Viz Media Adds 2011 Hunter x Hunter Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Viz Media announced at its industry panel at New York Comic Con on Friday that it has licensed the 2011 Hunter × Hunter anime. The company plans to release the series on Blu-ray and DVD, and will dub the series into English.
The second television anime adaptation of Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter × Hunter manga premiered in Japan in 2011 and ran for 148 episodes.
Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. The series retold the story of Togashi's original manga from the beginning. The story follows Gon Freecs as he strives to become a Hunter in order to find his father and to find the reason why his father abandoned him as a baby to become a Hunter.
Togashi launched the series in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1998, and Viz Media published the manga's 32nd volume in English last April. The manga has been on hiatus since August 2014. The manga has also inspired an earlier TV series in 1999-2001, two anime films in 2013, and several OVAs. Viz Media also released the original anime series on DVD.