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The Best Episodes of Hunter × Hunter

Every episode of Hunter × Hunter ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Hunter × Hunter!

Gon Freecss discovers that the father he had always been told was dead was actually alive the whole time. Ging is a famous Hunter: an individual who has proven themself an elite member of humanity. Gon becomes determined to follow in his father's footsteps, pass the rigorous Hunter Examination.

Genres:Sci-Fi & FantasyAction & AdventureAnimationComedyDrama
Network:Fuji TV

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Hunter × Hunter" is ""Hisoka × Crash × Gon", rated 8.6/10 from 171 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. ""Hisoka × Crash × Gon" aired on 4/1/2000 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Sightseeing × Landmark × Killua's House".

  • "Hisoka × Crash × Gon
    8.6/10 171 votes

    #1 - "Hisoka × Crash × Gon

    Season 1 Episode 23 - Aired 2000-04-01

    Gon gets Hisoka's number badge while Hisoka kills an examinee crossing his path. Gon is poisoned by Geretta and relieved of his badges. Hisoka kills Geretta easily and returns both badges: Gon's and his own. Gon tries to refuse it, but is unable to. Hisoka tells Gon he will kill him when the time is right, until then he will protect him. He punches him in the face and tells that he can return the badges only after he can return the punch.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Sightseeing × Landmark × Killua's House
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #2 - Sightseeing × Landmark × Killua's House

    Season 1 Episode 32 - Aired 2000-06-17

    Gon, Leorio and Kurapika take a train towards Killua's home on Kukuroo Mountain. The last leg of the trip is spent on a tour bus that takes them to the Door to Hades, a giant gate that hides the path to the estate. A beast named Mike waits behind the gate, so Gon asks the security guard, Zebro to call Killua and have him open it from the inside.

    Director: Shunji Yoshida

    Writer: Nobuaki Kishima

  • Training × Hound × Exhausted
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #3 - Training × Hound × Exhausted

    Season 1 Episode 33 - Aired 2000-07-01

    Gon, Leorio and Kurapika stay in the Zoldyck family's servants' quarters at the security guards behest. Zebro lets them in through the Testing Gate (weighing tons), and Gon feels he should have been able to let himself in. While they stay there, the guard trains them with weighted brooms, water buckets, slippers, cups and whatnot. They end up extremely strong. After 20 days they are able to open the gate themselves, and they start walking through the grounds towards the house. Gon and Kurapika can push the first gate of 2 tons open, and Leorio is strong enough for the second gate.

    Director: Masahiro Hosoda

    Writer: Ryota Yamaguchi

  • Skateboard × Apprentice × Honesty
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #4 - Skateboard × Apprentice × Honesty

    Season 1 Episode 34 - Aired 2000-07-15

    The group meets a butlers' apprentice while walking closer to their target. She has Killua's skateboard, and refuses to let them pass. Repeatedly Gon walks over a line she drew, and each time she sends him flying with her mace. Eventually, she explains that she is Canary, a servant of Killua. Canary tells her Killua gave the skateboard to her because they're friends, so she should let Killua's other friends pass. She lets them pass, but is immediately hit by an unknown projectile.

    Director: Yoshinari Suzuki

    Writer: Masashi Sogo

  • Killua × Punishment × Family Meeting
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #5 - Killua × Punishment × Family Meeting

    Season 1 Episode 35 - Aired 2000-07-22

    Killua's mother Kikyo and brother Kalluto knock Canary out. They tell Gon that Killua doesn't have time to see them and they should leave. When Canary wakes up, she and Gon's group head to the house of security guards. Meanwhile, Killua has a talk with his father Silva, who makes Killua promise to never betray his friends. He then lets Killua leave to find Gon. Later, Silva tells Kikyo that Killua will be back because he's his father's son.

    Director: Yoshimitsu Tsuda

    Writer: Yoshiyuki Suga

  • Coin Toss × Reunion × Change of Clothes
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #6 - Coin Toss × Reunion × Change of Clothes

    Season 1 Episode 36 - Aired 2000-08-08

    Canary and Gon's group arrive at the Butlers' Quarters and are greeted by Gotoh, Zoldyck family manager. He plays a game with the group, with seemingly deadly stakes. It turns out this was just to entertain them until Killua arrives. He does, and they all leave. At the airport, the group splits up but they all agree to meet in six months in Yorknew City.

    Director: Yukihiro Matsushita

    Writer: Nobuaki Kishima

  • Heaven × Fight × Training
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #7 - Heaven × Fight × Training

    Season 1 Episode 37 - Aired 2000-08-19

    Gon and Killua decide to fight professionally in order to train and make money. They go to the 251-story Heavens Arena, where every 10 floor increase represents more difficult opponents. Gon's power has increased dramatically from training on Zoldyck grounds, and he sends his opponent flying. Killua faces Zushi, another child who is competing, and Killua senses he can use a technique similar to Illumi's. Killua vows to meet Zushi on the top floor to learn more.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Nen × Nen × Nen?
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #8 - Nen × Nen × Nen?

    Season 1 Episode 38 - Aired 2000-09-09

    Killua and Gon learn about Nen from Wing, Zushi's teacher. Nen involves using your body's aura while fighting. On their way to register for the fights on the 200th floor, they're stopped by Hisoka. He doesn't think they're ready to fight at a high level. He uses his Nen to block them, and they have 3 hours to learn enough Nen to get past him, or Killua can never fight in Heavens Arena again.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Secret Trick × Register × The Battle Begins
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #9 - Secret Trick × Register × The Battle Begins

    Season 1 Episode 39 - Aired 2000-09-16

    Gon and Killua are able to make it past Hisoka's Ren and enter the fights on the 200th floor of Heavens Arena. Gon immediately wants to test his new powers and fights against a man who uses his Nen and toy tops as weapons. He initially beats up Gon, but Gon learns to use his Zetsu to sense the tops and avoid them.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Two Months × Break × Just In Case
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #10 - Two Months × Break × Just In Case

    Season 1 Episode 40 - Aired 2000-09-23

    Gon is finally healed as he and Killua continue working on their Nen. Kurapika is shown looking for work, and being turned down. The girl who would hire him tells him if he can't see something invisible in the room, then he's not ready for a job. Leorio is shown studying medicine and looking at a picture of him and the other examinees. Hisoka begins a match with Kastro.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Bungee × Punch × One Round Battle
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #11 - Bungee × Punch × One Round Battle

    Season 1 Episode 41 - Aired 2000-09-30

    Gon and Killua learn their types of Hatsu; Gon is an Enhancer and Killua is a Transmuter. Gon fights Hisoka, and while over-matched, gets a punch in and gives back the number badge that Hisoka gave him during the exam. After that, Hisoka fights with his full power.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Hisoka's Love × Showdown × Gon's Resolve
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #12 - Hisoka's Love × Showdown × Gon's Resolve

    Season 1 Episode 42 - Aired 2000-10-21

    Gon and Hisoka continue their fight. Hisoka has attached his "Bungee Gum" to Gon's face and can pull him in to punch him. The referee awards points fast, leading to the quick win for Hisoka. At the end Hisoka is shown to have some connection with the Phantom Troupe; he has a spider tattoo on his back that he can remove. Machi tells them her boss won't be pleased if he doesn't make it to the Phantom Troupe meeting.

    Director: Yukihiro Matsushita

    Writer: N/A

  • Talent × Agony × Killer Instinct
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #13 - Talent × Agony × Killer Instinct

    Season 1 Episode 43 - Aired 2000-10-28

    After Gon's match, Killua decides that he will compete as well, eager to test his own strength. Gido, Sadaro, and Riehlvelt kidnap Zushi to bribe Killua into forfeiting his matches with the three of them, so they can get easy wins. However, Killua makes sure that they will fight honestly and don't cheat. Sadaro withdraws due to his fear of Killua, who he says, "lived in the darkest corners of the world."

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Small Fry × Clean Up × Exam Over!?
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #14 - Small Fry × Clean Up × Exam Over!?

    Season 1 Episode 44 - Aired 2000-11-04

    Gon and Killua master their Nen abilities and show them in perfection against matches with the other two guys that Killua talked to. Wing talks with them and tells Gon that he has passed the Hunter's Exam. Lastly, Gon and Killua venture out to Whale Island.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Limitation × Vow × Chain of Judgment
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #15 - Limitation × Vow × Chain of Judgment

    Season 1 Episode 45 - Aired 2000-11-11

    Kurapika's flashbacks with his master are seen here. The flashbacks tell how Kurapika passed his hidden Hunter exam and got his chains, what Nen type he has, and how he's changed. After he got his first job, Kurapika gets on the train where he meets someone that might become a future ally.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • I'm Home × Welcome Back × I'm Killua
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #16 - I'm Home × Welcome Back × I'm Killua

    Season 1 Episode 46 - Aired 2000-11-18

    Gon and Killua take a ship to get to Whale Island where Gon grew up. Killua is surprised that there is no bus and they have to walk, and that the house is really small. Mito, Gon's aunt, welcomes them and asks about the exam. When they go camping in the forest, they hear a shot and come running, seeing a bunch of poachers attacking the fox-bear and his cub. Easily beating them, they take the cub home. Gon wants to save him, but Killua insists on stopping his sufferings by killing him. Finally, they heal him with their Nen.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Dad × Top Secret × Confession
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #17 - Dad × Top Secret × Confession

    Season 1 Episode 47 - Aired 2000-11-25

    Gon and Killua try to repair an antenna and a computer to set up Internet. Mito tells Gon all she can about his father Ging and hands over a mysterious box Ging left. Gon manages to open the box with his Nen and finds a ring, a tape and some piece of electronic equipment there. He and Killua listen to the tape where Ging introduces himself and welcomes his son to find him if he can.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Kurapika × Black Eyes × First Job
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #18 - Kurapika × Black Eyes × First Job

    Season 1 Episode 48 - Aired 2000-12-02

    Kurapika together with five other hunters comes for a job interview. They are given preliminary orders and tested by being attacked by a number of fighters in black. Kurapika quickly understands that it is actually a Nen-based ability of one of the imposters, and counter-attacks him directly. Gon stops his father's tape when Ging tells he recorded a voice of his mother. The tape then destroys itself. Killua explains that the ROM card they found in Ging's box is meant for Joystation video game console.

    Director: Yukihiro Matsushita

    Writer: N/A

  • Heart Tone × Kurapika × Dowsing
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #19 - Heart Tone × Kurapika × Dowsing

    Season 1 Episode 49 - Aired 2000-12-09

    Gon and Killua order a Joystation and see that the card they have contains data for Greed Island game that cannot be found on Internet. Killua calls his brother who is a devoted gamer, but even he doesn't have that one (however, he provides some information in exchange for the data from Gon's ROM card). Back to Kurapika, they manage to identify two spies: Shachmono Tocino and Squala, who already work for the same boss and were asked to test the four rookies.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Killua × Big Fortune × Hunter's Tavern
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #20 - Killua × Big Fortune × Hunter's Tavern

    Season 1 Episode 50 - Aired 2000-12-16

    Gon and Killua leave Mito and her mother to go to Yorknew. They got even more information about Greed Island from a website available only for hunters. They need a lot of money to buy it, even millions they earned at Heavens Arena are not enough. They try to earn more by getting bargains on-line, but fail miserably, cutting their funds to 10 million jenny. Milluki, Killua's brother, could not decode the game from the card data and goes to Yorknew to buy it too. Hisoka is also showing flying there. After all tests Kurapika got his job and is introduced to his boss who turns out to be a teenager named Neon Nostrade.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Spider × Yorknew × Assemble
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #21 - Spider × Yorknew × Assemble

    Season 1 Episode 51 - Aired 2000-12-23

    Neon with all her bodyguards arrives at Yorknew. Her Nen ability is shown: Lovely Ghost Writer that predicts the future. Four members of the Phantom Troupe are shown walking to Yorknew: Feitan, Machi, Franklin, and Nobunaga. The last two are having a quarrel. Gon wants to buy a mobile phone and is unexpectedly helped by an old friend, Leorio. Later he also helps to raise funds by allowing people to pay for arm wrestling with Gon who easily beats everyone and has some trouble defeating Shizuku.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Underground Auction × Annihilation × Machinegun
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #22 - Underground Auction × Annihilation × Machinegun

    Season 1 Episode 52 - Aired 2001-01-13

    Chrollo Lucilfer, the boss of the Phantom Troupe, gives them orders to go to the underground auction and kill everyone there, and they proceed. Franklin uses a machine gun hidden in his fingers to fire Nen bullets, and Shizuku cleans up so that no traces of the massacre are left visible. Melody and Kurapika are talking more openly to each other while waiting on the roof. The mafia community sends the group of its best fighters called Shadow Beasts to deal with the Phantom Troupe.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Phantom Troupe × The Shadow Beasts × Community
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #23 - Phantom Troupe × The Shadow Beasts × Community

    Season 1 Episode 53 - Aired 2001-01-20

    Mafia people attack the Phantom Troupe, but in vain: they are not Nen users, and Uvogin is able to catch a bullet with his teeth and withstand a point blank shot from a bazooka. Four members of the Shadow Beasts arrive, they are noticeably stronger than Kurapika companions, but even they are defeated by just one Phantom Troupe member.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Hisoka × Alliance × Spider Hunting
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #24 - Hisoka × Alliance × Spider Hunting

    Season 1 Episode 54 - Aired 2001-01-27

    Kurapika captures Uvogin with his chains and they quickly run away. Leaving him in hands of Dalzollene, the leader of Neon's bodyguards, Kurapika leaves to meet with Hisoka who promises to give some information on other members of the Phantom Troupe. Dalzollene asks people from mafia community to come to pick up, but instead Phantom Troupe members arrive, killing him and freeing Uvogin. Leorio shows Gon and Killua his Ten and it turns out to be the only Nen technique he is aware of.

    Director: Yukihiro Matsushita

    Writer: N/A

  • Uvo × Kurapika × Melody of Determination
    8.6/10 5 votes

    #25 - Uvo × Kurapika × Melody of Determination

    Season 1 Episode 55 - Aired 2001-02-03

    Kurapika contacts his boss (Neon's father) and is told that he should be in charge after Dalzollene's death. Raging Uvogin searches for "the chain guy", and finds him alone with Neon and the others moved to another room. They decide to go out of the city to be able to fight with full strength. Leorio gets Gon's strength so popular with arm wrestling contest that they are invited to an underground auction where everyone is given pictures of the Phantom Troupe with a bounty of 2 billion jenny on each head.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A