the most recent issue of Sheuisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine featured not only our first look at Madhouse’s new Hunter x Hunter television series but also revealed the primary vocal talent behind the series.
Megumi Han as Gon Freecs
Mariya Ise as Killua Zaoldyeck
Keiji Fujiwara as Leorio
Miyuki Sawashiro as Kurapika
Daisuke Namikawa as Hisoka
The upcoming television series is being advertised as the ‘definitive’ version of the story and is under the direction of Hiroshi Koujina. Yoshihiro Togashi’s original Hunter x Hunter manga also returned in the same issue of Weekly Jump after being on hiatus for over a year. The new television adaptation begins on October 2nd!
I think the character designs look promising based on Togashi’s original designs in the manga and I am very excited to see how Madhouse handles such a popular shonen manga series. I would imagine that the animation studio wouldn’t end the series before at least animating the current arc of the manga which the original anime series never reached.
Even without any filler it will still take Madhouse some time to catch up to the current chapter of the manga, which is currently publishing chapters from its 30th volume in Weekly Jump.