"Hunter x Hunter" Chapter 396, titled "Founding: Part 2," will continue the Phantom Troupe's backstory, which began in the previous chapter. The band of diabolical thieves has been looking for the Heil-Ly family's hideout, so will they finally find one of the largest mafia families in the Kakin Empire?
"Hunter x Hunter" Chapter 395 saw Nobunaga, Phinks, and Feitan searching for the Heil-Ly family's sanctuary. At the same time, the flashback gave a glimpse of the Troupe's younger selves when they were still in Meteor City. With these twists and turns, what will happen next in "Hunter x Hunter" Chapter 396?
Fans saw the kids' version of Chrollo, Franklin, and Shalnrak, while mysterious kidnappers abducted many children in the city. The previous events also teased the possibility of revealing more behind stories of the Kurta massacre.
So in the next installment, fans may know who the people behind the kidnapping are and witness how they will get caught. Meteor City looks pretty tough to live in, but the kids are innocent.
However, it remains to be seen what Father Lizores plans to do with Chrollo. There are theories the kidnappers choose to catch the kids to use as mafia personnel in "Hunter x Hunter" Chapter 396.
So, who can they be? There are assumptions that Uvojin, Shalnark, and Franklin are behind the kidnapping. Hence, Chrollo and Pakunada may do their best to save these kids from their kidnappers.
Meanwhile, "Hunter x Hunter" Chapter 395, titled "Founding: Part 1," revealed Hinrigh's assumption that the Heil-Ly family successfully got across the ship's parts through its warping abilities. Wang told him the Troupe had already started looking for the enemy's hideout.
From the adjacent room, Nobunaga, Phinks, and Feitan entered Room no. 3101, planning to break into it through the wall. They first investigated the area by going through the bathroom wall.
After they entered the passage, Nobunaga and Phinks' conversation triggered the beginning of a flashback of the Phantom Troupe, going back to the time when they were still kids in Meteor City. The young Chrollo, Franklin, and Shalnark were seen quarreling with Uvojin and Phinks as they wanted to watch something new through videotapes.
Chrollo sneaked the videotape away from the two and dubbed the clip with the help of Pakunada and others. From there, a group of kidnappers entered Meteor City to catch some kids.
What happens from here can be seen when "Hunter x Hunter" Chapter 396 drops on Monday, November 28.