On February 10, 2024, Fuji TV announced the Viral Hit anime adaptation, Taejin Park’s popular manhwa. It is scheduled to premiere in April 2024 with the Japanese title Kenka Dokugaku. A preview trailer was also released that showcases the character design.
Okuruto Noboru (known for Tomodachi Game) is responsible for the animation of the Viral Hit anime adaptation. It will be produced by the production company Slow Curve. Other information involving the singers of the opening (the preview of the anime’s opening has also been released), the ending and the definite release date are yet to be announced.
Preview Trailer Out for Viral Hit Anime Adaptation
The official channels of both Fuji TV and Crunchyroll have uploaded the preview trailer that shows the protagonist, Yoo Hobin getting brutally beaten up by his classmates. The trailer ends with an injured Yoo Hobin posed to strike.
As mentioned earlier, animation studio Okuruto Noburo will be animating the series and further information, regarding the main cast and particular release date are yet to be released.
Masakazu Hishida will direct the series whereas Miyazaki Satomi is responsible for the character designs. The series will be composed by Onoo Toshiya and the music is produced by Yamada Yutaka.
Crunchyroll will be streaming this anime to global audiences.
What is Viral Hit about?
The Viral Hit manhwa is written by Taejin Park (also known for Lookism) and illustrated by Kim Junghyun. The serialisation of the series had begun in November 2019, with the comic platform Webtoon responsible for its English serialization in October, 2020.
Viral Hit is an action manhwa series that narrates the experiences of a high school student named Yoo Hobin. He is intensely bullied by his classmates and Pakgo who is a streamer on NewTube, a popular streaming platform. His domestic life is full of troubles too, with his mother in the hospital and his part-time jobs to make ends meet.
One day, while Pakgo is streaming, Hobin accidentally spills water over his cameraman, Jiksae. This causes him to get disconnected and of course, Hobin faces his rage. However, they later find out that the camera was still recording, meaning the boys were caught fighting.
The fight gets uploaded on the internet which garners a revenue of a whopping ten million won. This leads Hobin and Jiksae to partner up and make as much money as possible through NewTube.
Webtoon describes the synopsis of Viral Hit as:
Scrawny high school student Hobin Yu is probably the last guy you’d expect to star in a NewTube channel that revolves around fighting. But after following some advice from a mysterious NewTube channel, Hobin is soon knocking out guys stronger than him and raking in more money than he could have ever dreamed of. Can Hobin keep this up, or will he eventually meet his match?