Watched a Chinese animated show (donghua), DAILY LIFE OF THE IMMORTAL KING (season 1) which is based off a long-running webnovel about an overpowered protagonist trying to live under the radar.

The first half was similar to the SAIKI K series, with the protag trying to fix silly problems w/o anyone finding out about his enormous powers. Second half switched tone & plot to be more serious & action/drama heavy. Both versions on their own are a good story, but the switch was weird.

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Watched the first two seasons of HUNTER X HUNTER (2011 version), an action/adventure show about a kid who wants to become a fantasy-version of a bounty hunter.

LOVED the first season and watched it all in one day. Second season was also good but two of the main characters from s1 were gone and I missed their interactions/personalities. Cast didn't feel complete without them.

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Finished season 1 (and OVAs) of DOROHEDORO, a really weird fantasy show about a guy who got his head turned into a lizard's head.

Really enjoyed the balance between absurd humor & serious emotional stuff, and I liked the relationships between the characters. The "bad guys" definitely stole the show, to the point where I was almost rooting for them to "win."

Did NOT like how it ended without resolving even ONE thread of the main mystery.

Struggled through finishing BLUE EXORCIST season 1, partly because the pacing was so bad. (TWO filler episodes??) It's about the son of Satan (Rin) going to school to be an exorcist, and how everyone hates him because of his parentage.

It's not exactly a depressing show, but it's not happy-go-lucky either. Poor Rin just really wants some friends and the show doesn't want to give him any. Kinda ended on a cliffhanger so I might watch season 2...eventually...

@tozka I remember watching Blue Exorcist some years back and I was not left with a bad taste in my mouth. Also there is (at least one) a movie that extends the show by more plot and action.
Of course tastes differ; but as far as my memory still serves me, I don’t recall the second season getting worse. So I hope you enjoy it… eventually.

@quinnhempstead I'm just a sucker for friendship stories and it felt like Blue Exorcist was edging me every other episode 😅

@tozka Is that the one where they train in this arena/hotel/skyscraper and Leorio and Kurapika are just doing something else meanwhile?
They get back together later on and keep on strengthening their bond of delightful friendship.

I just recently watched Hunter X Hunter - at least what Netflix has on it. But I realized they just stopped at somewhere in the middle; so the storyline (and Gon’s quest to find his Dad) is not complete. (1/2)

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If you love the first season, you probably like the whole show; but there are a few arks that are… complicated. If you want to read me ranting about it, let me know. I try to be professional and not spoil anything.
(2/2)

@quinnhempstead Yeah, season 2 is basically all in the skyscraper thing. I did like seeing more of Hisuka's creepy face! Now I'm a few episodes into season 3 and Kurapika is finally back.

Netflix says it has 148 episodes, which I think is the entire run-- apparently they just added the last few seasons this summer, which is lucky!

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