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Aug 13, 2014 8:02 PM

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Gyro's backstory... Geez. I felt so bad for him.
And poor Ponzo and Pokkle. ;______; They were really nice characters. I was hoping to see more of them, but ;-;
Killua killing somebody again... FINALLY. Oh, and using his special hand.
 
Aug 20, 2014 12:27 PM

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My rage!!!! Ponzu ... probably my favourite female character in HxH . :( . FUCK THESE ANTS
 
Aug 29, 2014 11:46 PM
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Ahhh, this is such a dark arc. There's something about seeing a swarm of giant bugs, flying off with people that is super creepy... Must acquire more of these nutritious beings! Ugh.
 
Sep 3, 2014 3:51 PM

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Well the chick died. She was cool during the exam arc because she actually seemed like she had somewhat of a head on her sholders back then, but ever since her re appearance in chimaera arc she's just been relegated to a damsel in distress who can't think or act on her own and is always waiting for the arrow guy to do something.

Fucking fail on her part, I've got no feelings to spare for her.
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Sep 3, 2014 3:54 PM

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DerpHole said:
Well the chick died. She was cool during the exam arc because she actually seemed like she had somewhat of a head on her sholders back then, but ever since her re appearance in chimaera arc she's just been relegated to a damsel in distress who can't think or act on her own and is always waiting for the arrow guy to do something.

Fucking fail on her part, I've got no feelings to spare for her.


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Sep 3, 2014 4:02 PM

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I actually did like this ep. Author isn't afraid to get rid of characters he's made worthless. But yeah the series is good so far imo.
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Sep 11, 2014 5:49 PM

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Yes. It's time to kick some bug's ass.
 
Oct 2, 2014 12:57 PM

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Brilliantly done flashback! Dam this took quite a unexpected dark turn.. ;_;
 
Nov 5, 2014 2:39 PM

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if any more important, semi-important (likable) characters die, I'm going to drop this series. nahhh, i couldn't do that, HxH is too good. but I'm still shocked from what happened in this episode
 
Nov 5, 2014 3:48 PM

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if any more important, semi-important (likable) characters die, I'm going to drop this series. nahhh, i couldn't do that, HxH is too good. but I'm still shocked from what happened in this episode


Don't worry Ponzu's the last to die for a looong time. Which is kinda cheap for my taste. I wanted more deaths to solidify the threat of ants.

 
Nov 5, 2014 9:56 PM

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Should have just killed off all those who passed the Hunter Exam to show how pointless that card is.
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Nov 5, 2014 10:05 PM

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Should have just killed off all those who passed the Hunter Exam to show how pointless that card is.

Pokkle just too "green" to get into that region after all. The last time we heard about him before this was he struggled with Ren.

Well the same can be said with Gon and Killua, if not because of plot progression, they also will die in Yorkshin, they are the lucky ones.
 
Nov 22, 2014 11:45 AM

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So, uhh...I couldn't have been the only one to have thought that Ponzu was raped then eaten, right?
 
Nov 22, 2014 3:32 PM

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thracias said:
So, uhh...I couldn't have been the only one to have thought that Ponzu was raped then eaten, right?


I've asked everyone, and yes you are the only one...
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Nov 26, 2014 3:17 AM

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Forgot to praise it before and it needs more praise, so have to add how stunning Gyro's backstory was. The shadow silhouette and hatch shading was visually stunning and communicative, but more than that, it was a damn good piece of writing. "He'd never been told to leave," "his father was his god," "I must not be human then" - all of it was horrible and realistic and thoughtful.

It wasn't necessary but Togashi's storytelling quirks are part of what makes this series a standout.
 
Nov 26, 2014 5:08 AM

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Ninah said:
Forgot to praise it before and it needs more praise, so have to add how stunning Gyro's backstory was. The shadow silhouette and hatch shading was visually stunning and communicative, but more than that, it was a damn good piece of writing. "He'd never been told to leave," "his father was his god," "I must not be human then" - all of it was horrible and realistic and thoughtful.

It wasn't necessary but Togashi's storytelling quirks are part of what makes this series a standout.


So true, this is even more evident in the CA arc as a whole and individual episodes...
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Dec 13, 2014 6:16 AM

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I'm loving this arc so far!
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Dec 27, 2014 11:33 AM

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Wow this show has suddenly taken a very dark turn. Completely expected Ponzu to reach Gon and everyone goes back to save Pokkle. Got denied instantly lol. So now the ants have Nen abilities? This isn't looking good.
 
Jan 9, 2015 7:04 PM

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This arc is looking to be great, I can see why a lot of people were anticipating it! The Gyro flashback was sad, and then it was followed by Pokkle getting taken away and Ponzu getting eaten, all aboard the feels train..
 
Feb 1, 2015 2:48 PM

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That´s really a new level of brutality in HxH. For sure it´s sad at some points but holy shit this arc is amazing. :o
 
Mar 14, 2015 3:44 PM

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Kill the queen. Burn them all. Drop a napalm bomb in their nest. Fuuuuuck those chimera ants D:
Let's see how Gon, Killua and Kite will deal with these fuckers.

Ponzu :(
She had such a cool ability and was pretty implicated... R.I.P, that really was a gruesome death :/
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Mar 15, 2015 8:12 PM

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Never even got to see Ponzu develop any interesting Nen abilities... RIP ): Don't think I've been this sad about a character's death for quite a while...
 
Mar 16, 2015 5:42 AM
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Never even got to see Ponzu develop any interesting Nen abilities... RIP ): Don't think I've been this sad about a character's death for quite a while...


Same here, just saw that episode.

I can easily say that was in my top 10 list of most depressing death in anime
 
Mar 20, 2015 12:55 AM

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Man, Ponzu got eaten :( RIP. At least she wasn't alive when it happened. Wonder if Pokkle will survive? What was all that shit about Gyro though? 1/4 of an episode backstory to "seemingly" kill him off? He'll probably get turned into a Chimera. It looks like that Colt guy is starting to remember some stuff from when he was a human so maybe there's more to this weird animal+ant+human hybrid shit.
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Apr 14, 2015 6:40 PM

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I kind of liked Ponzu :( Sad death...

I didn't got why they showed Gyro history in the beginning if he was dead anyway :/
 
Apr 15, 2015 12:25 AM

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I kind of liked Ponzu :( Sad death...

I didn't got why they showed Gyro history in the beginning if he was dead anyway :/


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Apr 26, 2015 6:59 PM

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I enjoyed that black and white art style. That story really hit me, usually ones with depressing childhoods involving terrible fathers.

 
May 4, 2015 3:21 PM

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Well that gyro history was a waste of time.

Mother fuckers! WHY WOULD U KILL PONZU >:(
Man she was like one the cutest HXH characters.
 
May 18, 2015 12:51 PM

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Wow, I was already sad when the kids died, but now Ponzu???. She had a thing with Pokkle too... ;-; RIP my feels.

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Well that gyro history was a waste of time.

Mother fuckers! WHY WOULD U KILL PONZU >:(
Man she was like one the cutest HXH characters.


I haven't read or watched HxH past this but don't you think Gyro would make a great candidate for King considering that he has been hated by humans?
 
May 19, 2015 3:21 AM

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@MistyBlue

Thats a good point, but I think hes presumed dead and I dont think he was eaten by the Queen as those 3 ants were not following the Queens orders (If I remember correctly).
I'm on episode 119 now so I can't really say anything else about it without spoiling it for you
 
Jun 3, 2015 12:42 AM

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It hurt, it hurt so much watching her die. My gasp lasted about 3 minutes, I'm so mad at this :(
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Jun 8, 2015 2:30 PM

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My goodness! I only watched the HxH 1999 version because of Ponzu. No matter how irrelevant her character is. After Leorio snatch her card, she doesn't appear anymore. And I watched it til Genei Ryodan arc. Years later, then Greed Island arc. What a waste of time. After the author took over a decade to come up with that Chimera Ant, she appear out of nowhere again much to my excitement just to die HAHAHAHAHAHA! I loved her death though. Whats new? My favorite characters always die anyway.

Don't worry Ponzu. We will make a manga that you will be the main character and you can maintain your weak state. We will fed Leorio to the ants. Let me handle your weakness and will use Gon and Killua as shield. You will still die in the end. Because even with Deus ex Machina, it will be too hard for a weak character like you to survive anyway. We will be faithful for Kurapika's covenant and limit his chains to spider. Though we know there are lots of insects. And those spiders appears to be humans after all.
 
Jul 9, 2015 6:07 PM

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This arc is horrifying. I had no idea this would be after Greed Island lolololol
 
Aug 4, 2015 7:50 AM
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I hate that Ponzo and the arrow guy died. They were cool!
 
Aug 5, 2015 5:51 PM

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R.I.P Ponzu. That was terrible.
 
Aug 16, 2015 8:31 PM

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I hope those fucking ants are brutally slaughtered in the most torturous way imaginable.
 
Aug 30, 2015 6:55 PM

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What is this, game of thrones?

Just once I wish that when I hope a character doesn't die, it actually doesn't.

5/5
 
Sep 3, 2015 3:09 PM

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Wow, I've never been this entertained by a shounen anime arc before! So good...

I didn't want Ponzu to die... I really liked her :(
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Sep 28, 2015 3:10 AM

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Dang that hurts. That hurts. Gyro's backstory, Ponzu's death...

Well in an interview it's said that Togashi actually like to see movies that kill off all their characters so I'm not sure he regards the fans' emotional investment on a character though :/
 
Sep 28, 2015 12:53 PM

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For such reasons, a big franchise has dozens of parallel universes in which your beloved characters survive (take the Fate series, for example).

So don't mourn, people! Just imagine another universe in which Pokkle and Ponzu survived and became a couple.
 
Oct 8, 2015 7:58 AM

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did not expect Ponzu to die.
that was a brutal episode man.
 
Nov 7, 2015 4:54 AM

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What is this, game of thrones?

Just once I wish that when I hope a character doesn't die, it actually doesn't.

5/5


^^^ Omg lol was thinking the same thing.
Damn good episode though.
 
Dec 19, 2015 10:05 AM

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Poor Ponzu...
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Dec 26, 2015 7:15 PM
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I just have one question: in order to pass on genes the queen needs to eat a host of those genes. When did she come across a tiger and a lion and an owl and a rhino?!?! Did she raid the zoo?? Last I saw she should be producing a crapton of mermaids and batmen.
 
Dec 26, 2015 7:19 PM
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Also, not Ponzu. Why did they kill her?? Not only did they not need to kill her, nobody really mourned her death. It's not like they made it through (and almost made through) the Hunter Exam together.
 
Dec 27, 2015 10:10 PM
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CandyAB said:
I just have one question: in order to pass on genes the queen needs to eat a host of those genes. When did she come across a tiger and a lion and an owl and a rhino?!?! Did she raid the zoo?? Last I saw she should be producing a crapton of mermaids and batmen.


If you go back and rematch episode 78 & 79 both kite and Pokkle mention that NGL is one massive nature reserve. Inhabited by a great number of discovered species and an even GREATER number of undiscovered species.
 
Jan 15, 2016 10:44 AM

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Dayum wtf ponzu just got eaten, i was never expecting that!!!
 
Jan 17, 2016 11:25 PM

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holy fuck ..wow was not expecting that. Ponzu dies and body gets shredded up and eaten. She did well to get the message out at least could save a lot of lives. The nen arrows guy was doing pretty decent but unfortunate he ran into a couple of the higher level Chimera Ants look like he got captured.

Right now its obviious some of the higher level ants are going to inherit and/or be able to learn nen now , that spider guy is so observant and can even see auras . Oh boy.

What is really interesting is that its been increasingly shown that these Chimera Ants based off of whatever human was captured, seem to be retaining at least fragments of memories and probably personality traits of their former lives, creepy but intriguing.

That being said this arc is really well executed so far in my opinion. Sucks that its such a one sided slaughter so far, hopefully Gon and company can rectify that
 
Feb 20, 2016 1:34 PM
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Man, why even f'n bother bringing Pokkle and Ponzu back for so few episodes? Ponzu gets brutally murdered just like that and Pokkle is either dead as well or bound to be used as some guinea pig because he is "as strong as 1,000 humans".

Good to see that both Pokkle and Ponzu were just cheap plot devices rather than long-term characters people could actually give a **** about.
 
Mar 18, 2016 9:55 PM

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Too bad... I kinda liked Pokkle and Ponzu
 
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