By Tyler Trosper / October 21st, 2016
Viz Media announced a home video release for the first 13 episodes of the hit series Hunter X Hunter. The collection is uncut and releases October 25th. Best Buy stores in the U.S. will have a special Steelbook Edition along with the standard DVD and Bluray collections. The series is currently airing on Toonami.
For more information, such as pricing, Viz Media provided a press release:
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE HOME MEDIA RELEASE OF HUNTER X HUNTER SEASON 1
Action-Packed Anime Series Reboot Based On The Bestselling HUNTER X HUNTER Manga Arrives On Blu-ray and DVD; Best Buy Offers Exclusive Steelbook Edition
San Francisco, CA, October 20, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delivers action-packed, supernatural adventure as it announces the home media release of the HUNTER X HUNTER anime series on October 25th.
The upcoming release will feature the first-quarter of Season 1 and will be available as Standard Edition Blu-ray and Standard Edition DVD sets that each contain 13 uncut episodes along with many never-before-seen extras. Uncut English dubbed as well as Japanese subtitled dialogue options are available on both formats. A HUNTER X HUNTER Set 1 Steelbook™ Edition will be available exclusively in the U.S. from Best Buy. HUNTER X HUNTER is rated “TV-14.”
The HUNTER X HUNTER Set 1 Standard Edition Blu-ray will carry an MSRP of $54.97 U.S. / $63.99 CAN; the HUNTER X HUNTER Set 1 Standard Edition DVD will carry an MSRP of $39.99 U.S. / $51.99 CAN; the HUNTER X HUNTER Set 1 Steelbook Edition exclusive to Best Buy will carry an MSRP of $63.38 U.S.
In the HUNTER X HUNTER anime series, abundant riches, hidden treasures, fearsome monsters, and exotic creatures are scattered around the world… Gon departs on a journey to become an elite Hunter who risks his life in search of the unknown. Along the way, he meets other applicants for the Hunter exam: Kurapika, Leorio, and Killua. Can Gon pass the rigorous challenges of the Hunter exam and become the best Hunter in the world!? His wild and epic journey is about to begin!!
“HUNTER X HUNTER combines vivid animation, strongly developed characters and an action-driven storyline that captivates audiences from the very first episode,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager, Animation. “The series has thrilled fans across North America on Toonami and we are very excited to now announce the home media release. Catch all the fun and action this October!”
The HUNTER X HUNTER anime series reboots the popular HUNTER X HUNTER manga originally created by Yoshihiro Togashi. The anime adventure is broadcast in North America on Adult Swim’s Toonami and was produced by the famed animation studio, MADHOUSE. The fresh English voice cast includes the talented Erica Mendez as Gon Freecss, Cristina Vee as Killua Zoldyck, Keith Silverstein as Hisoka, and Erika Harlacher as Kurapika.
In the original HUNTER X HUNTER manga series, which is also published by VIZ Media (rated ‘T’ for Teens), Hunters are a special breed, dedicated to tracking down treasures, magical beasts, and even other people. But such pursuits require a license, and less than one in a hundred thousand can pass the grueling qualification exam. Those who do pass gain access to restricted areas, amazing stores of information, and the right to call themselves Hunters.
For more information on HUNTER X HUNTER or other anime and manga titles available from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.
Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at www.VIZ.com.
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