“Hunter x Hunter” anime have been licensed by Viz Media in an announcement on Friday at New York Comic Con 2015. Read on to find out more.
Media company, Viz Media, is set to release “Hunter x Hunter” anime series on Blu-ray and DVD.
The story, created by Yoshihiro Togashi, had the first premier of its anime version in Japan on 2011 and aired for a total of 148 episodes. This time, the license would be dubbed into English with the same number of shows, Anime News Network reported.
The license confirmed a previous Twitter post by Yonkou Productions (via Crunchy Roll) that Nippon Television International Content Sales Keisuke Miyata went to the U.S. and held talks for the “Hunter x Hunter” anime 2011 license for the American region.
Keisuke Miyata stated the license could not be released in September.
Context: Reason "September" is mentioned is because OP was asking if it'd be available before then…No licensor in the UK though…
— YonkouProductions (@YonkouProd) June 19, 2015
With the Viz Media license, the “Hunter x Hunter” anime series would retell the story of Gon Freecs who aimed to become a Hunter in order to find his father and ask for a reason why his father abandoned him. Gon’s father too was a powerful and well known Hunter.
During the Hunter exams, Gon will meet other examinees such as Leorio Paradinight, Killua Zoldyck, and Kurapika who would became his loyal friends.
While there is already news for the English dub license, official statements about the resumption of the manga were not yet given by Yoshihiro Togashi.
It could be recalled Togashi decided to pause the manga series due to severe back pain and asked to recover. The hiatus began August 2014 and since then no updates were released.
But recently, a Twitter user spotted a new festival illustration at Yoshihiro Togashi’s hometown that allegedly hinted his health status. It reportedly implied that he has finally recovered.
@ikkou390000 holy shit Togashi is alive !!!
— Ahmed Yasha ツ (@AhmedSYasha) August 28, 2015
However, it is not certain since the staff behind “Hunter x Hunter” has not yet released a statement as they previously said they will update fans at a Shonen Jump cover.
Fans are reminded to take it with a grain of salt.
Photo source: Jon klassen via Flickr|“Hunter X Hunter”