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  • Art Rating: B-
  • Packaging Rating: B
  • Text/Translatin Rating: B
  • Age Rating: 13 & Up
  • Released By: Viz Media
  • MSRP: 7.95
  • Pages: 186
  • ISBN: 1-4215-0647-5
  • Size: B6
  • Orientation: Right to Left
  • Series: Hunter x Hunter

Hunter x Hunter Vol. #12

By Danielle Van Gorder     August 08, 2007
Release Date: January 02, 2007

Hunter x Hunter Vol.#12
© Viz Media

Creative Talent
Writer/Artist:Yoshihiro Togashi
Translated by:Lillian Olsen
Adapted by:Lillian Olsen

What They Say
The Spiders unravel the clues that will bring them ever closer to Kurapika's identity. Meanwhile, Kurapika's desire for revenge is rekindled when he learns that the Spiders are still alive. And though the bounty on the Spiders has been withdrawn, Gon persuades Killua to help Kurapika awhile longer, if only to bring the cycle of killing to an end.

Then, during a mad chase through the crowded streets of Yorknew, the Spiders capture Gon and Killua again! Will Kurapika and Leorio be able to set them free? And will Kurapika finally get his revenge?

The Review
Chrollo, with the stolen power of fortune telling, discovers that half of the Spiders are going to die. The fortunes for each of the individual members reveal who some of those are. In the mean time, the mafia, after learning where the Spiders are from, have cancelled the search and reward for catching them. Hisoka, meanwhile, furthers his own plans to kill Chrollo with some careful misdirection that both helps and hinders the Spiders.

With the reward cancelled, Gon and his crew have to find a different way of earning the money they need for the Greed Island game. Kurapika's obsession with the Spiders isn't something that can be brushed off so lightly, though, so they make a plan to allow Kurapika to capture one of the Spiders. In the meantime, however, the Spiders are getting closer to Kurapika's true identity

Kurapika's group and the Spiders have both split up, each hunting the others. What follows is a suprisingly tense game of cat and mouse where both groups manage to keep the other off kilter, plans go awry, and things go very badly for certain characters. Leorio gets a chance to shine with some fast thinking that really shows off his strengths, something that hasn't been apparent in recent volumes. Hunter x Hunter is a very uneven series overall, but on the whole this is one of the more consistent volumes, with fewer chunks of exposition and much smoother pacing. Every time the series starts to lose its charm, a volume like this comes along that really drives home the strengths of the story and cast.


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