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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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Manga

Related Series
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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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Latest Release(s)
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c.348 by MangaStream (403d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
32 Volumes (Hiatus)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (1999 / 2011)
Ends at Vol 18, Chap 185 (1999) / Vol 32, Chap 339 (2011)

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53 topics, 384 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1448 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.56 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 22nd 2015, 8:18pm PST

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Year
1998

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (32 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #544 increased(+17)
Monthly Pos #499 decreased(-39)
3 Month Pos #493 decreased(-27)
6 Month Pos #447 decreased(-108)

List Stats
On 5665 reading lists
On 866 wish lists
On 203 unfinished lists
On 460 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Shag, Marry & Kill 125 days, 10 hours, 3 minutes ago
Hiatus again? 292 days, 16 hours, 53 minutes ago
Old vs New Hunter x Hunter TV series. 298 days, 19 hours, 30 minutes ago
End it or get your effin act together. 437 days, 11 hours, 44 minutes ago
Resuming In June 2014 439 days, 1 hours, 10 minutes ago

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Damn i drunk the kool-aid too Huh....   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by SSJR2
August 16th, 2015, 5:42pm
Man this is an amazing series. I was one of the latter people to the game so i didnt know a lot about this but thanks to the 2011 anime i finally saw what i was missing man this was a great series. I love great action and adventure and especially when a series builds a whole new fantasy world with great abilities that are understandable and this series delivers. It was one of the few series that brought back the great feeling i had when first discovering DBZ or Naruto or Bleach and getting into it (before all the random bull of course). The story is great and refreshing and the art my be bad at times (cause the author gets "sick" a lot) but it is made up for in the anime adaptation This series is a must read for any Shonen fan However its a Huge Double edge sword so prepare for that cause the author will take you on the longest line wait of your life. IF you read any of these other more recent comments you know that this author busts Hiatuses so damn much. He even went in a long ass two year one, come back and didn 9 chapters and went back recently.
Im soo pissed at the creator of this series. The whole situation is bull and if he really cant draw the whole thing himself then hire assistants and just draw or write the story board; but no he doesnt want that huh. At this point he has a responsibility to all his fans, editors and other producers that supported him and dedicated so much to his stuff so i just find him to be so fucked up how he treats it all, few ever get to his level and hes wasting it. I can understand him being sick but i feel like hes being stupid and stubborn as hell to not want to atleast get help with his series for he can finish what he started and not put his fans through all this hiatus bull. I can promise you once he FINALLY finishes Hunter X Hunter, it will the last series i will EVER read from him. Im done with him and i hope he retires after Hunter x Hunter cause he doesnt deserve his fateful ass fans anymore. Its funny, i originally never watched the first anime or the manga but finally gave the 2011 anime version a chance (when i had nothing to do) and found out i was missing out on an amazing series; however little did i know this would be actually be a huge "double edged sword" on me cause now i have to endure all this crappy waiting like all his fans did and are still enduring. i dont regret watching/reading HxH at all but but still i cant stand this author now.
And i wont give him another chance after this even though i know hes very talented, i mean very few authors can make one if not two great long running series; and he made two great series with this and Yuyu hakasho. So it does suck that i have to give up on this dude cause of his stubborn bull.

... Last updated on August 16th, 2015, 5:53pm
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The art sucks, but damn it the story is GOOD   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by faex
June 30th, 2015, 12:49pm
After reading Hunter x Hunter, I laugh when people say One Piece has weird or ugly art. HxH's art reaches a new level of strangeness, and half way through it just looks like the author stopped trying. Seriously, it looks like he spent 15 minutes doodling it out. What. The. Hell?

So, I watched the anime versions instead, which actually improved the manga!! The 1991? version expanded more on the characters, and the 2011 version follows the manga at a fast but steady pace. If not for the anime, I would have quit this manga a long time ago. No matter how good the story is (it's a masterpiece), THE ART HAS TO BE DECENT AT LEAST. I mean... come on. Togashi....Why do u do dis?

And secondly, the hiatus is way too long... and the new Dark Continent arc is kinda weird right now too...
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It could be one of The Big 3   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by pyonk
May 5th, 2015, 8:03am
Ha!
I was 9 when i watched the anime and fell in love!
What is Togashi's problem actually? His illness that makes this series turn into Hiatus X Hiatus?
Actually I do believe that if he didnt pause to draw this manga back then, and did it continuesly, it will be one of The Big 3 of Shonen Jump. It has the potential!


(give it 9 rating due to the slow progress...)
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Hiatus again?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
May 2nd, 2015, 3:37pm
This manga hurts me like no other. It is one of the best stories on Shounen Jump, but the author seems to have trouble with consistency. The art swings between good and terrible, and the breaks come without a warning.

5+ months without an update? Why!!?

But the inconsistency of art and release aside, this is one hell of an adventure story. I've followed this story for probably 2 to 3 years now, and I still can't give up despite the author's hiatuses. I hope he becomes better at managing his schedule, lol.
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An Experimental Masterpiece   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Dioshurleyel94
October 14th, 2014, 2:42pm
Hunter x Hunter is the kind of works that appear from time to time. Somebody below stated that this manga is one for the ages. Heís right.

The plot seems rather simplistic: a boy looking for his father. In order to reach this goal he becomes a hunter, and this title is what connects him with the other characters. From this you would expect a fantastic adventure. And this adventure happens, just with a dark spin.
Togashi is a man that understood that the quality of a story doesnít rely only in which or what tropes are used, but in how they are used. The term for the technique that Togashi uses is deconstruction. This is what allows Hunter x Hunter to give some astonishing twists and ideas. A pretty memorable example of this is how a character actually is disturbed after killing somebody. How many times have you seen that in a shonen?

In this story we have a varied main cast that can easily grip you into the story. Our main character, Gon, who is energetic boy looking for his father; Killua, a boy that comes from a family of assassins; Kurapika, a young man looking revenge; and Leorio who wants to become a doctor.
In fact, Hunter x Hunter has some of the strongest beginnings in shonen manga. But the development of the story is stronger. Hunter x Hunter follows an arc structure for the story. But every arc contribute to the plot and yet more. The most amazing thing is how these arcs arenít repetitive. Even the storytelling varies from arc to arc.

Another amazing feature of this manga is the battles. They are all around well-crafted and breathtaking. The concept of Nen is perhaps the most creative, sophisticated, original and complex power source until this day in action manga.

The only notable flaw I have seen so far is the inconsistency of the art. Sometimes is well or sometimes is awful. Yet, Hunter x Hunter is, along with FMA, the most well written shonen so far. Thereís no doubt about why Shonen Jump havenít rejected Togashi despite all the pauses he takes.

Other thing that has bothered me is that sometimes the situations are a little bit tedious (Greed Island and certain parts of the Chimera Ant). But, the interesting situations and the amazing character development is what kept me going.

I really like what Togashi is attempting to do in shonen manga. And I will love if his work has influence in future works of future authors.

I would recommend this manga to anyone that is looking for an excellent story. If you canít handle the art, you can watch both animes. But the 2011 version is the anime I would recommend the most since it is faithful to the source material.
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very great read   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by butako chan
August 14th, 2014, 12:12am
The character development within the story is brilliantly written and realistically presented. I'm glad to have read this manga. Unfortunately, the art is a major drawback. As this is a manga, I can not excuse how lazy and sloppy the art is as a manga should be visually appealing in addition to having good characters and story. The pacing of the story is consistently good throughout the manga (with slight exception in the ant arc). I would recommend this to anyone.

... Last updated on October 29th, 2014, 3:05pm
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over rated   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by usn014
June 17th, 2014, 8:55pm
I read this manga bcuz my friend said he'd pick up magi if I did HxH, and boy am I regretting doing this wager with him. the manga starts good, but a common reoccurring theme in this manga is : cool intro, great building, awesome climax, then a teeeeeeeerible ending with no satisfying conclusions. like every arc has a terrible ending, which is extremely annoying if you're a guy that likes satisfying closures and concrete conclusions within stories. the action is few and far between, and you'll have to go through a whole lot of jargon before you actually get to the good parts. and to make things worse these good parts are extremely short. maybe the fact that a lot of people harping about how great this manga is set lofty expectations that were never met, but this manga is average it best. way overrated. characters like killua n hisoka however keep it afloat, because if it was only gon and red eyes uchiha wannabe then gosh this manga would be a bore.
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totally worth reading it   
Rating: N/A
by liontaraki
March 25th, 2014, 1:25pm
HunterxHunter is a very nice manga. The story was really lacking at first but it improves a lot after the hunter exams arc. My only problems is the art. When the story gets better, the characters' designs are sloppy and the background is pure white. It was obvious that the mangaka lost interest in the making of this manga and didn't want to draw anymore. It's really a shame cause the story is really interesting and it's definitely a must read.
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Silly x Silly   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Molenir
January 1st, 2014, 7:21am
Super powers, magic. At first I simply enjoyed the story, however once Nen was introduced, and the magic silliness really began, it ceased to be fun, and just became another superpower love fest. Not something I want to read. I could as easily read Naruto for that. If thats why you read the manga, then by all means, enjoy. If you're looking for more of a story, then silly superpowers, try something else.
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Hiatus x Hiatus   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Sami_chan
November 2nd, 2013, 2:45pm
But still is my most favorite shounen manga ever.

I love the art style (esp at the beginning volumes): Simple but nice, love the way the actions were drawn. The current art has been worse, but because it's due to the mangaka's health issues, I can overlook it (sadly that many other readers can't). It doesn't bother me.
I love the fact that it actually has a proper power system. All the rules and limitations, I love them all. The story is interesting, the battles involve many strategies and thinking (You don't just punch your opponents to death! You don't win because you love your friends and you believe in yourself! How wonderful is that!) And the characters are great, the friendship between Gon and Killua is one of the most unique and beautiful friendship ever, even the villian characters are likeable.

There are just three things I find annoying in the manga:
- "The Gon" - typical shounen protagonist: simple mind, dumb, stubborn, unlimited potential... I just hate type of guy like that. (this also applies to Naruto and Luffy... haha). It seems his morals's started to become darker now, I'm looking forward to this developement.
- The dragging in the Chimera arc. (Such a looong arc while Kurapika and Leorio are still absent, side characters I expected to die but did not).
- And ofc, the lacking of Kurapika and Leorio. They are parted of the 4 main characters but they haven't appeared for so long. I want them to comeback and make their own arcs.

In conclusion, this is a great manga and I will surely keep up with it . I've already prepared myself to read it with my kids in the future... haha XD

... Last updated on November 5th, 2013, 3:23pm
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