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#21 Oben

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 05:33 PM

Well nice, we're back ^^

For 10 chapters.

ANYWAY.

Kurapika's last chain seems a bit OP for now. I mean sure, Nen stealing abilities aren't that uncommon (Chrollo, Leol, and to some extent Ging too), and it is only a one shot, but the forced Zetsu is also potentially good, and he still has plenty of other abilities to back up. Same with the information gain it brings.

Now for the succession battle...
The spider-bear not being able to affect non-Nen-users is a pretty strong drawback on the ability, especially since Marayam doesn't really seem to be aware of it either. I wonder if there could be joint Beasts between some of the children? Especially the smaller ones that stay together. We've seen shared Hatsu, so that wouldn't be impossible.

For Harkenburg, I'm pretty sure that he can't leave the succession battle, it's not like it was a legal thing to begin with, and he has nowhere to run. But I could also see this as being a trick to remove himself from the immediate attention. Then again, it would somewhat fit the personality profile Kurapika made.

Another reason for this could be that his Nen-Beast, which is supposed be his inner personality, doesn't look intellectual at all. That could be a hint that he's just playing everyone. That could also explain the look on the King's face, if he gets the point.


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#22 JDG973

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:10 PM

Anyone else notice Kurapika's eyes immediately started to turn red when he saw the little nen beast?

It looks like he still gets triggered every time he sees anything remotely resembling a spider.
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#23 Fulmine

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:25 PM

Well, Chrollo can keep what he steals for a long long time and several of them ( though he can only use 1-2 at a time) as well as using them like a normal Nen ability (which means not that taxing). Whereas Kurapika only has one-shot and it's draining him due to Emperor Time and we don't know if he can suck several abilities at once so I would say that's reasonable. A very nerfed version of Chrollo's Hatsu. It's the Zetsu state that is powerful.


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 11:17 PM

Doesn't Kurapika's chain require that he know the basics of someone's nen and type? The flashback seems to imply it's meant to use against allies rather than enemies. At least that was my understanding.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 05:47 AM

@Chillman — I think it's more that he wants to substitute allies with this ability. The dolphin told him the specifics of the ability, and his Emperor Time makes every category 100% so the type doesn't matter. So I wouldn't interpret those things as conditions.



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 07:01 AM

@Chillman — I think it's more that he wants to substitute allies with this ability. The dolphin told him the specifics of the ability, and his Emperor Time makes every category 100% so the type doesn't matter. So I wouldn't interpret those things as conditions.

But he insisted on asking Bill what the guy's Nen is and later the guy told Kurapika the details himself before being escorted out by the guards so...the dolphin also didn't say anything Bill didn't say.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 08:30 AM

But he insisted on asking Bill what the guy's Nen is and later the guy told Kurapika the details himself before being escorted out by the guards so...the dolphin also didn't say anything Bill didn't say.

 

The Dolphin knew the name of the ability and that it couldn't catch animals conjured from Nen before Kurapika was told about it:

http://readms.net/r/...ter/361/4362/15

If I had to guess, assuming that knowledge is indeed part of the condition, I'd say that Kurapika doesn't need to know details about the target ability to trigger it, but the type of Nen that it uses (in this case, Emitter + Manipulator) - considering how he missed some crucial details.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 12:26 PM

Well maybe the series will finish, and hopefully we will finally see the day when Phantom Trope or at the very least Machi (could care less about the rest of them to be honest) finally becomes an ally of one of our main four for an arc. Let it happen.



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 01:40 PM

New volume cover:

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And some sketches along the volume

 

Spoiler Machi

 

Spoiler Sharnark

 

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Spoiler Hisoka <3

 

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#30 Oben

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 03:45 PM

Still screwing around with romanization, I see :xD:

 

The cover is great though, Hisoka's pose and demeanour look fantastic.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 03:58 PM

Chrollo's face look a bit off to me in that new volume cover, he looks way too pale.

Though I like Hisoka's gesture with his left hand - which is basically saying, just bring it or come at me, the way he is pointing his fingers.
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Posted 23 June 2017 - 04:11 PM

Well maybe the series will finish, and hopefully we will finally see the day when Phantom Trope or at the very least Machi (could care less about the rest of them to be honest) finally becomes an ally of one of our main four for an arc. Let it happen.


Why would that happen? I mean, can't put anything past Togashi, but that seems like the opposite direction the story will go.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 05:44 PM

Why would that happen? I mean, can't put anything past Togashi, but that seems like the opposite direction the story will go.

 

Because Machi is cool and awesome that is why, and be cool to see her be a anti hero for an arc. Though for story line purposes, Hunter x Hunter does not have good guys and bad guys, it is allies and enemies, today's enemies can be tomorrow's allies, today's allies can be tomorrow's enemies, if your goals can be in line, anything can happen. and  Her goal is to kill Hisoka, do we have a moral dilemma we have to stand by Hisoka for ever? And it happens in Shonnen all the time. They even were willing to rely on Freiza, Frieza of all people, a protagonist was willing to accept Frieza as an ally if it helped with their goal. Not to mention I love these types of alliance, they are fun to watch.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 07:47 PM

Talk about nonchalantly revealing characters' full names...but WTF is with those names? I know Togashi never actually gives official English names and the databook has weird names in them but should it be this bad? Chrollo's name is impossible to pronounce, at least to my knowledge...

 

 

 


The Dolphin knew the name of the ability and that it couldn't catch animals conjured from Nen before Kurapika was told about it:

http://readms.net/r/...ter/361/4362/15

Forgot that. But yeah, point still stands, Kurapika needs to know something first for the ability to work, THEN the dolphin can tell him more.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:31 PM

New volume cover:

And some sketches along the volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

....What in the name of lorem ipsum is up with those names!?



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Posted 24 June 2017 - 02:23 AM

Hisoka's pose and demeanour look fantastic.

 
He reminds me a bit of Dio in there ^^
 

Chrollo's face look a bit off to me in that new volume cover, he looks way too pale.


I actually find Chrollo awfully ugly, not just off. 
His eyes have lost their fire. I really don't like Togashi's new art on him. He used to be so much cooler.



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Posted 24 June 2017 - 02:30 AM

The anime will make him better in like 10 years.
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Posted 24 June 2017 - 04:31 AM

actually find Chrollo awfully ugly, not just off. 
His eyes have lost their fire. I really don't like Togashi's new art on him. He used to be so much cooler.

 

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 06:32 PM

Just when you think Kurapika couldn't get more broken he finds away, haha. So he can use his dolphin ability so steal anyone's ability and use it once? That is something that has so many uses. He can steal someone's nen and not use it meaning that the person is unable to use their abilities too, right? I would think that would be a great ability to use on Chrollo, but then Kurapika can probably just use the ability he did last time and seal Chrollo's nen again if he wants. 

 

Overall it was an interesting chapter. I don't mind walls of texts, usually, and it is always nice to learn about how nen works and people's abilities. I don't mind the whole sub-plot with the Princes and their nen beasts. Although I was a bit confused with the Momoze part of the chapter. Was that big hamster looking nen beast her's or her brother's? And was she tired because it was her nen beast that was going around and killing the people who were working with Kurapika? I wasn't exactly sure why she was tried. The exchange with her mom was a little weird. Since Hanzo is her bodyguard I hope she isn't taken out too quickly since that probably would spell trouble for Hanzo. 

 

Also it was a bit unexpected that Halkenburg wants to drop out of the race. Obviously he isn't going to be able to, but I wonder if he actually wants to drop out or if it is some kind of ploy. He is clearly one of the smarter Princes, and his nen beast did have a very ominous feel to it. 



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Posted 28 June 2017 - 11:11 PM

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