Game developer/publisher Gust of Atelier and Ar tonelico fame, now owned by Tecmo Koei, has kicked off February with a questionnaire to gauge fan interest for potential games. This one is sure to catch the attention of anime fans with One Piece, Hunter x Hunter, Naruto, One-Punch Man Fairy Tail and Sword Art Online listed as hypothetical collaborations. More after the jump.
Thanks to the holidays, last week's 2016 3/4 double issue was the final Shonen Jump to hit Japanese shops this year. It follows the November 30th release of the 2015 issue 53. Between the two, as of today, if you go by calendar date or cover date, there was no chapter of manga in Hunter x Hunter in 2015! More after the jump.
After releasing their famous powered up Gon and buff Biscuit figures, Bandai Premium's Next Vendor's Innovation is back with another attention grabbing Hunter x Hunter figure. Lethal clown Hisoka is now on sale, with the 15cm figure going for 4,444 yen (tax included) ahead of a May 2016 release. Oh, and he has a secret switch to activate a light gimmick to recreate the scene where Gon's potential excited him.
It's now been over a year since the Hunter x Hunter manga went on hiatus while author Yoshihiro Togashi dealt with health problems, but a fan recently went to the summer festival in Togashi's home town of Shinjō, Yamagata and spotted a new festival float illustration by the popular manga creator. Get a look after the jump.
"All the world's a game, and all the men and women's merely gamers." Thus Shakespeare wrote, but who knew contemporary popular media would follow his words so truly? Even anime has had its fair share of shows set in game like worlds. Hit the jump to check out Isaac's thoughts on the game world genre!
While there's no change in the status of the Hunter x Hunter manga's hiatus, spin-off smartphone game Battle Allstars is still going strong after a year. To celebrate its first anniversary, the hit Puzzle & Dragons is bringing back the collaboration with new powered-up Gon, along with returning heroes, Hunter Association reps, Phantom Troupe and Chimera ants, as well as missions on the path to becoming a "Triple Star" Hunter.
Pondering if and when Hunter x Hunter is going to get a region home video release? Purportedly, there's a suggestion from Nippon Television International Content Sales' Keisuke Miyata that something is developing along those lines. Get a look after the jump.
The English J-Stars Victory VS+, site has rolled out its latest promo for the crossover fighting game celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Shonen Jump magazine, now set to be released in Europe on June 26, followed by the Americas on June 30, on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, as well as a digital-only release on PS Vita. This one features Gon from Hunter x Hunter versus Ryo-san from the famously long running KochiKame.
The official VAP Hunter x Hunter site has rolled out a look at the goods that they're bringing to Jump Festa 2015, held this weekend at Makuhari Messe. In addition to special appearances by kigurumi Gon and Killua and sales of prize lottery tickets, they'll be presenting gold plated silver 925 earrings inspired by Alluka barrettes. Meanwhile, Bandai Premium is set to start taking orders for a Biscuit Krueger follow-up to their notorious Gon.
Like other successful manga, Hunter x Hunter has inspired stage productions. And, like other stage productions, HxH's were brilliantly strange. 2000's musical Musical Hunter × Hunter told an original story between the Yorknew and Greed Island arcs. 2004's "A Longing for Phalcnothdk ~ A Spider's Memory recounted the end of Yorknew. And, best known of these was 2002's The Nightmare of Zaoldyeck. Get a look after the jump.
Episode 148 of Hunter x Hunter is finally here and the staff and voices of the show have gone online to share how they celebrated the culmination of three years of a series that was clearly at least as well liked by those working on it as it was by the fans watching. Check it out after the jump.