For more information about the series, see the Hunterpedia.
|“||Fearsome monsters... Exotic creatures... Vast riches... Hidden treasures... Evil enclaves... Unexplored lands... The word "unknown" holds magic. And some incredible people are drawn to that magic. They are known... as Hunters!||„|
|~ Opening speech to the 2011 Hunter x Hunter Anime|
Hunter x Hunter is a manga series created by Yoshihiro Togashi after he finished Yu Yu Hakusho. It is the story about a child named Gon Freecss who sets out to become a hunter in order to find his father who left him with his aunt when he was a child.
He must enter the hunter exam in order to officially become a hunter and whilst he takes this exam he meets new people and befriends them. After completing the hunter exam he is awarded a hunter license, and begins the search for his father meeting new people, and battling dangerous monsters and criminals.
Aura: Aura is the life energy present within the bodies of living beings, generated and emitted involuntarily. As it is a vital energy, the loss of one's aura would also result in one's death. It is not just life energy, as one's aura carries the emotions and desires with it, and it is also influenced heavily by their mental and emotional condition, which can be exploited to the user's advantage. The technique of using and manipulating of aura for various purposes is called Nen (念, Mind Force), however the terms can be used interchangeably.
There are six types of aura that every individual is born with, and when a user learns of their affinity for a particular Aura type, they can then learn to apply the technique to better suit themselves, developing them into a unique skill. While a Nen practitioner can learn and use techniques of other Aura types, they will not be as effective compared to if they use one meant for their affinity (i.e. Gon, an enhancer, using Jajanken Paper, an emitter technique).
The six affinities of Nen are (along of examples of each affinity):
- Enhancement: Can use their aura to boost natural abilities of objects, or their own body. Therefore, an Enhancer can increase their physical stats considerably, and are well suited for close/melee range combat.
- Transmutation: Can change their aura's properties to mimic something else. Like Emission, things created through this are still pure aura. Non-Nen users cannot see transmuted substances.
- Emission: Can control their aura's deployment whilst separating it from their body. Aura normally loses intensity rapidly when separated from the source body, but a strong Emitter can separate aura from themselves for an extended period of time, and still mantain it. Like transmutation, objects created by Emitters are comprised of aura, and are thus invisible to non-Nen users.
- Conjuration: Can create physical, independent, and material objects from their aura. Mastery of conjuration of a certain object allows users to conjure and dispel it instantly, whenever desired, and conjured objects can have specific attributes and abilities imbued into them. This is the only way in which a Nen user can create something that non-Nen users can see and touch.
- Manipulation: Can control living or non-living things in a certain way. The main advantage of this is being able to manipulate enemies. Out of other Nen users, they can also pour the most Nen into an object.
- Specialization: Any use of Nen that does not belong in the other categories.
Power of the Verse
Meruem, the top tier character of the verse, has at small city level destructive capacity and durability in his strongest form, and although there are a decent number of characters that have the potential to be high tier or greater, they need feats first. However, after years of Hiatus, Hunter x Hunter gets a new arc: The Dark Continent Arc.
The verse however, is not lacking in the speed department, as almost all characters are Hypersonic+ to at least High Hypersonic+, likely higher.
The verse does not lag behind in terms of powers and abilities, based around Nen, ranging from Illumi and Neferpitou's ability to control and puppeteer many people at once, Meruem's ability to gain power with consumption, Chrollo's ability to steal techniques from others, and more.
Supporters and Opponents of the series
- Celestial Pegasus
- Faisal Shourov
- Chrollo Lucilfer
- Franklin Bordeau
- Nobunaga Hazama
- Isaac Netero
- Ging Freecss
- Knuckle Bine
- Morel Mackernasey
- Shoot McMahon
- Biscuit Krueger
- Palm Siberia