HxH 87: Knuckle sandwich

Hunter x Hunter episode 87 review

HxH 87

I missed this episode along with all of Toonami last weekend, and now I wish I would have skipped it. This episode was boring as heck. Sure, it introduced the character of Knuckle, but truth be told, he’s not all that interesting of a guy. Hunter x Hunter pretty much forces characters on us in this arc. We are forced to care about Knuckle and Shoot and Palm, as well as some of the Ants. In reality, I care about characters like Bisky and Kite. Those characters get shoved aside.

Aside from Gon and Killua meeting Knuckle, the only thing of note in this episode is that the Queen is getting closer to giving birth, while Peggy talks about subordination amongst the Ants. Wait until you see how important Peggy’s talk was. It is completely forgotten about as soon as the King is born. Once the King is born, all the crap about Ants is all thrown out and the only Ants that matter are the King and his 3 Royal Guards. Hunter x Hunter is written like a bad fanfic at this point.

Boring episode, hopefully it gets better, but what am I saying? I know it doesn’t get better for a while.

Character of the episode: Knuckle

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