After a good, dozen-chapter run in which author comments suggested considerable health improvement and maintenance, Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter x Hunter manga will again be going on hiatus. More after the jump.
It's a holiday weekend coming up in the US, meaning that Adult Swim's Toonami block is programming a marathon. For July 2, 2016, it's seven episodes of Hunter x Hunter between 11:30pm and 2:30am, specifically, the first seven. Check out the promo after the jump.
According to the latest report published by Oricon, the 33rd volume of Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter x Hunter manga takes first place in its weekly manga sales charts selling an impressive 650,817 copies in its first week, 200,000 copies more than the 20th volume of Yusei Matsui's Assassination Classroom in second. Hit the jump for more details.
On June 3, 2016, after 53 months, a new volume of Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter x Hunter (33) was released. On June 6th, 2016, after 20 months, a new volume of Kouta Hirano's Drifters (5) was released. On June 24, 2016, after 39 months, there's a new volume (38) of Kentarō Miura's Berserk is being released. Check the temperature of the Home For Infinite Losers, because, as light novel author SOW observed, some really crazy stars must have aligned this month!
It's been a little while since a volume of Hunter x Hunter was collected, but volume 33 hits Japan on June 3 (the previous entry, Volume 32, was released in Japan in December of 2012 and in America in April of 2014). An early look at the cover showcases the dangerous looking current status-quo Kurapika. Get a look after the jump.
Since Hunter x Hunter's return, it has becomes very evident that the series' extended hiatus had nothing to do with laziness, DraQue or other joked-about causes. Author Yoshihiro Togashi spoke about his severe back pain leading into the series' April 18th return, then he spoke about it again in every Shonen Jump comment since then. More after the jump.
Unless you're young or new to manga, you realize that many manga artists evolve their visual style over time. Even then, Hunter x Hunter's Yoshihiro Togashi has hardly had a static approach to drawing his characters. So, when the online reaction is "Togashi has forgotten how to draw his characters!" it's at least part facetious. And yet... wow... that's a dramatic difference in one returning character!
Hunter x Hunter is back and in author comments and interviews, creator Yoshihiro Togashi is making it very clear that the long absence was due to health problems and not video game addiction, laziness or the like. So, now that the Dragon Quest rumors are put to rest, there are new ones taking their place. More after the jump.