Considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of anime and manga, Hunter x Hunter is a tale that bewitches the reader from the very beginning. Be it the attention to detail in the animation and plot, the ensemble of characters whose depth and development humanize the fiction, or the delicately balanced combination of genres – comedy, suspense, drama – … its author, Yoshihiro Togashi, not only created a thrilling and exotic world full of mystery and adventure, but also succeeded in assembling an active community of fans. So much so that its followers have created art, fan fiction and theories of all kinds about Gon, Hisoka, Kurapika, Killua and the other characters. They even get together at conventions and events to share their passion for Hunter x Hunter, which demonstrates the huge imprint that this series has made on popular culture.
But the impact of Hunter x Hunter goes far beyond the tankōbon pages, television screens and antics of its fans. Indeed, it has inspired the creation of all kinds of products and merchandise that enthuse collectors from all over the world. And what would this great anime boom be without Hunter x Hunter soft toys?