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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?
Hunter X Hunter and Metallica Metalluca not only have long names, but the adventure and the goal of our young characters is a big one. They both aim to become top class hunters and then seek their dad who abandoned them when they were young. Their dad is a top class, super incredible hunter who goes on SS-class missions. To reach their dad, they must go through many grueling trials to prove they are ready for any mission. With much in store, join in on the rough road ahead in the amazing shounen adventure that is HxH and MM.
These two mangas are one of those odd occurances where you find two different mangas, with two different concepts that share surprisingly similar storylines. If you like hxh or mm and want to see the story from a different perspective, then you must give the other a try.
Both series follow a very similar storyline, so if you like one you will probrablu enjoy the other. The pacing feels similar and even though Metalica is still in its early stages i feel it following the same path as HxH.
Shirihama Kenichi is a weak scaredy-cat, and his status as the karate club's punching bag has earned him the name of ‘Weak Legs'. One day Kenichi meets Miu and, impressed by her skill after she effortlessly throws him to the ground, he follows her to the Ryouzanpaku dojo. There he finds five great masters of martial arts, and driven by his desire to become stronger, he begs them to accept him as their student - though it won't be easy. Kenichi endures harsh training (and injury) from Akisame - the philosophizing Jujitsu master; Apachai - the Muay Thai ‘God of Death'; Kensei - the ecchi Chinese Kempo Master; and Shigure - the weapons prodigy. Finally after proving his determination, he is accepted by Shio - the 100-dan Karate Master, who had initially wanted nothing to do with him. Now Kenichi walks the long and arduous path to becoming a master himself, all whilst trying to protect those he cares about from anyone who would dare to harm them.
Both of these are great series! Great fight scenes, great character development and great plot lines.
Both involve a boy who wants to get stronger, and does get stronger as time goes on. Both are really great manga. Although Hunter X Hunter is Fantasy, while History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi is more of a Martial Arts manga. You will love them both!
Long ago the infamous Gol D. Roger was the strongest and most powerful pirate on the seas. As he was about to be executed he revealed that he hid all of his wealth, including the legendary treasure known as One Piece, on an island at the end of the Grand Line - a treacherous and truly unpredictable sea. Monkey D. Luffy is a spirited, energetic and somewhat dim-witted young man with a very big dream: to find One Piece and become the Pirate King! However Luffy is no ordinary boy, as when he was younger he ate one of the Devil's Fruits and gained its power to become a Rubber Man. Now in this grand age of pirates Luffy sets out to gather a crew and sail to the most dangerous sea in the world so that he can fulfill his dream... and maybe even his appetite!
One Piece and Hunter X Hunter are both similar with the fact that both of the Main characters have almost the same kind of outlook in life. Luffy and Gon are a couple of simple minded people that mostly dedicate themselves to their nakama and dreams, and they happen to have a strong kind of justice. When they started they probably didn't think they would end up meeting many different people, making many different friends and enemies, getting into fights that make them stronger than before, and being amongst the top trouble magnets around. Watch out world, Gon and Luffy are on the loose!
Haru Glory lives peacefully on Garage Island with his sister. One day, Haru fishes a strange dog-like creature named Plue out of the ocean, and soon after meets its master, an old man named Shiba. With this man comes terrible news: the world is in peril, for the evil organization Demon Card is attempting to conquer it with power-giving stones known as Dark Bring. To combat this threat Shiba has spent much of his life fighting back with Rave, a Holy Bring; and the Ten Commandments, a sword it powers. When members of Demon Card arrive at the island, Shiba discovers that Rave and the Ten Commandments will now only respond to Haru, making the young boy the new Rave Master. Armed with newfound power, Haru and Plue set forth to put a stop to Demon Card.
This is more of an instinct than anything else. But, Rave Master starts with a boy (and his older sister), who is fairly content to live on his small island, until he meets the "dog" Plue, and an old man, (the old rave master), and realizes his place as the new "rave master" as well as his missing father's role in this legend. Well, crazy enough, Hunter x Hunter starts the exact same way. It’s about a boy (and his aunt), who is fairly content on his island, until he meets a man (a hunter), and learns about hunters, and his father's role among them.
Both stories are about two boys, adventuring in a world they know very little about, fighting dangerous enemies, keeping the world safe, and making the most loyal friends along the way. It may just be my instinct, but if you like one, I really do believe you'll like the other.
Yuusuke is a street-fighting, class-skipping juvenile delinquent. Killed in an unexpected act of kindness, he thwarts the spirit-world bureaucracy and ends up with a second chance at life... as infant prince of death Koenma's Spirit Detective! Simultaneously cheered on and kept in line by Keiko Yukimura, his childhood friend, he is joined by a spiritually aware human, two demons on parole, and guided by a much too lively ferry girl of the dead. Together they plow through demons, tournaments, hijinks, intense "martial arts" training, cross-dressers, dungeons, conspiracies and bad puns alike. At the end of the day, what's it all for? Kicking butt and saving the world, of course!
These are written by the same author and it shows. The fighting scenes and animation style are especially reminicient of each other. In addition, the main characters both have the same strong sense of honor and justice while not really choosing between good and evil.