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Aug 1, 2011 11:14 AM

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Kinda disappointed it's a remake, I loved the old voice actors and everything, not to mention there was practically NO filler, but oh well, I guess I'll get used to this new series.
 
Aug 1, 2011 11:15 AM

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Eh the art style is far from uninteresting at least imo but that is just a personal preference thing. People these days have gotten too used to cgi-esque anime art styles
 
Aug 1, 2011 11:18 AM

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F*ck this sh*t... Seriously, I don't mind it being a remake (a sequel would have been better though), but WHY, oh WHY change the cast? Everyone's voice was perfect. I can't imagine Hisoka, Gon and Killua with other voice actors. I hope at least they will be unchanged...

Btw this whole remake thing is a big bullshit. The first anime and the OVAs were almost eprfect adaptations of the manga, so it seems totally meaningless.
 
Aug 1, 2011 11:24 AM

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F*ck this sh*t... Seriously, I don't mind it being a remake (a sequel would have been better though), but WHY, oh WHY change the cast? Everyone's voice was perfect. I can't imagine Hisoka, Gon and Killua with other voice actors. I hope at least they will be unchanged...

Btw this whole remake thing is a big bullshit. The first anime and the OVAs were almost eprfect adaptations of the manga, so it seems totally meaningless.


This.

I don't mind it being a remake, but why change the voice actors T_T
 
Aug 1, 2011 11:26 AM

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F*ck this sh*t... Seriously, I don't mind it being a remake (a sequel would have been better though), but WHY, oh WHY change the cast? Everyone's voice was perfect. I can't imagine Hisoka, Gon and Killua with other voice actors. I hope at least they will be unchanged...

Btw this whole remake thing is a big bullshit. The first anime and the OVAs were almost eprfect adaptations of the manga, so it seems totally meaningless.


It should be noted that Killua's voice actress hasn't done a role in nearly 6-7 years, so its safe to assume she is done with the industry. Its stuff like that why it is really hard to get the same seiyuu casts nearly 12-13 years later. People move on, or especially for a cast full of younger people, their voices get deeper.

 
Aug 1, 2011 11:31 AM

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Sigh I liked the original cast.. But oh well. I will still watch it.
 
Aug 1, 2011 11:32 AM

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What's wrong with watching the old one? It's good.


it is good but i can understand where they are coming from. no reason in watching the older one now so they can view the same exact thing in a couple months


I feel pissy.

The remake won't be a replica of the original given that there's gonna be a new staff and cast. Plot is the aspect that's bound to be more or less the same. Art direction, sound, pacing, all the technical/production bits will have to be different. Kanon 2002 is no Kanon 2006. The execution of this remake could be absolutely horrible... but then again, it could be great. I'm looking forward to seeing the story play out in updated Madhouse animation.

Newness should not be the one deciding factor when everything that made the original great still holds true for that series.


the plot is the part that matters most and unless you saw the old nobody is gonna care if the cast got changed. and a lot of that stuff will probably be very similar to what it was especially the pacing will more then likely the same since its the general pace of the series itself unless they plan on doing what Brotherhood did and screw up the start to just get to the new material but i doubt it. the Kanon's are practically viewed as 2 different series so can't really compare that...

and i never said the original wasn't good but its a waste of time to go watch it now when the new one is gonna be out soon..seems like a waste to watch the 92 eps just so they watch the entire thing all over again in 2 months(especially if it gets past Greed island)..sure most people can spend their time doing something better then that
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Aug 1, 2011 11:36 AM

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Well, it'll be good to re-watch the story from the beginning. But I really don't want a new cast. I hope some of the main characters voices won't change (for example Gon's, Kurapika's and Hisoka's voice... they are still active seiyuus).
 
Aug 1, 2011 11:41 AM

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It's funny how people have to watch the new anime no matter what. But thinking at first, it would be a sequel of an older anime, half-heartedly they decided to watch the first series too. And now they are glad when they learn it's a remake cause they don't have to watch the old one, after all.

That makes me think that they're not interested in Hunter x Hunter itself, they're just interested in the fact that it's the new popular anime, and because of that they don't wanna miss on it. This is a mentality I don't understand.
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Aug 1, 2011 11:48 AM

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good to know that it's a remake... I never planned to watch the first series and know that will never wacth, but with this remake I could give it a try! :D
 
Aug 1, 2011 12:00 PM

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thanks jmal..seems someone actually kinda understood where i was coming from earlier as well so i agree
 
Aug 1, 2011 12:03 PM

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Like the fact it's a remake, even though I absolutely love the original. Though I hate the fact that they're going with a new cast. Hisoka will never sound the same =(

 
Aug 1, 2011 12:05 PM

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jmal said:

This doesn't make sense. If you've never read/played the original source material or seen the original anime, why should you care if it's HxH or whatever else? There are countless anime out there, for someone with no preexisting connection to the material there's no reason this should get special treatment.

You're speaking as someone who clearly already has some emotional attachment to the show. And that's fine. I liked it myself (until Greed Island anyway). But why should someone who has never seen it share your connection to the material? For them, it is just a big new anime they'd like to see. Nothing more. Because it can't be anything more - there's nothing there yet to add "more" to.

And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that at all.


I'm annoyed that the people feel relieved that they don't have to watch the original series first just because it's a few years older. What actually annoys me is that people felt like they had to watch a show they normally would not, just so they can get to watch the new popular anime next, if indeed it would be a sequel.

I haven't watched HxH and I'm not interested in watching it either, neither the new nor the older one. But I don't care which anime we're talking about now, it's this kind of thinking that annoys me.

Probably, if people had to go through the first series then it would result in lower ratings too, perhaps for both seasons as people would not enjoy the first show so much due to the fact that it's old.

Yeah, I don't hold it past them to rate it lower than they normally would because it's old, I've seen it done many times. What I'm saying is the fact: People don't care about the anime they're gonna watch, they care about its popularity only.
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Aug 1, 2011 12:10 PM

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How dare people watch anime they want to watch

 
Aug 1, 2011 12:10 PM

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Like the fact it's a remake, even though I absolutely love the original. Though I hate the fact that they're going with a new cast. Hisoka will never sound the same =(


I'm hoping they will at least keep the seiyuus of the main characters, like they did with FMA. Hisoka's seiyuu is still active anyway so it'd be really dumb to change it.
 
Aug 1, 2011 12:12 PM

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damn why what's wrong with the old one why don't they just continue with the story .
 
Aug 1, 2011 12:16 PM

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damn why what's wrong with the old one why don't they just continue with the story .


Its a new studio and channel, and according to MAL, the studio that did the old one is no longer around. So it would make sense that if a new studio is handling it that they would start from the beginning.

 
Aug 1, 2011 12:17 PM

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I'm ok with it being a remake but new cast?? I'm not happy about it :(
 
Aug 1, 2011 12:24 PM

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Aww after waiting for so many years and putting up with the hiatuses... I was so happy when I heard, but it turns out to be a remake and not a sequel... I'm feeling kind of sad now :/
Ero-Sennin got nothing on me.

 
Aug 1, 2011 12:45 PM

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Well, I guess I was partly expecting this. I'm still excited, but now I'm also a little worried. At least I won't need to wait too long until I find out what it's going to be like.
 
Aug 1, 2011 12:58 PM
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RyokoAyekaLover said:

...the Kanon's are practically viewed as 2 different series so can't really compare that...


But that's what I'm trying to say. Hunter x Hunter 1999 and Hunter x Hunter 2011 will be two different beasts. Same source material, different execution. Which is why I don't think a new series is any reason to ignore the original. One doesn't make the other redundant.

The old series is good, so watch it. If the new series is good, then watch that too. If it's good then it's not a waste of time.
 
Aug 1, 2011 1:09 PM

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...the Kanon's are practically viewed as 2 different series so can't really compare that...


But that's what I'm trying to say. Hunter x Hunter 1999 and Hunter x Hunter 2011 will be two different beasts. Same source material, different execution. Which is why I don't think a new series is any reason to ignore the original. One doesn't make the other redundant.

The old series is good, so watch it. If the new series is good, then watch that too. If it's good then it's not a waste of time.


But if I watch the old series, then the new one will have less impact with the story since I'll know what happens already. same reason I don't read long running manga.. wheres the fun in knowing the story before you see it on the anime?

 
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justaddlemon said:
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...the Kanon's are practically viewed as 2 different series so can't really compare that...


But that's what I'm trying to say. Hunter x Hunter 1999 and Hunter x Hunter 2011 will be two different beasts. Same source material, different execution. Which is why I don't think a new series is any reason to ignore the original. One doesn't make the other redundant.

The old series is good, so watch it. If the new series is good, then watch that too. If it's good then it's not a waste of time.


but its not. this is more like comparing Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alkchemist Brotherhood(if they weren't fast forwarding the early stuff) not the Kanon's so it does make it redundant since full material> non completed. as well as what RyanSaotome just said..would defeat the point..if one watches them with years in between that would be one thing but 2 months is pathetic
 
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jmal said:
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But if I watch the old series, then the new one will have less impact with the story since I'll know what happens already.

Exactly. Yes, they're different productions, but the broad outlines - and likely the detailed particulars - will be the same. Those who die will probably still die. The people with hidden identities will still be the same people. The major plot arcs will still start and end the same way and be in the same order.

So with a new anime mere months away, why go run off to watch 90+ episodes of the original and render any hope of surprise and enjoyable speculation impossible?

Besides, a lot of us have trouble just finding time to watch all the currently airing anime we're interested in. With school or jobs or other responsibilities, it's just honestly difficult to fit ~100 extra episodes of anime into a schedule.


thats what i said all the way at the start -_-..what i said "it is good but i can understand where they are coming from. no reason in watching the older one now so they can view the same exact thing in a couple months"..why justaddlemon has been giving me a headache lol
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Aug 1, 2011 1:21 PM

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Aw yeah, won't have to watch the old series.
 
Aug 1, 2011 1:32 PM
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Now I don't have to watch the old series, hope they make it gory like the manga this time...
 
Aug 1, 2011 1:46 PM
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fffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

Well, I guess I might watch it anyway. Sigh.
 
Aug 1, 2011 2:42 PM

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did title say "MADHOUSE"
damn it, I wisI were wrong to spell it...

 
Aug 1, 2011 2:51 PM

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That would be interesting for people like me, when I first saw the first season I was still not even in my teens. I can barely remember much other than it was fun and so it would be interesting to watch it seriously. I hope it covers most of the story and not to be some lame adaptation of like 13 episodes.

Now I can understand why older fans hate the idea of a remake. A bright side of this is it could make more fans if it as good as the old one.
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Aug 1, 2011 2:54 PM

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If it's a remake and not a sequel, now I don't have to watch the original.

Madhouse haven't done a good anime in years in my opinion, it's about time they get on track.

Also, I heard the manga has alot of hiatuses, I hope the manga author stops with that in order to have more material to adapt, and then ofcourse there will be some fillers.


I was just coming here to say "Now I don't have to watch the original". LOL. I mean it might be a remake but it might be like FMA where it continues further than where the original ended.
 
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jmal said:

... You assume they're only interested in it because it's popular, not because, I dunno, they might just think it's something they'll enjoy...


The decision to squeeze 90+ episodes into a 2 month viewing schedule is one made to keep up with the now. What pushed people to that decision was the new series, not their expected enjoyment from watching the original. If a sequel were never announced then there wouldn't have been that urgency, hence: "People don't care about the anime they're gonna watch, they care about its popularity only." (though that's an extreme take on the matter, I think)

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...wheres the fun in knowing the story before you see it on the anime?


So I don't really know how to verbalize this. It's like, then why do people rewatch or revisit anything? There are elements besides the surprise factor.

jmal said:

...why go run off to watch 90+ episodes of the original and render any hope of surprise and enjoyable speculation impossible?


Assuming the two follow the same beats, then the original should harbor the same surprise and chance for speculation with the added option to answer that speculation at one's own pace.

I get that because it is new there is that attraction of community interaction. But I am indignant that that means sidestepping the old. The old is still great, that hasn't changed.

Is there any confirmation on this adaptation following the manga to its end?
 
Aug 1, 2011 2:58 PM

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Happy and sad at the same time. I think the old one is good enough. Oh well, gonna watch it anyways.

I hope the new casts are as better as the previous ones (I miss Yuki Kaida and the debate over Kurapika's gender ha ha ha).
 
Aug 1, 2011 3:09 PM

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REMAKE?!! shit i knew it was too good to be true when i heard they'll make a sequel of hunter x hunter...
i'm pissed!!! no.. i'm LIVID!!
roarrrrr now i'm sure i wont ever get to see leorio and kurapica married :(
 
Aug 1, 2011 3:27 PM

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REMAKE?!! shit i knew it was too good to be true when i heard they'll make a sequel of hunter x hunter...
i'm pissed!!! no.. i'm LIVID!!
roarrrrr now i'm sure i wont ever get to see leorio and kurapica married :(


Nothing is saying it won't do the later arcs. If anything, I'd say theres a much better chance they will then they won't. Its being remade since its a new studio doing it since the original studio is apparently no longer around. And when dealing with a 10-12 year old anime aimed at teens, the majority of the people it is aimed at won't know the story to begin with, so just starting in the middle isn't a very viable business strategy.

 
Aug 1, 2011 3:34 PM

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i thought it will be a sequel and had planned to start first season again but then i read a manga reader comment on LJ and dropped my plan, unless manga get proper continuation or ending. otherwise it's waste of time.
 
Aug 1, 2011 3:56 PM

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wow, it's been a while since I seen HxH. I don't know what to say about this
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Aug 1, 2011 4:07 PM

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i'm excited to see happy smiling kurapica in glorious 720p.
luckily it's been a few years since i've seen the original so i don't remember their voices too well.
 
Aug 1, 2011 4:22 PM

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HxH with Madhouse?
Enough stuff and of course i'll be looking for this ;D
 
Aug 1, 2011 4:31 PM

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RyanSaotome said:
millo said:
REMAKE?!! shit i knew it was too good to be true when i heard they'll make a sequel of hunter x hunter...
i'm pissed!!! no.. i'm LIVID!!
roarrrrr now i'm sure i wont ever get to see leorio and kurapica married :(


Nothing is saying it won't do the later arcs. If anything, I'd say theres a much better chance they will then they won't. Its being remade since its a new studio doing it since the original studio is apparently no longer around. And when dealing with a 10-12 year old anime aimed at teens, the majority of the people it is aimed at won't know the story to begin with, so just starting in the middle isn't a very viable business strategy.


Also not good to start in the beginning. DB Kai ended prematurely, since nothing was selling even though the ratings were a success. Sure starting in the beginning can help maybe newcomers out,, but there is just as much risk of starting in the middle. Though that's how I seen things. :P

True there is nothing to say that, but knowing Togashi history and somewhat Madhouse's history. I just don't see it happening. Unless Togashi finally decided to end the Chimera Ant arc when the manga comes back next week. (An arc been ongoing for 100 chapters strong) Also add in the fact that Togashi is dub the King of hiatus and usually releases 10-20 chapters and takes another year or more hiatus before he comes back. It seems unlikely the TV series will even bother to release the arc. They more likely will only go up to the OVA's left off.

As for Madhouse. For all the 4 shonen shows Madhouse has done thus far. Hajime No Ippo, Neuro, Claymore and Death Note. All word of mouth has shown they never show filler and when it comes to following the manga they just alter scenes and give us recaps. (Only seen two of 4 and can't vouch for HnI and Neuro) I just don't see this anime being a never ending shonen like the big three so far. I guess there is hope that Madhouse will do a similar thing to Black Lagoon and make OVA's but with how frequent these hiatus's are you might as well call me a pessimistic cause I have so much doubt right now. >.>
 
Aug 1, 2011 4:38 PM
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I was pretty damn excited for a sequel but this just ruined my day a bit. Its a tragedy for me because I've seen the original series/OVAs so many times that it'll be almost impossible to stop comparing all the time and different voices will just feel so wrong :/
 
Aug 1, 2011 5:06 PM

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not really impressed with the staff, have a bad feeling about this
 
Aug 1, 2011 5:07 PM

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I actually like this, HxH in HD FUCK YEAH =) both would've been great tho~

+Madhouse? really? best studio ever
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Aug 1, 2011 5:17 PM

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would've been better if they made a sequel though and the cast from the first , season and the OVA's 1, 2 and 3 of hunter x hunter are really good in my opinion (i wouldn't be satisfied with a different voiced hisoka and kurapika and leoreo ww!) , >_< True that the first season got a bad quality now but the OVA 1, 2, 3 are still good though. If they added a sequel would be nice seeing the Spider's gang VS the Ants :) Manga is on hiatus though last time i read it.
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Hmmm...I have mixed feelings. I have the urge to watch both old and new. Let me tell you why I'll start with the old.

1) I'm a guy in my mid 20's in university right now. I would much rather watch the past material than wait every week for a new episode considering how long shounen anime tend to be.

2) I'll watch the new one afterwards IF there are some differences in the story (even if they're minor). New art sounds cool, though. Heck, 2 of my fav anime are made by Madhouse (Tenjou Tenge and Black Lagoon). Anyhow, if there is new material where the manga left off, then I'll watch it. I'll train my ears for both the old and new voice cast.

If anything, I'd say this is similar to Dragonball Z Kai and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 'cept having the original voice cast.
 
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Oh yeah forgot to mention that maybe the remake will give Togashi the incentive needed to finish his manga.
 
Aug 1, 2011 5:26 PM

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Coolio. So now I don't have to watch the original HxH anime anymore.
 
Aug 1, 2011 5:39 PM

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Hmmm, but I wish they'd do the chimera ant arc
 
Aug 1, 2011 5:58 PM

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Pierrot Studios make HxH arcs:

1 - Hunter test
2 - Killua's house
3 - York Shin
4 - York Shin final
5 - Greed Island
6 - Greed Island Final

Only saga missing is Chimera Ants! Because of many hiatus of manga!

So Why?
Everybody knows Pierrot waiting the conclusion of Ants saga in manga for a new OVA series!

I dont understand!

A lot of a old Tv animes need a better remake! Like Urusei Yatsura, Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken, Fist of North Star, Sailor Moon, Rosario+Vampire etc. But HxH anime is perfect!
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as probably one of the older HxH fans, I find this pretty disappointing. There are some things in the original that could have been done a little better, or left out, or fixed, but the likelihood of getting all the way through the older series, then doing the ant arc and doing it well (maybe leaving a lot of junk from the manga out) seems low imo.
 
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really? and I thought the old one is very good? Oh well, I just hope that this one will be good
 
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