hunter exam: our four boys meet each other and slowly become a team/family. we start getting their backstories. other than that one pedophile dressed as a clown, everything is cute and fun.
zoldyck family: killua’s backstory. things start getting Slightly More Fucked, but generally the day is saved through The Power of Friendship and everything is still sweet and lovely.
heavens arena: gon and killua live in a hotel together for a season. great fight scenes.
yorknew city: someone please give kurapika a hug. why did they take the ice cream scene out of the remake.
Greed Island: best arc!!!!!!!!!!! adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!! an old woman tries to con gon and killua and ends up adopting them because she realizes they’re too precious for this world. right at the end shit gets real and gon loses a limb, but don’t worry about that.
chimera ants: the show takes a complete 180 from the last arc. everything is fucked!!!!! everything is terrible!!!! why is this happening someone please give killua a hug!!!!
13th hunter chairman election: we’re gonna take the love and friendship between the two main characters - the relationship that has been the foundation of the entire show so far - and just fucking rip it apart because fuck you that’s why.
dark continent: remember all those characters in this entire show that you grew to love? never mind any of them, here’s a thousand pages of politics about a million new boring characters you don’t give a shit about. and you’ll take it and be thankful for it because at least it’s not on hiatus anymore.