Hunter × Hunter

Hunter × Hunter is an anime series in the Hunter × Hunter franchise
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Nippon Animation's 1999 adaptation of Yoshihiro Togashi's manga.

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Hunter × Hunter (pronounced "Hunter Hunter" as the "×" is a silent symbol and not the letter "x") is an anime adaptation of the manga of the same name.

It was announced in July 2011 that a new anime series would be produced. Animated by Madhouse, it would not be a continuation from where the previous adaptation left off, but instead retell the story from the beginning. This version has since passed the previous anime content-wise, with the start of the never-before-animated Chimera Ant Arc.

Plot

Twelve-year-old orphan Gon lives on Whale Island with his Aunt Mito. After a chance meeting with Kite, a Hunter who trained under Gon's father, Gon learns that his father is alive but has chosen being a Hunter over being a father. Gon decides to become a Hunter (the all-purpose job description encompassing monster-killing, bounty-taking, treasure-troving, and tomb-raiding), to learn what about it is so enticing that a man would choose it over his own son. However, even the exam to become a Hunter is a life or death struggle, where only a small percentage of applicants pass.

Characters

Gon Freecs (ゴン=フリークス Gon Furiiks)
Voiced by: Junko Takeuchi Elinor Holt
Specific Object: Gon's Fishing Pole
Gender: Male
Gon is the main protagonist. His mother is unknown and his dad abandoned him when he was a child. Surprisingly enough, it didn't bother him that his dad abandoned him. At the age of twelve Gon found out that his dad was a hunter so he decided to be a hunter himself. He thought there had to be a good reason why his dad would abandon his child to chase after hunter profession.
Kurapika Kurta (クラピカ Kurapika)
Voiced by: Yuki Kaida Cheryl Mcmaster
Specific Object: Kurapika's Chains
Gender: Male
Kurapika is a member of the legendary Kurta Clan. They were famous around the world for their eyes, which turn red when they get angry or agitated. Those red eyes are considered collectables for rich people. Because of that there were always hunters after them and their red eyes. One day the whole Kurta Clan were killed, except for Kurapika. He dedicated his life in finding and killing the ones responsible.
Killua Zoldyck (キルア=ゾルディック Kirua Zorudikku)
Voiced by: Kanako Mitsuhashi Annika Odegard
Specific Object: Killua's Skateboard
Gender: Male
Killua is a member of infamous Zoldyck family, known world wide for their assassination skills. His father Silva and his grandfather Zeno are living legends in their profession. Killua was often tortured by his family, the reason was to make him stronger and resilient because he was supposed to continue the family business. Everything started to change for him when he met Gon.
Leorio Palladiknight (レオリオ=パラディナイト Reorio Paradinaito)
Voiced by: Hozumi Gōda Jonathan Love
Specific Object: Leorio's Glasses
Gender: Male
Leorio is a man who wants to become a hunter because with hunter's licence he can get into med school cheaper than usual. His second reason for becoming a hunter is so that he can make a lot of money.
Hisoka (ヒソカ Hisoka)
Voiced by: Hiroki Takahashi Brendan Hunter
Specific Object: Hisoka's Cards
Gender: Male
Hisoka is a serial killer magician. Hisoka takes an interest in Gon and his friends after encountering them during the Hunter Exam. At first he was considered as a main villain of the series, but later his true intentions become clearer.

Theme Music

#TitlePerformerEpisodes
OP01"Ohayō." (おはよう。, lit. "Good morning")Keno1-48
OP02"Taiyō Wa Yoru mo Kagayaku" (太陽は夜も輝く, lit. "The Sun Shines at Night")Wino49-62
ED01"Kaze No Uta" (風のうた, lit. "Wind Song")Minako Honda1-
ED02"EJan-Do You Feel Like I Feel?" (Eじゃん-Do You Feel Like I Feel?)Nagai Masato
ED03"Hotaru" (蛍, lit. "Firefly")Nagai Masato
Episodes
Season/Ep# Name Airdate
1 - 62
Kurapica x The End x Partners of Mirage
03/31/2001
1 - 61
Conglomeration of Spiders x Final War x Zoldick Family
03/17/2001
1 - 60
Kurapica x Genei Ryodan x Zoldicks
03/10/2001
1 - 59
Spiders Web x Captured x Assassin Technique
03/03/2001
1 - 58
Gon x Killua x The Fatal Shot
02/24/2001
1 - 57
Gon x Treasure x Dangerous Man
02/17/2001
1 - 56
Scarlet Eyes x Final Battle x Cost of Life
02/10/2001
1 - 55
Ubo x Kurapica x Senritsu's Conscience
02/03/2001
1 - 54
Hisoka x Alliance
01/27/2001
1 - 53
Ryodan x Injiyuu x Community
01/20/2001
1 - 52
Underground Auction x Annihilation x Machine Gun
01/13/2001
1 - 51
Spiders x York x The Staff
12/23/2000
1 - 50
Killua x Big Fortune x Hunter Bar
12/16/2000
1 - 49
Sounds in Heart x Kurapica x Life-Threatening Chain
12/09/2000
1 - 48
Kurapica x Black Eyes x First Job
12/02/2000
1 - 47
Father x Secret x Claim
11/25/2000
1 - 46
I Came Back x You Are Back x I am Killua
11/18/2000
1 - 45
Restrict x Vow x Punishing Chains
11/11/2000
1 - 44
Slice x Solve x The Experiment Ends!?
11/04/2000
1 - 43
Ability x Annoyance x Instinct of Slaughter
10/28/2000

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General Information Edit
Name Hunter × Hunter
Name: ハンター×ハンター
Romaji: Hantā Hantā
Publisher Nippon Animation
Start Year 1999
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