Hunter x Hunter, Dragon Ball Recommendations
Hunter X Hunter's main inspiration was the original dragonball series. Many features can be contrast to the dragonball series, from Gon which has been called "an obvious Son Goku derivative" to the Ki-Nen parallel, the youth boy bonding and the tournament fighting. However, it resembles Dragonball most in its light, happy and adventurous mood.
In contrast, Dragonball is more comedy-adventure as it parodies a classic story whereas Hunter x Hunter is slightly more serious without abandoning that good-feeling vibe. ALso, HxH is much shorter and ends with you wanting more whereas dragonball's ending goes full circle and offer more closure.
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.