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2011 Hunter x Hunter Anime to Retell Story From Start

posted on by Egan Loo
Rainbow's Hiroshi Koujina to direct new staff, cast in October anime at Madhouse

The upcoming television anime adaptation of the Hunter X Hunter manga will have a new staff and cast compared to the 1999-2001 television anime, and it will retell the story from the manga from the beginning. The "definitive" new anime will premiere on NTV on October 2 and run every Sunday at 10:55 a.m. NTV opened a web page for the new anime.

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. The cast is slated to be announced later.

The manga has sold 52 million copies, and Yoshihiro Togashi will resume the manga in the combined 35/36th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine next Monday. The 29th compiled book volume (pictured right) of the manga is shipping on Thursday.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, Comic Natalie

Update: More information added.

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