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ChunkySkillz's Hunter x Hunter Tv Review

Hunter x Hunter

Hunter x Hunter tv Review

Gon was just a boy who lived in a world where one of the most dangerous professions is a hunter. Many people aspire to be hunters but few are able to prevail over the numerous trials and ultimately succeed. During a chance encounter with a mysterious man Gon discovered that his father is one of the most exemplary hunters, with his fame and reputation spreading far and wide. Unfortunately, his father had abandoned him at an early age and his whereabouts remain unknown. The only clue he left behind is a picture and stories about his exploits.

Thus begins Gon's quest to become a Hunter and ultimately, find his father. Along the perilous road he meets Leorio, a slacker with an inclination to medicine; Kurapika, who is myterious and aloof; and a young boy of about his age, Killua, a member of an elite assassin family. Together, they embark to face challenges to realize their shared dream of being a Hunter. What dangers lie ahead in this dangerous and cruel reality in which secrets are protected with lives, and dreams are the pathway to peril?

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Story & Characters

Gon is not your average country boy, as we soon find out when Gon is able to catch a 50-foot fish (with spikes growing out of it, weird…). Gon is the son of a legendary hunter, and like any good son he dreams of finally following in the footsteps of his father. Dedicated to his goal, Gon soon leaps onto a boat bound for the Hunter examination, where it is rumored that thousands will participate but only a select few will join the elite class of the Hunters. While on the boat Gon quickly learns that everything about his journey is a test, as he in introduced to two other Hunter wannabes Leorio and Kurapika. The three Hunter trainees soon develop a friendship as they discover that they must work together in order to get to the exam, and make it out alive.

Once at the Exam hall, Gon, Leorio and Kurapika run into their match as they are introduced to over 400 hundred examinees, all of which have been through rigorous trials of their own. And from here Hunter Hunter really begins.

The first volume of Hunter Hunter basically plays out as an introduction to the main characters, as Gon Leorio and Kurapika begin their journey to become Hunters. The story is pretty simplistic, and follows a tired and true formula of a young kid going out on an adventure into a strange and magical world. With that said, Hunter Hunter is an enjoyable read, but it might be one of those stories that only a fan can appreciate.

Rating: 6

Art

The artwork of Hunter Hunter is simplistic at best, each cell is drawn with a minimalist use of ink, and very little detail is drawn into the characters most of the time. This helps Hunter Hunter keep its fast pace as each cell leads into the next with more emphasis on action instead of Artwork. And since the same people who did Yu Yu Hakusho created Hunter Hunter, you might recognize the style. While the Artwork is minimalist at best, it is not necessarily bad, and at times the artist seem to pay more attention to the action than they do to the artwork.

Rating: 7

Sound

The cover of this HXH soundtrack volume I is a little...unimpressive, but as far as variety goes, this CD is great. I always liked the music in HxH a lot, and this CD has the tracks that stand out the most. This CD has 41 tracks, and has the TV size version of the first ending theme. It has all of the character themes except for Killua's and Hisoka's. I'm a little disappointed that it doesn't have the full length version of the ending theme, but I guess that's because nobody would buy the single if it did. A great CD with a lot of replay value.

The volume 2 has the TV size version of the opening theme. As far as BGM goes, Vol. 1 has a wider variety of music, but this CD has some tracks that really stand out(like Killua's theme music, and about 3 or 4 others) If you're only going to get one BGM CD, I would recommend Vol. 1, but Vol. 2 is by no means a bad CD.

Rating: 6

Presentation

Presentation..., Hmmmmmmm............., I'll give 8 for presentation , pretty high ya. It is because I like this anime ^_^, If you like genre anime, drama, humour, and action, this is the one for you. I tried to find the game using google search, and I can only find "Hunter X Hunter: Maboroshi no Greed Island " for PS Console..., seems like it is not released in SE Asia yet....., probably it wont, the reviews of the game is also very rare, so I think the game should be kinda boring..... for those who have played this game, I would appreciate it if you would send me the review, hehehe. As you all know its highly doubtful if Konami of America will ever publish an English version of this game

The anime is very interesting though. While all anime series are up to the promise of major entertainment, this one has so far consumed my attention amongst other competitors. I very much enjoyed the adventure of the major characters and the series of events that occurred at the end of the examinations. Personally, I was a little dismayed about how Hunter x Hunter ended up here. The story didn’t quite tie up its loose ends, and it kept me guessing till the end, so you might have to be ready for some hang-over on this one.

Rating: 8

Final Verdict

6.83 (above average)

Reviewed by ChunkySkillz, Aug 14, 2005

Comments

  1. Loneprincess May 20, 2006

    not a bad review

  2. neonstegosaurus Jan 18, 2009

    I agree with you on most points... The characters are fun and the main reason I enjoyed the anime. It wasn't particularly spectacular in any area, but altogether I had fun watching it and would rate it above average.

  3. rukasu04 Mute Member Aug 09, 2009

    Nice u_u

  4. UberDog Mar 23, 2015

    Cool review, it has great structure to it.

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