Hunter × Hunter

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Hunter × Hunter
ハンター×ハンター
(Hantā Hantā)
GenreAdventure, fantasy,[1] martial arts[2]
Manga
Written byYoshihiro Togashi
Published byShueisha
English publisher
DemographicShōnen
ImprintJump Comics
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Jump
English magazine
Original runMarch 3, 1998 – present
Volumes36 (List of volumes)
Anime movie
Hunter × Hunter - Jump Super Anime Tour 98
Directed byNoriyuki Abe
Produced byKen Hagino
Tetsuo Daitoku
Written byHiroshi Hashimoto
StudioPierrot
ReleasedJuly 26, 1998
Runtime26 minutes
Anime television series
Directed byKazuhiro Furuhashi
Toshiyuki Kato (assistant)
Produced byShunichi Kosao
Keiichi Matsuda
Daisuke Kawakami
Written byNobuaki Kishima
Music byToshihiko Sahashi
StudioNippon Animation
Licensed by
NetworkFuji TV
English network
Original run October 16, 1999 March 31, 2001
Episodes62 (List of episodes)
Original video animation
Hunter × Hunter OVA
Directed bySatoshi Saga (1–8)
Yukihiro Matsushita (9–16)
Takeshi Hirota (17–30)
Written byNobuaki Kishima
Music byToshihiko Sahashi
StudioNippon Animation
Released January 17, 2002 August 18, 2004
Episodes30 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Directed byHiroshi Kōjina
Produced bySeiji Okuda (executive)
Toshio Nakatani
Manabu Tamura (1-123)
Ai Morikawa (124-148)
Tetsuto Motoyasu (1-87)
Hiroyuki Okino (88-100)
Akira Shinohara (1-99)
Kenichi Sakurai (100-148)
Naoki Iwasa (1-58)
Atsushi Kirimoto (59-148)
Tomoko Yoshino (1-75)
Written byAtsushi Maekawa (1-58)
Tsutomu Kamishiro (39-148)
Music byYoshihisa Hirano
StudioMadhouse
Licensed by
NetworkNTV (and other NNS stations)
English network
Original run October 2, 2011 September 24, 2014
Episodes148 (List of episodes)
Related media

Hunter × Hunter is a manga (Japanese comic) made by Yoshihiro Togashi. The story is about a young boy named Gon Freecss, who wants to be a hunter and find his father. A "hunter" is a job for people who have fantastic abilities.

The manga was first published on March 3, 1998 in a Japanese magazine called Shonen Jump. However, the maker Yoshihiro Togashi has often taken frequent breaks from writing since 2006. In 1999, a 62-episode anime television series produced from Hunter × Hunter. The series was produced by Nippon Animation and directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi. The show ran until 2001. A second anime television series by Madhouse aired on Nippon Television. The series was aired from October 2011 to September 2014. There are also many audio albums, video games, musicals, and other media based on Hunter × Hunter. The manga has been translated into English and released in North America by Viz Media since April 2005. Both television series were also licensed by Viz. The first series was aired on the Funimation Channel in 2009 and the second series premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block since April 16, 2016.

Hunter × Hunter became one of Shueisha's best-selling manga series. 66 million copies of this manga were sold in Japan alone as of 2014.

Characters[change | change source]

Gon Freecss[change | change source]

Gon Freecss is the main character of this story. He wants to be a hunter.

Killua Zoldyck[change | change source]

Killua Zoldyck is Gon’s best friend. He is an assassin (killer).

References[change | change source]

  1. "Official Website for Hunter x Hunter". Viz Media. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  2. "Hunter X Hunter Vol. 1". ComiXology. Retrieved August 10, 2018.