I never planned watching the anime, but because of the opening and ending credits, a couple of promos and some quick first impressions about the anime, I decided to watch the first episode, and I was quite surprised, it gave me the same feel I had while watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
The first episode is basically two-three episodes of the original anime compressed in one episode with some filler content to tie loose ends of the compression, which gives fans of the first anime something to look forward too. If there is one thing that is disappointing with the compression is that they didn’t introduce the Hunter that gave Gon the knowledge that his father is a Hunter. But overall, I just love how they did it. It is like I am watching the series the first time, and this is coming from a guy who grew up watching the original anime on Philippine TV!
The new character design feels a bit too cute in my opinion, comparing with the original anime that is, guess that is for them to attract new fans. More on the characters, the introduction of the basic plot of Kurapika’s past is one element that surprised me in this episode. As I recall, it was introduced when they are having those five on five duels in the Hunter Exam. As for the other characters, Leorio’s new VA still retains the goofiness of his character while as for Gon’s new VA; she did a good job in giving the impression that he is an adventurous kid who wants to know more about his father.
Comparing the series in terms of animation, being quite nostalgic about the series, I say it is not as good as the original anime, but it is quite decent in my opinion. As for the additional content that as far as I recall, I didn’t see in the original anime, they did a good job with it. Hopefully, the next episode can continue with it. In addition, will I review the next episode, it depends. If it is worth talking, I will talk about it.
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