This new Hunter × Hunter anime was announced in July 2011. It is a complete reboot of the series starting from the beginning of the manga and following it faithfully, unlike the first anime. It's directed by Hiroshi Kōjina, 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 story begins with a young boy named Gon Freecs, who one day discovers that the father whom he thought was dead, is in fact alive and well. He learns that his father, Ging, is a legendary "Hunter", an individual who has proven themself an elite member of humanity. Despite the fact that Ging left his son with his relatives in order to pursue his own dreams, Gon becomes determined to follow in his father's footsteps, pass the rigorous "Hunter Examination", and eventually find his father to become a Hunter in his own right. This is a whole new transformation for the 1999 original series and I suggest that Hx H fans should watch this because it explains so much things that they haven't on the original series. Plus, everything is modernized (you'll see what I mean once you've watched it) and you'll have fun comparing the differences of the original and this new version.