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Hunter X Hunter 2011 – 124

「ケッカイ × ト × カクセイ」 (Kekkai × to × Kakusei)
“Breakdown × And × Awakening”

Never underestimate the power of a crying child to reach a woman’s heart.

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April 9, 2014 at 3:48 am Comments (16)

Hunter X Hunter 2011 – 123

「ムカデ × ト × オモイデ」 (Mukade × to × Omoide)
“Centipede × And × Memory”

That was basically a brilliant Off-Off-Broadway one act play, while the choruses and dancers are going crazy a few blocks away.

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April 3, 2014 at 12:20 am Comments (25)

Hunter X Hunter 2011 – 122

「タテマエ × ト × ナマエ」 (Tatemae × to × Namae)
“Pose × And × Name”

Time is definitely an elastic concept with Hunter X Hunter.

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March 26, 2014 at 6:54 am Comments (51)

Hunter X Hunter 2011 – 121

「ハイボク × ト × メンボク」 (Haiboku × to × Menboku)
“Defeat × And × Dignity”

Hunter X Hunter really is the gift that keeps on giving. There’s seemingly no end to the ways it can entertain and astound me.

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March 19, 2014 at 3:49 am Comments (20)

Hunter X Hunter 2011 – 120

「ニセモノ × ト × ホンモノ」 (Nisemono × to × Honmono)
“Fake × And × Real”

There’s just nobody like Togashi Yoshihiro.

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March 12, 2014 at 3:32 am Comments (17)

Hunter X Hunter 2011 – 119

「ツヨイ × カ × ヨワイ × カ」 (Tsuyoi × ka × Yowai × ka)
“Strong × Or × Weak”

I’ll be the first to admit I wasn’t as deeply moved or driven mad by tension as I have in varying degrees with pretty much every ep in the last couple of months, but there was still some amazing stuff here (including possibly the all-anime debut of octo-barf).

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March 5, 2014 at 5:35 am Comments (26)

Hunter X Hunter 2011 – 118

「イツワリ × ノ × イカリ」 (Itsuwari × no × Ikari)
“A × False × Rage”

That apology didn’t really sound sincere to me…

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February 26, 2014 at 1:57 am Comments (34)

Hunter X Hunter 2011 – 117

「ブジョク × ニハ × セツジョク」 (Bujoku × niwa × Setsujoku)
“Insult × And × Payback”

The torture continues…

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February 19, 2014 at 3:49 am Comments (37)

Hunter X Hunter 2011 – 116

「フクシュウ×ト×シュウフクン」 (Fukushuu × to × shuufuku)
“Revenge x And x Recovery”

Truly, this is the anime every great manga deserves but so damn few ever get.

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February 12, 2014 at 1:53 am Comments (42)

Hunter X Hunter 2011 – 115

「ギム × ト × ギモン」 (Gimu × to × Gimon)
“Duty × And × Question”

Watching this arc really is the agony and the ecstasy…

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February 4, 2014 at 11:34 pm Comments (21)

Hunter X Hunter 2011 – 114

「ブンダン×ト×ゴサン」 (Bundan × to × Gosan)
“Divide x and x Conquer”

I’m going to the well time after time in trying to sing the praises this series deserves, and all I’m coming up with is pure awe at this point.

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January 29, 2014 at 3:43 am Comments (14)

Hunter X Hunter 2011 – 113

「ムシ×ダケド×カシ」 (Mushi x Dakedo x Kashi)
“An x Indebted x Insect”

It’s not that often I can say this with anime, but I’ve truly never seen anything like what Hunter X Hunter is doing right now.

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January 22, 2014 at 3:17 am Comments (29)

Hunter X Hunter 2011 – 112

「カイブツ×ト×カイブツ」 (Kaibutsu x to x Kaibutsu)
“”Monster × And × Monster” “

I suppose if Togashi-sensei can turn one minute into an entire episode, I can get a few paragraphs out of it – but boy, he sure doesn’t make it easy to describe what he – and Madhouse – are accomplishing here.

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January 15, 2014 at 2:59 am Comments (18)

Hunter X Hunter 2011 – 111

「トツニュウ × シテ × シンニュウ」 (Kougeki x to x Sekeiru)
“Charge × And × Invade”

After 111 episodes of brilliance – and a preview full of spoilers – Hunter X Hunter can still utterly surprise me.  That’s brilliant writing and direction, plain and simple.

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January 8, 2014 at 2:41 am Comments (35)

Hunter X Hunter 2011 – 110

「コンワク × ト × オモワク」 (Konwaku × to × Omowaku)
“Confusion × And × Expectation”

Shoot, I think I’ve figured out what you were talking about…

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December 26, 2013 at 7:06 am Comments (15)

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