Opening theme: "Departure!" by Masatoshi Ono [VERSION 5] Ending theme: "Nagareboshi Kirari" by Yuzu Characters 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. After accessing “Greed Island”, a rare video game Ging created, Gon and his friend Killua completed the game and used one of the in-game items he received as a reward to teleport to someone using the handle “Nigg”, whom Gon believes is anagram for his father’s name. 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 most recently has taken them within the realm of Greed Island. Killua is a transmutation-type Nen user, able to absorb and control electricity. Ging Freecss Voiced by: Mark Diraison Gon’s father, a Double-Star Hunter and world-famous archeologist. He is the creator of Greed Island, a game solely meant for Hunters and run by his close friends, which he also left for Gon to experience and become stronger through. His location is shrouded in mystery, as he doesn’t want his son to find him until Gon is ready. However, it seems that Gon may have at last found him... Episode 76: "Reunion × And × Understanding" Chapters adapted: 1, 185-186 Corresponding 1999 episode: 1 (flashback) Last time... Spoiler With Gon having collected all 99 specified slot cards, a final event activated where every player would be able to answer a quiz about the cards, and the player with the highest score netting card #0, “Ruler’s Blessing”. As the quiz went on, Abengane touched Genthru and uttered the phrase “I caught the Bomber”, finally freeing him of the nen curse. He then used Magnetic Force to teleport to Hisoka’s location, revealing he was the nen exorcist that the Phantom Troupe had hired to cure Chrollo. With 87 points out of a possible 100, Gon was the winner of the quiz. An owl then arrived to deliver “Ruler’s Invitation”, a letter which granted Gon sole access to a castle in Greed Island’s capital city of Limeiro. There, he met Dwun and List, two of the Gamemasters, who awarded him “Ruler’s Blessing” and told Gon more about his father Ging. Afterwards, Gon and his friends, as well as various players and the citizens of Limeiro, celebrated the game finally being cleared with a parade and fireworks, as well as a huge feast. Having cleared the game, Gon was given the option of three cards which he could take with him back to the real world. As thanks to Biscuit for training him and Killua, Gon gave her the card she had been aiming for, “Blue Planet”, which transformed into a blue gemstone. The other two cards were “Paladin’s Necklace” and “Strip of Beach”; however, Gon used the power of the Paladin’s Necklace to reveal that the Strip of Beach card was, in fact, an Accompany card disguised to allow him to take out a non-specified slot card. Gon explained that when he had first arrived on Greed Island, he noticed a name in his book, “Nigg”, indicating he had met the person before. He guessed that “Nigg” must be an anagram for “Ging”, and hoped to use the Accompany card to take both him and Killua to meet his father. The two boys bid farewell to Biscuit, then used Accompany. Landing in a far away forest shrouded in fog, Gon and Killua spotted a man sitting by a tree, fishing. Had they finally found Gon’s father? This time… Gon meets a familiar face from his past and learns about a Contract Hunter named Kite. Notes: This is the first episode of the Chimera Ant arc, easily the lengthiest arc in the entire series at a whopping 61 episodes long. As I alluded to last week, there is a scene in this episode which originated from the very first chapter of the manga. This was covered in the first episode of the 1999 adaptation, but the 2011 adaptation initially omitted the scene and chose not to adapt it until now as a flashback. Beyond that, we’re entering territory that was never covered in animated form before. The chapters which this episode covers can be found in volumes 1 and 18 of the manga release. Three Bluray/DVD sets are available now from Viz Media, containing the first 50 episodes.