I’ve never mentioned it anywhere on here but I’ve finally been getting off my ass and pursuing the dream of learning Japanese. This is a stupid pun, and the first stupid Japanese pun I ever understood.
(What’s a panda’s favorite food? It’s bread!/ panda no sukina tabemono wa nani? pan da!)
on the hxh subreddit someone pointed out that the panda that ging used for his election speech looks a lot like the greed island card panda maid, which specializes in taking care of babies. i thought this was kind of interesting!
actually, and i’m sorry i can’t pull up the receipts for this, but “panda” is a joke between togashi and another mangaka iirc
panda in japanese is written as パンダ, and hunter is written as ハンター. they look similar to each other and togashi found this funny a;ldkfds thus when ging isn’t around he substitutes himself with a stuffed panda