CineLife Entertainment and Viz Media are bringing the English dub of the anime movie Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission to select theaters in North America and Canada. The movie released in Japan on December 27, 2013 but has yet to be dubbed in English. The Last Mission begins before the plot of Hunter x Hunter, some decades ago, when the chairman of the Hunters Association, Isaac Netero, defeats a powerful enemy known as Jed. In the present, 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!
The film served as a reboot of the Hunter x Hunter series. Hunter x Hunter had its first United States screening the Japan Film Festival in San Francisco, California on July 26, 2014. Viz Media announced at Anime NYC in November 2018 that the English dub of the movie will be shown in North America.
The English dub of Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission is set to premiere January 30, 2019, presented by CineLife Entertainment and Viz Media.
The film is directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi and is the second film based on the Hunter × Hunter manga series created by Yoshihiro Togashi, the first being “Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rogue.” Hunter x Hunter focuses on a young boy named Gon Freecss, who discovers that his father, who he was told was dead, is actually alive and a world-renowned Hunter, a licensed profession for those who specialize in fantastic pursuits such as locating rare or unidentified animal species, treasure hunting, surveying unexplored enclaves, or hunting down lawless individuals. Despite being abandoned by his father, Gon departs upon a journey to follow in his footsteps, pass the rigorous Hunter Examination, and eventually find his father. Along the way, Gon meets various other Hunters and also encounters the paranormal.
Source: CineLife Entertainment website