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The chapters of the manga series Hunter × Hunter are written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi and published by Shueisha in the Japanese magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump. The first chapter was published in March 1998 in the 14th Shōnen Jump issue of that year, continuing (with intermittent hiatuses) for 280 chapters. One being in May 2008, which lasted until October 6, 2008, with the 281st chapter appearing in the 45th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump of 2008. Another started two months later on December 10, 2008 and continued until January 4, 2010. It again entered hiatus on June 7, 2010 ending with its re-serialization in August 2011. The most recent hiatus began after its longest uninterrupted run of 30 installments ended with the publication of the 340th chapter on March 19, 2012. It is said the hiatus will be brief as Togashi does not want the new anime series to catch up to the manga. It was said that he needed the extra time to re-draw some of the chapters for the tankōbon releases. This was coming on the back of rumors that the first Hunter × Hunter film had been given the go-ahead, a completely original story with production overseen by Togashi himself.

An anime adaptation of the series was produced by Nippon Animation and was aired on Fuji Television for 62 episodes from October 16, 1999 to March 31, 2001. The TV series is based only on the first 11 volumes of the manga, as frequent delays in the publication of the manga and an unwillingness to produce low quality "filler" episodes resulted in a lack of content. Three DVD OVA series were produced by Nippon Animation, adapting subsequent chapters of the manga, up to the 185th chapter. A new Hunter × Hunter anime adaptation was announced in July 2011. Instead of continuing the story from the OVA series, it restarted the story from the beginning of the manga in an attempt to adapt it more accurately. The series is produced by Madhouse and began airing on Nippon Television on October 2, 2011. It is also streamed 1 hour after the Japanese broadcast with English subtitles in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand on the American anime website Crunchyroll.

The current manga chapters have been composed into thirty-four tankōbon volumes in Japan by Shueisha. The first tankōbon was released on June 4, 1998, the thirty-fourth on June 26, 2017.

In North America, Hunter × Hunter is licensed for publication by Viz Media as a part of their Shonen Jump Advanced line of graphics novels, aimed at older teenagers (age 16+). The first volume of the English adaptation was published on April 5, 2005. Currently, only thirty-two volumes have been released.

Volume ListEdit

# Title Japanese release English release
0 Kurapika's Memories January 12, 2013 TBA
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Volume0cover
63 pages

1 The Day of Departure June 4, 1998 April 5, 2005

Hunter Exam Arc begins:

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Volume1cover
184 pages

2 A Struggle in the Mist September 2, 1998 May 3, 2005
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Volume2cover
192 pages

3 Resolution November 4, 1998 July 5, 2005
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Volume3cover
192 pages

4 End Game (lit. The Final Test Begins!) February 4, 1999 September 6, 2005
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Volume4cover
192 pages

5 Family Matters (lit. Ging Freecss) April 30, 1999 November 8, 2005

Zoldyck Family Arc begins:

Heaven's Arena Arc begins:

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Volume5cover
192 pages

6 Nen Sense (lit. Hisoka's Terms) October 4, 1999 January 3, 2006
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Volume6cover
208 pages

7 Nen Combatant (lit. Next) December 22, 1999 March 7, 2006
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Volume7cover
208 pages

8 The Island (lit. The Auction Begins!!) April 4, 2000 May 2, 2006

Yorknew City Arc begins:

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Volume8cover
208 pages

9 Shadow Beasts (lit. September 1st) July 4, 2000 July 5, 2006
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Volume9cover
208 pages

10 Fakes, Swindles, and the Old Switcheroo (lit. September 3rd) November 2, 2000 September 5, 2006
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Volume10cover
208 pages

11 Next Stop: Meteor City—The Junkyard of the World (lit. September 4th) March 2, 2001 November 7, 2006
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Volume11cover
208 pages

12 September 4th: Part 2 July 4, 2001 January 2, 2007
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Volume12cover
208 pages

13 September 10th November 2, 2001 March 6, 2007

Greed Island Arc begins:

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Volume13cover
200 pages

14 The Secret of Greed Island April 4, 2002 May 1, 2007
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Volume14cover
208 pages

15 Progress October 4, 2002 July 3, 2007
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Volume15cover
208 pages

16 Face-Off February 4, 2003 September 4, 2007
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Volume16cover
208 pages

17 A Fierce Three-Way Struggle June 4, 2003 November 6, 2007
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Volume17cover
208 pages

18 Chance Encounter October 3, 2003 January 1, 2008

Chimera Ant Arc begins:

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Volume18cover
208 pages

19 NGL February 4, 2004 March 4, 2008
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Volume19cover
208 pages

20 Weakness June 4, 2004 May 6, 2008
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Volume20cover
208 pages

21 Reunion February 4, 2005 July 1, 2008
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Volume21cover
197 pages

22 8: Part 1 July 4, 2005 September 2, 2008
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Volume22cover
208 pages

23 6: Part 1 March 3, 2006 November 4, 2008
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Volume23cover
210 pages

24 1: Part 4 October 4, 2007 January 6, 2009
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Volume24cover
210 pages

25 Charge March 4, 2008 March 3, 2009
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Volume25cover
216 pages

26 We Meet Again October 3, 2008 January 5, 2010
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Volume26cover
216 pages

27 Name December 25, 2009 March 1, 2011
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Volume27cover
200 pages

28 Regeneration July 4, 2011 September 4, 2012
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Volume28cover
216 pages

29 Memory August 4, 2011 January 1, 2013
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Volume29cover
216 pages

30 Answer April 4, 2012 May 7, 2013

Chairman Election Arc begins:

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Volume30cover
216 pages

31 Joining the Fray December 4, 2012 December 3, 2013
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Volume31cover
208 pages

32 Total Defeat December 28, 2012 April 1, 2014

Dark Continent Arc begins:

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Volume32cover
208 pages

33 Threats June 3, 2016 March 7, 2017
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Volume33cover
208 pages

34 Battle to the Death June 26, 2017 March 6, 2018
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Volume34cover
208 pages

Chapters not yet in volume formatEdit

These chapters have yet to be published in a tankōbon volume, but are expected to be published in the near future.

See alsoEdit