Hunter x Hunter came out in one of the most stressful and scariest periods of my life. During that period, I was also staying in the tenth floor of an apartment with a safety lock. One day too many later I just broke and went to town to buy a screwdriver, intending to end it.
I watched Hunter x Hunter, not like some bucket list or final wish. While you're waiting for the moment of opportunity, you're just trying to fill it with familiar things.
As I watched the first episode, I remembered feeling a floodgates of emotion, and I made a journal to record what I had felt.
The days did not get any easier, but Hunter x Hunter kept me going. In a week of pure torture, there was that one day Hunter x Hunter would come out, and I looked forward massively to it.
Life is still hard. Sometimes it gets a bit unbearable. But Hunter x Hunter reinvigorated my passion for life, and some of my old dreams. Every now and then I look back to the journal, as proof that yes, it all happened, Hunter x Hunter did do something so incredible. It wasn't just a figment of my demented rose-tinted mind, my feelings at that moment in time were genuine, and it has lasted until now.
There may be better shows out there, more action-packed ones, and friends I have showed it to do not share my strong sentiments, but to me, Hunter x Hunter came out at the right place in the right time. In the worst case, I would have owed my life to it. Even if not, it has definitely changed my outlook in life.
It's for that reason that it holds a special place in my heart, and with that journal to forever remind me, I will continue to sing its praises.