The manga adaption based on the popular {{RPG}} VideoGame/MonsterHunter.

[[ThemeNaming Shiki]] [[TheHero Ryuuhou]] is a Forbidden Hunter who is in search of Miogaruna, the forbidden dragon of light, following the death of his master, Gurelli, several years ago. He is accompanied on this journey by [[{{Tsundere}} Irie]], Gurelli's experienced hunter of a daughter, and [[NiceGirl Sakuya]], the daughter of a famous Equipment Technician. Not far behind is [[RivalTurnedEvil Kuron]], a powerful hunter who has his eyes set on Irie and decides to become a Forbidden Hunter in order to destroy Shiki for taking Irie away.

Mangaka: Hiro Mashima, who also wrote ''Manga/RaveMaster'', ''Manga/MonsterSoul'' and ''Manga/FairyTail''.

!!This manga provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: Irie and Sakuya.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: At the end of the story, they're seen going off on a quest with new armor and their weapons upgraded.
* BlowYouAway: It's what make Miogaruna so godly in this story. While there are monsters in the original series that use the air as part of their attacks or abilities in some form or other, Miogaruna is the only one capable of ''weaponizing'' it. Consider that this is a world where Wind is ''not'' part of the ElementalRockPaperScissors circle, and is thus universally powerful (no resistances = full-on damage all the time).
** Also why Shiki's dual swords are always the most powerful weapons on display, since they're made with scales shed from Miogaruna.
** The reason Gurelli takes Shiki under his wing is because of his ablity to see wind patterns, which he observed when [[spoiler:Shiki literally rides the wind up to a monster just to tell it that someday he will hunt it down.]]
* BrokenBird: Irie, and her whole anger about anything concerning TrueCompanions. [[spoiler: A flashback reveals her story with a previous party, whose members, three nameless guys, she considered as such, and how they basically traumatized her about trusting anyone but herself.]]
* BoyMeetsGirl: More like Boy Meets Girl Who Tells Boy To Get Off Of Her Seat.
* CallingYourAttacks
* CelibateHero: From the looks of it, Irie.
* ChasteHero: Shiki.
* CurbstompBattle: EVERY. SINGLE. BATTLE.
* {{Expy}}: Shiki looks like [[Manga/FairyTail Gray]], but acts like [[Manga/FairyTail Natsu]].
** Irie looks like a tomboyish [[Manga/FairyTail Lucy]], and Kuron looks like [[Manga/RaveMaster Seig Hart]] or an older [[Manga/FairyTail Leon]].
* FanService
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Shiki - '''[[color:maroon:sanguine]]''', [[spoiler:Kuron]] - '''[[color:orange:choleric]]''', Sakuya - '''[[color:black:melancholic]]''', Irie - '''[[color:green:phlegmatic]]'''.
* HopelessSuitor: Kuron for Irie.
* GirlishPigtails: Irie. The ribbons quite possibly double as [[UnusualEars nekomimi]], at least, according to Shiki.
* GratuitousFrench: ''"Orage"'' is French for "storm".
* IWorkAlone: Irie initially. See ''Broken Bird''
* LoveTriangle: Kuron think he has this with Shiki and Irie. He couldn't be more wrong.
* MeaningfulName: Like all of Mashima's heroes who are named after a season, Shiki is no exception - his name means "four seasons."
* ParentalAbandonment: Shiki is an orphan, Irie lost her father, and Sakuya's father went missing [[spoiler: (They find his body later though)]] and her mother died.
* ThePowerOfFriendship
* PowerTrio: Shiki (Id), Irie (Ego), and Sakuya (Superego).
* TheRival: Kuron sees Shiki as a love rival for Irie, though it is both a one-sided rivalry ''and'' a one-sided love.
* RivalsTeamUp:[[spoiler: Kuron joins Shiki, Irie, and Sakuya in defeating the Girkuza. He seems to only team up with Shiki simply for Irie's sake when she tells him to believe in Shiki because he's her {{True Companion|s}}. Though by the end of the series he seems to have loosened up and joined their party full time.]]
* ShipTease: [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Shiki/Irie]], [[DoggedNiceGuy Kuron/Irie]], [[BirdsOfAFeather Shiki/Sakuya]]... Even [[PairTheSpares Kuron/Sakuya]]. Yeah, pretty much any time anybody gets screen time with someone else. It's probably because there is no OfficialCouple in the series.
* {{Shounen}}
* ShrinkingViolet: Sakuya.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Kuron or Kowloon?
* TrueCompanions: invoked, deconstructed, rebuilt and played beautifully straight. In that order.
* {{Tsundere}}: Irie.