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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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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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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)

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On 5665 reading lists
On 866 wish lists
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Shag, Marry & Kill 125 days, 10 hours, 2 minutes ago
Hiatus again? 292 days, 16 hours, 51 minutes ago
Old vs New Hunter x Hunter TV series. 298 days, 19 hours, 28 minutes ago
End it or get your effin act together. 437 days, 11 hours, 42 minutes ago
Resuming In June 2014 439 days, 1 hours, 9 minutes ago

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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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Great characters, great stories... just one problem   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Sogno
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
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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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