Fans of hit anime series Hunter x Hunter were expecting new episodes to roll out soon. But that won’t seem to come out anytime soon since since the manga’s writer Yoshihiro Togashi has been dealing with health problems. In the meantime, here is a list of 10 anime like Hunter x Hunter that you could binge-watch. Why wait in vain?
The Promised Neverland
The anime series directed by Mamoru Kanbe is an adaptation of the Japanese manga series of the same name written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu. The anime revolves around a group of orphaned children and their escape plan from an orphanage. All 12 episodes of the series are available for streaming on Crunchyroll, Hulu, Funimation, and Hidive, A second season of the anime was announced in March 2019, for premiere in October 2020, but it is postponed to January 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Yu Yu Hakusho
The anime adaptation of the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi is directed by Noriyuki Abe and co-produced by Fuji Television, Yomiko Advertising, and Studio Pierrot. The story follows Yusuke Urameshi, a 14-year-old boy who is killed by a racing car while trying to save a child’s life. Yusuke is revived and appointed as an Underworld Detective after he passes several tests given by Koenma who is the son of the ruler of the afterlife Underworld. The manga version Yu Yu Hakusho is written by Yoshihiro Togashi who is also the writer of the manga version of Hunter x Hunter.
This adventure fantasy anime series directed by Kōnosuke Uda is based on the Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. The anime revolves around the adventures of a boy named Monkey D. Luffy whose body gained the properties of rubber after unintentionally eating a Devil Fruit. One Piece is one of the top animes in the Shonen Jump lineup and is most often compared with Hunter x Hunter for its comedic tone and the ensemble cast of characters who constantly strives for the next great journey. The story is set in the fantastical world of One Piece which is inhabited by cut-throat pirates that are demonically enhanced by powers of the Devil Fruit. The anime which is a combination of action and drama will interest the audiences with its interesting characters.
My Hero Academia
The superhero anime series directed by Kenji Nagasaki is an adaptation of the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. The anime which revolves around the appearance of quirks, special superhuman abilities, among the human population follows Izuku Midoriya, a boy born who doesn’t have any superpower in a world where almost everyone has a special power. With the help of his idol All Might, he finds he realises his hidden ability. My Hero Academia has similarities with the first three or four arcs of Hunter x Hunter in the character progression on their powers
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
The anime television series directed by Yasuhiro Irie, produced by Bones and written by Hiroshi Ōnogi is an adaption of the manga series of the Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is the sequel to the anime television series Fullmetal Alchemist released in 2003. The anime series that revisits the original anime series by sticking closer to the manga is one of the most favourites of all time. The series is a sprawling shonen epic, set in a fantasy world fully realized and realistic, filled with captivating characters. FMA: Brotherhood is one of the top shows like Hunter x Hunter and also tops the list of best shounen anime.
The coming of age adventure anime series is based on the best-selling manga series by Masashi Kishimoto is a must-watch for any shonen fan for its perfect blend of drama and comedy. Naruto is another long-running anime like Hunter x Hunter and is worth to start watching today. Narutu is an anime similar to Hunter x Hunter in its action, fights and surprising powers of different characters. The story is about a young boy named Naruto Uzumaki who has a horrific beast, named the Nine-Tails, sealed inside his body. Naruto grows up an outcast – due to hosting the demonic fox and dreams of becoming a respected ninja and leader of his village.
No Game No Life
The anime series created by Atsuko Ishizuka is a colourful adaptation of the Japanese light novel series of the same name by Yū Kamiya. The story follows two hikikomori siblings Sora and Shiro, who are known as Blank, an undefeated group of gamers. They are transported into an alternate world by the God of Game with a challenge to play chess match. They win against a character named Tet in a chess match and get summoned to Disboard, a world in which everything is decided by games while obliging to the Ten Pledges to prevent conflicts. The characters in this anime are similar to ‘Gon’ in Hunter x Hunter constantly having to rely on their wits to defeat opponents.
Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure
The Japanese anime television series produced by David Production is based on the manga of the same name by Hirohiko Araki. The unique action-packed sci-fi fantasy anime series is available of Netflix as three-season, first with 26 episodes, second with 48 episodes and third with 39 episodes. The show follows the life and struggles of multiple generations of the Joestar family all with the same nickname confronts the forces of evil. The show begins in 1880 with Jonathan Joestar, with each season taking you on a psychic-powered journey. Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure and Hunter x Hunter are new versions of their original anime/manga. The anime is similar to Hunter x Hunter with pure and original Shounen and a great story with good characters.
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
The anime series directed by Kōji Masunari is adapted from the Japanese fantasy adventure manga series written and illustrated by Shinobu Ohtaka. The series is set in a recreation of ancient Old World with several geographies having resemblances with real-life counterparts of that time. The original series was based on numerous stories from 1001 Arabian Nights like the tales of Aladdin, Ali Baba, and Sinbad the Sailor was published on Weekly Shōnen Sunday from June 2009 to October 2017, and the collection of individual chapters was published as 37 tankōbon volumes by Shogakukan. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic and Hunter x Hunter starts with similar light comedy/action and evolves into much deeper and darker stories.
This anime will be ideal if you love to watch an anime that is as much entertaining as Hunter x Hunter. One Punch Man is similar to Hunter x Hunter for the unique power of the characters. The Japanese superhero anime series by the artist ONE is a part of the One Punch Man franchise. The series set in a world filled with action and superheroes revolves around Saitama, an incredibly powerful superhero who can take out opponents, aliens, and monsters with just one punch. The shonen anime is a hilarious and loving parody with fun action sequences, loveable characters, and biting moments of comedy. While portraying the grey moral of being a hero, this anime often flips the shonen tropes on their heads.
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