Hunter X Hunter Review — B-

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A boy and his friends go on an adventure.

This is by far the longest series I’ve ever written a review of. One hundred and forty eight episodes. My goodness.

And it’s amazing, but Hunter X Hunter managed to keep me entertained for that entire length of time. That’s pretty much the highest compliment I can give.

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Sure, it may have grown a bit wearisome at times, particularly towards the middle of the Chimera Ant arc. But in the bigger picture, the show has such variety to it that any loss of interest is only temporary. Sick of ants fighting each other? Let’s do some politicking and ninjaing. And despite the major shifts in tone and topic, the show manages to retain its consistency and distinctive style.

I’m hesitant to recommend such a long show to anyone, but it’s pretty good. And if anyone made assumptions like I had on hearing this is a shounen battle show, it’s really much more than that. Nothing like One Piece and company. And it is a battle show, but it’s really more mental battles than pulling out new superpowers and that kind of stuff.

  • Storytelling – B – Strong variety, but could have been faster.
  • Voice – A – Really liked the darker tone.
  • Characters – B – The main cast is great. I was less impressed with the Chimera Ant characters though. Wish they’d stayed with the Phantom Troupe.
  • Attention Grab – B – Kept me watching for three years.
  • Production – B – Looks pretty good.
  • Overall – B-

Recommendations – FMA Brotherhood, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

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