Rating: 😀 😀 😀 (3 out of 5 grins)
I’m a great fan of the HUNTERxHUNTER series. I love both anime adaptations. I won’t say I love “everything” about it, but you can say that I love “almost everything” about HxH, including the theme songs & soundtracks used in both anime adaptations.
Today, I’m featuring the second ending theme song of the 2011 anime adaptation of HxH Hunting for Your Dream by Galneryus. It’s not my #1 favourite theme song in the series, but I like it. I think that it’s very appropriate to the series as a whole, but I’m more impressed that they used this ending during the Phantom Troupe Arc.
The lyrics are intended to be inspiring, urging you to hunt and follow your dreams, but the overall music somehow contradicts the lyrics’ message. I’m not sure about you, but the melody and the vocals feel desperate, sad, with some undercurrent of anger. I think that the song fits Kurapika’s emotions during this arc.
Kurapika’s “dream” (if you can really call that a dream, perhaps “goal” is more appropriate) is to avenge the massacre of his clan by the Phantom Troupe. He would go to any lengths, even forsaking what is accepted as moral, just as long as he can kill all the “spiders” in the troupe. Hunting for Your Dream encourages you to aim for your dreams without stopping, but if you think about Kurapika in the context of this song, then the meaning completely changes. It becomes more like a frightening obsessions for revenge.
Overall, I like this song. I like how all the instruments, especially the guitars and the drums, meld together creating a “desperate” call to hunt for your dreams. The vocals are not bad, too.
Uploaded by: otakuhightv
What’s your favourite HxH ending theme song?
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