'Hunter x Hunter' creator announces the manga’s return after 3-year hiatus

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Yoshihiro Togashi announced the return of the beloved manga “Hunter x Hunter” on Twitter after a three-year hiatus.

A mysterious Twitter account bearing the name of the “Hunter x Hunter” mangaka (manga artist) posted a picture on Tuesday of the corner of a manga panel captioned “4 more episodes for the time being”.

While the news comes from a newly-created unverified account, “One Punch Man” illustrator Yusuke Murata took to Twitter to confirm that the account is, indeed, Togashi’s.

Created by Togashi in 1998, “Hunter x Hunter” is set in a world populated by Hunters, an elite group of licensed professionals tasked with embarking on fantastical adventures, from tracking down rare creatures and artifacts to capturing highly dangerous criminals.

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The series follows the exploits of Gon, a young boy searching for his Hunter father; Killua, a member of the world’s most powerful assassin family; Kirupika, an orphan seeking revenge for his murdered clan; and Leorio, an aspiring doctor.

While “Hunter x Hunter” has been notorious for constant delays due to Togashi’s ongoing health issues, the announcement is a promising indication that the series’ return is on the horizon.

In the meantime, the manga’s 2011 anime adaptation is available to stream on Crunchyroll and HBO Max.

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