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Viz's Shonen Jump to Publish Hunter x Hunter's Return, Boruto, Naruto 1-Shot

posted on by Egan Loo
Debut on April 18, May 9, April 25 in English, Japanese simultaneously

North American anime and manga distributor Viz Media confirmed at its C2E2 panel on Saturday that its digital edition of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will publish the return of Hunter × Hunter manga series, the new monthly Naruto manga spinoff series Boruto, and the new Naruto one-shot manga. Viz will run these three manga as they run in Japan on April 18, May 9, and April 25, respectively.

Viz also announced that Erika Harlacher will play Kurapika in its English dub of the 2011-2014 Hunter × Hunter television anime.

Yoshihiro Togashi is resuming his Hunter × Hunter manga with the Ankoku Tairiku (Dark Continent) arc. The manga has been on hiatus since 2014's combined 37th/38th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump in August 2014. What was initially a two-week hiatus for serious lower back pain has extended until this year.

Shueisha shipped the manga's 32nd compiled volume in Japan in December 2012, and Viz Media released the same volume in North America in April 2014. The manga inspired two television anime series; the latest one ran from 2011 until 2014. The manga also inspired two anime films and several original video anime titles.

Mikie Ikemoto, who worked as an assistant under Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto, is drawing Boruto. Kishimoto is supervising the manga, and Ukyō Kodachi (Naruto: Gaara Hiden - Sajingensō novel, Boruto -Naruto the Movie- screenplay cooperation) is writing the manga's script. The new manga focuses on Boruto.

Kishimoto is personally drawing the new Naruto Gaiden one-shot manga. The one-shot, titled "Naruto Gaiden ~Michita Tsuki ga Terasu Michi~" (Naruto Side Story ~The Path That the Waxing Moon Illuminates~) in Japanese, will tell the story of Mitsuki, one of Boruto's teammates.

[Via Nebs]

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