I’ve been watching a ton of anime lately. Hunter x Hunter, After the Rain, Dorohedoro, and My Hero Academia are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. I’m enjoying each one and I get something different out of all of them. Watching anime is so much fun, and I’m very thankful there’s so much good stuff to watch but I’d like to take some time and write about Hunter x Hunter in this post.
Hunter x Hunter is definitely the most “fun” show out of the four listed above. By “fun” I mean that it makes me feel like I’m twelve again and the world is open and ready for me to adventure throughout. I still see the world that way, but Gon and Killua bring a vibe to the show that makes it almost impossible to not feel a youthful sense of joy and energy. I love the show for that. My girlfriend and I love watching Gon and Killua’s adventures and interactions and we constantly cheer them on, even though they can handle themselves! We just finished the Phantom Troupe arc and have now entered into the world of Greed Island. If I’m being honest, I miss the Phantom Troupe arc. I loved seeing Kurapika destroy Uvo and feeling some of the weight lift off Kurapika’s shoulders as his revenge was carried out. Even if that weight was immediately replaced by other realizations as Kurapika gained more knowledge and experience throughout his journey.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Greed Island’s arc so far, but the Phantom Troupe really had its claws in me. Also, I loved the few episodes that took place in between those two arcs. We were able to see Gon and Killua’s journey to Whale Island and learn more about Gon’s cousin Mito. This is also our introduction into Greed Island. Gon is given the object that contains his dad Ging’s voice, which clued them into the fact that Greed Island is a video game created by Ging. This game is the key to meeting Ging one day. Will Gon pull it off? I’m sure he will, even if Ging explicitly said on the recording that he didn’t want to see Gon. Ging seems like a cool character, but he is a terrible father.
I love this show so much and I still have many, many episodes to enjoy. I’ll keep watching other anime in between spurts of episodes, but I will always make my way back to HxH.
Also, check out this amazing gif of Killua skateboarding!