June 21, 2012

Hunter X Hunter News, Updates & Information

Hunter X Hunter is an on going manga running on Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Magazine which written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi (Yu Yu Hakusho). The manga began it's serialization on March 3, 1998 and a year after a 62 episode anime was released under the direction of Kazuhiro Furuhashi that was produced by Nippon Animation. The anime has been popular in the Philippines which was aired on local channel, GMA 7, party due to influence of the anime Yu Yu Hakusho (Ghost Fighters). A reboot of the whole series was kicked off last 2011 by animation studio MADHOUSE under the new name "Hunter X Hunter 2011". 

Hunter X Hunter (Manga)

Written By: Yoshihiro Togashi
Published By: Shueisha
Demographic Shonen
Magazine Weekly Shonen Jump
Original Run March 1998 - On Going

Hunter X Hunter (Anime)

Directed By: Kazuhiro Furuhashi
Written By: Nobuaki Kishima
Studio Nippon Animation
Original Run October 1999 - March 2001

Hunter X Hunter 2011 (Anime)

Directed By: Hiroshi Kojina
Written By: Atsushi Maekawa
Original Run October 2011 - On Going


A Hunter is a special Job assigned to anyone who passes the Hunter Exam with a privilege to travel across the world, capture criminals, collect treasures  undergo special missions etc without the hassle of financial instability. In short, it's a special job that is not easily attainable that only a few are chosen. The story starts when a young boy, Gon Freecs, met a hunter named Kite, knowing that his father was dead, Kite revealed that he is well and alive and is a professional Hunter. Armed with the truth, Gon ventured out to the world for one purpose in mind -  be a Hunter and find his Dad. On the way to the Hunter Exam he met companions which he later becomes friend. Kurapika who's out for Vengeance, Leorio who wishes to become a Doctor and later on the examination area, Killua, who rebelled from his family of well known assasins. Together they helped out each other to reach their goals but that won't be easy as other participants of the hunter exam are equipped w/ experience and have their dark secrets.