The Countdown To 'Hunter x Hunter's Comeback Begins

Hunter x Hunter fans have gotten used to the series being on hiatus from time to time, but they'll [...]

Hunter x Hunter fans have gotten used to the series being on hiatus from time to time, but they'll certainly be excited to see the series return to Weekly Shonen Jump very soon.

The series last went on hiatus last August, so fans had been wondering when the series would be returning. There were rumors and reports about it coming back by the end of 2017, but now the series is officially coming back this year.

Hunter x Hunter was confirmed to be returning to Weekly Shonen Jump as part of Issue #09 on January 29. The series last left off at Chapter 370, and is currently in the middle of the Succession Contest arc.

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For those unfamiliar with Hunter x Hunter, the series was originally created by Yoshihiro Togashi. The story follows a young boy named Gon Freecss, who discovers that his previously thought to be dead father is in fact alive. Not only is he alive, he is a famous Hunter, a professional traveler who specializes in finding rare treasures, exploring unidentified lands, and hunting down dangerous individuals. Gon then decides that in order to meet his father he has to become a licensed Hunter, but in that journey gets wrapped up in way more strangeness than he ever could have anticipated.

The series first ran in Shuiesha's Weekly Shonen Jump in March 1998. Unforunately, the series has gone on a number of hiatuses ever since 2006 which were most likely incurred by bouts of illness Togashi experienced when publishing his last work, Yu Yu Hakusho. The series has run for 360 chapters, and been collected into 47 volumes as of 2017. It's one of Shueisha's most successful selling series with over 66 million copies sold in Japan.

Hunter x Hunter was then adapted into two different anime series. One series ran from 1999 to 2001 from Nippon Animation and lasted for 62 episodes. The second adaptation, produced by Madhouse, ran from 2011 to 2014.