Hunter × Hunter: The Last Mission

What is it?

The 2013 Japanese anime (animated) movie Hunter × Hunter: The Last Mission.

Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission – Official Theatrical Trailer

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this anime (animated) movie:

Nen: the hidden source of energy and potential that runs through everyone, and gives those that master it a source of great power.

Inside Nen is the potential for limitless light and limitless darkness.

The Hunter Association has arisen to control access to it.

Hunters come in many shapes and forms, and with many different appetites – but all of them have learned to master Nen, and use it to chase wealth, power, and their dreams.

The greatest and most powerful Hunter is Isaac Netero, chairman of the Hunter Association.

Decades ago he sealed away Jed, a Hunter who had mastered the use of On, the dark “shadow” of Nen.

Now On, users have reappeared at the Heaven’s Arena “Battle Olympia” tournament.

For Netero, this is the last mission: to protect the Association and the world from a threat driven by hatred and the thirst for revenge.

And he’s going to need all the help he can get in order to succeed.

Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission

My Thoughts

This movie had better animation than the television series, it had a good & serious start at the very beginning.

Like the previous movie, things changed after the very beginning, and it never reached some of the greatness of the Hunter x Hunter series, so it felt average.

Also, many of the battles were skipped at first until some later battles, oddly.

This movie had more action than the previous movie, it felt emptier than the previous movie to me, so I liked this movie less than the previous one.

Like the previous movie, this movie felt too formulaic, and this movie was more predictable.

If this movie and the previous movie had kept the tone and animation of the very beginning of both, then both of these movies would have been better; but for some reason neither movie took that route, unfortunately.

Hunter x Hunter deserves a better movie, and their next movie should probably try to explain details that were not explained much or at all in the television show.

Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission Movie 2 Anime Review 劇場版

The end,

  • John Jr

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