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Crunchyroll to Stream New Hunter x Hunter Anime

posted on 2011-09-30 17:48 EDT
Series retelling of Yoshihiro Togashi's manga to be streamed on Saturdays 1 hour after Japanese broadcast

Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will simulcast the new Hunter x Hunter television anime series on Saturdays starting October 1. Crunchyroll will simulcast the series in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand on Saturdays at 8:30 pm PDT.

The new Hunter x Hunter anime will retell the story of Yoshihiro Togashi's original manga from the beginning. Hiroshi Koujina (Rainbow - Nisha Rokubō no Shichinin, Neuro - Supernatural Detective) will direct the anime at MADHOUSE (Death Note, NANA), and Atsushi Maekawa (Dragon Ball Z, Fresh Precure!) is in charge of the scripts. Takahiro Yoshimatsu ("Something Yoshimatsu" of Future GPX Cyber Formula, Slayers) is designing the characters, while Toshio Nakatani is producing.

Crunchyroll also confirmed on Friday it will continue simulcasting 10 ongoing series: Beelzebub, Bleach, Cardfight!! Vanguard, Fairy Tail, Gintama, THE IDOLM@STER, Kaasan - Mom's Life, Morita-san wa Mukuchi, Naruto Shippūden, and Sket Dance.

Update: Background information added, and series title corrected. Thanks, Keyl and FireChick.


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