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[Nippon TV] HUNTER X HUNTER smartphone game launches in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau
NIPPON TV'S HIT SMART PHONE GAME "HUNTER × HUNTER" EXPANDS TO TAIWAN, HONG KONG AND MACAU
HUNTER × HUNTER is originally a manga written by Yoshihiro Togashi on "Weekly Jump", a weekly manga magazine with over 50 years of success in the competitive industry. Nippon TV created the animation version that started airing in 2011 to immediate success in Japan and was also sold to almost 200 territories globally.
HUNTER × HUNTER continues to be a very popular IP, and its business has expanded from the original manga to animation and feature film (created, aired/streamed and distributed by Nippon TV, which is a member of the Production Committee), to many other fruitful businesses that span from multiple successful merchandize realizations to even cafes, and now digital games.
"After the global success of the animation series and a hit game enjoyed by anime and game fans on China's Tencent platform, we immediately started talks on expanding the HUNTER x HUNTER smart phone game to other territories," commented Mr. Sho Shimada, Sales and Licensing, International Business Development for Nippon TV.
"We were able to work with an enthusiastic publisher and are happy to release this in such a short time. The game took several years to develop, and we are