Anime recommendation: Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Anime recommendation: Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Probably many of you already heard about Hunter x Hunter. If you did, then it means you also heard about how amazing it is. This show sends you on an amazing adventure and it gives off a different vibe from your usual shounen anime, it has a really unique atmosphere.

General information

Episodes: 148

Status: Completed

Aired: Oct 2, 2011 to Sep 24, 2014

Studio: Madhouse

Genres: Action, Adventure, Super Power, Fantasy, Shounen

Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

Plot summary

Gon Freecs is a 12-year old boy that wants to become a Hunter in order to reunite with his father, who was also a Hunter, and has left him when he was young in the care of his cousin, Mito. He leaves his home in order to go and take the infamous Hunter Exam, that gives everyone of higher chance to die than to pass. At the place of this exam he makes new friends: Killua, a boy his age that used to be an assassin, a boy with a vengeful spirit named Kurapika and a doctor in training named Leorio.

The story follows their adventures on the path of the Hunter. As they encounter many monsters, creatures and people, they learn new things and understand what it truly means to be a Hunter.


This story has a huge cast made of interesting characters, but let’s meet the four main characters that we join on their journey.

Gon Freecs

Gon is the main character of this series. He is an energetic boy that always jumps to help anyone in need. His friendly nature is what helped him get so many allies throughout his whole adventure.

His main goal in becoming a Hunter is to find Ging Freecs, his father, who left him in order to continue his work as a Hunter.

Killua Zoldyck

Killua is a member of the Zoldyck family, a legendary assassin clan. Ever since birth he was trained in order to become a perfect assassin. He was a prodigy among his siblings. However, he ran away from home and tried to become a Hunter. He befriended Gon really fast and he became very loyal and dedicated to him. Gon and Killua’s friendship is one of the most beautiful things in this anime, and probably one of the best friendships of all time.


Kurapika is a young man that is a member of the Kurta tribe. This tribe was massacred for their scarlet eyes by the Phantom Troupe (The Spiders). Because of this, Kurapika seeks to avenge his tribe and destroy the Phantom Troupe. Despite the hatred he holds towards The Spiders, he is calm, kinda and loyal to his friends.

Leorio Paladiknight

After watching one of his friends die of illness, Leorio decided to become a doctor that will help anyone in need, even if they don’t have money to pay him. He decides to try for the Hunter exam in order to be able to get the money he needs in order to study medicine and save lives. He is very dedicated to his friends and is always ready to give a helping hand.

If you want to hop in for a great adventure along with some likeable characters by your side, go watch Hunter x Hunter now!