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Old Yesterday, 12:25 AM   #24871
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Now the King is playing board games. Such an awesome arc!
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One Outs is still going pretty strong. On episode 14 and I'm enjoying the hell out of it still. As long as my schedule doesn't go too far off course today, I should have One Outs, K, and Black Rock Shooter done today.

This Johnson guy on the other team is a beast tho.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention how awesome that rainy game was where Tokuchi just mind fucks everyone. Those episodes with that team were really great.
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Yeah, he'll be doing that for a while.
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Old Yesterday, 04:30 PM   #24875
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Why is this regarded as the best arc? Seems extremely drawn out and disjointed to me.
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Why is this regarded as the best arc? Seems extremely drawn out and disjointed to me.
You'll understand once the whole arc is finished. You most likely won't enjoy it though because it doesn't end with Nakama Power.

Most of the good fighting is in that arc, and the character development is the best in that arc as well. The biggest flaw I had with it is that it did seem to be super drawn out to me as well, but I still loved it.
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You can't win without Nakama Power, what madness! (Plus don't pretend Killua didn't just spend a few episodes gushing over Gon and how he had to protect him. Then they both immediately made friends with enemies because they're such super good dudes.)

I'll trust the second half is good then. There's been very little fighting at all yet.
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Greed Island was better.
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You can't win without Nakama Power, what madness! (Plus don't pretend Killua didn't just spend a few episodes gushing over Gon and how he had to protect him. Then they both immediately made friends with enemies because they're such super good dudes.)

I'll trust the second half is good then. There's been very little fighting at all yet.
The bromance is real in that arc. You'll enjoy it more as soon as they invade the palace, which I don't know if they did yet where you're at. It still gets dragged on regardless even when the fighting starts though.

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Nah. Yorknew was better than Greed Island was.
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No way. Greed Island is the best grill.
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York Shin arc > any arcs in shounen anime
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It's not a bad arc by any means, but I don't think it's the best arc in Hunger x Hunger or in shonen anime period.
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Watched EP 4 of Ore Monogatari...Dem cheap plot device, again.
Man, Ore Monogatari is better than this. Why does it rely so much on cheap plot devices?. Shit, they always come out of nowhere. Would it hurt to use some foreshadowing? It doesn't have to be obvious.
The writing just way too forceful to me. It's as if it's trying not to get distracted with stuff like side-character characterization, subplots and etc

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It's not a bad arc by any means, but I don't think it's the best arc in Hunger x Hunger or in shonen anime period.
I like Greed Island, it's fun, but it just lacks the emotional punch that York Shin arc had.
Not to mention, the villains were awesome as villains and as characters. You could actually sympathize with them.
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I like Greed Island, it's fun, but it just lacks the emotional punch that York Shin arc had.
Not to mention, the villains were awesome as villains and as characters. You could actually sympathize with them.
Not sure what 'emotional punch' you're talking about.

It's been awhile since I've watched it, but you would hold the Yorkshin arc over the Kyoto arc?
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Not sure what 'emotional punch' you're talking about.

It's been awhile since I've watched it, but you would hold the Yorkshin arc over the Kyoto arc?
I exaggerated.

Been a long time since I watch Kenshin, but I like the Spiders more than Juppongatana as an enemy organization, since they're a very tight-knit group.

I love the Kyoto arc and all, but I realized I'm not a fan of the typical shounen formula of beating all the underlings first (mostly 1-dimensional) before getting to the last boss.
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I realized I'm not a fan of the typical shounen formula of beating all the underlings first (mostly 1-dimensional) before getting to the last boss.
Even though it'll probably end up that way with both Beyond and the Ryodan?
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Even though it'll probably end up that way with both Beyond and the Ryodan?
Probably, but HxH isn't your typical shounen anime, so I'm hoping it wouldn't be the case. And if it were to be case, I have no doubt that the execution will be good. Though it will probably be a while before we see it happen considering the long-ass hiatuses. Shit, we might not even see the manga conclude in our lifetime

Don't really care about Beyond because I haven't seen much of them ; Ryodan, on the other hand, is a very compelling group.
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Probably, but HxH isn't your typical shounen anime
There's a lot of pretty typical shonen elements there. Again, I think you're giving the series a little bit too much credit.
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There's a lot of pretty typical shonen elements there. Again, I think you're giving the series a little bit too much credit.
Tehapoc, pls.

Come watch the rest of One Outs with me, dawg.

Shingeki no Bahamut is getting a 2nd season! Get hyped!
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Eh, it went steadily downhill throughout the season. I'll watch it though, it's pretty.
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You'll understand once the whole arc is finished. You most likely won't enjoy it though because it doesn't end with Nakama Power.

Most of the good fighting is in that arc, and the character development is the best in that arc as well. The biggest flaw I had with it is that it did seem to be super drawn out to me as well, but I still loved it.
The character development is definitely the main reason I like that arc more than any other. I'll agree that the first half was really drawn out, but there were so many characters introduced that it had to be, and I'd rather see the chimera ants evolve over time than just all of a sudden be really strong ant people. Although, back when I was watching it I was complaining about the same things Pants is too. Eventually it got so good that I couldn't complain anymore.

Pants, those board games that the king's playing become a big part of his character development. Watching him play those games was honestly one of my favorite parts of that arc.

Specifically, I liked the matches against that girl with the big eyebrows and runny nose.

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Woah. Teppypoc pls, I know you really like it when characters get stuck in games, but come on, the villian guy of that arc was lame. You aren't allowed to have a different opinion than everybody else.
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Hey runny nose is annoying, but otherwise that part has actually been interesting. Finally saw a fight at lunch! Knov lost his mind, but Morel fought the lion and that was cool. Things are slowly picking up (after 30 episodes).
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Hey runny nose is annoying, but otherwise that part has actually been interesting. Finally saw a fight at lunch! Knov lost his mind, but Morel fought the lion and that was cool. Things are slowly picking up (after 30 episodes).
What part is interesting, the game part? Weren't you just sarcastically excited a day or two ago about the King playing Gungi?
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What part is interesting, the game part? Weren't you just sarcastically excited a day or two ago about the King playing Gungi?
I was indeed sarcastically excited when he was beating world champions after reading the rules for ten seconds, then murdering them. Because that was stupid. It became interesting when this girl kept beating him though.
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I was indeed sarcastically excited when he was beating world champions after reading the rules for ten seconds, then murdering them. Because that was stupid. It became interesting when this girl kept beating him though.
Oh. When you made that comment, I figured he was already facing her in that. My bad.

Have about 6 episodes left in One Outs. This cheating ass team is getting mind fucked so hard by Tokuchi right now.

Finished K last night and thought it was a decent show. Liked it a lot in the beginning, and some of the plot twists were somewhat decent I guess, but the show doesn't really do anything all that amazing. Will watch the movie for it later tonight to see if that's any good.

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