The third anime/manga which I have decided to review is Hunter x Hunter. My previous reviews can be viewed here: Attack On Titan/Shingeki No Kyojin:
Attack On Titan/Shingeki No Kyojin review, by ZXY8Attack On Titan/Shingeki No Kyojin review, by ZXY8One Piece:
I have decided that I want to review anime and/or manga that I have seen/read. The first one that I have decided to review is Attack On Titan, or also known as Shingeki No Kyojin. Just to let people know, this will contain spoilers. As of typing this, 62 chapters have been released, so I may include anything that is contained in the first 62 chapters.
Months ago, I desired to watch a new cartoon/anime and I wasn’t sure what to choose. I had heard people praise Attack On Titan, so I decided to watch an episode to see if I would like it. And quite frankly, I loved it. The show is about humanity surviving against human-eating giant titans. One day, a gigantic wall which protects civilisation from the titans is penetrated by a new breed of titan. Soon enough, titans are inside the walls and devouring people.
Something which stuck with me that made me realise I will really like this show, is that the main character’s mother is e
One Piece review, by ZXY8One Piece
This is my second anime and/or manga which I have chosen to review, following my review on Attack On Titan/Shingeki No Kyojin which can be viewed here . Just to let people know, this will contain spoilers. As of typing this, 775 chapters have been released, so I may include anything that is contained in the first 775 chapters.
I began watching One Piece on November 12, 2014, not too long after I finished drawing all the original 151 Kanto Pokemon, which can be viewed here . One piece was critically acclaimed with many positive reviews, and it sounded like a show I would like, so I decided to watch. One Piece is about a pirate named Monkey D. Luffy, and his adventures to sail The Grand Line to find the treasure the One Piece, and ultimately to become King Of The Pirates. Along the way Luffy meets various new friends, each with their own quirky behaviours. He assembles a crew (The Straw Hat Pirates) and fights copious enemies, all while gaining
Just to let people know, this will contain spoilers. As of typing this, 349 chapters have been released, so I may include anything that is contained in the first 349 chapters. Just to inform in case people are wondering, the anime I watched was the 2011 version of Hunter x Hunter, which is the canon version.
Like other manga/anime which I have chosen to read/watch, I chose Hunter x Hunter to watch as I was looking for an anime to watch, and Hunter x Hunter sounded like I would enjoy it. My prediction was correct as Hunter x Hunter is a top class anime/manga. Hunter x Hunter is about an eleven year old boy (twelve years old in the anime) named Gon Freecss who desires to become a Hunter, a highly skilled world-renowned professional who is not only powerful, but who also specialises in their chosen fields which can include treasure hunting, rare monster hunting, and protection work to name some. Gon chooses to become a hunter in order to understand why his father Ging whom he has never seen, would choose to live a life of a hunter instead of helping to raise his own son. Gon has an innocent personality, and he desires to protect his friends when in need.
In order to become a hunter, Gon sets off on a journey to take the Hunter’s Exam. This involves a series of tests in order to determine which applicants have what it takes to become part of only a select number of Hunters in the world. During the exam, Gon meets three people who he soon becomes friends with. These are Kurapika, Leorio, and Killua. Kurapika is seventeen years old and seeks to become a Hunter in order to take revenge upon The Phantom Troupe, an organization who murdered his entire village, the Kurta Clan, in order to obtain their Scarlet Eyes. When their emotions are heightened the eyes of those born into the Kurta Clan will turn scarlet, and The Phantom Troupe murdered them in order to sell the eyes for a high profit. Kurapika has his sights fixed on revenge, and will go to any lengths in order to locate and gather the eyes of his people, and to kill The Phantom Troupe.
Leorio is nineteen years old and the oldest of the main four protagonists. He seeks to become a hunter in order to earn money. He desires money so that he can become a doctor and help those who cannot afford help. Leorio has a sceptical personality and a kind heart, while his words can often get him in trouble. Killua is the same age as Gon (both in the anime and manga versions) and initially he only seeks to take The Hunter Exam as a challenge and not to become a hunter. Killua is a trained assassin and a part of the Zoldyck family, a family of assassins. He has a cheerful personality when around his friends, yet has a dark personality when confronted in situations which require him to kill.
Other than the main four protagonists of the series, there are a wide array of different characters with varying personalities. My favourite character of Hunter x Hunter, and one of my favourite characters of any form of media of all time would easily be Hisoka. Hisoka is a psychotic sadomasochist often with pink hair who dresses like a jester. He enjoys a challenge when fighting and loves to murder others. Even though he initially comes across as an antagonist to the heroes, Hisoka helps Gon and his friends along their journal, although he is only helping Gon for fun and so that he may fight Gon one day when Gon is strong enough.
Other than the characterisation, the storylines are written well with the protagonists often having to learn to skills and techniques in order to overcome the obstacles they face. These can include learning how to track someone, learning how to develop and use their energy in their body which is known as Nen, and learning new combat tactics. Hunter x Hunter is not afraid to kill characters, with main, or notable characters dying throughout. Ging’s student Kite who is killed in battle is a notable death in the series, even though he is reborn in a girl’s body as a Chimera Ant later on.
Overall, Hunter x Hunter is a fantastic manga/anime and one of the best I have read/seen.
Final score: 9.5/10