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Yorknew Arc: A Complex Game of Cat, Spider, and Hisoka

I'm gonna come out and say it: this is my favorite Hunter X Hunter arc. Sure, the Chimera Ant arc is incredible and all! And there's a lot to love in the Election arc! But this? This, in my opinion, is peak HxH! Now armed with Nen, Gon and Killua make their way to Yorknew… Continue reading Yorknew Arc: A Complex Game of Cat, Spider, and Hisoka

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Heavens Arena Arc: Stepping into True Shounen

Not gonna lie: while I enjoyed the previous two arcs, this was where Hunter X Hunter really grabbed me. Cause this shit is rad as hell, dude! After rescuing Killua, Gon and the others split up to do their own thing until they meet up again in Yorknew. In the meantime, Killua decides to help… Continue reading Heavens Arena Arc: Stepping into True Shounen

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Hunter X Hunter Arc 2: The Zoldyck Manor

This is its own arc. Not part of the Hunter Exam. Fight me. Right after Killua murdered a dude and failed the Hunter Exam, Gon, along with Kurapika and Leorio, head off to find him. Their quest takes them to the Zoldyck family manor, where all manner of trials await them. Can Gon rescue Killua… Continue reading Hunter X Hunter Arc 2: The Zoldyck Manor

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Hunter X Hunter Arc 1: The Hunter’s Exam

Remember when Hisoka killing people was the darkest thing in Hunter X Hunter? That seems so quaint now, after watching the Chimera Ant arc. And Yorknew. And select scenes in the Election arc. And... no, Greed Island was pretty tame. As an introductory arc to Hunter X Hunter, the Hunter Exam is pretty good! It… Continue reading Hunter X Hunter Arc 1: The Hunter’s Exam

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Hunter X Hunter: Shounen at its Most Deceptive

Oh, I'm sorry! Did you think this was a cute battle shounen? Oh, you little fool! You have no idea! Is what I wish I could go back and tell myself when I first discovered this show way back in early high school. Because my god, dude, I was not prepared for this shit! Like, at all!… Continue reading Hunter X Hunter: Shounen at its Most Deceptive