Ranked #104

Hunter x Hunter

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 62
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 16, 1999 to Mar 31, 2001
Premiered: Fall 1999
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Fuji TV
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.491 (scored by 69,804 users)
Ranked: #1042
Popularity: #272
Members: 132,814
Favorites: 4,174
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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
Mitsuhashi, Kanako
Mitsuhashi, Kanako
Freecss, Gon
Freecss, Gon
Takeuchi, Junko
Takeuchi, Junko
Kaida, Yuki
Kaida, Yuki
Paladiknight, Leorio
Paladiknight, Leorio
Gouda, Hozumi
Gouda, Hozumi


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

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

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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Feb 22, 2009
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.

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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Feb 6, 2008
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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Mar 8, 2015
This is my favorite Shonen series of all time. There.
Disclaimer: I did watch the remake to the first arc, when it came out, before I watched this.

"TL;DR" located in the bottom.


The story in its core is a pretty generic one, but thanks to some really good elements, the show gets personality.
The show's about a kid named Gon who grew up on an island isolated from the industrialized world.
One day a very strange customer, not from the island came for the main character's rescue, and his name was Kite.
Gon had walked into a Foxbear's territory and fell. Kite was looking for all throughout the world read more
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Mar 8, 2008
Hunter x Hunter is your typical Shounen, Action, Adventure anime with the usual plot-devices but with a pretty unique concept of “hunting”. This series may not adrenaline filled action sequences but it is still highly enjoyable, with plenty of tension.

HxH start of about skilled individuals trying to become professional hunters for their own individual reasons. The story follows a young boy (Gon Freaks) on his quest to become hunter, in order to find his hunter dad. The beginning is just about candidates undergoing treacherous tasks and challenges, whilst forming bonds during the long hunter exam. Some, including me, may be bored by the lackluster beginning read more
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