After a four-year hiatus, the popular manga “Hunter X Huntercould make a comeback.
Yoshihiro Togashi, the artist behind the popular shonen battle manga, took to Twitter on Monday and appeared to tease new chapters in the series. In his first tweet, which garnered over 800,000 likes and 200,000 retweets, Togashi posted a photo of what appears at the edge of a manga sketch, with a caption that roughly translates to “four more episodes for the moment”.
Shortly after the post went live, fellow manga artist Yusuke Murata, best known for creating “One Punch Man”, tweeted it and confirmed the account was legit, saying it was “with the ‘man himself’.
One of the most popular manga series of all time, with over 79 million copies in circulation, “Hunter x Hunter” faced many interruptions during its run, due to Togashi’s struggles. against disease and back pain. The last published chapter, 390, was published in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2018. The series is licensed and published in the United States by Viz Media.
First published in 1998, “Hunter x Hunter” is set in a world filled with “Hunters”, special mercenaries who travel the world in search of treasure or criminals. The story follows Gon Freecss, a young boy who sets out to become a hunter in order to find his missing father, as he encounters paranormal danger and develops a team of allies in his travels around the world. The manga has been adapted for television twice, starting with a 62-episode series that ran from 1999 to 2001. The second anime series, which ran from 2011 to 2014 for 148 episodes, is currently on. available to stream on Netflix.
Besides “Hunter x Hunter,” Togashi is best known for his acclaimed 1990 manga “YuYu Hakusho,” as well as his marriage to “Sailor Moon” creator Naoko Takeuchi.
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