Hunter x Hunter fans, this is not a drill. If you have dreamed of a day when the acclaimed manga ends its lengthy hiatus, then you should know that time is near. Thanks to the most recent issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, fans have learned that Hunter x Hunter will resume serialization in June.
Yes, this June; Not next summer or the year after that. Come June 26th, new chapters of Hunter x Hunter will be available, and Yoshihiro Togashi will be the man behind the manga masterpieces.
If you have not kept up with Hunter x Hunter and its enduring hiatus saga, then you should count yourself lucky. For fans, the series' absence has been difficult to deal with. Hunter x Hunter was first put on hiatus back in August 2014 before it returned in April 2016. However, the manga only went on for a couple months before Togashi went on another hiatus which has lasted up until now.
Recently, rumors began circulating that Hunter x Hunter was gearing up for a comeback. News broke that a compilation manga volume for the series would go on sale this June, sparking speculation of Togashi's return. However, Shueisha released a statement about the rumors, saying that the return of Hunter x Hunterwas still undecided.
Well, it seems like the publisher finally got a firm answer on the question, and it is one fans have been dreaming about for about a year now.
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?"
HUNTER X HUNTER MANGA SERIALISATION WILL RETURN JUNE 26 IN SHONEN JUMP. pic.twitter.com/AHfD6nAh0a— YonkouProductions (@YonkouProd) May 26, 2017
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.