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Hunter x Hunter

Hunter x Hunter

Alternative Titles

English: Hunter x Hunter
Synonyms: HxH
Japanese: ハンターxハンター

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 62
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 16, 1999 to Mar 31, 2001
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.501 (scored by 61388 users)
Ranked: #1002
Popularity: #258
Members: 115,468
Favorites: 3,744
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Synopsis

A Hunter is one who travels the world doing all sorts of dangerous tasks. From capturing criminals to searching deep within uncharted lands for any lost treasures. Gon is a young boy whose father disappeared long ago, being a Hunter. He believes if he could also follow his father's path, he could one day reunite with him.

After becoming 12, Gon leaves his home and takes on the task of entering the Hunter exam, notorious for its low success rate and high probability of death to become an official Hunter. He befriends the revenge-driven Kurapika, the doctor-to-be Leorio and the rebellious ex-assassin Killua in the exam, with their friendship prevailing throughout the many trials and threats they come upon taking on the dangerous career of a Hunter. Based on the manga by Togashi Yoshihiro.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Zoldyck, Killua
Zoldyck, Killua
Main
Mitsuhashi, Kanako
Japanese
Mitsuhashi, Kanako
Freecss, Gon
Freecss, Gon
Main
Takeuchi, Junko
Japanese
Takeuchi, Junko
Kurapika
Kurapika
Main
Kaida, Yuki
Japanese
Kaida, Yuki
Paladiknight, Leorio
Paladiknight, Leorio
Main
Gouda, Hozumi
Japanese
Gouda, Hozumi

Staff

Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Director
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Yoshida, Shunji
Yoshida, Shunji
Episode Director
Sogo, Masashi
Sogo, Masashi
Script

More episodes Episodes(62/62)

# Episode Title Aired
1 A Boy Setting Out for a Journey × Leaving Behind the Sound of the Wind
Tabi iku Shounen × Kaze no Oto wo Nokoshite  (旅行く少年×風の音を残して)
Oct 16, 1999
2 Encounter × Hesitation × Departure
Deai × Tomadoi × Shukkou  (出会い×とまどい×出航)
Oct 23, 1999
3 Pride × Stormy Water × Duel
Pride × Araumi × Kettou (プライド×荒海×決闘)
Oct 30, 1999
4 Decision × Shortcut × Detour
Sentaku × Chikamichi × Mawari Michi (選択×近道×まわり道)
Nov 6, 1999
5 Lies × Truth? × Kiriko
Uso × Honto? × Kiriko  (ウソ×ホント?×キリコ)
Nov 13, 1999


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SamildanachEmrys
Feb 6, 2008 5:51 PM
First off, for the sake of simplicity I'm going to cover all four series (one TV series and three OVAs) in one review, since they actually form a single continuous story.

Generally I approach shounen titles with care, since many of them strike me as a bit shallow and vacuous. Hunter X Hunter, however, sounded quite interesting. On the strength of one solitary review, I gave it a watch.

I'll begin with a brief summary: Hunter X Hunter revolves around a ten-ish year old boy named Gon who discovers that his permanently absentee father, Ging, is, in fact, one of the most famous and respected Hunters read more
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HydraA
Feb 22, 2009 8:33 AM
Hunter X Hunter is a Shonen adventure series, yes, but there´s actually a lot that differs from your typical shonen-show. In a good way. I´ll explain why gradually through the review, let´s begin.

Story
The story is good, but not really anything mind breaking. It´s about Gon, a 12 year old boy, trying to become a hunter so he can find his father who left him as a child. A hunter is basically a person with a hunters license, and the concept of hunting can be almost anything. As long as you complete the difficult and deadly Hunters exam and get your license you can do whatever read more
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randomguy6
Oct 17, 2010 9:45 PM
Note: This review will encompass the main series and the OVAs since they all flow together. There might be some minor spoilers, depending on what you consider a spoiler.

Most shounen fighting anime are generic and clichéd. They follow the same format in nearly every aspect, using trite ideas that have worked before to gain a large, marketable fan base. As a result, you get a shit load of characters with massive, destructive powers and crazy designs. It’s no surprise really, as these shows are geared towards young teens after all, most of whom don’t necessarily care about unique storylines or concepts as long as read more
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Stormy_77
Jul 10, 2007 11:04 AM
The basic premise of the story is Gon, a young boy living on Whale Island, one day meets an apprentice of his father. This hunter tells him about his long lost father, Ging, and awakens in Gon the desire to become a hunter in order to find his father. Along the way to the Professional Hunter Exams, Gon meets and befriends Killua (from an assassin family), Kurapica (last survivor of a tribe murdered by the Ryodan) and Leorio (who wants to be a doctor).

At 62 episodes long, one might think what on earth could be so interesting about people who hunt things. Well, this is read more
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Opening Theme

#1: "Ohayou" by Keno (eps 1-48)
#2: "Taiyou wa Yoru mo Kagayaku" by Wino (eps 49-62)

Ending Theme

#1: "Kaze no Uta; Song of the Wind" by Minako Honda (eps 1-31)
#2: "E-Jan - Do You Feel Like I Feel" by Masato Nagai (eps 32-50)
#3: "Hotaru" by Masato Nagai (eps 51-62)

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