Hunter x Hunter 2011 Anime Slated for 45+ Episodes
*sigh* Just look at the difference in the posters.
The Original one looks way more kickass than the goofy 2011 series poster.
I just hope this is not an indication of what we are to expect out of the new series.
The English-language Program Licensing Catalogue of the Japanese production company NTV lists the length of its new Hunter x Hunter television anime series as “45+ episodes (tentative).” – ANN
45? 45+ Episodes?
I know it is suppose to be 45+ but still, the original had more than double the amount and I never once thought that things got draggy. (Maybe the greed island arc was a tad weird but still…)
I am starting to worry about whether this show will even continue past where the last Hunter x Hunter left off. It would be pointless to have a remake of an on-going storyline yet not continue past the original, not to mention how highly disappointing it would be if it does not continue on.
“The “definitive” new anime of Yoshihiro Togashi’s Hunter x Hunter manga will run on NTV every Sunday at 10:55 a.m. NTV opened a web page for the new anime, which will retell the manga’s story from the beginning.
Hiroshi Koujina (Rainbow – Nisha Rokubō no Shichinin, Neuro – Supernatural Detective) will direct the anime at MADHOUSE (Death Note, NANA), and Atsushi Maekawa (Dragon Ball Z, Fresh Precure!) is in charge of the scripts. Takahiro Yoshimatsu (“Something Yoshimatsu” of Future GPX Cyber Formula, Slayers) is designing the characters, while Toshio Nakatani is producing.” – ANN
After reading this news, lets just say that I am holding back my expectations of this show for now. The new series just looks like it will lose the edge that the original series had.