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
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).
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.
The story of receiving something lost is present in both of these series. The characters have similar characterisation (Gon and Ed having rather stubborn attitudes at the start). Both anime break-down the Shounen genre and head towards Seinen. This is done by producing dark atmosphere, mature plots, fantastic art/animation and briliant OST. Consistency is a key point, as all of the above are improved as the story progresses.
Both are near masterpieces.
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.
These two anime are both remakes of an older anime in the series. They stay truer to the Manga and have little to no filler episodes, which for Shonen is a huge feat. They are the undeniable kings of Shonen and prove that even long battle shonen can have amazing stories, characters, development etc. Produced within recent years; both are masterpieces. Must watch for anime fans.
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 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.
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.
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 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
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.
Both HxH 2011 and FMA:B follow two young boys who venture through their respective universes, attempting to complete their goals. Both have a large cast of characters for you to get attached to. Both contain rivaling factions in-universe that attack one another. Both touch on heavy subjects like death, genocide, and human nature.
HxH 2011 is a lot longer than FMA:B. HxH 2011 doesn't have as much widespread appeal, it's distinctly a battle shounen. Has tournament arcs, training arcs, nakama power, and other stuff like that. FMA:B is also technically a battle shounen, but there's a little something for everyone in it, which is why it's so appealing. read more
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.
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 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. read more
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.
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
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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.
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!
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.
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.
Hunter x Hunter is definitely an anime that every beginner should watch, very good for those looking for an anime with many episodes, unlike most anime that has 12 to 26 episodes. It is one of the best if not the best work ever done, just like the classic Naruto, but unfortunately his sequence, Naruto Shippuden, in my opinion, is a really crap. Hunter vs. Hunter has a perfect storyline with the best fights I've ever seen in life, being a dominantly shonen anime with action.
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
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 has similar characters, both has very similar story arcs and plot twists. It's like prototype of HxH.
Yu Yu Hakusho is looks much more blunt and simple than HxH in many ways, although you have to give much credits to it, because of it's legacy.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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
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
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 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.
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.  read more
Both are modern Battle Shounen anime adapted from popular manga.
They both have a great soundtrack, fluid animation and colorful art.
Despite being very colorful and looking kinda childish on the surface, both shows explore some darker themes and have some really shocking and even depressing moments.
In both shows the main characters are 2 young boys who become best friends and their synergy and relationship throughout the series is quite similar and their friendship turns out to be a major drive for the story as a whole in both cases.
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.
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
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.
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. read more
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 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.
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.
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.
this anime has a lot of comedy and adventure its very similiar to dragon ball in many ways for exmaple :
both main characters are young , both have adventures trough many places , there is a lot of fights and the main characters doesn't know who his parents are..
goku ( dragon ball ) was very impressive as a kid , had a lot of strength for his age and his durability / endurance was amazing
gon ( hunter x hunter ) is a very impressive kid , has a lot of speed and agility for his age , and his sense of smell is incredible .
besides both characters were raised in nature.
its a good anime if you enjoy dragon ball you will defenitly like hunter x hunter 2011 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both animes have a main character is determined and always optimistic and when they decide on a goal they stick to it and fulfill it with 100% and determination. Obviously before you watch Naruto Shippuden you'd need to try the first series of it which is also similar to HxH because there are exams at the beginning and minor enemies to fight off to improve strength etc.
Both are fighting shounen animes so overall Hunter x Hunter and Naruto/Naruto Shippuden are greatly similar in many ways.
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
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
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
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
Fairy Tail is about Magic, Hunter x Hunter is about you guessed it Hunters. Like Fairy Tail, Hunter x Hunter is a adventure shounen anime and also has a fair amount of episodes. But unlike Fairy Tail, instead of being more based in a fantasy world, Hunter x Hunter is set more in a modern world with fantasy elements. It also has an amazing and interesting plot as well as great character development. Basically if you thought Fairy Tail was great which I did too, I can almost guarantee you will find Hunter x Hunter way better and I did too!
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!!!
-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
These two anime are directed by Madhouse studios and are composed with Yoshihisa Hirano. Funny enough, I feel that these two share a bit in common in terms of psychological depth and anguish. The Yorknew arc feels especially similar to the plot of Death Note and both tend to have a bit of religion and prophecy involved. Some seiyuus also share roles in these two anime (i.e. Mamoru Miyano with Light Yagami and Chrollo Lucilfer).
Alot and i mean ALOT of the cast's voice actors hjave played a roll in Deathnote. I personally think its fun to try and spot characters voice actors that i recognize. Sure the plots have very little in common but they're both good aswell as having lovable mentally unstable characters.
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
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.
-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.
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 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.  read more
- 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..
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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'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
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.
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.
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. read more
both akame ga kill and HxH are wonderful action adventure animes also they have very interesting main characters.also both animas' MC have superpowers and special abilities
these anime have similar atmospheres and they also contain some of the best fight scenes
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.
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.
Kaiji is, essentially, HxH set in a world without fantasy. Both are apparently childish at first sight (Kaiji because of its art style and HxH because of its shonen initial premise) but as you advance episodes you realize they are anything but childish. Epic Madhouse animation style, psychological battles, epic narrations, harsh moments, charismatic main characters, visual metaphors (kind of Yuasa style), "I know that you know that I know your plan" moments... You can find all of this in both, and also both are very enjoyable and thrilling series.
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 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
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.
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
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.
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
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....
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!!
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!
- 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 read more
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.
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 have protagonist with a goal they are determinated to complete.
Both protagonists have friends that go along with them in the most part of time.
Both animes have a focus in the humor but without forgetting the story.
Both have focus in the character development.
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.
The Yorknew City arc in HxH is very similar to 91 Days. Both Kurapika and Avilio seek revenge on a group of people who murdered someone close to them. They both get involved with the mafia to get closer to the ones they plan to kill. Tons of plot twists, unexpected character deaths, and action. If you loved the Yorknew City arc, 91 Days may be something for you to check out.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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]
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.
" 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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the Dark Signers members has a spider sign and that reminds me of the Spider Logo. HxH and 5ds have aspects: action, thrill, suspense, fast pace, and awesome moments that will catch your attention in each show. Characters desire to become stronger by overcoming obstacles in battles, tournaments, and other methods.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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
+ 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.