Yoshihiro Togashi Teases Hunter x Hunter Manga's Return (Updated)
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Yoshihiro Togashi created a Twitter account and teased on Tuesday that his Hunter X Hunter manga would return from its current hiatus. He posted a picture with a manuscript with the number "6" and stated that there were four more chapters "for now." Togashi commented in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine that he has finished the rough drafts for 10 chapters, which is the typical amount for a compiled book volume. The number "6" refers to how many manuscripts he has finished out of those 10 chapters, which means there are four more to go. He did not reveal when the chapters would debut.
Update: Togashi added a picture with the number "7" on Friday.
Togashi also shared a picture of what appears to be an illustrated tree.
The manga has been on hiatus since November 2018. The manga returned from a previous hiatus in September 2018 after going on hiatus in April 2018. The manga previously went on hiatus in September 2017, and Togashi announced at the time that he planned to resume the series before the end of the year. The manga then resumed in January 2018. The manga had gone on other numerous hiatuses prior to these.
Togashi launched the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1998. The manga inspired two television anime series, two anime films, and several original video anime titles. Shueisha published the manga's 36th compiled book volume in October 2018. Viz Media released the 36th volume in North America in August 2019.
The manga's second television anime adaptation premiered in Japan in 2011 and ran for 148 episodes. The final episode premiered in 2014.
Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. The series retold the story of Togashi's original manga from the beginning. The story follows Gon Freecs as he strives to become a Hunter in order to find his father and to find the reason why his father abandoned him as a baby to become a Hunter.
Update: Fixed Togashi's intended meaning with "four chapters for now." ANN previously reported that Togashi was working on "four" new chapters, but that number is actually 10. Also added more Tweet updates from Togashi. Thank, xScar. Sources: Yoshihiro Togashi's Twitter account, Oricon
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