May 12, 2023, is the date that all Hunter x Hunter fans should mark as Shuiesha revealed that the anime is inspiring a stage play. The highly anticipated theatrical production, directed and written by Akira Yamazaki, will be held at the esteemed Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo from May 12th to 28th. Adding to the sensory experience, renowned composer Gō Sakabe has lent his musical prowess to the production. The cast of the play is as follows:
- Shion Otomo (Gon)
- Nichika Akutsu (Killua)
- Yuki Ogoe (Kurapika)
- Shori Kondo (Leorio)
- Keigo Kitamura (Silva)
- Taizo Shiina (Zeno)
- Shogo Tazuro (Gotoh)
- Yusaka Kawasaki (Hanzo)
- Koki (Milluki)
- Kandai Ueda (Illumi)
- Hiroo Otaka (Netero)
- Hiruki Kiyama (Hisoka)
“Hunter x Hunter” is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. The series was first serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine in March 3, 1998, and has been ongoing ever since.
The story follows a young boy named Gon Freecss, who discovers that his father, Ging, is a legendary Hunter – a member of a group of skilled individuals who embark on dangerous and challenging adventures. Gon decides to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Hunter himself, and sets out on a journey to find him. Along the way, he meets a diverse cast of characters and encounters challenges that test his strength, courage, and resolve.
The “Hunter x Hunter” manga has been adapted into two anime series. The first adaptation, produced by Nippon Animation, aired from 1999 to 2001 and covered the first six story arcs of the manga. The second adaptation, directed by Madhouse, began airing in 2011 and is still ongoing, covering more of the manga’s story.
The anime series have been well-received by audiences and have been praised for their high-quality animation, well-developed characters, and thrilling storylines. “Hunter x Hunter” has also inspired several video games, light novels, and spin-off manga series.
Overall, the “Hunter x Hunter” franchise has become one of the most popular and beloved shonen anime and manga series of all time, with a dedicated fan base and a reputation for delivering compelling stories and memorable characters.
Fans are excited to be attending the stage play of Hunter x Hunter and we wish all the actors best of luck who are taking part in it. Can’t wait for May 12!