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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.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
ハンター×ハンター
HUNTER×HUNTER
HxH

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.31 by jwmad (264d ago)
v.4 c.30 by jwmad (266d ago)
v.3 c.18-26 (v2) by jwmad (267d 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)

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51 topics, 362 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1271 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 19th 2013, 11:27am PST

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Year
1998

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (30 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #391 increased(+94)
Monthly Pos #508 decreased(-29)
3 Month Pos #453 decreased(-22)
6 Month Pos #428 decreased(-20)

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On 4946 reading lists
On 774 wish lists
On 186 unfinished lists
On 362 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Resuming In June 2014 0 days, 19 hours, 15 minutes ago
Old vs New Hunter x Hunter TV series. 40 days, 23 hours, 3 minutes ago
Killua and Gon? 52 days, 2 hours, 40 minutes ago
Hiatus again? 159 days, 3 hours, 49 minutes ago
Manga - Anime Comparison 202 days, 3 hours, 12 minutes ago

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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 for 10 years and am as satisfied as ever. Great characters, inventive stories are the strong points, some rushed art later on and constant hiatuses are the downside.
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 best. This is the current golden standard of long running shonen action. By the way the 2 anime adaptations are both good but the recent one is better even if unevenly paced.
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Great characters, great stories... just one problem   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by ultimate.dreamer
February 26th, 2013, 12:35am
Love all the characters, the good and the bad. The relationships between them are a joy to see as they meet, grow, and interact with one another, whether for good for evil. I love the manga just for the characters.

I also love the story, a boy off to find his father... though I wouldn't want to find a parent who abandoned me to go have fun off on his own, but whatever, suits this story fine. I like the power growth, the training, and all the things the boys have to learn and how they go through each obstacle. It was a delight to see overcome trials without having to yell about nakama and such. The humor's pretty good too.

However, there came a point where I believe the mangaka got too much into strategy and away from plain old storytelling. He obviously is very good at stories, but something must have happened personally because HxH severely suffered at the Ant monster arc. Toward the latter half of that arc, there was much narration going on rather than dialogue, which resulting in him telling the story rather than showing it. That's like having more stage direction in a play than the character's dialogue. We want to see the characters act, not be told how they are acting.

It wasn't a bad storyline, it just dragged on for far too long, moving away from the main story, and if I weren't so devoted to the characters I would have dropped it. Two of the characters from the beginning didn't even make an appearance... for what, 150 chapters? 200? I've never been so relieved to start a new arc in my manga-reading life.

Once that long and tedious arc was over, however, the story picked back up to its original good pacing and plotting. The art picked up as well. Hopefully, if and when the mangaka starts this again, he will not fall back into a convoluted, unnecessary story and stick to the original heart of the manga.

... Last updated on February 26th, 2013, 12:38am
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Masterpiece up to 26   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blazz
February 16th, 2013, 12:30am
Up to v26 this is the best shounen of all time, and the art is good as it depicts the action properly.
After 26 it falls victim to the "focus on the characters" imperative.
What GoldenKaos wrote describes this manga perfectly, except the manga did go bad.
I don't know how he could not see that everyrthing he praised disappears:
Perfectly balanced nen abilities and plot devices are no more, replaced by more and more idiotic ideas.
"Scientific" explanations and overphilosophising replaces Togashi's own flawless system.

... Last updated on February 16th, 2013, 6:50am
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Nothing special   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by asmageddon
January 3rd, 2013, 5:53am
Just another generic power escalation shounen, full of cliches and devoid of originality.

All of the characters fit into standard shounen tropes, formula and action follow shounen tropes, like in every other shounen friendship, honor and bravery are escalated to values above everything else.
Most of the supporting cast exists only to highlight how awesome, strong and brave Gon is, usually in their thoughts - "His potential is limitless", "In his eyes I could only see unwavering resolve", "He's already stronger than I am", "He progressed this much in just four days...", etc.

Another big fault is that it has no consistency, internal logic, or anything of the sort - characters act on impulse all the time, making everything random, unpredictable and just dumb, they keep overcoming their limitations with their will or resolve, making strengths of anything irrelevant, a dumb kid who barely trains bests people who trained for their whole lives because what? Just because he's the main character so he needs to be strong! Also, he's a kid of a super strong guy so he's also super strong. He's also kind, friendly, trusting, loved by animals, cute, fast learner.... you get the idea.

If it's your first shounen ever then you might like it. You might also like it if you're 11-13 years old. Otherwise I don't recommend reading it since you will only be disappointed. 3/10 is the most I can give it.
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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
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
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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