"Gon is mine... and when the fruit is ripe, I'll pluck it ♥"

— Hisoka, to Illumi

Ging Freecss (ジン゠フリークス, Jin Furīkusu) is the 38th chapter of the Hunter × Hunter manga, written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi.


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The newly inducted Hunters go their separate ways. Hisoka questions Illumi for providing Gon with the location of the Zoldyck mansion. Illumi responds that it doesn't really matter for Gon will realize the difference between his world and theirs when he gets there. Hisoka tells Illumi never to touch Gon for he is his and that he will "pluck" Gon when he is ripe.

Meanwhile, Gon, Kurapika, and Leorio are stopped by Hanzo on their way out. Hanzo hands them his card and tells them to come to visit him sometime. Pokkle comes by and apologizes to Kurapika. He tells them that he plans on becoming a Hunter of Fantastic Beasts and will search for scientifically undocumented animals. They then all exchange "home codes," email-like addresses, which then leads into a discussion about the internet. Kurapika explains that with their Hunter Licenses, they are able to surf the web for free.

After saying goodbye to Pokkle, Gon asks Satotz about the Hunter License he received from Kite. Satotz explains that it was a Double-Star license awarded to none other than Gon's father, Ging. He continues by telling Gon that Ging took the 267th Hunter Exam and was the only person to pass. Gon tries to get more information out of him, but Satotz is only able to say that Ging excavated the Lurka Ruins and is a man of mystery otherwise. To lighten Gon's hopes, Satotz tells Gon that searching for Ging online might yield some results he was hoping for. As the gang finally is on their way, Satotz mentions to Menchi that the exam is "not quite done."

Using their Hunter Licenses, Gon, Kurapika, and Leorio get online to find information on Kukuroo Mountain. They find that it is in the Republic of Padokea in the Dentora region and it will take them three days by airship to get there. They decide to leave immediately, but before leaving, Gon asks Kurapika to search for Ging while they're online. When they click on his name, a pop-up reading "designated top secret" flashes on their screen. Kurapika explains that for Gon's father to have such a designation he would need "the authority of a national executive and a vast personal fortune."

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