A full episode of Gon & Killua, and a Biscuit for gravy? Count me in.
Phinks and Feitan, in general this was probably the one episode of Hunter X Hunter since the middle of the Heaven’s Arena arc that was simply breezy and fun. As dark and violent as this series can be - and usually is – it also has the ability to be a pure comic adventure yarn when Killua and Gon are the center of attention. And the added element that a certain twin-tailed middle-aged loli brings to the table should prove an interesting dynamic to watch.
spell card in the Jan-Ken-Pon tournament (defeating Gon in the final – who would ever think Gon would go away from “rock” when it counts? I've since read the manga chapter and know why...) it’s quickly stolen from them by a calm and orderly band of thieves. Cards are useless in this world without other cards to protect them - and when the boys head off to Masadora to try and gather some, Biscuit watches them blunder their way through several monster encounters, knowing that their raw strength is enough to keep them alive for now, but won’t be if they ever run across someone formidable. She finally decides to scrap her simple mischief plan and step in when they forget to use Gyo to see through the illusion presented by a suit of armor, unable to stomach their blundering any longer. And thus begins what promises to be an interesting friendship.
pack of bandits who appear by all accounts to be NPCs, part of a game scenario – but when they play along, their only reward is to be forced to leave the village in their underwear after they give away their clothes and last 80,000 Jenny. This is a puzzling development that even Biscuit can’t figure out, and was surely included for a reason. The “alliance” of Hunters reveals that they’re after the precious “Breath of the Archangel” card, which can only be acquired in trade for a complete set of 40 spell cards. And then there’s the Spiders, in two groups. First the ever-analytical Shalnark – traveling with Kotolpi and Shizuka – has figured out several elements of the game involving Nen abilities and spell cards. Most interesting to me is that he makes a pretty good case that Greed Island isn’t a virtual world at all, but in fact a real place – one that players are somehow teleported to when they join the game. Filed away as potentially crucial info. There’s also Phinks and Feitan, who serve as a reminder that while some of them can appear reasonable and even pleasant, the Spiders are a gang of ruthless killers, and these two promise to wreak havoc in what’s already a pretty cutthroat environment.
Greed Island Tutorial: “God Eye”