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Yorknew City (ヨークシンシティ, Yōkushin Shiti) is a sprawling metropolis of the United States of Saherta, on the Yorbian Continent.

Overview

Hunter X Hunter World Map

Yorknew City's location on the world map

The city annually holds various auctions from the 1st to the 10th of September, including the world's largest auction: the Southernpiece Auction,[1][2] in which the world's rarest and most valuable artifacts are accumulated in one place.

Aside from thousands of lawful auction houses, the city is also famous for its black market auctions which mostly deal with illegal goods. The Mafia Community's Underground Auction takes place here every year, in the Cemetery Building.[3]

During the ten days of the auctions, tens of trillions of Jenny are exchanged in the official auctions alone. Yorknew's auctions are where one's dreams can come true-an item bought for Jenny Symbol 201110 thousand can be sold for Jenny Symbol 2011100 million the next day.[1]

According to Light Nostrade, the city's election and authority are mostly bribed and controlled by the Mafia Community. As a result, all enforcement forces in the city ranging from police to SWAT are literally dirty cops and Mafia henchmen in which the Mafia can order them to create blockage across the city during the Phantom Troupe's rampage.[4]

Locations

York New City Map

The characters' locations on Yorknew's map

In Yorknew City, there are:

Plot

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Heavens Arena arc

Yorknew City arc

Greed Island arc

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Chimera Ant arc

Trivia

  • Yorknew City's original Japanese name is an amalgamation of the latter half of the word "New York" and the Japanese word for "new," shin (新). The Japanese pronunciation of the city is also very similar to "Auction City".

Anime and Manga Differences

Intertextuality and References

  • Yorknew-Paris comparison
  • Yorknew-Barcelona comparison
  • The Yorknew City map on which Kurapika uses his Dowsing Chain Nen ability to find Neon Nostrade's whereabouts[4] is actually a map of Paris. A reference being the white rectangle with "Marsfeld", Champ de Mars in German, written inside and the indication of the river's name near by, Seine River; among other less distinguishable names.
  • One of the street maps of Yorknew City[7] is similar to that of Barcelona.

Translations around the World

Language Name
The Arab world Flag Arabic مدينة يوركشين (Madinat Yurkishin)
Brazil Flag Brazilian Portuguese York Shin
France Flag French York Shin City
Russia Flag Russian Йоркшин (Yorkshin)
Spain Flag Spanish Ciudad Yorkshin

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 71
  2. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 10, Chapter 85
  3. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 72
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 95
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 15, Chapter 151
  6. Hunter × Hunter - Episode 51 (1999)
  7. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 111
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