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Hunter x Hunter 2011

Hunter x Hunter 2011

148 episodes · TV Completed Hunter x Hunter, HxH (2011), HUNTER×HUNTER(ハンター×ハンター)

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Hunter x Hunter 2011 (HUNTER x HUNTER (2011), ハンター×ハンター) HxH (2011) Gon Freecss aspires to become a Hunter, an exceptional being capable of greatness. With his friends and his potential, he seeks his father who left him when he was younger.

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Hunter x Hunter 2011

Hunter x Hunter 2011

Before watching Hunter x Hunter 2011, here is everything you need to know:

Hunter × Hunter is an anime television series that aired from 2011 to 2014 based on Yoshihiro Togashi’s Hunter × Hunter 2011 manga. The story begins with a young boy named Gon Freecss, who one day discovers that the father who he thought was dead, is in fact alive and well. He learns that his father, Ging, is a legendary “Hunter”, an individual who has proven themselves an elite member of humanity.

Despite the fact that Ging left his son with his relatives in order to pursue his own dreams, Gon becomes determined to follow in his father’s footsteps, pass the rigorous “Hunter Examination”, and eventually find his father to become a Hunter in his own right.

This new Hunter × Hunter 2011 anime was announced on July 24, 2011. It is a complete reboot of the anime adaptation starting from the beginning of the manga, with no connections to the first anime from 1999. Produced by Nippon TV, VAP, Shueisha, and Madhouse, the series is directed by Hiroshi Kōjina, with Atsushi Maekawa and Tsutomu Kamishiro handling series composition, Takahiro Yoshimatsu designing the characters and Yoshihisa Hirano composing the music.

Instead of having the old cast reprise their roles for the new adaptation, the series features an entirely new cast to voice the characters. The new series premiered airing weekly on Nippon TV and the nationwide Nippon News Network from October 2, 2011. The series started to be collected in both DVD and Blu-ray format on January 25, 2012. Viz Media has licensed the anime for a DVD/Blu-ray release in North America with an English dub. On television, the series began airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block on April 17, 2016, and ended on June 23, 2019.

Hunter x Hunter 2011 Storyline:

Hunter x Hunter 2011 is set in a world where Hunters exist to perform all manner of dangerous tasks like capturing criminals and bravely searching for lost treasures in uncharted territories. Twelve-year-old Gon Freecss is determined to become the best Hunter possible in hopes of finding his father, who was a Hunter himself and had long ago abandoned his young son. However, Gon soon realizes the path to achieving his goals is far more challenging than he could have ever imagined.

Along the way to becoming an official Hunter, Gon befriends the lively doctor-in-training Leorio, vengeful Kurapika, and rebellious ex-assassin Killua. To attain their own goals and desires, together the four of them take the Hunter Exam, notorious for its low success rate and high probability of death. Throughout their journey, Gon and his friends embark on an adventure that puts them through many hardships and struggles. They will meet a plethora of monsters, creatures, and characters—all while learning what being a Hunter truly means.

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Opening Themes to Hunter x Hunter 2011:

#1: “departure!” by Ono Masatoshi (eps 1-26, 50-52, 62-75, 137-147)
#2: “departure! -second version-” by Ono Masatoshi (eps 27-49, 76-103, 109-134, 136)
#3: “departure! -Opening Tokubetsu-hen-” by Ono Masatoshi (eps 53-61, 104-108)

Ending Themes to Hunter x Hunter 2011:

#1: “Just Awake” by Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas (eps 1-26)
#2: “HUNTING FOR YOUR DREAM” by Galneryus (eps 27-50, 52-58)
#3: “Riot” by Yoshihisa Hirano (ep 51)
#4: “REASON” by YUZU (ゆず) (eps 59-75, 147)
#5: “Nagareboshi Kirari (YUZU Version) (流れ星キラリ (ゆずバージョン))” by YUZU (ゆず) (eps 76-98)
#6: “Hyouriittai (表裏一体)” by YUZU (ゆず) (eps 99-134, 136)
#7: “Understanding” by Yoshihisa Hirano (ep 135)
#8: “Hyouriittai -second version- (表裏一体)” by YUZU (ゆず) (eps 137-146)
#9: “departure!” by Ono Masatoshi (ep 148)

Series overview of Hunter x Hunter 2011:

Arc No. of Episodes Original air date English air date
First aired Last aired First aired Last aired
Hunter Exam 26 October 2, 2011 April 8, 2012 April 17, 2016 November 6, 2016
Heavens Arena 12 April 15, 2012 July 8, 2012 November 13, 2016 February 12, 2017
Phantom Troupe 20 July 15, 2012 December 9, 2012 February 19, 2017 July 16, 2017
Greed Island 17 December 16, 2012 April 14, 2013 July 23, 2017 December 3, 2017
Chimera Ant 61 April 21, 2013 July 2, 2014 December 10, 2017 March 31, 2019
Election 12 July 8, 2014 September 24, 2014 April 7, 2019 June 23, 2019

NOTE: English air dates are listed as the date they were actually aired based in the Eastern Time Zone. The convention of the Adult Swim online syndication schedule is displayed as the date that the block begins airing. Hunter × Hunter episodes aired in sporadic timeslots after 12 a.m. ET on Saturday, which is effectively Sunday morning.

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Oct 2, 2014
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Cresherhsm (All reviews)

The lack of popularity surrounding Hunter x Hunter (2011) has always confused me, especially after catching up to it six months ago. For an anime that seems to do everything right, it isn’t talked about a lot at a popular level. Neither has it been successful in garnering a fan base similar to that of SNK or SAO. I decided to write this review to do the show justice. If a show this good is still flying under your radar or if you are discouraged from watching this because of its “childish appearance” then reading this review is a must.

HxH is about a young boy named Gon who embarks on a journey to find his father. After learning that his father left him at a young age to become a Hunter, Gon decides to follow in his footsteps not only to find him but also to see what was so special about the profession that made his father choose it over him.

Although the story of finding one’s father is simple, it is the path that is taken towards this end that makes the series truly special. HxH is made up of several arcs that are all extremely well-written, which brings me to the best part of the series, the writing.

Hunter x Hunter (2011) boasts one of the finest writing in the world of shonen; the depth and flow of the story, enthralling characterizations, strong dialogue, and impressive world-building are all crafted into a fascinating tale that can absorb viewers into lengthy marathons.

The amount of variety that is packed into HxH’s story is also very impressive. HxH successfully dabbles in several genres in six-story arcs tackling survival, fighting tournaments, crime thriller, virtual realities, war, and politics. Not only that, the series is also able to undergo significant tonal shifts with ease (light to dark and vice versa).

Sometimes, these shifts in tone occur after an arc ends though other times, it even occurs mid-arc. Another thing about HxH is that its arcs are connected with one another, with each arc naturally following the one before it. This creates a natural transition that highlights what the series really is, a journey. As for pacing and development, they are excellent.

For the most part, HxH is very well-paced. The series does a fantastic job at keeping its viewers engaged, time will fly by as you watch most episodes and you’ll find yourself breezing through the show. Excluding two recap episodes, HxH has no filler episodes. Due to this, story progression is solid with the plot moving forward with each episode.

Although HxH initially gives off a light-hearted impression, it gives off a good one. Not the kind of “light heartedness” that makes you say “this is childish and below me” but the kind that appeals to everyone. HxH gives off that classic and charming shonen vibe that has been lost in recent years, and it does so with its head held up high.

Eventually, though, the series takes a dark turn. Although most HxH story arcs are light-hearted, both Yorknew and the Chimera Ant arc are two of the best and darkest arcs shonen has to offer. Yorknew can be described as a dark thriller in a big city. The central theme of the arc is revenge and it is similar to Death Note in terms of thrill and atmosphere.
On the other hand, the Chimera Ants arc can be described as an attempt by the Hunters Association to control an outbreak of a dangerous man-eating species. It is the darkest and most thematically powerful arc in the series tackling themes such as identity, human nature, and survival of the fittest.

The arc has drawn comparisons to Yu Yu Hakusho’s Chapter Black for its seinen-like nature and is similar to Shingeki no Kyojin, where the protagonists experience a strong sense of despair in the face of a vastly superior, hostile species. The series undergoes major tonal shifts in both arcs with the color palette, music, atmosphere, and amount of violence changing significantly.

However, what sets the series apart from other battle anime is its unorthodoxy and unpredictability. Shonen tropes and storytelling methods are undermined throughout the series. The main character, for example, Gon, fails more than he succeeds. Power-ups based on emotion or willpower are non-existent and fighting in the series is radically different from other battle anime. The main protagonist is not the main focus of every arc either.

At certain points in the series, you could even say that Gon has taken a supporting role, especially during the later portions of the CA arc where he isn’t given as much focus due to the grand scope of the story. The standard battle anime formula of “lose-train-win” is also undermined. Although there is training, it does not always translate to a victory, nor does it propel the protagonists over or to the same level as their main adversaries in terms of strength.
For the most part, the protagonists assume the underdog role. Although they have incredible potential, they are still kids who have a lot to learn. In terms of storytelling, unpredictable developments are commonplace. One thing that continues to amaze me with this show is how it leads viewers into thinking that the story will progress in this direction, only to change course and arrive at a completely different outcome.

A good example of this would be the series’ arcs which often end in an anti-climatic manner. Basically, there are a lot of scenes and story developments that you won’t see coming because they defy conventional shonen storytelling or are unpredictable in their own right.

The series’ unorthodoxy can also be seen in its fights which are primarily cerebral. In addition to being well-executed, HxH fights are smart and involve a lot of strategies. Raw power is a factor but it is not the factor that decides battle outcomes, actual power (nen abilities), experience, and strategy are all taken into account.

If the main character is outclassed by an opponent in all or most categories, he is likely to lose. Moreover, the main characters are not given any special treatment in combat. This smart approach to fighting is further enhanced by nen, a unique and complex power system held by defined rules.

The concept of nen, its principles, aura types, and many applications on the battlefield reveals the huge amount of thought that was put into it. I still remember having to pause episodes, even research a bit during its introduction, just to digest it in its entirety.

The appearance and writing of the series also create an effect of cognitive dissonance, the simplistic look of the show mentally conflicts with the brilliance and unorthodoxy of its writing. As new viewers delve deeper into HxH, they realize that there is much more to the show than its cover art and synopsis suggest. Expectations of the series being immature, simple, or generic are progressively overturned as the show reveals its surprising underbelly.

As for sound, HxH has a line of great soundtracks that started off decent but got better as the series progressed. With the exception of a few minor characters, the voice acting in this series is excellent. As a person who has never seen the old series, it’s hard to believe that these aren’t the original voices because they fit extremely well, especially those of Gon, Killua, and Hisoka whose voice actors do a perfect job of capturing their characters.

HxH also has great art and animation. It amazes me how a long-running series like HxH delivers consistent quality animation episode after episode, especially during the fights. The series does a great job of capturing facial expressions and everything from the lighting, shading, and colors adjust perfectly depending on the mood of the scene or the tone of the arc.

As one reviewer (nagaiyume) said, the bright colors of the show might need some getting used to, though it is usually fans of the old series who have this problem. Personally, I think it fits the show perfectly. It adds to the charm of the series by complementing its sense of adventure, uplifting atmosphere, and unique appeal as a shonen that looks simple but is actually remarkably deep.

Although HxH’s primary strength lies in its writing, its characters come pretty damn close. HxH has a huge cast of characters. They have quirks, dreams, inner demons, world views, and overall, really likable personalities. To top it off, most of them don’t follow generic character archetypes. Although some may initially come across as “generic”, these assumptions are gradually undermined as the series progresses.

If there’s one thing I want to emphasize in the character department it would be the series, main villains. When it comes to characters, this is where the show shines the brightest. HxH villains are extremely well-written (with the exception of the Bomber who won’t apply to most of what I’ll say below). Not only are their characterizations independently impressive, but they are also distinct from one another; no two villains are the same.

This distinctness does not only apply within the series but outside of it. You won’t find another Hisoka, Chrollo, or Ant King in any other anime. This is what makes HxH villains so compelling, in addition to having really impressive characterizations, they are also original. Although I excluded one out of the four main villains from most of what I wrote above, all HxH villains do have one thing in common. Each villain strikes fear into the audience, the series does a good job of establishing the level of danger these characters bring to the story and our protagonists.

However, while HxH is a great series it isn’t perfect. The series doesn’t have a strong start, it takes three episodes for the show to get going. I’ve seen a lot of people drop HxH early and it sucks because the first two episodes don’t capture the series at all. Things start to get mildly interesting in the third episode, after that, the series just gets better and better. HxH also suffers from occasional BGM misuse. There are odd sound choices for some scenes.

Sometimes they don’t really fit, other times they don’t fit it all. Lastly, the Chimera Ant arc also has minor issues with both Togashi and Madhouse to blame. Togashi’s fault lies in his writing during the middle of the CA arc which I think, pales in comparison to the rest of the series. HxH has made a name for itself for holding a consistently high level throughout its run; it’s a series that’s just so engaging and easy to the marathon.
However, I believe this consistency took a hit mid-CA arc (due to handling of the story and pacing) specifically, episodes 89-98. Don’t get me wrong though, I think there are a fair number of good episodes within that 9-episode stretch but unfortunately, they are surrounded by mediocre episodes that break the consistency of an otherwise exceptional arc.

Madhouse’s fault lies in its adaption of the manga chapters comprising episodes 113 and 115, which were dragged out in order to have episode 116 handled by their best animation team. Episode 113 was actually well paced except for one atrocious sequence while episode 115 as a whole was generally poorly paced.

A clarification about the “slowed down pacing” of Chimera Ant arc:
If you’ve been reading up about HxH, you’ve probably seen some people complain about the “poor pacing” during the “narration heavy episodes” of the CA arc. Well if you’re wondering how much truth is there to this statement and were going to ask me about it, my answer would be it depends.

In episode 111, the palace invasion (the climax of the CA arc) begins and narration begins to play a huge role in episodes in order to (1) pack a whole level of depth into the story and (2) increase dramatic tension. Rather than a high octane “action-fest” people would expect from a shonen arc climax, the palace invasion takes a psychological heavy route wherein a character’s thoughts and mental state are given more focus than the actual action.

This psychological focus together with the narration slows down the pace considerably in the sense that episodes begin to cover a lot less in narrative time. However, despite this “slowed down pace”, the pacing of these episodes remains solid with a good amount of manga chapters being covered during each of these episodes and the duration of scenes being on point (except for episodes 113 and 115 which I mentioned earlier in this review).

In the end, it depends if the narration works for you or not. If you like the psychological approach and experience an increase in suspense then you’ll have no problems with the pacing and are in for one helluvah of a ride. However, if you don’t like the psychological approach and feel that the narrator’s heavy presence breaks your immersion then you’re in for a grueling experience.

Of course, there are other combinations such as liking the psychological route but not feeling the immersion, or maybe the narration just didn’t work on you completely. Well, if this happens to be the case then you’ll end up with mixed feelings. On the bright side, most people who end up watching the invasion end up enjoying the narration.

However, if you happen to be one of the good numbers of people who end up not liking the narration don’t worry, only episodes 111-118 of the palace invasion have heavy narration. After episode 118, the narration begins to decrease and episodes eventually reach a point where they are “back to normal”.

Heads up to people looking for action:
Although I love the fighting aspect of the series and consider it to be a strong plus, I’ll leave this out there for the sake of subjectivity. HxH does not cater to everyone. Although fights in the series are well-executed, they are also short (1-10 minutes) and happen less in comparison to other battle anime.

Moreover, the focus on strategy in battles might be off-putting to people who prefer fights with more brawn and less brain. If you’re expecting an action-heavy series like Yu Yu Hakusho then you will be disappointed. This is because HxH is a series that relies on its story to reel in viewers. Personally, I think this is how fighting in shonen should be done. Fighting should be able to entertain and also make you think. It shouldn’t drag on for too long at the expense of the story without leaving you underwhelmed.

Hunter x Hunter (2011) is an intelligent battle anime with a fantastic story, excellent characters, and fights that involve a lot of strategies. Separating it from most of its genre, the series subverts shonen tropes and boasts unpredictable plot progressions that make it truly unique.

Overall scores:
Story: 10/10 (Outstanding)
Characters: 10/10 (Outstanding)
Art: 9/10 (Great)
Sound: 8/10 (Great but occasionally misused)
Enjoyment: 10/10 (Extremely high)
Overall: 10/10 (Masterpiece)


Jun 7, 2015
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RedInfinity (All reviews)

At first, when I read the synopsis of hunter x hunter (2011) (for the rest of this review will be called HxH as an abbreviation) I could not quite deduce the rationality of this show being scored and reviewed with such praise as it receives on a daily basis. I am sure many of you , who are planning to pick up this show sometime soon, are thinking the same as I did before watching this show and I will do my best to change any contravening opinions towards this series.

Story: 9

As you all have likely read the synopsis of HxH, it certainly stands out from most other shounen ever made. There is a kid that decides to go on an adventure, for a particular purpose, meets friends, becomes stronger, and eventually defeats powerful opponents. It doesn’t come off as a very complex or intriguing story/plot, nor is there a generic/forgettable cast and amassed other facts that would remind you of how forgettable this show probably is. Believe me, it’s not.

Beyond the first few episodes which this generalized speculation derives from, you will see that HxH differs from most shounen in terms of intelligence (strategic battles, clever arcs, and plot) and the pacing of the whole show throughout each arc is outstanding. The absence of fillers throughout the 148 episodes ( excluding recaps) makes this show that much less frustrating to watch.

You may have heard an arc in particular, that the MAL community keeps on raving about: the Chimera Ant arc. Without throwing any spoilers in this review, the hype is worth it. This arc is, by most fans of the franchise, seen as a masterstroke and with good reason.
The previous arcs create a substantial build-up to the C. A arc makes the emphasis and usefulness of the arc that much more prominent.
However, the only factor that prevented my rating of a 9 to a 10, was the slow start and the half-open ending; while it was not bad and was a good conclusion to the show, left the viewer rather unsettled with the whole experience.Characters: 10Where HxH really shines is in the shows’ magnificent cast. As stated in my introduction, typically, most shounen does not have the best cast of characters that anime has brought out to the community, and more often than not defeat their enemies using the all-mighty force that is ‘the power of friendship(!)’ which brings sweet victory and joy to the protagonists of the show. Forget this ever existed in anime when watching HxH, as the sincere friendship that is witnessed between the main cast is nothing short of magnificent. It is realistic and evolves over a long period of time.

What makes the characters of HxH further at a stand-point, is that the antagonists are (for the most part) just as likable as the protagonists. Every character is very well developed ( every = any character that mattered to the story) and therefore does not make you want to spurt out the words ” Wow, this character sucks “, with the exception of the bomber which, when watching the series, you will notice that had no real purpose for doing things to the extent that he did.
Finally, I will talk about my three favorite characters of the series:1. GonI love Gon. At first, he seems like your everyday generic protagonist that has no potential to evolve as a person. He comes across as useless and annoying. Then along with the way, something happens to him; something that is rare in a protagonist like him. This is called ‘ Character Development ‘. The development that Gon receives throughout the series is fantastic and will make you love him until the end. He truly is desperate to find his father and the audience can see how he never throws in the towel.

2. Killua

There’s something really likable about white-haired guys in anime and Killua does not fall short in this aspect. He has a broad and complex backstory, and again, like Gon, significant development, which is seen to play a phenomenal role in how realistic the friendship between Gon and Killua is. His background as an assassin and his scarring childhood coupled with his raw talent and one-of-a-kind personality makes him a lovable and three-dimensional character.

3. Meruem

Without spoiling much, Meruem is truly an unbelievable antagonist. At first, you envision he is ruthless for no purpose and comes off as a cliche and rather irritating being. With the meeting of another character, you see how he evolves and how his facade in his personality makes him one of the best, if not the greatest character in the series.

Art and Animation: 10

When watching an anime that has a plethora of episodes such as HxH, one would expect a decline and rise in animation from time to time. However, Madhouse did a terrific job at keeping the animation and art as consistent and fluid as possible. The amount of money that was spent purely on a budget really surprised me and the animation only gets better as the series progresses.

When entering the C. A arc, you will see that Madhouse used their best animators to produce stunning images intertwined
with outlines, shadows, and fluency that serves as ‘eye-candy’ when watching the series. Battle sequences are as well proof of how much effort is poured into this show, as the studio does not tend to cut corners, e.g using the same background over and over again.

The opening and endings’ animation improves significantly st time progresses, which blows my mind when comparing the differences in appearance. That is to say, the animation was brilliant at the start of the anime as well.

Sound: 9

The opening: ‘Departure’ is used throughout the entire anime although it switches between two different versions of the song, as well as changing the animation sequence each time, and this amazes me as every opening suits the anime perfectly! I did not skip the opening even once when watching the series; instead, I started smiling and singing along to the music.
The endings are all fantastic in my opinion, and I love all the songs that are presented to the audience at the end of each episode. The order for me goes

1>4>2>3>5=6 (5 & 6 are different sections of the same song) but I love them all nevertheless.
The ost of the anime is one of the best I have heard in any anime. My personal favorite is ‘ A kingdom of Predators’. It consists of a great variety of orchestra (mostly in the C.A arc) and lots of violin and piano that can be heard as well. However, sometimes the ost is not played at the most appropriate moments which prevents a score of 10 from being given.

Monumental credibility must be given to the voice actors, and for Gon in particular, which is seen especially at episode 116, the mere brilliance that is spurted as ’emotions though words’ is extraordinary. The only complaint that I sometimes hear arriving from people is that the narration in the C.A arc ( for around 10 episodes) is irritating and overwhelms the episodes, making them seem extremely slow-paced.

I tend to disagree with this argument, as the pacing seems to only benefit from the narration of those episodes, as it was a crucial moment in the series where narration was essential. I hope you won’t find this narration an issue, since I certainly didn’t.

Enjoyment: 10

Wow-what a joyful ride this was. It keeps you hooked from early on and urges you to watch the next episode after experiencing the wonderful ending of each arc. The enjoyment factor, of course, originated from the entirety of the show. If any of the above were to be done poorly, the show would not come out to be nearly as enjoyable as it was. I did not once felt bored during this series, and I believe that the pacing is fabulous. There’s not a single moment that leaves the viewer wanting to skip ahead or fast-forward. As a result, I am almost certain that you will watch this show, engulfed by the brilliance of this anime.

Overall: 10

Believe me when I tell you this: this show is a near-masterpiece; as close of a masterpiece as a show of this genre gets. Don’t be fooled while watching this anime, and drop it due to its slow start, as you may miss out on a truly miraculous experience.
Thank you for reading my review of Hunter x Hunter (2011). Have a great day. RedInfinity out.

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