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Adult Swim's Toonami to Run Hunter x Hunter TV Anime

posted on 2016-04-02 07:30 EDT
Viz Media's English dub premieres on April 16

A pre-show feature on the Adult Swim website, Toonami: Pre-flight, announced on Friday that the Toonami block will run the Hunter x Hunter television anime. The series will premiere on April 16.

Bang Zoom! Entertainment is producing the anime's English dub. North American anime and manga distributor Viz Media announced its dub cast for the 2011-2014 series in March:

  • Erica Mendez as Gon Freecss 
  • Cristina Vee as Killua Zoldyck
  • Matthew Mercer as Leorio 
  • Keith Silverstein as Hisoka 
  • Erika Harlacher as Kurapika

Viz Media announced in October that it licensed the series. The company plans to release the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.

The second television anime adaptation of Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter × Hunter manga premiered in Japan in 2011 and ran for 148 episodes. The final episode premiered in 2014.

Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. 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 in April 2014. Togashi is resuming his Hunter × Hunter manga with the Ankoku Tairiku (Dark Continent) arc. The manga has been on hiatus since August 2014. Viz Media confirmed in March that its digital edition of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will publish the return of series.

The manga also inspired a television series in 1999-2001, two anime films in 2013, and several OVAs. Viz Media released the original anime series on DVD.

Thanks to DisneyXAnimefan95 for the news tip.

[Via ToonamiFaithful.com]


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