A hot new report
coming out of Japan tonight reveals plans for an upcoming anime film adaptation of Hunter x Hunter
, which I do believe would be a first for this series - which has so far spawned several OVA and TV anime adaptations, over the past 14 years. The latest of them, of course, is the ongoing TV series that began airing in Japan (and also streaming on Crunchyroll) last October.
The report mentions that this upcoming Hunter x Hunter Movie
will tell an original story, although otherwise it's rather scarce on details. Presumably, studio Madhouse will animate it.
In the original manga, Gon Freecs' father abandoned him as a baby in order to become a Hunter, an elite class with a license to go anywhere or do almost anything. Now 12 years old, Gon wishes to follow in his father's footsteps and become a great Hunter. While Gon faces the unexpected challenges the Hunter Examination throws at him, he makes friends with three other candidates: Kurapika, Leorio, and Killua.