'Hunter x Hunter' Releases Cool 360-Degree Video

Shueisha is celebrating 50 years of their Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, and it has resulted in many [...]

Shueisha is celebrating 50 years of their Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, and it has resulted in many cool collaborative efforts fans have been eating up. But their latest effort might just be the coolest one yet.

Teaming with Honda, which is promoting the upcoming release of their latest "Fit" model later this year, Shueisha released a 360-degree video which places viewers in the seat of cede Honda while famous scenes and moments from the Hunter x Hunter scroll by.

The video works especially well on mobile, but there is an option to watch and fully enjoy the full perspective on desktop as well. Although the series may currently be on its latest hiatus, fans are glad to see Hunter x Hunter get this kind of appreciation especially now that it too is celebrating its 20th Anniversary.

Hunter x Hunter launched an official collaboration with ANimate cafe in Japan running from April 17 to May 13. You can check out more information on the official website (which you can check out here), and fans who vist the shop can purchase small charms featuring the series' characters like Gon, Killua, Kurapika, Leorio, and even the deadly members of the Phantom Troupe in adorable service maid uniforms.

If you want to celebrate your love of Hunter x Hunter in a different way, Premium Bandai is also currently selling a replica set of its Greed Island card game. It runs 8,800 yen (about $78 USD) and Premium Bandai will be taking orders with shipment beginning in April. If this seems like it would be too cumbersome but you still want to show off your love of Hunter x Hunter, you can do so with Premium Bandai's other replica offering, the Beatle 07.

For those unfamiliar with Hunter x Hunter, the series was originally created by Yoshihiro Togashi. The story follows a young boy named Gon Freecss, who discovers that his previously thought to be dead father is in fact alive. Not only is he alive, he is a famous Hunter, a professional traveler who specializes in finding rare treasures, exploring unidentified lands, and hunting down dangerous individuals. Gon then decides that in order to meet his father he has to become a licensed Hunter, but in that journey gets wrapped up in way more strangeness than he ever could have anticipated.

The series first ran in Shuiesha's Weekly Shonen Jump in March 1998. Unfortunately, the series has gone on a number of hiatuses ever since 2006 which were most likely incurred by bouts of illness Togashi experienced when publishing his last work, Yu Yu Hakusho. The series has run for 360 chapters, and been collected into 47 volumes as of 2017. It's one of Shueisha's most successful selling series with over 66 million copies sold in Japan.