Hunter x Hunter (2011) - Recommendations

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My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia

Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not going to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies. Now, the only thing standing between him and his first class is the academy’s formidable entrance exam—nothing a little private tutoring from the world’s mightiest hero can’t solve.

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clarawhokcba clarawhokcba says...

If you like one, you're gonna like the other. The stories may be different, but some themes are similar with physical exams that the character is relatively clueless about, yet rocks the shit out of it, story from the point of view of a younger boy, and green/black, spikey/curly hair :D Seriously though, mark my first sentence. ;) enjoy!

gracie123 gracie123 says...

Both are shoneon type shows with adventure and all that fun stuff but there's a lot more character development and depth to both these shows that sets them apart from other shonen anime. Hxh has more character development and depth but it's had much more shows to do so in. If you like the training and idea that an underdog can use strategy and willpower to win instead of just getting some random power up at the last second then you'd definitely like Gon and the other characters in hxh

JonnySQ JonnySQ says...

Both series encapsulate a world of people with supernatural power and their different ways of using these powers in combat. In both series, it makes the fights captivating and interesting as you watch power/fighting styles match up to each other.

Additionally both shows emphasize the using each other as a means of motivating each other and doing their best in order to get better and growing stronger together and show off a world where in order to make your mark you must be able to hone in on your skills and powers. Both shows also have a sense of lightheartedness and optimism, even in a world where darkness seems to be hitting its peak.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both Hunter X Hunter and My Hero Academia feature superhero type settings with lots of great characters. 

Hisokaslover Hisokaslover says...

Both Hunter X Hunter and My Hero Academia are very action based, Along with a fair amount of fighting scenes. But overall there both about a character over coming a lot of odds when the odds are not on there side. 

animeotakuu animeotakuu says...

The main characters are very alike.Both wanting to become stronger, smarter, and more powerful. They are both quite naive and are surrounded by good people (friends) that always have their backs. They both also have a goal/aim in life. 

Dunks Dunks says...

Both action packed, story telling, character development is great, stick well to not making characters not too overpowered.

K1ngVince K1ngVince says...

My Hero Academia and Hunter x Hunter are both shounen and they both have a similar MC (with Gon and Midoriya). They're also both the best out of the genre and there is a lot more in both these anime besides fighting and power-ups. 

Valentina1997 Valentina1997 says...

Both are really good. I like the fact that the main character fights to archive his dream with everything they have. Both are mostly about action and frendship

burntpopcorn burntpopcorn says...

hunter x hunter and my hero academia have similar themes. the main characters are similar in many ways as well, such as midoriya and gon both trying their hardest to reach their goals, no matter how challenging it may be. both of the main characters also make many new friends along the way. one thing in particular that i like about both of these series is how the characters are presented. in hunter x hunter, there is a lot of character development throughout the whole series. in my hero academia, the majority of the characters have some sort of relevance towards the plot, rather than just being there to make another, more significant, individual look better and they're learning new things throughout the course of the story. in both shows, the villains are very likable which is also a plus. all in all, both of these animes are definitely a couple of my personal favorites and they're totally worth watching.

arrow1350 arrow1350 says...

If you like My Hero Academia, you are sure to like Hunter x Hunter, at least the earlier arcs before things get noticeably darker, and vice versa. Both are feel-good action-packed shounen shows with an underdog lead.

Midoriya and Gon share many similar traits besides their wild green locks. They have a very similar personality in that they both have immense willpower and are incredibly clever. They use these traits to win their fights because unlike some other shonen anime leads, they're not OP. This also means that they can loose and get hurt, which adds quite a bit of tension to the fights. In regards to injuries, they both seem to care very little about their physical health and continue to put themselves in dangerous positions. 

Both shows display darker elements wherein Hunter x Hunter explored them further having more episodes under its belt. They are presented mostly through the side characters. It adds to the complexity of the shows and the world of the anime. 

BlackSummerDays BlackSummerDays says...

really well written fight scenes that play creatively with the rules of each character's powersets, also distinctive unique character designs.

leiyona leiyona says...

the main characters are really endearing and experience impressive power growth. The story is not the same at all but, in both animes, you will have these epic moments that will bring goosebumps. At first, you may think that the story is kind of childlike but, the more it goes on the more you realize that there are pretty deep subjects that are encountered. 

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AoAsashin AoAsashin says...

They're both shounen anime. They're both cheerful, but they also go deep into story. It's a power duo.

AA26 AA26 says...

Both follow the journey of an initially weak protagonist who goes on a journey of getting stronger. The both face challenges along the way and each show has quirky powers. There are loveable side characters and each show gives of a similar vibe.

shawtyamar shawtyamar says...

these were some of my first anime i watched, and are both lighthearted & dark at various points throughout the show

Spectra13 Spectra13 says...

Both shows are shounen anime that follow a large cast of characters. Main character has a zero to hero storyline, and characters have special powers or abilities that they use to fight battles and accomplish quests. Both stories are a mix of epic battle scenes, emotional moments, and comedy.

Naruto

Naruto

Naruto Uzumaki is a young ninja who bears a great power hidden inside him, a power that has isolated him from the rest of his village. As such, his only dream is to become the Hokage - the most powerful ninja, and leader of the village; but first he needs to graduate! With his inability to perform even the most basic ninja techniques, it seems that all Naruto has going for him is his determination to succeed no matter what. Teamed up with the genius Sasuke, book-smart Sakura, and their team leader Kakashi, Naruto embarks on his quest to become the Hokage. But with outside forces posing a threat to the entire Hidden Leaf village, Naruto discovers that he must become much stronger if he ever wants to realize his dream and protect the friendships he's forged.

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SpacePirate20x6 SpacePirate20x6 says...

Both shows feature young protagonists in a coming-of-age story, as they learn to control and develop special abilities, fight in tournaments to gain recognition, and gain friends along the way.

nickwright263 nickwright263 says...

Both have similar kind of themes, both have intreging main characters whose power is determined on their will, and both stories are super similar.

armking armking says...

There is a lot similar between the anime.. The red eye stuff, the exams,the outlaws.. You're sure to like hxh if you're a naruto fan..

Theotakusyko Theotakusyko says...

Both of the series are Shonen and published by Shonen Jump.

They have alot of similarities between these Hunter Exam and Chunin Exam arc are really good examples. Characters Like Hisoka is the Oruchimaru, Kurapika is the Sasuke Uchiha and Illumi is the Neji Hyuga etc. These two titles are a few of my favourites in anime.

Both are dubbed by Viz Media aswell random but just a simlarity.

0nii5an 0nii5an says...

The beginning of both shows are kind of similar and both are very great Shonen-Animes.

ccallstar111 ccallstar111 says...

There are a ton of parallels between Naruto and Hunter x Hunter (2011). The main characters are determined to meet a certain goal and make friends along the way. There are characters that are similar, like Kurapika and Sasuke for example. Naruto took many influences from Hunter x Hunter (the 1999 version), so they have many similar themes and characters.

Miyuki222 Miyuki222 says...

Both anime are jam-packed with action and adventures! I can't spoil the anime(s) for you, or else what's the point of watching it?! In my opinion, both are wonderful and if you seen one, you should like the other one. The main character of each anime, along with their friends try to achieve their goals. Although they both don't seem to have a plot, they are REALLY good animes... Sorry if I kinda bored you out!

CzarnaBiel CzarnaBiel says...

Actually, Naruto was kinda inspired by Hunter x Hunter series. If you saw them both, you know that there are some connections between those 2 series. In Naruto there are ninjas and in Hunter x Hunter there are hunters. Main characters and their friends in both series are similiar somehow. However, main stories are really different but still awesome and extremaly interesting. I recommend Hunter x Hunter for everyone who watched Naruto and liked it, as also I recommend Naruto for people who enjoyed Hunter x Hunter. 

CoreyLy CoreyLy says...

Hmmm, lets say that Naruto is way worst than Hunter Hunter (Dont take it personally Naruto Fans), why you ask well at first naruto has a back story but its pretty much empty, secondly if i or maybe you take the jokes funny or not like me because its so bland and pretty much a classic.

But either way Naruto is on par because it has UNIQUE moves, Amazing Designs, UNIQUE charaters, Story line is good and thoughts on the personality and how they kept it. :D

Either way its both good and you an disagree with me but in my opinion its on par.

chachi555 chachi555 says...

They're both amazing shounen anime with a great protagonist, awesome friendships, and just general awesomeness

manoletus manoletus says...

Naruto was definitely inspired by Hunter x Hunter, but both of them can be enjoyed in different levels without overlapping. Universes are very complex and profound, and makes you feel that everything was already there before you started watching. The variety of characters, the epic fights with unexpected turn of events, the original soundtrack and the general atmosphere make Naruto and Hunter x Hunter very recommendable.

HoliikCZE HoliikCZE says...

YESS Sir, best animes to start with. Lot of actions, lot of likeable and hateable characters, great animations and just clasics of anime industry. You have to see those 2 even tho you are not a fanof shonen.

PapizOffz PapizOffz says...

Hunter x Hunter(2011) is always a good recomendation. For Naruto fans it's perfect anime, both speak about adventure, action, combat, character developments and both show the way of revenge and hatred by losing love ones.

mara520 mara520 says...

Both animes are really fun and upbeat and have sick ass fights. The characters are all fun and unique in their own ways. Totally would suggest you watch Hunter x Hunter if you enjoyed Nauto. (:

Spectra13 Spectra13 says...

Both shows are shounen anime that follow a large cast of characters. Main character has a zero to hero storyline, and characters have special powers or abilities that they use to fight battles and accomplish quests. Both stories are a mix of epic battle scenes, emotional moments, and comedy.

Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball

A mysterious monkey-tailed boy named Goku teams up with a teenage computer-wiz girl named Bulma to search for the mystic Dragon Balls. According to legend, whoever collects all 7 Dragon Balls will have any one wish granted. Join Goku in this hilarious anime masterpiece, as he races and battles to save the world from the forces of darkness. Who will find the balls first?

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AniMemeDad AniMemeDad says...

Dargon Ball and Hunter x Hunter share similar themes to a previous recommendation I made to "Pokemon". Goku (Dragon Ball) and Gon (Hunter x Hunter) are both young men that set out on an adventure in search for action and the solution to a noble cause. In both anime, they meet friends and enemies along the way. Tons of characters and creatures to learn about and connect to as you watch either shounen anime.

Anathemus Anathemus says...

Altough the plot is farely different, the universe of DBZ and HxH are quite similar, Gon and Goku, the main characters also look alike in personality.

Justaway Justaway says...

Both are about naive, easy-going young boys who set out in the world to find something (DB = The Dragon Balls, HxH = Gon's father). Both have action, comedy and a great cast.

Dauntes Dauntes says...

One of the things I look for in animes is the sense of adventure. Dragon Ball and Hunter x Hunter (1999 & 2011) both got me sensing this in every episode.

Beyond that I believe Gon and young Goku have many many simularities. They will make you lol and their bumbkin manerisms and eternal optimism will endear them to you instantly.

Hunter x Hunter (2011) is my favorite shonen anime ever watched, by far. And Goku, from Dragon Ball, is arguably the best young shonen character. At the moment he is setting the bar imo.   

Give it a watch, it won't disapoint.

Synthwaver Synthwaver says...

Dragon Ball and HunterXHunter are some of the best shounen ever created about talented powerful young boys with good willing spirits fighting their way to the top and making friends along the way until themselves become the very best. There's an incredible resemblance between the relationship of Goku/Krilin and Gon/Killua.

miko miko says...

as this could be applied to also any dragon ball, there's no way to argue with this mash up, as these two are based off of two boys trying to be the best they can be.  even those the other dragon balls would be in the adult variety, they would still fit into this situation, in my opinion.

thor123 thor123 says...

Both are typical shounen anime that lots of people know, with on both sides a strong boy and his quest to become even stronger and do other stuff. 

Both have good action, interesting characters, a good storyline and are just amazing to watch

unborn00 unborn00 says...

Goku (Dragon Ball) and Gon (Hunter x Hunter) are both young men that set out on an adventure in search for action and the solution to a noble cause. In both anime, they meet friends and enemies along the way. Tons of characters and creatures to learn about and connect to as you watch either shounen anime.

LagannZ32 LagannZ32 says...

Well lets ut this simply: 

The Main characters, Gon and Goku, are both incredibly strong. They have the purest of hearts, the biggest of appetites, and the smallest of brains. 

The fighting is very different, as you wont see as much screaming in hunter X hunter. but none the less they are still the same in terms of how awesome they can be. Ranging from long and epic, to short and expected. 

The strength levels: Now one thing way different about hunter x hunter is the main character (Gon) is weaker than the villains. And his transformation requires a large buildup of rage and nen, which he is then sacrificing his life just to get lets say x3 stronger. Dragon bal Z? No, they can turn super saiyan without moving a muscle

They are overall very similar, but can be different. 

agfake agfake says...

Both are action packed although Hunter dwells a bit on the thimking side. Then again the main characters share the same happy go lucky attitude

casandra29 casandra29 says...

Gon and Goku or even Gohan (Goku's son from DBZ) are extremely similar in looks and personality. They have that sort of Innocent Naive thing going on while at the same time having great Instincts and a don't shrink back from a fight or taking risks.

Yu Yu Hakusho

Yu Yu Hakusho

Yusuke Urameshi was a normal middle school punk until he was hit and killed by a car, while saving a child. His selfless action earned him the right to gain his life back and serve as a detective of the spirit world, keeping the world of the living safe from a myriad of demons. But being reborn has its price: Yusuke must hatch a spirit beast that will develop according to his actions, and if he doesn't act in a good and honest manner, it will eat his soul. Can Yusuke protect the human and spirit worlds and still manage to save himself in the process?

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Yuyunarutoballz Yuyunarutoballz says...

Yu Yu Hakusho. Hunter x Hunter. Both these shows were made by the same creator, Yoshihiro Togashi. Both shows are also great action/adventure shows and both have qualities that make them unique. While Yusuke, the protagonist in Yu Yu Hakusho is a badass delinquent Gon, the protagonist of Hunter x Hunter is a hardworking good-natured boy. Both protagonist show strong love and conpassion for the people they care about most. Both series also have 4 male leads. While Yu Yu Hakusho is about being a Spirit Detective and Hunter x Hunter is about being a Hunter both series highly focus on tournament like events and both series have the same "feel" to them if you have seen both. Overall, these two shows are a perfect compliment to each other and Yoshihiro Togashi really outdid himself in both of these works.

Yuko6754 Yuko6754 says...

They both have the same feel. A main character who's fun-loving and carefree, but not afraid to take things up a notch and take risks when it's required. The supporting cast isn't just there to provide bulk, and are likable characters that add color to the cast.

Both shows were created by the same mangaka and both surpass expectations, making them enjoyable watches. If you liked one, you're almost positive to like the other.

OPN OPN says...

yuyu hakusho is in many ways similer to hunter x hunter heck just look at kurapika and kurama. both yuyu hakusho and hunter x hunter have similer stories and characters.

Justaway Justaway says...

Both animes were created by the same author and therefore holds a lot of similarities, like some of the characters are very alike.

While HxH has a better plot, they both contain great fights, loveable characters and a lot of comedy.

If you liked one, you'll like the other!

AsunaYuuki AsunaYuuki says...

Both have a decent amount of episodes and are well structured into different but related seasons. They both center around a group of boys going on adventures and kicking the bad guys' butts. They contain comedy, but aren't centered around it and have some pretty intense fight scenes and challenges that sometimes last a while.

The only thing is that Yu Yu Hakusho is a bit more on the mature side as it has a lot more blood, gore, and death while just about no one dies in Hunter x Hunter.

trinity873 trinity873 says...

For one thing, same original author, that guy is pure genius. i Wouldnt say they give the same feel, but i would say that The type of entertainment and awesomeness is th same from both animes. You see an awesome scene in one of them, there is going to be an equally as awesome scene in the other

weeb4lyf weeb4lyf says...

They have so much stuff in common but one of the main differences is Hunter x Hunter (2011) has hunters while Yu Yu Hakusho is youkai world.

All of the MC are really similar , Gon and Yusuke have similar hairstyle and love to fight. Even their parents are same. Kurapika > Kurama , Hiei > Killua and Kuwabara > Leorio. But what would you expect when both titles are from same creator?

Lots of action , Tactics and both have tournament arcs.

Yu Yu Hakusho may have romance but Hunter x Hunter (2011) doesn't have any. Also both are heavely focused on friendship. HxH (2011) have less comedy than YYH.

Prophet Prophet says...

I think their descriptions say enough I just feel that it's a good recommendation.The art styles may be a litle different but the story lines are both great and the series are longer which allows you to get to know the characters better and relate to them in some ways which I really enjoy.

SpacePirate20x6 SpacePirate20x6 says...

Written by the same author, both shows feature the ability to discover powerful abilities, and prominently feature tournaments and intensive training to master the ability. Hunter x Hunter is more lighthearted at times, featuring a young protagonist, featuring coming of age themes and hardships while in search for individual goals.

unborn00 unborn00 says...

Yu Yu Hakusho is tornoment based like Hunter x Hunter also it has to do with strangers becoming friends and fighting together

Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail

Lucy is a seventeen-year-old mage with the power to summon stellar spirits, but what she really wants to do is join a guild - and not just any guild. She has her eyes set on Fairy Tail, a notoriously reckless and outrageous group of magic users who are likely to be drunk or destroying buildings and towns in the process of completing a job! While in town one day Lucy meets a perpetually-seasick boy named Natsu who, through a series of events, reveals to her that he's none other than the fire-eating mage Salamander of Fairy Tail! Lucy is finally able to join Fairy Tail and quickly begins to take on odd jobs with Natsu and his gang for fame and profit. Along with her fiery friend, Happy the flying cat, Natsu's archrival Gray and their overseer the invincible and beautiful Erza, Lucy sets forth for epic adventures that leave an epic amount of destruction in their wake. After all, destroying a city or five doesn't matter as long as they get the job done... right?!

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DarkMagicianGirl DarkMagicianGirl says...

If you like hunter x hunter 2011 you will like fairy tail. The main chars in the anime are in guilds in hunter x hunter 2011 everybody is in 1 guild but you can choose to be a different kind of hunter. The main chars become really good friends and are willing to fight for each other. What the anime have in common is that the chars in the benning don't like eacht other become best friends. In hunter x hunter 2011 more people die than in fairy tail.

Iro Iro says...

If you've watched either you should watch the other as they're both very decent shonen animes!

Jennosaur Jennosaur says...

Fairy Tail has a lot of fighting and action like HxH, but a big difference is that the main character is a girl. There are a lot more characters that you get to know, and overall, Fairy Tail is just a great anime. :)

thor123 thor123 says...

Both are very decent shounen anime, although I'd say that HXH is probably somewhat better when it comes to originality, storyline and character development. Fairy Tail on the other hand has more funny moments.

casandra29 casandra29 says...

Both these shows have a similar feeling in some ways. Some of the animals and more weird looking characters seem similar artisticly.

marsonearth marsonearth says...

I've started to watch HxH when I was searching for a great anime after watching fairy Tail. To some people this series may seem a little bit different from Fairy Tail, because it's more dark and very emotional, but I still liked it as a single original Anime and I definitely recommend!

tsukikomoon tsukikomoon says...

they both have magic and action. they center on many characters, not just one but keep a main character

Spectra13 Spectra13 says...

Both shows are shounen anime that follow a large cast of characters. Main character has a zero to hero storyline, and characters have special powers or abilities that they use to fight battles and accomplish quests. Both stories are a mix of epic battle scenes, emotional moments, and comedy.

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

In a sand-swept land of caravans, brigands and adventurers, legends tell of the ominous dungeon towers that suddenly appeared 14 years ago. It's said that by clearing one of these prisons, you can obtain treasure beyond your wildest dreams, and even form a contract with magical genies of immense power - assuming you make it out alive. In this world, Alibaba is a young rogue who wants nothing more than to get rich by clearing all of the world's dungeons, starting with the nearby tower Amon; Aladdin is a curious young boy with a magical flute and a hidden ability; and Morgiana is a slave who can't escape her chains. As their fates intertwine, the three find themselves wandering the land, battling powerful enemies, and taking a stand against powerful forces that seek to corrupt the weak and innocent.

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jtir123 jtir123 says...

If you liked Magi or Hunter x Hunter, you'd like the other. Both series have a group of characters who go on an adventure filled with strange sights. One major similarity between the series are the naive main characters (Aladdin and Gon, respectively), whom see the world from a diffferent perspective. Both series have a charm to them that will make you smile throughout, yet will also have darker moments that are unexpected. 

Tseng Tseng says...

Both Gon and Alladin share very similar traits, and they impact the people around them with their naivety and strong will.

SaihoJi SaihoJi says...

Both series feature an adorable small-sized main character, who is kind-hearted and not entirely aware of this extent of his power, but drastically influences the lives of others. Also, both take place in a world where magic is common and the main focus is on bonds of friendship that grow through a series of adventures. Finally, while Hunter x Hunter is not as fast-paced as Magi, both are full of action, impressive battles and adventure.

laurenkun laurenkun says...

Extremely similar character structure. By this I mean the relationships (totally complex and interesting), the humor they use, the amazing growth of each character, etc. Both are very similar yet totally unique too. Both are highly recommended!

moonmystery moonmystery says...

Both are anime series that start out somewhat childishly and humorously, but turn out to be so much more. Magi and HxH both dive into darker aspects of humanity and politics/war/fighting.

hotspot hotspot says...

Magi and Hunter x Hunter are very similar, in that they are both set in a fantasy world, filled with magical powers. The main characters are both young energetic boys, who go on an adventure with a small group of characters and set out to achieve their goals.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both series feature a fantasy world with some interesting and quirky characters that you just can't help but love.

ashine40 ashine40 says...

both have super strong kids who have alovable personality and a huge sense of justice. love them both

Tower of God

Tower of God

Fame. Glory. Power. Anything in your wildest dreams is possible when you reach the top of the Tower of God. Those lucky enough to be chosen by the tower ascend each floor in hopes of fulfilling their dreams, but to succeed, they must complete dangerous and deadly tests along the way. But there are others who can enter the structure on their own free will; these "irregulars" are feared by many and are said to leave chaos and change in their wake. Twenty-Fifth Baam is one such irregular who begins to climb the Tower of God in hopes of reuniting with his childhood friend Rachel, but as he soon discovers, this perilous path will put him in the crosshairs of fierce competitors, untrustworthy rivals and terrifying monsters, and he might not make it out alive...

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EnjuAiharaFan EnjuAiharaFan says...

The two anime are very alike!

Tower Of God is startng out much like the first arc of HxH

Two young, strong protaganists

Takes place in a fantasy world

There's a power than can be controlled

They are both on a path searching for someone

UnDyn UnDyn says...

They both start with an exam arc, and both mc makes friends during it. They are also both searching for someone and take this test to find out more about them. There are also many deaths in the exams.

nmcassa nmcassa says...

The first two arcs are very similar and they both involve naturally strong protagonists. They also both have a similar power thing going on. 

Shampoliny Shampoliny says...

Both mc in the Animes are doing all of this to find 1 person, also the sc are similar to eachoter. 

KindaKingdra KindaKingdra says...

Tower of God shares a lot of similarities with the Hunter Exam and especially the Heaven's Arena arcs of HxH. Excellent animation and fantastic worldbuilding in both. Nen and Shinsu are very similar. Protags (Gon and Bam) are both naturally OP and weirdly innocent and embark on this journey with the single goal of finding someone they loved and lost (Ging/Rachel). Best friend characters Killua and Khun are similar in that before meeting the protag, they had no friends and craved love. They soon became fiercely loyal to the protags. Both are cunning and powerful, and both have white hair and pale coloring.

More importantly, both animes are fantastic and you should watch them.

Ricksmanni Ricksmanni says...

Similar plots, similar main characters, similar fantasy elements, similar magic systems, but the two shows are still very different so you shouldn't get any feeling of repetition.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

The foundation of alchemy is based on the law of equivalent exchange; you cannot produce something from nothing. As such, alchemy is bound by one taboo - human transmutation. Four years ago two young brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, broke this taboo when they tried to resurrect their dead mother. During the process Al's body disintegrated and Ed lost his leg. In a desperate attempt to prevent his brother from disappearing completely, Ed sacrificed one of his arms so he could affix Al's soul to a suit of armor. When his missing limbs are replaced by auto mail parts, Ed bears the name of the Fullmetal Alchemist - the youngest ever State Alchemist and dog of the military. Now, alongside his brother, Ed uses his status within the military to attempt to find any way that he can return their bodies back to their original state.

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weeb4lyf weeb4lyf says...

I can't help it but find these two very similar , both are remakes and full of tactics. 

Even both mc has difficult relationship with their father and are really awesome action shounen.

Though FMA:B focuses more on storyline but Hunter x Hunter (2011) instead has more action & more friendship oriented.

Aniad Aniad says...

I really like both a lot, so you might to!Both animes are full of advantures and cool powers, so just try them out! (thought the firts episodes are just a warming up, plaese keep that in mind (: ) 

Aeroset Aeroset says...

Both series have very good character development, (Some of the best I've ever seen) interesting storylines, and keep you hooked throughout the whole show

etherealfire etherealfire says...

FMA:B is great and although there aren’t any particularly strong similarities between both shows they both have a strong plot, great character development, and awesome abilities. And if you’re looking for something to watch after HxH then you should definitely try out this anime.

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Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

The year is 2022, and gamers have lined up on launch day for Sword Art Online, a hotly-anticipated MMORPG that lets players connect to an immersive virtual reality world with special helmets called Nerve Gear. Kirito is one such gamer who's eager to jump back into action, having spent a great deal of time as a beta tester, and quickly becomes friends with newbie warrior Klein. But soon, Sword Art Online's 10,000 players discover that not only are they unable to log out, the only way they can return to their physical bodies is by beating the 100-level tower's final boss - that is, if their HP doesn't drop to zero first, for death in the game means death in the real world. Now, with no one else to turn to, Kirito and the other participants must survive the game as best they can – some forming guilds, others ruthlessly leaving their peers behind, and many tragically falling by the wayside or to the merciless monsters populating the lands...

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Annalyn Annalyn says...

If you loved the premise of the Greed Island arc in Hunter x Hunter, then you may want to check out Sword Art Online. I don't want to go into details of Greed Island and thus spoil it for someone, but I couldn't help but think of it as I watched the first 14 eps of SAO. Sure, SAO has some big differences, including a couple slightly more mature scenes and a definite romance. But it's worth a try if Greed Island interested you as much as it did me. 

Jennosaur Jennosaur says...

Sword Art online has a great story plot, and there are 2 main characters, similar to HxH. The Greed Island plot in HxH is the same idea as SAO.

JonnySQ JonnySQ says...

This reccomendation is only really effective if you enjoyed the concept Greed Island arc of Hunter x Hunter (2011), where you have a set of rules and techniques within its own domain, because Sword Art Online is based in a video game type world also, with its own types of rules also. 

One Piece

One Piece

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!

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rubyredlavarose rubyredlavarose says...

I'm suprised that this hasn't been mentioned. The similarities between the two main characters, Gon and Luffy, is astounding. From their comically adorable lack of common sense and big hearts to their spectacular stubborn fights and powerful will, both anmes provide lovable and relatable heroes. Additionally, the two heroes are both surrounded by unique friends of different shape and sizes (less so in HxH but w/e). Overall, HxH is more dark in the sense of theme, but One Piece provides the light, yet mean punch needed to entertain. Both shows are also quit heartless, given that the writers were not merciful when killing off beloved characters. But, if one likes to watch characters grow and somewhat cheap comedic routines, ONE PIECE FOR THE WIN

crazyworld crazyworld says...

Both anime have an amicable protagonist with a solid story and lovable side characters to boot. Each story has a variety of side characters that have more potential than the eye can see.

Krissytal10 Krissytal10 says...

This is a story of a young boy who progressively gets stronger, both mentally and physically. He endures a lot of a pain because of his missing dad. His dad set out on a journey to become the greatest hunter. When he meets another young boy, Killua, his whole life changes.