God you people are fickle. Two weeks ago "Oh my god, this series is better than One Piece, it's peerless at the moment and Oda is totally sucking right now". Two chapters later "Oh its crap. Is it going on hiatus again? What an ass. One Piece is finally good again though!"
It's honestly true though. up to 333 HxH had an edge over OP in FI, now OP is starting a new promising arc while the conclusion of the 2 highlights of HxH atm (the elections & healing Gon) were handled in not a very satisfying way. People usually react to these sort of things.
Stories have highs and lows, build ups and climaxes. This arcs climax was killua revealing he could wish for Gon to be healed without a cost… which called Illumi off... FOR THE MOMENT. But now, that battle which had just started, was put on hold.... now that's going to escalate and have much bigger and more personal consequences.
Yes the arc is far from over, but people need to see things escalate before jumping to the "this is awesome" bandwagon. And on the other hand you have people saying: "HXH is a Holy Bible in shonen fandom period, It's not the shonen manga we deserve, but it's the shonen manga we need" which forces you to be more vocal with your criticism (as I said: fanboys make me sick).
Ging didn't forsee anything. He just saw that Gon had gathered competant loyal friends who would do everything they needed to save him, and so he trusted in them, sicne there wasn't exactly anything he could do personally. Ging was aware Gon had beaten Greed Island and fought the ants, so he could trust in their ability, as well as Gon's ability to survive. (and the full might of the Hunter organization behind them.)
Allow me to disagree. We (the readers) know Gon & his friends much better than Ging, we had no idea that Gon could be saved (pre-Alluka), and Ging should has been the same. But no, he was quite confident (not hoping) that Gon will be healed. I understand you might not agree with this, so I'll ask you to explain Ging's statement: "this is bad" in 331 if it wasn't: "Hell, Gon is gonna heal & he'll come her before the election is finished and I'll have to meet him'.
Heck, he knows about the angel healing card on greed island, and thats a nen ability, so he knows there's people out there capable of dealing with it… even if he didn't know the specific solution that Gon's friends would find.
You mean to till me that he (GI main founder) didn't know how to utilize something similar to the angel's breath (or whatever was its name) and yet he "assumed" Gon's friends would!!! excuse me but that's BS.
Friends who did end up restoring him mind you. I think you're making a mountain out of a molehill for Ging's resolve that "Gon's my son and he has friends to help him so he won't die". Which again, he turned out to be completely right even if he did not predict the exact means of how Gon would be recovered. Pariston predicted this too based on Ging's words.
Killua saved him by using a unique power not witnessed before in the HxH world (by the reactions of anyone who saw it, unless of course if you are assuming Aluka's power is something common), which is a factor Ging should have no means of putting into account. Gon's friends had no means of saving him that we know of. Now unless Ging knew about Alluka before hand then his confidence doesn't make sense at all. And I repeat that Ging "knew" Gon will be healed & I'll get to that again at the end of the post.
If I'm not mistaken, you were inquiring about how Neon and Alluka's abilities don't make sense in a Nen restrictions world. I merely pointed out that Komugi was another example like Neon of how one doesn't have to necessarily know the true scope of Nen in order to have an ability.
Extra ordinary brilliance in sports is something not so uncommon in our real world, that's why (personally) I didn't give much thought to Komugi's "talents". If you see them the same as Aluka & Neon's nen abilities, then you are entitled to your opinion.
While keeping in mind that these people are very extreme outliers their abilities do make perfect sense due to the level of conditions that the ability has been set with, even if those people themselves are not completely aware of it.
Guess what? there is a cheap way to bypass Alluka's conditions, take my word for it
You've completely missed the point of the two series. Gon's quest to see his father was a goal but it is not the endgame goal of Hunter X Hunter, it is the adventure. In the same fashion Luffy's goal is to find One Piece, but as we've both pointed out he wants the adventure of getting there.& The point to remember is that in both scenarios the manga does not end when they reach their goal. Luffy is going to "obtain" One Piece of sorts when he gets to Raftel but the adventure is not going to end there. Gon is not going to stop his adventure either just because he finally found his father.
Then you mean to tell me that if Luffy (after he finds One Piece & deals with the after-war) decided to go back to try all the islands he missed in the grandline for the sake of adventure you'd still be interested??? again I can't complain, you are entitled to your opinion. But to make myself perfectly clear: I UNDERSTAND that the fun is in the adventure itself, but (in the series where there is an overarching goal) I also enjoy seeing the characters getting closer to their destination throughout the series. Characters wandering aimlessly after having a goal is minus in my book, so hate me for it. Gon has to has a new motivation, and till we learn about it, I'm reserving my decision in holding the series in the same high regards as I do now.
The closest thing to a father figure Gon ever had was more or less killed in front of him. The apology is meant for Gon's own peace of mind. Knowing Kite is alive, even if he has been altered somehow, being able to apologize to him is meant to resolve Gon's mental state for good from the events of the Ant arc. Like Ging said it was mostly Kite's fault but Gon just needs to do it anyway so he can properly move on.
Not interested in seeing that, sorry.
Well then that's more of a personal issue. I personally still enjoy Killua and Gon as the leads of this story. It's inevitable that they will run into Kurapika again in the future, but as of right now his story has nothing to do with Gon and Killua's events.
Neither did Leorio & Ging pre-election arc, but Togashi throw them in anyway. If Togashi wanted it he'd make it happen (heck, he threw the Ryodans in the middle of the ants arc), and as a reader I'm entitled to my own "fantasies".
Ging said "this is bad" at the end of Chapter 331 because he knew what Pariston was going to do. He was going to (and did) stall the election until Gon was healed and walked through the door, which would cost Leorio the victory.
Read 334 again. Pariston came to the conclusion that Gon might be coming now and started dragging the elections only after nanika's nen blast, Ging indicated something bad will happen 2 chapters before that. WHY?
Also you & Robby should give Pariston's words some weight. He was confident that Gon will be healed b/c Ging told him so. Yet you keep telling me that Ging didn't know it and was just waiting for a miracle of some sort.