The walls in the city are pasted up with very many reward posters. On the 15th of every month, a major contest is held here in which the winner is rewarded with a specified slot card. Many players go straight to Antokiba when beginning the game so a lot of basic information about beginners can be gathered in this city. The only known contests are rock-paper-scissors and two-person tug of war.
Greed Island arcEdit
Gon and Killua first arrive in the city on September 11th. Several days later they win the rock-paper-scissors tournament held this month and obtain the card #83 "Sword of Truth" as a result. However, soon afterwards the card is stolen by long-time players. After being trained by Biscuit for more than 2 months, they return to the city in January and win another specified slot card, #84, the Paladin's Necklace.
- The contest won by Gon and Killua in January is tug of war, as revealed by the panel written in the in-world writing system.
Intertextuality and ReferencesEdit
- In Chapter 129, right after Gon and Killua entering the city, there is a place with the inscription "Wig & Pen" that refers to a real establishment: the former "The Wig & Pen Club" built 1625 located in the Strand City of London, England (UK).
- Some places in Antokiba are visually based on the real-life Rothenburg ob der Tauber—a tourist town of Bavaria, Germany, well known for its preserved medieval architecture and for being part of the Romantic Road.
- The old-style metal sign with a pharmacy symbol, which Gon and Killua pass by before they are stolen, is based on the almost identical sign for Raeapteek (English: Town Hall Pharmacy)—one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe—located in the center of Tallinn city, Estonia.