In the world of Hunter x Hunter, it is hard to outdo Hisoka. The Hunter is one of the series' most flamboyant characters, and his self-serving nature only highlights his sociopathic personality. When it comes to Hisoka, the character is just as likely to kill you as he is to hit on you. So, luckily, the creator of Hunter x Hunter kept Hisoka from offing one favorite character for good.
Hunter x Hunter ended its ongoing hiatus yesterday, and creator Yoshihiro Togashi celebrated the comeback with a slew of newly published notes. A new compilation volume of the Hunter x Hunter manga hit shelves when the series ended its hiatus, and Togashi shared several revealing notes within its pages. Thanks to fan translators, those notes have now been rewritten in English, leaving fans to learn Hisoka came very close to killing Machi.
"The thing that I most wanted to do was to let someone kill a member of the Troupe. The flow of the story had already been roughly decided but not who exactly Hisoka would kill in the end. Although Hisoka wished to kill Machi in that place, I rejected it," Togashi wrote.
"In keeping with the course of events on the boat, it was necessary to have a messenger to the rest of the Troupe. Based on the reflection and revenge from this fight, and the fact that Chrollo's ability should be curtailed, Hisoka coldly made the rational decision because I wanted to have his seriousness shown. I have a hunch that leaving Machie alive would like make things more interesting further down the road."
Of course, fans of Hunter x Hunter will know Machi did have a close encounter with the former Phantom Troupe member. Chrollo's defeat of Hisoka turned up the clownish character's sociopathic urges to an all-new level. When the Hunter ran into Machi following the loss, Hisoka toyed around with killing his former comrades, but the man let her escape to warn the Phantom Troupe of his impending revenge.
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.