Hunter X Hunter: The Last Mission (Movie Review)

After the grueling battle with fake Geneiryodan members and saving his eye Gon is once again faced with a new battle and this time all of them are in danger including Leorio, Kurapika and Killua.  Hunter X Hunter: The Last Mission, is a movie which brings out a twist to the story we all knew through the years and I was lucky to be invited to the advance screening together with my fellow blogger Ranne, Ferrari Lacson, Bolen Lareza and family and of course the cool Hunter X Hunter Cosplay Group.

We were offered by SM Cinema 26 invites to the advance screening and we gave 11 to the cosplayers, 3 to a blog giveaway and the rest goes to our friends.  However, some were not able to make it so we just gave the invites to couples who we see looking at the cinema during the event.
Cosplayers were also invited at the premiere and mind you the Marketing from SM Cinema, Ms. Grace was accidentally dressed up closely similar to Shizuku of the Geneuryodan.
Here are the cosplayers mimicking the poster:

So how is the movie?  Is it worth your time to watch Hunter X Hunter: The Last Mission at SM Cinema?

My honest opinion is YES IT IS WORTH YOUR TIME AND MONEY.  I know some of you would say that you will just watch it on YouTube or download a torrent but there would still be nothing compared to watching it on the big screen.

Plot of Hunter X Hunter: The Last Mission.
The strongest Hunters that once existed in the Hunter Association were split into "light" and "dark", and each walked down their respective paths. The "dark" side begins moving in order to massacre all Hunters! After a brutal attack from the "dark" side Hunters, Killua is injured and Kurapika is almost dead. What is the real goal behind the attack on all the Hunters? Now that the crimes of Netero & the Association are announced publicly. Will Gon take the dark side's path to find the necessary strength to save his friends? What actions will Gon take when the many crimes of Netero and the Hunter Association are unveiled...!? 
Let us look at this movie on a Hunter X Hunter perspective:
  • This movie is for all even those who have not watched any episode of Hunter X Hunter since it does not cling to the storyline.
  • It focuses on a new type of energy called "On" which is a welcome addition and we never knew if the author would finally decide to use it in future story lines.
  • Leorio is as usual funny and stupid.
  • It brings back the four main characters and their friendship is rekindled.
  • It gves a bit of a background for Chairman Netero before he was elected as chairman.
  • Some of the battle scenes seems reserved and was not maximized.  You will find this in Biscuit's character.
  • Hisoka is in the movie but he is more on a cameo role, which is a bit disappointing.
  • The concept of On is not yet fully developed.
  • I have some problems with the animation whether it is based on the old anime or on Hunter X Hunter 2011.
Overall this is a good movie with the same excitement, fun and enjoyment you have in the anime.  For those who have never watched any episode do not worry because you will fit right in.  Hunter X Hunter: The Last Mission is showing on selected areas starting April 19.  Do not miss this one of a kind anime movie.

For the teaser trailer and more preview you can view this Hunter X Hunter: The Last Mission preview article.

Here are some shots from the advance screening of the movie last April 14, 2014.

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Share your blessings to public schools this May through Causeplay

Many of the students in public school do not have enough notebook or school materials to help them in their studies.  Although there are already people and organizations who are doing their share in helping them it will not be enough due to the number of children in these schools.  That is why, the community needs to help our as well.

This May 24-25, Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH) together with the help of everyone in the community invites you to do our share in helping build a bright future to these public school students by giving them a push in their educational needs.  Instead of charging everyone with an entrance fee for their event Pinoy Otaku Festival 2014: Fantasm, the group will instead ask those who will come to donate a NOTEBOOK PLUS ANY ADDITIONAL SCHOOL SUPPLIES for their Otaku ICare: Balik Eskwela Project.

Otaku iCare: Balik Eskwela Project is a Cosplay for a Cause or #Causeplay program which was started during 2011.  The first recipient of this project was Sulok Panginay Elementary School in Balagtas, Bulacan.  The organization would like to revive and strengthen the project this year by making it an integral part of their event this May.
What does the ticket look like?
So we invite everyone to support this cause.  You will not only be attending a cosplay and Otaku convention but will also be part in nation building.  See you at Starland Themepark, th Level Starmall Alabang on May 2-25.

For more information about the event you can visit the following links:

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Sci-Fi Café: The Ultimate Haven for Cosplayers, Collectors and more

Sci-Fi Café at the 4th Level of Robinsons Galleria in Ortigas is a very unique place.  It is the first time that I had been to such a place where you seem to be inside an out of this world place and yet you will enjoy the ambiance of a great food establishment.

There were tons and tons of toys collections inside and outside of the café.  You can see authentic toys from Star Wars, Alien, Predator and various other Marvel and DC superheroes as well as some movies.  The ceiling is decorated with Star Wars space ships, a whole armada as I would put it.  At the counter you would see autographed photos of movie actors, there is one photo of Superman signed by the late Christopher Reeve himself.

Here are some of what you would see at Sci-Fi Cafe:

The food is very tasty.  They have an array of food to choose from and they come with a very unique name, fit for Sci-Fi Café as an alternative and cosy venue.  Prices are a little bit expensive but it is worth every penny due to the experience and taste.  You will enjoy your meal watching superhero movies.  When we were there Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 was showed on the screen.
Let us take a peep at the menu:

For those who want to experience cosplaying and even dine at Sci-Fi Café in cosplay well you can experience it here.  They have a collection of ready to wear cosplay costumes.  Some of the costumes include those from Harry Potter, Batman, Joker, Wonder Woman, The Flash and many more.  If you are into more fun, you can even try interchanging the cosplay props and come up with something unique.

You can also interact and play with some of the huggable toys there like the crazy bear Ted, or have a chat with Yoda or that guy from Monsters Inc.  You can even play father and son tandem too.  This is very funny indeed.

For those looking for a great experience, a fun time with the family or just want to try out something new, then do visit the Sci-Fi Café. For more information please visit the Sci-fi Cafe Facebook page.

For us we really have fun during our stay at the place and here is the rest of our photo together with some of the coolest people I have known.

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