the 2011 version is good, great even, but please for the love of god if you love Hunter x Hunter watch the 1999 version
watch the old version there is so much more character-building I promise you it is amazing even if you don’t think it will be
just watch it
First of all, there’s no such thing as “MORE character building”. Only there is or there’s not. Didn’t your professors teach you this in creative writing?
Second, the 99 series distorted the characters’ personality NOT add ‘more character building’. Unless the “more” part pertains to the amount of retconning/sweeping under the rug they did in order to fix the mistakes they brought from focusing on the director’s “waifu” and making adjustments to make said waifu his wetdream come to life.
The amount of liberties the old version did in character portrayal is understandable since it was made to match their marketing approach of promoting HxH as a second coming of Yu Yu Hakusho and to gain the previous series’ fans for Togashi’s new work. What makes it not okay is relegating the protagonist and the deuteragonist as side characters in order to make the token pretty boy take center stage when in fact said pretty boy is a glorified side character at best.
Third, if you can’t see how different the two versions portrayed its “main four”, please don’t use the word “character building” from now on because you obviously don’t know what it means.
The third one is my pet peeve which prompted me to make this post. This “more character development/building” is what obnoxious 99fags (I’m not telling you are one) always use whenever they want to shitpost or ‘promote’ the 99 version.
If you want to promote 99 version, tell it for what it is. A HxH that focuses on Kurapika as the protagonist. I’m sure lots of Kurapika fans or just likes edgy protagonists in general will check it out.