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How to Watch the Hunter x Hunter Series (1999 and 2011) in Order

By Samona Punjabi / April 11, 2022

Hunter x Hunter is a relatively older shonen series, first released in 1998, which focuses on a boy called Gon Freecs. The manga series by Yoshihiro Togashi has received two anime adaptations: one released in 1999 and the other in 2011. The 1999 adaptation consists of 92 episodes (including the OVAs), while the 2011 adaptation has 148 episodes.

If you ask a Hunter x Hunter fan, they'll most likely suggest you watch the 2011 adaptation since it has better animation and no fillers. Moreover, the 2011 version also has two additional arcs and is said to be more loyal to the manga. While the 2011 version is generally preferable, it is also true that the 1999 adaptation incorporates the first two arcs better.

Fans interested in watching a longer story with better animation and effects should check out the 2011 version of Hunter x Hunter. Some fans on Reddit also suggest only watching the first three episodes of the 1999 version and then continuing with the 2011 version. On the other hand, you can also finish the 1999 version and continue from episode 75 of the 2011 version.

Moreover, the two Hunter x Hunter movies released for the 2011 adaptation are non-canon and have no bearing on the main storyline. Fans can watch the series and then watch the movies to keep the flow going.

Fans looking to watch the Hunter x Hunter series can check it out on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, and Netflix.

Killua Zoldyck, former assassin and best friend to Gon Freecs.
Killua Zoldyck, former assassin and best friend to Gon Freecs.

Check out the full list of Hunter x Hunter episodes, OVAs, movies, and the watch order for both series, below:

Release Order

 OVAs for 1999 Adaptation

Movies for 2011 Adaptation

Watch Order for 1999 Adaptation

Watch Order for 2011 Adaptation

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