ANN: "The English-language Program Licensing Catalogue of the Japanese production company NTV lists the length of its new Hunter x Hunter television anime series as "45+ episodes (tentative)." It also lists the anime adaptation of Yuki Suetsugu's award-winning Chihayafuru manga at 25 episodes. The new Hunter x Hunter anime will premiere on October 2, while Chihayafuru will premiere on October 4.
In a separate development, voice actor Toshio Furukawa revealed on Saturday that he will play Satotz, the first examiner in the Hunter x Hunter story. The character was played by Hitoshi Bifu in the 2002 anime; the other characters in the new anime also have different voice actors from the previous anime."