The author of HUNTER x HUNTER has hired more assistants

As we said before, the author of the popular manga HUNTER x HUNTER, Yoshihiro Togashi, he keeps in constant touch with his fans through his official Twitter account. In his latest update, the author shared some curious information, confirming that he has decided to increase his workforce, that is, he has hired more assistants.

  • «No. 399 – I finished advising my assistants on the effect of the cases. Waiting for the manuscript to be sent back to me. No. 400 – I have to make tips. By the way, I have decided to hire more assistants. It takes much longer to draw with a fine marker than with a writing brush».

Since 2006, Togashi has taken several long breaks from publishing HUNTER x HUNTER. Some were due to illness and back pain, while other reasons were never revealed. In 2012, the critic Jason Thompson speculated that Togashi’s delay was due to “because he is a perfectionist who enjoys his work and wants to do things for himself“, noting that his assistants could be called in later. In his 2017 book, Sensei Hakushōwhich recounts his work as Togashi’s assistant between 1990 and 1997, Good Ajino he claimed that Togashi was unusually generous with his staff. In July 2022, Togashi revealed that he had been unable to sit in a chair for two years due to back and hip problems, but was able to draw again by lying down.

About the manga HUNTER x HUNTERTogashi says that the cases are being worked on for chapter 399. Although it is not yet known if HUNTER x HUNTER It will return to the pages of the magazine Weekly Shōnen jump not when, since the series has been on hiatus since November 2018. The manga began publication in March 1998 in the magazine Weekly Shōnen jumpless than a year after the beginning of the publication of one piece.


HUNTER x HUNTER is set in a world where hunters exist to perform all kinds of dangerous tasks, such as catching criminals and bravely searching for lost treasures in uncharted territories. Twelve-year-old Gon Freecss is determined to be the best hunter he can be in hopes of finding his father, who was a hunter and abandoned his family long ago. However, Gon soon realizes that the path to achieving his goals is much more challenging than he ever imagined.

On the way to becoming an official hunter, Gon befriends the spirit-in-training doctor Leorio, the vengeful Kurapika, and the rebel ex-merchant Killua. To achieve their own goals and desires, the four of them take the Hunter Exam together, known for its low success rate and high chance of death. During their journey, Gon and his friends go on an adventure that causes them a lot of hardship and struggle. They will meet many monsters, creatures and characters, while learning what it really means to be a hunter.

font: Official Twitter account


Miyu Hikari

J'aime la musique et l'art des anime/manga ; j'aime les genres shoujo, seinen, spokon, slice of life et certains shonen.

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