Hunter X Hunter, sometimes known as “HxH” among fans, distinguishes itself from other shounen anime with its two anime adaptations, its original premise, unusual storytelling, amusing cast, and impressive battle scenes.
The captivating universe of Hunter X Hunter is made up of 6 fantastical continents, a wide variety of unique creatures, magical animals, and stunning landscapes.
Aside from the visually appealing setting, Hunter X Hunter also makes a lasting impact on anime lovers thanks to the characters’ construction and design.
It’s understandable why it became a fan favorite among many anime fans with its colorful color scheme and superb animation. Besides the two anime adaptations of the series, it has three OVA and two anime films which we will discuss in the next sections.
Hunter x Hunter Movies
Hunter × Hunter Movies: Phantom Rouge
Gekijō-ban HUNTER×HUNTER Fantomu Rūju or Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge is Yuzo Sato and Shoji Yonemura’s first film adaptation of Yoshihiro Togashi’s novel Hunter x Hunter. A novelized version of the film was released on January 15, 2013, and the movie debuted on January 12. On July 24, 2013, a Japanese Blu-ray/DVD of the film was made available. Currently, the film is available for streaming on Vudu, Prime Video, and Apple TV.
A canon flashback to Kurapika’s youth is featured in the film and was taken from the special chapters Kurapika’s Memories One and Two, which were originally written by Yoshihiro Togashi but were ultimately cut from the main narrative. The movie’s actual storyline is viewed as filler.
The film is supposed to take place after the conclusion of the Yorknew City arc (after episode 58 of the 2011 anime adaptation), however it makes some alterations that are inconsistent with the events of the preceding episodes, and its conclusion doesn’t line up with the events of the remaining episodes of the anime.
However, even if one views the film between Yorknew City Arc and Greed Island Arc, it still won’t make canonical sense even though that is where it is intended to take place.
Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge Synopsis
Kurapika became a Hunter to take vengeance on the Class-A crime group Phantom Troupe who massacred his clan for their unique eyes (which are one of the 7 treasures of the world). The eyes of the Kurta clan turn scarlet in times of anger or emotional agitation and are considered the most beautiful treasures in the world. Kurapika continues to pursue the Phantom Troupe but an unknown party has stolen his “Scarlet Eyes”.
With the help of Gon, Killua, and Leorio, Kurapika’s life was saved. However, the Phantom Troupe shows up before them and blocks their way. The true identity of the one with the No. 4 spider tattoo is about to be unveiled.
January 12, 2013
1hr. 37 minutes
Where Can You Watch Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge Movie?
You can watch it on Google Play Movies, Microsoft Store Vudu, Prime Video, or Apple TV on your Roku device. You could equally consider buying it on Amazon
Hunter × Hunter Movies: The Last Mission
Gekijō-ban HUNTER×HUNTER Za Rasuto Misshon or Hunter × Hunter: The Last Mission is the second film adaptation of Yoshihiro Togashi’s Hunter x Hunter under the direction of Keiichiro Kawaguchi and the script was written by Nobuaki Kishima. On December 27, 2013, it was released in Japanese theaters, and on March 27, 2014, it was released in Malaysian theaters. On July 23, 2014, the DVD and Blu-ray were made available. Currently, it is available for viewing on Vudu and Prime Video.
The movie takes place while Gon and Killua are adventuring with Kite at the beginning of the Chimera Ant arc following the Greed Island arc, which may or may not be a canon storyline due to the lack of official declarations.
Hunter × Hunter: The Last Mission Synopsis
he strongest Hunters that once existed in the Hunter Association were split into two groups, the latter being called the “Shadow”, and each walked down their respective paths. After facing discrimination and massacre, the Shadow begins moving in order to massacre all Hunters! After a brutal attack from the Shadow, Killua is injured and Kurapika is almost dead.
What is the real goal behind the attack on all the Hunters? Now that the crimes of Netero & the Association are announced publicly. Will Gon take the Shadow’s path to find the necessary strength to save his friends? What actions will Gon take when the many crimes of Netero and the Hunter Association are unveiled…!?
December 27, 2013
1hr. 38 minutes
Where Can You Watch Hunter × Hunter: The Last Mission Movie?
Like Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge, you can watch Hunter × Hunter: The Last Mission on Google Play Movies, Microsoft Store Vudu, Prime Video, or Apple TV on your Roku device. You could equally consider buying it on Amazon
Is Hunter X Hunter Anime Coming Back?
Approximately six seasons of the HxH anime were produced, but production was sadly halted in 2014.
The writer of the Hunter X Hunter, Yoshihiro, has returned, thus the show will soon be back on our screens.
He declared that the 37th volume of the manga would be published after a 4-year break caused by health issues. So, it won’t be long before the later chapters are adapted for animation.