Martial arts tournaments. You can always tell an anime/manga is going to drop it's original point and just be another fighter as soon as there's a martial arts tournament. SPOILERS FOR YUU YUU HAKUSHO AND HUNTER X HUNTER FOLLOW! Yuu Yuu Hakusho [*]Sup dude, you're dead! Here's some ghost-type mysteries to solve even though you're a delinquent.[*]Okay, you're back alive... but we've got more mysteries for you to solve while still acting like a delinquent.[*]Hey, here's a secret mission for you, our ghost detective![*]Hey, another mission, a tournament![*]Fight this guy and get strong![*]Here's a chick, save her.[*]Fight this other guy and get stronger![*]Oh wait yeah you're supposed to be a ghost detective, whoops. Uh, our last guy got too strong from fighting and wants to kill everybody, so here's your "detective mission", go fight him and get stronger![*]HEY LOOK MORE PEOPLE TO FIGHT Hunter x Hunter [*]Here's what a Hunter is![*]Hey, you have reasons to be a Hunter, right? Then go take the exam![*]Hey, you're taking the Hunter exam and learning more about what a Hunter is![*]Alright, here's some Hunter missions![*]What's that? You need money? Here, have a martial arts tournament![*]Alright, working your way through the tournament and learning about special powers![*]Whoo, there's some old enemies to fight![*]Yay more fighting![*]Shit wait we're supposed to be Hunters. Okay, let's take our special abilities and move it into our EYES so we can spot clues and solve a mystery![*]Okay time to go back to fighting! And always when a series goes off of the main point, the author will realize it after a while and bring up something (like the second yellow lines) to try to force what's going on to tie into the main point, however weak it is? Reminds me of Calvin and Hobbes, when Calvin convinces his parents to buy him dinosaur stuff from a museum because he says it's educational, and then wonders if that trick can get him batman gear too. Also am I the only one that noticed Hunter x Hunter started out in a fantasy zone with monsters and airships, and then moved into modern times with the mafia and police cars in a big city? I mean what the hell, did they walk through a time warp when nobody was looking? And it's like the author realized that partway through and that's why he made them go into a videogame that was styled like fantasy zones and made them spend a few months in there.