Hunter x Hunter 2014 144-148! the end...after 3 years of fun. Killua and Alluka reach Gon's hospital room while Pariston, Leorio, Mizu-cow and Cheadle are the top candidates for the Chairman/President position. Pariston wins but resigns to let Cheadle lead. If the recent manga chapters are any indication of what's to come for him, we've only seen a small part of his twisted personality. Gon is healed and finally meets his father. Killua had sooo many touching scenes in this series and the one with his sister is another great one (episode 146). I do enjoy the fact that Killua and Gon's goodbye isn't very sentimental. After the ant arc, it seems natural that they became independent of each other. It is also interesting that Gon was the stabilizing force for Killua in the beginning of the series, and Killua is that to Gon at the end. Out of the two, Killua's character developed the most. The episode with Kite is unusual as we see a slightly darker side of Kite that his previous self did not show. It was an interesting transition to how the show closes out.
Ging and Gon's episode is fittingly laidback. The series wraps up by showing little snippets of other characters where they are at now. I initially thought the coin-butler survived, but I suppose the animal-creature is taking his place for the sake of Killua? ~10/10 rating~ for this series. My only hangup with this retelling was the skippable theme songs. Overall, Hunter x Hunter is seriously on par with Full Metal Alchemist in quality storytelling and nail-biting cliffhangers. It's too bad the mangaka continues to have health problems as Ging and Pariston's arc looks very intriguing.
Sailor Moon Crystal 6-7! without the monster-of-the-day episodes, there is more of a sense of anticipation for each new episode. It's actually rather annoying to have such a drop in animation quality with the every other week schedule. Anyway, it's nice to see a more down-to-earth Tuxedo Mask. He admits to having no powers and thinks that the crystal is the key to lost memories. And Tuxedo Mask/Mamoru Chiba coming clean with Usagi was a good thing, too. Episode 7 was amusing in that Zoisite took advantage of Sailor Moon's speech to get her in a choke hold. And Tuxedo Mask got to show off his manly punch? LOL.
New season reviews are next...