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Hunter X Hunter Episode 148: Past x And x Future

Summary:

Gon reaches the top of the World Tree where his father is waiting for him. The two of them finally have a heart-to-heart conversation with each other after all the things they have been through. Ging reveals his intentions to Gon about his plan to explore the outside world and there, they discuss all the journeys they have taken as they reminisce their past. All the main characters in the series are shown pursuing their goals as each of them proceeds with their own lives. They are all walking a different path but the friendship that has blossomed among them will remain the same even in the future.

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I still can’t believe that this anime is already finished. Until now, I’m still fervently hoping that the producers and everyone behind the anime adaptation of this manga will continue to animate the next arc. (Now I’m not really sure but I heard that Yoshihiro Togashi put the manga in “hiatus” which explains the reason behind the finale of HxH. I haven’t read the manga yet but I will definitely check it one of these days.)

I have been watching this series since it was first shown in 1999. I was glad when I learned that a reboot was made so I have always kept my eye on the second anime adaptation since then. But when I found out that they are going to end the series with this arc, I was crestfallen. I was looking forward to seeing more episodes and I was kinda expecting to get to know the new characters in this season a bit more. Pariston and the other members of Zodiac seem to play important roles in the next story, though I have only a slight gist about the next arc. I feel sort of disappointed that Kurapika didn’t even get to reunite with the others for the last time. And what happened to Chrollo and the rest of Phantom Troupe? What about Hisoka? I’m so sorry. I have so many questions since I don’t read the manga but now that the anime is over, I guess I have no choice but to read it to find the answers to my own questions.

To sum it up, Hunter x Hunter is one of those anime that will forever be engraved in my memories. I have come to love and appreciate all the characters in the story, both the antagonists and the villains as well. I am especially more inclined toward Gon and Killua since they have been together from the first arc until the very last episode which showed how their friendship has grown much stronger throughout each scene. Seeing each of them go their separate ways at the end of the series somehow makes me sad. But I do know that the bonds and memories they have made together will always remain in my heart, as if I were really a part of their world.

Thank you Hunters. ‘Til our next meeting…

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(This was the only HxH artwork I’ve made so far.)

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Hunter X Hunter Episode 147: “Salvation × And × Future”

Gon follows his father’s advice and visits Kite. The latter, who is reborn in the body of a female child, talks with him and assures him that he doesn’t need to apologize. What they both need to do is to practice and train even harder to make themselves stronger. He promises him that he will call him if ever he needs his help and asserts that they are already friends. He also instructs him to go back to his father immediately. Gon waves good bye to Kite and proceeds to meet his father back at the Hunter Association but his father is already gone. Instead, Ging left a note and instructed him to meet him on top of the World Tree.

Gon starts his journey with Killua and his brother Alluka. Killua informs him that it was Alluka who healed him then he also introduces Nanika to his friend. He tells him that he plans to travel to several places with his brother so he will just e-mail Gon from time to time. They both extend their gratitude toward each other for everything that has happened between the two of them. Unfortunately, Killua can no longer accompany Gon to his destination since he has to watch over Alluka.

Before Gon enters the gate toward the World Tree, he turns his head back once again to Killua.

They both smile at each other but as they turn their backs, the smiles on their faces are immediately replaced with sadness as they go their separate ways.

As the ending song plays, memories of their experiences and adventures are shown as if to convey the true friendship that has developed between the two of them.

Hunter X Hunter Ep.145 & 146

(Things are getting more interesting in the latest episodes of Hunter X Hunter! Episode 146 just came out recently so I decided to make a summary of it with the previous one. WARNING: EP 146 IS OVERLOADED WITH FEELS)

EPISODE 145 – Defeat x And x Reunion

The episode begins with the continuation for the selection of the 13th chairman. Both Mizaistom and Cheadle fall on the third and fourth place, respectively, while Leorio surprisingly surpasses Pariston with 282 votes for the first time. However, since Leorio only gets 44.4% of the total votes which is still below the required percentage, a final election between the two of them is held.

In the meantime, Alluka finally wakes up and finds herself in the hospital together with his brother, Killua. Killua then asks him to let Something take over so he can wish for his friend’s recovery. As they move towards Gon, Something asks for the patient’s hand so Killua takes out Gon’s. He is surprised and pained to see Gon’s cadaverous limb and pleads Something once more to heal his friend. Something touches Gon’s hands and begins to restore him. And when she does, her incredible power surges out, and everyone at the hospital and even those at the assembly feel that immense force. Illumi, who is watching from the top of another building near the hospital, gets excited with Alluka’s power. He is overcome with his evil desire to control and possess it.

The scene switches back to the election, and Pariston asks Leorio for his plans if he gets appointed as the next chairman of the Hunter Association. As expected, he replies that he will only ask everyone for help to save Gon and has no other plans for the Association. With that, Pariston calls for an emergency council where he proposes to abolish the current Hunter Exam system. Kanzai immediately objects with the proposal but Pariston refutes by saying that he is proposing the plan not as a member of the Zodiacs but as the Vice Chairman of the Association. In response to this, Cheadle volunteers to serve as Leorio’s adviser if he wins, to quell any concerns regarding his lack of experience in the matter. While they are in the midst of this argument, the door to the hall opens and Knuckle appears, calling out to Leorio and giving him a thumbs up. Gon, who is now fully restored back to his health, enters. Behind him are his other friends who gathered outside the hospital while he was being recuperated. Leorio runs towards him and Gon jumps at him, while the former is brimming with tears. Everyone in the assembly applauds them as they welcome Gon. Knuckle, on the other hand, asks Leorio not to tell anything to Gon about Killua. While he is busy thanking everyone in the audience, Gon spots Dwun and List, pointing at the guy next to them. Gon sees the back of the man and immediately recognizes him as his father, Ging.

“Ging?”

EPISODE 146 – Chairman × And × Release

Gon runs towards his father as he cries a bucket of tears. The moment he reaches Ging, he immediately apologizes for what happened to Kite. He tells his father everything that occurred back then, while Ging listens to his son with a somewhat stiff expression on his face. He awkwardly tells him to sit beside him and calm down. (But he himself seems to be way more perturbed than Gon lol.) When Gon claims that he should be the dead one instead, Ging’s expression turns serious. He explains to him that it is Kite’s fault for misjudging the enemy, and at the same time, Gon is also at fault for being too weak. He also instructs him to apologize to Kite and not to him. Before Gon leaves, he turns his back to his father once more, and asks him if he can talk to him again later, to which Ging replies:

“That’s crap, Ging!”

His response draws criticisms from the audience, with others calling him a jerk and pointing out that he is not acting like a real father to Gon. Ging argues back and tells them to shut up, and when he gets totally pissed off, he challenges everyone to a fight. LOL. Afterwards, Pariston asks Gon to choose between him and Leorio to be the next chairman. Surprisingly, he selects Pariston instead of his friend because he knows that Leorio wants to be a doctor and not a chairman. Leorio also withdraws from the election and gives his vote to Pariston. As expected, Pariston wins the ninth election and becomes the new chairman of the association. However, right after his proclamation as the new leader, he appoints Cheadle as his vice chairman and immediately resigns from his post, making Cheadle the new chairman instead. He leaves the assembly afterwards but Cheadle chases him and asks him for explanation. It seems that Pariston is honestly saddened by the loss of Netero, and he explains to her that he has never thought of becoming a chairman because he simply became the vice to hinder and tease Netero. However, he threatened Cheadle that he will seriously toy with her if she messes up the association under her administration.

Gon asks Leorio about Killua but because of the promise he made with Knuckle, he pretended not to know anything about him. He also apologizes to Gon for not being there when he and Killua were faced with such troubles. Illumi, on the other hand, is still making up some theories regarding Alluka’s power and the rules concerning it. He makes a deal with Killua that he willl guarantee Alluka’s freedom if he will allow him to control their brother’s powers with Killua on his side. He believes that he can manipulate Alluka’s power effectively for the sake of their family. But Killua is still adamant about his vow to protect Alluka.  He then summons Something (Nanika) and commands him to send Illumi back to their house, and in an instant, he is transported home.

Killua asks Tsubone and Amane to leave them alone for a while while he talks to his brother Alluka. The two servants get out and Something requests Killua to pat his head to receive praise from him. But instead of doing it, Killua tells Something that he cannot come out anymore. Nanika gets confused for a while but he immediately tells his brother that he loves him. Killua gets surprised and hurt as Something repeatedly tells those words to him. He yells at him and orders him not to come out anymore, to which the teary-eyed Nanika replies with an “okay“. When he is finally gone, Killua embraces his unconscious brother and apologizes to Something. Alluka wakes up and gets upset at his brother for making Something cry. He demands for an apology and tells his brother that he should also be nice to the other entity residing inside him. Alluka insists that if Killua gets mean to Something, then he will despise his brother, as tears continue to stream down his face.

“Will you forgive me for being a bad big brother?”

Killua slaps both of his cheeks and thanks Alluka. He purportedly tells him that he was just probably still under Illumi’s control that time. Asserting that everything’s fine already, he asks Alluka to call Something out, and he nodded in agreement. While Alluka is unconscious, Killua begins to apologize to Nanika, explaining that he was only scared of his brother and he couldn’t defy him. He was also scared that Something would be forced to do bad things and he also lied to himself for Alluka’s sake. Killua vows to protect him just like his brother and promises that they will always be together. He then begs Something once more to come out, and when he does, they both shed tears. Killua asks for his forgiveness and when Something says “okay“, he immediately embraces him. Nanika asserts once again his love for Killua. As they both remain in each other’s arms, their mother, who has been watching the scene through Tsubone’s monocle, orders her butler to tell Killua that she already rescinds the restriction on him. And the tearful Tsubone replies in compliance with her master.

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