Questions tagged [hunter-x-hunter]

Hunter x Hunter is a shounen manga by Yoshihiro Togashi about Gon, a hunter, which is a privileged person.

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What are the notable differences between Hunter x Hunter in 1999 vs 2011?

Hunter × Hunter is quite a large series which has an anime starting in 1999 and one starting in 2011. The latter is longer (currently at 80 episodes versus 62 from the original), and is said to follow ...
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How does one play Gungi?

In Hunter × Hunter (2011), Komugi and Meruem play a game called Gungi. It's a fictional game which appears to take conceptual origins from chess, Go, and other strategic board games. We see tidbits ...
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What's with the “x” in “Hunter x Hunter” (and other anime/manga)?

I am wondering what the "x" in "Hunter x Hunter" means. To clarify: I am also talking about what the "x" means in general as many other anime/manga also have it in their titles. A quick Google search ...
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Why did the Hunter x Hunter manga go on hiatus?

I think the Hunter x Hunter manga has been on hiatus for months now; does anyone know the reason for the hiatus? Is the author planning to continue the series?
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What is Alluka's (Nanika's) gender?

In the anime Hunter x Hunter, Alluka Zoldyck is considered as a girl by Killua, shown when they leave their estate and were accompanied by four butlers. Killua shouted to Gotoh and said that he needs ...
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Did Gon know it was Ponzu who died?

Let me quote Hunterpedia for a refresher of what happened: However, before they get the chance, Zazan's squad detects them and Ponzu is the only one able to escape. When Pokkle was knocked out, she ...
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Why did the Hunter x Hunter anime stop in episode 148?

The Hunter X Hunter anime stopped in episode 148. I wonder why? Is it because Hunter x Hunter is already finished?
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Why are the royal guards so powerful?

In the latest episode 85, Pitou easily killed Kite even though Killua said Kite is as strong or stronger than a Nen Master. I thought chimera ants had nen similar to that of humans. How come they ...
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Why is Kurapika so powerful?

I know he made ​​a contract with his own soul or something like that. But if this Nen is so powerful, how come he is the only who used it in the series? I also watched the previous version(1999), ...
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Who is the biological mother of Gon?

It is not Mito obviously. When Gon is listening to the tape that Ging leave him, Gon stop the taped when Ging ask if Gon want's to know about his mother. I've waited so far but until the last episode ...
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What did Hisoka do in the Hunter Exam?

In the first Hunter Exam of the series (Hisoka's second), he was introduced into the series removing another applicant's arms from his body for bumping into him and not apologizing. What did he ...
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What manga chapter does the Hunter x Hunter 2011 anime end on?

The Hunter x Hunter anime has concluded after 148 episodes. However, the manga continues on after this, focusing on new characters and events. If I want to pick up the manga from where the anime left ...
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Is Dwun (Wdwune) based on Yoshihiro Togashi?

In Hunter × Hunter (2011, not sure about 1999), there is a character named Dwun (pictured below, red shirt) who appears in the Greed Island arc. Today, I was exposed to this image of Yoshihiro ...
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What language does Feitan speak when activating Pain Packer?

In Hunter x Hunter, episode 97, Feitan activates his nen ability. What language is the vertical text on the right?
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What are the rules for Chrollo to steal an ability?

Chrollo, the leader of the Phantom Troupe possess a book which contains all of the abilities that he has stolen from other Nen Users. When he opens the book to a specific page where an ability is, he ...
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Is “Phantom Rouge” story canon?

Simply that: did the events of Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge really happen (with respect to HxH story, of course)? At least the timeline is credible (between Yorknew City and Greed Island arcs).
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Why do Killua's and Gon's skin tones change in episode 45 and 46 Huncyclopedia?

At the end of the 2011 Hunter × Hunter (episodes 27 through 58), there is a little short "Huncyclopedia", which is Gon and Killua talking about some character or element in the series. From episodes ...
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Looking for an anime with an impoverished town and abusive father [closed]

I’m thinking of an anime but I only remember a flashback about one character (possibly a villain character). It’s bugging me that I can’t remember what the anime was. I’m sure I’ll remember the main ...
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What is meaning of “Brush Your Teeth. — Unripe Fruit” in Hunter x Hunter?

At the beginning of the Hunterpedia segments at the end of episodes of the 2011 Heaven's Arena arc, the opening image contains the English text: Brush Your Teeth. Unripe Fruit The rest of ...
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Could Alluka completely heal Gon?

I understand that she physically healed Gon via the wish that Killua asked of Nanika, but there are a few things that were possibly not "healed". Gon's Nen ability As far as we know Gen has lost ...
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Did anybody feel Gon's Nen?

When Gon transformed against Pitou, his Nen increased a lot. Why didn't we see any reaction of people feeling it like The King, the other Royal Guards, or Netero (if they were still alive) ? In the ...
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What happened to Retsu's doll at the clothing shop?

In the Hunter X Hunter: Phantom Rouge movie, what happened to Retsu's doll when she activates it after Gon and Killua step out to talk? We never see anyone exit the shop after Gon and Killua. Did she ...
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Does Killua have a crush on Gon?

Watching the latest 3 episodes of Hunter X Hunter 2011 ( 114 - 116) I started to wonder. Does Killua have a crush on Gon? Or am I just mis interpretating his text lines?
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What's the name of the violin score played by Shaiapouf when Meruem is born?

In the episode where the Chimera Ant King Meruem is born, Shaiapouf plays some vigorous music with his violin. I want to know the name of the song he played.
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What's Meruem's nen type?

So far in anime, I haven't seen any technique that shows what's his nen type. I read the chimera arc years ago so I'm not sure, but I "think" I remember in a moment Meruem growing a pair of wings. If ...
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What happened to Gyro?

In Episode 80 of the 2011 anime, they showed Gyro's back story then a clawed up chair. Was he killed or was he eaten? It wasn't clear what happened to him.
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In which chapter did the Genei Ryodan fight the chimera ants?

In the manga, when did the Genei Ryodan fight the chimera ants?
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Do we ever find out what happened to Chrollo?

During the "Greed Island" arc, we learn of a nen user who can remove other's nen. When he got the Bomber's nen removed, the creature he summoned to remove the nen had to stick to him until he touched ...
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In the final phase of the Hunter Exam, why does Killua act the way he does?

I've just watched episode 20 of Hunter X Hunter, in which it is revealed that: Why would Killua act in this way? So I don't understand why he did what he did.
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How does Hisoka see Gon exactly? As a rival or as a toy to entertain himself?

Hisoka hinted that Gon is his treasure and also his prey, but it can't be both, right? Because in the end, he didn't want Gon to die no matter what. So it's weird that he didn't want Gon to die but ...
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Why does Killua get upset when Gon says “being weak is so painful” in manga chapter 214?

In chapter 214, just after Knuckle and Shoot left Gon and Killua to go to NGL, there is a scene where Gon cried, saying that he didn't realise that being weak was so painful. At the bottom of this ...
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Why didn't Netero call the more powerful adventurers for help in Chimera Ant arc?

In the Chimera Ant arc of Hunter x Hunter, We learn later that there are powerful adventurers out there (the Zodiacs), that have a seemingly tremendous amount of power. My question is: why didn't ...
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Who was Meruem in his human life?

It is said Chimera Ants made from humans keep some of the characteristics from their human life. Do we have any hint about Meruem's human identity ?
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Which is heads and tails?

In Hunter x Hunter the Phantom Troupe flip a coin from time to time to make decisions. On one side is a spider and on the other, a web. Here is the image of the coin: Which is heads and which is ...
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How did Alluka Zoldyck obtain her powers?

Due to some recent news about the Hunter x Hunter manga being continued, I decided to re-watch the anime and some question popped into my head. I haven't finished it yet, but I don't remember any ...
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Why was Palm sent on the mission to see the king and his guards?

I'm not sure of the etiquette of this site so I'm just going to point out at the beginning here that this post will have spoilers. I'll edit this part out if I am informed that spoiler warnings are ...
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Does the Japanese The Last Mission DVD have English subtitles?

I want to see this movie and I don't want to torrent it, but I don't know where I can buy it so that I will be able to understand it. For instance if I buy the DVD listed on Amazon here will it come ...
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How were the English translations of character names for Hunter x Hunter conceived?

If Togashi originally conceived the names in Japanese, for example Furikusu, how was it decided that this would translate into the decidedly weird Freecss, with 2 's'? How did Zorudikku become the ...
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What is the context of this Hunter x Hunter reference in Inou Battle manga chapter 2?

In chapter 2 of Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de manga adaptation, we can see that the middle panel makes a reference to Dragon Ball's meme "It's over 9000!". The line was actually "It's over ...
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Why are some of the names written in the Latin alphabet in Hunter x Hunter?

In chapter 199, Gon and Killua's names are written the Latin alphabet on the blackboard. In chapter 45, Killua and Zushi's names are also in the Latin alphabet. Most of the writing uses the Hunter ...
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Why is (Adult) Gon Freece's Hair so Long? Why is Illumi's hair long?

So I have seen, and understood how Gon would have to train for such a long time frame to have his hair be that long. But, Illumi also has long flowing hair. Does this mean that Illumi has done ...
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Why do Killua and Gon pretend not to know Hisoka in episode 50?

In episode 50 of Hunter x Hunter (2011), Hisoka wants Gon and Killua to "Play dumb," and pretend not to know him. Why? What's the purpose of Gon and Killua pretending not to know Hisoka?
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When was Kite shown as a little girl?

When Gon talked with Gin on episode 146, he told him that Kite turned into a little girl. I can't recall that scene anywhere in the series, can anyone tell me when/how it happened and where it was ...
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Does it make sense that Knuckle has a mascot as an emitter?

Knuckle Bine is listed as being a natural emitter but I am having difficultly reconciling that with his main power. As an emitter, the most difficult class for him to master is the conjuration and ...
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Is it ever stated who the disappearing applicant was?

In episode 3 of Hunter x Hunter, Beans welcomes Gon as the 405th applicant to the exam. Later, Satotz states that there will be 404 participants in Phase One. We know that Hisoka... uh... disarmed ...
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Why does the Chimera Ant bat suggest that water weakens sound?

In episode 99, the Chimera Ant bat says, "Water significantly weakens the power of sound!" But water is a good conductor of sound. Why does she say this?
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How can Gon be so tough physically when he’s just a child?

Gon is shown too tough for his age. In the case of Killua, it is understandable as Killua has undergone a lot of physical torture but in case of Gon it doesn't make much sense or is there a reason ...
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Why wasn't Hisoka interested in fighting Meruem?

Naturally, Hisoka seeks power, intelligence, and potential in an enemy. Meruem exceeds all Hisoka's targets in this regard. Why didn't he show any interest (or even appear in the arc) in the king, ...
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Why did the Phantom Troupe let Gon and Killua go?

In the very first episode of the Greed Island arc, Gon and Killua meet up with two of the Phantom Troupe members while in the auction. The members say they will no longer hunt our heroes because... ...
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Is there any reference which confirms that Meruem is much more powerful than Hisoka?

In the Hunter X Hunter anime, Meruem is said to be (arguably) the strongest character in the series. However while reading about Hisoka, I found that he once thought to challenge Ging to a battle to ...