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 × 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