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Hunter Hunter  
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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. Gon Freecss, a 12-year-old boy with the hope of finding his missing father, sets out on a quest to take the Hunter Exam. Along the way, he meets other applicants for the Hunter exam: Kurapika, Leorio and Killua.
Can Gon pass the rigorous challenges of the Hunter exam and become the best Hunter in the world?
His wild and epic journey is about to begin.


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Associated Names
هنتر x هنتر
Hunter x Hunter

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Status in Country of Origin
33 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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 (1524 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.56 / 10.0
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May 27th 2016, 7:18am PST

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Viz (32 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Shag, Marry & Kill 6 days, 7 hours, 5 minutes ago
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Old vs New Hunter x Hunter TV series. 31 days, 10 hours, 22 minutes ago
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Hunter x Hunter to Return from Hiatus 77 days, 16 hours, 26 minutes ago

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Strong plot continuity   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by pyrolobus
April 13th, 2016, 10:03pm
i have been reading this since 8th grade schooler. This is the best and easiest reference for beginner mangaka. The artwork that is. Now, ten years later, i'm still reading it (because the licensed version in my country just started about three years ago). Good luck Togashi-sensei in 'ruining' your work final story again. That was a joke. i hope he finish every possible plot left with deservable ending (soon.. or later). i rated 9.

... Last updated on April 13th, 2016, 10:07pm
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by siddharth
December 21st, 2015, 10:56pm
There is no point in wasting time on this manga when you can watch 2011 anime version .Anime version is so awesome with one of the best anime music.Manga art is so aweful although it improves later(very very late ) . Only after you have completed anime do read manga chapters that are not made into anime.But even that would be futile because the manga is on permanent hiatus and it will never resume.
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Preaching to the choir but...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by JapanRocks
December 5th, 2015, 8:25pm
Read/Watch it if you haven't already. It's really a great story and deserves all the praise it gets. Even the earlier chapters that are more shounen-like have a shine to them that makes them more interesting than regular shounen.

I'd put off reading it cause of the hiatus and all the jokes about the hiatus but one day I thought "Let's do this!" and went through the whole manga. When I say whole manga, I meant literally sat and read straight through a 300+ chapter manga, even skipped a day of classes, it was that good. So yeah, now that that's done the hiatus isn't really bothering me that much. I had fun for my time invested so no salt here. If you have a similar attitude go for it.
The anime is also really good, I watched it over the summer. Except for one slightly important detail and smaller less important details that they didn't include, it's basically the manga animated. No beating around the bush with fillers.
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by TaoPaiPai
November 3rd, 2015, 6:59am
There are some major problems with this manga
1.TEXT there is so much text that it is like reading spawn or other awful american comics that was inspired by Chris Claremonts constant need to explain and tell everything in text instead of letting the artist do part of the job
2.Gon omg he is so annoying and easygoing up untill his friend "dies" then he turns into a hulk monster that will kill innocent bystanders and basically becomes an asshole to all his friends many characters get whole chapters dedicated to them that are just awful and uninteresting
same with explaning diffrent forms of Qi/chi/magic powers and diffrent stages of these said powers
that are then never mentioned again
4.there are basically 2 characters the readers like and want to read about Hisoka and Killua
and when we finally have more interesting characters like the King and Komugi they have to die by poison
the mangaka even brought back pointless characters like Kurapika and Leorio
thanks mangaka
i dont think there is 1fan of Leorio who wanted him back in this series
please kill him off the moment they set foot on the continent

the art is also basically shit
it started out ok got weird and is basically shit now
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Rating: N/A
by wansmor
September 26th, 2015, 12:44am
Hunter x Hunter was like one of the first anime series that I watched. While I used to enjoy any anime, HxH has held me captivated by both the steady and intense pace, which was accompanied by well composed background music (I'm talking about the old version anime)..

I admit that I didn't read the manga, so I was literary surprised of how bad the art was (around chimera arc), but it gets better afterwards. I can't deny that the idea of the story is strong. The characters are great, their interactions are very natural. The pace is steady, each battle and fight are well told and especially well explored strategically. Plot is nice too, as HxH doesn't rely on good-bad guy concept. It lets the reader decide on that matter.

I can't really recommend to read this considering the bad art (I didn't start from manga as well), I instead recommend you to take the anime. If you have felt love for it and want to know more/ learn it's origin, you can then pick up this series and start to shape your patience to wait for the end of hiatus.
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Damn i drunk the kool-aid too Huh....   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by SSJR2
August 16th, 2015, 5:42pm
Man this is an amazing series. I was one of the later people to the game so i didnt know a lot about this but thanks to the 2011 anime i finally saw what i was missing man this was a great series. I love great action and adventure and especially when a series builds a whole new fantasy world with great abilities that are understandable and this series delivers. It was one of the few series that brought back the great feeling i had when first discovering DBZ or Naruto or Bleach and getting into it (before all the random bull of course). The story is great and refreshing and the mangas art might be bad at times (cause the author gets "sick" a lot) but it is made up for in the anime adaptation This series is a must read or much watch (considering the anime adaptation is way better imo) for any Shonen fan. However its a Huge Double edge sword so prepare for that cause the author will take you on the longest line wait of your life. IF you read any of these other more recent comments you know that this author busts Hiatuses so damn much. He even went in a long ass two year one, come back and did 9 chapters and went back recently.
Im soo pissed at the creator of this series. The whole situation is bull and if he really cant draw the whole thing himself then hire assistants and just draw or write the story board; but no he doesnt want that huh. At this point he has a responsibility to all his fans, editors and other producers that supported him and dedicated so much to his stuff so i just find him to be so fucked up how he treats it all, few ever get to his level and hes wasting it. I can understand him being sick but i feel like hes being stupid and stubborn as hell to not want to at least get help with his series so he can finish what he started and not put his fans through all this hiatus bull. I can promise you once he FINALLY finishes Hunter X Hunter, it will the last series i will EVER read from him. Im done with him and i hope he retires after Hunter x Hunter cause he doesnt deserve his fateful ass fans anymore. Its funny, i originally never watched the first anime or the manga but finally gave the 2011 anime version a chance (when i had nothing to do) and found out i was missing out on an amazing series; however little did i know this would be actually be a huge "double edged sword" on me cause now i have to endure all this crappy waiting like all his fans did and are still enduring. i dont regret watching/ reading HxH at all but but still i cant stand this author now.
And i wont give him another chance after this even though i know hes very talented, i mean very few authors can make one if not two great long running series; and he made two great series with this and Yuyu hakasho. So it does suck that i have to give up on this dude cause of his stubborn bull.

... Last updated on March 20th, 2016, 4:52pm
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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
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: 10.0 / 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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