Hey dude. I think that post you made about Osamu Tezuka in the Greatest Manga Author Thread was amazing. I can't believe one man could do all of that, putting out 100 chapters in a night, it's incredible. I am overflowing with respect for the man based on your post. Only problem is that while I definitely trust that you're honest I wouldn't mind a source for the information. I mean I've seen that he's written 150,000 pages worth of manga but I haven't found sources for the parts about him putting 100 chapters worth of content out in one night or working while he's eating, being driven or being flown to places. Admittedly I haven't looked that hard but I wouldn't mind if you could provide a source that tells me where you got this information. Because if this info is true (and I believe it is) then Osamu Tezuka is the most amazing comics author to ever live. Possibly even most amazing author period based on how hard working he was.
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What exactly does it mean to be a senior member? I thought you were already respected around here, with good reason obviously.
Damn. Just damn. It's a good thing Togashi's apparently going to start writing the series because I've got to know what happens next. One thing that I think is most notable about HxH is that Togashi is a master of tension and suspense as can be seen in his best arcs like York Shin and Chimera Ants. You've just got to know what happens next in those arcs.
But in Hunter X Hunter, great power comes at an equally great price.
Just like if Kurapica tries to use his chains to bind anyone who isn't a spider, the chain in his heart will kill him, Gon sacrificed all his future potential as a martial artist and nen user to become someone who could kill Pitou. Like how Kurapica took all his emotions towards the spiders and used it to strengthen his nen, Gon took all his emotions towards what happened to Kaito and did the same. Basically, because he didn't care about what happened afterwards, he took all the potential he would have had if he had grown up normally and spent a lifetime training to become stronger... and sacrificed it so he could use it now.
If he reverts to normal, that's it. Gon will never grow as a nen user past what he is now, as a kid. It's that big a price to pay. Aaaaaand nobody knows what the hell will happen next.
Killua muses to himself on how he would fall back to support Gon in his personal battle with Pitou, but he essentially prepared himself to die. And expected Gon would, too, knowing better than anyone just how impossible defeating the Royal Guard would be and what Gon would put at stake to do it.
After all the complications that happened with Pitou and Komugi, Pufu testing his patience, and hearing that Kaitou couldn't be brought back, Gon probably did what he had planned to do from the start - throw everything away to get revenge. Nen responds to a user's willpower and resolve, and since Gon was so mentally, physically, and emotionally focused on this one thing as if it were the sole purpose of his existence, Gon used his reinforcement nen to forcibly age his body to a point where he could kill Pitou -- which worked...
Essentially, everybody except Killua misunderstood the degree to which Kaito's death and seeing his body reanimated really affected Gon's mind. The kid completely lost it - and the first hint that he was so deadly resolved to fight Pitou and revive Kaito came when Morau attempted to test his will, told him to come at him full force, and Gon almost killed him. The deep frustration and impotence he felt at being, essentially, responsible for Kaito's death turned him into someone so completely set on bringing Kaito back that he didn't care what he had to resort to: and in the Hunter X Hunter world, nen responds to that.
We got hints of Gon's mental state all throughout the invasion arc, and we saw him get colder and angrier, and more ruthless, and more unstable. Naturally with as strong as Pitou and all the Royal Guards are... as unfathomably strong as they were, going in to fight them at all was largely recognized to be a complete suicide mission.
And Gon didn't care.
I have a question. I just got up to date with HxH. I like it a lot, it was almost impossible to stop reading at certain points. I did have some problems with it but on the whole I really liked it. There was just one thing that I didn't understand. How did Gon turn into an older version of himself to kill Nefelpitou. I think there was a reason for it, but it escapes me at the moment. I hope you can enlighten me thanks.
I am however pissed off that Kurapica and Leorio haven't appeared in 180 freakin' chapters. Seriously, I liked those guys. But if the series ever stops being on hiatus, they will appear again. All the more reason for Togashi to come back.
I thought so! Glad you've really gotten into HxH, it's hands down one of my favorite series. It toys with a lot of shonen ideas that a lot of other series wouldn't even dare touch, and it's remarkably cool for it.
Don't leave us hanging, Togashi!