Jason Thompson writes:"If you try to explain Hunter X Hunter in one paragraph (a very unwise task), it sounds like other shonen adventures I've read. It's a fantasy manga set in a big sloppy mixup of the Age of Exploration: a little like One Piece, a little like Treasure Hunter, maybe even King of Bandits Jing. (Not that I don't love One Piece—the only reason I haven't written about it yet is because I'm still waiting to see where it goes. Also, it's so LONG, it'd be like writing about the encyclopedia.) Hunter X Hunter is a manga of a tall-tale world, a world of great heroes and great exaggeration."