Name which one you would:
2. Friends with benefits
3. One night stand
>endures a painful death he might not be able to come back from on a gamble
Kazuma is hard as shit.
NICE QUOTE SENPAI PLEASE
Hanabi is literally me.
ITT: First time you were ever saddened by an anime character's death
Why isn't this more common?
Laura is cute!
Laura is confirmed shit. So sayeth Chifune
>god-tier award winning light novel source material
>adapted by the best studio
>animation and art is a 10/10
>headed by perhaps the most talented TV director in the medium
How will this change the industry?
How many BD sales do you predict?
Is this going to be the logical conclusion to anime?
>not posting short haired fujiko
It's called having taste.
Is it safe to say One Piece is bigger in Japan, while Naruto is bigger worldwide?
Nerdier kids know what One Piece is here, but it's not even close to the size of the phenomenom Naruto is.
>No scanlations for Kanata no Astra
>Viz is the only way to read it in english
Shame, its a pretty fun ride but a lot of people won't end up reading it because of it only being on Viz.
Say something good to Kanna.
Alright, /a/. I don't get it. The 2011 adaptation of Hunter x Hunter is revered by many as extraordinary; a monument of it's medium, and a masterpiece of it's genre. Prior to watching, I had no idea it even boasted such a lofty reputation. I hold a great affection for Yu Yu Hakusho, and so I only gave Hunter a chance by it's author's label. After seeing it through to the end (ayy), I'm absolutely baffled by the overwhelmingly positive reception it's received. I honestly can't fathom that the man who wrote such a prolific shounen manga managed to fumble so badly with his sophomore series.
This show is so rife with missteps, I don't even know where to begin. It's plot is serviceable, and sometimes intriguing, but the staples holding it together are so bent out of shape, the whole thing falls apart. It's characters range from subpar to insufferable, and that's when they're lucky enough to even be written into the narrative. Gon is a somewhat interesting protagonist, but I wish I could say the same for all his friends. Killua is an angsty cliché with legs, and his backstory sounds like it was pasted from a tweenage RP forum. For a boy raised by a family of killer assassins who was bred never to trust or have friends, he sure has an easy time befriending Gon in the literal first 20 seconds that they meet. Kurapika takes the angst up even higher, but thankfully he and Leorio simply stop existing in the story's plot halfway through the series.
What happened to the chemistry? The development of Yu Yu Hakusho's characters is almost unparalleled, with all four protagonists growing and changing together over a long course of time. Yusuke is an almost entirely separate person at the end of the series. The four heroes of Hunter x Hunter become best chums almost immediately, and most of them are nearly identical in their final appearances to their introductions. It's incredibly disheartening, but not nearly as painful as Hunter's storytelling.
At one point, Kurapika reveals that he has the ability to access all five categories of Nen and use them to his full capacity at will. He also has an ability that allows him to capture and defeat any Spider with absolutely no effort whatsoever. He gains these powers immediately after learning to use Nen. In another scene, Killua inconceivably obtains an enormous power boost by removing a pin from his forehead, which was never mentioned prior. In an episode hailed as legendary, Gon gets angry and powers up to defeat an extremely powerful enemy, again with no effort whatsoever. This would be the show's most anticlimactic apex, if it weren't for another string of scenes in which the arc's primary antagonists all die from radiation poisoning off-screen. Except for the King, of course, who decides to stop being a bad guy altogether. I could go on for hours, especially regarding the atrocious asspulling of the final arc, but you get the idea. These are just a few of Hunter's horrendously written plot points, and they take a metal bat to the narrative's knees.
I could sit here for the rest of my weekend trying desperately to understand why this series is regarded as a beacon of greatness in the industry, but I feel I'm getting no closer to clarity. Why, /a/? What am I missing? What makes this series so spectacular?
Why did Gon want to kill this innocent girl? Is he a sasuke-tier edgemaster?
It wasn't her fucking fault that the hermaphrodite died.
The desire for revenge corrupted him.
It made him evil, while at the same time, the prince became good. That ending was really fucked up. It turned all the main characters into the villains and then it redeemed the original villains but they ended up getting killed anyway.
Most fedora tippers aren't sovereign citizens because they know fucking with the government will end poorly for them. They won't insult their boss because they don't want to get fired. People put up with a lot of shit out of a sense of self-preservation, so why would anyone insult a being that has control over their afterlife? If there was a Darwin Award for ghosts they'd win it right there.
So FLCL 2 isn't too far away.
Are they going to use new Pillows music or stuff they've already made?
Either way, should I be hyped?