If you want to get to know someone, find out what makes them angry.
Welcome to the world of Hunter X Hunter!. Where little kids run around chasing their dreams and runaway parent lmao. A hunter is essentially a professional Indiana Jones who specialises in treasure hunting, locating rare animals, surveying new terrains and lastly assassinate bad people.
Currently, up to chapter 680, a LOT of shit has happened, but I shall try my best to SPOIL as much as I can hahaha. We have my boy Gon Freecs. Even though his father ditched him ever since he was little, he sets out on a journey to find him. He sets off from his hometown Whale Island, to take the Hunter examination that occurs annually.
The Hunter exam is a test like no other. A test that measures ones physical and mental endurance to the limits. A test with a success rate of 1 in 10,000. A test that most of us wouldn’t be able to pass LMAO. A test that has pre-tests before the actual tests to weed out the noobs. How many tests do you bloody need lol
Along the way, Gon meets up with fellow hunter examinees. He first met Leorio, Kurapika and finally Killua. These guys get along instantly as they have similar personalities. Each of them is very skilled in fighting and can hold their own. As the story unfolds, they all develop amazing powers of their own. Except for Leorio, he ditched for about 600 chapter before making a return because he was studying for his medical exam LMAO.
Some of the tests were a marathon run, walking through a jungle full of traps, making sushi……where nobody passed lol. Killing other applicants was optional so you’ll see a bit of bloodshed here and there but it’s pretty mild compared to Elfen Leid lol.
The most intriguing character is Hisoka. Till this very day, I still cannot comprehend how
weird? fucked up he his. He takes a liking to Gon seeing him as a fresh piece of meat. However, he is always carefully protecting Gon until the day he gets strong and fun enough to kill. I know right, he’s pretty messed up.
Let’s skip forward a little bit, Killua, Kurapika and Leorio passed the test. Killua, however, withdrew from the test because he brother Ilumi interfered and blackmailed him. I honestly hate Ilumi so much. Forcing Killua to go home to his family. Oh did I mention that Killua comes from a family of assassins? Oops…. lol
Gon, Kurapika and Leorio head off to Kukuroo Mountain to get Killua back. They had to pass a few tests before they were able to see Killua. The most ridiculous test was the 256-ton door at the start. But coolest scene you’ll see is the coin throwing test. They seriously made it look so cool. Try not to break any windows while doing the tricks lol.
After passing all the tests, they were able to take Killua and leave. Gon and Killua wanted to hone their fighting skills so they head off to Heaven’s Arena. Kuripika had a goal of retrieving his clan’s eyeballs so he sets off to work as a bodyguard to gather more information. That sounds like a good goal lol. Leorio leaves to finish off medical school and disappears for like 500+ chapters before returning and doing something meaningful lol.
The Heavens Arena is a building consisting of 251 floors. Fighters from around the globe compete with each other and fight for money. The higher you advance, the money you earn. When you pass Floor 200, money is no longer involved and it’s about glory and fame. The boys met a nerdy looking guy called Wing. The kung-fu master teaches them about Nen. This is where shit gets paranormal. Nen is like chakra in Naruto, Ki in Dragon Ball and Haki in One Piece. Its a type of energy that can be harnessed and transformed into superpowers. And guess who’s at the top of the tower. It’s out favourite pedo Hisoka, yayyyyyy. Hisoka and Gon battle it out and you could probably guess the result lol.
After finishing the tournament, the boys set off and continues their search for Gon’s father. They found a clue which leads them to Yorknew City. They believe that Greed Island, a game that Gin’s dad made would help lead to his whereabouts. Greed island is like Jumani, which sucks you in. The only way to make it out is to complete the game by collecting all the items in the game. The four of them run into trouble with the Phantom Troupe who are responsible for killing Kurapika’s clan members.
The boys did everything they could so that they could get their hands on the game. Eventually, they were able to join an expedition team led by a billionaire Battera. You had to use nen to get into the game and that’s what they did. They set off and were able to collect around 30 items before hitting a dead end. They met a new mentor named Biscuit. Although don’t let her 12-year-old appearance fool you, she’s actually a 57-year-old woman. She was able to train the boys and further improve their nen. They team up to take down a player called Bomber who likes to blow people up.
The most memorable scene was in that arc was the dodgeball game. The boys team up with Hisoka to take down the game master, Razor. The 3 surprisingly had a very good strategy and their teamwork was on point. Pretty sure Hisoka came up with this 3 man spooning position. Effective but still creepy AF though…… After winning, they found out that Gin was not on the island. Sad times.
Gon and Killua were able to return back safely. Gon used a teleportation card his got from the game and transported to the player call Nig. He arrived behind a mysterious person, turning out to be his past friend Kite who used his Dad’s name to play the game. The Hunter Association gathered a group of people to investigate a washed up insect leg on the beach.
They proceed to Neo Green Life Island to look for the Chimera Ants. They were reported to have been killing off thousands of people so that they could lay their eggs in them. One thing led to another and Kite gets killed by a Chimaera Ant lmao. That escalated quickly. More things led to another, Killuas family steps in for a while, Nefetero dies fighting the big Boss Meruem, Gon used a special power-up and lost all of his Nen. By far this is the best Arc in the whole series. I just can’t get enough of the fights, they are truly breathtaking.
Killua in desperation gets his sister Alluka to heal him. She has like this other spirit entity possessing her and only comes out when she asks for people for favours. Killua had to risk his life to steal his sister out of Kukuroo Mountain. Being chased by his brother Illumi who was trying to kill him throughout the journey. Finally, Gon got revived thanks to Alluka freaky powers. Thank goodness for that little creepy ghost girl, Alluka. Leorio was able to find Gin and gave him a good punch for ditching Gon all these years. Now that Gon is all healed up he heads over to see his father and had a little long overdue reunion with him. I loved how everyone in the anime was giving Gin shit for being a bad dad hahaha.
After this, it really gets into the democratic side of shit which I find really boring. They were trying to figure out who would become the next Hunter President and took about 50 episodes to finally decide who it would be. An exploration of the Dark Continent led by Netero’s son Beyond Netero happens after the election. This is where Kurapika and Leorio come back into the story again but tbh Leorio hasn’t been seen for about 100+ chapters now after boarding the ship…….. He’s getting really good at ghosting haha. The Succession war is going on and there is a whole lot of boring talk that doesn’t really go anywhere so you can pretty much skip this Arc lol
Just wait until they get to the Dark Continent. The hype around the 5 Great Calamities sounds so good and I can’t wait until we see it in action! And apparently, the monsters in the Dark Continents are extremely huge in size which is crazyyyyy!
This is Palm Waifu. Good luck to whoever ends up with this hot psycho mess 😉