Hunter X Hunter has reached that point of popularity both in the manga and the anime that an English dub was inevitable. Toonami is adding the show to their lineup this Saturday (April 16th) at 1am EST time. Of course those familiar with the show probably already are aware of this transition, but it’s awesome to see the series reaching a new audience on Toonami. Erica Mendez will be playing the voice role of main character Gon. Other vocal talent includes Cristina Vee as Killua, Matthew Mercer as Leorio, Keith Silverstein as Hisoka and Erika Harlacher as Kurapika.
What is Hunter X Hunter? Well this will answer your question! In the original HUNTER X HUNTER manga series, which is also published in print and digitally by VIZ Media (rated ‘T’ for Teens), Hunters are a special breed, dedicated to tracking down treasures, magical beasts, and even other people. But such pursuits require a license, and less than one in a hundred thousand can pass the grueling qualification exam. Those who do pass gain access to restricted areas, amazing stores of information, and the right to call themselves Hunters.
In the HUNTER X HUNTER anime series, abundant riches, hidden treasures, fearsome monsters, and exotic creatures are scattered around the world… Gon departs on a journey to become a Pro Hunter who risks his life in search of the unknown. Along the way, he meets other applicants for the Hunter exam: Kurapika, Leorio, and Killua. Can Gon pass the rigorous challenges of the Hunter exam and become the best Hunter in the world!? His wild and epic journey is about to begin!!
“HUNTER X HUNTER is a fast-paced fantasy adventure beautifully animated by studio MADHOUSE and we are pleased to debut the series on Adult Swim’s Toonami with a first-ever English dub that adheres very closely to the storyline depicted in the original manga series,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager, Animation. “We invite audiences to immerse themselves in this action-filled anime series and catch a new episode broadcast premiere each week!”
VIZ Media is the official North American distributor of the HUNTER X HUNTER anime series and holds the broadcast rights, digital streaming rights, home video rights and merchandising rights to the series. For more information on HUNTER X HUNTER and anime titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.
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