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The Book of Tyson (タイソン()(きょう)(てん)()()()()()()(), Taison Kyōten) is a book written by Tyson Hui Guo Rou.[1]

OverviewEdit

It contains non-violent[2] preachings that, according to her, will bring about world peace once everyone becomes her disciple.[1] Its contents are supposedly able to awaken a special power within the reader.[3] It is a very derivative work entirely, or almost so, made up of song lyrics. After reading it, however, Giuliano began to think that the evocative power of song lyrics makes it very effective and gripping.[2]

PlotEdit

Succession Contest arcEdit

In an exuberant mood, Tyson gives two copies of the bible to Izunavi and Giuliano. She suggests they read the book. According to her, when the entire world reads it, world peace would be achieved.[1]

Izunavi reads the first chapter in the book entitled, "Love will always triumph in the end ♥". Instantly disgusted by the first chapter, Izunavi stops reading the book, while Giuliano offers to teach him how to praise a book he hasn't read yet.[1] The following day Tyson asks them if they have read it, to which Giuliano responds by singing its praise while admitting that he in fact has not. Izunavi honestly admits he has yet to have the time to read it and the prince forgives him and promises that it will awaken a special power inside of them, so Giuliano salutes her and declares that his feelings are already evolving.[3] By the 10th day of voyage, however, Giuliano has finished reading it and has been won over by it despite acknowledging it is a propaganda tool.[2]

TriviaEdit

  • Its in-universe name, as seen on the book cover, is "The Taithon Canon".[1]

Intertextuality and ReferencesEdit

  • In fourth chapter of the Book of Tyson there is a section titled "Khana chronicles".[4] Nishina Khana appears to be the Hunter × Hunter counterpart to real-life singer Kana Nishino.
    • Both artists have written a song titled "Darling".[4]
  • The final chapter of the book is titled "What a Wonderful World",[2] in all likelihood after the real-life song.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 35, Chapter 366
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 389
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 36, Chapter 372
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 36, Chapter 375
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