After a four-year absence, the writer of the popular shonen manga Hunter x Hunter has resurfaced on Twitter and revealed that four new chapters of the series are in the works.
Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter x Hunter is about a young kid named Gon and his adventure as a hunter. Hunters are essentially certified super-citizens who have access to confidential information and the ability to pursue rare animals and people of interest. Gon's treacherous journey is littered with death-defying struggles and heartbreak in the hopes of reuniting with his long-lost deadbeat father, Ging. I may be exaggerating a little, but Ging has nothing on Goku from Dragon Ball Z when it comes to bad parenting.
Yoshihiro Togashi has created a Twitter account - and announced 4 new chapters for HUNTER X HUNTER The last chapter came out in 2018 https://t.co/lh3Yf29e7f
— Nibel (@Nibellion) May 24, 2022
The seemingly trivial revelation that "I now have a Twitter" is crucial for admirers. The series joins the ranks of other well-known works such as Takehiko Inoue's Vagabond and the late Kentaro Miura's Berserk, which manga fans had become accustomed to never finding a conclusion. Hunter x Hunter fans were so confident that Gon and his friends' adventures would continue that they created a hiatus chart for the show that monitors its appearances in Shonen Jump magazine against the days it was off the air. As a result, today's tweet puts an end to speculation regarding Gon and the company's future exploits.
Togashi expressed his unhappiness with the manga's length and his ambition to finish Hunter x Hunter or die trying in a 2018 Weekly Jump interview translated by Redditor VeraciousCake.
"However, even from my personal perspective as a reader, Hunter x Hunter as it is today has a lot in it that makes me want to keep reading," Togashi stated (via VeraciousCake). "And there are still many things in there that I want to write, that I would love writing, from my position as a writer." And so all I can hope for is for someone to come along on the voyage with me."