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If you were to poll all anime fans and ask them what their favorite anime is, you’ll like get a ton of different answers from Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Naruto, Inuyasha, Sailor Moon, Full Alchemist, Bleach and many more. But if you had to make a top 10 or top 25 list of anime series, very few would even dare to leave off Hunter X Hunter.
Just to give you an idea, in 2018 Hunter X Hunter hit a record sales numbers with 72 million dollars worth of manga volumes sold. One thing people love about Hunter is the friendships especially between Gon and Killua. The anime arcs always brought something new to the table and never bored fans with ‘filler’ content.
The story of Hunter X Hunter revolves around Gon Freecs a young boy who was informed from an early age that his father had died. One day, Gon found out his father was still alive and was a top secret hunter who went on dangerous adventures in search of treasures and rare creatures. This only inspired Gon to become a hunter himself where he had to pass the Hunter examination. Along the way, he meets life long hunters alongside him such as Killua, Kurapika, Leorio and others.
Come along the ride for our top 10 juicy quotes that’ll get you psyched about watching Hunter X Hunter episodes!
- Doing the right thing
“Not killing people is really hard. Clean living is tough.” – Killua Zoldyck
Though Killua is a very cheeky and cheerful character, his family history still seeps into his emotions. The Kurapika clan had been slaughtered abruptly and rightfully so, Killua is out for vengeance. There are moments where Killua turns against his friends in search to restore his clan and seek power. This is where the quote comes from. After gaining such immense power with his powerful red eyes, it becomes almost effortless to kill.
When it comes to real life, sometimes we begin feeding our own ego. We become stronger, faster and better than others and start to think lesser of our old friends or family. Instead remember what got you here and cherish the ones who support you. When making tough choices, make the right decision – not the easiest one.
- A person’s motive
“If you want to get to know someone find out what makes them angry.” -Gon Freecs
Gon freecs, the main character of the story is fueled by anger himself. His motive for being a hunter was inspired by his father Ging Freecs. Though he is very determined and prioritizes his allies, he is angered when they are in harm’s way. To help his friend Killua, he is very empathetic of Killua’s past as an assassin. He understands the pain and anger that others suffer, so he can eventually help them.
Once you find someone’s motives you can come from a place of understanding. A person who has suffered trauma is likely not to trust easily. Therefore you shouldn’t demand trust and respect. Instead come from a giving perspective with no expectations of anything in return.
- Do it all over again
“In my next life, I want to be me, and meet you again.” – Gon Freecs
In the preview of episode 123, Gon mentions a quote to Killua that he would like to meet Killua again. It’s powerful because he’s implying that everything is just perfect as is. Despite the troubles they have gone through together, he wouldn’t change a thing. This is great advice for anyone who is currently complaining and dissatisfied. Remember everything happens for a reason.
- Watching others fail
“My greatest pleasure comes when such people buckle to their knees and I look down upon their disbelieving faces as their plan fails.” – Hisoka
Hisoka is a very deceitful and mischievous man. What makes him powerful is that opponents cannot detect his next move making him rather unpredictable. Hisoka is intrigued by the potential of Gon and chooses not to kill him. He likes the challenge of making someone a worthy opponent in the future.
You can always learn something even from a bad guy. People are usually demoralized when their plans fail. Yet that shouldn’t discourage you at all. In fact, a failed plan means you’ve still made progress. And you’re one step closer to success.
- Two types of liars
“There are liars who only lie when there’s a reason to, and there are liars who also lie without a reason.” – Biscuit Krueger
It’s very ironic that Biscuit mentioned this quote because she’s a very deceptive character who uses a cutesy innocent little girl appearance to her advantage. Often times “Bisky” uses this appearance to gain intel on her opponents, get what she wants and acting helpless to deceive others. In her case, she is a liar because she has reason to.
We can all debate whether or not lying should ever be acceptable. But it’s good to know the distinction because some people use lying to their advantage. And others are simply compulsive liars.
- Apologies are promises
“An apology is a promise to do things differently next time, and to keep the promise.” – Ging Freecs
Perhaps Ging said this quotes in realization that he wasn’t the best father for Gon. From an early age, Ging left Gon to pursue his own hunter duties. When Gon was dying in the hospital, Ging never visited him. Ging also wanted to have Gon meet him for the first time alone rather than with any friends.
Though many of us have good intentions, sometimes unforeseen results happen. For example, maybe you intended to help your friend by telling a small lie. But your friend found out the truth and now hates you for it. You’re intent was to protect your friend, but you never thought this would happen. In the aftermath, apologies are only good if you really mean it. That means keeping your promises.
- Running away doesn’t solve anything
“I was trying to take the easy way out by running away from everything. No matter the pain, I will keep living. So when I die, I’ll feel I did the best I could.” – Koala
Koala is a character with a troubled past. In fact Koala is a reincarnated character who remembers his previous reincarnation as a cold blooded assassin who killed humans by the masses. After reincarnating, Koala felt a deep remorse realizing he only killed soldiers because it was the easy choice. In the end, he wanted to run away from his past, but couldn’t. Koala decided to team up with Kite and protect him.
I’m sure many people can relate this to his scenario. Don’t let your past define who you are. The decisions you make today will create the new version of yourself.
- Limitless potential
“Human potential for evolution is limitless” – Isaac Netero
Isaac is the chairman of the hunter association and was regarded as the strongest Nen user. As someone who has manipulated his own energy and rose to an extremely high level. Even Isaac recognized that Gon could one day threaten his powers.
It’s ironic that Isaac is a power nen user which requires skillful mind and body connection. Often times, we limit our capabilities based on what our mind can achieve. If our mind can conceive of it, there’s always potential. Even the great Walt Disney said, “all our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”
- Follow the strong ones
“We are not desperate for help, we only seek the strong.” – Isaac Netero
Isaac tends to be quite harsh because of his own background. He’ll often assign impossible missions to hunters to test their resilience. Isaac came from a background where he practiced ten thousand punches a day and prayers from morning until night. This rigorous training gave him the ability to move at punch faster than the speed of sound. He believes in seeking strength rather than begging for help.
In desperate times, we usually resort to desperate actions such as begging, hoping, wishing and other low probability tasks. Instead rewire your mind to come from a place of authority. If you have strength, others will admire and seek out your expertise.
- Money buys you happiness
“For the right price, you can buy not only treasures, but dreams, hearts, and even people’s lives!” – Leorio
Though Leorio is a big goofball and used for comic relief frequently in hunter x hunter, he demonstrates many valuable lessons. Leorio believes money can buy everything, but ironically he wants to be a doctor to help the poor.
I think Leorio is a good representation of current society. People chase money frequently and only to find they aren’t happy in the end.