Kenn (mazokuxelloss) wrote in review_this,

The new obsession..

Title: Hunter x Hunter (Tv)

Genre: Adventure/Action/Shounen

Length: 62 Episodes (30 min)

Format watched: .AVI (Only available fansubbed)

The three shounen action animes that I'm so surprised havn't been licensed. Flame of Recca, Naruto, and this.It's also from the creator of Yu Yu Hakusho (Although I liked this a lot more than YYH)

This series revolves around a young curious boy who enjoyed adventuring out in his woods on his small in the middle of no where island. Very much like Goku from Dragonball, Gon (main characters name) loved to adventure and play with animals and overall have fun. He lived with his Grandpa and Aunt Mito. His parents both died before he got to know them at all really.

One day in the woods he was suddenly attacked by an angry animal, only to be saved by a Hunter. Hunter's are specialists of all kinds, they're above normal people in a noble kind of way, but they do all sorts of things. Some explore new worlds, some work on historical things, some fight badguys, some -are- badguys.

From this hunter named Kaito, Gon learns his father is alive and a famous hunter, saying the only way to meet his father he would have to become a hunter himself. Mito knew about his father and finally told Gon about him. So Gon set out to become a Hunter. But first he'd have to get there, in the first city he went to he met a smooth talking guy named Leorio. Gon helped Leorio in a few situations and Leorio did the same for Gon, they soon became friends.

Leorio also wanted to become a Hunter so he could become a doctor to save people, because his friend died from a strange disease and Leorio wanted to save as many people as he could.

So Leorio and Gon continue going toward the Hunter exams to become Hunters, where they meet a man named Kurapica, he was from the kuruta tribe and also wanted to become a Hunter. He wanted to become a Hunter so he could take revenge for his clan vs an organization called the Genei Ryodan(Phantom Brigade, The Spider, etc). When angered his eyes turned red and he gained immense power.

They all finally get to the Hunter exam and meet Killua there, a young boy who was extremly skilled at almost everything he did. They find out he's an assassin and he was bored, so entered the exam for fun.

But the hunter exam is only the beggining. During the exam the series is mostly light hearted and adventerous, very funny and enjoyable.

After it, and the Celestial Tower. The anime becomes much darker.

It's basic shounen plot, but it's not all about fighting and being the most powerful. Most the time the main character Gon isn't the strongest..infact..he never really is.

The end was pretty bad, just like most animes. It left a lot to be desired, but it all wraps up in the OAV, which I'll review later.

All in all I enjoyed the anime, I quickly bonded to the insane Hisoka character whos never really a badguy or goodguy. (Xelloss anyone?!) I definatly reccomend it to fans of the genre, it's not as good as Naruto, but it's still top notch.

Characters: 10
Story: 9
Animation: 8
Sound: 8
Music: 9

Total: 8.8/10

You can get it from Bittorrents on the net, unfortunatly the last eps are all stuck in a huge torrent (26-62), still a good anime for fans of Naruto, Dragonball, Shaman King, etc.
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