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Hunter x Hunter, Vol. 01 (Hunter × Hunter #1)

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When Gon learns his father Ging--whom he thought was dead--is a famous Hunter, he aspires to follow in his footsteps and track down monsters, treasures, and words of magic. Rated for older teens.
Paperback, 184 pages
Published April 5th 2005 by VIZ Media LLC (first published 1998)
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Nemesis Gutierrez Im gonna base my answer off the anime which is close to the manga but first what powers exactly? his Nen abilities? If so, a person trains him to sort…moreIm gonna base my answer off the anime which is close to the manga but first what powers exactly? his Nen abilities? If so, a person trains him to sort of activate his nen. Kinda like the whole mediate to become more spiritual thing. He just awakens what he already had by training to release it. (less)
Nemesis Gutierrez Basing this off the anime which i hear is close to the manga, from what i can recall he just really wants to get him to join him in his quest to find…moreBasing this off the anime which i hear is close to the manga, from what i can recall he just really wants to get him to join him in his quest to find his father since he kinda became his close friend. Plus Gon wants to prove that the assassin has friends unlike what his brother said about him making him go home. hope im not too late (less)
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Nicole
Jun 05, 2016 Nicole rated it it was amazing
The anime is actually my favorite. After watching it about 3 times, I decided to read the manga. I already know I'll be giving all the other volumes 5 stars. Even if the illustrations weren't always perfect. Hunter x Hunter is amazing. It tells the adventures of four young friends: Gon, Killua, Kurapika and Leorio.



Hunters are the elite warriors. They have many privileges and can do some great achievements like discovering new species, capturing the most notorious criminals and discovering ruin

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Tariq Alferis
Oct 27, 2014 Tariq Alferis rated it it was amazing
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قَد لَمَعَت عَيناه ،
بالعَزمِ انتفَضَت يُمنَاه ،
فِي هُدُوءِ اللَيْل ..
مَن هُو الصَّامِدُ المُغامِر ،
فِي وجهِ السَّيل ..
يُبعِدُ عَن عينَيهِ الرَّاحة ،
يَتَحَدَّى خَصمًا في السَّاحة ..
يَرمِي و يُصِيبُ الأهْدَاف ،

يَسعى دَومًا لتحقيقِ الإنصافْ

هكذا تبدأ الترجمة العربية لمسلسل الإنمي الأشهر "القناص" …أعتبر هذا المسلسل من أفضل ما شاهدت على الاطلاق …السبب الرئيسي لقرءاة المانجا الخاصة والأصلية للإنمي القناص ، لأنه من المعروف أن كل شيء يرجع لآصله والأصل دائما
أفضل . الرواية افضل من الفيلم وكذلك المانجا نو
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Yomna Suwaïdan
Jul 24, 2016 Yomna Suwaïdan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: favorites
As a Japanese manga and by Yoshihiro Togashi I can say without any doubt : " It is magnificent " ...
It is all about deciding to go towards an aim .. just challenging ourselves and who are against us .. Our positive energy , thinking and the strong stamina is the most vital of them to take us there ... where we dream to be ..

The world is full of troubles and hunter is the one who aims at overcoming them .. To know the real fact about someone , you must know the thing that makes him angry depend
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pinkgal
Mar 25, 2007 pinkgal rated it it was amazing
I would say, even better than Yu Yu Hakusho, though I love that one to pieces. All the characters, all the trademark jokes, all the personalities. One thing this mangaka should be famous for is the creation of multi-faceted characters who are just hilarious both when they're killing you and when they're digging a hole to sleep in for three days. The cast of characters alone will have you fits of laughter.

My favorite characters are, oddly, Leorio and Kurapica. Usually I go for the NEED REDEMPTIO
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illias
May 24, 2015 illias rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: patient people, huge cast, late reward
Shelves: manga, favorites
Listen to my warning and listen well! If you so choose to read this manga, read it well past the first couple of volumes and don't give up. Because the first volumes make the entire series as a whole seem bland and childish, but as the manga progresses you will be richly rewarded.Besides the slow start. Hunter x Hunter is simply amazing.

And may I add when you are at chapter 62 that you SHOULD watch episode 36 of the 2011 Hunter x Hunter anime. That episode is one of the unique anime moments whe
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Monse
Feb 02, 2016 Monse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-manhwa
Pueden haber comics mejores en historia, personajes, dibujos pero Hunter x Hunter es de los primeros que me hicieron querer tanto el anime/manga y todo lo que refiere a Japón. Por eso le doy 4 estrellas. El arco de los exámenes de cazador es considerado uno de los más infatiles pero a mi me divierte mucho y me pone nostálgica. Por eso es que se merece la nota que le pongo, me hizo muy feliz leerlo. Gon es el típico personaje de shounen, pero estoy extremadamente encariñada con el personaje. "Gon ...more
(Jean) Owen  Kerr
Jan 07, 2014 (Jean) Owen Kerr rated it it was amazing
Hunters are specially trained workers who's fields range from gourmet hunters to assassins. All Hunters must take the deadly and excruciating Hunter Exam, planned out by determined task makers, to receive their Hunters license. Gon is a nature loving boy who wants to become a Hunter to gain access to all restricted areas to search for his missing father. The story is narrated to make Gon’s test the main story storyline. When Gon leaves to finally take the exam, he teams up with two other exam t ...more
Dani
I'll just say I love this series. The original anime was the first I ever completed, and I'm making my way through the new one now. Since I heard the new one was more accurate to the manga, I started reading it... and was pleasantly surprised to see it was. It's more interesting watching the new one and seeing just how accurately everything's playing out. I can enjoy both of them more when it's combined, and admire the old one for all the funky extra padding it conjured up out of nowhere--but I ...more
jerica
Sep 17, 2012 jerica rated it really liked it
Rating:
Art: 5/5
Story: 5/5

My rating scale for this--and all subsequent volumes--will be based on story and art. I caught an episode of the 2011 anime on Animax and I realized, hey, I never knew what happened after the Zoaldyck arc (back when it was on GMA). I was also in the mood to read something gory, so I decided to read the manga.

Gon Freecss, 11 going on 12, is off to take the prestigious Hunter exam above the objections of his adoptive mother, Mito. The exam is an arduous one, where it is
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Yasiru (reviews will soon be removed and linked to blog)
To be perfectly honest, I should take off a star for the fluctuating quality of the artwork, but this is such an imaginative and well-balanced series that I can't bring myself to. Though this was a Yoshishiro Togashi series, for whatever reason I dared to be sceptical and stayed away for the longest time, but was glad to be proven wrong with strong characterisation across the board from the protagonists to the villains, an intriguing and flexible power system and even a nostalgic sense for YuYu ...more
Selena
Oct 29, 2014 Selena rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Selena by: Morgan
Over-the-top. That's what makes it fun.

A friend recommended this to me, saying it was a "deconstruction." Now, I've encountered deconstructions in the past *looks at Madoka and sighs* so I was a little hesitant to pick this one up. My friend swore it was really, really good, and so I decided to give it a try.

For those unaware of what deconstructed means, it's basically "take the most basic tropes, cliches, and conventions of a genre and play them straight, regardless of what the results." (see T
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Elisabeth
Dec 30, 2015 Elisabeth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Let me just say that this is my absolute favorite series of all entertainment. The first volume is fantastic on its own - the Hunter Exam arc is exciting - but like many people say, the best story arcs are York New City and Chimera Ant. Togashi has a history of random hiatuses and that makes for some very awkward pacing at times, but Hunter x Hunter is a work that you just can't help forgiving things like that. From Gon and Killua's relationship to the wonderful mysteries of Nen, this series has ...more
Hannah
May 15, 2010 Hannah rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Wow, wasn't this a surprising delight! I have heard many good things about Hunter x Hunter, but I never thought I would enjoy it quite as much as this. I generally find shounen manga lacking because not every mangaka is skilled at drawing action scenes to their full effect and most shounen manga is 80% action, but Togashi Yoshihiro manages to combine just the right amount of great plot with action and interesting characters, so that it doesn't rest entirely on Team A waving their large swords at ...more
Tim
Jun 24, 2016 Tim rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
"Strange beasts and monsters...Secret treasure hoards, undiscovered wealth...mystical places, unexplored frontiers... 'The mysterious unknown' in such words...for those captivated by its spell. They are called 'Hunters'" (5-6).
HunterxHunter pronounced "Hunter Hunter" (according to Toonami at least.) is a so far interesting manga series by Yoshihiro Togashi, creator of Yu Yu Hakusho, (which is one of the first anime series I ever saw). (view spoiler)
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Nemesis Gutierrez
Jun 22, 2016 Nemesis Gutierrez rated it it was amazing
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I am just a big fan of Yoshihiro Togashi, I love both Yu Yu Hakusho and Hunter x Hunter to death. I've watched Yu Yu Hakusho at least 5 times and unfortunately only read half of the manga since i couldn't find the tenth volume in the library. I only recently just watched Hunter x Hunter and decided to read the manga and i am just loving it.

A lot of people kind of criticize his art and i understand where they're coming from since the art in Hunter x Hunter is a little shaky in certain parts but
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Jordan Stephens
Apr 10, 2016 Jordan Stephens rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
This manga does everything a shounen manga should do. When I think of the perfect manga, I think of Hunter X Hunter. This review is about the series as a whole.

The fights are amazing. Each hunter has their own ability and fighting style. The main characters use their wits and their own unique style to win. I liked Dragon Ball Z as much as the next kid growing up, but each characters strength is determined by their power level, and that's about it (DragonBall is a different). In HxH there is so m
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Cody Deleurme
Feb 26, 2016 Cody Deleurme rated it it was amazing
Why Hunter X Hunter is the best thing I've ever read.

Hunter x Hunter is the best thing I've ever read. This is a manga (Japanese comic) series that is still ongoing, but has been on hiatus for a while now because of the author's health problems. This series was started in 1996 by Yoshihiro Togashi and has been critically acclaimed, but sadly it does not get the recognition it deserves. Many people describe it as one of the best and most well written mangas of all time.
This series tells the st
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Rick Robles
Jun 05, 2015 Rick Robles rated it it was amazing

For anyone that’s hoping to read something that absolutely compares or is much better to other Shonen Jump manga this is the manga to read. I’m not going to explain much of the plot or storyline but I am going to explain why people should read this anime/ manga This is one of the most underrated anime/ mangas out there. I believe that people give it doubt is because of the way the characters look like and how childish the artwork looks like, but never judge a book by its cover. This is a anime w
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Dana Salman
Oct 29, 2014 Dana Salman added it
Shelves: manga
So this is my first time reading Hunter x Hunter. I've decided I'll never read either Naruto or Bleach, and that's mostly because they're too long and I've already committed myself to a long-running manga (One Piece), and plus I was never interested. But I've heard great things about Hunter x Hunter. I remember seeing this show (the original anime) in Arabic dub on Spacetoon, and I watched the first few episodes but got bored a little too quickly. Now however there's a new anime that's truer to ...more
Feather Mista
Nov 27, 2012 Feather Mista rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Manguistas en general
Recommended to Feather by: Bucletina
¡Sabía que Togashi no me iba a decepcionar! Está bien, este tomo quizás cae en uno o dos lugares comunes (o tres, o cuatro), como el protagonista que es un niño prodigio que parece demasiado bueno en todo. Pero aun así, el mundo que arma Togashi es tan colorido y se siente tan vivo, que la lectura es todo un placer. Espero que no tarden mil años en traer el tomo 2 por estos pagos.
Martine
Dec 01, 2014 Martine rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: EVERYONE, also fans of One Piece but mainly EVERYONE, COME SHARE MY PAIN
Alright, listen to me, you want to read this manga. You don't know it yet, but I do, so I rated it 4 stars although it may only deserve 3 yet, I don't care.
The one thing I'm most picky about so far is the art, but here's the good thing: YOU CAN WATCH THE ANIME THEN. I recommend the 2011 version first because it has great music and made me cry in several occasions. And once you're done watching the anime, come back to reading the manga because you want to know how things go on. (Also the art will
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Sarah
May 17, 2016 Sarah rated it it was amazing
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Kirsten Simkiss
Jun 05, 2016 Kirsten Simkiss rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-buy
I've read this one at least twice and, while it seems a little childish, this series picks up in the most amazing ways. The characters have depth, the stories are interesting, and the art is consistently good. If you're looking for a manga series to get attached to, I 100% recommend this one.
Trip
Nov 30, 2008 Trip rated it liked it
This is in the shonen subgenre where each character has a different superpower, signature weapon, and/or special martial arts theme. It seems awfully violent for an instance where the main character is 11, but then it sometimes veers into what seems more age-appropriate. Weird.
Audrey
Jun 15, 2015 Audrey rated it it was amazing
Hunter x Hunter is my favorite manga of all time. I've been following this for more than half of my life, I'm 22 so you get how long that is. I'm such a big fan for so long I even forget complaining about the hiatuses anymore.

So anyway, read this for the characters. Everyone is funny. Even creeps in Togashis's stories can still be endearing. So by that, you get how strong his characters are, right?

Read this for the plot changes that are so varied it can only be interesting.

Read this for the art
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Cristy Carranza
Jun 07, 2016 Cristy Carranza rated it it was amazing
Manga's are by far my favorite type of graphic novels. The story of Gon and the search for his father is filled with challenges, pain, fight, and friendship. God constantly pushes himself to be the best he can be when he finds out his father is a hunter, one of the best hunters. He follows all the clues his dad follows as well as grows as a friend, always having his friends back. When he blames himself for the death of one of his mentors he falls into a deep depression but picks himself back up ...more
Kyle Hansen
Jul 20, 2014 Kyle Hansen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya13-25
Following the story of Gon Freecs, we travel to a distant world where there are professional hunters in society. As Gon goes on his adventures, meeting new people and making new friends, he also finds out that the world is a dangerous place. Learning how to survive in any situation is one of the challenges a hunter must overcome.
HunterxHunter is a fun story that takes the reader to far off places, in a world where anything is possible. I had a ton of fun reading it, and could barely put it down.
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Tsaki
Nov 01, 2015 Tsaki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Baca manga ini sebenarnya udah beberapa tahun lalu. Secara online, di kampus! Hahahaha. Dulu kan ya, emang suka Hunter X Hunter karena nonton anime-nya di stasiun TV lokal, terus penasaran kenapa nggak dilanjut.

Pas baca online, selesai ketika musuhnya yang serangga aneh gitu -_- abis kayaknya mengada-ada. Akhirnya berhenti ngikutin. Dan masih on going juga di Jepang katanya nih komik.

Lalu, Thunder ulang tahun. Dia beli langsung yang diterbitin Elex Media. Hahaha. Jadi numpang baca lagi deh.
Πέτρος
Dec 13, 2011 Πέτρος rated it liked it
(just for the record, this is a slight alteration of my anime review)

Hunter x Hunter easily ranks amongst the most interesting shounen manga ever made. At the same time, it is also amongst the most frustrating ones, as it has several mishaps.

Let’s start with the story. It’s about a little boy named Gon, looking for his father who is a Hunter, a super mercenary of sorts travelling the world and doing missions and quests. Like finding something rare or arresting a wanted criminal. So in the conte
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Alluna
Aug 03, 2013 Alluna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-own-books
Aku antusias sekali saat Elex memberitahu kalau komik hunter x hunter edisi Indonesianya sudah terbit. Pertama kali mengetahui serial ini adalah dari animenya yang kalau tidak salah bertahuuun-tahuuun yang lalu ditayangkan di ANTV.

Gon, Kurrapika, Leorio dan Killua.. keempat serangkai dalam ujian hunter ini ternyata sudah disatukan di awal komiknya. Umm.. aku memang menonton animenya dari tengah-tengah sih, jadi tidak tahu bagaimana keempat orang ini bisa menjadi "sahabat". Di komik volume pertam
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Yoshihiro Togashi (see also 冨樫 義博) is a manga artist. Credited in Chinese translations as Fu Jian Yi Bo.

He began drawing manga at an early age; while he attended college, the publisher Shueisha recognized his talent. Togashi has authored numerous manga series in different genres during the past three decades. He is perhaps best known for writing and illustrating the YuYu Hakusho and Hunter Hunter
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