A series of three film books based on the first anime series and authored by Nobuaki Kishima has been released by Shueisha from December 3rd, 1999 to August 24th, 2001. A guidebook to the 1999 anime series titled Hunter × Hunter Characters Book: World × Character × Blessing was published by Shueisha on January 28th, 2001. A databook to the manga titled Hunter × Hunter: Hunter Association Official Issue: Hunter's Guide; Character & World Official Databook was published by the company on June 4th, 2004.