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OH MY GOSH I AM NOT ALONE
I read every single post in the Anime Discussion forum before joining too. I have no life either. XD Welcome to the forums! Looking forward to talk to you about HxH!
(I was gonna make my username Cinnabar Island, actually. But I thought was too long. XD)
I did the same thing reading all the pages because I'm an HxH fan and reading other people opinions about it just gave me that extra satisfaction...Both good and bad i might say. Mostly the people talking shit and comparing it to the "masterpiece" (1999 anime) was what got to me and urged me to join pretty much...I know thats a weird reason but after reading the manga i just had to put my 2 cents on the comparison discussions..
Other than that I'm glad HxH 2011 anime is around... It would be a drag to wait through hiatuses to discuss HxH in general....=
Even if Madhouse adaption didn't exist, the fact stands that the manga was selling well enough to make not only an anime but a movie. And despite not releasing as many volumes, HxH still makes it onto top selling manga lists. Keeping a manga that releases a volume or two a year but sells over 3mill copies per, rather than dropping it for a random amateur shounen that sells a couple hundred copies every few months would still be more profitable.
And if the publishing company dropped HxH, Togashi would troll his way to find another one
Nah, HxH would still thrive without the anime. But the anime does bring in new fans (how many of us joined this site this year because of HxH?), and it's actually keeping the fandom alive while there's a hiatus. A lot of threads are popping up recently, and not just this one. I haven't been around long enough, but I imagine this side of the forums to be a bit of a ghost town if not for the anime (and soon to come, movie!). XD
It's like we're all revisiting (or just visiting for some of us) the story again. It's great!
How much has the anime elevate the popularity?
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I leave for a night of studying and we pick up new members by the side of the road? I like this!
I'm of the opinion that Hunter x Hunter is that awesome of a story that people still talk about it for ages. Though the anime currently airing certainly helps in that regard.
Plus, after Heaven's Arena, the anime has been having better reception. It's nearly at an 8.5/10 at MAL. It's about 7.8 at ANN. Ratings are good. I'm not sure how things are on the merchandise front. Either way, I can't see HxH going away anytime soon. I think they have plans to animate the Ant Arc...