HxH 103: Blind leading the blind

Hunter x Hunter episode 103 review

HxH 103

While Ryan Bartley was not my first choice for Komugi’s voice actress, or even my second or third, she apparently fits the role perfectly. Everything is solved now that Komugi’s voice is secured as a good one. Who is Komugi, you may ask?

Why, Komugi is the blind girl who is really good at Gungi. She is not named in this episode, but her name is not any bit of a spoiler. It really doesn’t matter whether you know her name or not, you can just call her “blind girl.” She enters the series in this episode and proves to be quite the Gungi player.

But why does that even matter? That, of course, is what you’ll want to be paying attention to as this series goes along. In the meantime, you see some more of the King and find that he’s having a hard time figuring out this new board game. He looks like me trying to play Go for the first time. I had my friend telling me that I was screwing up, but there was nothing I could do about it. I was just that bad.

Also, the other characters prepare for battle, including the battle with Cheetu. If Cheetu’s overconfidence is his weakness, then your faith in your friends is yours. It is pointless to resist, my son. (Oh, how I miss the halcyon days of Star Wars.)

A fantastic episode that shows you what potential Hunter x Hunter has left in it. You want to watch to find out exactly how this is going to turn out. Trust me, it’s worth while.

Character of the episode: Komugi

Episode rating (out of four stars): ***1/2

Jojo SC 44: It’s Not Me, It’s You, Dio

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders episode 44 review

Jojo SC 44

Jojo is overrated; Dio is overrated. But now that we’ve gotten those facts out of the way, let’s talk about this episode.

Basically Avdol and Iggy sacrifice themselves so Polnareff can survive. It’s supposed to be this grand exit for them, but keep in mind that Avdol already died once. I don’t believe for a second that he’s gone. Maybe Iggy, since the creator of Jojo hates dogs and might have a mental illness that causes him to hate animals. But I fully expect to see Avdol again.

As for the rest of the episode, we get more “Oras” which have become extremely annoying, especially in the opening “theme song.” But now Dio has entered the fray, and finally we will have a chance to find out what this guy’s all about. Why is he the most popular villain in anime, when his screen time is nearly nonexistent? It’s time to put up or shut up.

Character of the episode: Polnareff

Episode rating (out of four stars): **

HxH 102: Stratego

Hunter x Hunter episode 102 review

HxH 102

Gon makes friends with the gecko/lizard/chameleon/Komodo dragon character named Melereon. Since Gon is amazing, he can make friends with anyone in less than 30 seconds. The two of them hit it off, and suddenly they’re allies, as Melereon wishes to kill the King.

Meanwhile, said King is off playing games. He can win any game easily, but then he comes up to one called Gungi. I want to let you know, that Gungi actually doesn’t exist. When I watched this the first time, I thought it was a real game, only to be disappointed when I found out it was fake. It’s kind of like the board game Stratego, only more complex and three-dimensional. And we’ve got someone who can play it! Who is this mysterious girl? Would you believe me if I told you that she saves the entire arc?

Character of the episode: Gon

Episode rating (out of four stars): ***