A source linked to the Hunter X Hunter franchise told the Mainchi Shimbun paper's Mantan Web site that production on the first anime film based on Yoshihiro Togashi's manga has been green-lit. Even though there have been two television anime series, including one ongoing one, there have not been a theatrical anime in the 14 years of the manga's serialization. According to Mainichi's source, the story of the film be an entirely original one.
According to Mainichi, Togashi will publish a message in this year's 16th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on Monday.
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