The new Hunter × Hunter anime adaptation was announced in July 2011. It is a complete reboot of the series starting from the beginning of the manga. It's directed by Hiroshi K?jina, produced by Madhouse, and features scripts by Jun Maekawa and character designs by Takahiro Yoshimatsu. Instead of having the old cast reprise their roles for the new adaptation, the series features an entirely new cast to voice the characters. The new series premiered airing weekly on Nippon Television from October 2, 2011.