Hunter x Hunter Confirms Comeback Date, Viz Media SimulPub

Hunter x Hunter fans have been rejoicing all week as the news of the popular series is finally returning. The critically acclaimed manga is ending its lengthy hiatus this summer. Thanks to the most recent issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, fans have learned that Hunter x Hunter will resume serialization in June.

On Tuesday, vice president for Shonen Jump at Viz Media confirmed that Hunter x Hunter will be returning and running in the English digital version as well as the source Japanese. The manga has been on hiatus since 2014 that originally started as a two-week hiatus for the author's serious lower back pain.

The official website of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump announced that the manga will officially resume on June 26. The manga's 34th compiled book volume is also slated for release on the same day.

You can read Viz Media’s synopsis of Hunter x Hunter below:

“Hunters are a special breed, dedicated to tracking down treasures, magical beasts and even other people. But such pursuits require a license, and less than one in a hundred thousand can pass the grueling qualification exam. Those who do pass gain access to restricted areas, amazing stores of information and the right to call themselves “Hunters.” Can Gon, a country boy, follow his father and join their ranks?”

Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga career began in 1986 at the age of twenty, when he won the coveted Osamu Tezuka Award for new manga artists. He debuted in the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1989 with the romantic comedy Tende Showaru Cupid. From 1990 to 1994, he wrote and drew the hit manga YuYu Hakusho, which was followed by the dark-comedy science fiction series Level E and the adventure series Hunter x Hunter. In 1999, he married the manga artist Naoko Takeuchi.

If you are not familiar with Hunter x Hunter, then you can definitely get acquainted. The shonen series is one filled with hijinks and thrilling action since it follows a young boy named Gon Freecs who dreams of becoming a Hunter. Determined to pass the challenging Hunter Examination, Gon and his comrades begin their journey to become revered Hunters and cause a ruckus along the way.

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