In a thrilling development for anime enthusiasts, Muse India has initiated the online streaming of the widely acclaimed 2011 adaptation of ‘Hunter x Hunter’ on YouTube. As of Saturday, fans can immerse themselves in the first 21 episodes, conveniently combined into a single video. The channel has committed to enriching its collection by rolling out a new episode on a daily basis, starting from the 22nd episode.
This anime unfolds the gripping tale of hunters – intrepid individuals who dedicate their lives to performing perilous feats. Their tasks range from charting the world’s unexplored territories, to the discovery of rare entities and monsters. Becoming a hunter, however, requires passing the Hunter Examination, a notoriously dangerous selection process where many contenders either find themselves incapacitated, or, in the worst case, meet their untimely demise.
Each aspirant facing the treacherous examination has their unique motive. For the 12-year-old protagonist, Gon Freecss, his ambition is rooted in the pursuit of his father, Ging, an accomplished Hunter himself. Confident that he will reunite with his father by following in his footsteps, Gon embarks on the challenging journey to become a Hunter.
Throughout his journey in the Hunter Examination, Gon forges bonds with diverse companions, including the medical student Leorio Paladiknight, the revenge-driven Kurapika, and the former assassin Killua Zoldyck. Even though their personal motives diverge significantly, they form an unlikely alliance, united by a shared ambition, as they navigate their way through a world fraught with danger.
The 2011 series marks the second television anime adaptation of Yoshihiro Togashi’s masterpiece, ‘Hunter x Hunter,’ originally serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1998. Spanning 148 episodes, this immersive anime ran until 2014, meticulously retelling the storyline of Togashi’s original manga from its inception.
The enduring popularity of the ‘Hunter x Hunter’ saga has inspired not just two television anime adaptations, but also two anime films and several original video anime titles.
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