Originally Posted by Shrike
I understand. I started with the anime back when I was younger and had much more patience. I don't watch anime now (well, for a few years back actually), only read manga. The first episode was horrendous, I remember, but it got better, and I realized how many other mangaka ripped off Togashi.
I agree, Togashi is a lazy fuck, and his drawings are terrible, but he can be a fucking top artist when he wants to. Because of his laziness and sometimes illness, HxH had a lot of major hiatuses. As of now, I think there are about 330 chapters of so, and Naruto, which had aired more then a year later has 600+.
But trust me, HxH has amazing characters and great plot. It's battle system is the best and alike to Chakra system, thus my previous statement that HxH and Naruto have the best fights. Hell, Uchiha storyline was stolen to a point from HxH.
I pretty much agree with you Shrike. Togashi can write a pretty damn good story. My only real problem with him, is when he explains every little aspect of the story, instead of trying to let the reader figure it out for himself. If you've read the chapters where Gon and Killua are learning how to use Nen from Wing (and later from Biscuit), then you know what I'm talking about. Goddamn paragraphs of text per page.
I can forgive the artwork though. Dude has chronic back pains to the point he can't sit down for more then 30 minutes without it becoming unbearable, and he sometimes has muscles spasms. If he could just hire an artist and just be responsible for writing the story, and coming up with the character designs, I think it would make things much smoother for everyone.
Togashi can create (likeable) characters like a boss, and his storyline hooks many fans despite
the artwork. I've been waiting at least 8 months for him to come back.
Dude left the story hanging at one of the best parts, like someone else I know....ahem.