated series ended 7 years ago, we made this series because we wanted people who don't know about "Hunter x Hunter" (especially children) to see its charm. Of course, we've had to avoid some grotesque imagery . However, we were especially careful not to ruin the atmosphere present in the original work.
So the greatest wish they had was to show children an Anime Adaption of a Manga in which Human-sized Ants cut off children's/woman's/everyone's heads and taste pieces of their brain.
On a serious note... It sounds like the Guy is an idiot who would sell XXX-Films without a single sex/erotic scene to children who don't know about sex. I'm just kidding that's bullshit (of course), but some people could get a little bit angry/confused, if they only read this answer from him, because HxH's atmosphere, which they want to keep, isn't supposed to be seen by children. It sounds a little bit contradictory.
BUT as I read the whole Interview it made MUCH more sense for me and I'm kinda relieved.
Here is why:
Let's have a look at another question&answer first.
What makes you happiest about being able to create this work? And the opposite--is there anything difficult about it?
Since the original work is fairly well known, sometimes I get comments after it's been animated. I've been quite happy to hear the general response to the new series, criticism included; I feel as if it's a difficult work to do again.
There're a few reasons as to why I'm believing now a whole lot more in them and their work:
- They knew how famous HxH was from the start, but my guess is that they got even more feedback than expected.
- They've got to fulfill wishes from new fans, old fans and hardcore-fans ( hardcore hxh fans endured every hiatus over years so it's a delicate situation).
The new fans are probably children and teenagers, the "old" fans who knew the manga from the start but didn't watched it from the start to the end and the hardcore-fans who are the oldest fans. So they've got an audience with people from 10 to 25 (or maybe 30) years old fans.
- He said he's happy to get comments (critisism included) and that alone is a very good sign and shows that he respects the fan's wishes (that's always good. just remember Infamous 2 and the new hero they had at the beginning, but the fans conplained and they listened to them. For an opposite example look at the new Devil May Cry game, the chef of Ninja Theory made an Emo out of dante and most fans complained but he said he won't listend and so on, but in the end he changed his look a bit, you see that in the new trailers). They should listen to their fans to a certain point, that's how it goes in this age xD.
- I wrote too much again, sorry. I could've just wrote 2 sentences to make my point clear. xD
- The main reason I'm relieved is this :
I'm a bit worried as to whether or not we'll have to alter the unavoidable grotesque imagery from hereafter.
They understand that it's unavoidable, but if they keep the violence reduced then the atmosphere will without any doubt be ruined and crushed to bits.
So, is he thinking about completely removing the "grotesque imagery" or does that sentence mean he's thinking about raise the violence level from here on?
In both cases I'm relieved, because if they remove more violence the atmosphere will be ruined and the ratings will go down or the critisism will raise, but if they try to keep the manga's atmosphere AND violence (because violence isn't the only part of HxH's atmosphere, don't get me wrong there) 1:1 then most fans will be happy.
An Anime containing the true atmosphere of HxH will be the most epic Anime since years.
The Emotions I felt while reading HxH were just mind blowing.
Well, anyways they should decide on their course as fast as possible because it will be impossible to Animate the Chimera Ant arc if they don't take it serious.
I don't want the Anime to end after Greed Island again O:
What do you guys think of this Interview?
that face what i mean by the last reply of mine
Although for the most part I am happy with what the 2011 anime is doing (some scenes like Pokkle's arrow, and Hisoka fighting against that one guy in the trick tower were breathtaking.) I am a little let down that the one filler episode in which Gon is alone in the woods recovering from his encounter with Gereta and Hisoka won't be covered in this version. I like many first saw the HXH anime before reading the manga, (which I am collecting now.) so I was convinced that the episode with Gon reflecting on his journey thus far and fearing Hisoka was part of the manga. I really liked how the episode was presented in this 'stream-of-conciousness' style as it probably reflected Gon's jumbled up thoughts after being hit with the relaxer dart and getting his clock cleaned by Hisoka. So when I read the manga I was really surprised to see that he really recovered quickly, and that the 1999 anime had added all of that. In a way it detracts from Gon's character a little bit -he's supposed to be this kid that gets back up from ANYTHING. While in another sense it humanizes him -a kid who just experenced true fear for the first time.
As for the later atmosphere and whatnot while I can understand others worrying and speculating on how it will be handled I think it's probably for the best that we just watch and see. If anything Madhouse has shown that action scenes will be handled proficently so I'm looking forward to how they'll do things when the series shifts from the Hunter exam to Yorkshin and beyond. I hope for big things, and other than the fact that the pace has been a little slower than I would have liked (which to be fair is because of the anticipation for later arcs), it has been delivering. Lets not forget that 1999 had to deal with censorship as well, and for the most part people still enjoyed the series. One thing that bugs me though is that they note them as 'grotesque' scenes, which isn't wrong but denotes that the staff themselves find them too disgusting to animate. I may be reading into things too much, but that may create a bias that keeps them from staying close to the manga version. Togashi isn't Togashi without the gore after all.
Also Popo-san I take it you're also Toto on the Animesuki boards? Thanks so much for the comparisons. I enjoy reading them as much as I do actually watching the anime. I have reasons as to why I don't join Animesuki, so I really appreciate you going through the trouble of posting them here as well. Thanks.