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narutoismybrother



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:20 am Reply with quote
So VIZ didn't license the OVA's that continue the story where the TV Series of Hunter x Hunter left off... kinda sucks, but cool that they licensed the series.
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cloud1989



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:38 am Reply with quote
where is my damn shana novels!!!
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chaosbladeuk



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:57 am Reply with quote
Wow I couldn't have predicted this one. Hunter x Hunter is a fantastic series and would have never thought this would ever get licensed! I look forward to the box sets!
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here-and-faraway



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:26 am Reply with quote
Are they going to release the entire season 1 in one box at one time or are they going to be like Funmation and release half of a season like One Piece? Just wondering. . .

I'm happy to hear that Hunter x Hunter is getting released, but I'm kinda bummed about Hikaru no Go and Full Moon not doing so well. Talk about shows where you need to see the entire series. . . Oh well, at least fans can (hopefully) read the endings in the manga releases.
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Rose Kitsune



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:10 am Reply with quote
YES HUNTER X HUNTER OMG YEEEESSSSS
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lord-darkseid



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:10 am Reply with quote
Just curious... will these have new and improved opening sequences to replace the Japanese ones (which'll likely be found as extras)?
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DuelLadyS



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:15 am Reply with quote
My BF's gonna be stoked... he's had me watching out for a legal release of this for a couple years now. Here's hoping they do bigger boxsets than 13 episodes at a time (although HxH is at least shortish enough that 13 ep sets wouldn't be too bad.)
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Effect



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:43 am Reply with quote
Great news. Hunter x Hunter is a great series, one of my favorites I might add. Wish they were releasing the OVAs as well but no reason think they might not later on.

Actually I'm not surprised they weren't licensed at the moment since I'm sure they are separate entities since they weren't apart of the normal and original broadcast. For those that don't know the Hunter x Hunter OVAs (which is simply OVA, Greed Island, and G I Final (as in Greed Island Final)) are a continuation of the series story. It got to a point where the anime had caught up to the manga so instead of creating fillers (which the story doesn't really leave room for outside of expanding fights and events in certain ways) they simply ended the TV series in the middle/towards the end of the York Shin arc. The first OVA finishes that off and the entire Greed Island arc is split between the last two OVAs. The Ant Arc hasn't been animated yet. It's really long though and that manga is still in it. I really hope it is since the author is finally back to writing and that was part of the story was just getting crazy.
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Rose Kitsune



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:15 am Reply with quote
On another note outside of my fangirly squealing... I am upset that the Hikaru no Go DVDs are on hold. I mean, they are so close to the end of that series! I hope it doesn't get canceled.
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ryoga79



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:24 am Reply with quote
Releasing Hunter X Hunter on DVD, now that's a great plan. They've got my order. I never thought I'd see the day it was released officially in the western world.
Hopefully the OVAs will get licensed once the series starts selling well which, if there is any justice in the universe, it will do.
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RadicaLElly



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:29 am Reply with quote
Quite the rarity for a 10 year old series to be suddenly picked up. Although I can't say I didn't see it coming since it was mentioned in an article a little while back that it was among the shows Viz was pitching to broadcasters.
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BorgmanJayce



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:56 am Reply with quote
To be honest, I'm more interested in Oishinbo being licensed which is a total surprise [especially as it's still going after all these years!] as I used to watch the anime religiously when it was on JSTV in the UK [before they switched satellites from the old BSkyB satellite to another one and started charging an obscene amount if you wanted to watch it! Anime cry]
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LightYagami



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:21 am Reply with quote
It's great to see that the HxH anime finally got licensed after all these years. I wonder what are the odds that it will be shown on Cartoon network sometime in the future.
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free2slap



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:44 am Reply with quote
That's a surprise indeed. I have dreamed about this moment so many times, and now it's hapenning. Definitely good news.

Last news we had we heard that Viz was trying to pull the anime in the air, and till today we still haven't heard anything yet. i wonder if it was denied.
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posterior_praiser



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:31 pm Reply with quote
wow awesome Very Happy! I'm so in on this.
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