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Madhouse To Remake Hunter x Hunter Anime with New Staff and Cast [Update Aug 3]

by dtshyk
Aug 1, 2011 8:39 AM | 259 Comments
According to Mainichi, the new Hunter x Hunter anime will start on October 2nd. Madhouse Studios will remake it from the beginning of the story. The production staff and the voice cast are renewed. Nihon TV prepared a new programming block for the new anime at 10:55 am on Sundays. The previous TV series was aired on Fuji TV in 1999. The change of the broadcasting TV channel is quite unusual.

Staff
Director: Kohjina Hiroshi
Series Composition: Maekawa Atsushi ("Prince of Tennis", "Bakugan" series)
Character Design: Yoshimatsu Takahiro
Program Producer: Nakatani Toshio ("Death Note", "Nana", "Kaiji")

Update on August 3rd
Cast
Gon: Han Megumi (live action actress, Profile, daughter of Han Keiko)
Killua: Ise Mariya
Leorio: Fujiwara Keiji
Kurapika: Sawashiro Miyuki
Hisoka: Namikawa Daisuke

Sources: Mainichi,Scan of WSJ

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Serduszko said:
Hm. Because I don't know if it is worth watching it online-crunchyroll or wait for BD .
Naruto and Bleach aren't worth waiting so long for BD so I don't know if they will sell Hunter x Hunter quickly : )
naruto and bleach don't get BD releases, so ...
i'll be surprised if hxh gets BDs.

Oct 30, 2011 5:45 PM by windy

It should be at least 100, I'd say. Original was like 90, but they're going at a faster pace so they might be able to fit the most recent arc into 100. Who knows if it'll go on further than that.

Oct 30, 2011 5:40 PM by RyanSaotome

I Believe that this remake is not a waste of effort....

it will reach until chimera arc and so on...

Oct 30, 2011 5:13 PM by morkie

Hm. Because I don't know if it is worth watching it online-crunchyroll or wait for BD .
Naruto and Bleach aren't worth waiting so long for BD so I don't know if they will sell Hunter x Hunter quickly : )

But judging by your post I will watch it online. Thank U.

Oct 30, 2011 11:48 AM by batonik

Stupid question...how much eps will it have??? Or is it like Naruto/Bleach/Db???

Oct 30, 2011 10:35 AM by batonik

Shadow-Chan said:
morkie said:
And who is in the left corner at the back of Menchi?

Knuckle?


oh i see...

Oct 27, 2011 3:05 AM by morkie

morkie said:
And who is in the left corner at the back of Menchi?

Knuckle?

Oct 23, 2011 9:43 AM by Shadow-Chan

Yeah your right Hunter Exam so boring...the good part is in celestial Tower

Oct 22, 2011 7:22 PM by morkie

I don't mind rewatching the whole series again as long as we get to the part where Gon and Killua learns how to use Nen and enters a tournament ASAP. The hunter exam is kinda boring IMO.

Oct 21, 2011 10:17 AM by ravagestorm

I did not notice there is Morel in right corner, ive always notice is in kaito at the middle
and Biscue for Greed Island Arc....

And who is in the left corner at the back of Menchi?

Oct 19, 2011 5:11 PM by morkie

morkie said:
Guys, may i know is this Remake gonna reach in Chimera Ant arc?


If we look carefully on the picture of Hunters (when introduction part in the beginning of every episode) below:
pyVue.jpg
And if my eyes didn't fool me. The person in the far-right should be Morau/Morel holding his giant smoking pipe.

So, if that's true, the chance is very high for this Remake to reach Chimera Ant arc. And I think that should be true, because what's the point of making Remake if it only reaches the same point with the old version.

Oct 14, 2011 10:21 PM by kuruta_tribe

Guys, may i know is this Remake gonna reach in Chimera Ant arc?

Oct 12, 2011 9:38 PM by morkie

i hated the childish drawing
and the bright colours!!

i dont think this will have a good adventure as before!!
but we cant do anythign except watching it !! :P

Oct 1, 2011 6:55 AM by salboainain

I'm a bit sad that Kurapika (my FAAAVE character) is being voiced by Sawashiro Miyuki. Every time I hear her, I think of Lag Seeing...and lots of accompanying waterworks (-__-;)

Sep 30, 2011 8:29 PM by IceAndCream

It's clear this will suck.
I can ignore the change in the excellent seiyuus and composers of the first one, I can even ignore the Disney style, but they're clearly taking the kiddie side thanks to you know who and already made Hisoka uninteresting.
I can already see this remake bombing and any chance of getting Chimera ant arc animated buried for another 10 years.

Sep 19, 2011 4:04 PM by Houjuu

I'm an avid Fan of Hunter X Hunter long ago, I'm looking forward for good fluid fighting scene. Hope they're not messing up with the original one.

Sep 12, 2011 1:40 PM by huskyboykarl

Character Design from Official Site: http://www.ntv.co.jp/hunterhunter/











IMO the character design seems a bit childish, the original version has more serious feel on it (argghhh I love the original version)

Sep 12, 2011 10:25 AM by kuruta_tribe

salboainain said:
Inarius said:

oh well....I didn't see the 1st HxH, but I might as well just watch this instead.


humm... the first one was GREAT!!
that one still i cant say anything about it :)
but i like Hunter x Hunter
so i dont think that i will say that is it BAD :P


Guys,do you think madhouse dont cost much?!!! << LOL!!
i feel it is cheap that why the writer went to them :P
i like one piece pics even fairy tail ...
why didnt he go to Tioe Animation ?!!
why didnt he go to "Satelight, A-1 Pictures" ?!!
:@...he realy should change the producer (madhouse) after the ammount of episode that have dealed with them !!

SORRY FOR MY BAD SPELLIGN MISTAKES!!
ENGLISH IS NOT MY MAIN LANGUAGE!!
I WISH YOU CAN UNDESTAND WHAT I MEAN !! =)


45+ episodes is just a default number. So long as the series is moderately sucessful they will put out more episodes

Sep 12, 2011 5:53 AM by Divinenega

Inarius said:

oh well....I didn't see the 1st HxH, but I might as well just watch this instead.


humm... the first one was GREAT!!
that one still i cant say anything about it :)
but i like Hunter x Hunter
so i dont think that i will say that is it BAD :P


Guys,do you think madhouse dont cost much?!!! << LOL!!
i feel it is cheap that why the writer went to them :P
i like one piece pics even fairy tail ...
why didnt he go to Tioe Animation ?!!
why didnt he go to "Satelight, A-1 Pictures" ?!!
:@...he realy should change the producer (madhouse) after the ammount of episode that have dealed with them !!

SORRY FOR MY BAD SPELLIGN MISTAKES!!
ENGLISH IS NOT MY MAIN LANGUAGE!!
I WISH YOU CAN UNDESTAND WHAT I MEAN !! =)

Sep 12, 2011 3:01 AM by salboainain

they should of announced a second season of claymore instead :-/

oh well....I didn't see the 1st HxH, but I might as well just watch this instead.

Sep 11, 2011 5:35 PM by Inarius

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