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Personally I'd actually prefer it if Togashi would just quit the manga and continue the series with the anime. He wouldn't have to draw that way! However that's not going to happen for a multitude of reasons.
Who knows, maybe Togashi can plan room for some constructive filler in his next chapters. Then again, it's entirely likely that he wouldn't care enough to do that.
When they eventually catch up with the anime (which will probably be next year) Madhouse should just pause the anime for a year or two or when Togashi's close to finishing the series, and then continue and finish the anime. I don't really want any filler arcs...
It doesn't really feel that fast paced though. I mean yeah, there was one or two episodes in G.I. that rushed things, but other than that the pace has been fine. The best pacing was in Heaven's Arena in my opinion, so it would be cool to see the rest of the anime follow that pace.
To be frank, even if Madhouse did adapt 2 chapters/episode and slowed down their pacing, that wouldn't make up for the hiatus' Togashi's been and will continue to be on. The anime would still end at some point. Just a few months later. Yeah it sucks, but slower pacing has limited effect on keeping the show from ending.
Last edited by Riruru; January 27, 2013 at 04:18 PM.
Well I mainly don't like it because it's pretty detrimental to the build-up of suspense, there's no sense of tension or anything apart from a few instances, I for one really love feeling that tension so the 2011 version comes off as a bit disappointing, of course that's a personal opinion and I'm not trying to start another 1999 vs 2011 flame war.
I don't know... I think the pacing is pretty good overall. There were still a lot of heart-stopping moments in the anime, like the scene where Gon and Killua were tailing the Spiders and got caught. I kinda like the fast pace. It brings a different kind of tension.
Heaven's Arena was definitely the best adaptation of all the HxH arcs thus far for me. Everything there was just perfect.
I don't want filler arcs but... I'd still be interested if MH decides to do something like a spinoff series.
I don't want any fillers. For the most part, I feel like they do more good than harm. I wouldn't mind the manga stopping (at chapter 339 or something), and then Madhouse doing an OVA special side story about some of the other characters, with Togashi's consultation or something.
Other than a couple episodes I haven't felt the pacing was too fast. They're likely aware of Togashi's hiatuses, but it could be due to other reasons they're cutting things out... budgeting? Maybe they have to complete GI arc in a set number of episodes to keep up with the anime season? Maybe they only have so much they can spend on this arc? Other than 62, I don't feel like they've been going too fast, actually, and although the ant arc is long, I hope they go back to doing 2-3 chapters per episode or something after GI is over.
Has there ever been an occasion that a Mangaka gave scripts or ideas to the continuation of a series or tell the staff how to finish an arc before it was published in manga form?
I recall one such case which is Gash bell and I think that maybe if Togashi has the arc planned out he might give Madhouse his story to animate before it's drawn and then you have a real continuation after the election arc.
Last edited by cipher; January 28, 2013 at 02:11 PM.
That aside, your filler ideas are pretty cool.