Coming to Toonami on April 16: Hunter x Hunter

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It was officially announced during Toonami’s Pre-Flight program, and not as an April Fool’s joke, that the highly popular series, Hunter x Hunter, will be coming on the Saturday night block. It will be replacing the current series Parasyte once that series ends and will be taking over its time slot at 1 AM.

Just recently at C2E2, the English dub for the series was announced by anime company Viz Media. This dub will be first heard during its time on the Toonami.


About Hunter x Hunter:

Drawn to the mystique of the unknown, Hunters travel the world in search of terrifying creatures, incredible riches, and unexplored lands. Gon Freecss is a naive-yet-determined young boy who aspires to join the ranks of these individuals, in order to find his missing father Ging – a master of the profession himself. To reach his goal, he partakes in the formidable Hunter Exam, a series of tests that push the participants to their physical and mental limits, with a Hunter License as the prize. During the exam Gon befriends vengeful Kurapika, doctor-to-be Leorio, and skilled assassin Killua, who have entered for their own reasons. But with the sinister Hisoka standing in their way, will Gon and his friends be able to succeed in obtaining their reward, or even escaping with their lives? (via

This is a much requested show but viewers and fans of the show. I haven’t seen it personally but I look forward to this when it finally airs. Are you also excited for Hunter x Hunter premiering on US Television. Let us know in the comments below.

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