One of the greatest hallmarks of shonen is power-ups, dramatic moments that act as tectonic shifts in the carefully balanced scales of strength between fighting characters. All are great, but they're not created equal. A good power-up needs to have its moments, but it should also be able to last, contributing meaningfully to the world and the story. Hit the jump to see the greatest power-ups shonen has to offer!
We know the hero: optimistic, determined, refusing to give up. But what about Hunter x Hunter's Gon? Does his journey truly fit into this category? Find out after the jump!
I don't need to wade deep into Hunter x Hunter spoilers here, so I'll just say that the latest goods based on Yoshihiro Togashi's series depict a pivotal and painful event for our hero. Hit the jump to check out this fancy pair of earrings.
Few series can claim to be anywhere near as wild and inventive as this one, but sometimes Hunter x Hunter even outdoes itself. Hit the jump for the 10 strangest powers used by its outlandish cast!
Everyone loves a good villain. Some are so great that it's even a bit sad when they are killed. Fortunately a few of the greatest seem to have trouble with the idea of staying dead. Hit the jump for the top 10 seemingly immortal baddies that drove us and our heroes mad!
FLCL:Alternative has a surprise debut months ahead of schedule on April Fools (for real!), Dragon Ball goes on tour through North America, DARLING in the FRANXX movie trilogy greenlit for spring, & more! Hit the jump for the highlights of the hottest news in anime!
Hunter x Hunter's latest return to the pages of Shonen Jump was fun while it lasted. Unfortunately, Yoshihiro Togashi's long-running series is about to go back on hiatus. Read on for more.