Whoa. They actually went there. There’s not much room for misinterpretation about the nature of Hisoka’s… excitement during these fights, now. Not when he’s framed from an angle so boldly favoring his crotch. No doubt about it - - he’s popping wood when he’s fighting Gon.
That’s incredibly gross, but… “incredibly gross” is exactly what Togashi’s going for. I guess if we’ve been fine with adult villains trying to injure and kill our young heroes, so far, then we shouldn’t call this any less inappropriate. If you want to make us clap for the good guys and hiss at the bad guys, you can’t get more direct about it than making the latter party a perv of this order. And HUNTER X HUNTER is nothing is not direct.
* AHEM * Anyway…
The whole crew was obviously looking forward to this fight. The amount of money and animation manpower on display is a cathartic a release as you can get for a whole arc’s worth of build-up. Even the rendering on the tiles in the fighting ring puts the entire Yusuke/Toguro showdown in the demon arena to shame.
I know I’m in too deep with the show, now. SIGH. A big part of the fun here was watching all the aspects of Nen come into play after those numerous little demonstrations. The appeal is that specific.
Early on in the series, I joked that Gon and his pals looked like they could be mascots for IKEA. Now, I’d amend that and say they seem like the helpful tour guides in some edu-tainment textbook about martial arts, and chi, and whatnot. The fact that this climactic duel still winds up being a sparring match in the end puts an even finer point on the lesson plan nature of all this.
So... have you been learning anything (aside from the true nature of Hisoka's proclivities)?
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