Hunter X Hunter had an anime remake that ended with the Chimera arc may be in a long hiatus now. But as the popularity of the franchise remains, so are fans interest that’s keen in bringing its anime characters back to life. Albeit unofficially and reminiscent only of their costumes.
But where else could this be than in the Switch’s massive hit sim title, Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Previously, we have seen other anime IPs, like Naruto, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures, etc., having their character costumes appear in-game. It’s no longer surprising to see another joining the roster with Hunter X Hunter.
A Brief Summary
To the uninitiated, Hunter X Hunter is derived from a manga created by Yoshihiro Togashi. The same person who brought the super popular shounen manga/anime, Yu Yu Hakusho.
The story revolves around a boy named Gon Freecss who ventured the unknown to follow the footstep of a renowned hunter parent. Along the way, Gon meets friends and future fellow hunters Kurapika, Killua, and Leorio whom he shares struggles with.
Having to relive the anime through their costumes in Animal Crossing will not necessarily make an authentic experience. But it is definitely a unique and priceless experience to recreate the characters from the ever-popular anime.
Fans who have seen Hunter X Hunter would easily identify Hisoka as the jester who doesn’t take things seriously. More than a ploy, but a distinct character, the interest with this character is accentuated by his unbridled allegiance to any party.
— Mayasato (@Mayasato4) April 5, 2020
Love him or hate him, you’ve got to give props to Hisoka’s mustered power which he had shown in the anime.
- Hisoka: MO-CHVR-H7B9-F2GG
Kurapika is definitely one of the anime’s most interesting characters. With a penchant for vengeance that led to a story arc that’s very interesting on its own, Kurapika is undoubtedly a driving force.
— zhuzhi-lang apologist (@strawhatpudding) April 17, 2020
- Kurapika: MO-Y9QM-TB0V-B5X4
Born from a family of assassins, Killua already has the prowess of a battler since the start of the anime. But Killua is no killer, such that he chose to run away from the family who is never a stranger to shedding blood.
— Kytes Quartz Universe ????????????️???????? (@kidkytes) May 16, 2020
Killua is a great kid, much to becoming Gon’s best friend throughout the series.
- Killua: MO-7693-6C6S-676S
Donning a mostly green jacket, Gon Freecss easily depicts his love for adventure. However, there’s no doubt that this character is beloved by many for his rather unrealistic, but strong personality.
- Gon: MO-X622-92M3-FJ2D
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