Hunter x Hunter is set in a world where Hunters exist to perform all manner of dangerous tasks like capturing criminals and bravely searching for lost treasures in uncharted territories. Twelve-year-old Gon Freecss is determined to become the best Hunter possible in hopes of finding his father, who was a Hunter himself and had long ago abandoned his young son. However, Gon soon realizes the path to achieving his goals is far more challenging than he could have ever imagined.
Along the way to becoming an official Hunter, Gon befriends the lively doctor-in-training Leorio, vengeful Kurapika, and rebellious ex-assassin Killua. To attain their own goals and desires, together the four of them take the Hunter Exam, notorious for its low success rate and high probability of death. Throughout their journey, Gon and his friends embark on an adventure that puts them through many hardships and struggles. They will meet a plethora of monsters, creatures, and characters—all while learning what being a Hunter truly means. – My Anime List
Based on 14 review scores:
It should be no secret that Hunter X Hunter has bewitched me. Beyond some very minor failings, it is nearly beyond fault. It carries with it a sort of energy and charm that is very intoxicating. To put it most concisely, Hunter X Hunter should be considered Yoshihiro Togashi’s new masterwork. Any less firm a designation would be an injustice against this superb animated opus.
The balanced story that doesn’t seem rushed and doesn’t contain unnecessary content is a great way to hook the viewers. The comedy aspect that gives the viewers a break from the overall seriousness is another great addition to this anime as well as another great way to keep the viewers hooked. Once you add in the childish yet complex charm of the OST, you get an anime that is virtually flawless in every aspect.
Hunter x Hunter is, to me, the one anime I enjoyed watching the most by far, as is probably evident judging from the exceptional rating. It will probably be the only one to ever achieve a perfect 10, regarding all the criteria I’m judging from. This certainly is a matter of taste, but I will dare to say I’m about 99% sure you will love Hunter x Hunter just as much as I do after watching it. You will be hooked after the first few episodes and continue enjoying it thoroughly until the (momentary) end.
It’s Truly A Masterpiece.
Seriously give this a go, I have no idea why it’s not as popular as the likes of Naruto and One Piece it’s way more interesting than both in my opinion.
So, overall, HxH 2011 deserves all the praise it got during its airing. It is, without any doubt, one of the best anime series ever created, and not just of the Shounen genre. Many more Shounen anime should learn from it – this is a benchmark for its genre with a scary message: “Beat that.”
Overall, Hunter x Hunter is a fantastic manga/anime and one of the best I have read/seen.
My Anime List
Hunter x Hunter (2011) is an intelligent battle anime with a fantastic story, excellent characters and fights that involve a lot of strategy. Separating it from most of its genre, the series subverts shonen tropes and boasts unpredictable plot progressions that make it truly unique.
Hunter x Hunter is one of the best anime of the past few years. It’s unusual for an anime to go on for this long and stay consistently good in nearly every facet — story, characters, animation. For nearly three years, each week I could count on at least one anime to transport me to an amazing world. Hunter x Hunter is a treasure that should not be forgotten.
Anime News Network
This is a must-see show, to any fan of this genre (Especially to whom had seen and/or read Hunter X Hunter), though I would really recommend this series to anyone.
The show is poorly writen and seems to carry a ton of anime tropes. It shocks me that the artist of yu yu hakusho worked on this because that was well done. Hunter x Hunter was not. Hunter is the reason Japanese people think anime fans are crazy.
Dose Of Anime
It was scary to watch such a show when you’re not sure if you’ll find an anime as good as this one. You’ll laugh and cry through the upsides and downs and at end you’ll feel graced by the presence of this anime
Despite my positive words about it, I must clarify that it is not a masterpiece. It is supposed to be for kids and has lots of childish violence even when it involves mass deaths of people, both benevolent and innocent (it’s not just generic evil henchmen that die). Hundreds of people are constantly dying in cartoony yet still horrible ways; it looks weird. Thus most situations feel too silly no matter how dangerous they appear to be and that takes out a lot out of the suspense the anime COULD have if it was more graphical in its violence. But it’s not like it is holding back a lot either, since each arc get progressively more violent than the previous ones. It also treats many of its objectives like a joke and has Pokemon designs, so it never manages to be taken seriously either.