Fans of HUNTER x HUNTER worried about the future of the series after a change in the catalog Weekly Shōnen jump. After what the account reported “@WSJ_Manga“, readers of the veteran manga series of Yoshihiro Togashi afraid to cancel after the new classification system Weekly Shōnen jump.
On the magazine’s official website, the magazine classifies manga into two categories: “serial works” and “archive serializations“. Currently, HUNTER x HUNTER placed within the second option, including completed, canceled and transferred works. Despite its four-year hiatus, the magazine did not transfer the manga from HUNTER x HUNTER of his serial work, and it only marked his temporary suspension.
In December 2022, HUNTER x HUNTER he was suspended again just two months after his return. A leak claimed that chapters 401 would not continue with weekly serialization. «Togashi-sensei will continue to write the following chapters, and the editorial department will continue to support him until the manga is finished.», read the announcement. It is unclear if the manga will return to weekly serialization in the future.
Previously, the author Yoshihiro Togashi he took a two year break from 2014 to 2016 and returned for two months before taking another year off. In 2018, Togashi retired HUNTER x HUNTER because of his chronic back problem. The suspension lasted until July 2022.. On his personal Twitter account, Togashi announced that “Volume 37” will be released in Japan on November 4th. This new volume contained chapters 381-390, but none of the material Togashi was working on at the time. Despite the good news, the mangaka continues to struggle with his health. «My symptoms are not improving, and my treatment and recovery are taking a long time.“, he wrote on Twitter.
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