Updated on September 12th, 2021
Hunter x Hunter, a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi has been on Hiatus for 1000 days. Hunter x Hunter went on hiatus after chapter 390 which was released on November 26, 2018
Hunter Hunter is considered one of the greatest shonen manga of all time. Despite going on Hiatus numerous times, the popularity of the series just keeps rising.
Why Hunter x Hunter Is On Hiatus?
Reason behind numerous Hunter X Hunter hiatus is author’s declining health. Yoshihiro Togashi, series creator suffers from chronic debilitating back pain for years now. This condition forces author to take frequent breaks from drawing. He also informed Hunter x Hunter fans about his situation:
The worst part of back pain is that it’s only after it gets a little better that you can go to the hospital
When your pain is a ten on a sale of one to teen, you can’t move your body even a centimeter throughout the night.
Creator of the series have said several times that he wants to finish the manga, no matter how much time it takes. Some fans have suggested that author should let someone else draw the manga for him, with him giving the guidelines. Good news is that author has not given up from making a comeback and fans are looking forward to it.
Hunter x Hunter manga started serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump since March 1998. Hunter x Hunter was adapted by Mad House into anime series which aired from Oct 2011 to Sept 2014 with total number of 148 episodes. Hunter x Hunter anime has a rating of 9.08 on My Anime List from almost 1.2 million users.
Hunter x Hunter story focuses on a young boy named Gon Freecss who discovers that his father, who left him at a young age, is actually a world-renowned Hunter, a licensed professional who specializes in fantastical pursuits such as locating rare or unidentified animal species, treasure hunting, surveying unexplored enclaves, or hunting down lawless individuals. Gon departs on a journey to become a Hunter and eventually find his father. Along the way, Gon meets various other Hunters and encounters the paranormal.
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