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Meteor City

Meteor City

Meteor City (流星街 Ryūseigai) is a city for outcasts in Hunter x Hunter, about the same size as the Republic of Labe (approx. the total area of Tokyo and Saitama Prefecture). Previously it was a place that dictators used to carry out their racial segregation policies, but now it is a huge abandoned area which does not belong to any country. For more than 1,500 years it has been used as a landfill[1]. According to rumors, the city is the most ethnically diverse place in the world with a population of around 8 million to 10 million, who scavenge the garbage dumped into the city for a living[1][2].

Meteor City is where anything can be gotten rid of, from weapons to corpses and newborn babies. No information about the people from this city appears in any official records, including even the world's demographic database[3], therefore the Mafia Community has been employing its inhabitants for criminal activities. The people here have a strong tie to each other and extreme ways of thinking about reciprocity and justice. Because they accept anything that the the rest of the world throw away, they do not allow anything to be taken back from them. 7 years prior to the beginning of the main story, in order to avenge a mere tramp who was wrongly sentenced for murder, 31 people from the city committed suicide bombing to kill the 31 inspectors, judges, jurors, police officers and witnesses involved in the false accusation against the tramp[4].

Notable inhabitants

  • According to the guidebook to the 1999 anime titled Hunter x Hunter Characters Book: World x Character x Blessing (Hunter x Hunter キャラクターズブック World x Character x Blessing), Gotoh and Canary are from this city.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Vol 11, p.173
  2. Vol 12, p.22
  3. Vol 11, p.167
  4. Vol 11, p.174
  5. 2004 Databook, p.133
  6. 2004 Databook, p.141

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