Hunter x Hunter Pilot

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Japanese: ハンターxハンター


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1998
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.211 (scored by 1022310,223 users)
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Ranked: #28532
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Popularity: #3677
Members: 23,901
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The stand-alone pilot OVA which was shown as part of the "Jump Super Anime Tour" of 1998.

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Aug 30, 2015
karlstein12 (All reviews)
This stand-alone OVA of Hunter x Hunter, which is the prologue of the 1999 television series, offers a little insight into Gon's childhood and why he decides to become a Hunter. This OVA is a slight shift from the starting of the Hunter x Hunter series, where Gon, Kurapika and Leorio are on their way to become successful Hunters. While on their journey to give the Hunter Examination which is notorious for its low ratio success rate, the three characters are attacked by a giant octopus-type monster. This episode shows us the little fight that happens before the great adventure of the trio in the read more
Mar 28, 2018
LeaOotori (All reviews)
I'm gonna say this first off: don't even try to watch this unless you're a big fan of the series, whether it's the 1999 version, the 2011 version, or the manga.

Why? Well, it's more of a 'fan's treasure' if you ask me.

To begin with, the story is the same as the first episode the other two anime (I assume-- at this point, I have only see 2011, though I am planning on watching 1999 soon) but it takes it on in a different way, especially when compared to 2011. The story itself includes more daring escapades compared to 2011, along with more bravery read more
Mar 16, 2019
SupremeLord (All reviews)
So recently I’ve been watching the many versions of what’s often considered Togashi Yoshihiro’s greatest masterpiece: Hunter X Hunter. And so far, I’ve truly been enjoying myself. Without counting the currently ongoing Golden Wind anime, it’s the most fun I’ve had with a Shounen in a long time. So as such, I’ve decided to review each version after I finished watching them (Or in the Manga’s case, whenever it finally ends). So, to start off with let’s start with the second version of the story to ever be released: A pilot episode released in 1998, a whole year before the first anime series started and read more

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