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Old 2012-08-12, 19:32   Link #1661
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The Phantom Troupe are the greatest characters in the series. I've always loved them since the 1999 version. I loved this episode because of the action and all, but I felt like the first part was too sudden. Did anyone else feel the same way? I kinda liked how the 1999 anime built up the action, like those references to Neon's prophecies and the other Phantom Troupe's disguise. I'm also wondering why they didn't look for Tocino and Baise anymore.
well that's how it was in the manga so....
though i agree with you, that was a great build-up by 99. loved daltzorne quoting the prophecy as chopin's heroic played in the background


anyway another great episode. madhouse has revved it up starting ep 41

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Seriously? You don't think those deaths had more dramatic impact because they actually gave the characters a decent introduction?
good to know that first-time viewers got this impression. tbh, the filler introductions were actually one of the more entertaining scenes in ep 39. but i can't deny that madhouse's main purpose was really to pad the episode, based on the slow pace of the other scenes and the overabundance of flashbacks

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Old 2012-08-12, 23:14   Link #1662
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I am a bit confused here. The spiders are A-class bounties. Surely there are wanted pictures of them since they don't bother to hide themselves. Why is it that Kurapica don't recognise them despite having access to hunter information? Wouldn't he have look up information on them the first opportunity he gets?

Also why did the vacuum cleaner girl bother to suck up the dead bodies? Does the vacuum cleaner need to eat or something?
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Old 2012-08-13, 00:36   Link #1663
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I am a bit confused here. The spiders are A-class bounties. Surely there are wanted pictures of them since they don't bother to hide themselves. Why is it that Kurapica don't recognise them despite having access to hunter information? Wouldn't he have look up information on them the first opportunity he gets?

Also why did the vacuum cleaner girl bother to suck up the dead bodies? Does the vacuum cleaner need to eat or something?
To simplely answer your first question. Everyone who came into contact with the Spiders, all died.

Maybe the vacuum cleaner girl job, is to hide their trail or existences.
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Old 2012-08-13, 07:06   Link #1664
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The auction began in an interesting way.
To be more precise, it ended before it had a chance to begin.
That pursuers didn't stand a chance against the crazy bunch of Nen users.
Bloodbath after bloodbath, pretty cold and gruesome.
Looks like there will be a really interesting episode next time.
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Old 2012-08-13, 09:41   Link #1665
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Old 2012-08-13, 10:50   Link #1666
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I am a bit confused here. The spiders are A-class bounties. Surely there are wanted pictures of them since they don't bother to hide themselves. Why is it that Kurapica don't recognise them despite having access to hunter information? Wouldn't he have look up information on them the first opportunity he gets?

Also why did the vacuum cleaner girl bother to suck up the dead bodies? Does the vacuum cleaner need to eat or something?
As has been said, the reason they don't bother to hide themselves is because no one who meets them to know who they are and survive to tell about it, let alone take a picture.
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Old 2012-08-13, 11:48   Link #1667
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is there any other kid battle shonen series that's as violent as Hunter x Hunter?
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Old 2012-08-13, 13:46   Link #1668
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is there any other kid battle shonen series that's as violent as Hunter x Hunter?
if you are going by they beign published in shonen magazines like this one, there are lots, specially old school, fist of the noth star, the JOJO series and even togashis's yu yu hakusho runned on shonned jump, and recently there was claymore or D-gray man, touhg these have been moved to a more mature but still shonen publication, still square enix probably is probably the one who publishes the most violent series under their shonen vairiations of gangan .
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Old 2012-08-13, 13:55   Link #1669
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Is the movie canon ?
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Old 2012-08-13, 14:00   Link #1670
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To simplely answer your first question. Everyone who came into contact with the Spiders, all died.

Maybe the vacuum cleaner girl job, is to hide their trail or existences.
She's a cleaner.
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Old 2012-08-13, 15:09   Link #1671
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Is the movie canon ?
Not sure at this point. Some say it's an alternate retelling of Yorknew arc.
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Old 2012-08-13, 16:37   Link #1672
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Seriously? You don't think those deaths had more dramatic impact because they actually gave the characters a decent introduction?
Not really, no. They already receive decent introductions in the meeting with Dalzollene and Kurapica (pretty much the same thing, saying their names and giving a demonstration of their Nen ability), so all those scenes did was needlessly introduce them twice. The "increased spotlight" didn't really add anything to their characters and instead simply slowed down the pace of the story. Excuse me for finding that waste of time to be a result of a need to extend the episode for the sake of it rather than a genuine desire to enhance the story.

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good to know that first-time viewers got this impression. tbh, the filler introductions were actually one of the more entertaining scenes in ep 39. but i can't deny that madhouse's main purpose was really to pad the episode, based on the slow pace of the other scenes and the overabundance of flashbacks
Exactly. It's nice that some viewers were able to get something out of it, but the way that particular episode was handled in general makes it clear to me that the purpose of those scenes was to pad it. I mean, was there really a need to foreshadow the previous bodyguard who got turned into a live painting by showing him tied up and making him seem more important than he turned out to be? Again, extending the episode for the sake of it.

But whatever, people are free to speculate regardless, since author intent is not something us viewers can know for certain, and if some still got something out of those scenes, more power to them.

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Also why did the vacuum cleaner girl bother to suck up the dead bodies?
Hiding the evidence? What to do with the body is one of the biggest hassles in assassinations, and Shizuku's ability is the perfect solution for it.
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Old 2012-08-13, 17:09   Link #1673
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Hiding the evidence? What to do with the body is one of the biggest hassles in assassinations, and Shizuku's ability is the perfect solution for it.
Yeah. From what I think, the remains can tell the nature of deaths and can trace back to the killer's methods and/or abilities.
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Old 2012-08-13, 18:17   Link #1674
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Hiding the evidence? What to do with the body is one of the biggest hassles in assassinations, and Shizuku's ability is the perfect solution for it.
It also lets them find out if anyone's still alive, so they can finish off the witnesses.
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Old 2012-08-13, 22:38   Link #1675
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If everyone who meets them died, then Kurapica and gang are the first ones smart enough to first observe them from afar?

If no one recognise them, then how do the bounty work?
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Old 2012-08-14, 07:33   Link #1676
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I actually thought that was kinda cute, but then again I am biased since I love the GonxKillua pairing/shipping.
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Old 2012-08-14, 10:03   Link #1677
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If everyone who meets them died, then Kurapica and gang are the first ones smart enough to first observe them from afar?

If no one recognise them, then how do the bounty work?
I imagine it's something like this.
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WANTED: Phantom Troupe

Number of members: 10(right?)

Known members: None

Known characteristics: Spider tattoo with a number on their backs

Threat Level: Ridiculous

Reward for dead member: 1 Zillion Jeni
Reward for live member: 1 Blajillion Jeni
Reward for picture of member: 1 Billion Jeni
As for observing them from afar, afaik this is actually the first time that the phantom troupe acts out in the open.
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Old 2012-08-14, 10:15   Link #1678
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I actually thought that was kinda cute, but then again I am biased since I love the GonxKillua pairing/shipping.
And they did something similar for Hisoka.
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Old 2012-08-14, 12:26   Link #1679
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I imagine it's something like this.


As for observing them from afar, afaik this is actually the first time that the phantom troupe acts out in the open.
I don't think it's their style to be particularly secretive...

Anyway, note that Uvo plans on killing everyone. Who's to say that they haven't already noticed the people watching from a distance and plan on killing them afterward? It's pretty obvious that they're not taking this very seriously.
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Old 2012-08-14, 22:39   Link #1680
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It is very possible for some people to take their photos and upload it into the internet while they are fooling around but probably wouldn't happen for some plot reasons.
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