Hunter x Hunter manga will no longer be published in a weekly format due to Yoshihiro Togashi’s health, the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced today. Togashi has been struggling with back pain for years and has been unable “to sit” for nearly two years. The 400th chapter, titled “Secrecy,” will be published in the magazine (it is now out on MangaPLUS) and details about the new publication format will be shared soon. The manga is releasing a special trailer dedicated to Nen users tomorrow:
Yoshihiro Togashi, who opened a Twitter account earlier this year, has been posting updates about his daily activities and drawing process. His most recent post says that chapter 400 has been completed. Commenting on the decision to stop weekly serialization, he said that he is thinking about ways to continue without troubling others. He will continue writing the story.
Hunter x Hunter began serialization in 1998 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. It has been on hiatus since November 2018. Togashi has been struggling with health issues related to back pain in recent years; he even drew diagrams to explain how to properly pick up things when you drop them to avoid injury. This led to the manga often being on hiatus.
MangaPLUS offers the manga in English for free:
Gon might be a country boy, but he has high aspirations. Despite his Aunt Mito’s protests, Gon decides to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a legendary Hunter. The Hunter hopefuls begin their journey by storm-tossed ship, where Gon meets Leorio and Kurapika, the only other applicants who aren’t devastated by bouts of seasickness. Having survived the terrors of the high seas, Gon and his companions now have to prove their worth in a variety of tests in order to find the elusive Exam Hall. And once they get there, will they ever leave alive…?
Source: Oricon News
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