Shonen Jump Chart Shows How Much Changed Since Hunter x Hunter Hiatus

Hunter x Hunter is surprisingly readying a comeback from its longest hiatus in the series to date, and now the series creator has revealed the first look at the work's returning chapters with a special new tease! Following reports of a mysterious Twitter account popping up potentially belonging to Hunter x Hunter and Yu Yu Hakusho series creator Yoshihiro Togashi, it was confirmed by One-Punch Man artist Yusuke Murata that the account indeed belonged to the prominent creator and now the teases about the manga's potential return are heating up more than ever. Now the creator has thrown more fuel onto the fire himself.  

With Hunter x Hunter last hitting with a new chapter in 2018, the state of the Shonen Jump magazine has changed quite a lot since the manga has been in it. At the same time, there's still no guarantee that the manga will actually return this year so there could be even more changes! As analyst @Josu_ke on put together in a slick chart for fans on Twitter, there have been a ton of series that have ended, many more than have began, and even a few that ended and began in the time since Hunter x Hunter last published a chapter! Check it out below: 

Reports of Hunter x Hunter's potential return popped up with a mysterious Twitter account that was confirmed by One-Punch Man artist Yusuke Murata to actually belong to Yoshihiro Togashi. This update teased that he had completed at least four more chapters, and given that his original plan was to release a new batch of ten chapters with each comeback, there's a good chance this is four out of the a full ten that fans might get later. But the only unfortunate thing about the update is that there is still no telling when the series will actually return. 

As the chart demonstrates, 12 series had ended over the course of Hunter x Hunter's hiatus. Then there are 27 series that started and ended over that time. Only four series have managed to stick around the entire time, and that's long before the series actually returns. But what do you think? How do you feel about how much Shonen Jump has changed since Hunter x Hunter has been a part of it? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments!