A series of three film books based on the first anime series and authored by Nobuaki Kishima has been released by Shueisha from December 3, 1999 to August 24, 2001. A guidebook to the 1999 anime series titled Hunter × Hunter Characters Book: World × Character × Blessing (Hunter × Hunter キャラクターズブック World × Character × Blessing) was published by Shueisha in January 2001. A guidebook to the manga titled Hunter × Hunter: Hunter Association Official World and Character Guide (Hunter × Hunter ハンター協会公式発行ハンターズ・ガイド) was published by the company on June 4, 2004.