Hunter x Hunter: Original Video Animation

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Synonyms: Hunter x Hunter OVA, Hunter x Hunter: Yorkshin City Kanketsu-hen
Japanese: HUNTER×HUNTER Original Video Animation


Type: OVA
Episodes: 8
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 17, 2002 to Apr 17, 2002
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.311 (scored by 6575565,755 users)
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Ranked: #2492
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Popularity: #1733
Members: 126,029
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After reuniting with Gon and his friends, Kurapika explained to them the risks he bears because of his abilities. Believing that his target of revenge is no longer alive and the search for his fallen comrade's eyes could truly begin, Kurapika soon after receives a message informing him that all the Spiders still lived. After much discussion between his friends, Gon, Kurapika and company decided to hunt after the one Spider member who's ability could ultimately result in Kurapika's defeat and death. Based on the manga by Togashi Yoshihiro.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Saga, Satoshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Kaburagi, Hiro
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director
Miyata, Ryou
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Pale Ale" by Kurosawa, Ken'ichi

Ending Theme

"Carry on" by Kurosawa, Ken'ichi


Jul 17, 2007
The first OVA continues one of the unresolved plotlines from the 62 episode Hunter x Hunter anime. Kurapica finally reveals to Gon, Killua and Leorio the reason why his nen abilities are so high along with the restrictions on it. He thinks his reason for revenge is done, but it is not - the Spiders are still alive! This OVA focuses on Kurapica's unending quest to avenge his "dead" tribe.

Similar to Hunter x Hunter, the art is good but nothing special although it does continue in the same vein as the original anime so viewers will be used to it. The soundtrack reuses a lot ...
Jul 21, 2010
As a continuation of the first series, you can expect the OVA to fill in much of those undesired loose ends and plot holes that cropped up throughout the series. These episodes focus on Kurapica's quest for revenge and his eternal hunt for his clan member's eyes.

Fans of the original series will note that Hunter x Hunter is not a terribly fast-paced anime, and tends to build the story around the characters and their interactions with one another, rather than with action. It lures the audience in by showing them all the interesting depths of the characters -their goals, their dreams, their struggles- and makes ...
Jan 8, 2022
The first 4 episodes are a decent continuation of the first season, it's not as good but it keeps you interested in what's next to come.

After ep 4 it quickly goes downhill it reminded me of the later dragged out spreadsheet episodes of neon genesis so I assume they got in financial trouble or something.

No development during the hostage arc, they just brought in some quick convenient patches to fill the holes in their narrative and then kept explaining us why they wrote them which ruined immersion and the whole OVA for me.

An example of this is their repeats of why paku wasn't able to ...

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