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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
N/A

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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AOM
Binktopia
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Latest Release(s)
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c.348 by MangaStream (373d 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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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1438 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.56 / 10.0
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July 2nd 2015, 3:03am 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 #480 decreased(-5)
Monthly Pos #507 decreased(-13)
3 Month Pos #465 decreased(-31)
6 Month Pos #437 decreased(-98)

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On 5646 reading lists
On 864 wish lists
On 203 unfinished lists
On 457 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Shag, Marry & Kill 95 days, 10 hours, 49 minutes ago
Hiatus again? 262 days, 17 hours, 38 minutes ago
Old vs New Hunter x Hunter TV series. 268 days, 20 hours, 15 minutes ago
End it or get your effin act together. 407 days, 12 hours, 29 minutes ago
Resuming In June 2014 409 days, 1 hours, 56 minutes ago

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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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The Chimera Ant Arc was Awesome...who knew?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by greymouser
September 18th, 2011, 5:41pm
The mangaka's hiatuses really gave this awesome arc in the series an undeservedly bad reputation. As this part in the story is about to end, I decided to give this a marathon reread. And you know what, I came to the conclusion that it's the best in the series so far. It has the most mature storyline with tremendous character growth for our two favorite characters Gon and Killua. This arc actually gave Gon a personality aside from being a cuddly, naive, stereotypical shounen protagonist who fights for justice. And let's not forget Killua. Slowly but surely he's maturing into a character who could be Gon's true partner.

I don't want this series to end with the Chimera arc. There is so much more to explore in the world of Hunter X Hunter that I would curse Togashi to hell and back if he ends this series here. This manga deserves to have a lot more years ahead of it.

... Last updated on October 5th, 2011, 9:53pm
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Returning of HXH   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Hallowie
July 5th, 2011, 12:52pm
HXH vol.28 will be sold on this 4th July (Japan), vol. 29 in 4th August and Togashi Sensei's gonna return to the Shounen Jump again in this August! I have been waiting for HXH since last year after chapter 310, so sad. But now every will be alright and I hope it'll be end soon...

(I saw this news in a Japanese website. I hope it's true!)

Fight - Oh! Togashi Sensei!
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Why?!?   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by xdiscoolx
July 3rd, 2011, 7:10pm
Okay at first i thought that this manga was just another shounen cliche: an idiotic male lead with a goal to be the strongest. Yay. but later on, i realized this manga isn't as stupid as i thought it was. There was actually a lot of thinking involved.Strategic fights, character development, good plot line and above all, it made me wanting to keep reading and reading. It was really good. Was. Then it started dragging on. I had to force myself to finish reading, telling myself that it will get better. It didn't, because it can't. Man i hate haituses.
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Dangit.   
Rating: N/A
by xplowsives
January 28th, 2011, 2:12am
man how long is this guy gonna take b4 he finishes this manga series?ive been watching this anime series since i was grade 7.and now when i start reading the manga his goin for a haitus status?wtf..and for those people who compares Hunter X Hunter with naruto, bleach, or even One Piece you havent watch or read this manga this manga is pretty much the combination of all 3 of those top anime's right now. still my favorite character here is Killua Zoldek and Hiskua aka Hizuka.pls pls pls finish this manga already.
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Still the best...   
Rating: N/A
by CowTail
January 12th, 2011, 9:37pm
I've re-read all the hunter x hunter manga within the last year up to its latest releases, just finished all the anime + OVAs, and STILL ache to finish where the OVAs left off by reading it in manga form again.

I understand why people are kind of bothered by the Chimera ant arc. I stopped reading it just when the concept of that arc got introduced because the chapters weren't done yet and it didn't seem like it'd take very well. So when I came back and re-read it all, I discovered that the Chimera ant is actually the best arc in the Hunter X Hunter series yet! Things mature a lot faster for our favorite protagonists.

Don't be afraid to go right to the end of the releases. Sometimes it's better to be both happy and unsatisfied...
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Hunter x Hunter's fame   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by smell the pages
December 30th, 2010, 10:25pm
i really don't care if the series is not completed, i never regret reading hunter x hunter. It is one of the best manga created. I don't think anybody have the ability to make a manga about collecting so interesting as hunter x hunter. People seem cant really appreciate hunter x hunter. Those people who compared hunter x hunter with naruto, dbz, or one piece disgusted me, those cheapo mangas are out of league with hunter x hunter.

Why bother threatening that many fans has dropped this series long time ago.Tell me why it still make million sales on volumes. There are many fans out there who talked big, calling hunter x hunter crap and still secretly reading them from the minute they are released, worshipping togashi.

Just give up, just admit that hunter x hunter is the best. Just admit that hunter x hunter's fame will go on forever.

... Last updated on November 18th, 2011, 7:40pm
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Madly Waiting   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by KrisKelvin
December 15th, 2010, 2:24pm
It was so good and all, until the author took forever to finish his hiatus. I just wanted to say, "I'm sorry, but are you still alive? THEN MOVE YOUR A$$ AND GET IT DONE!" I mean, just what the hell is he doing at home? I'm starting to getting furious right now!
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