This is a remake of an older series, and I haven’t watched the original. So I’m looking at it from a fresh perspective. Normally I wouldn’t bother watching this kind of shounen show, but Mira claimed it was awesome so I decided to give it a try.
And it was actually pretty good. The biggest reason I can’t stand shounen fighting shows like Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece is that the pacing is so slow. It’ll take multiple episodes to get through a single fight. And I’m already bored of the battle after the first five minutes. This episode stayed well clear of that problem: if anything, the pacing was too fast. This episode was filled with action and didn’t leave you time to catch your breath.
The characters seemed interesting enough, the animation and music were nicely done, and it managed to keep my attention. Generally this kind of show will lose my interest as it goes on, descending into long battles, adding more and more characters, and generating louder screams and newer powers. But for now, I’ll stick with Hunter x Hunter.