The popular manga “HUNTER x HUNTER” started in the Vol 47-2022, which was released on October 24, 2022. This was the first episode after a long break taken approximately 3 years and 11 months, since Vol. 52 in 2018.
■ What is “HUNTER x HUNTER”?
“HUNTER x HUNTER” was started by Togashi Yoshihiro from Vol. 14 of “Weekly Shonen Magazine” in 1998. A boy called Gon goes on a journey to become “a hunter”, which is the same occupation as his father. Together with Leorio, Kurapika, and Killua, whom he met through hunter examination, they cooperate and overcome various hardships throughout the story.
Story filled with originality and unique characters, including Hisoka and Chrollo, continues to catch the readers’ hearts. The manga (including e-books) has marked the sale over 84 million copies, and the work experienced 2 anime adaption and has become video game once.
■ The serialization finally started after a long break! The collaboration became real at the front page!
The episode 391 released this time is called “Crush (2)”. The fierce conflict between mafias radicalizes behind the succession contest. The movements by Light Nostrade members, including Kurapika and Hisoka, gain a great attention. The dream collaboration of Gon and Yusuke from “Yu Yu Hakusho” became real at the front page.
The readers reacted, “I waited for song long, I am so happy!”, ‘There is no name of “HUNTER x HUNTER” at the absent list!’, “I couldn’t understand what was going on, since I haven’t read it for a long period of time”, and ‘I can tell that 90% of “HUNTER x HUNTER” readers are wondering who they are’. Some comments show happiness and surprise, while others look confused toward the new episode.
Moreover, the reader who swore to continue “Punch of Gratitude” by Netero until the new episode, fulfilled the mission at this day.
■ Progress report by Togashi-sensei on Twitter
Togashi Yoshihiro-sensei created new Twitter account on May 24, 2022. There is a discussion among fans whether the account is real or fake. He continues to post progress of the new episode and raised expectations among the fans.
The latest Vol. 37 of the manga will be released on November 4, 2022.