>>173317710>wants to write something non-shonen
It has power ups like shonen
It has character designs that range from realistic human (very rarely, YYH did this more on occasion) to stylized shonen characters (generally speaking)
It's a complex thriller arc where tension is more important than fighting but that does not make it non-shonen. Death Note is suspenceful and that is not shonen.
Doubt was a gritty mystery manga with a lot of shock driven deaths but that was a shonen in Shounen Gangan magazine (the one where Soul Eater and Fullmetal Alchemist are published in)
Every time someone from here calls Hunter x Hunter something like "not your average shonen" or "very unshonen like" or a "deconstruction" I try so hard not to reply to these pretentious arguments. While Hunter x Hunter is an exeptional manga that is extremely character driven and whose character actions are really detail oriented as well as motivation with a complex power system, it's still shonen like generally speaking. Only because it covers some real life themes that modern shonen dont usually cover doesnt make it not shonen like.
Also, read or watch Level E. You'd be surprised hearing that it is not in a seinen magazine.