Chapter 2
An Encounter in the Storm
Kanji 嵐の出会い
Rōmaji Arashi no Deai
Chapter Info
Author(s) Yoshihiro Togashi
Volume Volume #1
Previous Chapter 1
Next Chapter 3
Arc Hunter Exam Arc
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding 2011 episode(s) Episode #1
Corresponding 1999 episode(s) Episode #2
Character debut(s)
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

An Encounter in the Storm (嵐の出会い, Arashi no Deai) is the second chapter of the Hunter x Hunter manga series.


The ship meets with a storm during the night and the next morning almost all applicants are badly affected by seasickness. The Captain thinks they are a bunch of weaklings until he sees Gon, Kurapika and Leorio. Gon tells him that an even more powerful storm is coming in less than 3 hours. All applicants take rescue boats to a nearby island except for the trio. The Captain then asks them their names and the reasons why they want to become Hunters. Gon says he wants to learn about his father's work but Kurapika and Leorio refuse to answer until the Captain reveals himself to be an examiner.

Kurapika then replies that he wants to capture the Phantom Troupe who massacred all the other people in his Kurta clan 4 years ago. Leorio on the other hand says that he only wants to have a lot of money. The 2 have an argument over their causes which they decide to end with a fight out on the deck. Just before the fight can start, a crewman named Katzo is knocked off the deck by a piece of wood broken off from a yard. Luckily he is saved at the last moment thanks to a combined effort of Gon, Kurapika, and Leorio. After that Kurapika and Leorio make up with each other. Pleased by their behavior, the Captain decides to take them to the port closest to the testing site.