Hunter x Hunter is a Japanese manga series, later adapted into an anime as well. Illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi and first published back in 1998, Hunter x Hunter is a captivating story that follows the life of Gon Freecss, a boy who finds out that his father is alive, even though he was told otherwise. Motivated by this, Gon ventures into the world to find his father, a world-famous Hunter, an occupation for those who hunt and find rare things such as unusual and yet undiscovered animal species, treasure, enclaves where no one has been before, or even hunting criminals.
Hunter x Hunter Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
When you hear the name Mike you may automatically think of Mike Hannigan from Friends, or maybe even Mike Tyson, but a dog surely won’t come to mind first. Let’s change that! If you are a Hunter x Hunter fan, you know that the show features a plethora of characters and that it is unique because it actually develops everyone’s storyline if even a little bit, so the audience can connect with the protagonists and supporting characters. One of those is Mike, a big hound with purple fur. That sure is the first one!
Mike is absolutely enormous. His Tyrian purple fur in the anime version is unique and goes perfectly with his pink tongue. In the manga series, however, Mike is white with a blue tongue. All in all a colorful doggo! With his long legs, pointy ears, shaggy fur, and a very long and bushy tail, Mike can seem a bit unkempt, but that is all a part of his charm.
Apart from his dashing good looks, Mike’s personality is what makes him stick out. He is, above all, a hound, and he has gone through a very strict training process which made him into a professional he is today. He can remember and trace the scent and image of a stranger after seeing and sniffing them only once! He has a bit of a harsh personality as well, as he is quite emotionless and has an almost military demeanor, very cold and machine-like. He is so serious that even Gon feels uneasy around him, as he is not similar to any animal Gon has seen before in his life. Mike can also be described as a lone wolf, one who acts in accordance with his wishes and only listens to the members of the Zoldyck family, and no one else.
He is, however, very loyal. Over ten years ago, a Zoldyck told Mike to kill all intruders, a command which he still follows! It is considered that his appearance draws inspiration from the Borzoi breed, also known as a Russian Wolfhound. This fascinating character is one of the rare animals in the Hunter x Hunter universe that is shown to have such immense power, and he is definitely a force to be reckoned with. He is seemingly impossible to beat as he is strong as incredibly intelligent.
Hunter x Hunter Inspired Dog Name Considerations
If you are a Hunter x Hunter fan, you already know that the anime and the manga have a myriad of colorful characters, all of who can be an inspiration for the name for your new lovely doggo. You can start with the obvious choice and name them Mike, after the big scary hound inspired by the Borzoi. A fantastic choice is the main character Gon Freecss, a Rookie Hunter, son of Ging who looks to find his father, whose name can be your doggo’s new moniker. Just don’t let people confuse it with the word gong (although that won’t be too horrible either)!
If you are looking for a cute name for your lovely princess, you can opt for Cocco, after Cocco, a commentator for the Heaven’s Arena, or Melody, after a Music Hunter and one of the bodyguards of Neon Nostrade for a pupper who just can’t stop singing. Biscuit Krueger and Cutie Beauty are fabulous names and also some of the most prominent characters of the show, and surely no one can deny how adorable and unique they sound.
In any case, whichever character you choose as inspiration, one thing is certain – you finally have an excuse to re-watch or watch for the first time one of the best anime shows ever!