Drawn to the mystique of the unknown, Hunters travel the world in search of terrifying creatures, incredible riches, and unexplored lands. Gon Freecss is a naive-yet-determined young boy who aspires to join the ranks of these individuals, in order to find his missing father Ging - a master of the profession himself. To reach his goal, he partakes in the formidable Hunter Exam, a series of tests that push the participants to their physical and mental limits, with a Hunter License as the prize. During the exam Gon befriends vengeful Kurapika, doctor-to-be Leorio, and skilled assassin Killua, who have entered for their own reasons. But with the sinister Hisoka standing in their way, will Gon and his friends be able to succeed in obtaining their reward, or even escaping with their lives?
Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...
The plot is similar, but I think that Fullmetal Alchemist is a bit more interesting to watch because of how the characters and the plot develop. Which, in a way, is kind of similar to Hunter X Hunter.
Both Hunter X Hunter and Fullmetal Alchemist focus on a small group of protagonists who have an ultimate goal and the story follows their path to achieve them. Both greatly develop the characters, both major and minor. If you like adventure animes or character development then these are two of the best you'll find.
Kagome is a normal high school girl who falls into a well, transporting her back in time to the feudal era. Upon her arrival to this world, she mercifully unleashes Inuyasha, a half demon. As if this isn't enough, she also discovers that she is the bearer of the Shikon no Tama, a jewel of great spiritual power, a jewel which has just shattered into a million shards. Now, along with Miroku the priest, Sango the demon hunter, and Shippou the mischievious fox-demon, they must set out to find the Shikon shards and defeat the evils of the demon Naraku.
InuYasha is probably the longest epic tale I've watched so far. It's only partially episodic, but the one single goal is still there, which is great. Hunter X Hunter is the exact same way with the search for Gon's father. There is always new adventures and fun. If you liked one of these anime, you will probably enjoy the other.
While Hunter X Hunter is more serious than InuYasha, I think that you would enjoy watching InuYasha as much or even more than Hunter X Hunter. =) :P
Hunter X Hunter doesn't have the romance InuYasha has, but it does have the rest of its features! Great action, some comedy moments and a group that sets out on an adventure can be found in both; yet the most important thing both have is that playful feeling!
The time has come for the next Shaman King to be crowned in the great Shaman Fight. Yoh Asakura is one such hopeful, a kind-hearted boy with a hidden power... and a terrible secret. Now, the fate of all mankinds rests in the hands of Yoh and his companions as they must battle the most powerful shaman who ever lived!
The atmosphere is about the same for both HxH and Shaman King, and the main characters are quite similar (in looks as well as in temper). So if you, like me, just loved that feel good feeling in HxH, SK is most definitely for you.
The main characters in HxH and Shaman King have the same morals, and the two anime have a somewhat familiar atmosphere. If you liked one, I'm sure you'll like this shounen title as well.
The power to cross over dimensions is one that is deeply coveted -- a lesson that childhood friends Sakura and Syaoran learn the hard way when an unknown enemy attacks an archaeological dig in their country. As a result, Sakura's memories are scattered to different dimensions, causing her to fall into a deep sleep. In order to save Sakura's life, she and Syaoran must journey to various worlds in search of her memories, with the help of fellow travelers, Fai and Kurogane. But finding Sakura's memories won't be easy, and the price for traveling through time and space is high...
Just like Hunter X Hunter this anime is exciting and adventurous! The main character is Syaoran who travels with trusting friends just like Gon. They travel around different worlds searching for Sakura's feathers (her memories) while facing danger like how Gon and his companions faced danger while searching for his dad. You'll be itching to know what will happen next after each episode. Tsubasa Chronicle is an anime i would recommend very much. This anime is also very addicting like Hunter X Hunter!
Both HxH and Tsubasa Chronicle revolve around a lead character trying to find something they have lost. The lead characters in both anime are teamed up with strangers to help them reach their goals and defeat the people that stand in their way. Even though the art style is a bit different, if you liked one of these anime you will probably like the other.
Lots of questing, complex stories and enemies you love to hate. In hxh the draw is the mix of comedy with a very serious aspect to each characters storyline, while in Tsubasa the characters have serious pasts being drawn out as the story goes along.
Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.
This recommendation is based on a gut feeling. Both Bleach and HxH are hilarious, but also have some serious episodes. Above all, both share incredibly exciting fights.