Naruto: What it Did Right and Where it Went Wrong Part 2

Part 1 And now we come to the post-timeskip content, known as Naruto: Shippuden in the anime. This is where a lot of people say it started to go wrong, and it's not hard to see why. The Kazekage Rescue arc through the Itachi Pursuit arc were generally solid throughout. The new Akatsuki members that … Continue reading Naruto: What it Did Right and Where it Went Wrong Part 2

Naruto: What it Did Right and Where it Went Wrong Part 1

This past week was a major milestone in Naruto's history: the Boruto anime finished adapting The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring storyline. This may not sound significant, but The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring was the last Naruto story written by Masashi Kishimoto himself (Boruto is written by Ukyō Kodachi and illustrated by Mikio … Continue reading Naruto: What it Did Right and Where it Went Wrong Part 1

Hunter x Hunter’s Chimera Ant Arc is a Brilliant Mess Part 3: The Price of Ambition

Part 1 Part 2 Warning: This post contains major spoilers for Hunter x Hunter. There's no question that the Chimera Ant arc deserves a lot of the praise it gets. I've spent parts 1 and 2 analyzing just a few of it's major characters and themes, and there's still so much more that I didn't … Continue reading Hunter x Hunter’s Chimera Ant Arc is a Brilliant Mess Part 3: The Price of Ambition

Hunter x Hunter’s Chimera Ant Arc is a Brilliant Mess Part 2: The Significance of Names

Part 1 Warning: This post contains major spoilers for Hunter x Hunter. Names play a crucial role in the Chimera Ant arc. Giving people and things names is a fundamentally human trait, after all, and is a major factor in showing the Chimera Ants' growing humanity. At the start, none of them even have names of their … Continue reading Hunter x Hunter’s Chimera Ant Arc is a Brilliant Mess Part 2: The Significance of Names

Hunter x Hunter’s Chimera Ant Arc is a Brilliant Mess Part 1: The King’s Humanity

Spoiler Warning: This post contains major spoilers for Hunter x Hunter. There's a lot to be said about the Chimera Ant arc in Hunter x Hunter. Clocking in at around 60 episodes, it's by far the longest and most densely packed arc in the anime. It's also the show's best and messiest arc yet. Explaining … Continue reading Hunter x Hunter’s Chimera Ant Arc is a Brilliant Mess Part 1: The King’s Humanity