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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 (265d ago)
v.4 c.30 by jwmad (268d ago)
v.3 c.18-26 (v2) by jwmad (268d 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 #370 increased(+115)
Monthly Pos #508 decreased(-29)
3 Month Pos #453 decreased(-22)
6 Month Pos #428 decreased(-20)

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On 4950 reading lists
On 775 wish lists
On 185 unfinished lists
On 362 custom lists

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Resuming In June 2014 2 days, 0 hours, 35 minutes ago
Old vs New Hunter x Hunter TV series. 42 days, 4 hours, 23 minutes ago
Killua and Gon? 53 days, 8 hours, 0 minutes ago
Hiatus again? 160 days, 9 hours, 9 minutes ago
Manga - Anime Comparison 203 days, 8 hours, 32 minutes ago

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My favourite manga for different reasons   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Celianna
February 23rd, 2010, 9:42am
Hunter x Hunter is my favourite manga because of one reason.

That reason is that the two main characters grow during the entire manga.

I love Gon and Killua (could care less about the whining Kurapica or the annoying Leorio), and these two characters grow exceptionally much during the entire manga that you won't even recognize them anymore if you compare the first volume with the ant arc.

Gon is your typical goody two shoes that is naive, pretty dumb, but very strong and has a lot of talent (Goku/Naruto anyone?). Killua is the opposite; he is a cold blooded assassin (could care less if he killed someone), very manipulative and very smart (and also very talented).

Now these main characters look very stereotypical, and they're nothing special, because these type of characters can be found in any other manga. However, HxH breaks away from the stereotyping and develops the characters into 3 dimensional people. A lot of people hate the Greed Island arc (they go into a virtual game where they can really die and collect cards), but for me it's the best. Not only do I love the whole concept of the game (well thought out Togashi!), it's also where Gon and Killua changed drastically from their original personalities.

In the Greed Island arc we see how Gon changes from a naive, dumb kid, to someone who HAS to prove himself and has to use his strength to get there AT ALL COSTS (aka; he's a maniac), and he can't do it without Killua either. Killua transformed from a cold, manipulative kid, to a best friend that would do ANYTHING for Gon, literally anything. Gon and Killua have grown on each other so much that it changed them for good; the best friends would die for one another and it has changed their personalities.

No longer do we have the goody two shoes and naive child Goku .. *cough* I mean Gon who believes he can be friends with anyone. Now we have a Gon who would kill anyone without a second thought if they would try and hurt his existing friends (especially Killua). He loses his mind when he is in a state like that. It's such a refreshing turn on a stereotypical character like that. In the latest chapters (around 290) you can really see how scary Gon has become; you won't recognize the nice, naive kid anymore.

Killua's wall has broken down and went from a manipulative, could-care-less-about-the-world kid to a heartwarming person who would help out other people, and he will always stand next to Gon and help him out. He doesn't hide the fact that Gon means everything to him, and will always try and protect Gon (I swear these two are gay sometimes). Usually characters like this would never change so drastically like Killua did, which is why it's such a joy to read about both Killua and Gon.

So because these two characters grow so much during the entire manga, HxH has become my favourite because of Killua and Gon's friendship.

HxH can have the best, most thought-out battles in shounen manga, but for me, it's these two characters that count the most. Interesting battles won't make me keep reading, developing characters will. So if you are also interested how characters can change, this is definitely a manga for you.
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Starts off good but...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Ziggy
January 14th, 2010, 3:14pm
This manga starts off interesting. The story is unique and there are a lot of characters. It's a great manga to read if you're bored, at first...

As soon as you get to the Greed Island Arc (maybe around volume 15?), the story starts to DRAG on like there is no end. It seems like it's a filler arc. I kept reading just to see the result and man was I disappointed.

Then next came the Chimera Ant Arc, and it just ruined the manga. It has absolutely no relation to the main story. It's even more dragging than Greed Island! What's worse is that the ART COMPLETELY CHANGES. I'm not sure if the mangaka switched or he had some problems, but the art is ridculous. It's almost to the point where stick figures would be better.

I RECOMMEND, you read this manga ONLY until they enter Greed Island. If you read any further than that, you will be wasting your time and be sadly disappointed. Your outlook on this manga will be ruined if you read any further than that. If you don't believe me, just read the MU forums and see for yourself.

... Last updated on January 14th, 2010, 3:22pm
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hantaahantaa   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Lefance
November 21st, 2009, 6:41am
HxH is currently the best Shounen Jump manga out there. The characters in HxH actually _think_ and don't just do whatever they please, everything is carefully planned and explained and the flow of story is simply mind-blowing eg. the Gen'ei Ryodan arc is one of the best written arcs ever in manga history. Many people say they don't like the current Chimera Ant arc but I like it a lot. Although the King does look like a villain from DB. smile I am so happy that HxH will return in January, even if it was that usual ten chapters.
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Too much info   
Rating: N/A
by elementcharm
November 9th, 2009, 8:56am
Without question this is one of the better mangas out there to read, enough said. Only annoyance is the authors need of over complacating everything. Almost any explanation of something has just too much information. Not that its done and thought out well, but alot of the info isnt nessarcy for the reader to know in such detail. After all its a manga not a novel. Otherwise though good stuff
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You guys are clueless   
Rating: N/A
by ShadowHell
March 20th, 2009, 5:05pm
Alright, regarding the other comments on this page I have my own to add to them. The main character is "undoubtedly" Gon. You did read the manga, right? Okay, just checking. There's so many subliminal meanings that can be deciphered from the ant arc that it's ridiculous. For instance, I'm pretty sure the chimera ant queen was created from a human mishap. This can be compared to the weapons like the atomic bombs, guns, etc that humans have crafted and have taken WAY more than 500,000 lives. Now the corrupt officials are making the hunter association take care of it. I don't like the unfair criticism against the Hunter x Hunter because the mangaka is sick. Due to the fact he's not able to develop the storyline, it becomes stagnant. Therefore, it too easy to create harsh criticism while no development in plot is occuring. Grant it the ant chapter will suck if he doesn't finish it well, but that goes for every manga, too. I believe this is a great chance for Gon's "limitless" potential to come forth or maybe even Ging will arrive to help. It's pretty awesome how the manga started so pure and innocent then turned into the dark reality of what the Hunter x Hunter world is truly like. If you can't grasp this knowledge go read a kiddy comic. --Adios. **GET BETTER SOON YOSHIHIRO TOGASHI
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It used to be good...   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by qiqi92sg
February 1st, 2009, 1:14am
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I agree with robbit in many ways... It was all pretty good till the author suddenly wet crazy and decided gigantic mutant ants were cool and scary. The art got really awful around then too... it looked like it was a rough draft and no where near complete. But I can't really blame the author, cuz apparently that's when her illness started... but if u ask me I'd rather she put it on hold then give us some crap. Up till the ant ark everything was pretty cool, except sometimes it's dubious who's the real main character.
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Amazing   
Rating: N/A
by xxLOVE
January 31st, 2009, 2:50pm
I loooved the manga up until the arc about the monster things...I think it would've been better if the manga went in another direction but...yeah. The "King" looked so alike with one of the villians from Dragon Ball, he even had the tail o_o
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love for yorkshin city   
Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by robbit
December 31st, 2008, 1:52pm
the beginning of hunter x hunter is one of the best beginnings of any shonen manga that i have read. believe me, its like all i do. anyway, the best part was the yorkshin city arc. it had so many cool plot elements. the greed island arc was not quite as cool (i thought the whole trading card thing was kinda confusing) but still retained the plot well. now, where to begin on the chimera ant arc? there could have been so many better ways to continue the plot. i give it an 8.8 rating for: 1 point knockoff for the ants, 0.2 point knockoff for not involving kurapika and hisoka enough and for making gon's jankenpon one of the lamest nen abilities around. and the crappy art from the ant arc onward... but totally worth the read if you are willing to budget the time

... Last updated on December 31st, 2008, 1:58pm
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Incredible 'till a point   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by lemidori
December 5th, 2008, 1:36pm
but I'd recommend you to read only till "chimera ants" well, I know the mangaka was/is sick but, I didn't mind the crappy drawing at all :/ what makes me wonder is how the story was told after the hiatus he just started "narrating" like a illustration book and...well... made me so sad, I loved this series so much... I'm SO desappointed... :/
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I agree...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by stillarium
November 30th, 2008, 8:51pm
... with those who say Hunter x Hunter has become worse and worse since the Chimera Ant Arc. I loved Hunter x Hunter during the introduction of the illusionists, and Greed Island was also still interesting. Now I've got the feeling the mangaka doesn't care anymore and just wants to continue anyhow. I mean, there was this huge hiatus and the period where his drawings were so... crappy... now he's back to work but it doesn't look much better and I'm talking about both his drawings and the storyline. I hope it'll get better eventually =/
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