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Neo-Green Life (NGL) Autonomous Region
Kanji

ネオグリーンライフ()()(エヌ)(ジー)(エル)()()()(こく)()

Rōmaji

Neo-Gurīn Raifu (Enu Jī Eru) Jichikoku

Location Statistics
Located in

Mitene Union

Controlled by

Gyro (Former)
International Peacekeeper Force
Hunter Association

Inhabitants
Fauna

Chimera Ants

Debut
Manga Debut

Chapter 187

Anime Debut

Episode 77 (2011)

Neo-Green Life (NGL) Autonomous Region [ネオグリーンライフ()()(エヌ)(ジー)(エル)()()()(こく)(), Neo-Gurīn Raifu (Enu Jī Eru) Jichikoku] was a self-governed country and part of the Mitene Union. It used to impose a neo-luddite culture, and it was populated by 2.17 million civilians prior to its decimation. It was bordered by the Republic of Rokario.[1] Following the death of Ming Jol-ik, it was briefly put in the custody of the International Security Agency, which dismantled it and made an uninhabited nature reserves of its territory. It was then placed under the jurisdiction of the Hunter Association.[2]

OverviewEdit

The people of NGL rejected any form of modern technology[1] and prevent anything created from synthetic materials from entering their country.[3] Any smuggling of technological goods, modern medicine, or weapons was dealt with through imprisonment or death sentence. Their main form of correspondence was through use of letters while the primary mode of transport was by horse.[1] In order to enter the country, one had to go through an extensive full-body examination, x-ray scan, and ultrasound.[3]

HistoryEdit

Hunter X Hunter World Map

NGL's location on the map

The NGL movement was first established by Gyro at the age of 21 and fully became a nation nine years later.[4] Gyro is also founder of the NGL's underworld; he used the isolationist policy to his advantage and created narcotics and weapons factories. He created and distributed the popular drug .[5]

In 1987, a TV crew consisting of three people attempted to infiltrate and get coverage; the three were captured and one of them was executed while the other two remained imprisoned as of 2000. Before the Chimera Ant infestation, there was an epidemic, but the people refused for foreign doctors to be admitted into the country because they wanted to be "pristine".[1]

PlotEdit

Chimera Ant arcEdit

NGL 2011

A village in NGL

The Chimera Ant Queen finds a suitable home here and begins the mass production of ants.[6] The leader, Gyro, is among the humans killed and turned into food for the Queen.[4] Following the infestation, NGL was decimated and transformed into a permanent nature reserve controlled by the Hunter Association. The refugees were divided among the remaining countries of the Mitene Union.[2]

13th Hunter Chairman Election arcEdit

Based on Ging's conversation with Cheadle, Pariston used NGL to keep the 5,000 Chimera Ants left behind by Meruem after his death.[7]

TriviaEdit

  • NGL (Enu Jī Eru) is an anagram of the English word "energy" (enerujī).
  • This country shares many similarities to real-life Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge regime. Both did not allow any form of development beyond the primary sector and punishments are dealt with severely. Neo-Luddism were both widespread among the countries. Both countries have inculcated strong, potentially self-destructive beliefs in the populace. For example, if an outbreak occurred in the NGL, citizens would not be too fazed, and would resort to "waiting it out". In Khmer Rouge's Cambodia, citizens weren't allowed to see any doctors, and many died as a result. Both countries also had shady characters leading it: Gyro and Pol Pot. The significant difference, however, is the population's willingness to subject themselves to such a regime.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 19, Chapter 188
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 30, Chapter 318
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 19, Chapter 189
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 20, Chapter 204
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 19, Chapter 192
  6. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 19, Chapter 187
  7. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 32, Chapter 331