Yoshihiro Togashi, the author of the Hunter x Hunter series that has been on hiatus since November 2018, updated his Twitter on June 6 with a photo of shikishi paperboard autographed by 3 legendary artists – Masanori Morita (Rokudenashi Blues), Takehiko Inoue (Slam Dunk), and Yoichi Takahashi (Captain Tsubasa) alongside the Hunter x Hunter author himself.
Togashi has been posting photos of his manga script on the platform and the tweet posted recently updated the followers with “Three more chapters for the moment“, which means he finished one chapter since he teased four new chapters on May 24, the day he made his Twitter debut.
The caption continues to say “No Nyarome. It looks like it’s just fake.” about the photo. Nyarome is a fictional character who appears in Fujio Akatsuka’s works. The tweet has a hashtag that translates into “three great people were drunk but showed off amazing quality.” It refers to the autographed illustrations by legendary artists: Masanori Morita (Rokudenashi Blues), Takehiko Inoue (Slam Dunk), and Yoichi Takahashi (Captain Tsubasa).
The paperboard shows Morita’s Taison Maeda (Rokudenashi Blues) in the upper left, and next to it is Inoue’s Hanamichi Sakuragi (Slam Dunk) on the right. Below them are Takahashi’s Tsubasa Ozora (Captain Tsubasa) and Togashi’s Yusuke Urameshi (YuYu Hakusho).
Masanori Morita shared an old memory on February 13 of the artists that he had had a drink with, Inoue and Togashi. They later moved to a different bar and saw Morita’s former editor and Takahashi there. It led to the the autograph, but at that time, the editor added Nyarome. And today June 6, he quote-tweeted Togashi’s tweet: This is…! The one without Nyarome! Where’s the one with Nyarome?!
The four manga titles, Rokudenashi Blues, Slam Dunk, Captain Tsubasa, and YuYu Hakusho were shonen manga series available in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Masanori Morita serialized Rokudenashi Blues from May 1988 to February 1997, while Takehiko Inoue ran Slam Dunk from October 1990 to June 1996. Yoichi Takahashi launched Captain Tsubasa in April 1981 and concluded the series in May 1988, and Yoshihiro Togashi began YuYu Hakusho in December 1990 and ended the manga in July 1994.
Source: Official Twitter
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