^That is not Gon's mother.
I must say that Reason is really catchy. Especially the last part of the song.
They used it too much in the movie's trailers.
Looks like next week is the last HxH episode for 2012 (No ep on the 30th, right?). 2013 is gonna be great for HxH fans
Holy crap. No, seriously, HOLY SHIT! THAT WAS FRICKIN' AWESOME!!!!!!!
DAT OPENING, DAT ENDING, DAT GON HEAD SMOKE!!!!!!
OK, OK, calm down... it's just that I can't quite put into words how damn awesome this episode was, this episode single-handedly took my HxH love that was becoming less hyped and made it skyrocket. Every little detail, from the Ren, Gon's aura when he was angry, the voices, the MUSIC (seriously, the music going all awesome and then winding down when Gon got stuck made my day), its placement, everything, everything!
I <3 HUNTERXHUNTER and... Madhouse, you truly love it too. Thanks for making this great series.
And now, if you'll excuse me, I now shall re-watch the OP/ED until I can no longer fangasm.
I'm a little disappointed they revealed what Ging looks like in the opening. Would've been better in my opinion if they waited until after he's actually shown in the story. I remember it was pretty awesome when they first showed his face in the manga. Anime watchers who haven't read the manga won't get the same feeling.
^But we already know what Ging looks like from the time we saw him riding on the giant dragon lol. The only difference is he has spiky hair.... xD
Hmm really? My memory is fuzzy then . I just remember when I saw him after the Chimera arc, I was surprised because he looked different from what I remember.
Man, that really got me excited for what's too come. I noticed right off the bat that the music placement this episode actually fell to the background unlike in about 90% of Yorkshin. Maybe it's just better when the editors aren't trying too hard. Even though it still covered around 3 chapters, if I was an anime-only watcher I wouldn't say it felt rushed at all. That's a plus.
Now's that's what a second/third/fourth version of Departure should look like! The choreography in the new opening isn't as good as the first one, but the visuals are about 100X better so I'm not complaining. Can I just say I love how Killua's hatsu actually looks like lightning now? It's supposed to be a static flash, but I always thought he was playing with string or something in the OVA openings. I also love how Gon's attack flickers on and off showing how his aura, concentration, and will to bring it out aren't at constant all the time. I'm happy to say goodbye to that old "his arm glows" animation for it. As for the ending, I agree on the feel-good mood it gives off which I think really suits GI since it is one of the more shounen-esque arcs of the series.
- Bisuke looks more 'little girl' like than in the OVAs. I think that suits her.
- So we can assume Milluki was there the whole time. I'm sad they skipped it but glad they mentioned it at all.
- "It looks like his brain exploded again." lol, Killua awesome friend.
- I thought this would be the last we see of chibi-Gon/Killua. Looks like I was wrong.
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If you guys like a good read, just found an interesting article regarding anime adaptations
Yes I know it's not about HxH but Jojo(you should still check it out though cause the show is kickass) but a lot of what he says got me thinking about the Madhouse's take on Hunter x Hunter and how they should adapt the story moving forward.
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I've heard a lot of sentiments regarding the OP saying it spoils way too much. What do you guys think? Personally, as a manga reader, I don't think so. You'd have to look really hard into it to get any major spoilers, and it's because I know what's going to happen that I even caught on to that stuff.
GOD DAMMIT GREED ISLAND LOOKS AMAZING!!
Seriously, the new opening has me hyped. Finally, the arc I've been anticipating the most is getting animated! Everyone of the new character looks great, particularly Biscuit and Genthru. This arc is going to be BOSS!
I love you guys.
I read all your posts before watching the episode to hype myself to death.
I'm just full of feelings right now.
I have been listening to reason for the past few hours.It oddly addictive and catchy.I love it!!They need to release the full song now!
With the new Greed Island tutorial segment, I wonder would there be any more gay moment between Gon and killua...
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The Huncyclopedia, while awesome, only really added new information every once in a while, mostly just repeating old information in a (very) funny way. I hope the Greed Island Tutorial actually tells new information (to anime-only fans), like cards descriptions, city descriptions and whatnot.