The Best Gateway Anime for Beginners, Veterans, and Everyone in Between

Edit: This post was originally written as a birthday present for my mother in September of 2018. She passed away a month later. I'm putting this note here because I'd like to dedicate the post to my mom. Thank you for being the best mother I could've ever hoped for. I'll always love you. We've … Continue reading The Best Gateway Anime for Beginners, Veterans, and Everyone in Between

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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