I may get some flack for not being the most knowledgeable anime fan, but that didn’t stop me from catching up big time in 2016. Hunter X Hunter was a huge, surprise stop for me that year in getting familar with one of the most signature, harrowing adventures ever told in anime history, though unfamiliar as I was with the animated side stories and features released in 2013.
Thus, we have the latest campaign now underway from Viz Media with the planned theatrical run for Hunter X Hunter: The Last Mission, following an announcement last November. Kawaguchi Keiichiro took to the helm for the feature animated adventure that now brings back our quartet of heroic hunters, Gon, Killua, Kurapika and Leorio for an otherwise new adventure finally arriving stateside and on the big screen on January 30.
Tickets are now on sale courtesy of CineLife Entertainment, so hit ’em up and check your logistics for exhibitors hosting its theatrical release!
Presented in partnership with CineLife Entertainment, the event cinema and alternative programming division of Spotlight Cinema Networks, HUNTER X HUNTER: THE LAST MISSION will be presented in both subtitled and dubbed formats at select theaters nationwide.
In HUNTER X HUNTER: THE LAST MISSION, the Battle Olympia tournament at Heaven’s Arena is about to begin! Gon, Killua, Kurapika and Leorio plan on watching the matches along with the other Hunters and VIPs in attendance. As they wait, a raid by The Shadow ends the festivities. Skilled fighters fall one by one to their terrifying ability called On, a dark power derived from malice. When their leader Jed captures Netero and declares death to all Hunters in the name of vengeance, Gon and Killua rush to defeat him!
“We are excited to partner with CineLife Entertainment for the first time to bring HUNTER X HUNTER: THE LAST MISSION to all corners of the nation,” says Brian Ige, Vice President, Animation. “Audiences can enjoy all the must-see action in theaters filled with fellow HUNTER X HUNTER fans this month!”
“We are thrilled to be able to offer the theatrical North American premiere of VIZ Media’s anime adventure HUNTER X HUNTER: THE LAST MISSION to all fans and audiences,” says Mark Rupp, Managing Director, CineLife Entertainment.
The HUNTER X HUNTER anime series reboots the popular HUNTER X HUNTER manga created by Yoshihiro Togashi (published by VIZ Media and rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens). The anime adventure was produced by the famed animation studio, MADHOUSE, and has been seen widely in North America on Adult Swim’s Toonami. VIZ Media is the official North American distributor of the HUNTER X HUNTER anime series and holds the broadcast rights, digital streaming rights, home video rights and merchandising rights to the series.