Hunter X Hunter is coming to the Adult Swim Toonami block. While no stranger to television in Japan, Hunter X Hunter is being rebooted with a new cast of voice actors for the American edition. These voice actors include Erica Mendez as Gon Freecss, Cristina Vee as Killus Zoldyck, Matthew Mercer as Leorio, Keith Silverstein as Hisoka, and Erika Harlacher as Kurapika.
Hunters are a special breed that track down treasures, magical beasts and other people. Each special pursuit requires a license, and less than one in a hundred thousand can pass the difficult qualification exam. Those who do pass get access to restricted items, information and the title of Hunter. In the reboot, Gon departs on a journey to become a Pro Hunter, as the risk of life and limb. He meets other applicants or the exam, all with a desire to be the best Hunter in the world.
“HUNTER X HUNTER is a fast-paced fantasy adventure beautifully animated by studio MADHOUSE and we are pleased to debut the series on Adult Swim’s Toonami with a first-ever English dub that adheres very closely to the storyline depicted in the original manga series,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager, Animation. “We invite audiences to immerse themselves in this action-filled anime series and catch a new episode broadcast premiere each week!”
The first episode of Hunter X Hunter will premiere on Saturday, April 16 at 1:00am EST/PST, with future episodes airing each Saturday. Make sure to set your DVR if you’re not a night owl.