Synonyms: Hunter X Hunter OVA 2
Japanese: ハンターｘハンター: Greed Island
Feb 5, 2003 to Apr 16, 2003
22 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisAfter the battle with the Spiders, the search for Ging continues as Gon and Killua decided to once again attempt to purchase the rare game "Greed Island". However, Gon came up with a better plan, which was to volunteer to complete the game for the billionaire who owned it. But some training must be done, as Gon and Killua's abilities are still at a developing stage and "Greed Island" is no simple game for anyone to play with. It is the infamous game that could easily lead to one's death. Based on the manga by Togashi Yoshihiro.
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme"Pray" by Wish*
Ending Theme"Popcorn" by Shimokawa, Mikuni
Greed Island is the second of 3 Hunter x Hunter OVAs. It chronicles Gon\'s search for his father, Jin/Ging Freecs. The only clue Gon has is the Greed Island game disc which is father left for him. Unfortunately he needs a special \"Joystation\" to play the game - and the Greed Island game is expensive (think $ Billions). Gon and Killua attempt to purchase the Greed Island game at auction. Thus begins the Greed Island OVA.
Similar to the first OVA and the Hunter x Hunter series, the animation is what we\'re used to - good but not fantastic. The sound is great even though by now it\'s really predictable. Opening and ending themes are interesting though.
The story is fantastic. Greed Island is a special NMORG (Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game) for Nen-users, and if a player\'s nen isn\'t good enough they will \"game over\" (DIE!). The premise seems simple but it\'s actually really exciting to play. Everyone competes to be the first to \"clear\" the game by collecting 100 cards. Cards can be acquired in a number of ways - questing, helping others, trading or ... well, player robbing/killing. Not only is the world dangerous, but so are the opposition players!
Well, the start of this is very exciting. After watching this you\'ll want to go out and buy a Greed Island game also. As a gamer I was hooked. Much to my NON-surprise, it seems some company capitalized on the success of the anime and made a Greed Island game.
The story and development are great. This OVA is when Gon and Killua finally develop their signature Ultimate Techniques. The Greed Island OVA also introduces a very interesting new character, Biske (Biscuit?), who looks like a young girl but is much more than meets the eye.
* Can Gon and Killua qualify to play the game?
* Will they be taken advantage of as newbies?
* Are they going to be able to cope with cute, threatening or plain weird monsters?
* How will they deal with other players with different motivations? Will they have a strategy to they survive player killers?
* Can they win?
Don\'t miss another exciting installment of Hunter x Hunter, Greed Island OVA 2!
In case you are just looking for a story about characters litterally inside a videogame then both SAO and HxH Green Island (along with its sequel: HxH Green Island Final) could be of your liking, because they both share:
• RPG with a virtual reality (including quests, gaining items, special skills, and such)
• The game over means real death for all players in both stories
• The characters are somewhat trapped inside the game, and to get out they must achieve a certain point and clear the game
• Overall good art design and nice characters
Probably you might be discourauged by watching HxH Green Island as you might think that you need to watch also the previous series: well that's true and yet not. It's always very much preferible to watch every prequel in order to have a better knowledge about characters, personalities, backgrounds and techniques; and I, myself, recommend to watch the prequels, but if i have to be honest: Green Island (and Green Island Final) it's about an "almost stand-alone" canon arc from the manga, where the main character, in order to search for his father, joins this special RPG, and if you have a little of hintuition you might not necessarily need to watch all the prequels.
That said, both SAO and Green Island (arc) are quite enjoyable.
If you liked one of those, you might really give a try to the another as well, cuz they are quite similar!
Both anime feature characters that are trapped in video games that need to make it to a certain point to escape.
- Inside a game
- RPG-like Virtual Reality
- Lovable characters
- "Game Over" = die in real life.
- Can't "log off from the game". Must clear it.
Don't forget the continuation, Hunter x Hunter: Greed Island Final!
hunter x hunter Greed island and Hunter x hunter Greed island final are similar because
1) it is about kids who enter a game and if they die thy die and real life
2)these both are about :clearing " the game,same goal
The 5th sotry arc of Hunter x Hunter.
Both are set in an RPG-like virtual reality where people actually die when it's "Game Over", Although Hunter x Hunter: Greed Island has more of a twist to it. You need to watch the other OVA "Greed Island Final" making it a total of 22 episodes
Both are about being in a game.
If you die in the game you die in real life
You should clear the game to come out of it.
If you die in the game, you die in real life.
They both are about games.
its really Similar with the noah ark off yugioh
and in both series there try to collect cards
In Yu-Gi-Oh!, there is an arc where the main protagonist ends up in a video game and must clear it in order to get out. It is quite similar to the Greed Island arc, because the main characters have to clear out a real life video game. In both games, the goal is to collect rare cards, which have special effects than can be used to give users an edge in battles. Also, both anime give a similar vibe, and they are based on manga published by Shounen Jump.
The main characters are similar. Both feature a video game like setting with leveling up, weapon upgrade, etc. As the story progresses, stronger enemies challenges the main character.
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