- Name: Gon Freecss (ゴン フリークス)
- Age: 12
- Anime: Hunter × Hunter
“Gon is the son of the famous Hunter, Ging Freecss, and is on a quest to find his father. He wishes to find out the depths of an occupation that would cause a father to choose the profession over being with his own son.” (cut-paste remixed source)
“Gon is a young boy with long spiky black green tipped hair and large, hazel brown eyes. His usual outfit is composed of a green jacket with reddish edges covering a black or white tank top underneath, green short shorts, and green, laced boots. In some arcs such as the greed island and chimera ant arcs he takes off the jacket and wears only the tank top.”
“Gon is an athletic, rustic, and friendly 12-year-old boy who is searching for adventure. Also, he isn’t very good at math. However, having spent a lot of time in the woods as a child, he is very good with animals.”
“Gon is an Enhancer, who are known for being simple-minded and determined. He has a heightened sense of smell almost like a dog and has very good vision.”
“Gon’s flaws lie in his temper and impulsive nature. Gon sometimes fails to think things through and such actions lead to him suffering. His will is stronger than most and he can be very level-headed, but this clear mind can also make him very cold at times.”
“Gon continually strives to obtain greater power, often becoming exceptionally stronger in his anger. But Gon’s anger also leads to extremely reckless tendencies. When his emotions are ignited, Gon becomes irrational and completely oblivious to anything else.”
Yes, I saved the best for last – good patience, figure fans!
I didn’t know anything about Hunter × Hunter when I found this beautiful figure in Akihabara, but now I’ve already watched 75 episodes of the anime from 2011 – the Greed Island arc has just finished.
It feels strange to compare, but it’s true: Gon is up there with Yabuki Joe as my all-time favourite anime character. It’s because of his larger than life personality, so sharply cut out that it becomes ideal; Gon is a concept rather than a person. He’s The Boy. As perfectly drawn as a simple kanji.
This post wraps up the “Figure Friday” series of action figures I bought in Japan during autumn 2013. But we’re not fully done, next week we’ll end with a group photo!