13 comments

  1. G

    It certainly is HxH's best arc ever.

  2. m

    Agreed! I don't think I will ever see anything quite like it. There was not one character who was redundant / unimportant, and the buildup to climax was unrivalled.
    Also, you know how good a show is when the popularity never quite dies out / fades. I still see a lot of love for Hisoka merchandise (and a severe lack of goods for other characters)

  3. Y

    I haven't seen nearly as much anime as you have, even though I've been watching for years and love certain series more than I love certain members of my family (I finally said it! Should I apologise if it's the truth?). Still, out of all the ones I have seen, none are dearer to my heart than FMA:B, for reasons both phenomenal and personal. But as you so aptly put it, that series is just one long, acutely paced arc of twists, turns and truths (no pun intended). If I had to pick a specific arc in the purest sense of the word, then I'm going to agree with you — Chimera Ant it is! For now.

  4. G

    That was why I said this was best arc in HxH. I'm partial to FMA: Brotherhood Shakugan no Shana as well as HxH. Bleach, Naruto, and Fairy Tail have also had some really good arcs.

  5. K

    No offense, but I don't think Bleach, Naruto and Fairy Tail have had arcs that have approached even the average Hunter x Hunter arcs let alone the Chimera Ant arc.

  6. l

    I think it's a bit unfair to compare Chimera Ant to other Shounen arcs as it's very Seinen in subject material and execution. I suppose One Piece's Enies Lobby and of course HxH's own Yorkshin arc(1999) are comparable in quality for me.

  7. L

    Hello,
    I haven't posted on here before, and I feel pretty silly/stupid for not noticing the place where you can add comments (though most of the posts I read where not new posts, so people might not read my comments anyway). Anyhow, I like it here and I really appreciate your posts Enzo. This site has offered some good insight on some shows that I like and it has certainly helped me to find good things that I might not have found otherwise.

  8. Thanks for joining the conversation, Lily- great to have you here.

  9. L

    Hello Enzo,
    I’m sorry to be a bother, but I have decided I do not want my full name up there, so could you remove my comment for this post? (It should be relatively easy to remove it?) We are the same person, Lilly M. and Lilly M***, though I don’t know if I could prove it unless you can still tell what email I used for this post before this blog was transferred to WordPress. It would be the same email as the one I am using now.
    And for a different reason, can you also remove Lilly M.’s comment under the Hunter x Hunter Ch. 357 post as well? Thank you.

  10. Done.

  11. B

    It is indeed the best shounen anime Arc, in a vacuum. Which is truly outstanding, considering it houses arguably the worst 15 minutes of the entire anime. You know which episode to which I'm referring.

  12. Yup, well aware. Expect to hear more from me on this in the coming days.

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