This is good.
I might have exaggerated how much I disagreed with the previous review. The Nen system is a bit overcomplicated and Hisoka does undergo some Flanderization
. However, HXH is definitely not "conventional" Shonen. It's more intelligent, for lack of a better word, than Naruto
and One Piece
(I say this a someone who likes those shows). The protagonists win by strategy more than simple determination, the plots involve tasks besides just fighting, the characters don't go into voiceovers with sad music whenever they feel emotion, and the general tone is more serious than in most Shonen.
14th May 09
YMMV on the Nen thing. It's nice to see a series that provides exposition on how all these crazy powers work, but still leave some mystery as to each character's specific powers. However, I think it would have been better if Gon had learned to use Paper and Scissors earlier.
30th Jun 09
25th Jul 09
25th Jul 09
To maninahat I don't particularly enjoy country music, heavy metal (the ones you can't understand what they're saying at all) and teen dramas like Pretty Little Liars, you don't see me going to the Pretty Little Liars page to complain about how I don't like teen dramas and how no matter how hard they try they'll never get me to like it, since after all they'll have to stop being a teen drama to do so. What confuses me is, if you don't like shonen, why did you watch it? just to complain? and if you didn't watch it, why did you research on it? since it's a shonen, something you know you don't like, just to complain? no matter how I spin it I don't understand. It turns out that our protagonist has huge martial arts potential, which coupled with his sheer determination, allows him to get through most trials. I might as well be describing any Shonen story!, your point being? wow look Harry Potter, Narnia and Lord of the Rings all have otherworldly creatures, things, etc. I might as well be describing any fantasy story!; The female protagonist loves the male protagonist and they'll go through a lot for their love, I may as well be describing any soap opera. See how that looks.
25th Jun 11
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