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After getting sucked in by college and tumblr, I finally got caught up to the episodes. Haha, so that would explain why some of you get Thanks/Likes for posts over 20 pages ago. XD
Anyway, everyone already said what I wanted to say, really. I like how MH is bringing back that adventure spirit in HxH again. The OP and ED really help. I think this is the best OP sequence yet frankly, although I could just be saying that because I still can't get over how awesome it is. Departure fits GI arc a lot. And I was mildly surprised how different Reason is from the last two songs... but it fits, really. Even when they play the song towards the end scenes of each episode. I really like it.
Also, I just realized that I never tire of training scenes in HxH. I usually get bored with those sometimes, but HxH has yet to bore me. GI will be awesome. I can feel it.
Spoiler: NOT REALLY A SPOILER BUT IT MAKES THE POST LONG (ANIME-WATCHERS CAN READ): RANT ABOUT KILLUA show
I'm sorry. I just had a lot of feels.
Well, think of it this way. It will get some watchers to read the manga to find out all the neat things they missed.
Long post is long. But hey, I haven't been here in a while, and you guys are probably used to long posts by now anyways. XD
OMG MH's already drawn her so baby-ish at this point of the anime, that's too bad
I'm still on the marathon, just paused episode 32. I got to say as much as I love the 1999 version, Madhouse definitely has done an excellent job in retelling the story.
One of the things I love with this reboot is that its a bit more serious than comedic. I do enjoy the comedy from time to time but I think it works well with this approach. Sticking more with the manga is a big YAY!! Although, I was psyched when they gave Canary more screen time. She's awesome!!
Before I unpause, I like 'Departure'... yes, throw what ever you like at me but I do like it. The 1st version more than the 2nd one
Many says that Departure doesn't fit York New and CA arcs but well, adventuring doesn't always end in a happy note. That's the beauty of it (adventure), you don't know what will happen but it surely sucks if it ends/becomes bad.
I don't have anything else to contribute, because it'd be things I've already mentioned a gazillion times. But, I know Togashi is in the business of deconstructing tropes, and Killua is no exception to this.
On a side note: I also hate it when people compare Killua to Hiei. Yeah, there are similarities. But other than being created by the same mangaka, having dark pasts, being quick, and possessing the highest kill count out of the protagonists, they really are too very different characters. (And Hiei is overrated, IMO)
Welcome back! I hope college is going well.
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He looks cool, but... That's it. He doesn't seem interesting enough to compare even to my least favourite Kurapika.
Thanks, and yes, college has been (surprisingly) going well for me. Well, so far at least. XD
What is Assassin Killua anyway? At first we were led to believe that he's a professional. Then we hear from a few snippets of conversation that he's like Hisoka. We see him butcher Jones with a v. lewd look on his face and subsequently, a reference to him in "normal mode". So he has something like a split personality and the other personality enjoys it, then? Then we witness from his interactions with the butlers and so on that he's a pretty normal kid. None of this is consistent. If you're making a point about how surprisingly different people are in different circumstances you have to communicate it in a convincing manner. So what the hell is he? Far as i'm concerned, Togashi got into several false starts. In the end, he used Killua's backstory for narrative purposes and just let the friendship between Gon & Killua carry itself. Which is fine after about 20 to 30 episodes. But before that, give the audience something they can understand at least, yeah?
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The title of the 62 episode seems to be "Genjitsu to Genseki" which could be either "Reality and Gemstone" or "Reality and Original Domicile" o.o
Either way, the main point of the episode will probably be the discovery made by Shalnark.
The thing is, I don't think we were supposed to understand who Killua is until the end of the Hunter Exam arc and the mini-Zoldyck arc. True, we've seen lots of different tones of his character. He's a professional, he's capable, he has no qualms with killing, he's pretty normal around other people. You weren't supposed to know if you could trust Killua. He's like the unreliable ally early on. Only Gon really trusted him from the start; Kurapika and Leorio didn't until towards the end of the arc, because they see that there's more to Killua than just a killer.Quote:
To me, it's less that it's inconsistent and more that his characteristics don't mesh well together until you get to understand him, you know? He can function normally. But he can also kill, and there are times that he enjoys killing. But that's because he grew up killing people. That was his whole life before Gon. I don't think he was supposed to make sense in the first few episodes because Togashi's goal was to make you doubt whether Killua should be trusted. That's my take on it, anyway.
I don't think he sported a split personality except in the '99 adaptation.
I don't think he sported a split personality, either. I see it more as an extension of his determination. He's faced with a situation where it's kill or be killed, so he naturally goes back to his training, and does things in a way that would be indicative of his training. "Assassin Killua" isn't a separate personality, but a state of mind he goes into when it's necessary for him to kill or intimidate his opponent. Either way, Killua's still Killua.
And as far as a Zoldyck goes, he's probably the one sibling who's the most mentally sound. That's probably one factor that went into naming him the heir of the business.
I think childhood rebellion is a good enough reason. The kid's 12 at the beginning of the story. In general, Killua loathes authority of any kind (not just towards his family). Plus, I think making a friend (his goal), and wanting to be with that person is a good enough reason to have a change of heart. And it's not something that happens overnight. His killer nature is prevalent in Hunter Exam, and in Heaven's Arena we see him struggle with it a little bit because he can't just go and kill Sadaso in his sleep.
I agree with Cinnabar. At the beginning, he's supposed to be like an unreliable ally at first. Then he meets Gon, who saves him with Kurapika and Leorio, and that solidifies his resolve to change.
It's interesting that you mention at the beginning how Killua mentioned him and Hisoka are alike. Aside from his desire to kill people (not to the bloodthirsty extent as Hisoka), there are a lot of fundamental similarities between the two (i.e. both can be deceitful and liars), and I like that Togashi didn't forget about this.
Whoa. Welcome back, Cinnabar!
I'm kind of hoping for a filler arc so then we don't catch up too quickly.
That's actually one of the first things I noticed. For me, I'm honestly fine with how either adaption handled the comedy. With Nippon's being more overly emphasized and set to make any passing watcher laugh, and Madhouse that goes for subtle quips that only rely on voice acting and essence for a chuckle from the audience.Originally Posted by shnugin
Before Gon/Kurapika/Leorio came to pick him up at Kukuro Mountain, that's probably the mindset he'd been in the whole time.