In a move that is sure to delight anime fans worldwide, Muse Asia has announced that it will start streaming the highly popular 2011 Hunter x Hunter anime and the TV anime adaptation of Megumi Hatakenaka’s novel, Tsukumogami Kashimasu on YouTube beginning Saturday. The plan is to stream new episodes of both series every day.
The Hunter x Hunter anime is a second adaptation of the manga created by Yoshihiro Togashi, which first hit the shelves of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine back in 1998. The series, which premiered in Japan in 2011 and ran for an impressive 148 episodes until its finale in 2014, is a faithful rendition of Togashi’s original narrative. It centers on the life of Gon Freecs, a young boy determined to become a Hunter in his quest to find his long-lost father, unraveling why he was abandoned to pursue the life of a Hunter.
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Over the years, the enduring popularity of Togashi’s manga has led to two TV anime adaptations, two anime films, and a series of original video anime titles.
Tsukumogami Kashimasu, which first aired in Japan in July 2018, is a visually stunning adaptation of Hatakenaka’s novel. This anime, brought to life under the direction of Masahiko Murata (known for his work on Gilgamesh and Baby Steps), was developed at Telecom Animation Film. The series composition was entrusted to Kento Shimoyama, while the unique character designs were crafted by Miho Yano and Hiromi Yoshinuma, based on Lily Hoshino’s original concepts.
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This enchanting series is set in old Edo’s Fukagawa ward (now modern-day Tokyo), during the Edo period. The story revolves around a pair of siblings, Okō and Seiji, who operate a rental shop called Izumoya. Known for renting everyday items to the area’s residents to aid in their frequent flood and fire evacuations, the shop has a secret stash of tsukumogami—ancient objects turned sentient after a hundred years. These unique items are occasionally loaned to customers, leading to a series of interesting encounters as both siblings can communicate with these spirits.
The opening theme song, “Get Into My Heart,” was performed by “MIYAVI vs. Kavka Shishido,” while the closing theme, “Koyoi wa Yume o Misasete,” was delivered by Mai Kuraki.
Kadokawa initially published the Tsukumogami Kashimasu novel in 2007, followed by its sequel, Tsukumogami, Asobō yo (Tsukumogami, Let’s Play) in 2013. Now, fans worldwide will be able to enjoy both these engaging stories as Muse Asia brings them to life on YouTube.
Source – Muse Asia’ Facebook