Hunter × Hunter – Full Color — Official VIZ Translation (EN) [PZG]
Hunter × Hunter (pronounced “hunter hunter”) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. It has been serialized in Shueisha‘s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump since March 1998.
Plucky Gon’s quest to find his dad leads him into a whole world of crazy adventure.
Hunters are a special breed, dedicated to tracking down treasures, magical beasts and even other people. But such pursuits require a license, and less than one in a hundred thousand can pass the grueling qualification exam. Those who do pass gain access to restricted areas, amazing stores of information and the right to call themselves “Hunters.” Can Gon, a country boy, follow his father and join their ranks?
Gon might be a country boy, but he has high aspirations. Despite his Aunt Mito’s protests, Gon decides to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a legendary Hunter. The Hunter hopefuls begin their journey by storm-tossed ship, where Gon meets Leorio and Kurapika, the only other applicants who aren’t devastated by bouts of seasickness. Having survived the terrors of the high seas, Gon and his companions now have to prove their worth in a variety of tests in order to find the elusive Exam Hall. And once they get there, will they ever leave alive…?
“Secret treasure hoards, undiscovered wealth… mystical places, unexplored frontiers… ‘The mysterious unknown.’ There’s magic in such words for those captivated by its spell. They are called ‘Hunters’!”
Gon Freecss wants to become a Hunter so he can find his father, a man who abandoned him to pursue a life of adventure. But it’s not that simple: only one in one hundred thousand can pass the Hunter Exam, and that is just the first obstacle on his journey. During the Hunter Exam, Gon befriends many other potential Hunters, such as the mysterious Killua; the revenge-driven Kurapika; and Leorio, who aims to become a doctor. There’s a world of adventure and peril awaiting, and those who embrace it with open arms can become the greatest Hunters of them all!
Authors: Togashi, Yoshihiro (Story & Art)
Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga career began in 1986 at the age of twenty, when he won the coveted Osamu Tezuka Award for new manga artists. He debuted in the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1989 with the romantic comedy Tende Showaru Cupid. From 1990 to 1994, he wrote and drew the hit manga YuYu Hakusho, which was followed by the dark-comedy science fiction series Level E and the adventure series Hunter x Hunter. In 1999, he married the manga artist Naoko Takeuchi.
COVER IMAGE CREDITS:
. P. Z. G.
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. The 2011 anime covers upto Chapter 339.
. Takes the official Japanese colored version, swapping in all the viz translations
(including full SFX redraws or labels).
. Minor deviations from the VIZ text (where necessary) are marked by a small wrench (🔧) near the text. (Sometimes VIZ completely forgets to translate something, leaving a blank bubble, for example.)
. Base SFX redraws for chapters 001–017 done by Gondo.
. Resolution for Volumes 01–34:
_ Single pages are 1600×2400 resolution (2:3).
_ Double pages are 3200×2400 resolution (4:3).
. Resolution for Volumes 35–36:
_ Single pages are 1365×2048 resolution (2:3).
_ Double pages are 2730×2048 resolution (4:3).
. For Volumes 37+ (not as yet coloured), VIZ black and white chapters included.
—Phantom Z. Greyfire