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List of Hunter × Hunter OVA episodes

Hunter × Hunter is an original video animation (OVA) series in the Hunter × Hunter media franchise. The story focuses on a young boy named Gon Freecss, who one day discovers that the father he had always been told was dead is in fact alive and well. He learns that his father, Ging, is a legendary "Hunter", an individual who has proven themself an elite member of humanity. Despite the fact that Ging left his son with his relatives in order to pursue his own dreams, Gon becomes determined to follow in his father's footsteps, pass the rigorous "Hunter Examination", and eventually find his father to become a Hunter in his own right.

Beginning in 1999, Nippon Animation produced a 62-episode anime television series based on Hunter × Hunter. Due to Hunter × Hunter fans' unsatisfied reactions to the conclusion of the adaptation in 2001, three subsequent original video animations (OVAs) produced by Nippon Animation have carried the story from where the broadcast left off.[1][2] The first OVA series was directed by Satoshi Saga and released in eight episodes among four volumes from January 17 to April 17, 2002.[3] The second OVA series, Hunter × Hunter: Greed Island, was directed Yukihiro Matsushita and was released in among eight episodes among four volumes from February 19 to May 21, 2003.[4] The third OVA series, Hunter × Hunter: G.I. Final, was directed by Makoto Sato and was released in 14 episodes among seven volumes from March 3 to August 18, 2004.[5] None of the OVAs have been released officially in English.

The background music for all three OVAs was composed by Toshihiko Sahashi. The first OVA series features the opening theme "Pale Ale" and the closing theme "Carry On", both by Kenichi Kurosawa. Hunter × Hunter: Greed Island features the opening theme "Pray" by Wish* and the closing theme "Popcorn" by Mikuni Shimokawa. Hunter × Hunter: G.I. Final features the opening theme "Believe in Tomorrow" and the closing theme "Moshimo Kono Sekai de Kimi to Boku ga Deaenakattara" (もしもこの世界で君と僕が出会えなかったら, lit. "If I Had Not Met You In This World"), both by Sunflower's Garden.



Hunter × Hunter OVA - Series 1: Genei RyodanEdit

# Title Original release date
63"Spider × Corpse × Fake"
Transcription: "Kumo × Shitai × Feiku" (Japanese: 蜘蛛×死体×フェイク[3])
January 17, 2002 (2002-01-17)
Kurapika, Gon, Killua and Leorio find out that the Spiders are still alive and that the bodies were fake. The mafia has given up on chasing the Spiders, but Gon and Killua decide to continue to help Kurapika.
64"Friends × Costumes × Hell's Ear"
Transcription: "Nakama × Hensō × Jigoku Mimi" (Japanese: 仲間×変装×地獄耳[3])
January 17, 2002 (2002-01-17)
Kurapika's team set out to find the Phantom Troupe. The Troupe decides to stay and find the chain-user after sensing the location of the nen-copied scarlet eyes.
65"Pursuit × Escape × Spiders on the Run"
Transcription: "Tsuiseki × Tōbō × Hashiridashita Kumo" (Japanese: 追跡×逃亡×走り出した蜘蛛[3])
February 20, 2002 (2002-02-20)
A double chase ensues when the Troupe notice Gon and Kurapika following from behind while they chase after the nen-copy of the scarlet eyes. Three of the Spiders confront Gon and Kurapika who are hiding in the shadows.
66"Hostages × Insignificant Bugs × Communicated Emotions"
Transcription: "Hitojichi × Mushikera × Tsutawatta Omoi" (Japanese: 人質×虫けら×伝わった思い[3])
February 20, 2002 (2002-02-20)
Killua swaps with Kurapika just in time, Gon and Killua are captured by the Phantom Troupe. The Spiders kill Squala and take his memories of Kurapika. Meanwhile, Gon's group ends up at the hotel where Leorio and Melody have set up a plan.
67"Report × Darkness × Released Chain"
Transcription: "Jihō × Kurayami × Hanatareta Kusari" (Japanese: 時報×暗闇×放たれた鎖[3])
March 20, 2002 (2002-03-20)
Gon and Killua unsuccessfully attempted an escape. The boss of the Troupe, Chrollo Lucilfer is captured by Kurapika.
68"Dispute × Break-up × Swinging Fist"
Transcription: "Chōhatsu × Bunretsu × Furiageta Kobushi" (Japanese: 挑発×分裂×振り上げた拳[3])
March 20, 2002 (2002-03-20)
Kurapika has captured the leader of the Phantom Troupe, Chrollo Lucilfer. Negotiations are made to exchange him for Killua and Gon.
69"Exchange × Revenge × Judgment Chain"
Transcription: "Kōshō × Fukushū × Rissuru Kusari" (Japanese: 交渉×復讐×律する鎖[3])
April 17, 2002 (2002-04-17)
The exchange is made and the prophecy is fulfilled for Hisoka.
70"Feelings × Hopelessness × The Spider's Downfall"
Transcription: "Omoi × Dannen × Hikisakareta Kumo" (Japanese: 想い×断念×引き裂かれたクモ[3])
April 17, 2002 (2002-04-17)
Since Chrollo's Nen ability was constricted, Hisoka lost interest in the battle with him and revealed that the tattoo of his spider status was fake. Pakunoda transfers her memories to six Troupe members and as a result dies for not obeying the chain's rules.

Hunter × Hunter OVA - Series 2: Greed IslandEdit

# Title Original release date
71"Auction × Plan × 80 Percent"
Transcription: "Kyōbai × Sakusen × 80 Pāsento" (Japanese: 競売×作戦×80パーセント[4])
February 5, 2003 (2003-02-05)
Kurapika contracts a fever while Killua and Gon attend the Southernpiece Auction.
72"Electricity × Aura × Ultimate Technique"
Transcription: "Denki × Ōra × Hissatsuwaza" (Japanese: 電気×オーラ×必殺技[4])
February 5, 2003 (2003-02-05)
Killua and Gon train individually to develop special techniques in order to prove themselves strong enough to play Greed Island. Killua develops an electricity based Hatsu while Gon develops power combining all the basic Nen abilities to create a Hatsu.
73"Ren × Tests × Everyone's Journey"
Transcription: "Ren × Shiren × Sorezore no Ippo" (Japanese: 練×試練×それぞれの一歩[4])
March 5, 2003 (2003-03-05)
Gon and Killua take and pass Tsezguerra's exam for entering Greed Island. They part with Leorio and travel to Battela's mansion, where they enter the game.
74"Start × Spell × Town of Prizes"
Transcription: "Sutāto × Jumon × Kenshō no machi" (Japanese: スタート×呪文×懸賞の街[4])
March 5, 2003 (2003-03-05)
During the game's introduction, Gon finally finds out the contents of the memory card Ging left him. Together Killua and Gon take their first steps into Greed Island. Killua and Gon go to the town of Antokiba and get their first cards. During the game, they see a man whom entered Greed Island with them die from a mysterious explosion.
75"Invitation × List × Show Me Rock!"
Transcription: "Kanyū × Risuto × Saisho wa Gū!" (Japanese: 勧誘×リスト×最初はグー![4])
March 19, 2003 (2003-03-19)
Gon and Killua are invited to join a player's alliance but decline and go on their own. They win their first card in a "Rock, Paper, Scissors" competition.
76"Take × Taken × Card Hell"
Transcription: "Toru × Torareru × Kādo Jigoku" (Japanese: 奪る×奪られる×カード地獄[4])
March 19, 2003 (2003-03-19)
Gon and Killua continue playing, but the card they won gets stolen by some more experienced players. Members of the Phantom Troupe start to play the game with their stolen copy.
77"Bandit × Monster × Biscuit"
Transcription: "Sanzoku × Kaibutsu × Bisuketto" (Japanese: 山賊×怪物×ビスケット[4])
April 16, 2003 (2003-04-16)
Gon and Killua head toward the city of Masadora, where spell-cards can be purchased. They meet monsters, bandits, and more. Biscuit Krueger follows them and gets frustrated with their lack of skill.
78"Training × Raw Ore × Scissor Hands"
Transcription: "Shūgyou × Genseki × Shizā Hanzu" (Japanese: 修行×原石×シザーハンズ[4])
April 16, 2003 (2003-04-16)
Gon, Killua and Biscuit are attacked by Binolt, a bounty hunter. The trio subdues Binolt and Biscuit gives him a chance to live, using him to train the boys during a two-week period.

Hunter × Hunter OVA - Series 3: G.I. FinalEdit

# Title Original release date
79"Masadora × Big Strides × Bomb Devil"
Transcription: "Masadora × Yakushin × Bakuhatsu Ma" (Japanese: マサドラ×躍進×爆発魔[5])
February 18, 2004 (2004-02-18)
Gon and Killua learn many abilities from their new teacher, Biscuit Krueger, digging through mountains as training exercises.
80"Without Nen × New Year × Hunter Exam"
Transcription: "Jonen × Shinnen × Hantā Shiken" (Japanese: 除念×新年×ハンター試験[5])
February 18, 2004 (2004-02-18)
Killua exits the game to re-take the hunter exam. He easily becomes a hunter in the first exam by knocking out all the other examinees. Gon still trains his abilities with Biscuit while Gensuru, the Bomber, destroys the player's alliance.
81"An Encounter × Chrollo × The Gold Dust Girl"
Transcription: "Sōgū × Kuroro × Kinpun Shōjo" (Japanese: 遭遇×クロロ×金粉少女[5])
March 3, 2004 (2004-03-03)
Gon and Killua start using their abilities get obtain cards, which they discover is easier due to Biscuit's training program.
82"Contact × Razor × A United Front"
Transcription: "Sesshōku × Reizā × Kyōdōsensen" (Japanese: 接触×レイザー×共同戦線[5])
March 3, 2004 (2004-03-03)
Gon and Killua continue playing and have more than 50 cards (out of the 100 required to win the game). The Bomber and his team have 96 cards while a united front rises to prevent them from winning the game by monopolizing one of the cards they still need.
83"Meeting Again × Hisoka × Sporting Event"
Transcription: "Saikai × Hisoka × Supōtsu Shōbu" (Japanese: 再会×ヒソカ×スポーツ勝負[5])
April 7, 2004 (2004-04-07)
Gon, Killua and Biscuit go with the united team to find information about a card no player has been able to obtain. They find the location of the card, but fail to defeat the game master Razor and his Fifteen Devils in a series of sports related one-on-one contests. Gon, Killua, and Biscuit organize a stronger team to tackle the challenges, which includes Hisoka and Tsezguerra.
84"Lighthouse × 8 People × Game Master"
Transcription: "Tōdai × Hachinin × Gēmu Masutā" (Japanese: 灯台×8人×ゲームマスター[5])
April 7, 2004 (2004-04-07)
After the team is gathered, they easily pass the sport contests, but still must defeat Razor in an 8v8 game of deadly nen-charged dodgeball.
85"Jan × Ken × Rock"
Transcription: "Jan × Ken × Gū" (Japanese: ジャン×ケン×グー[5])
April 28, 2004 (2004-04-28)
Gon uses his new abilities in the dodgeball game. Killua's hands are heavily injured. On Razor's team only he remains, facing Gon, Killua and Hisoka.
86"Unite × Impact × Bungee Gum"
Transcription: "Gōtai × Shōgeki × Banjī Gamu" (Japanese: 合体×衝撃×バンジーガム[5])
April 28, 2004 (2004-04-28)
Gon's team wins and they get the card Razor was guarding. The game master tells Gon about Ging. Hisoka goes his own way.
87"Struggle × Pinch × War Declaration"
Transcription: "Kyōtō × Pinchi × Sensenfukoku" (Japanese: 共闘×ピンチ×宣戦布告[5])
June 2, 2004 (2004-06-02)
A fight against the Bomber is imminent. Gon trains his timing, while Killua and Biscuit form a battle plan.
88"Stakeout × Preparation × Battle Start"
Transcription: "Harikomu × Junbi × Chisen Kaishi" (Japanese: 張り込み×準備×血戦開始[5])
June 2, 2004 (2004-06-02)
Gon has trained a lot and is prepared to fight. Meanwhile, Battera's secret lover has died and the reward for completing the game is canceled. The battle between Gon, Killua, and Biscuit against Gensuru and his comrades begins.
89"Biscuit × Killua × New Special Attack"
Transcription: "Bisuke × Kirua × Shin Hissatsuwaza" (Japanese: ビスケ×キルア×新必殺技[5])
June 30, 2004 (2004-06-30)
Killua and Biscuit win their fights. Gon fights Gensuru.
90"Energy × Gyo × Little Flower"
Transcription: "Kiryoku × Gyō × Hitonigiri no Kayaku (Ritoru Furāwa)" (Japanese: 気力×凝×一握りの火薬[5])
June 30, 2004 (2004-06-30)
Gon is still fighting with Gensuru and loses one hand.
91"Cruelty × Determination × Climax"
Transcription: "Reikoku × Getsui × Saishū Kyokumen (Kuraimakusu)" (Japanese: 冷酷×決意×最終局面[5])
August 18, 2004 (2004-08-18)
Gon wins against Gensuru and takes all his cards. They heal everyone, including Gon's severed hand, and reach a total of 99 cards. An island wide quiz event for the last card is announced.
92"Game × Everything Cleared × Finale"
Transcription: "G.I (Gēmu) × Zen Kuri × Daidanen" (Japanese: G·I×全クリ×大団円[5])
August 18, 2004 (2004-08-18)
Everybody in Greed Island participates in a quiz. Gon scores the highest with 87 correct out of 100 questions, wins card #00, and gets instructions to go to Greed Island Castle. There he meets 2 other game masters who give him his reward, a small binder which can be used to take three Greed Island cards out into the "real" world. With Killua and Biscuit they finish the game and leave Greed Island. Once outside Gon and Killua uses the card Accompany to fly to the player with the codename "Nigg," which Gon believes is an alias of his father, Ging. This episode ends exactly at Chapter 185, page 10-11 of the manga.


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