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Hunter x Hunter

The third anime/manga which I have decided to review is Hunter x Hunter. My previous reviews can be viewed here: Attack On Titan/Shingeki No Kyojin: Attack On Titan/Shingeki No Kyojin review, by ZXY8Attack On Titan/Shingeki No Kyojin review, by ZXY8
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Just to let people know, this will contain spoilers. As of typing this, 349 chapters have been released, so I may include anything that is contained in the first 349 chapters. Just to inform in case people are wondering, the anime I watched was the 2011 version of Hunter x Hunter, which is the canon version.

Like other manga/anime which I have chosen to read/watch, I chose Hunter x Hunter to watch as I was looking for an anime to watch, and Hunter x Hunter sounded like I would enjoy it. My prediction was correct as Hunter x Hunter is a top class anime/manga. Hunter x Hunter is about an eleven year old boy (twelve years old in the anime) named Gon Freecss who desires to become a Hunter, a highly skilled world-renowned professional who is not only powerful, but who also specialises in their chosen fields which can include treasure hunting, rare monster hunting, and protection work to name some. Gon chooses to become a hunter in order to understand why his father Ging whom he has never seen, would choose to live a life of a hunter instead of helping to raise his own son. Gon has an innocent personality, and he desires to protect his friends when in need.

In order to become a hunter, Gon sets off on a journey to take the Hunter’s Exam. This involves a series of tests in order to determine which applicants have what it takes to become part of only a select number of Hunters in the world. During the exam, Gon meets three people who he soon becomes friends with. These are Kurapika, Leorio, and Killua. Kurapika is seventeen years old and seeks to become a Hunter in order to take revenge upon The Phantom Troupe, an organization who murdered his entire village, the Kurta Clan, in order to obtain their Scarlet Eyes. When their emotions are heightened the eyes of those born into the Kurta Clan will turn scarlet, and The Phantom Troupe murdered them in order to sell the eyes for a high profit. Kurapika has his sights fixed on revenge, and will go to any lengths in order to locate and gather the eyes of his people, and to kill The Phantom Troupe.

Leorio is nineteen years old and the oldest of the main four protagonists. He seeks to become a hunter in order to earn money. He desires money so that he can become a doctor and help those who cannot afford help. Leorio has a sceptical personality and a kind heart, while his words can often get him in trouble. Killua is the same age as Gon (both in the anime and manga versions) and initially he only seeks to take The Hunter Exam as a challenge and not to become a hunter. Killua is a trained assassin and a part of the Zoldyck family, a family of assassins. He has a cheerful personality when around his friends, yet has a dark personality when confronted in situations which require him to kill.

Other than the main four protagonists of the series, there are a wide array of different characters with varying personalities. My favourite character of Hunter x Hunter, and one of my favourite characters of any form of media of all time would easily be Hisoka. Hisoka is a psychotic sadomasochist often with pink hair who dresses like a jester. He enjoys a challenge when fighting and loves to murder others. Even though he initially comes across as an antagonist to the heroes, Hisoka helps Gon and his friends along their journal, although he is only helping Gon for fun and so that he may fight Gon one day when Gon is strong enough.

Other than the characterisation, the storylines are written well with the protagonists often having to learn to skills and techniques in order to overcome the obstacles they face. These can include learning how to track someone, learning how to develop and use their energy in their body which is known as Nen, and learning new combat tactics. Hunter x Hunter is not afraid to kill characters, with main, or notable characters dying throughout. Ging’s student Kite who is killed in battle is a notable death in the series, even though he is reborn in a girl’s body as a Chimera Ant later on.

Overall, Hunter x Hunter is a fantastic manga/anime and one of the best I have read/seen.

Final score: 9.5/10
This is the third manga/anime review I have chosen to do, and I selected the most recent manga/anime I am up to date with, Hunter x Hunter.
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satrox13 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think it all that great, people had said. It ok but full metal alchemist is still in my top list of best anime.
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zxy8 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
It is a really good manga/anime. I really like Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - it would be one of the best.
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satrox13 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I'm excited for the black continent arc in hxh. Toghasi has been out lately, so i'm begin to worry that he might not able finish this story arc. I want see kurupika fulfilling his goal.  Lerio is coming with them too, which make me wonder how he goin to survive haha. 

I agreed man, better than first FMA. they should make a live action for that too haha.
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zxy8 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
That arc could be very good - the whole continent seems very big according to the map so I wonder if it will just be one arc, or many arcs. Once they get to that island on the way there they may spend a bit of time there before going to the continent.

I hope he gets better so that he can continue. After I saw the anime and went to the manga, I laughed at how poor some of the manga was drawn - this was due to an injury of his, but still, it was bad. The latest chapters are to a good standard.

I think Kurapika is going to kill that prince and get those eyes back eventually. It also looked like the prince kept the head of Kurapika's childhood friend in a case too - it may not be his head, but it looked like a head.

Leorio did seem strong when he punched Ging. That was a cool moment.

I wonder how Gon will get his Nen back, and I presume Gon and Killua will join the expedition too.

I haven't seen FMA, only FMAB as I wanted to only watch the canon version. I wonder how a live action for that would go.
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satrox13 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I see great potential in Leorio, i wonder what power he will have once he get a proper training? I hope so too, I want leorio to be able to fight in his own battle.

I think that is pika friend's head, the face look similar. Now i going to feel sorry for pika if he saw that, (if that is his head)
At first when i saw the prince, I thought to myself "pft prob another sissy and spoiled prince." But when he killed these girls, i was like, oh shit, what da? O.O

I think gon will get it back. If you think about nen is your life source. It prob just got turn off or something'. Also gon got his nen from opening is pore by force. So if he mediate, he might get it back. That my prediction. 

I hope so! I like it when all the four friends goes together. it feel off when two or one is missing among the four. 

It pretty much the same things, but shorter. FMAB added more stuffs and storylines. I think it will be epic!
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zxy8 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
I wonder if he has had some sort of proper training - he showed that new move when attacking Ging, so perhaps he has had some.

I wonder if Kurapika will try and become one of his bodyguards - although that is similar to what he did previously, so I don't know if it will happen.

Well he is the main character, so I think he will get it back XD I wonder how it will happen though. Perhaps something from the dark continent will help - maybe one of those 5 things brought back from there previously.

I think this arc will be a big one, and it seems as though they will meet. Although it isn't said where Killua is presently.

The reason I watched FMAB instead of FMA was because it was canon - I don't think I will watch FMA. Woo.
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satrox13 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yeh i was amaze to see that from lerio, i'm thinking his power prob got something with healing. and his nen is enhancer .

maybe since it is his job haha. what if the zodiac asked him to be part of them? I wonder if we get to see the spiders again?

that would be awesome and gone would be super stronger then ever!!!

what do you think about nester's son? I think he going to be enjoyable character to watch. 

I think it going to be not only bigger but better than any other arc!! prob longer than the ant!!

yeh you don't need to, it just a repeat. 

 
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zxy8 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
That's possible. Although that attack wasn't much healing XD

Hmmmm. Well I hope The Troupe along with Hisoka go on the journey - it's more fun with Hisoka.

I think Beyond is a "good" character. Perhaps he just wants to explore and do his own thing - kind of like Ging.

That ant arc was rather long XD Good, but longer than manyarc lengths.
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PrincessVomit-jpg Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YAAASS I love hunter x hunter so much it's such an amazing show like litterally when I watched it it passed my expectation *^* !!
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zxy8 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
That's awesome. It is a very good show.
Awesome. I had read positive things about it so I thought it would be good before I started watching it, and I was right.
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PrincessVomit-jpg Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yea same but then I accidently watched hunter x hunter 1999 version and 12 minutes in I realized it's the wrong one xD!! The first version gave me a bad expectation cuz it was really slow but then when I saw the 2011 version I was like "I understand why it's hyped now *u*" 
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zxy8 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
I haven't seen the 1999 version, but woo about the 2011 version.
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PrincessVomit-jpg Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yussh ^u^
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zxy8 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
Woo :D
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