Hunter × Hunter (2011)

Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2011 anime (animated) television show Hunter × Hunter (2011).

What is it about?

This is how the IMDb describes this anime (animated) television show:

Gon Freecss aspires to become a Hunter, an exceptional being capable of greatness.

With his friends and his potential, he seeks for his father who left him when he was younger.

What do I like about it and what would other people like about it?

While this was a long show, 142 episodes, it was still shorter and more consistent and had less filler than many shows of this type.

I also like the nen system that was used.

Final Thoughts

This is possibly now my favorite long form anime television show in the Shōnen genre.

This show had less filler and even the filler-like episodes were better than the average filler episode, but the various arcs were not balanced when it comes to the number of episodes.

The Chimera Ant arc was more episodes than almost four other arcs combined which is way too long, it did have some of the best moments though, but overall it was possibly not my favorite arc.

The Election arc was possibly the worst arc in my opinion and it was not needed, and that time could have been better spent bringing all the characters together to end any plot holes and to end the series nicely.

The last episode was very disappointing and rushed and incomplete, some characters did not get shown and did not get to talk, and this was a problem with the entire last arc where some major characters did not get to even talk with one being a part of the main team and he only got shown a few seconds once the entire arc and he had no dialogue.

For some reason that main character was not in the last two arcs really and never got to talk to or reunite with his friends, which did not make sense to me, and that hurt this show in my opinion.

While the show ended on a lower note, overall it was possibly the most balanced show of this genre that I have seen, and it deserves to be better known and it deserved a better ending and final arc.

The end,

-John Jr

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