Hunter X Hunter – Chimera Ant Story Arc

After leaving Greed Island, Gon and Killua meet up with Kaito, the Hunter who told Gon about Ging and Hunters in the very first chapter. They are all hired to investigate a strange insect leg that washed up on a beach. Genetic testing determines that the leg belongs to an abnormally large queen Chimera Ant, an insect that eats other insects and animals, and then gives birth to children that inherit the characteristics of all the different insects and animals it has eaten. The queen Chimera Ant itself happens to wash up on the shore of an island nation called the NGL (Neo Green Life) inhabited by a neo-luddite culture. She quickly develops a taste for humans after given the opportunity to eat them. The Chimera Ants proceed to wipe most of the population out and spawn hundreds of offspring before Gon, Killua, and Kaito arrive. The three very powerful Royal Guards are introduced, who develop Nen abilities. One of the Royal Guards, Nefelpitou, fights Kaito and kills him. Kaito is later brought back to life by Nefelpitou as a training tool for warrior Chimera Ants, but he is now a zombified puppet, much to Gon and Killua’s sadness. Gon vows to find a way to save Kaito.

Chairman Netero, Morau, and Novu arrive as reinforcements. However, they are unable to stop the birth of the Chimera Ant King. The queen dies due to the King ripping himself out of her womb too early. With the Queen dead and their inhibitions gone, many of the warrior Ants proclaimed themselves kings and departed the hive; two of them end up joining the Hunters’ side.

As a side story to the main plotline centered around Gon and Killua, one of the children of the queen Chimera Ant, Zazan, starts a colony near Ryuuseigai, the place that is the origin of the Genei Ryodan. Half of the group: Phinx, Feitan, Shalnark, Shizuku, Bonorenofu, and Kalluto travel to Ryuuseigai to halt the invasion. Upon reaching the colony, the team splits up, agreeing that whoever defeats Zazan will be the temporary leader of the Genei Ryodan until Kuroro Lucifer returns. Feitan ends up defeating Zazan, and as such, is now the ad interim leader.

The King and Royal Guard Ants pull a “coup d’etat” on the nearby Republic of East Goruto and from there begin the process of “selecting” humans that have the capability to gain Nen powers. This causes many deaths as only a small amount of humans are able to gain Nen powers. They were quickly detected by the Hunters. As warrior Ants from the old hive rejoin the King, the Hunters mobilize quickly to stop the massacre.

As soon as Gon, Killua, Morau, Knuckle, Shoot, Novu, and Ikarugo break into the palace of East Goruto, both Netero and Zeno arrive. Zeno uses his hatsu ability to cause extensive damage to the palace in order to create a large enough distraction for Gon’s team to enter unnoticed. In the process, the ability injures the King’s gun-gi opponent, Komugi, in the process. Through playing the game, the King learned about human emotion and called into doubt his purpose in life. The King, distraught by the damage done to Komugi, orders Nefelpitou to heal her wounds while complying with Netero and Zeno’s request for a battle located on different grounds.

The plan developed by Gon’s team is temporarily halted by the unexpected presence of Montutuyupi, one of the Chimera Ant King’s three royal guards, in front of their point of entry. Shauapufu, worried for the King’s safety after the destruction done to the palace, rushes towards the throne room where he was confronted by Morau. At the same time, Montutuyupi engages in combat with Shoot, while Killua and Gon attempt to discover an alternate entry into the throne room after the staircase is destroyed by Zeno’s hatsu.

While Knuckles takes over the battle with Montutuyupi, Gon and Killua finally catch up with Nefelpitou (who was currently healing Komugi). Gon challenges Pitou but Pitou inexpediently refuses, saying he needs to heal Komugi for the King. Gon, still broken by Kaito’s zombiefied state , shows no mercy by claiming that Nefelpitou is being selfish in determining whose lives are saved and angry that he didn’t show the same feelings for Kaito. Gon commences his hatsu to attack, but Pitou completely surrenders himself to Gon, removing his own arm and telling Gon he would give up his arms and legs if he would let him finish healing Komugi. Killua then tells Gon that killing Pitou would do no good, as there would be no one to return Kaito to normal. After hearing this, Gon calms down and sets the condition to wait for one hour while Nefelpitou heals Komugi to a stable condition and then returning with them to restore Kaito. Meanwhile, Knuckles engages Montutuyupi alone. In a attempt to take advantage of Montutuyupi’s weakness, knuckles finds he was faking and ready to give him a lethal attack. Killua stuns Montutuyupi, and Knuckles gives him a fatal blow.


~ by edgarluvitug on January 23, 2009.

29 Responses to “Hunter X Hunter – Chimera Ant Story Arc”

  1. i wanna know.. does hisoka participate at this arc? what chapter it is? please let me know.. thanks

  2. *-*

  3. Thanks 4 the summary. When i watched the GI final, i thought that gon finally f0und his father. Then I, hungry for m0re,search if there is a next arc (probably ab0ut genei ryodan) but then this is what i found out. Thanks again.
    How i wish that i have the manga. I think it’s n0t available here in philippines.

  4. nakz naman.
    2010 is coming…can’t wait for the newest manga update.

  5. i hope lagay na rin sa anime ung s2ry ng chimera arc.kc nakakabitin ung sa greed island..i really like hunter x..sobrang adik tlga ako jan..

  6. where i can watch the HUNTER X HUNTER – Chimera Ant Story?. i’m Sick of hunting this OVA..

  7. where can i find the video of this chapter??thankx :))

  8. tagal pa nun!!
    hmmm!! i realy exited the next issue of hunter x hunter!!
    i can’t wait

  9. hunter x hunter chimera ant storyy arc is not yet animated because the author is sick,,i’m sick of this,,i watched hajime no ippo andd trigun online,,i’m not quite satisfied of their ending..

  10. MAY MANGA SA PILIPINAS…. chimera ants is a very good story but it cuts when chairman netero and the king….

  11. hisoka has no pariticipation inthis chapter but the other spider has.

  12. uu. nabasa ko na lahat ng chapter and it was really good. makikita mo dito si chairman netero to fight for the first time. and some of the genei ryodan member to show their abilities. gon and killua are even stronger. ganda ng character development nila. and of course and mga main villains. ang lalakas. hunters are really having a tough time fighting with them. i think chimera arc started from manga chapter 185 and the latest chapter is 295 as of February 4, 2010. Anyway, you can watch it at onemanga.


  14. wheres kororo lucifer? is he gain his nen powers???,, hmmmmm i think chimera arc would leave me stuuned if i watch this chapter…..hisoka… i

  15. when will we be able to watch this? does anyone know? i mean, when are they planing on turning this into an anime as well?

  16. haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay ACCOMPANY GING! PUFF nasatabi na ni ging.. continue hunterXhunter pls.. Rating 1st naruto 2nd one piece 3rd hunterXhunter 0th DeathNOTE

  17. ang alam ko patay din si chairman Netero haha!!!.. nag self destruct xa kasama ung king tapos binuhay ulit ng two royal guards ung king. ^_^ sayang wala pang anime ni2. alam ko din kasi ung nag 22loy ni2 tigok na ata eh!. tsk tsk tsk..

  18. anlakas na ni gon dito nung nakalaban nya si pitou.. ganun pala mangyayari sa strengthening type na hunters!!! 🙂
    nkakapagod na maghintay ng update.. hay naku..

  19. whew.. im still aching to watch the whole OVA this episode (NGL)

  20. where can i find the continuation of the story..been waiting in onemanga for the new episodes for the longest time but up until now its still in hiatus..i would appreciate it very much if someone can share the details where i can find it..tnx!

  21. Is the manga on hiatus still? They are re-animating the anime, I wonder if the manga will leave hiatus soon?

  22. ang alam ko may remake ang hunter x hunter… meaning uulitin nila ung buong anime and the crew in charge for the remake is the MADHOUSE. nd pa na-e-air ung Chimera ant arc story pero asa manga na sya.. juz like everyone, i’ve been dying to watch this anime… paulit-ulit ko na nga xang pnapanood sa sobrang ganda… i’m juz afraid na baka nd na xa ituloy pro mukhang itutuloy nman.. i’m super duper excited.. i can’t wait for the ep kung san ma-mi-meet na ni Gon si jin and parang nahulaan q lng na baka there will be these ep kung san klangang maglaban ni Gon and Killua juz like the whole Naruto saga.. where naruto has to fight with sasuke in the end.. 🙂

  23. does the jyonen user had removed the nen over kuroro’s pierced heart or not

  24. the chimera arc is the dumbest move that theyve made. why would you go from sick assasins (humans) to weird mutated ant looking creatures? it just doesnt make sense. and how do they compete with the talents of the two protagonist? they didnt even receive any training or whatsoever. i wish theyd just continue to the ryodan or something more creative in human form!

  25. i hope this will be on anime TV. 🙂

  26. kanino kaya ako makikiusap para gawin na nilang anime ito? sana gawin na nilang anime! please gusto ko na nang bagong hunter x hunter. i don’t like the remake. nothing compares to the original 🙂

  27. I hope s hxh remake abutin n hangga d2 s chimera ant ARC T_T nkkbitin ii…hayz

  28. anak ng kamote yan, bakit kaya di ko na makita yung manga featuring the chimera ants, nabasa ko na yun a year ago pero hindi ko natapos. and now hnahanap ko ulit and it’s hard for me to find it…

  29. i like the story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow amazing

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