There are 15 great anime to watch while you wait for the next chapter of Gon’s adventures due to Hunter x Hunter’s inconsistent release schedules and updates.
One of the most influential anime series of all time is Hunter x Hunter. Everything a fan could ask for is in this series: memorable characters, compelling story arcs, rich worldbuilding, and arguably the best and most detailed power system ever seen in an anime. Although there was an anime adaptation in 1999, the one most people remember is the one from 2011. Even though the anime aired for only a year, the manga picks up right where it left off.
Unfortunately, due to Yoshihiro Togashi’s deteriorating health, the manga is frequently put on hold, and new Hunter x Hunter episodes are unlikely to be released in the near future. As a result, what can someone watch to quench theirHunter x Hunter thirst? If you’re a fan of Hunter x Hunter, then check out these 15 shows!
A new version was just released today, on the 11th of December 2019
to include even more Hunter x Hunter-themed action anime.
1. Seven Deadly Sins
Seven Deadly Sins is the first on the list. When the traitorous Holy Knights seize control of the kingdom of Liones, Princess Elizabeth is forced to enlist the aid of the kingdom’s most wanted criminals, the Seven Deadly Sins. In the same vein asHunter x Hunter,Seven Deadly Sins is a massively multiplayer action-adventure game.
With a large cast of memorable characters and a plot full of surprises, Seven Deadly Sins is a must-see film. It’s also worth praising the fight scenes. The fight scenes in this anime, like those in Hunter x Hunter, require more strategy than usual.
2. Made in Abyss
Upon initial viewing,Made in Abyss appears to be a lighthearted anime about exploring a mysterious land in search of magical relics. However, as the series progresses, the themes become more somber. There are manyHunter x Hunter fans who started the series expecting a fun anime about a boy having adventures with his friends, only to find dark themes about losing one’s humanity in the series.
A well-executed, adventure-focused anime likeHunter x Hunter will leave you wanting more. Made in Abyss is filled with compelling drama, stunning art, and beautiful—and often terrifying—music.
3. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic’s central premise is to explore dangerous magical dungeons in search of enormous wealth and power. It sounds like something fromHunter x Hunter.
A young magician named Aladdin embarks on a globe-trotting adventure that includes exploring dungeons that are reminiscent of those in Hunter x Hunter, according to the game’s description. The characters and worldbuilding in Magi are inspired by stories from the Arabian Nights. Despite its action-packed nature, it doesn’t shy away from depicting darker themes when necessary.
4. No Game No Life
As the legendary gamer duo “Blink” makes their way through Disboard to take on the God of Games and rule over the world, they are followed by No Game No Life. Although the premise of this anime may lead you to believe it has nothing in common with Hunter x Hunter, they do share a similar approach to battles. No Game No Life battles, like those inHunter x Hunter, are won with cunning rather than brute force. Those who enjoyedHunter x Hunter will enjoyNo Game No Life if they missed the cerebral and challenging battles.
Almost no one hasn’t heard of or seen Naruto. Even if you don’t know it, the hugely popular ninja anime series Naruto, which follows Uzumaki Naruto on his quest to become the Hokage of his village, takes some inspiration from Hunter x Hunter.
Hunter x Hunter’s Kurta Clan shares many similarities withNaruto’s Uchiha Clan. There is only one survivor from each of the powerful clans. When their eyes turn red, they become even more powerful.
6. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
There’s no better anime thanJoJo’s Bizarre Adventure if you’re looking for something like Nen inHunter x Hunter with an oddly specific power system. Stand abilities, like Nen abilities, have very specific rules and conditions that must be met before they can be used. For example, a Stand that has the ability to control someone’s movements can only do so by using the person’s wounds, and the Stand must be located above the target in order to be effective. For Stands, the conditions and limitations create fights that call for strategy rather than just brute force, similar to how Nen does in Hunter x Hunter.
7. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
It’s a must-see for any fan ofHunter x Hunter or Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Right now, to be exact.
After using alchemy to try to bring their mother back to life, Edward and Alphonse Elric’s bodies have been destroyed and they must find the Philosopher’s Stone in order to have their bodies restored.
If Hunter x Hunter didn’t satisfy your desire for well-developed characters and a plot that delves into important themes, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is the show for you.
8. My Hero Academia
Hunter x Hunter fans will enjoy My Hero Academia’s dynamic fight scenes, which are similar to those found inHunter x Hunter. In an alternate universe where almost everyone has superpowers, the story of young Izuku Midoriya, a boy born without them, and his quest to become the greatest superhero, is told through a large cast of memorable characters.
It could have taken the easy route and made the fight scenes all about strength, but the characters must use their powers strategically during battle, which should appeal to fans ofHunter x Hunter’s fights.
9. One Piece
Few anime have been able to match One Piece’s grand scale of adventure as well as Hunter x Hunter.
An aspiring young pirate captain named Monkey D. Luffy dreams of finding Gol D. Roger’s legendary One Piece treasure, which has been left behind by the Pirate King.
Even though One Piece has been on the air for a long time, it only takes a few episodes to fall in love with the show’s swashbuckling adventure and diverse cast.
10. Yu Yu Hakusho
If you enjoyed Hunter x Hunter, you should check out Yu Yu Hakusho, which was created by the same person who created Hunter x Hunter. Hunter x Hunter was created by Yoshihiro Togashi beforeYu Yu Haskusho, but the two share a similar vibe.
When a young boy’s life is put in jeopardy, an underworld detective named Yusuke Urameshi takes it upon himself to solve the mystery. Hunter x Hunter: Spirits of Vengeance is a classic anime that explores themes similar toHunter x Hunter. Those who adoreHunter x Hunter will almost certainly enjoy Yu Yu Hakusho, so it’s unlikely that you won’t enjoy it too.
11. Dr. Stone
According to Dr. Stone, a strange phenomenon turns the entire population of the earth into stone, which changes Senku and his friends’ lives forever. Senku wakes up tens of thousands of years later to discover that he is back in the Stone Age. Senku embarks on an incredible journey armed only with his wits.
The story of Dr. Stone follows a brilliant protagonist as he explores the unknown, much like Hunter X Hunter. If you liked that aspect of Hunter X Hunter, you’ll get a kick out of Dr. Stone.
12. Mob Psycho 100
It’s all about Shigeyo Kageyama, a man with the alias Mob, who finds himself endowed with strange psychic abilities one day in Mob Psycho 100. Mob decides to keep his power a secret due to the danger it poses, but as he experiments with it, he comes to understand the essence of the power.
The world of Mob Psycho 100 has a lot of bizarre abilities, like in Hunter x Hunter. Hunter x Hunter is a ton of fun, and the anime captures that spirit perfectly. You’ll remember Mob’s adventure fondly, despite it not being as good as Gon’s.
Dororo is a hidden gem in the world of anime with beautifully written stories, and it’s one of 2019’s most popular releases. Dororo, like Hunter X Hunter, is a perfect example of the genre. Dororo, despite being darker, has elements that harken back to Hunter X Hunter, particularly in the second half.
It takes place in a time when a samurai lord named Daigo Kagemitsu craves power to the point of praying to demons. The story is set during this time period. The 12 demons he summoned do exactly what he asked, but in exchange for their service, they must sacrifice his firstborn son. Leaving the child who was born as an anomaly to yet is Kagemitsu’s final act. He does, however, make it out alive.
14. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Kimetsu no Yaiba is a well-written story that has the potential to be on par with Hunter x Hunter. The anime aired in the early months of 2019 to a rapturous response. However, the story of the anime is its strongest asset. The adaptation by Ufotable was exactly what the show needed to succeed.
When Tanjiro, a human, discovers that demons live among the humans, the story of Demon Slayer begins. Tanjiro’s life is peaceful for the most part until his sister is possessed by a demon. Tanjiro is willing to risk everything to get her back to her old self, and he embarks on an incredible journey on which a slew of other people join him as well, each with their own set of goals.
15. The Promised Neverland
While we’re on the subject of Demons, we’ve got yet another masterpiece that fans of Hunter x Hunter will adore. If you like Hunter x Hunter’s Chimera Ant arc, you’ll enjoy Promised Neverland. It’s a little darker, however, and there’s no way for kids to defend themselves against Demons who treat them like livestock.
An orphanage run by a sister takes care of Emma, who lives happily among the other children. Children are frequently placed with adoptive families when they are found to be unwanted. There’s nothing they’ve been told is true when Emma goes to say her goodbyes to her sister. The children are eaten by demons instead of being placed with new families. There is no way out for Emma, so she and her allies must devise a plan to keep everyone alive.