Alright. First things first. I’m just glad that I finally managed to catch up with the recent episodes of Hunter X Hunter. I was a bit more focused on Naruto so I didn’t realize that HxH has already released a couple of new episodes while I was dawdling. I got my day off today so I decided to do a short marathon of this anime from episode 136-144. And man, I’m just glad that Chimera Arc is finally over. Don’t get me wrong. I love all the seasons of Hunter X, but I personally think that the sixth arc was dragged out too long. I especially hate the narrations -_- But even so, I still shed a tear when Meruem died along with Komugi. *sniffs* But beware! This contains spoilers for those who haven’t seen the episodes yet. This is my own review and summary based from what I have watched.
The seventh arc begins with the assembly of the Zodiacs—a 12-member group of Hunters whose skills are acknowledged by the former chairman of Hunters Association, Isaac Netero. Because of his death, the members of the Zodiacs all agree to fulfill his final wish of electing a new chairman while following and accepting the conditions set by Netero himself. Ging Freecss, also a member of the Zodiacs, finally makes his appearance and he is the one who set the rules of the election since his proposal gets chosen by Beans randomly. (It is then later revealed that Ging foretold what would happen in the meeting and planned everything in advance. However, he doesn’t wish to be the next chairman and he also explains that he is doing all of these to amuse himself.)
The election has to be redone a couple of times since the condition hasn’t been met yet. (The candidate must garner a majority vote of 95% or the voting has to be done all over again.) Up until the latest episode, no one has been chosen yet to be the next leader but at least, the nominees are finally narrowed down into four: Pariston Hill, Cheadle Yorkshire, Mizaistom Nana and Leorio Paradinight, who surprisingly got famous after he smacked Gon’s father during a meeting with the hunters.
On another note, Gon is still confined in the hospital after his match with Neferpitou. He suffers from considerable damage and is barely alive. Both the doctors and the Nen exorcist who examined him cannot do anything to revive his damaged body. Vowing to help his friend, Killua sets off to his family’s estate where his younger brother, Alluka Zoldyck is locked. Alluka has the ability to grant any wish as long as his requests are done. If the rules and conditions are not met, it brings death to the person involved, including his/her friends and loved ones. Because of this, the Zoldyck family considers this particular ability of him to be utterly dangerous, that is why they sealed him in a highly-secured room. Illumi seeks the aid of Hisoka to stop Killua from his plans, because he worries about the safety of his whole family. He thinks that if Killua uses the power of Alluka to revive Gon, the lives of their family might be at stake.
Meanwhile, Killua sees his younger brother again after several years. He apologizes to him for leaving him in that situation. It is obvious that they are both fond of each other. A short background story of the two is shown, and it explains the ability of Alluka. It also seems like Killua is the only one who cares for him. Silva and Illumi both refer to him as “darkness”, and do not consider him as part of the family. Back to the room, Alluka immediately gives her three requests to Killua, and when he fulfills all of them, Alluka’s eyes and mouth suddenly turn pitch-black, activating his wish-granting mode. Their father, mother and brother Milluki are watching them all the while through the intercom and camera. He asks his father to open the doors, but he refuses. Because of this, Killua gives “Something”, (the term he uses when Alluka’s face changes) his wish, and that is to kill their mother if they haven’t left the mountain in half an hour. Otherwise, Alluka has to kiss him on the cheek.
Finally, his father lets him take Alluka to Gon as long as he will follow the rules. First, he shouldn’t leave Alluka’s side and he must also not disclose any information about their family to outsiders. He is also under the supervision of Gotoh, Canary, Amane and Tsubone—the family’s butlers who will ensure that he will obey the said requirements. If he fails to follow them, he will be sent back to the mansion immediately. Agreeing to this, Killua and the butlers set off to the hospital where Gon is waiting. On their way, Illumi and Hisoka attempt to stop them from getting to their destination. Hisoka kills Gotoh while Illumi manages to confront Killua and Alluka. While thinking of ways to escape, Tsubone appears in front of them together with Amane. Alluka issued her first request to Tsubone earlier before they started their journey, but she decided to get out of her sight so the other requests would not be made. However, the moment he sees her, he immediately gives her two remaining requests, to which he asks for her nails from her middle and ring fingers. When the requests are met, Alluka immediately transforms and Tsubone lets Killua make the wish in order for him to escape with Alluka. On the other hand, Hisoka is watching the scene from a distance and contemplates whether he will kill Alluka to gain Killua’s wrath or kill the latter to infuriate Illumi. Just then, Killua asks “Something” to heal Tsubone’s hand, much to the surprise of everyone. He then reveals to Illumi that in order for him to heal someone, Alluka must touch that person. He also doesn’t make any cruel requests after that. Upon hearing this, Illumi lets Killua get to the hospital as long as his wish to heal Gon doesn’t pose any risk. However, since Killua hasn’t told him yet about his secrets, he is still after Alluka. He then disappears together with his Needlemen. Hisoka also stops his plan to kill Alluka and vanishes in the darkness. He is later seen murdering Teradein, the president of Seirin Group who tried to stop him and Illumi from executing their crimes.
Amane drives Killua to the hospital where Gon is confined. There, Killua gently watches Alluka on his sleep, waiting for him to wake up and revive his friend.
Bonus screenshot: (Because I can’t simply disregard the cuteness of this boy. Teehee.)
I swear, I got a bit confused with the explanation regarding Alluka’s power. I hope I got everything correctly lol. But I enjoyed watching these episodes. There were a lot of hilarious scenes and I was particularly entertained with Leorio’s speech during the Hunters’ assembly. Hisoka and Illumi also had their own shares of funny moments. Ging finally had enough screen time, too, and a lot of new characters were introduced. I’m definitely looking forward to the episode next week!