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Old 2012-10-30, 16:16   Link #1541
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^LOL, if he honestly didn't care anymore, he could have ended the series looooooong ago. As you just kinda pointed out yourself, he's made more than enough legal tender for him to be set for life, so ending the series wouldn't hurt him in any way. Still, the mere fact that there's even a rebooted anime series sort of makes me think that he at least still cares SOMEWHAT about his work. I'm just going to be cautiously optimistic for now and hope that these upcoming volumes means that Togashi will actually get back to business before the end of the year (hopefully with less scribbles).....
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Old 2012-10-30, 16:37   Link #1542
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Actually, if he didn't like HxH at all anymore, he wouldn't even have to finish it at all. He can just not come back from hiatus.

I'm saying he treats it like a hobby rather than a job. He isn't hungry for success (and food money) like a young aspiring artist might be. So he draws when he feels like it and if deadlines start being a drag, he just goes into hiatus.

The rebooted anime series says very little about his state of mind. Someone just asked him if it was ok to throw large piles of money at him and he said yes. Who wouldn't?
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Old 2012-10-30, 16:51   Link #1543
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I'm glad I asked. This news sounded really weird. If there was going to be new manga chapters, Shonen Jump would have been mentioned.
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Old 2012-10-30, 18:53   Link #1544
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I'm glad I asked. This news sounded really weird. If there was going to be new manga chapters, Shonen Jump would have been mentioned.
Togashi has them by the balls, so they ain't squealing without his command.

I wish Bakuman made some references of Hunter X Hunter in their series. haha
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Old 2012-11-02, 20:35   Link #1545
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I started reading the manga a while ago and while i feel that it does a lot of great things like including a ton of character deaths uncharacteristic in a shounen. It lacks an overall plot that ties everything together, The concept of hunters is too vague to be of any significance.

Gon is the most boring character of the series and has no real goals or motivations. The revelation of a one piece-esque new world just feels cheap and uninspired.
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Old 2012-11-21, 00:01   Link #1546
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So.... apparently there's going to be a two-part one shot story starring Kurapica in next week's SJ issue, both over 20 pages long. From what I learned it's supposed to tie in with the upcoming HxH movie, but hey, at least Togashi's finally got off his duff for SOMETHING before year's end.



Anyway, Kura isn't exactly my favorite character, but I'm willing to check it out anyway because it could still be an interesting story......
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Old 2012-11-21, 12:32   Link #1547
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Thanks for your translation leokiko .
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Togashi's comment:
"This manuscript which I wrote 10 years ago, of which I thought that it would end as an undeveloped alternative setting (?) without even being presented at a meeting, will be delivered to everyone in movie format. As the original writer, I am happily surprised. I am also looking forward to seeing the movie completed"
(...)
To be honest I don't believe him. If he had the manuscript all along we would probably have an OAV or a movie out already (not to mention an Extra Scene/ Special chapter), especially since the last OVA came out 8 years ago. He just said that so that most hardcore fans wouldn't look at a movie as something non-canon and others wouldn't suspect that he wrote the story the moment he was asked to by Madhouse executives.

And I agree with Anh_Minh, he doesn't care much about the story at this point. He just makes shit up whenever he wants because he can. I doubt he will finish the story.

One other thing, I don't like that the manga will be so close to anime movie time-wise. I'll be completely spoiled while watching it and compare it to an original. If he hasn't released it in 10 years than he could have waited a one or two more and release it after the movie had been released.
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Old 2012-11-21, 14:05   Link #1548
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Thanks for your translation leokiko .

To be honest I don't believe him. If he had the manuscript all along we would probably have an OAV or a movie out already
Why would you think that? For a movie or OAV to be done, someone would have to push. We don't even know how many people knew of that manuscript (he and his editor at the time?), nor what state of advancement it was in.
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Old 2012-11-28, 10:47   Link #1549
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Well, the raw for the first part of that Kurapica story is out now for those who care. And thankfully, it's NOT a whole mess of scribbles:


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I won't lie.... younger Kurapica is actually pretty adorable. Interestingly, he inherited his mother's looks, as well.
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Old 2012-11-29, 18:32   Link #1550
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I wish Bakuman made some references of Hunter X Hunter in their series. haha
Actually, there's one character in Bakuman that was definitely based on Togashi. I don't think it needs to be said which one, just think of Togashi's lazy antics and his love for hiatuses.
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Old 2012-12-03, 22:10   Link #1551
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Well, the raw for the first part of that Kurapica story is out now for those who care. And thankfully, it's NOT a whole mess of scribbles:


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I won't lie.... younger Kurapica is actually pretty adorable. Interestingly, he inherited his mother's looks, as well.
The trans is out and it seems the last part is the final test. Wonder how that will turn out.

I haven't seen the movie trailers, but I am glad they are showing that kid from Kurapica's flashback during the Spider Arc. Yeah, Kurapica's parents are there too.
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Old 2012-12-11, 23:57   Link #1552
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Special 2 is out. Is this it? Or are we going to get more chapters telling of the time between the massacre and the beginning of HxH?

I kind of want to see Kurapica finish his revenge though, because even as cool as the Spiders are, VENGEANCE needs to be delivered!
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Old 2012-12-12, 00:09   Link #1553
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I thought there were three parts.
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Old 2012-12-12, 00:29   Link #1554
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What we got so far, before the break at the beginning of this year, was Kura in a black suit, he has forfeit his Kura clan clothing. I assume he has become darker and tainted by the work he does for a living. I am stuck! If I was in Kura shoes, I want revenge, but the Spiders are too cool! If Kura over about killing and more about stopping them from continuing to commit crime/murder, than I'm justify with that.

Spiders are cool, but the cool members are dead though >_> Only one I really like in the current group has to be Machi. She Hisoka love toy, Gon a close second. LOL
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Old 2012-12-12, 00:40   Link #1555
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I thought he was in a black suit because he's really entrenched in the Mafia now. I'm guessing he's probably a big player, so he needs to look the part, as opposed to the hired help he was in the Spiders Arc.
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Old 2012-12-12, 00:43   Link #1556
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I found the last line in the Special to be quite interesting...

It implies that Chrollo and the Spiders didn't just go and rob the Kuruta clan just for the heck of stealing the precious eyes, there was some retribution involved from their point of view, which had been inflicted towards one of their own ( Meteor City dwellers ) from the Kuruta.
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Old 2012-12-12, 01:41   Link #1557
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I found the last line in the Special to be quite interesting...

It implies that Chrollo and the Spiders didn't just go and rob the Kuruta clan just for the heck of stealing the precious eyes, there was some retribution involved from their point of view, which had been inflicted towards one of their own ( Meteor City dwellers ) from the Kuruta.
Feels inconsistent, maybe the author is just adding more depth to the Spiders.

I recall Hiei from Yu Yu Hakusho was a one-shot villain, but he was so popular, that the author kept him and rewrote his back story.

I mean he could just rule the human world and turn people to his demon slaves and find his sister at the same time, you know?
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Old 2012-12-12, 02:26   Link #1558
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I found the last line in the Special to be quite interesting...

It implies that Chrollo and the Spiders didn't just go and rob the Kuruta clan just for the heck of stealing the precious eyes, there was some retribution involved from their point of view, which had been inflicted towards one of their own ( Meteor City dwellers ) from the Kuruta.

Yeah, I found that interesting, too. Wonder if this means Kurapica isn't actually the last survivor of his clan, after all.....?
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Old 2012-12-12, 09:46   Link #1559
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Feels inconsistent, maybe the author is just adding more depth to the Spiders.
Well, these two chapters are supposed to be the backstory to the not-really-canon Phantom Rouge movie specifically, so we can't be entirely sure that that's how it all went down in the TV series/manga as well.

Though Pairo's existence at least is indeed confirmed in the main series what with his image in Kurapika's mind when he was making the deal with Pakunoda.
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Old 2012-12-12, 16:46   Link #1560
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It implies that Chrollo and the Spiders didn't just go and rob the Kuruta clan just for the heck of stealing the precious eyes, there was some retribution involved from their point of view, which had been inflicted towards one of their own ( Meteor City dwellers ) from the Kuruta.
I dunno how to feel about this. Didn't Uvogin say that the Spiders went to Kurta because Chrollo wanted the eyes?
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