Both series have an innovative and entertaining argument. The characters are so real; they are not the typical kick ass character. For that reason, the strategies are the most important at the moment of fight.
Both have 'magic', alchemy and and aura, except with the former the source is external, latter internal. Alchemy is based off medieval historical musings, aura is modern parapsychology, but it also seems derived from Chinese Chi. In contrast, though, FM's antagonists follow the cardinal sins' tropes, which results in predictable behaviour based on past performance, whereas HxH has more unpredictable personalities and antagonists do not necessarily antagonize, although there is a central commonality in the origin of both when it comes to how they came to be. FM is more action-oriented, HxH more psychological.
Both are remakes of two of the greatest shounen anime out there. What makes these two shows stand out from the majority of the shounen genre is that they have well developed characters along with a consistent plot. Also, there are absolutely no fillers in either of them.
Both FMA: Brotherhood and Hunter x Hunter (2011) are series that have great story plots involving many characters. The characters themselves are well developed as each episode progresses. Additionally, there are themes of vengeance, friendship, honor, and pride that are explored many times throughout both series.
The main male protagonist from both series has a cheery attitude but is always willing to help others in need by putting themselves in danger to protect in what they believe in.
There is also a fictional dangerous group in both series who serves as primary antagonists. Among those antagonists are characters who have diverse personalities.
These two series are considered shounens but are presented in a different way that is appealing and holds strong sense of value through its plot development. There is also great humor, catchy scenes/dialogues, and emotional moments that are memorable.  read more
Both are about friendships and brotherhood (duh), are actually are very, very good shonens (some of the best anime overall), and don't have many typical/cliche moments.
Oh and one more things: Characters actually die!
Being both not-just-regular shounen, they're pretty much similar in the way they use the element of suspense, which is marvelous in both of them. Also alike is the use of comedy. They also resemble each other in the way they treat of matters such as values and life itself, and each of their corresponding main characters have a particular personal goal. Oh, and they've both had a previous animation work before they had even ended (Fullmetal Alchemist) or gone far ahead of the script (Hunter x Hunter).
Personally, this are my two favorite shounen.
They're both the most mature and clever shonens out there. It's not all about fighting,and that's why Fma and HxH are completely different from the regular shonens. The character development is amazing. Hunter x Hunter 2011 character's design seems childish,but the plot is dark,serious and full of suspense,just like Fma. They're both remake with no fillers. One more thing: characters actually DIE! without resurrection bulls*it.
Both anime incorporate strategies and tactics into their fight scenes. Characters are similar as they travel and take their journey in order to reach their goals while becoming stronger along the way. Lively, bright, optimistic characters with supernatural powers. Two very brilliant animes that will not disappoint.
Both series are top grade battle shonen that are plot driven, have no fillers and have a great cast of characters to boot! If you are a fan of good storytelling and fights that focus more on brains and less of brawns, then you definitely can't go wrong with HxH 2011 or FMAB.
Hunter x Hunter and FMAB are both very smart series and set themselves apart from most of the Shounen genre. They both share similar principles such as the infamous equivalent exchange and to gain you must give. The fights in both of these series also aren't just about who's the strongest or has the most will power and the one who's smarter and uses the best tactics will usually win.
Two of the greatest shounen anime; both of them are really addictive. Both consist of a unique superpower: alchemy in FMA and nen in HxH. The difference is that HxH's antagonists are more likable than FMA's.
The two shounens to be built in a mature way make the viewer is caught in strong and very beautiful plot, besides the production of the two animes are equivalent, if you're a fan of one, is sure to be another fan :))
Both Anime have well-polished story, action, bunch of emotions, character progression in MCs as well as in side characters. They explain how things work in their "worlds" leaving annoying plot-holes away. If you enjoy action and adventure anime you should watch these!
If you have something, keep it, or someone more tactful will get it from you.
Remakes that will change your point of view from typical relationships (I mean the brother relationship and friendship.) They will open your eyes at the things you have to know at every situation and one more thing, BOTH THEM HAVE PERSISTENT MAIN CHARACTERS that will never give up.
Both have similar qualities, like both are Coming of Age type stories, but both take place in a world that is alive with other characters. Both involve the protagonist having to get a certification allowing them to pursue their MacGuffin, and during/after their acquisition of the certification, they uncover a plot or scheme. It's fairly good.
As these two are both shounen series, they are both exciting and makes the audience engage with its amount of elements hidden. These two series provide character depth and their storytelling are both well-made and helps move the story along.
Both anime tackle similar themes- typically intelligent and dark ones. Both anime as well focus more on battle tactics, rather than just full-out attacking. Both main characters have lost something they want to get back: Edward Elric wants to get his and his brother's bodies back, while Gon wants to find his father, and this makes both protagonists to carry on trying to find what they wish to find. Both anime are remakes, and many characters actually die.
Hunter x Hunter (2011) and Fullmetal Alchemist:Brotherhood may not have many similarities when you first look at the two, but to me I have to say they are incredible and if you've seen one, you must see the other.
Hunter x Hunter (2011) is the story of Gon Freecss trying to find his father, while Fullmetal Alchemist:Brotherhood is the story of Edward Elric trying to find a mythical stone. Both have simple and slightly selfish ordeals for their own benefits, but as the stories progress and the characters grow up the plot advances and both Gon and Edward become the center of an alliance that are fighting against a world threatening entity. (I can not say too much due to spoilers). Gon and Edward are the main characters, as well as their partner, Gon's being Killua and Edward's being his brother Alphonse. This is a partner that never leave's their side. The stories have several other similarities, all that are the subject of spoilers and so will not be mentioned.
The overall enjoyment from these two series was extremely equal, the climax of the series was extremely fun to watch and in both series every character is written beautifully and is given the perfect amount of time to become likable and evolve.
To anyone who has seen Hunter x Hunter (2011), you should definitely consider Fullmetal Alchemist:Brotherhood. To anyone who as seen Fullmetal Alchemist:Brotherhood, I highly recommend Hunter x Hunter (2011).
If you give both the series a shot as I am fully shore you will enjoy which ever you chose to watch respectively.  read more
Both are shounen packed full of suspense, action and emotion. While HxH is longer it had more of a open ending than FMAB, which had a more definitive ending to its story. These animes will make you laugh and cry, and at the end of it all you'll be simply awestruck.
Both anime have great art and music, features two MCs and depict a massive crisis in their own way. One you start watching, you just can't stop!!
Both series are well writen (not like this recommendation), well animated, great songs and great caracters. Probably one of the best shows you can find if you like action with well thought fights and great arcs.
Okat this isn't exactly the same as Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood but really close when it comes to a good story telling. The characters Gon and Killua reminds me of Ed and Al, Gon and Killua also go through many hardships together and they make many sacrifices along the way. Abit longer than Fullmetal but worth it.
Both are outstanding animes in all categories. The art is impressive, just like the storyline. In my opinion, they are a "must watch".
Don't let the lenght fool you, Hunter x Hunter will get you hyped even after you finish it (just like Fullmetal)
Both are not your typical shounen fighting superpowers. Both main characters have some sort of major influence from their father. Both have similar characters, themes, and can overall be an emotional experience.
If you have watched one of this two masterpieces I'll tell you why you have to watch the other:
*Charachters that you won't forget
*Very beautiful animation
In short, both animes have everything that a good anime should have(action, drama, comedy,...)
Well both involve relatively large worlds being discovered by the two main male characters (though HxH's is more colourful imo) and both have a large cast that get developed throughout the course of both shows (though certain characters may not be as developed as much as you'd want them too) and both crescendo in large scale battles that involve most of the cast ending with half (or an entire episode in FmaB case) where they give us a 'where are they now' segment.
FMAB is slightly darker, but both anime share the same adventure style and comedy with a similar sort of style. They both involve a young, male protagonist, and their determination for their individual goals. Lots of interesting/ slightly odd characters and creatures that feature in both.
I consider these two anime masterpieces. Both have great characters, development ( both that of character and story), interesting fights , great music themes, ops and eds. I thought that Fmab and hxh would be the typical shounen, blabla, bright adventure etc: I was fucking wrong, both can be dark at times. The protagonists aren't overpowered. One thing you wouldn't like in hxh though: Unfinished :S
I've seen anime with more similarities between each other, but these two definitely share common traits.
First of all, they can both make you extremely furious regarding all the death happening around, even though most dying characters are supporting characters.
With that said, I would say Hunter x Hunter was better in many ways, especially by concealing its true nature.
The main characters also have this, well, to say, a "childish" goal of either finding or restoring something regarding their own family member. Along with that, both of their fathers are "big shots", and their sons are young, unique talents who inherited those traits from their fathers.
Also, the makers both know how to make the last battle long, showing everything happening with every individual involved. You get pretty tense and even exhausted. Not only that, but in both cases the characters have to plan things out so carefully that you get scared of what'll happen.
Both are worth a watch! read more
Both anime revolve around a protagonist in search for something and going out to an adventure, involving magic, action sequences and darker themes, which become a bigger part of the story in later episodes.
Well i dont know any anime fan who hasnt watch any one the 2 both are incredibly good but hunter x hunter will probably never be completed since the mangaka stop writing but the anime in this case is still awesome and fullmetal alchemist brotherhood is a must watch u never get boring watching it at least i didnt. Enjoy
Well developed and realistic characters, expertly crafted storyline, very focused plot, no filler and minimal fanservice. Where FMA follows two brothers on their quest to reclaim what is lost, HxH focuses on four individuals in their search for what is dear to them. Both series follow the adage: what's learnt on the journey holds more value than that which you search for. This is neatly summarised in HxH's final dialogue: "you should enjoy the little detours to the fullest, because that's where you'll find the things more important than what you want." Both series will rip your heart out and affect you in ways you least expect, guaranteed.  read more
Standing Ovation to both productions! 5 out of 5 stars. 10 out of 10, A+, 100%
Both shows being two of my favorites on MAL, I consider them not just adventure stories, but odysseys. Edward and Alphonse are on an odyssey to recover their bodies, Gon is on an odyssey to meet his father. As I am a proud adoptee, I love that not only are the main characters adopted, but that there are so many older characters who try to take Ed and Al and Gon respectively under their wing as their sons (Mae Hughes and Roy Mustang with the Elrics, Leorio and Kite and Morel with Gon Freecs). Kudos to those characters!
Everyone has already mentioned the similarity between both series' main characters, I completely agree. Al acts as Ed's foil, Killua acts as Gon's foil. I also love the fact that not only did my fav voice actor Keiji Fujiwara voice Leorio and Col Mae Hughes, but those two look so alike with the tall, dangly, be speckled, cool guy look. So cool!
I thought most of the similarities to each show happened during H x H Chimera Ant arc because both arcs are coincidentally similar length (about 65 episodes), both coincidentally share voice actors such as Roy Mustang and Knov, but also these are the most famous arcs in anime repertoire. Both massive arcs explore in their own writing what it means to be human by outlining examples of what it means to not be human. The Chimera ants are humanoid and quite complex, but are not humans (they seemed beyond the humans in power). The Homunculi are also not humans though they blend in so well, and they like Chimera ants look down at humans in power. The climaxes of both arcs comes after waiting 30 episodes and boy do they deliver.
Fights are all cerebral, not just flashy visuals. This trope is probably influenced by Jojo's Bizarre Adventure fighting mechanics. This keeps all the battles psychological, and unpredictable to the audiences. In other words, both series take to heart that Power level alone does not guarantee victory, it is always the most intelligent fighter that wins.
Music is phenomenal and memorable in both series.
Much like how Jojo's or DBZ aged so well as anime and manga that they later inspired or influenced later generations of anime writers (coincidentally, these productions were influenced!), I see that it is only a matter of time for these two shows to age ten or twenty years before they influence the next generation of writers.
To sum up both series in an adjective that gives the shows justice has failed me. I think good adjectives might be magical, inspiring, masterpieces. read more
Primarily it's amazing how both shows slowly get darker and darker, smoothly becomes what it doesn't seem from the cover. Both shows have brilliant character development, it's really really surprising how good it actually is. There are more similarities, but for the sake of your potential upcoming experience with the show...my recommendation will refrain from spoiling.
Both series have a similar stories to tell. Where one puts in a world of alchemy, the other puts you in the world of nun, which has its own rules and restrictions. Both series are well received by the community for good reason, and I highly recommend you check the other out if you haven't yet.
Along with these powers can come a strong darkness. Where is the line drawn as to how far these powers will be used for selfish conducts? Is being the most powerful being what is important?
Both anime are adventurous.
They start off on a similar note as to starting an adventure. It is for the search of something, FMA to a philosopher's stone and HxH to Gon finding his father.
Both have overpowered supporting characters.
Very similar feel to the world, and the aesthetic is mildly similar between the two. A pair of teenagers wander the world in service to an objective that becomes murky over time as they are swept into a grander plot with the fate of the world at stake. They are both spectacular shows as well, as seen in their MAL aggregates.
A young prodigy leaves his hometown in order to achieve his goals. During his trip he meets allies and enemies with unique personalities and habilities and he will struggle to become stronger. The final FMA:B arc is somehow similar to the Chimera Ant arc from HxH. Action scenes where tactics are more important than power, drama and casual comedy in both.
These anime got great animation and what the good of these both anime is the story, the fighting is so good, and the adventure is totally amazing and intense. The Hunter X Hunter is about finding the father of the main character who become a legendary hunter and the Fullmetal is two alchemist seeking for philospher's stone for a certain reason (i will not spoil the anime of course...)
First recommendation so i'm keeping this short.
~Both deal with Main Protagonist having a goal they want to achieve
~Both anime has intense battles along the way
~Both anime's storyline is amazing
Edward wants to get his body back While GON wants to Find his father and become a hunter.
The way the two animes work the series of events and how they explain everything that happens in relation to the powers and they do not keep hiding facts and creating things of nothing like other animes that exist by there ... At last they are also a type of anime that Should be taken seriously that impact scenes should be caused at the correct time and not just the lack of a plot
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Both feature excellent power systems (Nen/Alchemy), enjoyable and somewhat dark plots, excellent character development, and both sides have an incredible sense of adventure. The characters on both sides are excellent. If you want another nerve-wracking adventure series like HxH, FMA: Brotherhood is the go-to anime. Overall, however, HxH is more touching and has better world-building, while FMA: Brotherhood hits a perfectly good storyline in a lesser number of episodes.
When it comes to consistency of episodes, quality of writing, the premise of the characters, and the majority of episodes that relate to the story intself, these two anime are shounen anime when done right.
With the fights being logical as they both have unique power systems, it really shows out compared to some of the more popular shounen anime out there. The characters for both series all have understandable issues, and both series treat their characters right. Overall, these two may not seem that relatable, but when it comes to quality of writing and consistently, these two show a majority of that.
They are both really good TV shows. If I had to pick between Hunter x Hunter and FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood to put in #1 so far on a top 50 list, I would have a really hard time. Definitely check out Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood if you like Hunter x Hunter
The story at the beginning is light then as time goes by the plot is getting serious. Both MC has a title in the community like an Alchemist or a Hunter. Powerful villains and side characters. Fun to watch.
- Both anime embark on a grand adventure
- Main Characters of both are generally comedic, but get serious when necessary
- Both have extremely well animated and meaningful action scenes
- Both have disturbing and tearjerking moments
- Both push the limits of the shounen genre
FmaB and Hxh 2011 both tackle darker themes and subvert shonen tropes. In both shows the characters go on a long journey to find something important and on their way encounter interesting viallins. Also in both shows strategy and comparability is way more important in combat than raw strength.
Both are shounen anime that could be classified as seinen (IMO) because of how deep the story is. Both animes are rare masterpieces from the mediocre sea of anime. A must watch would definitely raise your standards
P.S Before watching both of these anime, I find Naruto "ok". After watching these anime I find Naruto garbage
Both have young male protagonists that have had fathers absent from their lives for a very long time. The main battle system does not just consist of punching people really hard, most of the time. Having both nen and alchemy being some of the best battle systems in the genre.
Out of all the anime I've ever watched, two have always stood out- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, my 2nd favorite, as well as Hunter x Hunter (2011), my all-time favorite. These masterpieces both have an astonishing, unpredictable plot line, extremely well-developed characters, and will both suck you in as well as leave you sad after finishing. (Plus, their soundtracks are pretty dang amazing). If you liked Hunter x Hunter OR Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, I can almost guarantee you'll like the other one- and not just because they're kind of similar.
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is without a doubt one of the greatest shonen of all time. It touches on deep themes just like hxh. In my opinion hxh is the greatest shonen and FMAB and OP are the only others that come close.
These are the written shounen ever seen. HxH is also with a brave main character, Gon, and he tries go find his father. The story gets more darker through episodes and the plot evolves just like the Promised Day Arc. In both animes, the main character and side ones are in the most cases S tier and the story too!
These two are similar because they both have epic fights scenes, great characters and a good plot they both have powers, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood has the power of alchemy and Hunter X Hunter has the nen power,both are great animes!
Both of the shows are 10/10's
The fights is about being smart and using the brain
Both of the shows has some of the most interesting and best powersystems in anime
(Nen and Alchemy)
Fights are in both shows 10/10, the overall storyline and adventure 10/10 in both shows, the only thing lacking is waifus in hxh but dont mention it
Both are some of the Best shounen you could find. I know it's kind of obvious but if you Like one of them chances are that you'll like the other one a lot too.
Complicated and likable characters, lighthearted at some parts but having some dark themes, having no fillers and etc make these Two a lot similar and Great in their own ways!
FMAB and HxH are the best adventure shounens. Both have great villains, nice animation and designs. Roy and Kurapika are probably one of the best supporting characters. Furthermore, they have too good deaths.
At first they may seem like simple series, but as the plot progresses, the plot improves becoming more complex and interesting.
Both feature extremely well defined power systems with rules that never feels like it's ever cheating to give the main character an advantage, the main characters are not the strongest and most powerful.
Both also have really interesting side characters that some people will prefer even over the main characters.
Both have "clever" fights where the fights are not based on how powerful a character is but rather how their power is used.
Personally i'm a huge OP fan since more than a decade and i have to say that it took me a while before actually giving a try to HxH 'cuz i wasn't sure if i would've liked it.. But. Woah against my expectations i really did like it more than i thought! Truth is that after i gave it a try, i couldn't stop watching it.
The more i was seeing it and the more it was giving me the same feeling that OP gives me. They have the same vibe and have the power to let you enjoyed more and more, this way your curiousity level also grows bigger and bigger by each episode. They really share a lot in common:
• first off: well, the genres, as you can see they both are Shonen, Adventure, Action, Superpowers genres.
• both main charas would look the "typical protagonists of a shonen serie" but they actually are able to surprise you, the more you get to know about them and their personalities.
• interesting enough, both protagonists' fathers seems to play a very important role (i would even dare to say "legendary"), plus obviously are very strong and full of mystery
• both stories are about dreams and all that takes to our main charas to realize them. In HxH, obviously, Gon wants to become an hunter; while in OP Luffy wants to become a pirate, but not just a normal one, he wants to become THE pirate King. In addition, their companions of both Gon and Luffy also have an ambition/purpose they want to achieve as well.
• both series face the adventure with a long Journey splitted in many arcs.
• still, both give a huge importance to friendship.
• let's not forget to mention that both of them are quite cured, as of course, like the protagonists, also the other characters in the series are intriguingly developed for the best together with their backgrounds, their actions and personalities.
• last but not least, the presence of the superpowers genre won't disappoint you either because "from big powers come big... battles!", yes, indeed lots of cool battles and the more you find out of the stories and the more you'll get interested by the way to fight! In HxH we have the "Nen" (Aura) and in OP we have the "Haki" (Ambition).. you'll really be amazed by the coolness of the battles!
As you can see a lot of stuff is a common point for those two series.
The only thing left me to say is: I seriously recommend both series, because they both worth it.
If you liked one of them, you'll probably love the another as well.
Because afterall, they both share one last significant thing: greatness. read more
Gon and Luffy have similar personalities.
Characters all have their own fighting style that they work on through the series, as well as their own goals. They both go through several arcs where the protagonist grows little by little. Both are on-going shounens.
Both have a young boy leaving home to explore the world and become the best in it, they both have dreams they would sacrifice their lives for, happy positive outlooks on every situation, a selection of nakama/friends who they would do anything to protect.
Both have comedy, action, fighting, adventure, challenges, friendship and a feel good vibe.
If you're a one piece fan i definitely recommend hunter x hunter, and vice versa.
An ambitious and particularly strong young boy setting on a journey in a vast mysterious world, full of unexplored lands and strange creatures. There he meets friends and face various dangers and enemies in order to fulfill his dream.
I would say that One Piece is more about adventure while HxH is more about battle. Maybe HxH is a bit darker too, and OP funnier, but both are great shows.
Both anime are similar in the themes of adventure, comedy and friendship.
The main characters are also similar in personality, with Luffy being more silly than Gon. There are also lots of interesting side characters and powers presented in both shows.
The adventure,comedy and feelings are all the same. Fighting for the nakama's by putting your life in danger. Its a must watch if you loved One Piece.
Everyone have different powers like in one piece there are devil fruits.
I don't know how to recommend anime's but I'm sure you will love Hunter X Hunter if you loved One Piece.
Gon and Luffy are very similar protagonists. They go on an adventure and make many friends along the way. The feeling of adventure that One Piece conveys is also found very often in Hunter x Hunter. Both shows have a vast world that draws you in and makes you want to learn more about it. Both shows can become much darker than a traditional shonen at some points. If you like One Piece, it's almost certain you will like Hunter x Hunter.
Both series are long running (lots of episodes) series that center around action and fighting. The main characters are very good and the stories are very profound. Both characters have lost their families and are on a quest to become the strongest. They have to struggel and give their all to achieve this, wich is why the series is so amazing to watch as you can see them develop episode after episode.
These are Jump's two greatest ongoing battle shonen. Both have massive worlds filled with numerous unique and like able characters. Both revolve around adventure and a charismatic MC that gains many allies along the way. If you are a fan of shonen (hell, if you are a fan of anime) then you should watch both of these.
Both are shonen anime that each have their fair share of adventures and fights. Both series have hyper, dumb, and funny main characters that are very interesting. The art in both series is also done very well.
While One Piece starts a lot slower than HxH (I'd recommend picking up at the Water 7 arc if you're impatient), and while its overall world and magic system is a lot more crazier and cartoony, it's definitely got the same sort of landmark effect on the heart, with tons of emotional moments, epic fights, characters that stay with you, and arcs that only get better and better as you go on.
Both main characters (Luffy and Gon) are looking for something in particular and it is said at the beginning of the series.
Side characters have somewhat similar goals. This can be seen mostly with Leori and Nami since they both want money.
-Both shows (in my opinion) start off decent and get better and better to the point of awesomeness.
-The concept of nen and haki are similar, plus both are introduced later on in the series.
-They are your typical shounen anime where the protagonist protect his friends and get stronger. Both have superpowers(main characters are very strong and op, altho luffy is more op then gon)
-characters aren't that similar but the relationships between characters are
- Both have the friendship theme, though it's more present in one piece
-both are currrently airing and prob won't end anytime soon
The best Battle Shounen already created. The best seller!
Absolutely no one overcomes this One Piece.
What enchants me most in this anime is a story that is exciting making you reach the point of tears.
Its plot is perfect, everything connects, making their fans create several theories about the story.
His universe is infinite, thus making it all happen or anything appear following its own logic.
His pace is slow and it is one of the causes of many episodes, but worth every minute spent with this masterpiece.
Another strong point is the comedy that will surely make you a good laugh.
the main characters so much alike....luffy and gon they both are innocent and well their personality is extremely alike....they both are in a hunt while gon is looking for his dad,luffy is looking for the treasure,and there are awesome adventures...while luffy has a crew with their own goals in one piece,gon's friends also have their own seprate goals but somehow they get along...
Gon, the main character, has some very strong similarities to Luffy when Luffy gets serious and the variety of powers and abilites of characters in this anime is similar to One Piece's devil fruit power variety. There are some AWESOME fights in this anime just like in One Piece and you will feel connected and cheer for the characters just like you do for the Straw Hat crew. Hunter x Hunter 2011 and One Piece are my two favorite anime. Please this anime is a great use of your time; it wont disappoint.
After watching the masterpiece one piece the only other thing that gave me the same feel was no other than hunter x hunter. In both of the anime the protagonist is a reckless guy who goes out on a journey to gain something that they want. During the adventure both of the protagonists meet many different kinds of people and go through different experiences and learn from that. Both of the series are extremely enjoyable and are worth watching.
Originating in shonen jump, and serialized practically a year apart, both mangas have been adapted into successful long running animes that have an excellent cast of characters, world building, and fantastic adventures.
They both still have plenty of stories to tell in an ever expanding universe, while still keeping pretty consistent rules previously established, power levels, foreshadowing, never forgetting characters, and building off of the huge casts to create more amazing arcs. Most of the time, both shows are character driven.
While both are shonen, both are so tonally different, yet they go in hand in hand with the way they blur the two sides of good and evil - Hunters being hunters, seeking out everything the world has to offer, and pirates, going against all odds to find what it truly means to be free. One Piece and Hunter x Hunter (2011) both are written differently, but in a way still have a lot in common.
I guess the closest thing I can compare them to are Peanut & Butter haha. Anyways, give both of these stories a watch and even if they may not hook you quickly, stick with it and it'll be worth the wait. Don't skip arcs because a lot of tiny details said maybe even 50 or 100s of episodes ago usually turn up 200x more important in the long run. read more
Both anime create a huge world with many fantastic aspects from wild creatures/people to unusual places. Hunter x Hunter is shorter but has higher quality episodes whereas One Piece spreads itself over God knows how many more episodes but does not loose in telling a great adventure story. Both give you different emotions (joy, sadness, thrill, hope) overtime as you become part of the main crew. One Piece might be harder to start due to the number of episodes but every arc is worth it in the end.
Enjoy Watching! :D
If you are watching one piece you will really like hunter x hunter also. Both anime have incredible good characters voices and both have badazz old man that will make you cry of badass-ness xDD
NETERO WHITEBEARD etc
They are both about adventure and the main character is young boy who's a simpleton. The second main character is the cool one who's not afraid to kill. Also the main character ,Gon, shares a lot of similarities to Goku and there's a ton of DBZ references in Hunter x Hunter.
The Best part about Hunter x Hunter and the reason as to why i like it more than One Piece is that people die in HxH.
Similar adventure style with lots of action, and mainly features around the protagonist (Gon in HXH and Luffy and his crew in One Piece). Like how Gon's goal was to become a Hunter etc, Luffy's goal is to become the pirate king, so they both have that similar sort of drive as characters.
Both anime are shounen with super powers, fight scenes, friends and adventure.
Both have funny and sad scenes.
Both have a carefree and a little bit stupid protagonists.
Both have badass characters and epic moments.
Both really great animes that I love, if you like One Piece, you should definitely watch Hunter X Hunter. If you like Shounen, this is the way to go. Luffy and Gon have adventures and fun while still striving towards their goal- Pirate King and the best Hunter. Although they may seem to be fooling around, when push comes to shove they are great friends you'd definitely want watching your back. Both anime have great side characters and plots. I would totally watch Hunter X Hunter!
Lighthearted anime with exciting fighting arc's (beware of filler episodes - HxH has less fillers).
Innocent and ambigious main character with badass friends, interesting side characters and a lot of plot twists.
In search for something very important to them.
Friendship is the key.
(Adventure, Action, Fantasy, Superpower, Shounen).
Hunter x Hunter is an amazing shonen anime about a boy named Gon who leaves his home to take on one of the toughest jobs in the world, being a hunter. No, he's not hunting deer or rabbits, he's looking for his dad, whom he hasn't seen since he was a baby. On the way, he meets Leorio, Kurapika, and Killua, who help him on his journey.
I've loved this show ever since I discovered it in 2014. It's got great animation, compelling characters, and great story arcs. If you like the first Hunter Exam arc, you'll probably like the rest.
While this is super long running, it has the same adventure vibes as HxH. Although instead of hunters, the focus is on pirates. overall, if you're into long running adventures and love to binge watch, you'll be able to get caught up with One Piece in a cinch
The feeling of adventure are both prevalent in One Piece and Hunter x Hunter (2011). Both are based on manga published in Weekly Shōnen Jump, and are both long anime. Luffy and Gon have similar personalities. However, One Piece is more comedic than Hunter x Hunter (2011), which is more serious. Both are also some of the best long running battle shōnen anime out there, and fans of one are sure to like the other.
One piece is like the light hearted version of hunter x hunter and is highly similar to the series in terms of plot. If you enjoyed one piece and are looking for a heavier adventure hxh is for you. While if you liked hxh and are looking for a more carefree adventure the one piece is for you.
Both are top notch shounen anime.
Usually we can see that whatever the genre of an anime is there is a bit romance in the story line. But Hunter X Hunter and One piece are anime where there is no specifically romance and both of the mc are adventure lovers. They work and struggle towards their goals.
Like Luffy is a boy who wants to be a pirate king and Gon is a boy who wants to be a great hunter to know why his dad abandoned him for being a hunter. That's all. Both of the anime is quite good.
- Large, open world: plenty of worldbuilding in each story
- Adventure-based plot line
- Wide Character Cast
- Fighting isn't always just brawling: it's also about being shrewd, intelligent, calculating and deceptive
- Dangerous and unique supernatural abilities
- The protagonist seems naive, but has an air of mystery about them that foreshadows something about their true side
The emotions in both anime hit close to the heart in a way I have yet to see in other battle shonen to the degree of talent that they are down in either of these two animes.
The depth of worldbuilding in One Piece is a step above the greatness that exists in Hunter x Hunter, so there's a bonus in that regard.
If you enjoyed the sense of family that exists in HxH between characters like Gon, Killua, Kurapika, and all the other loveable characters, you get that same attachment with fellow Straw Hat recruits and even what appears as minor side characters at first still manage to get you caring about them.
The action in HxH is great and honestly hard to beat, but that's not to say One Piece doesn't have its fair share of action, while not on par with HxH, they are still a treat to watch and have gotten better as the anime progressed.
Both contents are based on the aim of the main characters.
One of them wants to see his father and other one wants to be Pirate King and both characters have strong determination to reach their aim. I'm sure that all spectators will admire their both determination. Also main characters are good-hearted, cheerful and childish for each animes. Moreover, side characters also well thought and varied for both of them. Some pieces of their lives of the side characters are being shared in both animes, with this way you might connect to the frames of mind of the almost all characters with pleasure.The only bad thing of Hunter X Hunter which is release date. New episodes are being added slow. read more
It's also shonen, although this is longer and has way too much episodes. This will keep you up at night. The fights are really good, and if you like shonen genre then this might be the one for you too just like hunter x hunter.
instantly made this connection when I started watching one piece.
-mc have similar personalities
-genres are similar
- the world building in both is really good
if you like one, you'll probably like the other
- Fight scenes that are very enjoyable
- Comedic plot and situations where you can't help but give a laugh
- Art style is unique and differs from other animes
- Lots of side stories which are very interesting
- Both are very very long series
One Piece has always been great when it comes to a good challenge—especially a good fight! Another show that certainly has this element is Hunter x Hunter. To be a hunter is a huge privilege and you need to take the Hunter Exam in order to pass. The only catch? There's an extremely low success rate and it's pretty dangerous. Gon Freecss is out to become a Hunter so he can find his missing father.
HxH: Este anime nunca en su vida a visto un zzz, lleva todo lo que uno puede desear en un gran anime, lamentablemente esta incompleto.
One piece: evidentemente a visto zzz pero por el hecho de que es largo, aún así tragarse esos casi 1000 capítulos vale la pena.
I Enjoyed HxH alot because of its unique power system and its complexity and i think its similar to one piece in this aspect as both one piece and HxH have Amazing charecters and charecter development, Insane storyline, very cool villians And they in my opinion are the most unique out of all the anime i have watched.
Both HxH and One Piece are 10/10 and im yet to change my opinion and dont think i ever will have to
These two anime are extremely similar, as one would expect since the source material for both anime come from the same mangaka. The two anime have similar themes, characters, and similar, overall atmospheres.
Both have similar characters, both have very similar story arcs and plot twists. It's like prototype of HxH.
Yu Yu Hakusho looks much more blunt and simple than HxH in many ways, though because of it's legacy you have to give much credit to it.
An epic adventure with four great characters and unique powers, that leads to amazing characters development and show how they are getting stronger.
Also in the and the lead characters are meeting there father, that it was one of their main goals.
The villains in the story are great and got alot of similarities.
These are both based on manga by the same creator. They share similar art styles, both have amazing stories, characters, character designs, humour, animation & world building. They are both also considered classics.
Yu Yu Hakusho and Hunter x Hunter were both written by Yoshihiro Togashi. The shows have a similar style in the way that the arcs move and the story goes. Many of the characters in Hunter x Hunter are also somewhat parallels to the characters in Yu Yu Hakusho. For example, Killura is very similar to Hiei and Kirapika is a lot like Kurama. They are both great series and any anime fan should check out Yu Yu Hakusho.
These series are similar on:
- Same Original Creator: both animes have the same essence of him. It seems silly, but isn't easy.
- Characters: there is, in fact, a group of four main characters in both animes which also they have super powers.
- Story: the characters for some reason begin an adventure which it holds challenges and dangers they must confront.
Both series are written by the same author.
They both have intriguing villains, well-written and interesting characters, and great world building and action.
Yuyu Hakusho noteably has more female characters in main roles than HxH, and also a lot more classic shonen brawls and tournaments. Meanwhile Hunter x Hunter is set in an entirely different world, eventually has a darker storyline, and subverts your expectations more.
If you enjoyed one, you will most likely enjoy the other!
Their manga both come from the same author and both feature a great cast of characters. The battles get your heart pounding. The music is great and the stories are the kind of anime comfort food that you can just sit and marathon for days. Both are series that set the benchmarks high for all anime to aspire to.
I'm sure this is a common recommendation, due to the fact that both anime are based on material from the same mangaka, but I really want to emphasize how much fans of Yu Yu Hakusho should check Hunter X Hunter out.
If you, like me, grew up with YYH (or just really enjoy the series) but are unfamiliar with HxH, there are many reasons why it might be the anime for you. First of all, as I said, both series were created by the same original author, Yoshiro Togashi. And it isn't hard to tell, there are similar characters (both in design and the way they are written), and often the tone and storytelling feel similar too. You could even check out the 1999 HxH adaptation, which feels even more similar to YYH due to being animated closer to that time... though I recommend watching the 2011 version more, for reasons I'll get into in a bit.
This isn't just "another anime like YYH by the same creator", though. Being the second go around with the shounen genre after finishing the beloved YYH, Togashi continued to grow and improve as a writer and I have to say that HxH is superior to YYH... and it's not even as close as you might think. There seems to be a reason for this: when nearing the later parts of YYH, apparently Togashi had ideas for where he wanted to take the story that were shut down by those publishing his series- they wanted to stick to more a more formulaic and "safe" structure due to the popularity of the series. Togashi felt like his vision was being compromised, which very sadly seemed to lead to him giving up on YYH.
However, that is why he created another series, one where he could start fresh and go in the directions he wanted to go. And yes, on paper some of the decisions he would ultimately come to make with HxH may have seemed pretty risky on paper. But Togashi is, and I say this without hyperbole, a genius and an absolute master storyteller, and some of the things he does within the shounen genre are unreal.
Though it may start a little slow for the first few episodes, HxH quickly picks up steam and honestly just continues to get better and better throughout its run. Seriously, some of the greatest moments of the series come close to the end. Like YYH, the characters are fascinating and compelling, but in HxH there is even more depth and development given to them. There are similar concepts, abilities, and fights as well, but again it seems like HxH only improves on these elements... and it also helps that HxH is far more surprising and unpredictable. Oh, and it can get pretty damn emotional as well.
There are plenty of reviews out there for HxH that go on and on about the things this show does right. It's certainly worth looking into, and I can almost guarantee that if you love YYH than you will love HxH... maybe more so. I think both versions (the 1999 and the 2011) are worth checking out, though as I said earlier I would prioritize the 2011 version. Though there are a few things that set the older one apart and make it worth watching (it even does a thing or two better than the newer one), I think overall the 2011 has more strengths; the biggest one being that the '99 version ends quite a ways earlier than the '11 anime does, and while technically neither of them have the actual END (the manga is still ongoing), the 2011 anime comes to a natural stopping point that makes the viewing experience feel complete. I actually really like the ending for the '11 anime, it doesn't tie up every tiny detail into a neat bow but it does give a great sense of closure while letting the world it creates still feel alive and lived in.
That's all, just wanted to put this out there for all the old YYH fans that have still somehow missed out on HxH, and hopefully guide at least a couple people to one of the best anime series out there. read more
These two shows have the same creator, so if you liked one, you will most likely like the other. Also, these shows have very similar characters, the main four in both having almost parallel personalities. Both have well developed stories and excellent action scenes.
Both series belong to Yoshihiro Togashi and presents the same kind of humor. Besides the physical similarities among some characters (including a Kuabara’s doppelganger), good observers will have a lot of fun by looking for Yu Yu Hakusho’s Easter Eggs on Hunter x Hunter.
Both shows have a cast full of amazing and memorable heroes. Both first arcs feel kind of similar, but splits off after that. Both main characters start with little experience, and grow from learning from friends and future events. Packed with great fights and character development.
Both have tests the characters have to overcome in Yu Yu Hakusho's case it's the Dark Tournament and in Hunter x Hunter's case it's the Hunter Exam. Both are action shounen. Both are written by Yoshihiro Togashi. Both have amazing fights.
both created by the same guy similar in tone and atmosphere different in genre Yu Yu Hakusho is more of a Fighting series and Hunter X Hunter is more of a adventure series and the main characters in both series are parallels to each other both shows are great in their own way i prefer Yu Yu Hakusho a little more
Yu Yu Hakusho is like a template for Hunter x Hunter to build upon (at least character wise)
Gon = Yusuke
Kurapika = Kurama
Leorio = Kuwabara
Killua = Hiei
I always like to say that Hunter x Hunter is like Yu Yu Hakusho 2.0 as it takes many elements from that series but builds upon them in multiple ways. Both are fun to watch and it's nice to see Togashi's original series.
>Both start off with a more light-hearted tone (although HxH is lighter overall) and get darker as the series progress;
>Both hit hard in the chemistry between the main cast of characters and how impactful the supporting characters are (the depth of the antagonists is a huge highlight);
>Yuu Yuu Hakusho is what made Hunter x Hunter possible, by showing a "prototype" of Nen - spirit/demon energy - and a cast of characters that inspired Togashi to create each and every HxH character (in short, many powers are smiliar).
>Worth mentioning that Yuu Yuu is also much more fighting-based - with its legendary Dark Tournament arc - while Hunter x Hunter does present much shorter and fewer fights and focuses more on the relationship of the main characters (especially Gon and Killua). read more
-Extremely similar group of main characters
-Similar way of building power (Spiritual power + Nen/Aura)
-A lot of similar arcs and plot points
It almost feels like Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho was the prototype for Hunter x Hunter. If you liked Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho you will definitely love Hunter x Hunter!
well first of all both where created by the same author
and second both have 4 main characters similiar to each other Yusuke and Gon both are quite stubborn and like fighting also they want to protect those dear to them Hiei and Killua both have a tragic childhood and their personality is quite similiar at the beggining they didn't trust anyone but then later they both started to open up to their friends and become kinder also they both can easily kill their enemies since both are assassins then kurama and kurapika both have a girlish appeareance they are often mistaken as girls both are the most clever of the 4 mains and both are the most calculating and then we have kuwabara and leorio both are the the weakest of their groups but still very useful on their own they care very much for their friends and would do anything for them they also serve as the comic relief sometimes both anime have great villians and amazing fighting scenes and some funny moments  read more
Both of these anime masterpieces are adapted from manga by the same creator. They both center around four main characters that have unique powers, personalities, and backstories. They go on an epic adventure and get stronger along the way. They fight using both strength and wit. They're both perfect shounen that you won't want to stop watching once you get into them.
-Both series are written and drew by the same author
-One is about demons the other one is about hunters
-Both series have amazing story arcs such as dark tournament and chapter black arc from Yuu Yuu Hakusho and york new city and chimera arc from hunter x hunter
-Both series have amazing fight and action scenes
-Both series have amazing characters and villains who have awesome personalities
If you like this one you will like the other one also
Both are made by the same authors. Yu Yu Hakusho is really good but it still has inconsistencies because Togashi was just in his first steps (I think). Hunter x Hunter was when Togashi stepped up his game. If you like Yu Yu Hakusho, then you might like Hunter x Hunter more.
Both Hunter x Hunter and Yu Yu Hakusho were originally created by the same guy, so both series feature many similarities. Most noticeably the four main characters in YYH are extremely similar to the four main characters in HXH.
Well... They both have MCs that wear green and learn develop their powers along with their character. The premise is very similar: A group of four boys fight evil with their Superpowers. You could even say the characters are the same; Gon=Yuusuke, Killua=Hiei, Kurapika=Kurama, and Leorio=Kuwabara. Not to mention they were created by the same mangaka, Yoshihiro Togashi. They are mostly the same except the power system and YYH being based off the real world, while HxH being based on a fictional one.
The plot lines of HxH and YYH are very similar.
The first arc in HxH has the hunter exam where the main characters learn to use their power and get stronger slowly. In the first arc of YYH we get to know the characters and they go through tests and missions together.
In both cases the second arc is a tournament arc. In YYH is the Dark Tournament and in HxH is the Heavens arena.
The last arc of both is an election arc. In HxH, elections are held in order to elect the new Hunter Chairman. In YYH they choose a new king for the demon world.
Both were written by the same person. The main characters in both are very similar. I personally prefer YYH because I think the plot and the characters there are better and have with more depth but I also recommend HxH.
This classic anime explores themes similar to Hunter x Hunter and the characters can be seen as precursors to the characters in Hunter x Hunter. If you love Hunter x Hunter, it's very difficult to imagine that you wouldn't like Yu Yu Hakusho.
I mean they were wrote by the same author same character ideas Only that hunter x hunter stands out As something Thats just incredible its just a show that you wish you forgot all about only to watch it again Tbh the 5th arc pacing was kinda slow but other than that still amazing show check it out if you have time its so frikkin good And i dont like normie anime that much but i still loved this
Both are outstanding shonen with lots of similarities to one another, as you'd expect from Mr. Togashi himself, the creator of both series.
First off, many ideas presented in Yu Yu Hakusho such as themes, settings, narrative, etc. were later incorporated and polished in Hunter x Hunter, serving as groundworks for most of the series.
Further, the characters of both series, main characters and villains alike, are indeed similar to each other in terms of their personalities, goals, motivations, and values. This, in my opinion, has the most similarities the two series share.
Similarities aside, Yu Yu Hakusho tends to be rather straightforward and simple, dressed in a typical shonen fashion, while Hunter x Hunter tends to be more complex and detailed.
All in all, I find both of the series captivating in their own ways while sharing lots of similarities altogether. If you love Yu Yu Hakusho, then you'd definitely check out Hunter x Hunter.  read more
Yuu Yuu Hakusho was the series created by Yoshihiro Togashi before his best-known masterpiece, Hunter x Hunter. Both shows contain 4 male main characters who each resemble one of the other. The stories, animation, creativity & quality characters are great in both. I gave both series 10 ratings on this site.
this show and hunter hunter are made by the same guy they are my top two favorite anime of all time. i recommend you watch this in English the voices are superb. the show revolves around yusuke who is a middle school delinquent who thru a series of events tasked with becoming the spirit detective someone who works with the spirit world to make sure nothing otherworldly invades the land of the living
Both have similar characters and plot, and the atmosphere is the same as well. To be expected because the story is by the same mangaka. Anyway if you have watched one and haven't watched the other I highly recommend it.
Although the personalities of the main four characters are wildly different, you can still feel Togashi's writing in each character through both shows. They both include a charmingly goofy quadruple team, with unbelievable power on their hands! They also both have the same adorable art style in each show.
It is made by the same author. Similar style. Overall they have that same feeling and vibe to them. Yuu Yuu Hakusho is much more mature but if you have not watched it yet it is one of the best anime out there.
Both are Shounen created by Togashi yoshihiro.
consented to: trainings, tournaments, assessment of power and conceptions. It's common when characters struggle to surpass their strength and have to face a bigger challenge than their previous rank and both carry great antagonists with very understandable and palpable ambitions.
Both animes have a soundtrack that is very expressive but unfortunately very repeated.
Not to mention the overwhelming similarity of the central quartet.
With proposals for very interesting and ambiguous worlds of beings.
And battles with a lot of emotion.
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Both of the series are created by the same mangaka, i.e., Yoshihiro Togashi. Many characters are similar and some parallels are seen at certain episodes. They both start light and fun, eventually become dark and tragic. They are both smartly written and are unpredictable at times. Both seem to use the same basic formulae of a typical shounen but are very unique in their own way which is why they stand out from most anime.
Both are made by the same mangaka (Yoshihiro Togashi).
It contains similiar characters, ensemble cast, similar power system, similar themes, etc.
But the most important is it gives almost same vibe as HxH.
Both series are long running (lots of episodes) series that center around action and fighting. The main characters are very good and the stories are very profound. The powers of the different characters will surprise you every time you get to see a new one. The main characters power never seem repetative and you will always want to see the next episode right away due the high level of suspense throughout the series.
A lot of the time when one is explaining a popular shonen servers, one hears the word "generic" but when explaining these two anime, the word to use is "exciting". HxH and Naruto are about young boys who start their journey to complete a goal of becoming something: Naruto wants to be Hokage and Gon wants to become a great Hunter. Both anime have many different characters which are unique and memorable. Both have many arcs that tie into a meta narrative. If you are looking for a fun action/adventure anime, then these two are a good choice.
both animes take place in alternative worlds filled with adventure and thrill. hunter x hunter (2011 version) is a great anime however if you like naruto only for their battles you may want to reconsider because hunter x hunter tend to focus more on the adventurous and thrill aspect of the story instead of the action of the battles (there is a great deal of fighting in it don't get me wrong! just not as much as naruto)
I'm not very good with words, but the Chunin Exams were very similar to the Hunter Exam. Also, Gon acts similar to Naruto, and if Kurapika and Killua were one person they would be a lot like Sasuke. They have their differences, but Naruto may have been inspired by Hunter x Hunter in ways.
Both shows are action,shounen series. Naruto at the beginning(19 episode) starts with the chunnin exam whereas hunter x hunter has the Hunter exam. The fighting system of both anime are similar, naruto is based on chakra and hunter x hunter is based on "Nen" which is aura. One of the protagonists in naruto(sasuke) has similar story to one of the hunter x hunter (kurapica). I don't want to imply anything but the manga of hunter x hunter came in 1999 so make your own assumptions.
They've got a similar feeling to them, especially if you're comparing Pre-Shippuden Naruto to Hunter X Hunter. Both are good series about a young boy growing into a bad ass and it's clear that a lot of different parts of Naruto were inspired by HxH.
Both of these anime have similar story arc progression with a lasting quality that makes you involved with the characters. Each anime has it's own originality that I enjoyed since I didn't know what to expect next. Both of these are funny and left me smiling on more than one occasion although there are punctuations of very serious character and plot development that made me want more. Over all very good shows and you shouldn't hesitate to watch them for a full length experience.
-Young boy on a journey
-Themes very similar
-Dense and happy main character
-Main character/ no parents (well...with him...)
-Main character both have spikey hair?! XD
Both are based on manga that were created around the same period and published by Shounen Jump. Both have a main protagonist who has no parents and never surrenders. They follow the main protagonist as he makes several friends, from which, one who comes from a notorious family and one who seeks vengeance for the murder of his clan. The first part of the anime follow these protagonist as they take a certain exam (Chuunin exams / Hunter exams). They also have similar villains: a shady criminal organization, and a pale man who takes an interest in the main characters and switches factions often.
Both series starts off with a early exam in Hunter x Hunter's case it's Hunter exam and in Naruto's case it's chunin exam. Both are anime's with much fight's but there's also a huge difference between the fighting styles Hunter x Hunter's fights focuses more on tactics than Naruto's fights which is usually just a normal fight. Both are long running action shounen. Both episodes have over 100 episodes. If you have not watched either of these series then you should start with Hunter x Hunter because in my opinion Hunter x Hunter is a much better anime.
-Both MCs have a goal in which they have to take some sort of test (Hunter Exam/Chunin Exam)
-Both have diverse types of characters
-Both have excellent fighting/action scenes
-Both have an organized crime group (Phantom Troupe/Akatsuki)
-Both are shounen
If you like shounen with cool action scenes, you'll like both.
-Both feature young children as the main characters
-Both have a tryhard protagonist
-Both have virtually limitless 'power' possibilities (Nen and Ninjutsu) that fall into 5 or 6 classes
-Both have lots of character development
Gon and Naruto are both very happy characters, believing in their friends and such, and their best friend is the darker type. Both story-lines can become quite serious and emotional, and the chakra part is similar too. If you like an optimistic main character both are perfect (as is One Piece).
Two long-running shonen series with incredibly uplifting, irreverent protagonists, a big broad world where you have to pass an exam to be recognized as a worthy practitioner of martial arts, and anime magic in the form of chakra/Nen.
Very similar type of series.
Follows a very similar story structure and gives off the same type vibes and feel. Naruto is heavily inspired by Hunter X Hunter and the authors of the two are close ad admire each other.
Masashi Kishimoto openly admits he was heavily influenced by Hunter x Hunter in creating Naruto
Both anime have characters with abilities (Nen/Chakra) .
Both main characters want to become very strong and have a goal they are trying to reach
Both anime have humor, lots of action, concentrated on friendship and scenes that touch people emotionally
Who likes shounen animes will love both. Hunter X hunter and Naruto are long stories about children and teenagers trying to improve their powers to became true heroes in their worlds. The friendship is the main theme of these stories.
There is both main character progress with his friends. the journey is the part you enjoy than the ending mission. there are both great characters ( there is no person as cool as Killua, tho). There are both great enemies: if you are someone who respects Meruem, then you might find a rival like that in Naruto, too.
The protagonists of this anime are really similar, and their goals have some similarities as well. They are of the genre shounen, and employ quite the classic "protagonism". The two animes are very extensive, containing more than 100 episodes.
Fans of Naruto will LOVE hunter x hunter. For one, the author of naruto was inspired by hunter x hunter and you can see many similarities as you watch the series, for example the chuunin exams closely resemble the hunter examination from hxh, akatsuki is loosely based from the phantom troupe and so on. A must watch.
The creator of Naruto, Masashi Kishimoto, was inspired by Hunter x Hunter to make his beloved franchise. So there are a LOT of similarities. The Scarlet Eyes and Sharingan(both significant to the story); Gon and Naruto(although they are pretty different overall) share the attribute of determination and have a deep fascination for their father; Kurapika is similar to Sasuke(or maybe I’m just reading too much into the eye thing). Akatsuki is like the Phantom Troupe, there are those villains like Hisoka and Orochimaru that make you question their and your sexuality. There are Chunin Exams in Naruto and there is the Hunter Exam in HxH. Both anime have a great OST, great openings/endings, great art and great action. The main thing is: they’re both amazing anime. Check ‘em out. read more
They are both from the Shounen genre which mean you get your typical young male character with insane powers or untapped limitless potential. The main characters from both anime have similar ages and though the plot might differ, there are a lot of similarities like how exams must be taken in order to reach a higher rank in both anime and the assignment of individual missions according to rank.
There are a lot more similarities not hinted here but watching Hunter x Hunter is definitely worth it especially if you are looking for the same thrill you got if you've watched Naruto.
I personally loved the Hunter x Hunter due to the diversity of it's setting. There are a lot of places in the Hunter x Hunter universe that not even the Hunters themselves can enter without repercussions. This leaves room for unknown threats and enemies, encouraging intense battles and major character growth which further increases the appeal of the anime.
If you've watched Naruto then there's no need for me to explain anything as even the first 5 episodes of Naruto will show you how intense it is. Though the animation might seem subpar by today's standards, which is no surprise because the anime came out way back in 2003, it is definitely worth the watch due to it's incredible character developments and their individual backstories which are actually relatable. read more
They are both popular shonen everybody has to see. There are a lot of cool fights and the protagonists (yes plural) are really interesting. The anime gets darker and more serious from episode 20 (or sth) on, but starts really light hearted. All the antagonists are good and some of them are even my favorite of all time. Overall I think if you liked naruto and the whole fighting and training aspect of it you will most likely also enjoy hunter x hunter. The power system of HxH is considered one of the best in shonen and is also kind of similar to chakra.
Both are adventure anime with similar themes explored throughout. Both have an exam arc, and characters such as Hisoka/Orochimaru and Kurapika/Sasuke are very similar. Hunter x Hunter is my personal favorite anime, and if you really enjoy Naruto you should give it a try, plus there are only 2 filler recap episodes and that's it.
There's a lot of similarities you can find in these two anime!
-Have an exam entrance and similar studies for Shinobi / Hunter
-The stories begin with an orphan who became a Shinobi/Hunter, make friends in the way and accomplish quest.
- Chakra and Nen are very similar. They are basically energy in yourself that you need to learn to control and there's different Chakra and Nen type.
- Naruto and Hunter x Hunter, both are Action-Adventure, long running anime series.
- They are both battle-shounen anime.
- The power system in both of them are very much similar to each other.
- Both of them have good characters, story and world building.
- The story arcs are also somewhat similar in both of them.
Both are shonen that feature a young boy going on an adventure with similar world building, character stereotypes and build up to action. Both anime can be seen as taking inspiration from the other and to all Naruto fans I recommend Hunter x Hunter and vice versa.
Both are excellent shounens and both start off with a similar fashion that is an exam arc. The chunin exams are superior in that case but overall in my opinion Hunter X Hunter is a way better series. Ranging from the excellent protagonists and even better antagonists. This show has everything you expect from a shounen. Hunter X Hunter has EXCELLENT and when I say excellent I MEAN IT antagonists. Ranging from the bloody excellent Hisoka and the even better Chrollo. The best thing about the show is that the writing of the antagonist makes them antagonistic but does not make them "EVIL" which is brilliant. The show also has the best power system I have ever seen in an anime. Yes it is better than stands of JoJo in my opinion. Nen is complex but its so beautifully written and the fact that it has such a high range makes it amazing. Tbh im not gonna talk more. Just watch the series. I can guarantee you will enjoy it :)  read more
Ok so let me just say this i had to pick a show that this show is similar to but i dont actually thing this show is like any other show. this is my favorite anime and i have too much to say about it that i dont want to overwhelm you so ill keep it very simple. just watch it and thank me later. id even watch it with you, its amazing
-The abilities in both animes are explained and work in a similar way (chakra and nen)
-The protagonists have a similar personality.
-Both protagonists are governed by an immense desire to achieve their goal.
-In the plot, the friends and allies of both protagonists take a strong part in helping them to achieve their goal.
Both Naruto and Hunter x Hunter are established anime that have redefined the shounen genre for generations to come. Both consist of numerous arcs that set up the story for their protagonists and others around them in a gruesome but satisfying way.
Both of them are amazing adventure series with endlessly imaginative settings.
Both of them have young and naive main characters that undergo a lot of development and go through a lot of hardships on their adventure, learning things the hard way.
Both of them explore the idea of downwards vertical exploration, in Made in Abyss's case, it is the main driving force behind the story and with Hunter x Hunter it is part of one of the challenges from the first part of the series.
Both of them have complex themes and dark aspects to them.
Both of them aren't afraid to show how cruel the world can be.
Both of them can be very psychological at points.
Both of them have a main character that can smile no matter what hardship they are faced with and can remain optimistic no matter what.
Adventure! The search for the unknown! Made in Abyss is quite similar to Hunter x Hunter given the fact that in both the animes, the main character goes out for adventure with his/her friends. The main character of Made in Abyss, Riko, goes into the abyss in search for her mother, whearas Gon. the main lead of HxH, adventures the vast Hunter world in search for his father.
Both anime start with the motivation of the protagonist wanting to find his/her parent, who are considered legendary at what they do.
These series start in a somewhat light tone but get progressively darker as time passes.
Their settings allow for very interesting worldbuilding that makes the viewer want to know more about the world of the characters, giving a fantastic adventure feeling.
Both have a great narrator.
Both are very creative when it comes to creatures and scenery. (Made in Abyss a little more)
Both have a duo with interesting chemistry.
Both have great story.
Both have good fights (Hunter fights are better so far though)
-Both of them tell us about a child who wants to meet his/her parents.
-The main character has an extraordinary curiosity about his/her world.
-The main character has a very loyal friend who accompanies his/her adventure.
-The job, either Hunter or Cave Raiders, have the same essence
-Set in a world of unknown truth.
-Has many mysteries that spur our curiosity.
-Although both are played by a child, but the story is very worth.
- Each MC core aspiration is a parent figure that they have never seen before but heard a lot of great things about and use that to improve themselves and conquer all obstacles to one day meet that parent figure
- The main characters parent is considered a legend
- Both setting are based in a fantasy world where society is run by one thing (like hunters and cave raiders)
- Each have dark physiological elements and vibes occasionally throughout both anime
- Both M.C are always going aganist what people tell them and doing things that they want to do out of shear curiosity with a overly optimistic outlook on the situations which sometimes makes them seem naive but are not afraid to face the harsh reality of there worlds
- Both have a mystery element in each, for example; the vast unknown of the depth below there village and other hunters motive/true nature keeps you guessing
-Also each have a "villian" that is very creepy in there own certain ways like orzen and hisoka
- Both have a taboo scene(s) like hisoka can be seen as a child predator because of his obession with gon and in made in abyss the children are strung up naked when beaten  read more
ok... the first time i look from made in abyss that similar to HXH is :
1. they both anime have 2 person that close.. to each other and to protect each other...
2. both have parent are having adventure to somewhere and wanted their children to catch them.. their parent well... are quite similar...
3. the character in made in abyss like hunter x hunter... they are like rough diamond that need to be polish... and have unique ability that complete each other..
Two adventure anime following the paths of two kids as they explore an uncharted world in search for their mysterious parents. The universes are very different but in a way, the main characters and their circumstances are somewhat similar.
Gon and Riko share this incredible positivity, determination, and the will to face adversity in order to find the truth about their parents, while Killua and Regu protect them like caring big brothers, build unbreakable bonds of friendship along the way, and overcome their limitations working as a team.
The main difference consists in Hunter x Hunter (2011) being a more action and strategic fights oriented anime with a lot of physical development, while Made in Abyss focuses on world-building and the beauty and mystery of its dangerous yet beautiful unexplored world.
In general, both manage to balance the cuteness of the characters and beauty of their backgrounds with a cruel and harsh reality that keeps punishing their main characters and presenting physical and psychological obstacles to be overcome in order to unveil the mysteries. read more
Both have many things in common. A light-hearted adventure protagonized by 12-year-olds (even two characters, Reg and Killua, share voice actress), with dark tones and a bit of gore. The main characters explore different places and become, respectively, Cave Raiders and Hunters in order to meet with a familiar (Riko’s mother and Gon’s father). They’re also accompanied by other characters who have different objectives. Oh, and the antagonists are so likable, too. If you liked one of them, the other one is highly recommended
The two protagonists of both series (Gon - HxH / Riko - Mia) are looking for their parents with the help of their friends (Killua - HxH / Reg - Mia). Childish at first, but suddenly it starts to get dark.
>Gon is searching for his father, Riko is searching for his mother, the plot centers around it. Also, Lyza (Riko's mother) and Ging (Gon's Father) have very similar personalities.
>At first, both looks childish, but suddenly becomes dark, cruel and "creepy".
>Perfect pacing and worldbuilding. In both anime, the "universe" is a complete mystery to be
>Good characterization for both protagonists, they become more "human" as the series progresses.
>The way that the "system" of Hunters and Cavers works it's a little similar.
The only significant difference, is that HxH has a thematic more focused on shounen elements, "super powers", "frenetic/intelligente battles" and "a plot that is separated by arcs"... Made in Abyss, on the other hand, does not have much of it. read more
- Both have a great feel for adventure
- Both have MCs who are generally positive and carefree
- MCs of both anime have a parent who they look up to and try to find
- Both are not afraid to go into very dark and disturbing territory
- Both have an iconic duo who share their hardships
Very similar setting and plot development. At first, both looks an average cliche anime, but suddenly becomes dense and dark with some "psychological" elements. A journey into the unknown is not only nakamas and happiness, you will find cruelty and adversities too. Both protagonist have the exact same motivation to get on a journey.
hunter x hunter and made in abyss are the only animes that have given me this certain feeling of adventre and the wonder what will happen next. I keep wanting to find more info about both worlds. Made in abyss has amazing visuals and some good atmosphere. The charrecters seem alive and are all intresting in the same way as hunter x hunter. but yeah my mindless ranting about how good the anime is does not give it justice go watch it. hunter x hunter is one of my all time faivourites and i don't use that word lightly. made in abyss is my best of 2017 if nothing better comes out and it might even be all time faivourite material for me. and i know im selling it a bit high now but go in with an open mind and don't expect anything  read more
Looks childish, but it takes you by surprise... Both MC are childs trying to find their parents; Gon and Killua (HxH) relationship are very similar to Riko and Reg (MiA), the "Hunters" and the "Cavers" use some similar concepts. Both HxH and MiAbyss are adventure anime that presents an interesting worldbuilding, interesting characters combined with a realistic setting; no "friendship power", there's no protagonist trying to be the best, no super villains trying to destroy the world etc.
Want some adventurous anime? Well, than Hunter x Hunter (2011) and Made in Abyss are for you. And both happen to be pretty similar as well.
First of all, the plot of both are very similar. Gon wants to find his father, and Riko wants to find her mother. Gon and Riko happen to share the same personality as well. There’s more similarities that just that, but those are the more obvious ones.
However, there are things different between the two. Hunter x Hunter (2011) has a lot more action, while Made in Abyss has a lot more world-building. Regardless of the differences, I think fans of one should seek out the other as quickly as possible. read more
Both series follow two young children on their quest into the wider world and becoming a part of their desired profession, for Gon and Killua it's becoming a hunter, learning Nen and finding Gon's father, and for Riko and Reg it's descending into the abyss, finding Rikos mother and learning the origins of Reg.
Both series also have a very similar visual and auditorial presentation, with upbeat and forest/tribal inspired music, as well as a lot of natural landscapes and bizarre and imaginative animals.
Finally, the two main characters are also fairly similar too, Riko could be likened to the upbeat and optimistic Gon, both of which are searching for their elusive parents, and Reg could be likened to Killua, the calm, levelheaded, combat proficient and occasionally tsundere partner.
Of course they also have plenty of differences but if you enjoyed these aspects of HxH then i think you will like Made in Abyss. read more
- Both of them are Adventure-Fantasy series.
- In HxH, Gon goes on an adventure in search of his father and also wants to fulfill his dreams of becoming a hunter.
- Similarly, In Made in Abyss, Riko searches for her mother and wants to go to the depths of the abyss.
- HxH has more action compared to Made in Abyss, which is more of an Adventure-Mystery series.
Great adventure anime with amazing OSTs and amazing characters with a lot of different arcs that split the story in a variety of situations. Indeed there are dark arcs, backstory arcs, lively and happy arcs...Together they build up the plot of Hunter x Hunter and made in abyss too
There's so many similarities between these two series!
- Both series are very adventurous as each world or floor presents challenges the MCs have to overcome.
- Both MC at the start of the series have a similar mission: to find someone important to them. And for that, they are willing to take grand risks.
- Interesting world building
- Great character relationships
If you enjoyed HxH and are looking for similar vibe, Kami no Tou (Tower of God) is a great option.
I couldn't help but think about Hunter x Hunter when I was watching Tower of God. Both MCs start off their journey trying to find somebody that is important to them, and it involves tower climbing with different levels in each, tests and enemies to fight. MC also doesn't seem very strong at first, but he uses his head in the best way he can to try to solve some problems and find people to help him in his task.
These shows both portray vast unknown worlds yet to be explored with a great deal of mystery around their worlds and it's origin/contents.
Both have deep & engaging power/ability dynamics (nen & shinsu) and both have amazing lovable characters with impeccable character design. Both also have great OSTs and art styles.
There are many similarities between Tower of God and specifically the Hunter Exam arc of HxH:
- MC is seemingly innocent, pure-hearted and cheerful
- MC meets a few friends while trying to complete the challenges of the tower/ exam and they have to cooperate in order to complete them
- the floors in ToG and the exams in HxH require quick-thinking, seeing through traps and fighting others smartly. Only a few among the examiners manage to pass on to the next stage
- Gon's quest is to find his dad while Bam's is to find Rachel
Bonus: in ToG the idea of the challengers having to go up so many floors, while fighting their way through them is kind of like the Heavens' Arena building in HxH in a broad sense. read more
Honestly there's no anime that is as similar to Hunter x Hunter as Kami no Tou is, no anime has ever filled my HxH void as this did. Not only is it incredible on its own but there are so many similarities it would not surprise if the WebToon took heavy inspiration from HxH.
- Its own Nen and Nen users
- Its own Hunters exam and Hunters
- Its got its own rag tag group of MC's with a light hearted and friendship loving MC
- And of course it's got its own bad ass assassin and dimwitted brute force side MC
Its got a beautiful world with strange and mysterious creatures, people and stores. It honestly might as well be a side story in the HxH universe. Honestly if you don't love this after watching Hunter x Hunter you're doing something wrong. read more
Hunter X Hunter is probably the most obvious recommendation if you liked Tower of God and vice versa, mainly because of how similar the Hunter exam and the Tower challenges are. Furthermore, the relationship dynamics between Khun/Bam and Gon/Killua are quite similar.
-In both, almost every main character is goal driven in some way
-In both, there is a duo of main characters with a similar relationship, where the deuteragonist is much more mature and experienced than the protagonist, but becomes interested in them regardless. This isn't the end of the similarities between Killua and Khun, but you get the point.
-The first arc of Hunter x Hunter bears striking resemblance to the concept of Kami no Tou; both involving various methods of tests which evaluate characteristics in a large range between physical prowess and intellect
-Both have a similar setting, being a fantasy world with aspects of modern society sprinkled in  read more
Tower of God is a lot like the Hunter Exam arc of Hunter x Hunter. Both main characters are taking an exam with the goal of finding someone important to them, and both are seen as underdogs who have to use more than pure strength to get by. Other than Bam and Gon being alike, Khun resembles a mixture of Killua and Kurapika, and Rak is a bit like Leorio.
If you loved Hunter x Hunter like I did, you should definitely check out Tower of God
impossible not to get HxH vibes while watching/reading tower of god
-Gon and Bam have a similar personality and goals
-Both shows start with the characters going thru various tests and finding a team and friends to proceed in the tests
-HxH Nen power and ToG Shinsoo are also similar
They start of with the exact same formula: Boy who knows little befriends boy who knows slightly more, and they must go on fighting through these tournaments.
And through it all there's this lingering feeling that something overarching has yet to be revealed.
The first thing I had found that I loved as much as HxH way back was Made in Abyss, but this one is quite literally the hunter's arc from HxH and it's actually pretty good. I enjoyed it quite a bit and honestly the manwha has some crazy content so they actually have something pretty epic on their hands if they do it right. This is as close as I've found to HxH though not a 10 like HxH. This is my first recommendation ever so that should say something.
this anime is very similar to Hunter X Hunter in which of the Hunter Exam, the anime is talking about a guy named Bum wanted to find a girl named Rachel, She abandoned him to climb the tower to see the stars as she says, in the start of the anime they started with the first test, was about 400 "Regulars " had to fight each other to reduce their number to 200 to pass this test, and every exam their number reduced same as HXH, and one one the characters named Rak said one of the most memorable words in HXH "First Comes Rock" gon say this when he uses "Jajankin"
and also this an awesome anime you should watch it sooner or later read more
Both have main characters who have friends that give there all to get stronger
Both have characters who try there hardest to protect there friends
Both have main characters who start off being very innocent and naive
Both have main characters who are trying to find someone
Both have unique powers that are separated by type
Both have great background soundtracks
- Both Baam and Gon search for someone important to them
- The Plot is very alike but not the same
- There are many characters with the same vibe (Killua and Khun)
If you liked HxH you should at least try to watch Kami no Tou.
You're gonna get the same vibe.
From the first season how the world is presented and explored has a very similar feel to the first 2 arcs of Hunter x Hunter. The tests in Tower of God are quite similar to the hunter exam. But both are also very different in many ways as well.
Both are similar in many ways
•Both protagonists start their journey for the same reason, to find someone important to them
•Power/Battling system is same
•Both series start with an exam arc which are very similar to each other
The test system is relatively similar, when I watched HxH, it struck me how much Tower of God S1 resembled it in that aspect.
The nen system in HxH is similar to the shinsu system in Tower of God. Both are used for various functions in combat
The premise of the Tower of God is very reminiscent of Hunter x Hunter's Hunter Exam arc, and both have really great worldbuilding. In addition to these things, many of the characters are very similar to each other. For example, both Gon and Bam are cheerful protagonists facing their challenges in the hopes of finding someone important to them, and Killua and Khun both come from prominent families that they are looking to be free from. The supportive dynamic between Khun and Bam is similar to the dynamic between Gon and Killua. The two series also use similar concepts at some points, some examples being the motivations of Kurapika and Hoh, the occasional banter between examiners, and the power systems that are introduced later on. read more
Both are all about adventure. They made friends along the journey and battle in challenges given to them. Along the journey, the protagonists got more stronger and made some character development.
Although Hunter x Hunter had already ended, Kami no Tou has not and the anime adaptation only covered Season 1 of the series.
These shows have a similar premise, going to find someone who abandoned at a young age. They both have amazing fight scenes, good character development, and are packed with mysteries. Hunter x Hunter's Gon and Tower of God's Baam both start as weak, but determined, and watching them both grow and gain power is always really exciting to watch. Both plots are ridiculously well thought out and have immense depth to them.
In my opinion, the manhwa for Tower of God is like a better version of Hunter x Hunter. Replace every character with their counterpart from the other show ( Gon = Bam, Killua+Kurapika = Khun, Leorio = Rak, Ging = Rachel ) and the stories match. I always preferred the TOG manhwa's slightly more seinen approach on things, and though the anime doesn't do it justice ( except for its music, Kevin Penkin you rule ), I think you might still get some enjoyment out of it.
Midoriya and Gon have similar fighting styles. The enemies are menacing and require strategy to defeat. Hunter x Hunter is much "darker" and more unpredictable, while Boku no Hero Academia is more motivational.
Strong people in crazy costumes with super human abilities. Very shounen, but minimal fan service, and the characters are all unique, entertaining, and intelligent! Also, both have wonderful soundtracks. You can't go wrong here.
Both are super powered battle action shonen shows with super natural aspects. Both shows have vast worlds and wide variety of characters. Character designs, world building, plot, art style, characters & OST's are all impeccable for both. Hunter X Hunter (2011) is already a classic despite only releasing 8 years ago. MHA is showing more and more it's longevity and staying power, I wouldn't be hard pressed to suggest it could well be considered a classic too soon.
The heroes' peculiarities in BnHA works in a similar way than the nen techniques in HxH. The fights in both series are based in strategies made out of these powers' capabilities and limitations.
The colors in both animations are very vivid and the movement of the characters is very fluid and well animated, making you get your eyes glued to the screen as you watch the fights.
Now if you're like me and HxH is one of your favourite anime's of all time, then you've also most likely already seen most of the recommended anime on this list. But, here I present one more for you...
Both protagonists are EXTREMELY similar even down to how they look. They both are striving to be a very strong fighter (Hunter and Hero). They both are going through trails to become this fighter (Hunter Exam and Hero Academia). They both have learnt a new powerful ability and are slowly trying to master it (Nen and All For One). They both even have green hair.
This recommendation is for people for have already watched everything else that is just mildly similar to HxH (or Hero Academia) and now are looking for something slightly different. I highly recommend both this shows if you enjoyed one of them. read more
bnha share many things wigh hxh together like Sports festival arc kind like hxh 's The heaven arena arc, their first exam when they were running exactly like first hxh's first exam.
Like Hunter x Hunter, Boku no Hero Academia is a story about a boy in an amazing world with amazing powers. Both are shounen, and both has a little boy as a main character, who is getting friends in a world, full of villains.
The main characters Izuku & Gon have lot of similarities like: They are very smart & strong, even though they don't look like it. they are both green haired, They are very strategic in battling. They go out of their way to help their friends. They are kind & selfless. read more
Both share a main character that is very light hearted but at the same time has a huge motivation to become the best.
They both attend to an academy that tests them and makes them become better at their powers.
Very shounen with lots of action and humour.
Honestly, I could even say that it's a spiritual succesor to Hunter x Hunter in that even the fights tend to be tactical... Midoriya really thinks on how to best use his powers and so do characters in Hunter x Hunter.
I really hope this gets more serious/darker with time and emulates the depth that Hunter x Hunter achieved.
Both are high quality shonen that circle around the process of realizing ones true strength through competitions and compelling foes. While both maintain the characteristic shonen trait of an MC who is headstrong and naively noble, their respective interactions with their environments makes for two exciting series.
Those 2 animes got some similar points.
First, these two stories show us a boy which isn't that strong at the beginning and will become stronger with the time and the help of other people.
Secondly, minor characters are developed what bring us to appreciate some of them.
Thirdly, those two anime got a fantastic universe where "superpower" are common and varied, that makes the action unique for each fight.
both main characters (gon and midoriya) are very simillar in their appearance (both of them have black hair with green)
both of them want to be like someone and they need to work hard for that dream (gon wants to be a hunter like his father and midoriya wants to be a hero like all might)
in both series the main character need to past kind of test to get what he want (in gon's case he need to past a couple of tests to become a hunter and in midoriya's case he need to past a test to get in a school that in this school he will learn how to be a hero. read more
Both series feature great arcs, and great characterization. Features kids facing difficult decisions and great battles. Also, both series, give the time to flesh out their antagonists, on top of their protagonists. Both series present great and compelling narratives, and are very enjoyable overall.
While much shorter, and more recent, Boku no Hero Academia in the same way as Hunter x Hunter makes you invested in both the characters, story and world. I rewatched all 147 episodes of Hunter x Hunter in a week while sick in early 2018. And I got goosebumps literally every episode of season two of BNHA, dreading for the episodes to be over and having to wait a week for the next one to come out.
Overall, they good fam
Gon and Deku(MC in BNHA) are similar because the both of them is working hard to become strong. Hunter x Hunter and Boku no Hero Academia is similar because it contains heroes and villains hehe. Both are inspirational. I love both of these animes
-0 to hero protagonist
-Epic/Intense fighting scene
-Both characters got a rival/friend
-Both characters are trying to improve themself
-Both characters use the tactic to overcome the obstacle
-Both characters got underestimated by almost every enemy
Gon have the same ambitions like Deku ,but he want to be hunter (hunter = sth like hero) and they both like green color(but this is fun fact). Gon's father is someone like All Might.
Killua + Kurapika= Todoroki (but they speaking more)
-Characters have special abilities. Not powers but sth like this.
-Many fights, characteristic personalities, beautifull boys, bad guys and good guys.
Gon have a dream like Deku and he is doing everything to be hunter and to find his father.
1. Shonen Jump. Hyped show
2. Uses brain to fight, not just yelling
3. Very memorable and likeable character. If you are fangirling Todoriki (like I do!) you will began to fangirl Killua in HxH (like I also do!).
4. Easy to set into. The story lures you in
However, HxH is better than BHA for the following reasons, and if you are BHA fan, you should def try HxH cuz you would love it!
1. Power system. HxH has one of the best power system among all Shonen manga. It is complex, but makes very much sense.
2. Uses brain more than yelling. In BHA, the tournament arc (and license arc) was really good in terms of using brain to fight, I really enjoyed it so I rated it really high. BUT in later arc, this become less and less, especially in the season 4 arc, yell louder = more powerful become a lot more frequent. You won't see this in HxH since the major fights in HxH are all 'brain-fight' more than 'power-contest'
I highly recommend these two show. If you are BHA fan there's high chance you will like HxH, same goes other way round
Both shows are similar in so many ways, both shows involve a prime goal and status to achieve. In HunterxHunter it's to become a hunter that goal is a stepping stone to Gon finding his dad, but finding his dad is a long journey and his one of his main goals throughout is to get stronger, strong enough to protect those he cares about. My Hero Academia is similar, the first stepping stone to Deku's goal of becoming a hero is to get into UA High. Gon and Deku are so similar, both have strong spirit and willpower. As well as their green color scheme too hahaha. But these two shows are my favorite shows of all time. I really recommend watching both of these shows. read more
both are new versions of their original anime/manga
both pure and original Shounen
great story with good characters.
MC's family is dysfunctional
many of your shounen favourites were inspired or taken from these two.
some great seiyuu's in it.
even the bad guys are likable
>Both are heavily adventure oriented.
>Nobody has a plot armor.
>Both can get really bizarre.
>Soundtracks fits well both single scenes and overall settings.
>Quality of animation in both titles is really good.
Both series deal with fight where it's not the strongest that win but the one who end up in finding a weakness in the other's capacities and use their knowledge to win.
Moreover, in both animes, the characters can have really unique powers but used in clever ways.
If you're fan of Jojo or Hunter x Hunter, you will be more likely to love the other show as it is said that Togashi, creator of Hunter x Hunter, was deeply inspired in his work by Jojo's Bizarre Aventure and vice-versa.
JJBA and HxH are similar in a lot of ways.
-Both are critically acclaimed and highly influential.
-Both are shounen that get especially dark and gory.
-Battles between characters are won with strategy rather than pure strength.
-Because of this, every battle is fresh and unique.
-Both have well-written and interesting villains.
-Both are endlessly creative, imaginative and adventurous series that do what they do extremely well.
If you loved the campy nature of characters such as Hisoka, then JoJo’s is a must watch.
The protagonists of the JoJo’s story are various members of the Joestar bloodline, with each more outlandish than the last, sporting eccentric designs and wildly varying personalities, and although the over-the-top-ness of it all might seem weird at first, after a few episodes it can become hard not to be sucked in by.
Specifically, from the second season of JoJo’s onwards, the characters begin to sport a wide array of seemingly random powers, in the form of stands, which although might seem somewhat useless at times, when used under the right conditions can become lethal, I see this as much the same as how different characters nen abilities are used in HxH, as often smarts and certain requirements are used over brute strength to win fights, which I believe creates a lot more tension in doing so.
Both of these shows are a remake from their old versions.these shows are the best shounen animes. Both of them have similair things such as : good story.good characters.amazing drawing and epic fights depends on planning and strategy
They aren't exactly the same, yet they share a lot that makes me love both series.
They have a great battle system, both stands and Nen share limits and strenghts that are balanced and intriging. That keeps the battles interestning and makes sure that no charecter gets a sudden power boost for no reason whatsoever.
They both have changes in their individuel arcs that, keeps the series fresh and exiting. Won't go to details to avoid spoilers.
And Both series are MY favorite shoenens of all time.
Sorry for grammer or spelling mistakes i'm not so good with words:)
Phantom blood is an interesting vampire story where you follow a heroic protagonist called Jonathan as he must learn and grow stronger in order to defeat the enemy that endangers the people closest to Jonathan. In the latter half of the first season you follow Jonathan's grandson Joseph Joestar a mischievous protagonist who uses his street smarts to get him through fights so he can stop the undefeated pillarmen. He befriends multiple people along the way to help him out from America to Germany to Italy. The second season of the show Stardust Crusaders is when the HxH really kick as the group of friends must travel across the whole world to defeat an old foe with a new unknown ability. read more
Both anime are newer adaptations of their highly acclaimed 90s manga. They both have great production values, artstyles, and soundtracks. Both have an interesting cast of characters with diverse personalities. They both feature unorthodox yet engaging storytelling styles, and the storytelling styles seem to be very similar in the way they utilize general knowledge. If you love one you'll love the other.
Similar to the nen in Hunter x Hunter, the main weapon for fighting in JoJo part 1 and part 2 is hamon, which is a manifestation of the sun's energy. Controlled by the users breathing, nen and hamon share very similar qualities as they are not physical objects, but manifestations of something.
Apart from sharing alike fighting techniques, JoJo is one of the best anime I have ever watched! From the meme references to the character development, it possesses all the properties of an amazing show.
Hunters are aptly-named bounty hunters and explorers who search hidden ruins for lost treasures, while occasionally risking their lives to hunt down and capture dangerous criminals. With idealistic dreams for the future, youngster Gon Freecss dreams of becoming one of the world’s greatest hunters, not only for the glory but in the hopes of finding his absentee father, who was a former hunter himself.
In order to achieve his dreams, Gon must pass the feared “Hunters Examination,” a challenge known for its low chance of success, where failure costs aspiring Hunters their very lives. Along the way to undertake the exam, Gon finds himself up against horrible monsters, nefarious villains, and circumstances beyond his control. With the help of his companions, he just might learn what it takes to become a true Hunter and increase his chances of surviving insurmountable odds.
Hunter x Hunter (2011) is a complete reboot of Yoshihiro Togashi’s hit series, Hunter x Hunter, similar to the latest iteration of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. Much like the latter series, it is an action-adventure series that sees its protagonist up against almost insurmountable odds, with a hefty dose of otherworldly powers to give action scenes an even more engaging edge. With a memorable cast of supporting characters, and a rather inspirational message at its heart, Hunter x Hunter is a series fans of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure should not miss. read more
As shōnens, both are refreshingly unpredictable.
They're filled with comedy, yet turn extremely dark in the blink of an eye.
Some arcs focus on complex, large-scale conflicts.
Both feature villains who do extremely immoral things, often for good (rational) reasons.
Differences: Magi focuses more on the characters trying to solve conflicts, while HxH is more focused on survival. In HxH the battles are much more tactical and mind-gamey, and boss battles have much more hype and buildup.
Both series look like light comedy/action at first yet both end up having much deeper and darker stories.
Despite it's bright colours, some dark themes get explored and both series are not afraid to kill people here and there.
They all have young main characters who are set on adventure where they meet a lot of new people and friends.
Gon and Aladin are a lot a like their both really sweet and energetic. They both make a lot of different friends and start an adventure looking for someone. Gon looking for his dad and Aladin looking for other dijinn's. There both really fun to watch.
Both series seem to be simply an adventure of a young cheerful boy with his friends, but contain surprisingly dark elements. They are still overall happy and uplifting though. Magic occurs in both animes in a similar way.
Both are enjoyable shounen titles that don't take on the generic approach. Both have action and adventure in their genre. Worth watching for anyone who wants to watch a good shounen along the lines of FMA Brotherhood and Rurouni Kenshin.
From the outside (mainly from main character's designs) these series look like a happy groovy anime.. But when you watch it, you will realize that these two series have a deep stories and themes (not something you will ordinary find from shounen series).. Yes, from action and fighting scenes, HXH is better.. But when we talk about themes and ideas explored, maybe Magi is better ...
Both Magi and Hunter x Hunter features shounen battles that tests the strengths of the main protagonists. The main characters from both series also has their own goals and ambitions. They train their skills throughout the series and becomes stronger through battles against various adversaries they encounter.
Both series also has criminal organizations, dark secrets, and other various conflicts that tests the main male protagonists' wits. Hunter x Hunter contains more darker theme but both series has emotional factors that surfaces throughout various episodes.
Aladdin and Gon are also somewhat similar with their personality and eager to help others in need. They also learn and control their powers throughout the series to learn how to use them. read more
Unlike many shounen action shows, neither of these has much comedy and instead focuses more on ethics and training in a more serious way. Despite the characters being fairly young, they are very mature for their age.
Both of the main protagonists are young inspired boys. Both characters Gon and Aladdin show improvement, and they make people around them really happy.
There are also similarities such as the Hunter test being a challenge and the dungeons in Magi that are basically tests to find kings.
The quality of both shows are similar and so is the art style.
If you like Hunter x Hunter (2011) then you would love Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, and if you read the manga's you will see that there are some similarities such as war against 2 species and the wars of countries and kings.
Both are modern Battle Shounen anime with a big focus on adventure and worldbuilding.
They both have grand, epic soundtracks and very high production values when it comes to the visual presentation.
The palettes, in both cases, mainly consist of lots of bright and vibrant colors.
Yet, despite being very colorful and looking kinda childish on the surface, both shows explore some darker themes and have plenty of shocking and even depressing moments.
In both shows the main characters are two young boys who become best friends early on in the series, their synergy and relationship throughout both series follow a strikingly similar pattern and their friendship turns out to be a major drive for the story as a whole in both cases. read more
Both are really good shounen series. They both have young protagonists that set off on adventures, meeting new friends and enemies along the way. While both seem to start off with light-hearted action and adventure, they both delve into darker themes later on in the series. The powers used in each series are quite similar - only selected people can use it and both rely on the spiritual power of the user. Both series have comedic elements, epic battles, interesting characters and heaps of friendship.
Based on what I've seen from Magi so far, both shows start off rather similar - not in terms of story, but rather, both start off light-hearted. Both happen to be "smart" (character-driven) shounen action-adventure anime; and the relation between Aladdin and Alibaba kind of reminds me of the relation between Gon and Kurapika.
They both feature strong young main characters who have special powers/destinies. Both have interesting plots and characters that are fun and are dynamic, leading to character development! Both Gon and Aladdin are unique in their physical appearance vs their power. Both series have elements of the whole "friendship will guide and save us" type theme.
-Both series are shonen so you can expect awesome fight scenes
-Both feature young main characters that traverse into a adult world they aren't ready for yet
-Both series make a point of making sure the side characters don't feel flat and feel like real people, very different from many other shonen series
-Both feature a similar arc structure alongside solid worldbuilding and storytelling
Here I am with my first recommendation, I will start out by saying that both of the shows are phenomenal. I enjoyed watching both shows and have realized the similarities between the two shows. They are about establishing friends on their journey and how it can change the world. The two shows have very similar positive and strong willed protagonists, Aladdin for Magi and Gon for HunterxHunter. The plot and the stories are both fantasy. If you are looking for a show which is upbeat and can cheer you up then take a look at the shows. Both have amazing adventures and what I found the most meaningful is the amount of things you can take from the shows like the life lessons and how it can be so relatable. Not to mention how you can fall in love with the characters like Killua and how Sinbad is so damn perfect. I recommend you check out both shows and hope you can enjoy them as much as I did. read more
Both series star a young protagonist (Gon & Aladin) whom have similar personalities. They are Enthusiastic, kind and caring towards their friends.
They both set off on their adventure to find something and along the way make many new friends and get side tracked from their original journey.
The series both are bright and colourful, they start out carefree and later on become quite dark.
Although they both fall into the shounen category, these two series don't follow the basic shounen storyline. Supporting characters (friends) also get a lot of screentime during both series.
Both series are ultimately a shounen adventure with a deep moral message intertwined throughout their episodes/arcs. read more
Both of these anime are stellar shows to watch, and keep you wanting more with the great development of it's characters. With both anime having incredibly unique power systems, they make for a great watch.
Two classic shounen series. Hunter x Hunter and Jojo Stardust Crusaders takes on the adventure theme and brings together a show chronicling characters' journeys. The main male protagonist from both series are strong, resilient, and deep down cares about people he befriends with. In particular, they have a connection with their parent guardian. Both series has a lot of action with supernatural abilities involved and fighting spirit. I recommend both series for fans who are looking for a show with engaging storytelling.
Both main characters are very strong and have huge potential in the beginning of the series
Both stories show former rivals/enemies that are now friends team up to take on a much bigger threat
The two MC's and their companions get stronger and become more experience after every battle they take place in
Both MC's have a goal they want to achieve by the end of their journey
The two series have amazing action battle scenes, adventure, comedy, super power, and shounen elements
These shounen battle-anime feature battles that rely more on strategy and tactics rather than on raw power and strength. Also the battles are usually short and to the point. In these anime one character doesn't hog the spotlight either. Each main character gets their time to shine.
What can you say? Battles that rely on wit, a wide cast of main characters with also big focus on the others instead of just the central one, lives are not spared, and the abilities of the characters of both universes vary from powerful to absolutely crazy. It's hard to compared JoJo's into another series out of the blue, but HxH definitely comes close.
When you look at the fights, there are nen techniques (HxH) and the stand abilities (JoJo): they work almost the same way, with strategies needed in order to win - victory is not possible without strategy and a further look at the opponent's techniques and style. Each charactern has a unique power (which is not a free choice, there are a lot of limitations) and has to create new ways to use it.
If you like this kind of confontation, you'll enjoy both animes - though HxH is more strategic and slow and JoJo has more action.
Both anime focus on young male protagonist who travels the world in order to find a certain person. They both also have a group of likable friends. These anime have an unique and balanced power system, and battles are usually won using strategy instead of pure strength. Both anime are new remakes of their older versions, and are based on manga published by Shounen Jump.
While these are two distinctly different kinds of action series, they both are staples of the genre. Hunter x Hunter is a hallmark of shounen by its efforts to take influenes from every corner of the genre and polish them to a sheer shine in its own format. So, if you enjyoed stardust crusaders or jojo in general you will like hunter x hunter...if no other reason (granted there are TONS OF REASONS WHY WOULD LOVE THIS SHOW, ITS JUST REALLY GOOD) then because they have what can only be described demon magician Dio with the sadism turned up to the most extreme.
Both feature interesting power systems/abilities.
Neither have great endings.
Both are worth a watch.
Both are action adventure shonen that helped define the genre.
Both have great protagonists accompanied by excellent casts.
Both put a large focus on characters but contain good plots.
Similar fighting mechanics, with each character having a unique way of fighting and a different strategy. High emphasis on likable side characters. Nontraditional fights (HxH has a dodgeball fight, JoJo's has a poker game, to name just two).
YES. you heard it, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. a very bizarre series, that is.
VERY VERY GREAT. really. It is Worth Watching. this changed my life, changed the way i think, and changed the way i see everything. this influenced me so much, by randomly Jojo posing on the shower or when im alone and when i got to see my otaku friends. THE TITLE SAYS EVERYTHING, ITS BIZARRE AF, WITH SO MANY REFERENCES, POSES, and yeah, .......The BIZARRE adventure of Jojo. and also, The characters are very likable. A VERY GREAT Adventure Anime, the fact that every season of this series has different main characters pleases me greatly.
HxH is a great anime too. Challenging Adventure, at its Finest. Youll never get bored watching this anime. Very fun to watch........and also very painful. the arcs are somehow connected to the previous ones in my opinion. Yes, the arcs are very enjoyable. HxH is a very great anime.... I highly recommend these two :3 read more
I Made a joke REC and ppl were pissed so here iam serios
Hunter hunter POwer system is inspired by JOJo's not as good yes is it a great one YES
jojo starts pretty slow for some even Bad AKA season 1 1-9
But joseph gets jojo started
AND part 3 makes you A fan of the serios
TL,DR its an amazing show that if you give it Time You will love it
also it pretty macho but also realy nOT Part 4-5
The Best Of Power Systems. Nen and Stands.
HxH's Power System was inspired by JJBA.
Both series rely on strategies and technicalities of the power system. They began from simple to complex yet intriguing abilities.
And both are progressively getting better in terms of storytelling. Two of the most well-written Battle Shonen of all-time.
Over the years Dragon Balll has majorly influenced various series in some shape or form. In the case of Hunter x Hunter, one of the influences taken from Dragon Ball is the style, a style I'm less and less of. There's also the wacky situations that the characters find themselves in which the viewer will feel completely fine in suspending their disbelief for which mean both tackled the situations quite well, yet other series which have tried to follow suit have not always done so well. In turn, Hunter x Hunter has become a classic and influence in its own right thus making both series must watch for those wanting to delve into the where its been of the Manga and Anime industries. read more
I recommend the original Dragon Ball series if you loved Hunter X Hunter (2011). Yes it's older, but the silly themes and fun adventure stories are similar in feel, and with the many many similar story elements, it's hard not to compare the two when watching the other. If you love Gon, you'll love Goku and vice versa.
Definitely see it if you haven't.
Both follow an innocent young boy with black spiky hair on a grand adventure. He makes many interesting friends along the way, the characters we meet are destined for greatness and go on to defeat many powerful enemies who later stand in their way. They both have great humour, art styles & characters. They are both also Shonen's and considered classics.
Loads of intense fighting between the two of these. Both take part in worlds where characters can utilize their life force for attacks and are pitted against enemies that require them to get stronger every time. One arch for HxH has a cell like character in it also.
Both are based on manga published by Shounen Jump. They both tell the adventures of a young kid, who has no parents and comes from a remote village, as he explores the world and constantly makes new friends (and sometimes enemies). The main protagonist is also quite energetic, as well as very strong and skilled for his age. Also, both anime show the main character train in order to become stronger and also participate in battle tournaments.
Both have an adventure charm to them. Those who like Dragon Ball may be interested in the stronger characterization and thematic moments that Hunter x Hunter has in comparison, with a simlar feel to it for some of its run-time. Those who like Hunter x Hunter may appreciate Dragon Ball as an entertainment product with a similar appeal. The protagonists are fairly similar in their tenacity and determination.
Right now I'm having a hard time watching new shows, I'm obsessed with both these shows and I want to rewatch them right at this moment... Yet, I rewatched them far too many times, not knowing is the most critical & important factor when watching an anime. Both are set in an unknown unique world, one that will slowly get introduced to you, the viewer, explored. Characters training, evolving, while facing strong opponents with unknown abilities, both these have that. Just like Gon, Goku knows nothing about what's outside his comfort zone, both leave to get better & stronger.
So, this two animes had a lot in common. First of all the two animes talk about the adventure of a young kid seraching something or somebody and in the way he meets a lot of characters and fight dangerous enemies. The two shows start a bit slowly but after some episode they start to fight which makes the anime even better.
I honestly think that this two animes had more in common of what people think.
Ever hear of a little series called Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z? With the main character Goku? Yeah. Luffy from One Piece Gon from Hunter x Hunter and Naruto from Naruto were both inspired by Dragon Ball's Goku. The creators say as much themselves.
Hunter x Hunter and Dragon Ball Both Have
-Young and playful protagonists with abilities related to rock-paper-scissors
-Similar production (long-running Shonen Jump series' from the 90s)
-Lots of action
-The main character is going on an adventure and both wanted to become stronger
- The main character have potential which surprises thier masters
- The main character are simpleton and they are kind hearted
they are both shounen and more importanly their power systems are very complex and well though out and fun to see and the two main chracters have very similar personalities beside the hype and pump of Adrenaline you get from the fights and very well done and solidly written villains. definitely recommend jujutsu kaisen If you liked hunterXhunter
Both have similar power/magic systems, that are structured in very similar ways.
Both are dark battle fantasy anime.
Both have strong horror elements.
Both have memorable casts of memorable characters.
There's a certain magic that both shows focus very heavily on and use (though Hunter x Hunter's is more complex and harder to understand at times). The characters can "create" their own skills with this magic which makes for some really intense and awesome fight scenes. And the main cast meets a bunch of unique and different people so there's plenty of characters to meet and watch.
Just like Hunter x Hunter (HxH), Jujutsu Kaisen (JJK) has a very interesting and and well-implemented power system. Although not as fleshed out and in-depth as HxH's power system, it brings really cool elements to the table introducing pacts and requirements which make the characters more powerful but at a risk.
Both anime's have fantastic animation and great fight scenes. Although HxH's animation doesn't really have much CGI, JJK pulls it off and combines normal animation and CGI perfectly, implementing awesome shots and perspectives that only shows like Demon Slayer have been able to achieve well. Along with the animation, there's some very interesting story and character development. Although the story isn't as dark and deep as HxH's, the fights, characters and very nice pacing of the story help make it almost perfect both for seasoned weebs n' people who are new to watching anime and cartoons.
Overall, I highly recommend it! If you're just starting out with watching shounen anime or just anime/cartoons in general, I'd give it a try. It's not super long and the episodes grow increasingly better as you watch it. read more
If you like the powers and abilities unique to each character similar to Hunter x Hunter or Psyren, coupled with the strong bonds of friendship that's not cliche as naruto and one piece but kind of like how Hitman Reborn was, then this is the anime and the manga for you. Jujutsu Kaisen is malleable enough to be Shonen but has the gore and realism elements in it to also be close to some Seinen anime/manga such as Berserk (well maybe not that fucked up but you know what I mean) or Ajin. Since I have bias towards anime with unique power structures like Hunter x Hunter and Psyren where its just not the generic shout=power up or friendship-danger=instapower, the anime and the manga really speak out to me and I hope you'll pick it up and support it so that the awesome sequences in the manga will continue to be animated.  read more
HxH and JJK have similar power systems with dope ass fight scenes and osts
For no reasons mentioned both of the MC's are totally capable of winning every olympics event to start the show with both of them trying their best not to kill anyone while still getting stronger
Complex powers, lots of explanations, fucked up fights, desperate moments, but the most important thing is the fact that the Jujutsu kaisen mangaka has already said that he was inspired by HxH for some things in his manga.
I'm guessing people have made this comparison before but Muzan really reminds me of Meruem for some reason, mostly aesthetically but also Muruem when freshly hatched even seems similar personality wise.
The dedication and intense training it takes to become both a Hunter and a Demon Slayer is similar.
Although in HxH they're not demons they also face a lot of inhuman enemies.
The hunter x hunter chimera ant arc from the 2011 show has alot of similarities to this show.
here are some of them:
- Both deal with insectlike opponents and enemies at some point.
- Both shows have great battles that are well made and exciting and have somewhat the same feel to them.
- Both battleshounen
- Both gradually get more dark
Two exciting and violent battle shounen anime about a group of young protagonists that have to face many brutal challenges, they have to constantly fight and deal with much much stronger opponents. Both shows have excellent production values with exciting fight scenes.
-Similar protagonist vibes and action due to them being both action shoujens
-Main antagonists from both animes remind you heavily of eachother
-Protagonists fighting powerful terroristic group with powerful enemies with unique abilities
In terms of quality, both remarkable shounens stand at almost equal footing, both higher than what other shounens have done.
From I can name on the top of my head...
-Both protagonists are hard-headed individuals, guys who don't think before they speak but instead let their emotions do the talking for them.
-Both animes have overall beautiful and riveting soundtracks, which are immensely crucial to making their scenes as impactful as it is. While they hold different styles, it would be difficult to prefer one over the other. The quality of the music are on par.
-When you take all the seriousness out of the stories, both have a special kind of lightheartedness attached to the anime
1- The MCs are optimists + after some training, they become VERY strong
2- Good Action
3- Adventure Gore Action Group of friends
4- Both MCs are on an adventure with a partner and are looking for something
5- Both MCs have huge potential and are extremely strong
Although this show is fairly new, even the Hunter x Hunter mangaka (Togashi) recommended reading the Kimetsu no Yaiba manga series. The anime adaptation has been great so far and as a huge fan of HxH, I've enjoyed it.
The MCs in both of these anime have the same personality, They are very nice and lovable just like their friends. The fighting scenes are really awesome and the adventures of the characters are really cool. Both anime have such good characters, it's hard to find alot of characters that you'll hate!
both only famous thanks to the anime
(thanks to Ufotable & Madhouse to be precise)
but how to put this? if you liked kny ,watch hxh, you'll like it
and if you have watched hxh, watch kny its not long anime that bothers you
After watching Hunter X Hunter, I was looking for another anime with tons of impressive fight scenes and lovable characters. There are tons of similarities between these two animes. The first similarities are apparent: they are both shounen, they both take place in worlds with "magic," they both have an unexpectedly powerful main character, and both shows are over 100 episodes. Both main characters have incredibly supportive friends, and they both never give up. The other similarities between the shows are harder to notice: both animes have dark undertones, and they take place in vast complex worlds. They have multiple evil villains and obstacles to overcome, they both come from small villages, they have family abandonment problems, and powerful teachers. Overall, Black Clover starts a little slow, and the main character's voice is a bit annoying. Yet this anime surprised me by how good it was. I don't know why it isn't super popular, but I highly suggest giving it a shot, especially if you like Hunter x Hunter.  read more
I think that if you like Shounen nekketsu, you may like black clover !
As well as Hunter X Hunter, Black Clover is going to be the next big thing in anime.
Extraordinary capacities and powers/ excellent fighting/action scenes ,comedy and tragedy
The characters in both of these anime have a goal they are trying to reach with never give up attitude
The same character archetypes, Gon & Asta: Lovable and Stupid, Killua & Yuno: More Strength than the Main Characters, but less dominant personalities.
The Story plot is partially similar, for example, the Hunter Exam and the Magic Knight Exam.
The Art is similar as well, and with their never-gonna-give-up attitude, they eventually succeed.
Both HxH and Black Clover are very similar story-wise and character-wise
Both anime's Main Characters go from having nothing (very weak) but is steady
Both MCs has rival friends who compete against them to get better
Both MCs have similar goals such as becoming a Hunter or a Hokage
Both are underestimated and they surpass their limits which surprises their friends
You follow the development of a main character who from the start has no experience whatsoever. Gon in HxH's case and Asta in Black Clover's case. Both have goals to climb up to higher ranks. Have the same performance in thinking and motivation.
Similar traits Gon-Asta and Killua-Yuno.
Both animes contain sick fight scenes.
The storylines themselves are similar.
They both have the same concept of ranks and powers.
Both series are entertaining and you will not get tired of the content regardless of all the episodes they have.
Both are shounens with main characters grew up without their parents and stating their goals in the first episodes. Both shows are very long and are split in arcs with the biggest one being the best. The two of them provide large amount of well-written characters and have their main villain(Licht/Meruem) want to help his race. Both stories start with an exam arc and ends with an open ending, hinting at a sequel. Another similar thing they have is character rage moments at which protagonist gets unbelievably strong. Finaly, HxH and Black Clover are the rare examples of shounens with actually good plot, which is rare for genre. read more
We're talking about characters and story. Both Black Clover and Hunter x Hunter have it all. Black clover focuses around 2 boys Asta and Yuno while Hunter x Hunter does the same by focusing mainly on Killua and Gon. The main focus of Hunter x Hunter is for Gon to meet his dad and for Killua to become a pro hunter, Black clover on the other hand - Asta and Yuno become rivals to become the Wizard King, in order to do that they have to pass an exam, and so do Gon and Killua. There's also a ton of similiarties between the story. In HxH Gon and Killua meet 2 people named Kurapika and Leorio who have similiar goals but different purposes. Yuno and Asta meet a person in the exam. In HxH ( The Phantom Troupe ) is a thief band known for stealing expensive goods, and in Black Clover. Dark Triad are the three demons Yuno and Asta work to defeat.  read more
same feeling that "omg the principal character is so FUCKING OWESOME" like, im not the only one that thinks that, they're so fucking cool, but is obv that hxh do that thing 100x better, if you like a big shounen i would recomend you that. maybe the first 5 eps will make you angry, but after that you'll be so happppppy
If you like shounen anime with likeable characters, frequent power ups, and great fights, this is the show for you.
Why I recommend HxH:
- Every aspect of chakra (Nen for HxH) is explained. How they gather it, focus it, use it; the general mechanics of their powers is explained in detail for both anime - and this is something to be appreciated.
- Most fights are well choreographed. The MC in HxH is generally far more tactical than Naruto, so the fights in HxH in general are more tactical in nature -- especially the big fights.
Note: Hunter x Hunter does start off slow. Their powers don't begin to arise for quite some time, however stick with it and you'll enjoy it. I highly recommend this anime. read more
There is a kid who's whole clan was killed and he's corrupted by revenge. It also happens that his clan had special eyes.
Although the story lines are not close to similar, both have great adventures and follow a protagonist as he develops into a strong and reliable person.
Along with the similarities listed in the previous recommendations. I found it fascinating how both animes have different types of they could specialize in with their power. For Naruto it's an element/elements while Hunter x Hunter is nen types, and each character has a natural affinity to a certain type. The way they test for a character's affinity is pretty similar too. Naruto uses special paper that changes properties when chakra is poured into it, while Hunter x Hunter uses leaf divination, where the cup of water with a floating leaf changes properties when nen is focused on it.
When the characters develop skills specific to their type, they become stronger and their battles are funner to watch. Of course, the journey to getting there is also exciting. read more
It's the same concept, but better! (my personal opinion). I love Naruto and it was my favorite until I found Hunter x Hunter.
Very short about the anime: It's about a boy, named Gon, who wants to be a Hunter (as his father was). He wants to find out why his father chose to be a Hunter. He meets a lot of people on his way.
He meets dangerous tasks, as Naruto does, and he wants to save his friends, as Naruto does. So therefore I find it similar. I think if you enjoy Naruto, you'll enjoy Hunter x Hunter.
Tip: less fillers (only two), and keeps to the story. read more
both have a main character who is stubborn and never gives up they want to protect their friends have their own dreams Naruto to become a hokage like his father was and Gon to become a hunter and find his father both anime have characters that want revenge sasuke because his clan was killed and kurapika for the same reason both clans where killed because of their special eyes kurapika's clan because they have the scarlet eyes and sasuke's because of the sheringan both series also have amazing fighting scenes and the logic of the powers chakra and nen are quite similiar
Hunter x Hunter is pretty much what Naruto COULD have been, and personally, I'm surprised it doesn't get more recognition. It could easily replace Naruto as one of the Big Three. So, if you're disappointed in Kishi for wasting his potential like I am, here are a few good reasons to turn to HxH.
- Characters: HxH has a large cast of memorable characters that feel more fleshed out. One of Naruto's strong points was the secondary cast, which was tragically underdeveloped, but HxH makes up for that by having an interesting main cast AND secondary cast. Here's a "quick" comparison of some of the characters.
- Killua respects Gon as a comrade and an equal and values his friendship, and they also value each other's thoughts and ideas without judgement. Naruto and Sasuke bicker almost constantly, and Sasuke laughs in his face when he offers his help. Gon and Killua's friendship more or less forms the emotional core of the story, and unlike with Naruto and Sasuke, it does a good job.
- On Kurapika's mission for revenge, he refuses his friends' help because he doesn't want to put them in danger. Sasuke believes he doesn't need friends at all. I'm not really knocking Sasuke's character for this, but I still don't like it.
- The Phantom Troupe could be compared to the Akatsuki in a few ways without saying either one is superior. Most notably, the Troupe works as a collective and sticks together, even mourning their dead comrades, while everyone in the Akatsuki has their own hidden agenda but is more or less forced to work together by circumstance.
Combat: Battle is the core of most shonen anime, and HxH's combat is concise, fast-paced, and based on real strategy as opposed to Sharingan asspulls. In place of chakra, HxH has nen, which creates almost endless possibilities for special powers and really works well.
Story: Gon's goal of meeting his father is much simpler than becoming Hokage, but the journey that eventually leads him there is an interesting one. It is divided into six arcs, each having a unique flavor while still meshing well together. Particularly, the exam arc at the beginning is about half as long as the Chuunin Exams and feels very challenging. The Chimera Ant arc in particular is an emotional rollercoaster and definitely the high point of the series. At 61 episodes, it's the longest arc, but doesn't suffer fatigue unlike the war arc in Naruto
I would last like to talk about how HxH deals with its villains. You're not expected to sympathize with them most of the time, but they don't feel generic or one-dimensional. When it does make its villains sympathetic, it does it through their character development. Naruto likes to trick you into thinking its villains are sympathetic by giving you a Tragic Backstory after all the time it spent making them out to be generic bad guys. However, villains in HxH, especially Meruem in the CA arc, become more sympathetic through their development. I won't spoil anything else, but it does it well. If you're in need of a long shonen series that's also GOOD, then please give this series a try.  read more
Both are shounen anime series but I find Hunter x Hunter as an "upgraded version" of Naruto. The writing is more clean and complex, it has less fillers, it has better pacing and the animation is just top-notch.
It's a shonen anime that follows Gon and his friends, however it is not your average shonen. It flows from each arc as smooth as butter and the story's while slow at times are absolutely worth the watch. Highly recommend
1. MC's parents are not present in the early parts.
2. MC later finds out that his father is a world-renowned hunter (Hunter x Hunter) // his father is the 4th Hokage that he looks up to (Naruto).
3. Has a power system like chakra but more creative and complex.
Both animes are from the same studio. Meaning they look awesome, just AWESOME.
The fights are easy to follow, look amazing and have a lot of detail.
Some characters looks really remind you of another in a positive way.
Both animes have a goal to aspire. Becoming a great Hunter or a great Hero.
They involve different species and a complex varied world.
Many of the characters from One Punch Man and the setting reminded me of Hunter x Hunter. If One Punch Man weren't a parody, had a lot more episodes, and if Saitama weren't OP, you would almost have a Hunter x Hunter twin-series.
Both anime are done by Madhouse and have the same overall feel to the series - unique characters, epic battles and power-ups, etc. The "Hero" system in OPM and the "Hunter" system in HxH are very similar as well. Both are incredibly good shounen series, and while OPM is more humorous, there's a high chance you'll enjoy one if you enjoyed the other.
Both have some of the same themes like an association of professionals (heroes/treasure hunters) with class ranks and an elite set of very strong people and the main character eventually decides to work his way up the ranks and become more well known and stronger in the process
Both shows have an organization that the main protagonist joins to fulfill some sort of goal. The Hero Association and the Hunter Association in the two shows remind me of the other. Both have a ranking system which dictates what level of jobs you are likely to be allowed to complete. They involve a rigorous test which has a small passing rate. Also both organizations send out their heroes/hunters to battle and take care of weird creatures that could pose a threat to humanity.
Another comparison is that that main characters have a similar altruistic attitude towards helping people. All in all, these are both great shows that I would highly recommend, so if you liked one, you'll enjoy the other.  read more
Both have equally crazy fights and whacky characters. OPM opening also parodies HxH's main character, Gon (the punch where he holds his left hand over his right before punching).
Both have probably the most brilliant soundtracks ever also. You really need to experience these two. And of course, both are by Madhouse Studio.
Both are fun and interesting takes on less conventional superheroes, though in Hunter x Hunter they're called Hunters rather than superheroes. Both have a diverse and spectacular cast of minor characters. Hunter x Hunter is more emotional, but both have great comedy and are a joy to watch. Both have a lovable main character and a lovable side-kick.
Most of the characters share a few traits: they seem like normal human beings, but they bear very special talents that might not be recognized in the real world. If you love laughs, drama and the struggles of being “different", then you will love this as well.
These two anime are depressing to watch. SnK is fully depressing but HxH is like cheerful at first then becoming a psychological kind of anime at the last part. Either way, these two have bad-ass female characters.
Shingeki no Kyojin is focusing on titans eating humans and they do this for no known reason. And even though most of hunter x hunter dosen't have people getting eaten I still think the current arc (Chimera Ant Arc) in Hunter x Hunter is similar because of how dark it is. People are getting eaten and killed, It has the same feeling of hopelessness especially later in the arc and it's just way darker than most shounens.. They are not afraid to go more mature and use more matures themes
It's similar because it's much darker than all the popular ongoing shounens.. Even though hunter x hunter seems abit lighthearted at first don't be fooled because it's one series that is not afraid to kill of people.. And the current arc of hunter x hunter focuses on the so called Chimera Ants eating people which is very similar to shingeki no kyojin.. And it also has gives you the same feeling of hopelessness.. I've read both mangas and I know that the chimera ant arc gets really dark and makes you feel there is no hope just like shingeki no kyojin
The Chimera ant arc of Hunter x Hunter 2011 is very similar to Shingeki no Kyojin: in Snk people are eaten by Titans,in Hunter x Hunter by Chimera Ant. Also,they're both different,darker and more mature shonens,completely different from clichè shonens like Naruto,Ao no exorcist ecc. I wonder why HxH is still rated PG-13.
This is a shonen with dark theme, gore, monster eating human in the chimera ant arc. This isn't a cliche anime, there is the same feeling of hopelessness in the chimera ant arc and in the Phantom Troupe arc.
Shingeki no Kyojin is a very violent anime that isn't afraid to kill off characters, and that is one of the reasons so many people love the anime. This cruelty can be seen right when you look at the promotional art from the series. Hunter x Hunter is very similar to Kyojin in the fact that death is not held back, but unlike Kyojin you cant tell that just by looking at it. Don't be fooled by the happy childish outside, HxH is brutal ride filled with death of characters you knew just long enough to fall in love with. If you like anime with a great story, characters , action, and music that doesn't hold back death, then you will LOVE HxH. read more
The two have similar action, in the side both are not all "fight-hard" but more psychological action. Interesting changing plot with all full of awesome characters (a lot of cast!!).
The Chimera Ant arc in Hunter x Hunter is quite similar to the whole Shingeki series, having their respectively "human-eating" beings.
(Also, the design of some characters are SO similar you could say are the same XD)
First of all, these 2 anime are probably anime you've heard of because its one of the popular anime. The similarities in these 2 anime are that the MC is going on a quest and fighting for their family. The difference is that the Attack on Titan MC is fighting to save his city and to also protect his family. In Hunter x Hunter the MC seeks out on an adventure where he fights and meets other people to locate his Dad and find out why his Dad left him at such a young age to become a Hunter. Attack on Titan is the short one with 59 episodes. Hunter x Hunter is the long one with 148 episodes. Hope this helped. read more
I recommend Hunter X Hunter is you are a Dragon Ball Z fan for 1 very important reason. The first time I watched this series I couldn't help but make constant comparisons between Gon Freecs and Goku. They have an especially similar story arc that the anime hasn't reached yet, but the manga series has finished that reminded me of the Cell arc (I mean, really close in a lot of ways).
Manga aside, Hunter X Hunter feels like a smarter version of Dragon Ball (but with no dragon balls). There are great characters in both, and If you like Dragon Ball then you should like Hunter X Hunter (2011) as well. read more
Both are Shounen with the heroes training and fighting different types of threats for their friends and to prove themselves.
HxH feels almost like a homage to DBZ. The main character Gon is similar in temperament to Goku. Even his attack looks similar to the Kamehameha. Meruem's appearance is obviously based off from Cell. Don't make the mistake of thinking that HxH is a rip off of DBZ though, since the imitation is tastefully done and doesn't get in the way.
With that said Hunter x Hunter is way more mature and realistic than Dragon Ball Z. The emotions and motivations of the characters is examined in great detail. Dragon Ball for adults if you will. read more
Ever hear of a little series called Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z? With the main character Goku? Yeah. Luffy from One Piece Gon from Hunter x Hunter and Naruto from Naruto were both inspired by Dragon Ball's Goku. The creators say as much themselves.
The energy or should I say aura is coming from their own body and must have training in order to achieve. The MCs like to become stronger because they want to face stronger enemies. The 2nd MCs are pretty alike in terms of character development.
-Both have characters fighting (with blood, sweat, and tears) for their destinies.
-The main characters in both anime have similar personalities: Madoka = Gon - Homura = Killua
-Both are dark, violent, and edgy, the difference is that Madoka is a magical girl anime while HxH is an action adventure fighting shounen.
-HxH has more lighthearted moments than Madoka
-Madoka is more popular (and overrated) than HxH even though Madoka has 12 episodes (and the Rebellion movie) while HxH has 148 episodes.
At first glance, they seem like pretty happy-go-lucky series to watch for fun and a bit of good action. As you keep watching, you realize that they're not happy series. Actually, they're closer to black holes. There's lots of drama, violence (more so in HxH), and dark concepts.
They both have somewhat childish and misleading art and character designs.
Main protagonist is a young naive person.
Both series start out happy-go-lucky, until the drama begins later on. Madoka Magica is shorter and focused on a psychological thriller side, while Hunter x Hunter takes it's action into more darker levels after it's given moment, while being less weirder.
Both shows take their own dark spin on their respective genres, turning their typical genre tropes on its head. Both shows also feature an underlying darkness that you have to watch through the entire show to discover.
Both have protagonists who are children. Also, both of them contain psychological elements. They both start similarly to a kids' show but eventually get darker. The two main characters have a very strong friendship. However, Madoka Magica is more of a thriller while Hunter x Hunter is more action-oriented.
Bright colors, rich character designs in both how the characters look and act, not to mention a fantastical adventure to hunt down stuff. One series is darker "Hunter x Hunter", and the other has a more comical side, "Fairy Tail", but they both cross to the other side at moments.
Both animes are similar due to the 'power'-related genres.
Another reason would be that both these animes share a similarity of both being (somewhat) focused around the main character's friendships with their companions, searching for something/or someone - while their companions follow behind, willing to aid them/be beside them with honour.
"Fairy tail" looks like "hunter X hunter" both of them is action, adventures, comedy, fantasy, shounen. But "fairy tail" is more comedy than "hunter X hunter" and best in the story because the story start and end in 10-20 episodes Unlike the "hunter X hunter" which one story take to 50 episodes. in addition "fairy tail" contains what "hunter X hunter" needed that the main cast is more and contains a large number of boys as well as girls. While "hunter X hunter" is limited only to the boys in the main cast.
someone will say that "hunter X hunter" is best than "fairy tail" and the obverse
At the end that is my opinion, maybe there are someone has different opinion.
Thank you. read more
If you'd like to watch a show that's long running, adventurous, with a colorful cast, but is actually conceptually brilliant, thrilling throughout, almost zero filler, and won't disappoint you, then give HXH a go!
Fairy Tail is about Magic, Hunter x Hunter is about Hunters.
They do share some similarities though.
Both are long running Shounen series.
Both are set in a world with fantasy elements.
Both have a good cast of characters.
- Gon and Natsu are both childish and simple-minded guys who are devoted to their friends
- They both love adventure
-The both have some one who is much more mature then them (Gray and Killua)
- They both have a father/father figure who helps them to grow (Igneel and Ging)
- They both have an anime rage power up, and one of the people who witnessed it gets scared (Dimaria and Pitou)
- They have a Female Character who is blonde and sometimes scolds them for acting reckless (Bisky and Lucy)
- They both have a rival who was once their enemy (Laxus and Hisoka)
- Both animes involve Friendship
- Both MCs encounter a man/group and tries to trick them (Tonpa and Butt giggle gang)
- Both MCs have a Older sibling like person who cares for them strongly (Leorio/Kurapika and Erza)
- Lastly, both MCs have a mentor who guides them through their journey (Gildarts and Kite) read more
Both anime's are Shonen
Both shows main characters and Villain's Have Similar powers and are about powering up
Both Shows start out simple but gets darker and more exciting as you progress sorta like the Chimera ant arc in Hunter X hunter.
Both shows have Great Opening and Ending songs
also Both anime are Very underrated
They both feature a group of upbeat travelers with extraordinary and unpredictable powers that travels around working together with individual goals. Both are deep, emotional, and have some of the best fight scenes, battles, and antagonists I have ever seen in anime. These are both on my favorites and a must watch... if you enjoy one, you will enjoy the other!
They're both series involving magical abilities and can have the happiest and saddest moments. The fights aren't long and drawn out, they keep it interesting.
Overall two happy shows with some serious, dark moments too change it up.
They both deal with adventure and fun groups that you end up loving. There's dark moments but they're balanced perfectly with the happier moments. Although the world build in 7DS is a little more intense, I can promise you that the system of Nen should be able to keep up with that expectation.
Well both are Shounens, so the fighting to overcome powerful foes and gradually getting better and better throughout the series, both main characters have daddy issues,
and they are all about kids with special talents.
The themes of battle shounen are present in both Reborn and Hunter x Hunter. In fact, the main male protagonist is gifted with abilities and strives to use them to help his friends as well as achieving goals of himself. Along the way, he becomes stronger through battles against various adversaries.
There are themes of mafia involved in both series (although it's mainly part of Reborn and later in an arc of Hunter x Hunter). Among other factors though, there is tons of action and drama. Hunter x Hunter has more darker tones though but both series explores a journey for the main male protagonist involved in arcs that are touched upon.  read more
- Both starts off with a bunch of silly kids doing silly things.
- Both animes get to their plot late in the series.
- Both are pretty dark and serious, except imo Hunter x Hunter 2011 is darker.
- Both has a really long adventure of fighting enemies and making new friends.
- Both animes are pretty amazing
Both main characters are teens that started weak and grew stronger through training. Also both main character use spacial weapon.
Both have a father that is rarely home
Both character are sociable in one way or another, and get to know a lot of new friends on their journy.
The main character is placing his friends safety at top priority and will go through a lot of hardship to defend them, and the same goes for his friends who will do the same for them.
Both main characters have to fight and if they lose they learn from the expirience and train for next time.
In both anime the character develope their own power discovering a kind of "energy" that involved in their power.
In both anime there is a weird mentor.
(first recommendation would be glad to here comments) read more
Don't judge this anime just by looking at the cover because thats what i did. This anime is action packed and there are many characters you will fall in love with. it does seem boring judging by the cover but Its so much fun to watch and i was sad when i came across episode 76 bc the anime would end!!! but i really recommend it!!! Now i'm addicted this this anime and characters now!!!
I've longed for another show similar to HxH. Diamond is Unbreakable comes the closest in the aspects I think are the most important:
-Characters all have unique and extremely creative abilities
-Fights are almost always won by quick thinking, clever application of your ability, or outsmarting your opponent, rather than the much more cliche "willpower/brute strength/plot convenience".
-Both are fairly unpredictable - you may even know the direction the show will go, but will have no clue how it'll get there
-Very likable main cast and interesting main villains
- Normal people receiving random powers and using them not for any big cause, but for their own sake
- There's no clear line between good and evil
- Very good character development
- Bright colors, beautiful art, unforgettable music
- Unforgettable antagonists with deep character development and fully understandable reasons to act
- Good exploration of the theme "friendship", with an acceptable number of clichés and tropes
- Relatable characters, very likable main squad
- Fights based on the smart use of the fighters' quirks, not only their brawns
- Both are shonen from experienced and mature authors, and are considered for many to be their magna opera
Both are mainly used psych and mind instead of punch when it comes to fighting and hard to predict, Hisoka is pretty much describing the flamboyant and machismo symbolism in the Jojo series, Kira is pretty similar to meruem, using animal as symbol/form and releasing purple aura, or considered as the best villain in the series itself, and features very likeable squad and casts like gon and co. and the duwang gang
Both of these series have 'Humanoid' beings that are fought against. Beyond that there are a few similar characters and organizations.
Yuuma and Killua are actually quite alike. If you liked one of them, it's not hard to like the other. They both come from violent backgrounds, and have bodies that would exceed human (And otherwise) norms because of the past they lived.
The main characters from both series belong to an organization that fights (Generally) for the protection of others. They are both large, and prominent organizations that hold many similarities.
Both of these series have four main characters, even if it doesn't always focus the show directly on them.
The 'Villains' of both of these series are interesting and even have some similar reasoning behind why they do it. Both of the main villains from the anime go after humans for power. Both of them are humanoid, and many other subtle similarities.
Anyway, they are both equally as enjoyable and I loved them both personally so trust me I have great taste. :)  read more
If you liked Hunter x Hunter for it's power system Nen and it's strategic/interesting fights then World Trigger should be an enjoyable watch as well. It's power system is based on devices called 'Triggers' with set abilities and they are used in creative/interesting ways to fight in some amazing battles.
If you liked HxH for its structural but still incredibly creative magic, you'll love world trigger. On top of that, World Trigger's minor characters have that same feeling of depth that HxH's characters do
I'm new in recommending things but I think there are something similar with these two.
[for AnsaKyou, I actually focused on S2]
Different setting, different story and even different concept. But there are a big similarity between these two: Both leave about the same impression to the watchers. The settings and background are not that alike, but you'll find that both are actually alike in terms of what the shows want to present to the watchers, just different on what field of range it takes. [Example: Both are about self development and what life is, just HxH is more to an adventure and friendship (especially Chimera Ant arc) while AnsaKyou is more to a student's life and their future.]
There are also other similarities:-
+both are very genius; HxH is more to the intelligent while AnsaKyou is more to the philosophy.
+both have a great fight scene
+both use strategy as the main element
+both are analytical (HxH is superior in this)
+both do explain things so watchers can understand what happens.
<>Settings,story and concept does not promise everything. Its tiring if same thing is repeated over and over again without anything new or some variation. So its good if the main idea is expressed by variety of ways. Watching AnsaKyou sometimes reminds me of HxH, so I think you should watch both! read more
While the actual Plot might be quite different, the overall atmosphere, fight scenes, and relationship between the main characters (Gon and Killua, Nagisa and Karma) is very similar.
Karma and Killua are VERY similar, both have a sort of "switch" they turn on during a fight, or to scare someone where they seem very bad ass and fangirls everywhere scream.
Nagisa and Gon are not as similar, but have the same "i must protect my friends no matter what" kind of persona.
The animation in both is top notch and fight scenes are more than just "Nakama power" and have brains behind them .
Both are a MUST WATCH  read more
One's got a classroom full of assassins with a octopus man as the teacher and the other's got giant killing ants creatures and more in a fantasy world. So one might ask how these two anime's are similar, and I'm about to tell you! Both anime's have their good action moments, funny characters, assassin characters (I'm talking about my bois Killua and Nagisa 😎) , a very intriguing and sometimes confusing storyline, and satisfying endings! (I thought so anyway)
Both feature tons of brutally dark scenes, but the tone generally remains neutral thanks to copious amounts of comic relief.
The plot tends to be fast-paced and unpredictable.
Both have great visuals and beautifully executed battles.
It's true they both kill! But they do it for their own good reasons.
(Akame Ga Kill) Night Raid: Fight and Kill against the corrupted capital for the citizens that suffer.
(Hunter x Hunter (2011)) Gon: Fights for his friends and he tries to get to his Father.
Killua: Used to kill for bad reasons. But ever since he met Gon. He tries his best to protect and stay at gons side.
Kurapika:Fight and Kills for his race. Since they get hunted down for a special feature of they'res.
These two Animes do what ever they can to get to they're goals and to protect they're beloved.
Shounen battle shows that spend more time talking about ambitions, rules, and mechanics than actually fighting, making the plot and action even better since the viewer fully understands the importance and consequences of every move the characters make.
Similar dark setting with lots of strategic battles and an equaling amount of brutality-- perfect choices for those who are fans of grey and gray morality series. Also, there are a lot of likable and interesting characters in both series-- feel free choose your favorite.
Both series touch on quite interesting topics. They have deep characters with whom we can be attached or hate.
The most important thing is that at the time of the script, you can see that Fate / Zero is a seinen and HxH is a shounen. The second is less deep and less adult. But it can be understood since they are aimed at different audiences.
It is important to emphasize the fact that Fate is a complete saga and HxH is not.
it may seems like a pretty bizarre recommendation and i don't know what to mention besides a similar genres, but both Yoshihiro Togashi and Tite Kubo was heavily inspired by Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya and it's clearly shows. they both feels really similar, but without copying eachother.
Both series are long running (lots of episodes) series that center around action and fighting. The main characters are very good and the stories are very profound. The powers of the characters are very well thought of and become even more epic as the serie progresses. They will have you drop your jaw when you see the epic battles.
The exorcists have special privileges, getting to go wherever they want to with the keys. The hunters license is like a passport to anywhere. Each group goes on adventures within their group and they form friendships, despite dark adventures. The plots draw the viewer in.
They're both about a kid that goes into an adventure, makes friends, encounter enemies, grow stronger, etc. Oddly enough, the characters are bound to one type of many "magical power" (Like Spec'ing in an RPG). The thrill in HxH(2011) comes slower than Ao No Exorcist, but I will still recommend it before the other.
Gon and Rin want to be a exorcist/hunter
-both shows came in 2011
-Kurapika and Yukio are people who are more mature than the Mc
- Leorio and Bon are people who are loud
- Killua is similar to Izumo because they are are insecure and play off a cold personality but want to be respected
- Shiemi and Bisky are blondes who are the main female lead and take care of the mc
- Kite and Shiro play a father figure who the Mcs love
- They have a power which once activated something goes wrong
- both have sad pasts
- both can be violent when in battle
- both have great ops and eds
- HxH (2011) is a study on human behaviour, Blue Exorcist is your average shonen read more
no one make a recommendation to HxH? okay, the similariity between these 2 animes is in the way they tend to over-expaining something narratively though MPS's was more humorous and yet it's rare to see any anime that put narration dominant in a episode.
As you can notice how important the friendship and teammate elements are very important during the series. Hunter X Hunter is a must watch if you like Magi! I'm a big fan of both shows and I can tell how much they are familiar! The fighting styles are fairly similar to Magi, including the settings of the story and pretty much the artstyles as you can trust MadHouse. Though Magic is not included ((cough Hisoka cough)) in the HxH series, they are both very popular Shounen series. Both shows does also focus on side character's stories as it makes the show more intense and relaxing to watch. read more
Both of these anime feature a charismatic and friendly protagonist who is oblivious to the malice of the world. Both of these protagonists (Aladdin in Magi and Gon in HxH) are incredibly forgiving of the transgressions of their enemies and they see the horrible world that both of them reside in through very bright lenses. They can't (or maybe don't want to) see the darkness present within others. Both of these anime involve the main characters embarking on a journey or adventure of one sort or another and both contain plenty of high-octane fights with aesthetically pleasing visuals and cool power systems. Djinn Equips(Magi) make up for their lack of creative use and specialization with sheer flair and flamboyance. Both anime contain themes of vengeance and whether or not vengeance is truly right. There are plenty of other things, however, saying more will ultimately spoil things for you. If you liked one, you'll probably like the other. read more
Magi is the most similar to HxH of anything I've watched, Kingdom especially, but is still unique with its own charm in many ways. The power system is similar to the power system of HxH, Aladdin is similar to Gon Freecss in some ways(they're both voiced by Erica Mendez in the dubs as well), friendship, moral complexity, journeys and redemption are big themes in both series, and HxH has many well-written characters just as Magi does. I definitely recommend HxH to a fan of Magi.
-Both animes have a type of "intellectual" battle going on. They both feature battles of wits. Even though Hunter x Hunter focuses more on action and Death Note with more psychological aspects, they still closely coincide with each other.
-Both protagonists are in pursuit of a goal. Light to become God and Gon to find his father
Both contain battles with meta-morphed life forms. Both interweave deaths with superb storytelling and awesome fights. There is a certain 'feel' that you can get in the last arc of hunterxhunter 2011 that you also get in the second half of Terra Formars which is perhaps due to their similar use of narrators.
The Chimera Ant Arc of HxH has numerous similarities with TerraFormars; seemingly non-threatening bugs are sent to an abandoned region, but over time they become a major threat that must be stopped. The bugs develop humanoid features and even form an empire, U-NASA/Hunter's Association send a unit of humans to prevent the threat from growing larger.
The intense atmosphere, despair, and levels of gore are very similar in the two, basing the powers on real life animals is done for both the Chimera and members of BUGS2.
Both have a huge cast with diverse characters and the main protagonist is not always the center of all what happens.
Both have complex battles and situations and a lot of plot twist, though Terra Formars is a lot more fast-paced so I think it's a bit less enjoyable because I have the feeling that everything is always changing; also Terra Formars' dire situations are resolved with pure strenght more often.
In both anime there are enemies which are anthropomorfic insects.
Both have a lot of dialogue and also an external narrator that explains a lot of what's going on.
OSTs and drawings/animations are good in both anime (but better in HxH imho) read more
Although both series take a different approach to its humor, both shows include loveable character dynamics that create a sense of family, and watching each relationship grow & develop is wonderful to watch.
Both seem light hearted and fun but are actually dark and gritty.
Both have children that have features that no normal child would have Hunter X Hunter super strength and The Promised Neverland super intelligence.
Hunter X Hunter is more action/adventure
The Promised Neverland is more mystery
Both have extremely talented children who far surpass the capabilities of your average child which opens them up to more dangerous side of the world that your average child would never see, as well the exposure to added danger it also gives them a great opportunity to explore parts of the world your average person isn't even aware exists.
Both shows have great senses of adventure and dark tones.
I'm surprised no one recommend HxH for this series, Jojo is all about battle of wits, if you want to feel the same experienced as this series, obviously it'd be HxH, and a little bit of spoiler, the new arc of HxH manga has a lot of Jojo reference from this part.
Both shows have similarly wacky approaches to character design, and have more violence than you'd expect considering such. The way characters strategize during conflict is also very similar across both shows
Both have a very young boy (age10/12) leaving home and taking on the world to be the best at what they do and follow their dreams.
Both have action, fighting, adventure, tournaments and friendship. They have a similar feel and similar art style, if you love one you will most likely enjoy the other.
i think those two anime are alike because they both have a deep meaningful plot. overall art, story , and the imagination-world are all necessary to define a well value anime. this recommendation isn't based on just a fanboy expressions but a well belief of knowing what is great.
As Rurouni Kenshin, the duels in Hunter x Hunter are more based in Strategy and in the psychological state of the fighters than in special powers. Also, the majority of the cast in both anime are morally ambiguous characters. Lastly, both have great arcs, Yorkshin in Hunter x Hunter and Kyoto in Rurouni, that focus in a bunch of charismatic bandits that the viewer will surprisingly support and love.
It's very enjoyable to watch Rurouni Kenshin if you have already watched Hunter X Hunter. There is a lot of similarities between these two top tier pieces of battle shounen genre, like the construction of the impact in the major scenes, the way with which the anime induces you to empathize with the characters, and the constant explanations of special powers.
Remember how in the second phase of the final exam arc of Hunter x Hunter we were introduced to gourmet hunters and what they do? Well the reason I recommend Toriko is because its almost like an extension of the Hunter x Hunter world but focusing on gourmet hunters exclusively. If you thought the gourmet hunter idea from HxH was cool you should definitely check out Toriko.
hunter x hunter + one piece + hokuto no ken + Mister Ajikko = Toriko .
the world setting of Toriko overlaps a lot with Hunter x Hunter. Both work place the human world in the center of a much-larger world, where the average power level is vastly stronger than humans. People send out expeditions consisting of the strongest (gourmet) hunters to discover its deep, dark secret.Toriko story is about hunting like in hunter x hunter but toriko focus only hunting for food.
Both anime do have a similar sense of action, magic and adventure. Occasional humor and fighting scenes make a good mix when it comes to these two shows, and it helps with the introduction of side characters that keep both series entertaining.
Overlord is pretty much like HxH if HxH was from Meruem's point of view (suddenly appearing in a new world, being the supreme being, having guardians and servants, treating humans as insects). The "drama "and "darkness" of Overlord is also not as "dramatic" or "dark" Overlord is also way more comedic than HxH. Both series have a lot of different skills/abilities/power systems. I also see a lot of similar characters and settings in both series.
Ushio to Tora and Hunter x Hunter are two well-crafted Shounen and Adventure works that share a few interesting similarities. Main characters are underage boys who were abandoned by one of their parents as little kids. After gaining some kind of power they travel around lots of places to find their lost parents as well so they can know the reasons for leaving them behind. As they travel, lots of obstacles, murderous beasts and dangers appear in front of their eyes. Both shows contain good comedy but also they manage to put up a nice dark environment every once in a while. The overall atmosphere is very similar, as well the characters. Growing up friendship it's a very important point in both series too. read more
Hunter x Hunter and Ushio to Tora share a very similar atmosphere, they both can be funny while keeping a serious and dark atmosphere at the same time, with a very similar humor, not to mention that they have ALMOST identical character personalities and goals, and they share a similar art, animation and colors as well.
They're both well made action adventurous supernatural Shounen animes, so if you liked one, you'll definitely like the other.
GetBackers and Hunter x Hunter consist of a cast of characters that specialize in various skills.
There are a lot of character dynamics explored through various story arcs. The main male protagonists of both series show some similarities in their personalities, in particular Gon and Ginji. The relationships they share with another prominent character is made of a great friendship.
Elements of action, drama, comedy, and suspense are also built up throughout both series that are consistent.
Kadzuki & Kurapika are androgynous warriors who fight with objects that can be used to whip or bind.
Ban & Leorio are both incredibly strong skirt chasers with short tempers & absolutely no muscle mass in their skinny bodies.
Ginji & Gon have very similar personalities.
Ginji & Killua both control electricity & have a gay crush on their best friend.
Akabane & Hisoka might as well be the same person; the creepy highly attractive murdersexual who flirts with his prey to make himself come off 6x as creepy & uncomfortable to be around. & they almost exclusively go after men.
Both shows are action shonen with well thought out stories and good action scenes. Also, in both shows the MC work hard towards a goal. The MC's are quite strong and there are no random bursts of power making the MC over powered in face of danger in both shows.
I think that Gon was similar with Allen because those two had same personality and also never give up to fight together with their friends.Killua and Lavi are also supporting their main characters and also their friendship.Leorio would be just like Krory while Kurapika would had a same personality with Kanda. The Phantom Troupe would be just like the Noah family and Hisoka would be had a same personality with Tyki Mikk.
These two shows are particularly similar when comparing the Chimera Ant Arc to Parasyte as a whole. These two both include:
A foreign/alien species that preys on humans and threatens the existence of mankind.
The subsequent battle between the alien species and humankind.
The revelation that humans are just as bad, if not worse, than the alien species they are fighting against.
Two of the most entertainment-packed series I've seen.
Both have extremely realistic, tone-neutral character writing.
In both, the plot is in a constant flux, filled with twists and turns, shifting fast and unpredictably.
The battles/conflicts place an emphasis on tactical, strategical and political aspects.
HxH and Code Geass have a few things in common. But what really draws in the same fans are the tactical mind games that are played in both anime. Surely some shounen and superpowers are a nice addition to that, which only reinforces this recommendation!
Both anime are of the shounen genre, the main cast consists of early teenagers that have supernatural powers. There is also the similarity in the story line of the arcs where a main characters is kidnapped by his own family and is rescued by his friends. Both characters's paths in life were decided by their families, but with the help of their friends, they are given another choice of the path they''ll follow (in Hunter x Hunter is Killua and in Shaman King is Ren). If you like seeing characters develop, make friends and gain supernatural powers, those two are the animes for you.
Both Shaman King and Hunter x Hunter features shouenn battle themes and has a lot of action. The main male protagonists as well as other characters in the show possesses supernatural abilities and becomes stronger as they face newer and stronger opponents.
The main male protagonist is also training to reach a goal in both series; although for different reasons. Among many other factors, there's a lot of humorous dialogues but at the same time also emotions in some of the arcs. Both series also has that sense of adventure-like feeling to them.
if you ever wondered what would Hisokas brother would be and be like well i must say Tokuchi, Toua their mind set is almost comparable in every way, for their facial features as well as the sadistic look of always being calm and cool in every situation....
If Hisoka decided to take up baseball instead of be a hunter, One Outs would be the result.
Additionally, both shows make something appear much more interesting than it actually is (baseball for One Outs, Arm wrestling for Hunter x Hunter).
Apart from the obviously different themes, these two Anime pretty much share the exact same key components that make them special and great:
- Consistent character-power-levels; No random jumps in strength or cheap gimmicks (à la One Piece, Dragon Ball, Kuroko no Basket)
- Great focus on training and becoming more powerful over time
- Just the perfect amount of quirkiness for all characters; Every character feels unique and different, but is still believable and relatable (once again, see One Piece or Kuroko no Basket for bad examples of this)
- None of the characters are unbeatable or without weaknesses
- Tense fights/matches that are often won through wit
- Actual losses do happen, making every confrontation that more exciting
So, if you liked either show, then the other is an absolute must-watch in my opinion.  read more
Before you say "I don't like Sports Anime" just hear me out. While it may seem weird to recommend Hunter x Hunter to Haikyuu, I have good reason. Haikyuu is the inspirational story of a short skinny volleyball player aspiring to be one of the best in the country. So how does Haikyuu relate to Hunter x Hunter?
Great Character Development
All Characters (including side characters) are distinct and not generic
The Music (just go onto YouTube and search up Haikyuu ost)
And the Goosebumps you get from the badass moments
Though they don't share the same genre and don't share a lot of traits, I believe Haikyuu is worth a shot.
TL;DR Expand your horizons, stop watching Shonen Anime and give Haikyuu a try read more
-Bunch of friends fighting vs opponents
-There is Hunter Corporation that employs fighters
-Professional enemies that are stronger that protagonists
-One arc features tournament going on similar to entire story of tGoHS
From episode 59 onwards, Hunter x Hunter takes place inside a game call Greed Island. Like in Sword Art Online, if you die in Greed Island, you die in real life. The games are similar in their fantasy RPG style as well.
Apart from that, both anime have excellent stories, animation, soundtracks and voice actors. But most importantly, both have excellently developed characters and take place (mostly for SAO) in a fantasy setting with some real world elements (SAO is occasionally set in modern-day Japan whereas HxH is set in a completely alternate world very similar to modern-day Japan).
Both are definitely worth a watch
The only similarities is that the Sword Art Online is similar to the greed island arc in Hunter x Hunter. Only in the greed island arc, the protagonists and the villains both use the gaming system in clever ways to their advantage. In SAO, battles are won due the character being overpowered or from a deus ex machina.
While both are in vastly different worlds, both are very well developed and lived in. Side characters who normally wouldn't be memorable are and the soundtracks for both are iconic. Both protagonists go through some sort of pain and are accompanied by violent people who you still love and have depth. However, unlike other darker shows, they both still don't glorify violence and have an ultimate theme condemning said violence. Also, the animation for both is fantastic.
- Gon and Boruto share this incredible positivity, determination. while Killua and Mitsuki protect them like caring big brothers, build unbreakable bonds of friendship along the way, and overcome their limitations working as a team.
- Gon longs to have a relationship with his father like Boruto, although he does not retort to mischief to get his attention.
- Very similar art
A lot of similarities between the protagonists, Gon and Boruto, as both of them have their father as a driving force to be stronger and it is the value they see in the relationships with their friends and teammates that leads to strong character development.
Both shows have a solid, core cast of characters with different fighting abilities. In HxH's case, its the four main characters plus the first primary antagonist who is basically the fifth main character (Gon, Killua, Leorio, Kurapika, and also the first villain Hisoka are the main ones), and in Rokka's case, there are 7 chosen heroes who each wield different weapons and personalities.
The most similar aspect though is the intelligence and seriousness with which they approach their stories and battles. Neither emphasizes action - they both emphasize strategy, tactics, and wit in their stories. Strategy plannings are common in both, and the fighting styles aren't cliche, "honorable" methods. For example, the hero in Rokka readily uses any means possible of succeeding and strategizes his battles, much like how a character like Killua would do in HxH.
Both shows are still shonen esque, but they're part of a branch of "smarter" shonen in my eyes. There's little fanservice in either, the character designs and enemy powers and such are very differentiated, and the emphasis is on the traps and mysteries as well as on planning how to escape rather than the typical "power up and fight" sequences in other shonen shows. read more
First I will say that the vibes that both of these shows give off are extremely similar, if you like the feel of hunter x hunter then you will most likely like this as well.
The second thing that makes this similar to hunter x hunter is its cast of characters and their way of combat.
Both have a son trying to live up to the standards of their father. Both are about being put through challenges in order to achieve their final goal while making friends along the way. The main characters are similar in their stubbornness and outspoken nature. Both main characters are considered stupid and inferior by most until they prove themselves to be great.
Both shows have protagonists that at the beginning of the show seem invincible but still likeable (like their fathers before them); we see the go through adversity and overcoming them in relatively amazing ways.
Both shows have an expansive cast that interacts in both expected and unexpected ways. The cast all feel different even though they are in essence the same, in HxH all fighters and in Food Wars all chefs.
Food wars is more comedic overall while HunterxHunter is a bit better with its cast.
HxH 2011 has large similarities with Jibaku Shounen.
It's dark, fluffy, goofy, psychologically traumatic (for the characters).
The antagonists are just...everything you'd want them to be!
One of the MC in HxH, named Killua has a similar story with the MC of this anime, and I'd 100% Recommend watching HxH 2011.
Episode Comparison: 12 for TBHK, and 144 for HxH 2011
Both feature main characters with black spiky hair starting out on their looming destinies who both harbour amazing potential. Both series have impeccable characters, art styles, OST's, world building & character designs. Both form lifelong friendships and train hard to battle dangerous opponents.
Do you love complex power systems in your Anime? Then World Trigger is the Anime for you. Very few stories put as much love and care into balancing powers as these two series do.
Do you also love a cast of so many interesting characters that the MC disappears for a bit and the story carries on with no problem? Watch World Trigger. Similar to Hunter x Hunter, the real focus is the world around them, not just the core cast of characters. Which means many people you are introduced to will have personalities and affect the world for the better or the worse.
It may apply for the first season of World Trigger if you were to ignore one detail, the animation. The second season has a major upgrade on visuals. The power system may not leave much space for unique powers to each character like in HxH's case but it has the element that the rules are defined and it's up to characters' strategies for the possibility of winning battles. World Trigger season 2 won't work best if you can't understand Trion because you still need to watch the first season and it's not as willing to delve into more mature themes like Hunter X Hunter but it does contain an arc similar to the raid on the palace of Hunter X Hunter. read more
Both shows are light hearted and funny at the same time first but as the story paces, it gets more serious and here's whats interesting: IT GETS EVEN MORE BLOODIER AND BRUTAL. Gintama and HxH has references to other shows but HxH only has one whereas Gintama has a lot including HxH. Gintama and HxH are set in a modern/fantasy setting with both humans and strange beings alike and they participate series of missions/adventures to get paid and to achieve status in society. Both have gangs who have different goals and are supported by unexpected and former allies.
Henpeita looks like Illumi as a middle aged man.
Killua & Gintoki both have white fluffy hair, are undefeatable in battle, & are burdened by memories of a powerful creepy long haired man from their childhoods.
Katsura & Kurapika are both androgynous warriors.
Okita & Kurapika both seem cute & laid back, but are both quite vicious & not above using people as pawns. Both have a strong moral code, are blonde, & have a vitriolic friendship with a dark-haired tsundere. (Hijikata/Leorio).
Biscuit & Kagura are both the strongest women in their series, both redheads, masochists, enjoy trolling people, & act/think way more mature than they look.
All of the women in Gintama are violent, mean, & scary. HxH's women would fit right in, especially Biscuit & Palm. read more
Both these shows feature a group of people who deal with the possession of some kind of superhuman power (nen ability and minimums). Both have the general theme of equality between two forces (specifically hunter x hunter's chimera ant arc) and both have a diverse cast and the shows are very easily comparable. Both HXH and Hamatora also have characters with powerful relationships, conflicting ideals or undeniable friendships. I highly recommend Hamatora to people who like HXH, both animes are highly underrated. (though hamatora's writing and length is no where near in comparison to HXH< consitering hamatora is 24 episodes)
The Characters have Super Powers some would say, However In Hamatora, the powers are known as Minimums.
In Hunter x Hunter (2011) The powers are known as the 'Nen-Ability'.
The Characters are all young.
As you watch the anime the characters all grow throughout each episode.
The anime is very under-rated like Hunter x Hunter and deserves much more publicity
Hunter x Hunter (2011) and Hajime no Ippo are both about a boy who want to follow in their fathers footsteps. Gon Freecss of Hunter x Hunter (2011) wants to become a professional hunter. He wishes to do so because his father left him when he was young to continue being a hunter. Gon wishes to discover why. Makunouchi Ippo of Hajime no Ippo wants to know the meaning of "strong". He sees his father to be strong, and wants to be like him. He becomes a boxer to pursue this goal. Both anime show the struggles that their respective main character goes through. They must train to become stronger, and that is what they do. The two characters are very persistent, and do not give up easily. The animes are both long, but they are very worth watching. They both have great fights, and solid plot development. read more
Both have great fights, awesome characters, and will amp you up beyond belief. They both follow a fight by fight flow where the charters get gradually stronger through training, and quickly stronger during big fights. If you're looking for another show that packs a punch look no further.
After hearing so much about Chimera Ant Arc being the deconstruction of the shonen verse, I decided to put up a recommendation because NGE as well is a deconstruction except in Mecha.
-Both main protag have daddy issues and emotional struggles to deal with (I find Gon more likeable than Bitchass Shinji)
-The story involves in multiple cast (except in H X H it is ridiculously huge) and the main char are pretty comparable if not exact if you notice (Gon-Shinji Killua-Kaworu Kurapika-Rei Leorio-Asuka)
-Blue and Orange Morality issue is explored due to the conflict between humans and an outside force who are sentient beings
-Light and Dark Moments switch in and out
-Body Count is another key factor that impacts the story
Personally I think H x H is better than NGE but both are outstanding and terrific that has impacted the anime industry in years and will later hold up the legacy for future generations to come. read more
Hmmmm just skipped all the arcs and go to chimera ant,if you compare chimera ant especially the palace invasion with evangelion,you can have some similarity,amazing philosophical lines and fights,the ending is life changing depends on what person you are,if you're not into demographic,you may not understand the eva ending,if you can't survive the palace invasion hell pacing,you won't enjoy the ending
I saw the another guy recommending HxH after Ao Ashi, and I just wanted to add a bit more to his comment. While HxH isn't a sports anime, the creator Togashi also created Yu Yu Hakusho. Many characters in Ao Ashi resemble Togashi's characters from YYH and HxH. For example, Togashi in Ao Ashi looks like Kuwabara from YYH, Takeshima looks like Yusuke, Asari like Kurapica, etc. Reading the manga, you can see even more resemblances.
The themes of these two shows overlap--connecting and understanding others is the key to one's success (aka, the real prize is the friends we made along the way).
Now this is quite a radical recommendation, but I can't help to think about HxH whenever I watch Ao Ashi. The first thing I notice is how Ao Ashi always tend to explain the thought process of its characters for their action. It always make you think the how and why this characters do this and that, and what is the best course of action to take before you make a move. This is very HxH.
As for the MC, I also found the parallel between Gon and Aoi family.
Gon -> mother figure, real father
Aoi -> real mother, father figure
Both their mother kinda prevent them to take a new challenge at first, but at the end they eventually support them because it's their dream.
The catalyst for their action also similar, Ging for Gon, and Fukuda for Aoi. And what more surprising is, Fukuda is pretty similar to Ging in the way they control everyone around them. read more
Both have Main characters that have a goal that needs to be achieved by becoming something, in hunter x hunter the mc wants to be a hunter and in Shaman King the mc wants to be a Shaman King. Both anime also have very unique power systems.
Reboots for classic shounens with a more "modern" artstyle as well as being a more complete adaptation rather than being left off at a weird spot.
In these series, the main protagonist is a young boy with a goal and the series pretty much revolves around that fact through some memorable adventures
I can't say if Claymore is like all of the 2011 version of Hunter x Hunter, since I have not completed Hunter x Hunter at the time of making this recommendation. However, revenge is a big aspect of both stories (it's the driving force for Clare, the main character of Claymore; it's also the driving force for Kurapika, who is one of the main characters of Hunter x Hunter). Both shows have the main characters rely on a supernatural power (Nen in HxH, Youki in Claymore) to win fights, but it's one that is executed perfectly. Both are animated by Madhouse, and both have some of the most intense fight scenes I have seen in an anime. read more
Well, they're not similar, but they're both written very maturely and really fun to watch. Animation quality for both series are top notch, triple A status. It's really difficult to pin point any real negative criticism.
The friendship between Gon and Killua from HxH is somewhat reminiscent of the friendship between Guts and Griffith from Berserk. Both Griffith and Gon have goals which they deeply wish to fulfill while Guts and Killua simply strive to help their friend achieve said goal while not having ambitions of their own. Helping their friends give them a sense of purpose.
The two shows also feature incredibly memorable side characters and fleshed out settings.
Hunter x Hunter and Kaiji are both start off with a guy sailing on a ship and then proceeding to participate in challenge in which they quickly make friend with three other challengers. The two anime are made by the same studio, Madhouse, and they both get way better as their story progresses.
Both the anime focuses On action/comedy/shonen
they have a Mc that gets through on strong friendship
They BOth search for their father along with their quest
Have a huge set of charecter set you can end up liking
Both the Mc does have a type of Fire power though Gon's a bit of chi rather than Fire
Both Fairy Tail and Hunter X Hunter are based around a magical alternate universe. They have interesting characters, (even if the main character isn't the most interesting in the show), and good plot. However, it can take a while to get into the story as the first few episodes are very childish and are simply introducing characters. I personally didn't get attached to Fairy Tail or it's characters until Tower Of Heaven Arc, (around 20 episodes in), but by the time I'd reached episode 48, (the end of where Netflix shows), I was praying there was more out there, which of course there was, (200+ more). This is similar with Hunter X Hunter, I wasn't attached to the show for 2 whole seasons! But I was interested in the premise and plot, and loved the characters and their relationships, so I kept watching. This is because of the darker twist both Animes gain after 70-175 episodes, as they progress into the Chimera Ant Arc and Grand Magic Games respectively. I loved seeing the characters dealing with such angst situations, such as death and sacrifice. This is why I would recommend Fairy Tail and Hunter.  read more
Shounen adventure anime about a very talented kid protagonist (more so than surrounding adults) and their relentless, single minded quest for something important to them.
Lots of hard training, challenges, overcoming challenges, making friends, etc. Set in clear arcs a la classic shounen style.
Hunter x Hunter is more serious and focused on the adventuring whereas Yakitate is a comedy. Yakitate is very wordplay heavy and uses lots of reference, so Japanese cultural/linguistic knowledge will definitely help (that said, it aired during the golden age of fansubbing so a lot of thing are explained if you don't get the joke).
- they both revolve around a really talented/special boy
- they both involve a really long adventure where the boy matures and becomes even more talented
- both include elements of comedy; Yakitate!! Japan has more comedy though
Yakitate!! Japan is about bread/baking/food/cooking. Hunter x Hunter (2011) is more about fighting/strength.
Despite the fundamental difference, they both encompass a similar style!!
- Both have the similar formula of starting out weak and growing strong with experience and training
- Character development
- The characters are young and is focused on more than one character
- The fight scenes are strategic, they thoroughly explain how to counter one another
- In a way, the characters are often underestimated
- Each character has specialties, just like how they have quirks
- Binge-worthy, you always want to know what happens next.
1. Both shows don't shy away from dark, adult themes like death, torture, blood and gore, and even (In Kemono Jihen's case) sexual abuse, even with children main characters.
2. The main character embarks on a journey to find his parents, and gets swept up in the lives and adventures with friends he meets along the way.
3. The main character is a boy who's strong and smarter than he originally seems.
4. There's a wide variety of supernatural powers and fight scenes.
-Both Hunter x Hunter and Dororo follow a duo in which the characters seem very different from eachother, but complement eachother in an amazing way that makes them very likeable.
- Fleshed out characters with interesting and distinct personalities that make the more emotional parts of the story more impactful.
-The main characters all have visible character growth.
- Action-filled adventure with unique action concepts.
Let me start off by saying, if your gonna watch Trigun, start from the TV series, then move onto the Movie.
Ok so that’s out of the way, the Trigun Movie is a lot like HxH, they’re both entertaining anime created by the same studio, with the character art being almost identical. They both have adventure elements, with the MC’s travelling alongside their companions, with both their journeys being packed with lots of funny moments, as well as equally serious ones.
Overall, this movie is perfect for those who just want a comedic, action-thrilled anime to binge to.
Spy x Family reminded me a lot of the earlier arcs of HxH.
- Colorful, fun main cast of characters, each with near-equal screentime and individual character arcs
- Episode 4's entrance to the interview and Episode 10's dodgeball game reminded me a lot of the Hunter Exam and Greed Island arcs
- Both have a silent "x" in their names...
Even though they are fundamentally different genres, both have a strong emphasis on friendship, solidarity and never - ending adventures. Plus, hxh includes an isekai arc, and TSSDK is an isekai itself.
Both shows are light-hearted at first sight, but later they have a lot of darker moments.
The protagonist of both shows have a goal, and they strive a lot to achieve it.
In both shows, there are not much protagonism.
All the characters of both shows have a great development as the story goes on.
Both shows have a great world and a great atmosphere.
And at last, both shows have a deep and complicated story.
Both appear to be typical shounen anime at first, but are in fact way darker than most shounen, and are not afraid to kill characters when it makes sense, while still not making the heroes into simple psychotic killers.
Like Seth in Radiant, Gon in HxH has a goal in his life that he's capable of everything to achieve it.
You'll get through all the character developpement of a weak Gon to a grow up and powerful character ! Very amazing to watch and you'll recognize similitudes in those 2 anime !
They have similar protagonist, except this one is more serious in some things, but both are stories that start pretty chill with a good arc and in the end an op power protagonist, Gon has the Jajanken (idk how its the correct spelling) and Leonardo has an op eye power. The only diference is that Kekkai Sensen is more comedy but when th serie wants its pretty deep like HxH, both made me cry, Kekkai Sensen in the second season and HxH in the movie :(
Both are well written action shows, with likable characters that make you care about the action instead of just being mindless. Both shows also sport an entertaining, young main character who does whatever pops into their mind.
(I figure it would be much of a stretch to call these two series similar, but there's a point to be made on their comparable qualities)
We get separate arcs in which to tell the story, and not only like an episodic format but full-on standalone stories in both shows wherein characters get thrown under completely new circumstances and even the main character loses focus to an extent, this is of course not unique to both of these shows as they follow the shonen formula with a spin to it. Shiina is a character akin to that of Gon, an optimistic character who gets more and more desensitized to her surroundings due to the cold ties to one of her parental figures and the hard way the world constantly treats her, further into the show she blames herself for what happened to one of her classmates just like a moment in HxH's Chimera Ant arc. Further comparisons go into manga spoilers so I'll leave it there.
Both serve as mature takes on their genre, fighting shonen for HxH and Proxy Battles, a.k.a. Pokemon, for Narutaru. They get to tackle existentialist themes, we only get a glimpse of it in HxH case, unlike Narutaru where it's a focal point in the latter part of the story (which wasn't adapted). That isn't to say they're equal, just that the things they share may just interest you enough to check one of the two out. Narutaru's adaptation lacks in many things, I'd say the production was dedicated enough to imitate the same shows the story wants to subvert but the more obvious answer is that it had to do with the amount of budget and team behind it. No problems in terms of animation for HxH. read more
These two show shares a lot of things in common.
-First of all a very good power system and we get to see the proper utilisation of the system.There are unique and bizarre powers which might not seem strong or interesting but can be very threatening and useful.
-Explores the antagonists quite nicely and we get to understand their pov.They aren't just some plain bad guys-they have profound ideology and goals of their own.The villains have pretty good bonding between them in both shows.
-Despite having a dark tone,the containment of well executed good comic reliefs and wholesome moments to cheer up the atmosphere.
-Firm grip on the mystery mystery side which are able to constantly keep you at the edge of your seat.
-Both of them have fair portion of action and gore-with some great plot twists.
-The worldbuilding is pretty good in both show.
Both shows star a splendid cast of characters with amazing antagonists and protagonists that all have their personal goals and ambitions. Moreover, In the second half of both shows you can witness great philosophy.
With a great focus on characters who are written purposefully and uniquely, given captivating character arcs. Much like HxH, the Monogatari series challenges the viewer intellectually, and defy the norm of the medium in structure.
The color scheme/ atheistic is very similar and I think both anime encapsulate childhood wonder and innocence pretty well. They have well executed fights that are interesting to watch. Gon and Ash have similar approaches to fights and situations of danger. Gon and Ash are also very stupid.
maybe not similar as a whole but especificaly the yorkshin arc in hunter x hunter reminds me bungou stray dogs, has a mixture of humor with drama and mistery, supernatural powers, gangsters and crime organizations unique characters, i found it strange no one recommending it before, i love this mafia style so much if you like it too i feel you will enjoy watching these two show
Both have fantastic worldbuilding and characters. Both soundtracks are great and they both have dark tones and themes while still seeming pretty lighthearted. But most of all, the journey is the most important thing in both. Similar to something like Lord of the Rings, you go on a journey in both and, by the end of it, you won't want it to end.
Both these animes deal with our main protaganist exploring. In Hunter X Hunters case its Gon exploring the vast world in an attempt to find his dad. In Givens case its Ritsuka exploring his sexuality with Mafuyu
As mentioned, very similar in the way both series really show the determination of the main cast to overcome the huge almost impossible task infront of them. Whilst they are no where close length wise, whilst watching Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru, i was reminded of the hardships Gon and Killua went through to become better Hunters, which a lot of the time were the best parts of the show for me.
The magical continent of "Gunjou no Magmel" is clearly inspired by the world of "Hunter x Hunter". Just like the idea of explorers venturing onto the island to find previously unknown life forms and resources. But the comparison ends here.
Both enforce the belief that no person is truly good or truly bad. They also are both quite grounded in reality (forgetting HXH's fantastical elements) and explore the darkness and depravity of humans.
I feel like one thing that Madhouse took from Hunter X Hunter is that the story isn't about the destination but the journey. Because that principale shows in Sora yori mo Tooi Basho and it shows really well.
Both of them have a similar battle system in nen and stands , both nen and stands are unique and the priority in battle's is often finding out what the opponent's nen or stand ability is and how to counter it. Just like Jojo , HxH is a really fun show and definitely worth a watch !
Similar concept of superpowers, but hunterxhunter is more about friendship, and hitori is more about action. Both anime have wide range of unique characters. Age of characters different. In Hitori they are young adults, in hxh - children.
Katanagatari revolves around people fighting with swords but they vary in attributes and even in form, similar to the concept of Nen. You're presented throughout an episode how they work and how to combat them, reminiscent of Hunter X Hunter's power system. I'd say there's a definitive comparison that comes around in an episode of Katanagatari, not to spoil but just like the former show, you get a clear sense of how underpowered the main characters could be. Not to forget both anime are very dialogue-heavy, with HxH's case it happens around the last arc.
Hunter X Hunter and Akagami no Shirayuki-hime had some action fights also with funny moments and i think some of main characters and supporting from Hunter X Hunter and Akagami no Shirayuki-hime had almost same with their responsibility and personality for example is Killua and Zen because they are loyalty friends and always want to be by their side to their main character Gon and Shirayuki. They also had same blue colour for their eyes. Kurapika and Leorio would be just like Kiki and Mitsuhide because they also had some responsibility by theirselves and supporting about their friendship or something else. I think Hisoka would be just like Obi because i think Hisoka wants to had good releationship or i mean friendship with Gon,Killua,Kurapika and Leorio although he was their are sometimes Bestfriendnemies while Obi wants to be friend with Shirayuki. Although he has feelings with Shirayuki but he had already know something about that she had her feelings with Zen. Illumi would be just like Izana because they had responsibility to respect the main character's releationship.If you like to know more about some the story about fantasy,action and the comedy of Hunter X Hunter, you'll probably like Akagami no Shirayuki-hime.  read more
Hunter X Hunter and Level E had a same mangaka and the main character of Level E Prince Baka also shared the roles for the Character of Hunter x Hunter (2011), Hisoka Morrow and of course their had same seiyuu, Namikawa Daisuke. If you like Hunter X Hunter(2011),you should watch Level E because both had the same theme shounen and Level E had some comedy On the anime too.
Both Mcs want to make friends and find someone/something and live in a unique place since birth. And have a darker tone and have similar friendship vibes, and have extraordinary powers. Same composer. :)
Liked the strategical battles and mind games in NGNL? Hunter x Hunter has even more! Both are (somewhat) fantasy, adventure, action anime that have lots of strategies, battle of the wits, and strong main characters.
Both series consists of action and battle shounen sequences involving story arcs against certain events/antagonists. Of course, these battles involves supernatural themes and often times or not deals with the main characters utilizing their abilities to aid them in combat.
Both series' fights are straight forward and entertaining. There is also a similar theme involving the main characters participating in an exam/competition to reach their goal.
Both series also gives off an adventure like feeling.
" Ghost Hunt " is a group of people who solve supernatural Mystery.
" Hunter X Hunter " is a licensed profession for those who specialize in fantastic pursuits such as locating rare or unidentified animal species, treasure hunting, surveying unexplored enclaves, or hunting down lawless individuals.
Both shows follow/contain organisations that try to maintain public safety (The Fire Force and Hunter Organisation respectively) and have supernatural aspects and unique & interesting art styles. They also both have great OST's & humour.
Teens go on adventures and have to fight baddies with their own special abilities. They also have 1v1 battles like in MÄR. Includes friendship themes and moving stories that are quite central to MÄR. Main characters of both series have similar vibes.
OMG you won't believe since one is a shonen while the other is a shoujo, but truely this series are much more alike than what you think.
-Similarities in the main characters (Gon was always kind of strog while Yona is aiming to be, yet the personality and always kind but resolute character is the thing in common).
-Not a "goodie fantasy nobody dies" tale, but as charming as one.
-Tension at the most.
-[bishounens as well 7w7]
If the relationship between Killua and Gon was very important to you in HxH, or conversely, if the relationship between Peco and Smile was the fundamental to you in Ping Pong, then you'd definitely enjoy the other show beyond measure, genres be damned.
Both shows portray vast unknown worlds to be explored with a great deal of mystery around this world and it's origin/contents. Both have impeccable art styles, characters, OST's, world building, plots & character designs. Both are pretty well rounded shows with vast appeal to a wide range of anime fans.
Hunter x Hunter's Chimera Ant arc shares a lot of themes with Devilman - namely, the dark side of humanity and human nature. The dichotomy between good and evil gets blurred as the "evil" non-human beings display "human" traits such as love while the supposedly "good" humans commit atrocities that are just as awful as what they're fighting against, if not worse. There is also a strong undercurrent of anti-war sentiment.
Main characters are pretty similar, both trying to become like their fathers with a help of "cool guy" from a powerful family. (not to mention their personalities) Similar age variety of fighters. Both involves tournaments.
At first glance, these two anime might seem to have nothing in common. But they're both based on exceptional material that transcends the genre (sports manga and josei in the case of Chihayafuru, shonen action series in the case of Hunter x Hunter), both given a stellar adaptation with amazing animation and music by Studio Madhouse, and they both began airing in the same year(!). There are not a lot of anime I've given a 10 to, but these two deserve it. Even though it doesn't have filler like most shonen anime, Hunter x Hunter is still way longer, though.
They both have the same feeling and character style as another. For example Apostles of the stars and the Phantom Troupe. Hunters and Sweepers. Tao and Nen. They both have assassins. They both have a guy with a suitcase.
-Both typical shouen jump type of anime where main character has similar goals. In hunter x hunter, gons goal is to travel and see what the world has in store for him while searching for his father who abandoned him. In radient it is about a boy who wants to travel the world and see what’s out there and find this magical land called Radiant.
-Both raised by a foster parent
-Both main character has similar personality in terms of impulsive and curious about the world around him
-Both same theme of magical land full of magic and adventure, friendships, etc
Both anime have the main characters fighting against an army of humanoid bugs, with the narrative dealing about the complexity of human nature and their inherent potential to do either good or bad actions.
"Kaidou Arc" in Major reminded me a lot of "Pro-Hunter Exam Arc" in HxH. Two main characters have to team up with other applicants and to pass the qualifying examination they have to trust other members even if they are complete strangers. Both shows have other similarities, but I won't spoil it. Things often get nail bitingly intense each episode, prepare yourselves for unexpected turn of events. If you enjoyed one of them, you can get the same feeling from the other one.
It's not as super "fighting and blood-spraying." I'd say it's more of the funny, has a group of grown to love friends like Gon, Killua, Kurapika, and Leorio. The main character Yuri reminds me similar to Gon, however, he's more serious and actually knows what the heck he's doing. Then, there's a character named Wolfram who actually sounds like Killua (though different voice actors) and is cute tsundere and is really cute like Killua. He's more willing to express the bashful things though.
It's a long journey like Hunter x Hunter but each episode is fun to watch and can be an emotional roller coaster, but low-key this is one of the best shows I've seen that can be compared as really enjoyable and as fun as watching HxH and Inuyasha.  read more
Both anime are based on manga published by Shounen Jump. They follow a protagonist, who, along with his friends, travels around the world and often battles against other opponents. Also, both anime have arcs where the protagonists play a real life video game, and in both cases, it has something to do with collecting cards with special effects.
While both are completely different shows, both are character driven shows, and there are technically super powers used by characters in both shows (this is obvious in HxH, and the abilities some players in KnB have kind of count as super powers). Plus, both have really intense fight scenes (Basketball games in KnB's case).
Both shows feature surprisingly dark moments, which starkly contrast with the overall light message that the 2 shows start out with.
Also, both shows are "smart" anime in their respective genre - both are very character driven (RahXephon would not have the plot it has without Ayato Kamina piloting the RahXephon, whereas Hunter x Hunter's entire plot revolves around Gon trying to find Ging, his father), and both have shocking deaths that you will not expect.
I'd say that Yowamushi pedal is the Hunter x Hunter of sports anime, it has got the same attention to the details as HxH, and the battles (races, in this case) have great settings.
Each character is developed perfectly and there is no protection to the main character as we can see in many ordinary shows.
- Aside from both of them being long running shonen titles, the episode count for ZEXAL is only 2 less than Hunter.
- Both ran from 2011 to 2014.
- The protagonist of both is an optimistic young boy who's goal is to not only find his father, but to be just as skilled a Hunter/Duelist(respectively) he's said to be. Not to mention both of their fathers are adventurers who explore and study ruins and plan for bigger things, not of this world.
-The fathers of both characters may be absent, but they leave clues for their sons, one isn't very overt about it and comes off as nonchalant, the other sends a whole person.
- Something very similar with both is that at some point the plot revolves around collecting 100(ok one is 99 but they sorta implement more so it's whatever) numbered cards, the collection of these cards is the focus at the start, but eventually takes a step back for drama between the characters to shine.
- The protagonists are extremely friendly and cheerful, and also kind of dumb, and they are accompanied by a character who starts out lonely and cynical, but eventually becomes cheerful. Both of these pairs of characters consider eachother their most or one of their most precious thing. They also know they'll have to part with them someday.
- Both series feature a character who is a hunter of sorts with a companion that's more of a tool than a friend, that have a consciousness and can speak and assist said character in their hunts. These two characters are both experimenting/researching information about things not of this word that could threaten it. Both of these characters pass away but are brought back in some way at the end of the story.
- Grey haired cat girl(kind of?) who often makes cat puns.
- Both feature a creepy psychopath who isn't exactly a hero nor a villain.
There are more related things but personally I think ZEXAL is a much richer show, it's entire cast has an absolutely perfect dynamic and none of the characters really feel unnecessary, and I know the ranking of it is worrying, but it's something worth watching for the plot, the characters, and all the emotions that come along with that. Obviously since it's Yu-Gi-Oh!, it requires the viewer to utilize their suspension of disbelief, but the narrative is worth enduring it.  read more
Both are adaptations from Shounen Jump manga, both are remakes of anime from the 90’s, both have an emphasis on fantasy adventure and training, both have similar protagonist a young boy with great potential leaving his home to go on a grand adventure become stronger and protect the people important in their lives, they travel with companions that are unique and interesting both in combat and as people, both have interesting, unique and intricate villains with different motives, ambitions and desires, both take place in a creative fantastical detailed world, both have an emphasis on world building and lore
Hunter X Hunter is a lot more emotional than Log Horizon, but both shows fill me with a sense of careful optimism. The world isn't always a great place, but we can work towards bettering it with our smarts and determination.
Both shows have really fascinating concepts and strategies the characters use.
Both have very vibrant and colorful worlds.
Both series show more realistic characters and character relationships than most anime I've watched. Main characters aren't stereotypical shounen heroes and will actually kill things. Both centre around a group of four friends who each have good character depth making you feel attached to each of them individually. Everyone knows how good hunter x hunter is but saiyuki still remains relatively unknown to most people so I suggest you give it a try
- Aside from both of them being long running shonen titles, the episode count for ZEXAL is only 2 less than Hunter.
- Both ran from 2011 to 2014.
- The protagonist of both is an optimistic young boy who's goal is to not only find his father, but to be just as skilled a Hunter/Duelist(respectively) he's said to be. Not to mention both of their fathers are adventurers who explore and study ruins and plan for bigger things, not of this world.
-The fathers of both characters may be absent, but they leave clues for their sons, one isn't very overt about it and comes off as nonchalant, the other sends a whole person.
- Something very similar with both is that at some point the plot revolves around collecting 100(ok one is 99 but they sorta implement more so it's whatever) numbered cards, the collection of these cards is the focus at the start, but eventually takes a step back for drama between the characters to shine.
- The protagonists are extremely friendly and cheerful, and also kind of dumb, and they are accompanied by a character who starts out lonely and cynical, but eventually becomes cheerful. Both of these pairs of characters consider eachother their most or one of their most precious thing. They also know they'll have to part with them someday.
- Both series feature a character who is a hunter of sorts with a companion that's more of a tool than a friend, that have a consciousness and can speak and assist said character in their hunts. These two characters are both experimenting/researching information about things not of this word that could threaten it. Both of these characters pass and are brought back in some way at the end of the story.
- Grey haired cat girl(kind of?) who often makes cat puns.
- Both feature a creepy psychopath who isn't exactly a hero nor a villain.
There are more related things but personally I think ZEXAL is a much richer show, it's entire cast has an absolutely perfect dynamic and none of the characters really feel unnecessary, and I know the ranking of it is worrying, but it's something worth watching for the plot, the characters, and all the emotions that come along with that. Obviously since it's Yu-Gi-Oh!, it requires the viewer to utilize their suspension of disbelief, but the narrative is worth enduring it.  read more
There was a lot of people comparing Hikaru with Yu-gi-oh which tbh I don't understand. There are surface level similarities but as fans of either of these series knows, a scratched surface isn't always repairable.
Hikaru no Go and Hunter X hunter might both appear to be fun, light hearted adventures with fun characters who just want to experience the world.. But behind that laughter is a dark underbelly of drive, intent and passion. A cut-throat ambition that will heartlessly stomp out anyone blocking your path to success. Both shows will hype you up, drive your expectations sky high only to make you realize that both you and the MC missed the 20 checkpoints on the way up.
This is not a slice of life anime. This is not a 'happy, pretty fairy, cute little kids' type of anime. Sure, the character(s) may, but the story? - No.
NO NO NO NO NO!!!!
It is definitely, one of the greatest plot twists / things you'd NEVER expect to happen, type of anime.
Both start off as 'cute little kids playing having fun'. But when you get into the episodes...oh no, will you be surprised.
Battle between the forces of good and evil is the same except that HxH is shounen and X is half shoujo/seinen and that HxH is more methodical whereas X is a prophecy show. It's worth a try if you try either one. Oh yeah HxH does have prophecy elements but in a different way.
Hunter X Hunter and Elfen Lied have whats in common: Both have innocent looking artwork that seems safe but when you take a close look behind it, it really isn't at all. Hunter X Hunter and Elfen Lied have amounts of gore and emotional moments that makes the show have one of the best aspects. Hunter X Hunter gets the same feeling and vibes with Elfen Lied when it reaches to the Chimera Ant Arc and the antagonist of that arc is like Lucy in terms of personality and character even though he takes action to a DBZ scale.
There are no such absolutely unrivalled and invincible heroes in Hunter x Hunter as we see in Trigun, but the show still bears some striking similarities in both style and mood. The main hero, Gon Freecks, looks exactly like chibi Vash except for his dark green hair, and there are some other character designs being borrowed as well (e.g., Genei Ryodan's Franklin).
In general, HxH has a strong character development theme that Trigun lacks, but otherwise it explores and advocates the same kind of moral ideals.
both are shounens about boys looking for their fathers that turn into something much darker, theres a lot of fighting in both and theres a compelling story. the characters are well written in both, and youre sure to enjoy both.
At first you might struggle to find too much comparison beyond the fact that they are both fighting shounens. However, that's not the case. Hunter x Hunter is a very intelligent anime in its fighting scenes, and so is Dragon Ball Super - which may come as a little bit of a surprise to you.
The physics in the Dragon Ball series is very complex and understanding why things make sense in the Dragon Ball universe is one of the greatest joys of being a Dragon Ball fan. Hunter x Hunter spells things out for you, and Super leaves a lot to the imagination. However, they are both complex in their fighting scenes and power levels. This is the similarity, and this is why I think that if you enjoyed one you will enjoy the other. read more
Just like HxH, HU is too loyal to the manga with dark and mature contents. Both have excellent quality animation which are adapted by Madhouse (for HU, its just 5-7) and it's worth it especially if you're big into it. Both have awesome characters who are developed and strong. HxH doesn't get deadly serious until CA arc which is something that HU has common with. Action paced is too in both shows and are great.
Another excellent Madhouse anime to watch. HXH's Story is a lot better but what has common are:
-Both are gritty, gore, and nudity
-Bonds that could change the tide of the story (No Spoilers)
-Surprises which include tactics
-People are paid to do missions
-Fight to save the world
I recommend HxH cuz if you love Madhouse and are into shows that are loyal to the manga, it is an awesome addition.
In HxH, a young 12-year-old boy becomes a Hunter in order to find his father who was also a Hunter.
In Letter Bee, a young 12-year-old boy becomes a Letter Bee in order to find his childhood hero who was also a Letter Bee.
They meet many friends and enemies along the way.
HxH is better than Letter Bee, in my opinion.
These 2 anime's here are amazing animes, they consist of strong plot aswell as moving the story long towards lots of fight scences. More or so Black Bullet is more about saving the world and trying to train and become stronger, while HxH has more violence IMO.
Hunter x Hunter and Baccano! differ in plot completely, however, different aspects do come close to being similar.
- Have a unique character cast (With tons of likable characters)
- Contain tons of action
- Can get really dark and brutal
- Are very entertaining and enjoyable
+ Both are Awesome action shounen animes.
+ Both share light-hearted humour and comedic aspects of its characters.
+ Both series share similar main protagonist to one another.
(despite age difference)
+ Both shows have very epic fight scenes.
+Both shows have a very powerful antagonist that must be defeated to save a lot people.