Why haven't you watched the best version yet? Aren't you a fan?
Well that's good for you then.
I'm gonna ignore this for now.
Well, because the whole thing is pays more respect to the original work, as an adaptation (and I'm not talking of fidelity, like the story being more accurate to the manga).
As you can see in the screenshots (even if I'm obligated to admit they are cherry picked), there is a real atmosphere in this anime, created by the selected color palette, the shots and their composition, that could be nothing but actually that gives a nicer feeling to the whole series than 2011.
The pacing is more relaxed, but in my opinion that's the perfect pacing an adventure shounen can have. Like the best parts of the beginning of Naruto and Bleach (they turned to shit pacing quite fast but were correct originally), there are well-thought fillers to rythm the visual and temporal narration, when the 2011 series is very fast-paced, that's kind of "exilarating" for an action series as you don't feel the time passing by, but is at the expense of the installation of atmosphere, characters development IN THE LITTLE DETAILS that makes them all more likeabe (Mito-san in the first episodes is well done, that should convince anyone that share my mindset about this).
And there is more but that's more about details, like animation is 100% unequal, but has very high peaks, Kurapika that's a cooler representation in my opinion, the soundtrack that feels more fantasy and adventurous most of the times, and overall nicer compared to the common 2011's one that tries to imitate a Death Note feeling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL4jhetWLn4
And there's more but you'll discover that by yourself.
I already have, though. It's the GOAT.
But I know you'll not read all of this anyway and that will not convince you.
Did you upscale it or something? I guess, the quality is well conserved like in >>137284130
Oh yeah, I should think twice before posting. That's obvious with the filename.
I compared when Gon and Killua are stalking Micha and Nobunaga in both versions, and the 1999 was much better. 2001 had a few better points like the immediate moment after they get found out, but it was an actually surprising difference in talent on display to convey one of the more suspenseful sequences.
Honestly the greatest adventure story I've ever seen. Like, I watched '11 first and liked it quite a bit, but it can't hold a candle to how I felt watching this.
Posting other grid, I like these things.
I'm still not sure, although from the sound of it the 99' version seems to be more up my alley.
My uncertainty stems mainly from the fact that HxH would be the first long running shounen I'd have watched, and deciding between the two is a real pain.
That's another great compilation, I gotta thank you.
Well, to sum it up.
If you prefer FMA:B, Magi, Seven Deadly Sins type of anime you should go with 2011.
If you don't mind the older visuals but prefer the "tropes" used in FMA 2003, GTO, Cowboy Bebop, Cardcaptor Sakura, Hajime no Ippo, you should go with 99 version.
Try the manga first to see if you like it? If you don't like it by volume 9-10 then it's probably best to drop it. Also grab the redrawn scans off of BBT if you do decide to read it.
I watched it shortly before EncoderAnon's version.
I didn't say CCS and Bebop were similar in every way but they share some things common to older anime, I can't really explain them but it's a but touched in my earlier explanation.
New anon here. They're both worth watching, but the direction and writing feel far more consistent and cohesive in the original adaptation. Hunter x Hunter is an excellent and engaging story in any format, but it's presented the best in Furuhashi's version. People may complain that Madhouse's is truer to the source material, but I'd argue that a personal vision which succeeds the original is the absolute best an adaptation can be. Arguments of filler are moot; all anime-original content is thematically relevant and contributes to character development and the overall emotional resonance of the series. I honestly don't think there's a better done shounen out there.
Watch 2011. It's the consistent and better paced version with no fillers, and it goes up to the best arc. The 99fag who say it's "light" didn't watch it.
Also, HxH is nothing like other shonen, most of us in the threads dislike battle shounen as a whole but this one is as well written as higher seinen.
>Also, HxH is nothing like other shonen, most of us in the threads dislike battle shounen as a whole but this one is as well written as higher seinen.
> It's the better paced version
Faster doesn't mean better
>with no fillers
Fillers aren't always a con
>The 99fag who say it's "light" didn't watch it.
It's not light, it's lighter, and it doesn't always suit the anime
Even the tone of your webm is light (even if not light) and the execution of this scene is VERY DIFFERENT in both anime, I prefer the 1999 one that feels more intimate than the 2011 one where they break everything and jump everywhere. The action and animation is better for this fight in 2011 though.
1999 has the best red palette. And that's shared with Tsuioku-hen, Matsushima got some good tastes in colors, he must like sunsets.
Thanks for the input, I guess I will try the manga first and then decide, but I'll probably just do it reversely to the order in which I watched FMA, just to get a different perspective in regard to directors changing the source material.
Really wish 2011 had a similar palette.
The 1999 version for comparison. Hunter x Hunter 2011 is very superpowers jumping all over the place explosions and debris, where 1999 is more intimate and better fits the tone for the scene.
>The action and animation is better for this fight in 2011 though.
I dunno about that. This fight was well animated and there are a lot of subtle improvements in character acting as well, which make it a lot more tense.
Good idea. It's good to realize how much the staff can interpret the manga for the translation into anime and change it into a completely different thing. While manga goes directly to the reader, after some editors input.
I like it when it's going through the prism of some directors.
Finaly someone who understands the importance Matsushima played in 99. Sad he only did 10 episodes
I'd argue that in this instance the more uninspired adaptation that sticks closer to the manga is better, but I do agree with your sentinments on the importance of a director with an actual vision.
>Arguments of filler are moot; all anime-original content is thematically relevant and contributes to character development
See, this is where I disagree. The filler in '99 were poorly-written, out of character, and plain unfitting. Killua's degradation to pointless edginess and unsubtle expressions made no sense, Gon's reactions were just overboard, and Leorio was made TOO competent. It's the main reason I would never recommend 1999 first.
>there are a lot of subtle improvements in character acting as well
My favorite part of this 99's fight is when Kurapika is back to the wall and searching for an escape, turning his head quickly, that's nice acting I guess.
But the earlier movements are often a bit weird, and the storyboard isn't especially impressive, even if I like the fact it doesn't jump everywhere in an exaggerated manner.
I think a lot of people understands it though? At least among the 99 lovers.
I loved pic related flashback/illusion too, what the fuck did they do in 2011 with the drink that makes you shit or something?
>out of character
I tend to think of adaptations as independent works rather than straight clones, so I can't really understand those sentiments. I think the characters are consistent and consistently developed throughout the show, all interesting in their own right, no matter how they compare to the characters they're based on. Many "filler" parts were among the highlights of the show. Like episode 7's treatment of Leorio's character (>>137286956) and the finale to the battleship arc.
Fair enough. I definitely think that Madhouse's version is very impressive in maintaining a solid standard of technical quality for so long.
Who cares if people watch the anime? They need convincing to read the manga instead thanks to the retarded 'HxH has shit art' meme. It took me far too long to experience the best version of the series because /a/ kept telling me Togashi can't draw.
>proper release never
Fuck Japan for butchering the releases.
I think people on /a/ hate manga in general.
Yeah it's true. I haven't read the manga myself but it seems quite good and I like the art (when it's not storyboards only, that are reworked on anyway).
The drawings have personality and feels sometimes childish and fun, and sometimes darker.
The style looks a bit like Rumiko Takahashi's drawings I guess.
The flashback wasnt in the manga, Leorio just mentioned that his friend died because he didnt have enough money. Furuhashi took that and expanded it.
True, but reading the manga is pretty much mandatory for series like OP and Jojo according to their respective fanbases, whereas HxH fans get away with skipping it based on that turkey page.
People who skip out on the manga get rightfully shat on at least.
>makes a webm of the only few seconds of real animation in that fight
>rest of it is shitty stills and panning
Reallly i think the only bad thing about it is the filler, except the battleship which was really good.
Also do the GI OVAs count as part of the 99 anime? Because those were even worse than the madhouse movies.
>Also do the GI OVAs count as part of the 99 anime? Because those were even worse than the madhouse movies.
I don't know, I guess they count but I agree they are bad, or at least they are very ugly, but I thought they were okay apart from that.
But that cute girl...
Almost completely differend staff than the ones made 99 and differend production method...
Overall they dont count as part of 99 (neither does yorkshin ova Τbh but since its pretty close to 99 and its good, its considered as part of it)
>Leorio was made TOO competent
What? It's been a while since i watched 99 but i'm pretty sure he was as competent as he was in the manga. Are you sure you're not thinking of how useless they made him in 2011?