Hunter X Hunter received a lot of love from anime fans around the world. Aside from manga, it also has anime, OVAs, animated theatrical films, video games, musicals, and other media. It is about Gon Freecss, who thought that his parents were dead.
He was peacefully living in Whale Island until he met Kite, an apprentice of his father, and informed him that his dad, Ging Freecss, is still alive. Gon also discovered that his dad is a well-known Hunter. This made him decide to leave him and become a Hunter like his dad. Hunter X Hunter will follow the journey of Gon and his search for his father. Since the series is currently on hiatus, fans of the show can check out these anime that are somewhat similar to Hunter X Hunter.
The Promised Neverland
Those who have watched Hunter X Hunter’s Chimera Ant arc will see a similarity with The Promised Neverland’s story. The latter anime is a bit darker in a sense and the children of House do not have Nen powers to protect themselves.
Another similarity is how Gon and Emma did their best to protect the people. Emma, despite being a young girl, decided that she wanted to escape with all of the children if it is the most impossible thing to do. Like Gon, people are drawn to her which made it a bit easier for her to achieve her goal.Advertisement
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Hunter X Hunter and Fullmetal Alchemist are the same in terms of having a sense of magic in their stories. Fullmetal Alchemist focuses on medieval musings while Hunter X Hunter is more on the aura. Both series are on a journey to find something or someone.
Since both are traveling, the main characters encounter interesting minor characters that fans will find entertaining. The two series also talk about pride, friendship, and even vengeance. For those who are interested in those themes, Fullmetal Alchemist and Hunter X Hunter are surely a must-watch for them.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Speaking of going on a journey, Hunter X Hunter and Demon Slayer are alike in that area. Both series were well-loved by anime fans and some even consider the two as rivals. But what they did not notice is that there are some parts of the two series that are alike.
Tanjiro and Gon are both on a journey for their family. Tanjiro wanted to find a cure for his sister who turned into a demon while Gon wanted to reunite with his father. Both have innate skills and have amazing people to back them up in times of trouble.
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is a shonen-type of anime like Hunter X Hunter. Another similarity between the two is that the series have light comedy before going into the dark stories. The comedic parts of the story make it seem that the issues are not that deep but once it is explored, fans will realize how intense the situations are.
Both series also have characters who can kill people without a doubt. The two shows emphasized the importance of training as well which other anime might not give importance to.Advertisement
Mob Psycho 100
Mob Psycho 100 is set in a world where individuals have unique abilities, which fans of Hunter X Hunter are familiar with. The two shows also have comedic scenes that make the series entertaining.
The nature coming from both anime are the same especially since Mob and Gon are both on an adventure. The protagonists might have different encounters and situations but fans will enjoy watching how everything turned out.
My Hero Academia
It is no doubt that Gon and Midoriya are popular with anime fans right now. It could be because the two shows have compelling stories or it might be because somehow, these two protagonists are the same. Midoriya and Gon started as underdogs. Although they have skills, these were not enough to protect themselves from enemies.
But that’s where the stories become enjoyable. Fans get to see how these main characters develop and grow not only in terms of their powers and abilities but also as individuals. Gon and Midoriya have the same “never give up” mentality that forces them to give their best in every situation.
If there are characters who are like Gon, there are also those who are like Kurapika. Even if Naruto and Gon are the same in terms of having immense power inside of them, their pure heart to save others, and their drive to become better, Kurapika and Sasuke have more things in common.
One obvious sign is their eyes. Sasuke and Kurapika have eyes that contain abilities that no one individual has, except for their clan. With this, a lot of people are after them. The Kurta clan (Kurapika’s clan) and Uchiha clan (Sasuke’s clan) were massacred and this led these characters to seek revenge and become powerful characters in both series.Advertisement
Yu Yu Hakusho
Quick fun fact, Yu Yu Hakusho and Hunter X Hunter have the same creator! With this, fans can expect that both shows have the same feel. The stories have an unusual setting. In the case of Yu Yu Hakusho, it follows an underworld detective who solves mysteries about demons while Hunter X Hunter talks about supernatural abilities that individuals have from their aura.
Both shows tackle the same themes and the characters are somewhat similar. Fans can expect that if they like Hunter X Hunter, they will surely love Yu Yu Hakusho.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures
If Gon and the rest of the Hunter X Hunter characters have Nen, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures characters have their own power system called Stand. Both Stand and Nen require conditions to use it which require the characters to have amazing strategic thinking. The characters from both series always think before going into battle which is interesting to watch.
No Game No Life
Hunter X Hunter and No Game No Life might not look similar at first glance but as fans watch both series, they will understand that the two anime have a different approach when it comes to battles.
While physical strength can be a huge factor to determine who wins a fight, a strategy can surpass it. No Game No Life showcases that a smart strategy can beat physical ability which can also be seen in Hunter X Hunter. Both shows also have interesting battles that will keep fans asking for more.Advertisement
Fans who love Gon’s determination will see the same fire in Black Clover’s Asta. The two of them will also go on a journey wherein they will improve their abilities. In addition, both characters are naïve and have a huge heart to help others, even their enemies.
Black Clover also has amazing fight scenes that fans have seen in Hunter X Hunter. Each character has a unique personality and ability which will make fans intrigued to see what will happen next.
Attack on Titan
The Chimera Ant arc in Hunter X Hunter has the same vibe as Attack on Titan. The protagonists are facing strong enemies that can easily beat them. The Ants in HxH are monstrous creatures who feed on people which are basically the same as what the Titans do in AOT.
Both shows are also intended for more mature audiences with their dark nature. Most shonen anime are light with drama and struggle on the character but it never turned dark like what happened to Attack on Titan and Hunter X Hunter.