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Sailor Moon's Takeuchi, Hunter X Hunter's Togashi Have 2nd Baby (Updated)

posted on 2009-12-24 20:11 EST
1-year-old baby revealed in delayed 27th Hunter X Hunter manga volume

Manga creator Yoshihiro Togashi revealed in the author's notes of his 27th Hunter X Hunter manga volume, which shipped on December 25, that he and Sailor Moon creator Naoko Takeuchi had their second baby. Togashi added, "Before we knew it, the baby was already one year old."

Togashi put his Hunter X Hunter shōnen action manga on hiatus in December of 2008, and the manga will return after a break of more than a year in next year's combined 5th/6th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on January 4. Not coincidentally, Viz Media will publish the 26th volume of the manga in North America on January 5.

Takeuchi and Togashi married in 1999, and the couple, nicknamed the "Princess" and "Prince" of the manga world, had a son in 2001. Takeuchi made her manga debut with her Love Call story in 1986. She created Codename wa Sailor V in 1991 before starting her most famous work, the 1992-1997 magical girl manga Sailor Moon.

Source: Oricon

Update: More background information and image of the author's notes added.


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