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Hunter x Hunter  
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Description
Hunters are a special breed, dedicated to tracking down treasures, magical beasts, and even other men. But such pursuits require a license, and less than one in a hundred thousand can pass the grueling qualification exam. Those who do pass gain access to restricted areas, amazing stores of information, and the right to call themselves Hunters.

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Associated Names
ハンター×ハンター
全职猎人
全職獵人
猎人
Hunter × Hunter
Hunter Hunter
HUNTER×HUNTER
HxH

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Binktopia
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Latest Release(s)
c.349 by MangaStream (136d ago)
c.348 by MangaStream (150d ago)
c.348 by Manga Panda (150d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
32 Volumes (Hiatus till Further Notice)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (1999, 2011)
Ends at Vol 18, Chap 185 (1999); Chap 339 (2011)

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52 topics, 381 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1374 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.56 / 10.0
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December 19th 2014, 10:40pm PST

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Year
1998

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (31 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #291 increased(+61)
Monthly Pos #349 decreased(-28)
3 Month Pos #297 decreased(-65)
6 Month Pos #153 decreased(-47)

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On 5511 reading lists
On 815 wish lists
On 197 unfinished lists
On 415 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Hiatus again? 39 days, 19 hours, 12 minutes ago
Old vs New Hunter x Hunter TV series. 45 days, 21 hours, 49 minutes ago
End it or get your effin act together. 184 days, 14 hours, 3 minutes ago
Resuming In June 2014 186 days, 3 hours, 29 minutes ago
Killua and Gon? 293 days, 22 hours, 10 minutes ago

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Must read !   
Rating: N/A
by bakaness
November 20th, 2012, 3:40am
HxH is not bad.
So......? Who cares about ART. Can't read the manga? Go watch the anime (1999) or (2011).
The story line really good, and unique.
It's,
Unique
SO, if the art really horrible for you and make you wanna stop reading? Then watch
the anime. Srsly, who cares? The story line is rlly important.
Teehee xD
Teehee, imma HxH fan ^^

... Last updated on November 20th, 2012, 3:43am
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Chimera Ant Arc, was a Bust   
Rating: N/A
by Innovator1
August 17th, 2012, 2:57pm
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In the beginning, everyone knew that these creatures would be a Big threat and end up killing 1000's of people. It raises the question to WHY! WHy did these Hunters wait soooo freaking long to deal with the problem when they had around 40 DAYS! to solve the problem. In the end, they used a small Nuclear Bomb to kill the boss....WHY the HECK! did they wait that LONG! That's the biggest plot hole in the Chimera Ant Arc. The problem could've been solved on the 2 or 3rd day, by using a Nuclear bomb. It would've saved around 50-80000 People, and alot of characters that were Cool, until the Author had them die.
Not only that, but alot of HunterXHunter art sucked in my opinion.
Other then this arc, I liked the rest of the story.
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Sink or Swim   
Rating: N/A
by Ibleda
July 29th, 2012, 5:35am
To hell! They killed xxxspoilerxxx!!

Well, other than that, it's a gem disguised in the form of scrap. It's a thin line between the two, and honestly had me fooled.

Art's horrible... but reading it it's not that I think it's unreadable either. Not horrible to a point of no return. I prefer anime though... 2011 ver.

The plot is like I said, well disguised. I thought the Greed Island arc will become it's complete downfall, with the strength scale totally ruined. The impressions that they gave us since the front was completely overthrown. Basically, a breakdown in logic.
The Greed Island arc was horrible, the Chimera picked it back up. There's one problem to that... they killed chars, ones I love. And moreover... in a way I just can't help but accept... No, it's not that it means I want them dead, it's just it doesn't even leave room for my wild imagination to fill in and replace the plot. Yes, I do that all the time, rewrite the whole thing, insert chars, revive the dead, add a sequel... of course, all in my head, it's for satisfaction, nothing else. Ah correction! I make myself dream about it lol, during sleep. Yes I'm weird. So it means if I myself get convinced that it is THE plot, the real one, there's no room for alternation... even subconsciously. Back to track, the Chimera arc fixed the power scale, on a delicate balance. It would end up meaning everything before was leading up to this point. Like I said, hidden gem disguised. However, it's a matter of interpretation. I loved that arc (at the same time hating it), so I let all the holes slide, since they can be explained if you think about them in another view. I'll leave the rest to imagination.

Well... other than that, there's too many hiatuses! Too often!! I remember reading the other time long before I started reading, some forum complaining on the looonnng~ hiatus. Which apparently is still going on (I think). I surely am not the only one who has major complaints?

Did I mention I (hate) dislike Gon? I love Killua and Kurapica, and the enemy bosses who I don't wanna spoil. But that Gon... I'm not good with that type, and they piss me off, to the guts, but I don't have a clear reason to hate him either, but I still do, and yet he's a bit of a hybrid, and yet I don't like him, but I can convince myself to... well basically that's the story.

... Last updated on July 29th, 2012, 5:40am
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i miss this and YES i love this series   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kyashi39
December 12th, 2011, 6:16am
i really miss this series ; u ; i'm very glad they made a remake of the series.
(although i still love the original series except for its later part that honestly bored me out. ^^;wink

however, after re-reading the whole manga series of Hunter X Hunter
i've come to conclusion that i'm just one lazy reader; especially on explanation parts (heheheh)
^_^;;

but, in reality, i think that every arc is important for the development of
the four MAIN PROTAGONIST of the story (Gon, Killua, Kurapika and Leorio)
although, i wish there'll be an arc featuring more development for leorio... xD
since i think he's the only one who hasn't gotten one ; u ;_b
i'm surprised to some of his development. but, as far as everyone's concerned...
among the four...he's the only one i haven't seen an arc mostly dedicated for him;
which makes someone like me as a reader, more curious...
as to who he really is and how come there are times that
he "seemed" to be more than "special" OR
who "sometimes" could slightly exceed
or be in par with Kurapika's judgment or strength of Killua / Gon
at some chapters or unnoticed situations. ^^;;

All in all, I'm very glad that HxH is entering a new arc.
And I really hope that the 2011 anime will be more popular
and more loved as the original in 1999 smile

... Last updated on December 12th, 2011, 6:16am
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One cold Cola in the mid of the shounen desert.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Ludica
December 3rd, 2011, 11:44am
This manga take the themes of cliche shounen and twist them into something awesome. The attention to detail is amazing, and can easily make you believe that such an universe exist. The story telling is riveting, and doesn't treat you as if you were retard. And though the art isn't masterpiece like, the characters desings is among the greatest and the mangaka really knows how to transmit emotions.

If you care about how things are done more than of what its done, this manga is for you.

... Last updated on December 3rd, 2011, 5:18pm
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One for the ages   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Zoro
November 4th, 2011, 2:45pm
We're talking about the cream of the crop right here. A series more famous for it's hiatus status than it is for it's story. Like-wise, Togashi is a guy who likes to play with rationality. He likes to turn anything logical upside-down, which is simply the weirdest, or the best way to cook up a series like Hunter X Hunter. Anything he thinks is fun he just throws in there for the next story arc.

The term 'Hunter', as we soon find out, is something that binds the characters in this series together. In the beginning the term was used as kings of the jungle, rulers of the world, and regarded as the tamers of any creature. It was something that was always talked about in the first arc. Whatever they were doing, they were doing it because of the hunter's influence. Every character in the series has their own back story and different ambitions but the thing they all share in common was their appreciation for hunters.

The typical shounen manga series, the world is vast, we never think it's small at all and perhaps it may not seem that way due to the authors deliberate lack in background, but some could claim that the disregard in background was a way for us readers to imagine. And we do imagine. He could either be a genius or just some lazy bum for only concentrating on the character art.

Each plot in this series is extremely planned out, making them look spontaneous to the point that these characters follow anything that they find interesting, which is what leads to the next arc. The characters thought up by Togashi are purely an example of his genius. Everyone is much stronger around Gon, because despite his age has the charismatic capacity of a lion. Kurapica is a genius in his own right, a survivor of his clan against a horrid band of criminals, the York Shin arc is layered out to us in his very background, a clever way for readers to understand Kurapica's motivations, though a bit exaggerated for his size. Which brings us to Leorio and his ambition for money, his character is the most mysterious when introduced because here's a guy who's always carrying a briefcase full of medicine and a guy who slowly gets entranced by Gon's behaviour, as do every other character who meet Gon. Last but not least Killua Zoldyck and his proud charm for being so strong but so young, another thing Togashi likes to mess with, switching the strongest characters with the youngest characters rather and making the weakest characters older.

Killua's relationship with Gon is somewhat precious as they grow to know each other. They are the same age and Gon trusts in bonds and friendship, something that Killua admires in Gon because he himself has never had a friend, or allowed one. Gon appreciates Killua like a twin brother with cool toys and his sense in wisdom, even though Gon is wise for being so dense at times. The two fit together like a piece in a puzzle, and even more so when connected to Leorio and Kurapica. When we see these characters torn from each other is makes us want them back together, we yearn for it the way they yearn for it.

The complexity in plot design is very well crafted, most of the time the characters don't care where the situation takes place as long as they get their share from the environment they're in. We are given rules and guidelines in the beginning, we follow them as they go through a situation that no ordinary human could possibly consider doing. Even though an 80 km run seems rather elementary for these characters, we think they're all monsters and deserve their hunter's license right there and then. But we follow Gon and Killua and decide that if they think it's fun and easy than it probably is, everyone else isn't deemed worthy to speak to these two little boys. A great way to point out the best guys and the guys who would likely make it to the end of the Hunter's exam. We don't even know the cost of a Hunter in some of these arcs, but we know that a Hunter can clearly make a run that's 100 km and more, and thus creating our image of a Hunter, skilled and swift.

You can't decide what your favourite arc is anymore once you finish them, all of them putting Gon and Killua in a labyrinth like two mice in a maze filled with cats. The entire series is one large chase to find Gon's father, but we must hurdle over everything he's set up for Gon. This makes for impressive development strategy for Togashi because Gon, while racing to find his father, slowly watches himself turn into his father at the same time. The Greed Island arc was easily the best storyline I've ever read in a series, forget the rest of the series if you want to, but at least take the time to read this arc by itself, it's a beast of a storyline in my opinion.

Without a doubt, this series gets a seat on my shelf. It is by far the best series running in the weekly shounen jump magazine today, and holds a spot above even One Piece, though that is still debatable. I congratulate Togashi for trumping his own YuYu Hakusho, taking that fantasy world and applying more stricter rules on everything in HxH. No one is too over-powered or godly even, each depend on a more sturdier attitude and charisma to upgrade their strengths. Thank you Togashi!!

... Last updated on November 4th, 2011, 4:28pm
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nice development   
Rating: N/A
by reivatin
October 29th, 2011, 10:34am
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
let's see what arc have been made(solely my suggestion):
1. hunter exam
2.take killua back
3.the "spider"
4.greed island
5.chimera
6.head hunter election and killua's family

if divided by the chapter, it almost more than 60 chapter/arc (5 arcs end with 300++) chapter
it's quite long T_T
well personal opinion because i not quite fan of long long arc

new improvement
in chimera arc it seems the author made some "love" flag to Gon
but failed perfectly(well he is Gon btw :D )
so indeed it less humorous more action, in this arc
but still the end of chimera arc is good and little romantic ^_^

btw
after long long time it (maybe) will reveal killua's family members
but there is a question for me
It (well quite netral, since the father called darkness) is a boy or girl?
because in the new chapter the older brother said "to kill his brother"
but killua said sister

but this arc sounds promising since the Gon is out and killua takes the action
and lastly

where is LEORIO
damn, i missed his lame joke and action
forget kurapika
let's Leorio take action T_T


... Last updated on October 29th, 2011, 10:35am
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The Definitive Shounen Manga   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by GoldenKaos
October 16th, 2011, 3:39pm
Hunter X Hunter's premise seems rather simplistic at first. A young man goes out into the world to find his father, who abandoned him to become a professional Hunter. This young man, Gon Freecs, is convinced that being a Hunter must be fantastic if his own father was willing to abandon him for it. And so he goes out into the world.
As a character, he is a typical shounen male protagonist in the same vein as Goku (Dragonball) and Luffy (One Piece). Simple, honest and a bit dumb, but still an accomplished combatant. He soon teams up with three other Hunters-to-be, Kurapika, Leorio and Killua Zoldyck. Kurapika wants revenge for his massacred clan and Leorio wants money - the Hunter's license is merely a means to that end. Killua is a darker character, as the son of a famed assassin clan, and in the later arcs, it is he and Gon who make the unlikely main duo- Gon being straight-forward, naive and a limitless ball of happiness and Killua being the perceptive strategist who slowly learns that he has a friend in Gon.

The complexity of some of the battles and scenarios proposed is breath-taking. Every action has a reaction and every advantage has a disadvantage. Not for us the deus-ex-machina 'Super Sayian' plot turns or an unexplained host of powers. Nen, the chi or chakra of Hunter x Hunter, is closely scrutinized and explained and probed, every Nen user's power is slightly different, because with Nen, your imagination and your Nen strength is your only limit. This makes for a whole host of diverse yet believable powers which at no point go into Super-Sayian-overpoweredness.

Likewise the story arcs are genius. The goal is laid out clearly at the start of the arc and each arc is self-contained in it's own specific set of rules and limitations. The card system of the Greed Island arc could easily have been incorporated into its own free-standing manga, and while the Chimera Ant arc seemed to veer away at start, it ended fantastically and arguably held more character development for Gon and Killua than the rest put together.

Sure the art went a bit wobbly at some point, but if we were here for the art, we'd be reading Oh! Great's manga, wouldn't we? Plus he is a bit ill. And a perfectionist. Who'd have thought. I can understand the frustration of some of the more impatient fans, but I do not believe that the quality has dropped at all since its debut.

I give this a 9/10 - Top of the Crop. 1 mark dropped off for occasional weakness in art.

... Last updated on December 17th, 2012, 3:24am
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A Treat   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by barbapapa
October 7th, 2011, 6:31am
Here's a manga that's just hurdled with controversy, due to a fickle author who for reasons unconfirmed takes year-long breaks. But it's a testimony to his qualities that the editorial staff of Jump hasn't dropped him despite this. Despite the occasional loss in artistry, and a focus on convoluted descriptions, overall this remains one of the best shounen manga around. Even the contested NGL Arc (aka the Chimera Ant Arc), when viewed as a whole it's one heck of an ambitious, and ultimately rewarding storyline. One that in its final stretch simply upstages anything that predates it.
In general it's a manga that's riddled with the fantastical. You simply have to go with anything the author cooks up to get the most of it. On the surface it might seems like a very basic adventure manga, but there's a surprising amount of layers underneath.
Ultimately what I believe is at the source of its qualities, is an author who just seems to do whatever he thinks is fun. Most shounen manga (and especially in Shounen Jump) cater to an audience to a large extent. Togashi doesn't need to, and he still has a huge fanbase despite such capriciousness.
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Chimera arc and the series as a whole   
Rating: N/A
by fudg
October 4th, 2011, 5:58pm
I've loved Hunter x Hunter but I think the chimera arc was horrible. I liked the first part of the arc and I think that the character development as a whole was crucial but really, I just got so bored reading it, I think the ending of the arc feels a bit rushed, a good ending imo, but still felt rushed.

The chapters in the new arc are looking pretty good, they have a potential to "revive" HxH and the latest chapter (319) was the first REALLY good chapter I've read in a looong time in HxH.

Btw, Ging (Gin) really rocks.
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