The return of the Hunter x Hunter manga, closer than ever: “four more chapters”

It’s been over three years since Hunter x Hunter disappeared from the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump. In the November 26, 2018 issue, Yoshihiro Togashi, the book’s author, wrote a short note for the magazine in which he said the following: “Starting next week, I will take a break. Once I have decided on the resumption date, we will announce it here”. Since then, silence, the most painful, the deepest and the deafest of silences. Until now.

These days, a mysterious Twitter account has been linked with Togashi and a certain message posted on it about Hunter x Hunter is racking up over 115,000 retweets and 270,000 likes. In this message, you can read “Four more episodes”. Imagine the fuss and fuss that ensued when Yusuke Murata, the mangaka behind One Punch-Man, confirmed that the account indeed belongs to Yoshihiro Togashi and hinted at the return of Hunter x Hunter.

Why did Hunter x Hunter stop?

Obviously, there is no specific date for this return and the number of chapters that make it up is unknown, but hope is gaining ground for the first time in a long time. Hunter x Hunter is the manga with the longest hiatus in history. The only series Shueisha Publishing and Weekly Shonen Jump magazine have allowed to take such a break. An exception out of respect for his success and Yoshihiro Togashi, who had to quit due to serious health issues resulting from stress and pressure.

Togashi once explained his situation, which was related to an extreme case of lower back pain that prevented him from moving from the bed. The mangaka acknowledged that he had reached a point where, for him, “happiness consists of being able to go to the bathroom or sit in a chair”. Given his age (56) and cases as tragic as that of Kentaro Miura and Berserk last year, many were those who no longer expected to see him return to work. However, he always remained with the intention of doing so despite the difficulties. “I know there has come a time when either the story ends or I leave this world before it happens. I intend this to be the first. »

Hopefully there will be some good news soon about its status and the return of the Hunter x Hunter manga.

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