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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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Latest Release(s)
c.349 by MangaStream (328d ago)
c.348 by MangaStream (342d ago)
c.348 by Manga Panda (342d 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 (1432 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.56 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 5th 2015, 3:55am 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 #527 increased(+32)
Monthly Pos #530 decreased(-87)
3 Month Pos #443 decreased(-62)
6 Month Pos #433 decreased(-94)

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On 5634 reading lists
On 860 wish lists
On 205 unfinished lists
On 449 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Shag, Marry & Kill 64 days, 11 hours, 24 minutes ago
Hiatus again? 231 days, 18 hours, 14 minutes ago
Old vs New Hunter x Hunter TV series. 237 days, 20 hours, 51 minutes ago
End it or get your effin act together. 376 days, 13 hours, 5 minutes ago
Resuming In June 2014 378 days, 2 hours, 31 minutes ago

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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: 9.0 / 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: 8.5 / 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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Shonen Jumps current best manga   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
August 2nd, 2013, 10:28am
I have been reading the manga since 2001 and am as satisfied as ever. Great characters and inventive stories are the strong points. Some rushed art later on and one hiatus (he is a sickly man i have read so that can be excused) are the downside. More Leorio would also have been better.
All in all i can find hardy any flaws in this great series and hope for at least 5 more years. I would also like to read a sequel to the chimera ant story because that was the high point of the manga. I especially liked how Gon lost his humanity while Meruem slowly turned human and . That is a hard feat as he started off as a cannibalistic child murderer. The whole thing can even be compared to the essentially perfect Parasyte.
The Shin York Arc was the next best thing and both showed how developed the world is and that the leading heroes don´t have to be the vocal point or all powerful all the time. I especially liked how Gon lost his humanity while Meruem slowly turned human and relatable during the manga´s finest hour. I am a bit surprised that SJ allowed all the dark themes and the excessive violence as it is noticeably less young reader friendly then Fist of the North Star or JoJo despite the art style or the more upbeat moments so the manga should just switch to Ultra Jump already like the rest of them. This is the current golden standard of ongoing shonen action without a doubt. The 2 anime adaptations are both good but the recent one is better even if unevenly paced. Both have good ending points btw. as all the arcs tend to do.
His two previous works have good ideas but i found them only decent all in all. Yu Yu Hakusho (6/10) is still worth a read despite its uneven and somewhat crazy nature and the ending is very strong in my eyes.
Other quality adult friendly shonen are Claymore (8,5/10) and of course Attack on Titan but don´t forget Shingeki no Kyojin - Before the Fall (9/10) as it is the best version of that tale. Rurouni Kenshin and Full Metal Alchemist are the perfect golden standard of all time of course! You know what? The first 2/3 of Naruto (7,5/10) are good too but don´t tell anyone.

... Last updated on March 11th, 2015, 2:12am
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