There have been close calls in the past, but this is the first year without a chapter of "HxH"
Thanks to the holidays, last week's 2016 3/4 double issue was the final Shonen Jump to hit Japanese shops this year. It follows the November 30th release of the 2015 issue 53. Between the two, as of today, if you go by calendar date or cover date, there was no chapter of manga in Hunter x Hunter in 2015!
There have been close calls in the past, but this is the first year without a chapter of HxH.
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Back in August, when it had already been over a year since the Hunter x Hunter manga went on hiatus while author Yoshihiro Togashi dealt with health problems, fans spotted new art, presented at a summer festival in Togashi's home town of Shinjō, Yamagata.
今年も新庄まつりに来ました！冨樫義博先生の新作HUNTERXHUNTER山車が家に飾ってあって来て良かった♪冨樫ママと色々話せたし^^ pic.twitter.com/YC2Bn8NtVy— おちんちん舐めたい (@ikkou390000) August 26, 2015
This fall, Jump and Togashi suggested fans should try Dainenbyou's Ultramarine no Magmel/Gunjou no Magmel, from the digital Jump+, the second volume of which was released in December.
And, elsewhere, series animator Takehiko Abiru continues to post production art on his Twitter feed/instagram @mountful