A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It's about a boy going on a journey to fulfill his reams and following his father's footsteps. It offers lessons that are important for him to contemplate, but that can help people in real life.
Positive Role Models
Gon is young, talented, but is also kind and sensitive. Mentors and examiners often appear mean, but are trying to teach hunter hopefuls important lessons.
The cast is made up of male and female cast members from different backgrounds and ethos.
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Violence & Scariness
There's some fantasy violence. The Hunter Qualification Exam is dangerous, and people die while taking it, but their deaths aren't shown. People jump from cliffs, fight magical creatures, etc.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There's some strong sexual innuendo. A cast member's voluptuous chest is enhanced in revealing clothing, and is often a source of men's attention.
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Curses like "sh-t" are audible at times.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some cast members are shown drinking, but it's not frequent.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Hunter x Hunter is an adventure-themed anime series adapted from a manga by Yoshihiro Togashi. It contains fantay violence, some innuendo (including a focus on a young woman's chest), and occasional cursing. Drinking is sometimes shown. It also contains some solid, positive teachings intended to serve as life lessons for its characters, and for viewers.
Is It Any Good?
This adventure-themed series has all the elements of an fun teen-oriented anime series. Gon is a lively, kind, and passionate protagonist, and the examination acts as a hero's journey, the end of which will lead him to his desired place among the Hunters. But Hunter x Hunter also has substance, and offers viewers life lessons, which are contextualized in a way designed to help Gon and his friends understand who they are, and what their lives will be look if they make it through. Overall, the series is an upbeat and adventurous story world that offers some interesting food for thought.
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