Illumi Zoldyck – Hunter x Hunter


Illumi is not one of the main antagonists in Hunter x Hunter. He’s more of a sideline disturbance, and whatever he is he’s certainly not one of the good guys.


When he first comes into the story he looks like someone else, but to change his appearance is just one of his talents. He’s a professional assassin, from a family of professional assassins. And I’m humming “he’s just a poor boy, from a poor family” from Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” right now. He kills people, lots of people, and is extremely good at it. He can change his appearance and control other people by placing pins in their brains. More than that, he seems to divide other people into two groups, those that might be killed and immediate family.

543794-killua_being_manipulated_by_illumiShowing his brotherly “love”.

And then there is his little brother Killua. Don’t dare to threaten Killua or Illumi will go bonkers. Well, he’s not hesitating to hypnotize his little brother into murdering someone or controlling him like a puppet. Twisted. Loving, in a way, but twisted, like in committable twisted. But he’s somewhat funny and shows a dry sense of humor.Except he might not know that. And cute, well as cute as the slightly crude drawing style in Hunter x Hunter can be. When I first saw him I thought it was a waste to draw him like that and wished that he were done more realistic. Well, I’m not particularly sane either, when it comes to drawn characters. “You do know that they are drawings, right?” one of my sisters said to me once. Of course I said (and crossed my fingers behind my back) since characters I like and really good story settings feel real to me. No, I don’t believe that they are real, I’m not that much of a nutcase, but if you love books, movies and stories and good characters you know what I mean. I won’t say that I would like to meet Illumi in real life, though. And I can’t believe that there are so few good Illumi/Hisoka fanfics (I’ve had a hard time finding even one). In my world there should be a lot more. There is lot of fanart, though, so maybe I just have to look harder.

 Hisoka and Illumi: A striking pair (pun certainly intended). 


Bad boys listing

I’m going to make a theme with some cool bad boys in anime here. Bad boys are fun, and seems to be very popular too. When I started to watch anime that was a little bit surprising that the coolest characters sometimes were real psychos. Sometimes they are not, merely pretty villainous. But I came to appreciate the charm points of the bad boys more and more. I have a short list right now, but it will probably grow, or maybe change. I haven’t ranked them and will try not to put in too much spoilers. I will make a post about each of them and my idea is to write about what I ilke and enjoy with each of the characters (and some things about the anime and manga they are participating in) in the list.

The participants in my list so far:

Uchika Itachi in Naruto


Illumi Zoldyck in Hunter x Hunter


Ichimaru Gin in Bleach


Light Yagami in Death Note


Makishima Shogo in Psycho-Pass


Aizen Souske in Bleach


Hisoka in Hunter x Hunter


Sesshumaru in Inuyasha


Tyki Mikk in D.Gray Man


Kabuto Yakushi in Naruto


Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass



Ayanami in 07-Ghost