59: Bidding and impatience. I think... Or rather hope, that the episode would end with
60: Sth like "the Rules and the Start". Probably it'll cover at least up to 127. That's about 3.5ch with 50 pages as well.
Then we have some holiday... Maybe holiday specials, not sure so don't get your hopes up.
61: "Invitation and A Close Friend". Obviously, at least mid-131. I hope, that'll be the ending with
Not that 3.5 ch/ep is bad, but they should leave some extra material for when the action starts. Otherwise it'll be very dragging when the time comes.
Now we have ~65 chapters till the end of GI. Going with this pace that's gonna be about 19 episodes; and considering that there's gonna be some action, I'd guess about 17-18. That's too fast if you ask me =O
On the whole, will/when will Hunter x Hunter get licensed debate. I really wanna see FUNimation license it, seeing as they have Yu Yu Hakusho AND Level E. All they'd need is Hunter x Hunter and they'd have a full Togashi set (if you don't count Sailor Moon) but i see it as unlikely for them. FUNimation hates Crunchyroll and almost never licenses shows they have. Fairy Tail was one exception due to fan demand, and FUNimation even told fans multiple times they weren't interested in Fairy Tail but the fans kept nagging them so they licensed it with the intention of dropping it soon after but it sold better than expected. Now, you would think with Yu Yu Hakusho being a veteran title for them, they'd jump at the chance to get another series by Togashi. Sadly, this isn't the case. FUNi treats YYH pretty poorly, when FUNi was asked about the Yu Yu Hakusho Poltergeist Report movie they said it's not really a top priority, thus suggesting, they don't really care much about Yu Yu Hakusho anymore even though it makes money. On top of that, FUNi has alot of ongoing long runners on their plate right now, and fans get upset when you don't finish something, so in the future it's likely going to hurt FUNi's name. They have Fairy Tail (ongoing), Toriko (ongoing) One Piece (ongoing with no end in sight), DBZ Kai (Buu saga was recently announced), SGT. Frog (they've probably dropped this by now), Shin Chan (i never thought they'd finish this and it doesn't look like they will either), and Case Closed (they flat out said they were done with this series, but they're still interested in the movies). Hunter x Hunter would just be another long running shounen that'd dig them in an even deeper hole than they already are. Sailor Moon has proved it's a money maker time and time again, and people have been begging FUNi to get this for years now and they STILL haven't grabbed it up. With the announcement of the Sailor Moon remake that makes it even less likely they'll get it. So, if they passed on licensing a known money maker, i doubt they'd be in any rush to go and get a remake of a series that's already flopped for their competition (VIZ). However, i still really wish they'd license it because it'd add to their Togashi collection, AND, we'd get a dub for it, AND, we'd get cheap and affordable DVD/Blu-Rays, AND, we'd get season sets of the series much quicker than we would with any other company. Honestly, FUNi IS the only company i'd wanna see license Hunter x Hunter but FUNi has been in a ecchi complex for quite a while now, and wants to only license a bunch of boobie animes. Then theirs VIZ, who usually never finish long runners not named Naruto or Bleach. Plus, they didn't even get the OVAs of the first series, but i have heard they've been getting demand for the remake. Then theres Aniplex. Please, no. Aniplex would charge 80 bucks for 13 episodes probably. Then theres Sentai, who doesn't dub long runners, and even with sub only long runners they've dropped them all. Those are pretty much the Anime licensing giants right now, as most everybody else is dying soooooooooooo but HEY there IS a bright side. Fairy Tail wasn't announced for a licensing till it was on episode 74. Hunter x Hunter is only on 59. It's suuuper early for a license-ship to even begin being discussed, so theirs still hope. Let's give it another 50 episodes.
My guess for the 62+:
So the Chimera Ants should start by May ^^
The anime is going through the manga pretty quickly.
The number of chapters in each arc (from Hunterpedia):
The Ant arc doubles the G.I one.
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Edit: well, Kazna posted it just before me. Anyway, I'll leave this here...
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Chimera Ants are twice as long as GI but... The chapter are much less informative. So if GI will be 18 episodes, I think it would be no surprise to see Chimera Ants covered in like... 30 episodes? O_O
biskes ........ Chisa Yokoyama
Greed Island chapters are far more substantial, they may speed up the 'getting to' Greed Island part, but once we are there, I expect at least 30 episodes of Greed Island.
Chimera Ants arc I expect no less than 60 episodes. Election arc will be a nice smooth 10 episodes.
=/ I've never said this but 57/58 the pacing of the mini arc and violence edit is why I frown upon Madhouse version of HxH. They broke my heart so many scenes that were suppose have depth and a feel of seriousness was simply rushed through you couldn't get a real grip on the situation....Poorly done if you ask me very poorly done......Pre-HxH anime was better just dragged out at moments which Madhouse fast paced makes me understand why it was.
WE'RE GONNA SEE THE ROCK! WE'RE GONNA SEE THE ROCK!
TBH While I enjoyed it I never shared many people's feelings on greed island as being my favorite arc, it never really felt like a game to me and some of the damn text walls were just annoying to read (it wasn't on medaka box level though, thank god) I was mostly interested in Gon and Killua's training, though I assume madhouse will make me like this arc better, since I certianly like york shin a fair amount more than I used to.
Rereading GI I noticed that some chapters are even shorter than 15 pages, bringing an average down to 14. With 64.5 chapters left till the meeting, it's ~900 pages. Don't forget that some pages may have just 1-2 frames like in action scenes. So maybe a 50pg/ep pace is not too crazy. And Chimera Ants' chapters are even shorter information-wise. The 133 chapters (plus ~6 pages of a flashback) have the same page count average as GI, but the pages have much less frames and speaking. If they want to keep an episode interesting, a wise thing would be to cover about 60 pages (the beginning goes wel with 50pg/ep, but then it's all action, so the pace has to double). That sums up to 32 episodes.
No point thinking about it now, though.