Yakitate!! Japan, Hunter x Hunter (2011) Recommendations
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!!