Hisoka 101: How to be Cool as an Insane Psychopath

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Day 9:  Best Anime Villain

If it wasn’t for Trafalgar Law (ONE PIECE), Hisoka would be my anime crush.  I know, I know.  I have weird tastes.  I just find myself attracted to these creepy male anime characters.  They’re just so bad-ass!

Am I the only one who thinks this creepy expression is sexy?

Even during the first anime adaptation (1999), I was immediately attracted to Hisoka’s character.  I think that he’s one of the most dynamic characters in the series, even more so than the main protagonist, Gon, and closely following behind Killua.  Yes, he’s an insane psychopath, but it’s so interesting and intriguing that he has his own set of “moral” codes, albeit these codes are equally twisted like him.  His primary goal is to fight strong opponents.  This is where he gets his ultimate thrill, often resulting in his creepy orgasmic expressions (that I just adore!).

He has his own personal method of evaluating a person’s strength, and can often identify a person’s potential.  That’s why he lets Gon & company live during the Hunter Exam Arc, even if he could easily kill them.  He saw their potential, especially Gon’s, and is willing to hold his murderous urges and wait until Gon matures into a stronger opponent worthy to fight him in the future.  This is one of the qualities that make him such a dynamic character.  He’s not the pure evil villain type.  His obsession of wanting to fight a mature and stronger Gon has made him protective of him, even to the point of threatening to kill Illumi who was thinking of killing Gon after the Hunter Exam.  There are various times in the series that he even becomes an ally to them (York Shin City & Greed Island Arcs).

And did I mention that he’s got a HOT body?

(wipes drool)
As you can see, he’s actually quite the ikemen.  He could actually be the leading man of a shoujo series when he’s not wearing any of his clown make-up and outfit.  And just look at that butt those abs.  If I could just erase his psychopathic and murderous nature, he could very well be my perfect man. 😀

Hisoka (1999)
Hisoka (1999)
Takahashi Hiroki
Takahashi Hiroki
Namikawa Daisuke
Namikawa Daisuke

Well, moving on.  I liked both the seiyuu who played Hisoka in the 2 anime adaptations.  In the 1999 adaptation, Takahashi Hiroki-san (高橋 広樹) played him.  His interpretation of his character is quite gay–and I don’t mean that in a negative way; in fact, I quite like it.

However, I absolutely LOVE it when Namikawa Daisuke-san (浪川 大輔) voiced him in the 2011 adaptation.  I think that Namikawa-san amped Hisoka’s creepy (& hotness) factor.  Unlike Takahashi-san’s high-pitched Hisoka, Namikawa-san’s Hisoka is an awesomely creepy manly man.  And did you watch his, ahem, orgasm during the Heaven’s Arena Arc?  My gosh.  Just imagine Namikawa-san while recording that scene.

Uploaded by:  namikagekun

Creepy, right?  This is actually one of my favourite scenes, not because it’s hilarious, but because it demonstrates how our psyche can be so complex and even frightening.  Amazing portrayal of a complex antagonist.  Kudos to Togashi-sensei for creating the character of Hisoka.  Sometimes I find myself liking Hisoka more than Gon, because Gon is just too simple and pure-hearted. 😉

Hisoka is my best anime villain, and he’s been my best anime villain since I first watched the anime back in 1999.  Love him!

HUNTERxHUNTER (2011) on NTV  (Japanese)

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Published by Arria Cross

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  1. This article is so true! U keep staring at his body! I think I might set it as my lock screen. His body, his voice and his personality are splendid. But if he isn’t a villain, I don’t think I will love his character THIS much! #villainsyndrome . Lastly, this is such a good article! ❤

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    1. I know, right? He’s awesome. I love his character. HxH would not be the same without him. Ahahaha! Great idea. I think I’ll do the same thing and make his naked body into my wallpaper. 😉 Namikawa Daisuke did an amazing jobi in voicing him in the 2011 reboot. I’m delighted to meet another Hisoka fan. High-five! And thanks very much. I appreciate your comment. Cheers!


    1. Oh no, definitely NOT! I find myself more drawn to hot psychopaths than those too pure leads in anime. And I don’t think that being drawn to these kind of characters makes us dumber. On the contrary, it makes us use our brains more because it makes us want to dig deeper into the character’s psyche, and try to understand what made them into psychopaths. So don’t worry about it. 😉

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  2. HAHA! He’s the most annoying character for me in Hunter x Hunter but I do adore his Bungee gum nen! hahaha XD It was fun to read your blog about Hisoka.. 😀


  3. Lol I don’t know if it was because of your influence or not but legitimately speaking, Hisoka is probably the first villain I actually find enjoyment in watching. Most of the time villains are just so ‘cheesy’ in the been-there-done-that way, or really dull and uninteresting, or worst, incredibly buffed up with power/strength to lure in fans. Hisoka, and many other villains in HxH for that matter, therefore are quite refreshing to me in the sense that they are interesting, have their own personalities, and ultimately viewers like me feel justified for whatever the author is trying to convey through these anti-heroes. Since Hisoka is the first villain to appear in HxH, he truly left an impression as one on me for sure. Having NamiDai voice him is really awesome too! xD

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    1. High-five! I know, right? Hisoka is my #1 favourite character in the series and he’s the villain! Gasp! It’s just that I really like his characterization. He’s so dynamic, unlike the pure evil villains of other shows. He’s evil, yes, and psychotic but you can sense some good in him, too, I guess. And yes, Namikawa Daisuke was awesome in his portrayal of Hisoka.


  4. Off topic: At the end of the video you shared there were a number of suggested videos. Blast-from-the-past: I actually saw this anti-LSD movie in 8th grade health class.

    Lost in the 1970s,


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