Monster Hunter is an action role playing game. It was released in the year 2004 in North America and was later taken to the rest of the world.
This game can be used offline by single player. However, most of the features are available online. There has not been any anime by the name of Monster Hunter. It is yet to come. A new version of the game was released in the year 2006 and 2007.
However, a manga series by the name of Monster 2 Hunter Orage was published in May 2008 and became instantly popular.