Opening theme: "Departure!" by Masatoshi Ono [VERSION 5] Ending theme: "Nagareboshi Kirari" by Yuzu Characters The Hunters: Spoiler Gon Freecss Voiced by: Erica Mendez Gon is a young energetic boy from Whale Island who has become a Hunter to venture the world and find his father, Ging. His latest adventure has brought him to Kite, one of his father’s old students, and now he and Killua are about to embark on the most dangerous adventure of their lives. Gon is an enhancement-type Nen user, able to unleash a destructive amount of Nen from his fists. Killua Zoldyck Voiced by: Christina Vee Killua is the youngest son of the Zoldycks, a family of assassins known the world over. After meeting Gon, the two quickly became best friends and he’s been tagging along with him ever since, which has led him to join his friend in following Kite. Killua is a transmutation-type Nen user, able to absorb and control electricity. Kite Voiced by: Christopher Corey Smith A Contract Hunter who studied under Gon’s father Ging. He is the leader of a group of Hunters who are in the midst of an investigation concerning a dangerous species of insects known as the Chimera Ants. Kite is a conjurer-type Nen user, which allows him to summon a slot machine that randomly selects a weapon for him. The Kakin Exploration Team: (From Left to Right) Stick Dinner - Voiced by: Greg Chun Spinner Clow - Voiced by: Laura Stahl Podungo Lapoy - Voiced by: Reba Buhr Monta Yuras - Voiced by: Bill Rogers Lin Koshi - Voiced by: CJ Williams Banana Kavaro - Voiced by: Skyler Davenport A group of amateur Contract Hunters who have worked with Kite for three years under the employment of the government of Kakin. Their current assignment is to study the potential danger of the Chimera Ants. Due to strict regulations with entering the border of the NGL, a country where technology is illegal, only Stick Dinner and Podungo were able to enter, with the rest waiting outside in a nearby village for them to return. However, after seeing the dangers that awaited them inside, Kite sent Stick and Podungo back to the border, ordering them to contact the Hunter Association immediately. The Chimera Ants: Spoiler Chimera Ant Squadron Leaders (Top Row) Hagya Hagya is a lion-type Ant with a calm and collective personality. However, at the same time, he is cruel towards humans, finding that killing them is highly addictive, to the point where he keeps some humans for himself to eat. Alligator - Voiced by: J.D. Zelman Alligator is competitive, to the point of wanting to make a game out of hunting humans. However, at the same time, he is lazy and laid-back, preferring his troops to do the work for him. Colt - Voiced by: Zach Aguilar The first offspring of the Queen born from human genes, Colt’s devotion to the Queen is absolute, and he will do whatever is needed to assist her. Cheetu - Voiced by: Cedric L. Williams Being the fastest Chimera Ant, Cheetu is arrogant, to the point of being impressed by his own speed, and confident, only fighting when he has a chance to show off his abilities. He is also simple-minded, having no long term goals unlike some of his fellow Squadron Leaders, and is just content being the fastest of all. (Middle Row) Zazan - Voiced by: Allegra Clark Zazan is confident and egocentric, wanting to claim as much power as possible. While she is normally composed, that side will quickly fade if her looks are in any way damaged. Welfin The lowest ranking of the Squadron Leaders, Welfin aims to reach the top so he may serve the future King. Panda Panda is the type to care deeply about someone, but quickly move on as soon as they’re gone. Meleoron - Voiced by: Bill Rogers An oddity among the Ants, Meleoron is a pacifist and dislikes fighting and killing. Because of his capability of showing empathy, it could be said that he is more in touch with his human side than the others. Peggy - Voiced by: Hank Ketchum Having a fascination with the human world and its inner workings, Peggy is the most knowledgeable of the Ants and can often be found reading various books obtained in their conquests. (Bottom Row) Bloster - Voiced by: Chris Cason A lobster-type Ant who was born from the genes of an NGL soldier, and thus has a latent knowledge of how their weapons work. Mantis A praying mantis-type Ant. Octopus An octopus-type Ant with a white beard and a postman’s hat. Bihorn An Ant resembling a minotaur, Bihorn is said to be the strongest of the Squadron Leaders in terms of physical strength. Turtle - Voiced by: Mark Diraison Turtle is a sycophant that would do everything to please the individual with most power. He was the one to suggest to the Queen that the Squadron Leaders be granted names. Yunju Voiced by: Edward Bosco Yunju is a centaur-like Chimera Ant, another one of the Queen’s squadron leaders. He has recently captured the base of the NGL’s leader Gyro, as well as the production facility for the deadly drug D2. Rammot A rabbit-like Ant soldier working under Colt. Rammot is cruel and sadistic, taking pleasure in the screams of his victims, as well as quick-tempered and extremely self-centered. Rammot wishes to rise above the rank of a soldier, only obeying his superiors because he is afraid of them. Pike A spider-type Ant soldier working under Zazan, Pike is simple-minded and extremely loyal to his squadron leader. He was born with the ability to see Nen, allowing him to be the first one to become aware of the secret abilities which certain humans possess. Chimera Ant Queen Voiced by: Cindy Robinson The queen ant, whose sole goal is to find the best genetic material to create the King. For this, she is currently raising an army, and has recently discovered that human flesh tastes best… Episode 82 "Kite × And × Slots" Chapters adapted: 192-194 Last time... Spoiler As the Chimera Ants continued their ravage throughout NGL, Gon, Killua and Kite rushed to the location of the nest, hoping to reach it before the King is born. Meanwhile, the Chimera Ant Queen demanded over a hundred humans per day to assure the King's growth. Even though he was initially surprised, Colt did not hesitate to comply with the Queen's orders, although he rejected Turtle's idea to immediately increase their ranks. At that moment, Zazan appeared to tell everyone about the capture of a rare human. After a short bicker between Zazan and Pike and later Bihorn and Pike, the Chimera Ants continued talking about rare humans, and realized that the officers can see their Nen and disable them. Gon, Killua and Kite arrived to a village to find it abandoned. However, Gon picked up something that smelled, and upon reaching the location of the smell, they came across corpses of horses that had been feasted on by the rabbit-like Ant Rammot. Suddenly, they were approached by Rammot himself while, unbeknownst to them, he was being watched by Colt from the forest. Rammot angrily claimed the horses were for himself and charged towards the Hunters. The boys were overwhelmed by his attack, but Kite effortlessly evaded it and unleashed his Nen. He backed away and told Gon and Killua to deal with the Chimera Ant soldier on their own in order to prove that they're able to face them. Gon and Killua stepped forward, unleashing their Nen. While Rammot noticed a sudden difference in the boys' power, Gon and Killua told Kite not to treat them like kids and attacked Rammot. Even though the Chimera Ant seemed to be overpowering them at first, Killua used his lightning skill and casted a Thunderbolt to immobilize Rammot, while Gon used his own technique to blast the Chimera Ant away. Much to their surprise, Rammot was suddenly snatched away by Colt and the two escaped while Rammot yelled at the boys, wanting to eat them. Gon and Killua realized that their attacks didn't have much effect, however, Kite praised them and asked whether they still wanted to come with him, receiving a positive answer from the boys. Meanwhile, at the nest, Rammot's anger was at its finest, wanting more than to just simply kill Gon and Killua. He revealed to Colt that other squads have been killing humans and leaving their corpses there. Colt questioned the other squad leaders about that and Hagya simply stated that it's fun. However, he promised to bring the rare ones to the Queen. This turned out to be a lie, as Hagya stated to his assistants that they would find a rare one and eat it. Meanwhile, Gon and the others found more corpses that were brutalized by the Chimera Ants, and reached a drug factory overtaken by the Chimera Ants, deciding to look inside. This time… Kite and the boys enter the drug factory, where they run into Yunju’s squadron and begin to fight. Meanwhile, Rammot makes a shocking discovery which could make the Chimera Ants nigh unstoppable. Notes: The chapters which this episode covers can be found in volume 19 of the manga release. Three Bluray/DVD sets are available now from Viz Media, containing the first 50 episodes.