Four years after its hiatus, Hunter x Hunter creator Yoshihiro Togashi has confirmed on Twitter that he’s currently working on four new chapters.
Anime and manga fans have been eating well as of late. Among other things, there is the continued success of Spy x Family that has taken the anime world by storm. There is also the upcoming season of Chainsaw Man and Jujutsu Kaisen that (hopefully) will come out within the next year. And now, anime and manga fans have one more thing to celebrate as Hunter x Hunter is finally coming back. That’s right, the iconic shonen manga is exiting its hiatus to treat readers to brand new chapters.
On May 24, a new Twitter account seemingly belonging to the manga’s creator creator Yoshihiro Togashi popped up and tweeted that he was going to work on four more chapters. The accompanying picture had a six on the bottom of what looked like a manga page, seemingly alluding to how Togashi has already written six chapters and will be writing four more. While some initially thought that the news was too good to be true, One Punch Man author Yasuke Murata quoted the tweet and said that it’s real and he was just with the man. Togashi’s tweet went viral, raking over one million likes and his new account gaining more than a million followers. And just like that, fans around the world rejoiced in celebration.
とりあえずあと4話。 pic.twitter.com/OwoB4ljp1x— 冨樫義博 (@Un4v5s8bgsVk9Xp) May 24, 2022
THE LEGEND RETURNS
In case you aren’t familiar with the manga or haven’t seen the anime, it revolves around a boy named Gon Freecss who discovers that his father, Gling, is a hunter. Hunters are basically very special licensed professionals with the ability to do a whole host of activities such as hunt unique animals or go after individuals of concern. Gling leaves his son at a young age and Gon decides to become a hunter himself with the hopes of finding his father. Along the way, readers follow Gon’s adventures as a hunter.
Many rightfully consider Hunter x Hunter as one of the most iconic manga and anime of all time. It’s up there alongside greats like Naruto. The manga first appeared on Weekly Shonen Jump beginning March 1998. The popular anime adaption began airing from October 2011 to September 2014. Following the release of the latest chapter in 2018, many fans were hoping that the series would get a conclusion and avoid the fates of other works such as Takehiko Inoue’s Vagabond. So much so in fact that fans created a hiatus chart for the manga.
Clearly, the hopes, wishes, and prayers of fans have finally been answered. 2022 seems to be the year of the dormant manga revival as even the late Kentaro Miura’s Berserk manga is getting six new chapters to finish the current arc before starting a new one. It should be noted though that one of the main reasons why the manga hasn’t gotten a proper conclusion until now is because Yoshihiro Togashi has suffered from chronic back pain. He has been vocal in the past about how the grueling manga production schedule and his severe back pains have made it hard to continue his work on a regular basis.
TIME TO CELEBRATE
No word yet on when the new chapters will be released. And, of course, with new chapters probably means we might see the return of the anime adaption down the line. . As we wait for the official release, here are some fan reactions on the internet as they celebrate around the virtual bonfire of the beloved manga’s return.
Gon and Killua’s voice actors reaction about hunter x hunter’s comback is the cutest thing ?❤ pic.twitter.com/rHjBbjPJSA— cia (@osaragiwrshppr) May 24, 2022
HUNTER X HUNTER FINALLY COMING BACK!!LESSGOOO ??? pic.twitter.com/40wPxIYT2g— Mikey Himiko (@fruityjmsz) May 24, 2022
HUNTER X HUNTER IS FOR REAL COMING BACK LETS GOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/0jpLCAvUBu— Johnny (@JohnnySpittin) May 24, 2022
Hunter x Hunter is coming back. This is not a drill. pic.twitter.com/osX8ZegDeb— whimsydearest (@whimsydearest) May 24, 2022
Hunter x hunter is back ?? pic.twitter.com/tUXIViEcH8— Hunter X Hunter (@HxHVizuals) May 24, 2022
Hunter x Hunter fans right now pic.twitter.com/ZizbhIOHqP— Dani | Bleach ? (@ichigod22) May 24, 2022
Nobody:— ???? (@SageWeeb) May 24, 2022
Hunter x Hunter fans today: pic.twitter.com/WbrCBJYNrw
Since Hunter X Hunter is coming back, I gotta remind yall that it’s the best shonen anime to ever exist. pic.twitter.com/7LlDs0ryzs— Lᴏʀᴅ Vɪɴsᴍᴏᴋᴇ ? (@normalguy201) May 24, 2022
if you told me yesterday that THEE yoshihiro togashi will announce a hunter x hunter comeback using twitter i would have told you that you need to be put in an institution pic.twitter.com/Ku5uj1CA8S— ً (@ihsoka) May 24, 2022
Hunter x Hunter is coming FINALLY back and it’s not a joke this time pic.twitter.com/wqrsCPas62— kira ? (@kirawontmiss) May 24, 2022
” Hunter x Hunter is back “— ✣ (@raplineshero) May 24, 2022
Anya from Spy x Family anime : pic.twitter.com/0mlDb9eZHs
Hunter x Hunter manga actually coming back pic.twitter.com/HoPzwy6dnc— JOL (@Saitamagoated) May 24, 2022
hunter x hunter nation… we can finally smile again pic.twitter.com/vHsMmXNBUy— an⁷ (@killugonist) May 24, 2022
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