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Taejun Pak, Kim Junghyun’s Webtoon Goes Viral, TV Anime Set for April, Stream on Crunchyroll

Fuji TV revealed on Saturday that the webtoon series ‘Viral Hit‘, from writer and storyboard artist Taejun Pak and illustrator Kim Junghyun, will be adapted into a television anime. This adaptation is set to debut on Fuji TV‘s Ultra+ slot in April under the Japanese name Kenka Dokugaku (the Japanese title for the webtoon).

Version with English subtitles

Picture courtesy of Viral Hit anime’s official webpage

Alongside, Crunchyroll also declared that it will broadcast the series in synchronization with its airing during the Spring 2024 season. It will be available for streaming across North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS.

The acclaimed director Masakazu Hishida, known for his works like ‘Fairy Ranmaru‘ and ‘KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm’, takes the helm for this anime at Okuruto Noboru. Other members include script supervisor Toshiya Ono (famous for ‘The Promised Neverland‘, ‘Land of the Lustrous‘), character designer Satomi Miyazaki (‘Tomodachi Game‘) and the music composer Yutaka Yamada (‘Tokyo Ghoul‘, ‘Vinland Saga‘). Slow Curve is producing the series.

Webtoon presents the plot description as follows:

Hobin Yu, a skinny high schooler, is the last person you’d expect as the star of a NewTube channel dedicated to fighting scenes. However, after heeding advice from a cryptic NewTube channel, Hobin starts to defeat stronger opponents and earn money beyond his wildest dreams. The question is, can Hobin maintain this, or is he bound to encounter an unbeatable opponent eventually?

The webtoon was first published in Korean in November 2019. The English version was launched by Webtoon in October 2020, and there have been 203 chapters published as of February 6. It is available on the LINE Manga app in Japan.

Apart from ‘Viral Hit’, Taejun Pak has authored ‘Lookism’ and holds the position of CEO at PTJ Comics.

Reference: Comic Natalie, Crunchyroll (Kyle Cardine)

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