Yep, Gon is a really, really happy person but somewhat less irritating this episode, probably because we were at least getting scene changes. We had the argument between Leorio and Kurapika in the city about whether to follow the directions Gon was given by the captain.
Then we had the argument between Leorio and Kurapika in the town when trying to answer the old woman’s quiz (though this was a bit more action focussed than the argument in the city). And finally we had… oh, Gon finally did something because we had to chase down a magical creature. Can I just ask, why does Gon use a fishing rod? And what is that thing made out of that it didn’t snap in two when he propelled himself back onto a cliff after taking a flying leap? And while we’re on the subject, why does Gon insist on flinging himself off of things. Episode one it was the boat and now a cliff. Okay, all kidding aside, I really enjoyed this. It isn’t exactly thought provoking but it is entertaining and while I’m wondering why anyone would even want to take an exam that is this hard to get to, I’ll just suspend that bit of disbelief and continue on the journey with them.
Hunter x Hunter is available on Crunchyroll.