Megumi Han: Hunter x Hunter Anime to End at Episode 148
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The 'diary' was a column shared by Megumi Han, the voice of Gon Freecss, and her mother Keiko Han, who played Mito. In the column, she wrote:
Now that I've talked about the turning point for this column, there's something I want to talk about. The other day, at Sanbunzaka Studio, the place of all the beginnings, we conducted the recording for episode 148 of Hunter x Hunter, which will serve as the turning point for the anime for now. I will not say "final episode" myself. I will be stubborn and only call it "episode 148." I say this, because in terms of episode numbers, in a certain meaning, this will be the final episode, but I feel that it also feels like the start of a new beginning. If you ask me, episode 147 is the final episode, and 148 is sort of an epilogue. The original manga is still continuing, and the adventures haven't ended yet. An unknown world still awaits. Actually, it's like what has happened up until now in the story was nothing more than a prologue, and it gets me even more expecting for what's to come.
Though I say that, when I think that "I've been going to the same place every week at the same time for three years, but next week, this won't happen...," I get very sad.
...I know I shouldn't talk too much, but I will condense my feelings right here. To everything up until now, and to everyone, I say, "Thank you."
The 143rd episode of the anime will premiere in Japan this Tuesday.
The second television anime adaptation of Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter x Hunter manga began airing in 2011. The anime has since spawned two film adaptations, both of which premiered last year. Netflix began providing subtitled episodes of the 2011 anime earlier this month. Togashi resumed the manga from a hiatus lasting over two years in June, and the series is currently running in Shueisha's Shonen Jump magazine.