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Old 2011-10-04, 07:18   Link #221
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I loved the first seiyuu of Kurapika (same as Fuji Syusuke from Prince Of Tennis). In this first episode of HxH, the new seiyuu was ok. I'm waiting Genei Ryodan arc to tell who I prefer.
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Old 2011-10-04, 12:24   Link #222
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It's boggling me a little bit. Having fully recognized Kurapica as a man and ingrained it in my mind in the original version, my fundamental understanding of Kurapica's gender is shaken in just a few lines. If that's what the director is shooting for in the new version, bravo. It's perturbing how well it's worked.
Even in the original version, Kurapica's gender was a bit of a mystery. Kind of like something you may not believe without seeing him naked. Since his character was built to be more feminine, his voice does not bother me. The problem right now is Gon's voice. And, based on the trend so far (ignoring the storyline by cutting out scenes which are related to the story), Killua's voice might be a problem too (probably we will lose either intensity or fun with the new one).
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Old 2011-10-04, 12:56   Link #223
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the first episode is kinda boring, is this anime suppose to be like fairy tail or something like that? It doesn't seem too interesting the first episode.
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Old 2011-10-04, 13:14   Link #224
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Even in the original version, Kurapica's gender was a bit of a mystery. Kind of like something you may not believe without seeing him naked. Since his character was built to be more feminine, his voice does not bother me. The problem right now is Gon's voice. And, based on the trend so far (ignoring the storyline by cutting out scenes which are related to the story), Killua's voice might be a problem too (probably we will lose either intensity or fun with the new one).
I've only heard Mariya Ise in really girly roles, so I am a bit worried for Killua's voice too, but I'm fairly certain she can make him sound considerably more credible than Kurapica. She seems to have more vocal range and talent, for one.
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Old 2011-10-04, 14:59   Link #225
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the first episode is kinda boring, is this anime suppose to be like fairy tail or something like that? It doesn't seem too interesting the first episode.
Kinda. But the manga, at least, (which is considerably older than FT) is rather darker.
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Old 2011-10-04, 15:02   Link #226
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For short , HxH 2011 is the HxH original's light version...
We won't see the next event soon...
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Old 2011-10-04, 17:06   Link #227
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the first episode is kinda boring, is this anime suppose to be like fairy tail or something like that? It doesn't seem too interesting the first episode.
The world of Hunter X Hunter only appears to be lighthearted.
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Old 2011-10-04, 17:58   Link #228
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This remake seems to follow the route of Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood afterall, glad they didn't go for the Dragon Ball Kai route. I hope they change the opening song soon cause I'll still love "Ohayou". This incarnation of Kurapica now reminds me Nurarihyon no Mago's Ranma 1/2-like character don't know his/her name.
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Old 2011-10-06, 12:50   Link #229
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Three-way comparison, under the spoiler break. The left is the 1999 series, the middle the 2011 series, and the right is the manga.

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Old 2011-10-06, 13:09   Link #230
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Conclusion: The new anime is too colourful.

Well, as long as it gets appropriately darker during the York Shin City arc.
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Old 2011-10-06, 13:41   Link #231
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My worst fear is that talk about Hisoka's character being toned down. If true, that will kill the new anime for many people.
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Old 2011-10-06, 13:49   Link #232
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Well, he's showcased with a glowing crotch in the ED, so maybe it won't be as bad as the reports made it seem.
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Old 2011-10-06, 14:06   Link #233
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Conclusion: The new anime is too colourful.

Well, as long as it gets appropriately darker during the York Shin City arc.
I would say the opposite--the old anime was too dark at times. Keep in mind that the screenshots I took from the 1999 anime were directly from the DVD. In several of those screens, you can't even tell where the characters are. I think the colors used during the storm in the 2011 series are perfect--they're detailed enough to the point where you can make out what's going on. And when scenes were supposed to be colorful in the original series, the palette was much too flat and dry.

Also, you have to take into account the motion too. A screen capture can't accurately show it, but the animation in the first few episodes of the series is pretty awful.
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Old 2011-10-06, 14:15   Link #234
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Well, he's showcased with a glowing crotch in the ED, so maybe it won't be as bad as the reports made it seem.
The glowing crotch was actually a censorship

As you, I'm hoping they won't downplay him or any fundamental of the original story, like the fight between Leo and Kur on the ship, they didn't even clash blades once... I know its not very important in the story, but oh well.
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Old 2011-10-07, 06:18   Link #235
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@Toto y Moi

Your screenshot of old anime doesn't do it justice. Compare:


(actual screen is bigger, just click on it)

When it comes to colors old anime is superior by far. Violet water? Seriously? This blue-green fish also looks artificial while bronze/brown looks natural and fits.
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Old 2011-10-07, 07:35   Link #236
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Your screenshot of old anime doesn't do it justice. Compare:


(actual screen is bigger, just click on it)

When it comes to colors old anime is superior by far. Violet water? Seriously? This blue-green fish also looks artificial while bronze/brown looks natural and fits.
But today's viewers are used to the 2011 color palette for anime. This is suppose to be a kids title.

I can understand the nostalgia but I liked the 2011 series.
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Old 2011-10-07, 08:11   Link #237
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Your screenshot of old anime doesn't do it justice. Compare:


(actual screen is bigger, just click on it)

When it comes to colors old anime is superior by far. Violet water? Seriously? This blue-green fish also looks artificial while bronze/brown looks natural and fits.
I'll take better caps next time--I had to use MSPaint to edit both because I wasn't on a computer that had photoshop.

But in the first series, the water Gon fished in was blue as the sky--but he's fishing from a swamp. In this series, it's appropriately green. And as far as violet water goes, water actually can be tinted violet tint during night...go to a lake and stay past sunset, and pay attention to the colors.

And as the manga screencap shows, the fish is supposed to look silly--it's hyperrealistic in the 1999 anime, but it's got a goofy grin on in the source material. In the early days of HxH's manga, Togashi drew funny-looking animals like Oda did. The anime is appropriately including those designs from the beginning, rather than introduce them later like the Greed Island OVAs did.

In the next few episodes, however, you'll see material from the manga in the 2011 anime that was removed from the 1999 version (several pages from chapters 5 and 6).

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Old 2011-10-07, 15:16   Link #238
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The glowing crotch was actually a censorship

As you, I'm hoping they won't downplay him or any fundamental of the original story, like the fight between Leo and Kur on the ship, they didn't even clash blades once... I know its not very important in the story, but oh well.
That didn't happen in the manga either. If you want to say that the old anime was better than the manga, I'll consider it a matter of taste and not argue.

But when it comes to fidelity... well, it's actually too early to tell.
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Old 2011-10-07, 20:22   Link #239
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Long story short, the new anime sticks closer to the manga as of episode 1, but it's subjective whether that's a good thing or not.
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Old 2011-10-08, 08:35   Link #240
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Oh Goddd~ To able to see the gang: Gon, Kurapica, Leorio and Killua () feels awesome! I actually liked the new version. Yes, it colorful. And the character designs seem distorted sometimes, but it's quite enjoyable. So what if it's fast paced, we olders know what happened and the new comers aren't missing anything major.

The BGM is interesting: horns and violens. I think I was reminded by Pirates of Caribbean during the storm.

The opening video is great, but the song is so-kiddy-like-pokemon. On the other hand, the ending totally BLOWS me. The weird combination of auto-tune, techno, piano, then rock and screaming made me O_O;;. This is Hunter x Hunter baby!!
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