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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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Jan 04, 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

Tariq Alferis
May 31, 2014 Tariq Alferis rated it it was amazing
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
Yomna Suwaïdan
Jun 02, 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 the 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 de
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
Feb 28, 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
Jun 01, 2012 jerica rated it really liked it
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
(Jean) Owen  Kerr
Jan 02, 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
Nov 04, 2016 VGA rated it it was amazing
Actual rating: 4.5 stars

YES. I finally started to read the manga. I'm a HUGE fan of the anime, and this is amazing!!!!!! Why 4.5 stars, you might ask. Why not 5? Well, the art. Because of how BEAUTIFUL the anime was,I guess I was just expecting...more. But if nothing I say will make you read this, just do it for Killua. Just. For. Killua.
You will not regret it.
*melts into a puddle*
(I can't post pictures of my lovely on the Kindle version, so just search up Killua on Google. Then once you see his
Jan 29, 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
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Fahri Rasihan
Feb 14, 2017 Fahri Rasihan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mulai membaca ulang kembali komik Hunter x Hunter karena mulai beli lagi komiknya. Selalu suka dengan kisah awal perjuangan Gon, Killua, Kurapika, dan Leorio untuk menjadi seoarang Hunter.
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
Dana Salman
Oct 18, 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
Dec 05, 2016 Tilly rated it really liked it
4.5 of 5 stars
I am removing a half star because the beginning was a little bit rushed in my opinion. I would have liked to get to know Gon a bit more before the whole adventure started. But nevertheless the world and its characters are great so far and the whole idea with the hunters is very interesting. I am also already intrigued by Hisoka, I have to admit that I am often a fan of psychopathic fictional characters, especially in the Manga/Anime genre :D A very promising start overall!
Aug 16, 2013 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
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
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
Thalia Grace
Jul 19, 2015 Thalia Grace rated it it was amazing
Hunter x Hunter 2011 is my favorite anime of all time. Although I have watched the 1999 one as well. So, it would seem fit that I would love the manga as well. And I did! Although the art is a little shaky, but what can you expect, it is all free drawn.

So sad that the series is on hiatus all the time, but the anime stopped at the end of the manga, and I am pretty satisfied with the ending.

It is my goal to collect and read all 32 Hunter x Hunter mangas. 1 down, 31 to go!!
Feather Mista
Sep 07, 2010 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.
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.
Kirsten Simkiss
Jan 18, 2013 Kirsten Simkiss rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-buy, reviewed
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.
Sep 17, 2016 stefania rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
so good!
Dec 13, 2011 Petros 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
Mar 08, 2017 Marlana rated it liked it
Hunter x Hunter at first glance is an enjoyable manga about a young boy attempting to follow in his father's footsteps and eventually find his father.

I'm going to be honest - it felt a little young to me. I believe if I had read this in my teenage or even preteen years I would have enjoyed this a bit more.

As it is, there wasn't much action or tension to hold my interest. The plot is your typical manga fare as well. I'll perhaps continue on with the series, but only to see if it improves.
Dec 10, 2016 Lyn rated it it was amazing
My favorite manga ever!!! It's sad that the mangaka is always sick and has to take slumps but I'll be reading it even after years.
Just finished the anime so I'm onto the books

Wish the first few episodes of the anime had been like this for the 2011 version. May check out the 90s eventually
Dec 04, 2016 Sophie rated it it was amazing
Been travelling so decided to be nostalgic and read the manga for some of my favourite series - starting with HxH.
Vako Chitishvili
Aug 31, 2016 Vako Chitishvili rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
შინაარსით უბრალო შონენი, რომელიც თავისნაირებისგან მაინც ბევრი რამით გამოირჩევა და არ გთავაზობს უტვინო ბრძოლებს, ფან სერვისს, ვითომ რომანტიკას, ბანალურ ვილენებს, გოგო პროტაგონისტებს (ეს უკანასკნელი მინუსია), არამედ გთავაზობს ჭკვიან პერსონაჟებს, რომლებიც ჩელენჯებს გონებით უმკლავდებიან და selfish მეგობრებს (თუმცა აქაც უხსნიან მოწინააღმდეგეებს საკუთარ გეგმებს/სტრატეგიებს/ტექნიკებს) ; არ ცდილობს მოერგოს ყველას გემოვნებას და შესაბამისად არის დემოგრაფიის (შონენის) ერთ-ერთი საუკეთესო წარმომადგენელი

Mark Detar
Feb 10, 2017 Mark Detar rated it it was amazing
I watched the tv series and honestly prefer it over this book but it was still fun to read
Mar 18, 2017 Thomas rated it really liked it
Very interesting and entertaining. The story was interesting, but the art wasn't that great. Will continue reading.
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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 × Hunte
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