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Hunter X Hunter Manga Put on Hold in Japan Again

posted on by Egan Loo
Previous hiatus lasted from March 2006 to October 2007

Issue #2 for 2008 (on sale December 10, 2007) of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter X Hunter adventure manga will go on hiatus in Japan again. The title just returned to the magazine on October 6 of this year, after being on an infamously extended hiatus that lasted one year and eight months. (The magazine had announced at the beginning of that earlier hiatus that it would last only a month.)

Shueisha's public relations department said the latest hiatus "is as planned. [The manga's] return date has yet to be determined." Togashi's message to readers on the latest magazine issue's Table of Contents page read in part, "I will be back as quickly as possible. I will do my best." The reason for the latest hiatus has not been given. The manga's story centers on a boy who follows in his famous, missing father's footsteps as a "Hunter." The manga has published 270 chapters since 1998.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun

Thank you to enjin2000 for the news tip.

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