What's so good about this show? Every site, forum and blog I visit they praise it and it's always on top
I tried to watch it but I failed to see why exactly is so good
Honest answer, you probably got turned off by the slow/deceptively light-hearted start. Give it time friend, it get's better.
It really only has issues with pacing, the rest is all personal preference. The exam arc puts a lot of people off but even that had a lot of cool moments, and I thought the exam phases were well thought out myself (like the badge game on the island or the tower).
Just finished watching it and I was getting really bored but then it started showing so many perspectives on all of the characters involved in the conflict showing the determination of allof them.
You get involved in how the story plays out and just enjoy the ride, it really takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions in the last few episodes
But if you started this thread to hear a bunch of buzzword faggots trash it ignore this reply.
>MFW last episode
I watched back in 2006, hardly anyone talked about it. Then they made the 2011 version and it was still hardly talked about but the threads were full of people who were reading/watching this shit since the 90s. Then after a couple of months the threads just burst with new fags bitching about the series and making waifus.
Am I supposed to feel bad that I didn't watch it in the 90s? It's still my favorite series.
>killua is so damn ugly in it.
Not a problem since kurapika's sexier in 99.
precisely. I watched it front to back because my friends kept trying to get me to watch longer shounen. It's shit but I grew to liking the show. I know my enjoyment of it comes from a combination of Stockholm Syndrom and sunken cost fallacy though.
>What's so good about this show?
Major HxH fan here. I'll give my insight:
>you literally never know what's gonna happen next
>Leorio, Kurapika, Gon and Killua are all interesting
>Gon using the fishing hook on Hisoka was a fantastic break in power levels, something you don't normally see in shounen
>Spider Troupe are cool as hell
>Kurapika is cool as hell
I'm sure there's more I could come up with.
This is how you spot an underage user.
You actually just tried to form a rebuttal by using the word "muh" and buzzwords. Unfortunately for you this isn't /v/. If you want to have a proper discussion on the subject you'll have to try a little harder than that.
I'm going to grab a scene at random, OK? Leorio punching Ging.
The manga had much less impact than in the anime. The anime had the action effects drawn much better plus the music gave the scene a lot more hype for impact. In the manga it just felt like some other normal thing Leorio was doing.
Not that anon but you can't just pin it down to scenes, the manga is better for having the complete and accurate story with no filler and nothing missing, and because Togashi has a good sense for composition and panelling. Some things, like the narration and intentional slowing down of time in CA arc, just work better in manga format too.
But if you need examples I preferred Gon-san, Meruem's death and Welfin's reveal of Komugi's name in the manga. They were all done well in the anime because they were key scenes, but I just feel it more strongly with the way Togashi builds up emotional tension and creates visual impact. Eg: using a lot of mostly white pages for Meruem/Komugi's scenes together, filling the page up with text to convey how stressed Welfin was, etc. The art isn't particularly good at that stage but the roughness suits brutal shit like Gon-san. Actually one big appeal of the manga is the lack of censorship and generally how much creepier shit looks, like pic related. The anime was very cute and bright in comparison.
You know, I was rewatching some of 2011 Yorkshin and comparing scenes to the manga, and I couldn't help but notice how much angrier Kurapika is in the 2011 adaptation.
>Scene where Nostrade's group is interrogating Uvogin about the auction and guests:
>manga: Kurapika gets angry, punches Uvogin in the face, still maintains his composure
>2011: Kurapika gets angry, punches Uvo, starts screaming like a raging faggot
>Scene where Kurapika's in the lobby, waiting to receive a text from Hisoka:
>manga: Kurapika is relaxed with his arms crossed
>2011: Kurapika smashes his fist to his hand and starts shaking, while whispering KUSOOOO
>2011 adds muh grainy flashback to dead tocino and baise
>>implying Kurapika gives a fucking shit about them
>2011 proceeds to adds more filler where Kurapika sees Senritsu, smiles, and calms down.
And so forth, jesus they made him so angry all the time in 2011 for god knows what purpose?
2011 Kurapika is straight up shit; his design is shit, his characterization is shit, it's all just shit. Thanks a lot, Badhouse.
Yorknew was excellent
Parts of Chimera Ant were good, all in the latter half
Parts of Election were good, basically anything involving Hisoka
Exactly one part of Greed Island was good, dodgeball
The rest was mediocre or bad
>Exactly one part of Greed Island was good, dodgeball
That's not how you spell Bisky.
Thanks dude, this is my favorite meme in these threads. Upvoted!
Ya either love shonen anime or ya hate it. I don't know what else to tell you.
Dem eyebrows. Picked up.
I started watching it a couple of months ago upon my brother recommendation; it starts off pretty boring, but I really got into it from the Trick Tower (Third? phase of the exam) onwards; it really breaks many expectations I had grown to have from Power Level shonen
One thing that actually really disapointed me was how Gon never implemented the fishing rod into his fighting style; I was expecting him to come up with fun attacks with it after he realised to could Enhance objects with Nen, but it never happened.
Yorknew Arc was best Arc anyhow
One thing I do have to say about HxH is that it probably has the worst character design of any major shounen. Nevermind the bodies (mostly the bland faces and hair), the clothes everyone wears are so half assed. No decoration, no interesting styles, and if Togashi feels like making them unique, he'll put some stupid shit on them, like the ribbons on Chrollo's and Zeno's pants. There's only a handful of good designs in the entire series.
It's good because, being an adaptation of the nineties manga, it has a genuine flare of vast, fun adventure to it. It isn't bound to one particular thematic element or style, like a lot of new or long-running shounen are; HxH goes through atypical "call to adventure" steps, training arcs, gritty crime&revenge stories, virtual reality, politics and gruesome, philosophical piece that is Chimera Ant. To put it simply, it's like watching Dragon Ball as a kid again.
I agree they're mostly bland and sometimes even uninspired but what you said about adding random shit to clothing to make them unique is stupid, especially in the examples you've given considering both of their attires clearly stand out even without those details. The only one i really remember thinking was awful is Phinks' weird pharaoh shit, but he's in a tracksuit most of the time so it's not much of a problem i guess.
The glasses guy from the DC arc looks so bland i thought he was just a random background character.
Kikyo's a crazy bitch but I've always been captivated by her design.
What I found really impressive was how it alternated between different genres and tone with each arc (like going from a gritty Crime Thriller to a more lighthearted Real-Life Video Game adventure)
The ants and Zodiacs for the most part were a mistake, honestly. There are some nice designs in those two groups though.
>The only one i really remember thinking was awful is Phinks' weird pharaoh shit
What the FUCK was up with that?
Dude randomly cosplays a Pharaoh when not wearing his jumpsuit and nobody ever reacts to it. It's not even something he wears on specific occasions like battles or anything, he just always wears the jumpsuit and out of the blue he'll start wearing the Pharaoh costume for no reason
Everyone in the PT has a very unique and recognisable design but Phynx is a mess
I tought it was great. He's a hunter after all don't forget, so he probably found some rare treasure and beign how he is he wanted to show off. It is always good to see a familiar character change their appearance somehow. I agree he had no style at first and I do believe he is the weakes of the 8
>It ties in with his name too.
Togashi's character designs are really underrated. Character designs should be reflective of character mannerisms, personality/identity, thematic function, etc. Some people don't understand the importance of that.
Shalnark is the only troupe member who is a hunter, as far as we know. Also in physical strength he's second after Uvo.
Good taste. I didn't like Youpi's much but everytime he morphed it was either creepy or intimidating as fuck so that made up for it.
It's hard to describe to be honest, But if you love watching characters develop slowly and them visiting loads of places and very unique characters come to life then you'll love it.
Adventure shows like this are very unique in these days.
It's a Battle Shounen that attacks different genres with each new story arc.
The only real bad part about it IMO is that a majority focuses on Gon and Killua when there are 4 main characters in the story.
Also, dat narrator in Chimera Ant Arc was great.
Granted, the other two get great moments when they show up, but could use more development.
Cheetu was good. It was shown the most on him how Ants are stupid because they lack the expierience in a fight even tough they have horrible strength. The Sylva git was funny you have to give them credit for that...
As a matter of fact Togashi said in an interview that he only had a few ideas left for what would come after the CA arc, so it's probably not so far from its end without counting the hiatus.
But his Yorkshin outfit was great, in fact I kind of want to see what other tribal outfits he has.
I agree though his most recent design is the best, he also looks really good with the cow.
Sorry m8 your bait's ineffective, we're too busy having a fun thread
>there are anons who actually believe HxH is "just getting started"
It's already been established they fucked him up, it sucks but can't be helped.
why are you both so afraid to love?
>ugly starving blob with a basketball head
Disgusting. I'll have this cute, healthy sleek little boy instead.
boys are meant to love boys, especially catboys
>hiatus x hiatus
>this manga will never end
>ca is best arc
>no yorkshin is
>ca ruined hxh
>yorkshin is overrated
>rose gon-san asspulls
>kite wasn't important to gon
>he was 2011fag badhouse
>2011 ia better
>2011 sucks 99 is better
>killua is cute
>pitou is my waifu
>pitou is female
>kurapika is male
>chrollo did nothing wrong
>genei ryodan did everything wrong
>killuafags are cancer
>animefags are cancer
>gay gay gay
>bad art scribbles
>naruto is better
>stop making daily generals
>ca best arc
>hiatus hiatus hiatus
>hiatus hiatus hiatus
>I only watch mature anime for mature people like myself
Is that what you're thinking? Because HxH is pretty on par with LoGH in terms of good writing and storytelling. Just because the main protagonist is a kid, who by the way is HARDLY an irritating character, doesn't make it any less worthy of watching.
You only watched 4 episodes. The first 3 episodes are generally considered shit by everyone, but it starts to pick up from there, and becomes excellent.
I'd say he gets more irritating but in a good way. The series present him as a very flawed character.
This is why I find him irritating
Then you should read the manga, the tanks scans are on BBT.
Also, HxH 2011 for the first 80-90 episodes was literally a show aimed at children. They toned down everything, removed the atmosphere of the manga and censored a lot of scenes. They ruined the Hunter Exam and Yorkshin City. They ruined Gon and Kurapika.
They couldn't censor the CA arc so they had to change time slot.
Kill yourself, retard.
Togashi and his wife are rich as fuck. He doesn't like to draw manga for work, drawing HxH is a hobby.
>Also, HxH 2011 for the first 80-90 episodes was literally a show aimed at children.
I don't think it's that I think that it was really just a general lack of effort on the part of part of Madhouse. A series being aimed at children doesn't excuse its poor direction.
I think the reason for the change was really because the first 4 arcs didn't do so well in Japan, despite the fact that they were the acclaimed arcs, so they had to change their approach.
>It's like it went from 90s Shounen to 80s Seinen.