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Post Reply Do you think that Hunter X Hunter's fan base should be bigger?
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Posted 1/19/14 , edited 1/19/14
I agree that it is one of my favorite animes to date, so I hope they continue to produce it. It's the one show that I consistently watch as soon as the new episode is available. Every episode has me on the edge of my seat and leaves me wanting more. But since I actually have no idea how large the fanbase is I can't say either way. But it IS the 3rd "most popular" anime on CR so I think its doing fine.
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Posted 1/19/14
great response and i agree.
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24 / M / The Dark Continent
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Posted 1/19/14
Not something I really care about.
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Posted 1/19/14
I find it boring, but I do keep up with it somewhat. Most of the time i'm just fast forwarding cause its soooo boring.
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Posted 1/20/14
Yes.
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Posted 1/20/14 , edited 1/20/14
If the manga wasn't constantly put on hiatus, the fanbase would be much bigger.
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Posted 1/20/14 , edited 8/4/15

irtiza9169 wrote:

If the manga wasn't constantly put on hiatus, the fanbase would be much bigger.


This here would be the major cause.

It's hard to talk about something that doesn't have a constant stream of content, like One Piece currently does. I can't go a week without a new One Piece episode to talk about(well, if I did actually talk about it, I'd have something to talk about)

Comparatively, HxH's manga is essentially over. How long as hit been since the last chapter? Hell, how long has it been since the manga came out?

Studio Madhouse, who's in charge of the newer anime adaption, is really really good at their adaptations. They keep the art style, bump up the visual background porn, and straight up translate the source material.

So once they hit a brick content wall, they stop making the anime for a while, then resume when they have more content.

Ergo, they'll stop making the anime for a while.

Then pick back up with the next arc.

That's not very good for keeping fan interest.

So fan's know of HxH, they can talk about HxH, but they don't always have something to talk about. It's a straightforward story, not some brooding mystery.
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Posted 1/20/14

Felstalker wrote:
This here would be the major cause.


I agree. This particular manga-ka is a notorious slacker, and that is the chief reason why, IMO, HXH is where it is. That, and the current anime is a remake, rather than bringing the title to the screen for the first time.
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Posted 1/20/14

rcsatcrunchyroll wrote:


Felstalker wrote:
This here would be the major cause.


I agree. This particular manga-ka is a notorious slacker, and that is the chief reason why, IMO, HXH is where it is. That, and the current anime is a remake, rather than bringing the title to the screen for the first time.


i also agree.
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Posted 1/20/14
I feel a little bit happy and also a bit sad about this. I'm actually happy that HxH doesn't have that big fan base shows like One piece and Naruto has. Less morons, less trolls and no dumb 'pairing fangirls/boys' that scream: 'OMG! GONXKILLUA. (Oh god no...)' It also helps that the mangaka doesn't put out mediocre, tedious arcs that don't go anywhere to provide endless strings of content. Quality over quantity in this case.
What I'm sad about is that when people look on the surface of HxH, they tend to write it off as a typical shonen.They don't even try it out. But anyway to me, all that I care about is that I myself love HxH
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Posted 1/20/14 , edited 1/20/14
What made you think it has a small fanbase.

In Japan it is pretty popular as popular as One Piece , Detective Conan etc . Although it lost its Sunday day time schedule , I believe its marketing is still pretty strong or else they would stop making the anime.

I like 2011 Hunter and Hunter release and still watching it
but not a lot of my anime friends watches it because it is long.
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Posted 1/21/14 , edited 1/21/14

karishin32 wrote:

I find it boring, but I do keep up with it somewhat. Most of the time i'm just fast forwarding cause its soooo boring.


This is a primary reason why people wouldn't watch it. A lot of people watch shounen anime for the action sequences and in HxH they are few and far between, and when they do happen, they are often subverted. Kite's death isn't even shown on screen. For people looking for a battle action shounen, this is the wrong anime to look towards.

Quick edit: And lets not forget that clever quick ending of Knuckle and Shoot's fights. We knew all we needed to know, so why bother showing the fight itself?

HxH really is not about the fights. The fights are secondary, it's how people react, their mindset and perception, that is important.

So, naturally, it can come across quite boring. I like to think of it like a Kurt Vonnegut novel, but a lot of people would feel cheated by Cat's Cradle. I love authors who can inspire that weird blend of dissatisfaction mixed with the satisfaction knowing things shouldn't have turned out differently.

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Posted 1/21/14 , edited 1/21/14
To answer this thread's question, Yes.

For personal reasons : So a company like Funimation can license the show and start releasing some Blu-rays!

cause $165 (DVD) / $220 (Blu-ray) for a 15 episode volume is just ridiculous!

(Source : http://www.ntv.co.jp/hunterhunter/bluraydvd/index.html )

For other reasons : I would love for more people to experience this show, despite the negativity a fan-base could bring (though negativity exists in all fan-bases)

Hopefully the larger the fan-base the more determined Togashi will be to start continuing the manga and possibly finishing it without another Hiatus!
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Posted 1/23/14 , edited 1/23/14
I think the reason why HxH's fanbase isn't bigger is because it's introduction arc just isn't all that appealing. For me, when I watched the first episode, I just had no desire to continue the series at all. If it wasn't for a second glance, I never would've discovered how awesome the anime would eventually become once the Yorknew City arc, began. It's my favorite anime of all time, hands down, but I would've NEVER guessed it would become as good as it has based upon how it started. And that's what I believe is keeping the numbers down. It's critical to start strong and that's something HxH just failed to do, IMO.

I just hope those numbers grow, though. The more robust a fan base, the longer the anime will stick around. And I never want this anime to end. I want to still be watching it when I'm 64. (I mean, granted if it maintains the same level of quality.) I think the greatest tragedy is if such an excellent anime fell to crap like Bleach did.
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Posted 5/10/14
i remeber this thread i made
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