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Actually I'm much more liking the atmosphere thus far as compared to the 1999 series. The corresponding episode in the 1999 series
had a very stale vibe to it. Like it was trying too hard to be serious but just ended up being moody. Here it is much more relaxed
which is how I think the manga felt until you add Hisoka into the picture. Then it's all sorts of crazy tension.
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Rock Lee knows Gyo too!
How old is Zushi anyways?
Not sure but I'm guessing somewhere around 10 years old?
Toshihiko Seki voices Wing
And the announcer Koko is voiced by Mitsushi Kotono. (Whoa they got Sailor Moon's VA to do an announcer? Considering who Togashi is married to, I wonder if that's on purpose?)
I already revealed Zushi's new VA so look around for it.
So far so good Madhouse. People said you couldn't do this arc better than Nippon Animation and you guys totally were like..
This isn't the most exciting part of heaven's arena at all, but my anticipation for my favorite scenes is even higher now!
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More from tumblr. Soooooo cute.
Maybe it's just me but I find the "new" opening song to be a bit lazy,there weren't really much new scenes and I felt the sequence didn't really work.On the other hand,I love the new closing theme.It was so nice!! Particularly like the addition of the nen chart but it is a bit of a spoiler though to show their nen type.And ,they really show a lot from the Yorknew arc.But didn't show much of the heaven arena arc like Kastro ,and the other 200th floor fighters.I felt they should have shown more from the heaven arena arc.
It was a good episode overall.
I think Wing's shout should have been more louder.
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The Heaven's Arena arc afterall concludes the hanging thread of the Hisoka storyline from the Exam. This arc is an extention of the exam. It won't be a long arc that's why I think we didn't see too much difference Opening wise. They seem to be hinting more towards the huge arc coming up more than anything (York New).
Haha sorry, just had to throw in my two cents lol.
Okay, time to get serious...
First off, the opening. Not a lot of differences, but I totally dig the Phantom Troupe looks. Chrollo looks so badass!
The episode is an exposition for what's coming, and so, I don't have a lot to talk about. Zushi and Wing were cool looking, although I think Zushi is a bit too short next to Gon and Killua. He is shorter in the manga, but we can't make sure because Togashi's art is not consistent. And unfortunately, Wing's scream wasn't that great. ((a recurrent issue in anime))
The encyclopedia is what I thought it would be. Gon and Killua talk about something related to the episode and end with a joke.
The new ending is better than the first one ((I hate the loud shouting style))
This shot of Kurapika is based on chapter 59's cover page
Zushi fights a man that looks identical to Mr. Heart from Fist of the North Star. and he was defeated in similar style as Kenshiro's
Machi with pink hair? BTW great episode (except for the opening that is changed just a bit)
Great new intro and ending! I also like the episode a lot, I think the Celestial Tower arc is one the most fun arcs in HXH (probably second to G.I.).
I noticed that Phinx's headdress resembles the one he wore in the ant arc (serpent design), an indication that the director intends to carry the anime through the ant arc =D (plus I think I noticed Morau in the silhouette in the openings??)
The new opening seems like they didn't invest much into it, which gives me hope that we'll get a new one for the Yorkshin arc. Yay! And Zushi and Wong's designs are awesome! So much better than in the 1999 anime. Wong looked especially great when shouting at Zushi through the crowd. I found both of them a little annoying in the previous anime, but now I like 'em just fune. Also, loved Zushi's seyuu, but Wong's... Umino Iruka?... That's what he sounds like, at least... not what I expected, but whatever.
And another great ending! They spoiled the type of nen the 4 main character possess in such a cool way XD I'm totally loving this ending! ~<3 And I wanna listen to the full version of the song.
But one big disappointing thing: I don't like Kuroro's design in the OP T_T I can't help it... TT_TT In the ending it seems OK, though... And the rest of the Spiders are looking good... Maybe it will get better when we actually reach the Yorkshin arc...?
I really liked this episode. A lot. Ok, given, intro song was not that great...But I want to know what they changed of the lyrics. I did not paid attention to them, someone who has a charitable soul can do that comparison?
And as always...The GIF spawn:
Anyway, at first when I saw Ren from Zushi and the scream from Wing I was a bit disappointed thinking that they will do Nen as a silly aura around the characters. Then I saw the ending and I KNOW that they're doing that now to avoid showing more until proper Nen is revealed, same as they did with Zebro.
Gyo in the ends looks amazing. If they can achieve doing the same aura around the body...It will be perfect.