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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Little Known Interesting Facts About Hunter x Hunter

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Reading this means that you belong to the fans of Hunter × Hunter who already saw the anime or manga. These worth-knowing facts will surely make you love it even more so, sit back and read. And, don't forget to share it with friends.

Update: We have a new list of a more hardcore HxH facts which includes manga spoilers. Click on the link to read.

Gon, Killua, Leorio and Kurapika - and Hisoka?

Let's start with the four main protagonists. All of them share the same birthday characteristics - having the same number of birth month and day. Actually, Hisoka too - one reason why some fans consider him as the fifth protagonist.
  • Gon Freecss - May 5 (5 5)
  • Killua Zoldyck - July 7 (7 7)
  • Leorio Paradinight - March 3 (3 3) -  
  • Kurapika - April 4 (4 4)
  • Hisoka Morow- June 6 (6 6)

Hunter x Yu Yu Hakusho

Do you remember Yu Yu Hakusho? The other popular creation of our favorite mangaka Yoshihiro Togashi. The styles, personalities and other aspects of our big four appear mostly identical to the main four of that series. And, not only them, some other characters too.

Gon, Killua, Leorio, Kurapika, Hiei, Kuwabara, Kurama, Yusuke
  • Gon - Yusuke
  • Killua - Hiei
  • Leorio - Kuwabara
  • Kurapika - Kurama

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Little Known Facts About Hunter x Hunter Main Characters 

  • Gon has a difficulty in solving mathematical and logical problems. Some scenarios show Gon with smoke coming out of his ears or head exploding when encountering these problems. 

Gon's Logic, Gon Freecs, Gon

  • Gon always receive heavy or significant damage on one of his arms on all arcs except Dark Continent. But, DC arc has not yet reached its finale so, maybe he'll get his arm hurt here too. Hanzo broke his left arm in the final stage of the Hunter Exam and healed in his visit to the Zoldyck mansion; Gido broke his right arm in the Heaven's Arena; Genthru blew his right arm in their battle at Greed Island; in his adult form, Neferpitou ripped off  his right arm in Chimera Ant arc; and although just a minor damage, his right arm bled form his repeated arm wrestling matches with Nobugana at York New City arc.

Gon Greed Island, Damaged Gon, Gon Lost Arm

  • In 1999 version of the anime, Killua watched a porn movie at a hotel in Yorknew City. He also asked Gon to join him but refused.

Killua Porn, Gon

  • Killua loves ChocoRobo-Kun chocolate balls as his favorite food and hates red peppers. He also has a gambling addiction.

Chocorobo-kun, Killua Chocolate, Killua Robot

  • Kurapika is the only protagonist with unknown last name, in addition, his birthday doesn't fall in any Japanese holiday, unlike the others. However, Kurapika proudly owns the title of the only character in HxH with two Nen types - Conjuration and Specialization.

Kurapika Nen, Kurapika Ability

  • We see Leorio as the weakest among the four, however, Miss Universe Japan 2013 calls him as her type.


  • Since fans identified Hisoka as the fifth protagonist, then, let's have some interesting facts about him too. Hisoka asked Machi to spend a night with him in the manga, however, anime toned it down to just a dinner.
  • In each arc he appeared, Hisoka always changes his appearance.

Hisoka Design, Hisoka Outfit, Hisoka Style, Hisoka Costume
Hisoka appearance each arc - Hunter Exam, Heaven's Arena, Yorknew City, Greed Island and 13th Hunter Chairman Election arc respectively.

  • Have you ever heard of Hisoka emoticon? Hisoka once wrote a phone message "the corpses were fake" with an emoticon of his face having the same star and teardrop colors at that time.

Hisoka Emoticon, Hisoka Emoji
Hisoka's Emoticon


Hunters, Hunter License

Being an owner of a Hunter Licence surely brings multiple benefits. The following amazing facts revolve around being a hunter and the hunters themselves.

  • Hunters can access most public services and travel anywhere in the world without a visa.
  • A hunter can kill anyone without facing any major legal consequences, however, some exceptions applied.
  • Hunters can access guarded information, in addition, they can also easily find jobs.
  • Among the 100 richest people in H×H Universe, 60 are hunters.
  • Some collectors are willing to buy a Hunter Licence for an amount that can sustain the hunter's family for generations.
  • Hunters must hunt something. They must know how to use Nen as a minimum level requirement. However, they allowed Kakin's bodyguard to not learn Nen and designated as Provisional Hunters.
  • The Hunter Association counted 661 hunters at the start of First Election for the 13th Hunter Chairman. 

  • Only Ging Freecss passed the 267th Hunter Examination and Killua on 288th.
  • Knuckle, Shoot, Palm and Gyro's names came from baseball pitch typically thrown in Japan - knuckleball, shootball, palmball, and gyroball.
  • When Netero tested Gon and Killua on the airship, he only used his right arm and left leg. Unfortunately, in his fight with Meruem, only the same limbs remained.
  • Bisky looks similar to Elizabeth Midford from the Black Butler series in her younger form, even the outfits.
  • Pariston Hill's name formed from Paris Hilton.
  • Cheadle's surname "Yorkshire" identify a breed of dog that she represents in the Zodiac. 
  • Kite's Nen ability, Crazy Slot has a total of 9 slots however, we only saw 2: Scythe, 3: Mace and 4: Carbine.

Zoldyck Household

Zoldyck Family, Zoldyck, Silva Zoldyck, Zeno Zoldyck, Kikyo Zoldyck

Let's move on to the most badass family in Hunter × Hunter universe. These facts will surely assassinate your mind so get ready.

  • Zoldyck children's names begin with the last syllable of the older like the Japanese word game Shiritori. Illumi - Milluki - Killua - Alluka - Kalluto, furthermore, all of them contain "llu".
  • Zeno and Silva, two heads of the family share the same white hair with Killua, the heir. Coincidentally, they possess transmutation type of Nen. On the other hand, the four dark-haired members of their family use Manipulation type.
  • Killua and Illumi are the only hunters in the family while Kalluto is the only Phantom Troupe member.
  • Even being criminals, none of the authorities in the world does anything to them. They have advanced power and skill in Nen that even Hunter Association respects.
  • Kikyo Zoldyck originated from Meteor City as well as Gotoh and Canary.
  • Zoldyck family has a guard dog named Mike, but not only him. In the flashback, two dogs appeared with the same size as Mike and another one sleeping next to Silva when Killua asks him to free Alluka.
  • Zeno compared himself to Netero in Yin and Yang aspects.
  • Zeno wears alternating signs on his garb that means either " A Kill A Day" or Never Retire".
  • Silva has the tallest height in the family.
  • Silva likes Benny Delon and his works according to Killua. Do you know Benny Delon? He enjoyed being a famous serial killer and lived for 100 years. He made knives engraved with numbers every time he killed and called it Ben's, accumulated, a total of 288 knives.
  • Chrollo used Ben's knife to cut Silva's arm in their fight.
  • According to Illumi from Volume 12, Chapter 115 of the manga, he knows Hisoka far longer than Chrollo. 

Hisoka and illumi, Illumi Zoldyck, Hisoka x Illumi

  • On Milluki's shelf, you can see some figurines like Goku, Yusuke, Kuwabara, Hiei, Kurama, Sailormoon, Godzilla, and others.
  • Kalluto joined Phantom Troupe as the youngest ever.
  • Alluka only calls Killua by name while Nanika as "big brother." 

Phantom Troupe

HxH Spiders, Phantom Troupe, Genei Ryodan, Chrollo Lucilfer, Machi, Feitan, Phinx, Shalnark

How about the most powerful group in the series? Read these some fascinating facts about them.

  • Most members of the Phantom troupe originated from Meteor City where they founded it.
  • Nobunaga invited Gon about joining the Troupe to replace Uvogin but he refused.
  • Silva Zoldyck killed a #8 Troupe member and Shizuku replaced him/her.
  • Chrollo managed to access Hunter's website seen in volume 12, chapter 109 so possibly, he is also a hunter.

Hunter x Hunter Manga, Hunter x Hunter Page, Chrollo Hunter

  • A character from Yu Yu Hakusho, Suzaku appeared on Chrollo's book as one of his victims. 

  • In the 1999 anime, Bonolenov never spoke.
  • Feitan appears as left-handed, seen while holding his sword in fighting Zazan.
  • Shalnark is the only Hunter among the Troupe.
  • Kortopi's short height causes confusion about him being a child or not.  
  • Phantom Troupe ranked themselves in Arm Wrestling done without using Nen and while maintaining Ten. 

Phantom Troupe Ranking, Hisoka, Chrollo, Machi, Feitan
Phantom Troupe Arm Wrestling Ranking
Image: Hunterpedia

More, More, More

Hunter x Hunter, Dark Continent Arc

Other's that don't belong to the above categories can be seen here. Let's also include Chimera Ants, Kakin Royal Family and some more involving our beloved series. Warning: SPOILERs ahead!

  • Neferpitou, Shaiapouf and Menthuthuyoupi's names came from Egyptian gods such as Nefertem, Shai, and Montu respectively.
  • Tserriednich mentioned several real-life people such as Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Peter Ware HiggsLeoš JanáčekImmanuel KantGustav Theodor Fechner as well as football leagues including Serie A and La Liga.
  • They based Heaven's Arena in our world's tallest building in Dubai, known as Burj Khalifa. However, it has no Colosseum on the top.
  • An old photo of Togashi on his room with a pile of rubbish dump scattered around while playing Dragon Quest may be the reference to Dwunn's room seen on Greed Island.

Yoshihiro Togashi, Yoshihiro Togashi Room, Yoshihiro Togashi Dragon Quest

  • On the three HxH popularity polls conducted by Weekly Shounen Jump, Killua, Kurapika, and Gon ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. In addition, Yoshihiro Togashi also got votes and ranked 24th in the last poll.

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Reading these lists bring your imagination in the series deeper. It may give you some knowledge but we surely missed some. If you know other Hunter x Hunter trivia facts that can also amaze us, we would be glad if you share it. Comment it below and let everyone know.

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  1. Wrong they didn’t base heavens arena off of burj khalifa, heavens arena precedes it lol u can’t base something off something else if that thing didn’t exist yet

    1. Yeah, some r just a miss info. Like nanika calls killua by name actually not alluka and illumi joined troupe not only kalluto.

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