Hunter x Hunter's probably the darkest shonen I've seen, which was pretty damn shocking given its art style and premise. Togashi kills far more non-red shirts than Isayama in Attack On Titan and far, far more so than Hoshina in D Gray Man (show about demons who wear corpses). Power of friendship seems to be worthless in HxH, children are no less mortal than adults, and the world is ruled by mobsters and assassins. It's funny, because I'd imagine that Togashi's other work, the one that begins with a 14-year old's death by road kill, would be the more depressing of the two, as opposed to the one about the 12-year old trying to find his dad.
>Hunter x Hunter's probably the darkest shonen I've seen
Sounds like someone should read more shounen manga.
>Togashi kills far more non-red shirts
Like who? Netero?
Drug use, rape, nudity, violence, disturbing imagery, severed head on a stick, mental destruction of the main hero, betrayal everywhere, inducing paranoia, meant for kids, published in seventies.
I enjoy the sexualization of kids.
>Attack On Titan
Congrats on watching your first non-shit shonen.
I like how groups try to make sense of the current situation given the information they currently have and plan in consequence, instead of magically knowing everything at all time.
You new HxH fans are so fucking annoying.
>Hunter x Hunter's probably the darkest shonen I've seen
Read more manga. It's not even the gruesomest shit in Jump.
dark != gruesome, shonen != all manga.
Jojo is darker. It has the MCs dying like a bitch without accomplishing anything.
Newfag detected. Fuck off back to myanimelist.
It has everyone but one kid dying like a bitch by the end of part 6.
I remember reading up until the card game saga or whatever it was and was getting sick of them throwing in walls of new jargon every chapter. Should I go back and see if it's worth it? Hell should I say fuck the manga and watch the animu?
>dark != gruesome
That's pretty much the OP's argument as to why HxH is "dark."
>dark != gruesome
True, I should've used darkest.
>shonen != all manga.
I know, hence why I mentioned Jump. Ever read Neuro?
You may take your time to read this post carefully until you grasp it, which, considering your apparent intellect, could take hours. Don't worry though, no rush.
>stopping at greed island
What's wrong with you?
Currently just caught up to the 2011 anime, after completing the 1999 anime, and have noticed that very few of the secondary characters seem to survive each arc. After the death of Kurapica's entire team of mercenaries, the death of entire group of characters in the team killed by The Bomber, followed by the death of the replacement team first used to fight the pirates that was also killed by The Bomber, and a good chunk of the Hunter Exam participants, by the time Kite was killed off, I pretty much just expected that Knuckles, Palm, Morel, and Knov would bite it by the end of the Chimera Ant Arc. Togashi also has a habit of introducing characters into the story, who seem as if they'll play a major part, only to kill them off, and it's not just how many, but often the fairly gruesome way in which it's often done, that's surprising.
You don't know what Jump is do you?
You are a horrible person. O
You're right, I'm sure you'll be here to guide me through, senpai. By the way, Neuro is shonen.
I told you to take your time. Seriously. Stop rushing things. It's OK if you're slow as molasses. Just go back and take your time.
The extermination team aside from Netero all survive
Yes. And there's nothing dark about it. Same for assassination classroom. Just because you like something doesn't mean that thing is dark.
Hey now not my fault the manga is a slog to read through. When it moves it moves, but when it slows down, it fucking comes to a halt.
So you don't know what Jump is then right?
>And there's nothing dark about it.
I never claimed AssClass was dark. Where are you pulling this shit out from?
>I never claimed AssClass was dark. Where are you pulling this shit out from?
Same author. Since you clearly can't into logic, it follows that you would follow your emotions instead. It is thus logical to assume that you're in love with the author and claim everything he does is dark, since it doesn't even begin to be.
>Same author. Since you clearly can't into logic, it follows that you would follow your emotions instead. It is thus logical to assume that you're in love with the author and claim everything he does is dark, since it doesn't even begin to be.
everything the author did was dark.
You're the one making retarded leaps of logic here, anon. I said Neuro was dark, I never said
everything did was dark.
>everything the author did was dark.
You said it, not me. Seems I was right about you from the beginning. Good day.
As always, /a/nons have to start nitpicking on things. OP said HxH is one of the darkest shounen he's read, not the darkest in absolute. We should discuss whatever HxH is dark or not, not OP's wording or knowledge of other dark shounen.
And argument your fucking opinion at least, goddamn, it's not like you can just name some manga and you managed it.
Really, fuck you /a/.
Yeah, HxH is pretty dark, it makes me wonder why Madhouse made it so colorful and aired it on Sunday mornings.
No, it's not dark. Dark was Psycho-Pass, that shit was so fucking dark I could barely see what was going on.
There really is nothing to discuss outside of OP's opinions though.
You really should have watched the non-Horriblesubs release.
Psycho-Pass isn't a shonen, and it's written by Urobuchi Gen, so being dark is par the course. I'd be far more surprised if Gen wrote something light and fluffy. Not so for Togashi; Hunter x Hunter's content is pretty surprising after going through Yu Yu Hakusho.
It's literally shounen. It's even serialized in jump square, but that doesn't even mean shit when any retard who watched at least a dozen anime could tell you it's shounen right away. Holy shit, newfag, just get the fuck out already.
The anime aired on Noitamina, a block generally reserved for seinen. Not sure about the manga. Evangelion's manga adaptation was also published as a shonen, but I'd be hesitant classify End of Evangelion under the same demographic label.
Actually wikipedia says it's a seinen.
>Noitamina, a block generally reserved for seinen.
>What are Honey and Clover, Paradise Kiss, Antique Bakery, Kuragehime, Usagi Dropped, No. 6...
"Hunter x Hunter is dark"
"No, it's not dark because [insert argumentations here]"
More like Josei.
That's a stupid argument. I don't think anyone here is denying that it's dark. Just not the darkest shonen.
Actually, looking at the things that have aired there, it's mostly meant for girls.
Noitamina looks pretty gender neutral to me. Stories that everybody can enjoy.
It's a late-night anime block that's meant for adults in general, really. Main purpose of the block was supposedly to expand beyond the shonen demographic. So it was it was created to air anything but shonen, but that mostly translates into airing seinen and josei.
I think the joke went over your head there.
Noitamina event screening the first episode of the Katanagatari rerun.
I've been following Hunter x Hunter for years, and it's great, but it's not the darkest shonen out there. That crown goes to Akame ga KILL, where named characters get raped by dogs before being brutally murdered. Or maybe that was the girl that survived and killed herself afterward. It's hard to keep all the brutalities straight.
Because it was supposed to be colorful since it IS an adventure series on which said adventure goes to shit some times (like hiking in some place then getting kidnapped by terrorists and then getting his head chopped off because the government refused to pay the ransom).
But HxH is only gruesome, not dark.
>the darkest shonen.
>Hi I'm from /v/ and I never read or watched a shounen anime or manga in my entire life.
I know you're from /v/. We all do. There was no need for you to be so explicit about it.