Ever since October 2011 I've been watching an anime series called Hunter X Hunter 2011 which is based on the Manga series both written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi, the manga is still going in Japan however there was anime series based on the series in the past with only 62 episodes between October 1999 to March 2001. Hunter X Hunter 2011 is a complete reboot of the series starting from the beginning and following more to the manga series.
It's Focuses on a 12 year old boy, Gon who finds out that his father is alive after being told by many that he was dead. He also found out that his father Ging, is a famous Hunter who specializes in spectacular pursuits such as reviving ancient ruins, locating rare species, treasure hunting, or hunting down wanted individuals. Despite the fact that Ging left his son with his wife's sister to pursue his dreams, Gon departs upon a journey to follow in his father's footsteps to find Ging. He is curious to find out what is special about being a Hunter that had his father leave him behind. Becoming a professional Hunter is no easy feat. It requires passing the rigorous Hunter Examination which is conquered by less than half a dozen people each year. Along the way, Gon meets other kinds of Hunters like Killua who became his best friend and Leorio and Kurapika. The journey to being a professional Hunter requires Gon to be an extraordinary individual; will he eventually find and meet his father?
Not only it had a good opening theme and of course good ending songs after the end of each episode, you wonder what's going to happen next for Gon and his friends. Unlike the original series which had the worst English voice acting, the 2011 reboot has new voice actors but it’s all voiced in Japanese with English subtitles; I can't imagine what the English version of this would sound like but most anime's I've watched are all better off in Japanese instead. What I enjoyed about the latest episode every week that it keeps you gripped on the story, superb animation and humour added in, if you missed out or don't have the time reading the manga series I would highly recommend you to watching the series. There are only 148 episodes in the series there have been rumours that the 2011 reboot could be on a little break for now but may come back once there are more Chapters for the manga and that is when the Anime series would likely come back. Yoshihiro Togashi said that he didn't expect the anime series too catch up to the latest chapter in the manga series that quickly said it would have taken a little longer and giving him more time to get the latest manga chapter out to the public.
If you've enjoyed other anime like FullMetal Alchemist and One Piece with cliffhanging moments and epic battles; would highly recommend Hunter X Hunter 2011 to anyone out there. You can watch all 148 episodes online or on channels and websites like Animax Asia or Crunchyroll or Netflix (However Netflix has up to episodes 1-93)
5/5 (5 Star Rating)
Hope you've enjoyed reading my Anime series review on Hunter X Hunter 2011 :D