Once the new anime for Hunter X Hunter was announced I became more curious about it and decided to read the manga. It did take me a while to read (well catch up to the current chapters) but it definitely is one fantastic manga with some seriously great writing. It starts off very strong with one of the most entertaining arcs in the series – the Hunter Exam, and builds strongly from there. You rapidly become aware that Yoshihiro Togashi is extremely talented, the way he develops the story and incorporates the many elements he has within the arcs makes Hunter X Hunter very entertaining and a pleasure to read. Things aren’t so simple that you can guess what will happen next, and though it is a shounen manga (so obviously there is a level of predictability expected), you are left continually on the edge of your seat intensely curious as to what is going to happen next.