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VIZ Media Licenses 'Hunter x Hunter' 2011 Anime and Six Manga Titles, Including 'Haikyuu!!'

by Sakana-san
Oct 10, 2015 1:58 PM | 60 Comments
During Friday's New York Comic Con, VIZ Media announced that it has licensed the 2011 Hunter x Hunter anime. The series will be released on both Blu-ray and DVD, and the company will be producing an English dub. Hunter x Hunter (2011) is the second TV adaptation of the ongoing manga series, and it ended in Japan last year with 148 episodes.

Viz Media also announced the acquisition of six new manga titles during their panel. This included the following original manga series which have recently been adapted to TV anime: Haruichi Furudate's Haikyuu!!, Tadatoshi Fujimaki's Kuroko no Basket, and Mizuho Kusanagi's Akatsuki no Yona (Yona of the Dawn).



In addition to these works, the publishing company also announced the following new titles:
  • Totsuzen desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu (Everyone's Getting Married)
    The josei romance manga by Izumi Miyazono focuses on a talented woman named Asuka. She works hard at her real estate job, but her true dream is to get married and be a housewife. Her boyfriend, who has been with her for 5 years, suddenly breaks up their relationship. The manga has been serialized in Petit Comic since April 2014. VIZ will be releasing it in Summer 2016.

  • 7th Garden
    7th Garden is a supernatural shounen by Mitsu Izumi. It features a gardener who serves at a manor and accidentally awakens a female demon. She offers the gardener a choice: become her servant or have his garden destroyed. The manga is currently ongoing in Jump SQ magazine. VIZ will also be releasing this title in Summer 2016.

  • Black Clover
    Black Clover by Yuuki Tabata is an action shounen about two boys who were abandoned in the same church. They each promised to become the next Emperor Magus despite their differences. Yuno can control magic, while Asta cannot. The manga has been serialized since February 2015 in Weekly Shounen Jump. VIZ Media has already serialized chapters of the manga in its digital Weekly Shounen Jump line-up, and will be releasing this title in volumes beginning Summer 2016.

Source: Official twitter

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Squee~
Yay for HxH~

Nov 28, 2015 4:44 PM by Mio

tingy said:

I'm surprised it's taken Haikyuu that long to get licensed though.


I'm surprised that sports manga is even translated in the US

Still no K Project manga or LNs people are missing out on a lot of development without them.

Oct 25, 2015 5:26 PM by Roloko

Viz is well known to drop the long vowel in Japanese .

The title is Haikyu!! instead of Haikyuu!!

Oct 25, 2015 5:03 PM by giathuan2707

HxH '11 dub, AND Kuroko? I'm game (no pun intended).

Oct 24, 2015 8:52 AM by HakuryuNoKou

I'm pretty sure that the DVD and Blu-ray releases of HxH will include the original Japanese version with subtitles. As for the English voices, VIZ will most likely replace the entire Blue Water cast with a new one from either Bang Zoom or Studiopolis...which is just as well, since most of the original English VAs didn't do so hot (and that is putting it VERY lightly).

Oct 22, 2015 10:54 PM by pokemastanumba1

I'm hopeful the dub will air on toonami, i think the series could get a ton of popularity in the west.

Oct 21, 2015 1:08 AM by Yomiyuki

Hunter x Hunter anime and Yona of the Dawn manga... Dreams do come true :') Hoping for omnibus edition for Yona.

Oct 20, 2015 11:12 PM by F0RMATION

Hunter X Hunter is getting a dub!!!!!
I guess it's time to rewatch the entire series again!
This will make my total times rewatched 10.

Oct 20, 2015 2:35 PM by QABJAB

YAY for HxH!! ^^

Oct 19, 2015 3:56 AM by Kryptiq

Kowai-chan said:
Does anyone know if Viz DVDs/Blurays with dub also have the option of watching the original Japanese with English sub?


Yes you will be able to watch it with Japanese dub & English subs, i was at the panel and they confirmed. I was so happy when they announced it i want to own the series so bad!!<3

Oct 16, 2015 11:24 AM by jimbobyoo

Does anyone know if Viz DVDs/Blurays with dub also have the option of watching the original Japanese with English sub?

Oct 14, 2015 8:36 AM by Kowai-chan

thebrentinator24 said:
I probably won't watch the dub, but all I want to know is who will voice Hisoka.

Oct 14, 2015 6:44 AM by omfgplzstop

mayukachan said:
danae17 said:
I'm curious who will voice Hisoka in the dubbed version of HxH. Apart from that, I can't say I am really excited.
I'm placing my bets on Vic Mignogna

https://youtu.be/cY-qkzLYHek?t=90

they need to keep the 1999 voice actor or I'm boycotting Viz

Oct 12, 2015 3:50 PM by Jerkhov

So excited, I buy lots of anime and manga, definitely gonna buy HxH in blu ray, I do not care for dubs, not a fan but I would love to add one of my fav animes to my collection!

Oct 12, 2015 3:43 PM by Dalarok

Kuroko no basket is back!! Oh yeah!!!

Oct 12, 2015 12:38 AM by Doji99

I'm so excited to own Haikyuu!! I have the anime on DVD and it's just ... it's so good ... I almost cried when Viz announced they'd licensed the manga.

Oct 11, 2015 10:31 PM by crimson-oath

The Hunter x Hunter (2011) blu-rays will be day 1 with expedited shipping purchases from me!
Dub quality won't affect me at all since I'll re-watch it in Japanese, but still hoping the dub will be good.

Spencer_23 said:
Any idea when the dubs for HxH, Haikyu & Kuroko will be? Can't wait

No date yet for HxH.
Haikyuu is out by Sentai as sub-only sets, so no dub is being planned for it.
Kuroko anime hasn't been licensed.
The only anime from this post is HxH. The rest is manga.

Oct 11, 2015 10:16 PM by Katsura

PLEASE DON'T LET THE DUB OF HXH SUCK! ( Can they pull off what Megumi Han did to Gon on episode 116?! That shit was intense!! so... )

Oct 11, 2015 9:49 PM by DenzRui

Any idea when the dubs for HxH, Haikyu & Kuroko will be? Can't wait

Oct 11, 2015 9:42 PM by The_Chosen_One23

danae17 said:
I'm curious who will voice Hisoka in the dubbed version of HxH. Apart from that, I can't say I am really excited.
I'm placing my bets on Vic Mignogna

Oct 11, 2015 7:23 PM by Mayuka