Report: Hunter X Hunter Is Going On Hiatus Again 

Report: Hunter X Hunter Is Going On Hiatus Again 
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Hunter x Hunter manga artist Yoshihiro Togashi, who is well-known for taking breaks, is going back on, you guess it, a break.

Togashi’s longest Hunter x Hunter publication streak is 30 issues, while his longest hiatus is 80 issues. The manga returned to print earlier this year, but, as Buzz Plus now reports, the upcoming issue of Weekly Shonen Jump will announce that Hunter x Hunter is once again going on hiatus. Apparently, there is no fixed date as to when it will return.

While Buzz Plus has confirmed the break with those connected with Weekly Jump, the notice has yet to be published.

Togashi has been battling back pain, which could explain the sudden and continuous breaks. If he ends up taking time off, we wish him a successful recovery.


  • I completely understand that Togashi is unable to help it due to his ongoing health issues, but he’s required extended leaves of absence every year for the past decade, and the last time he had more than ten chapters in a row published was back in 2012.

    At some point doesn’t somebody have to make the call that Togashi clearly just doesn’t have it in him to do a weekly series anymore? The workload for a weekly series is absolutely intense (Oda’s three hours of sleep is a pretty common go-to example to illustrate this point), I can’t imagine how difficult it would be for somebody with chronic health problems to keep pushing themselves by going from one extreme to the other whenever they try to get back into work like this.

    I can’t help but feel that it would be better for everybody (Togashi included) if Hunter x Hunter moved to a magazine like Jump SQ to become a monthly publication.

    • I have to wonder why these ulta-popular manga series don’t get handed off to other artists when the main person has health issues like this. Rather than drawing the main art themselves, wouldn’t it be better to just have them come up with the story alone? And pick up drawing when they get better?

    • I heard that when he started Hunter X Hunter started is was with the requirement that he could take off time whenever he needed to. Because he knew he couldn’t keep up withe demands of a weekly series but they wanted him to make another series.

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