Second anime adaptation of the popular series by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Anime channel ANIMAX Asia has announced that the 2011 anime adaptation of Hunter X Hunter is been set to premiere next month.
According to the advertisement, first aired last Saturday, the anime series will air on April 24 (Monday), but the network still has no word on what time will it premiere.
The new Hunter x Hunter series is just one of the anime titles announced on ANIMAX Asia’s 2nd quarter anime line-up, and other titles are Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan – Demon Capital, and New episodes of Beelzebub and Bleach.
The second TV anime adaptation, which premiered last October, is a re-telling that will be based on the manga (similar to Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) and is handled by a different cast and staff from the original 1999 adaptation.
It has been directed by Kiba director Hiroshi Koujina, and The Prince of Tennis scriptwriter Jun Maekawa are in charge of the scripts. Toshio Nakatani, producer of popular series such as Death Note, Ouran High School Host Club, and Kimi no Todoke, produced the series.
The original anime adaptation first premiered in the Philippines on terrestrial channel GMA Channel 07 during the Anime Resurrection days in 2001, and also aired the two “Greed Island” OVAs in 2002. It has also premiered on ABS-CBN’s anime channel HEROtv (also ANIMAX Asia’s competitor) on November 2010, and is currently having a repeat telecast of the anime on weekdays.
Below is the promotional video airing on ANIMAX.
SOURCE: ZEN Otaku Honbu
Thanks to Jasper Guce for the tip!
UPDATE: Added additional background information.
UPDATE 2: ANIMAX Philippines facebook page has announced that Hunter x Hunter will air on April 24 (Monday) at 07:30pm MNL.
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