The Hunter x Hunter manga has been on hiatus for over a year now due to Yoshihiro Togashi’s health condition, but a fan recently went to the summer festival in Togashi’s home town of Shinjo, Yamagata, and spotted a new festival float illustration by the popular manga creator.
In addition to this, with the manga being on hiatus for so long, Book-Off and other Japanese bookstores have labelled the Hunter x Hunter manga as “finished” and are selling the 32 volumes as a complete set for 7,000-7,500 yen ($59-$63).
Japanese fans have reacted with comments like “It’s like it’s finished,” and “I think it’s better if the manga ended there”, while others are ranting and protesting the labeling with “Hey, don’t finish the manga!,” and “LOL, Don’t give up!”
Hunter x Hunter is a manga series by Yoshihiro Togashi. The series started in 1998 and is published in Shueisha’s weekly Shonen Jump Magazine. To date the series has a total of 32 volumes. Yoshihiro Togashi placed the manga on hiatus in March 2012 after setting the record for longest run without breaks, without any news of when the manga will return. The series received an anime adaptation in 1999 from Nippon Animation that ended in 2001, followed by a series of OVAs. A new animated series relaunched in 2011 from Madhouse, retelling the series from the start. Madhouse also produced two animated films, which released in 2013. There has also been two musicals based on the series, and a slew of video games have been released from Konami and Bandai Namco.
Remake of the 1999 TV series of Hunter x Hunter based on the manga by Togashi Yoshihiro.
A Hunter is one who travels the world doing all sorts of dangerous tasks. From capturing criminals to searching deep within uncharted lands for any lost treasures. Gon is a young boy whose father disappeared long ago, being a Hunter. He believes if he could also follow his father’s path, he could one day reunite with him.
After becoming 12, Gon leaves his home and takes on the task of entering the Hunter exam, notorious for its low success rate and high probability of death to become an official Hunter. He befriends the revenge-driven Kurapica, the doctor-to-be Leorio and the rebellious ex-assassin Killua in the exam, with their friendship prevailing throughout the many trials and threats they come upon taking on the dangerous career of a Hunter.