Yoshihiro Togashi Confirms To Fans He Has Started Working On Hunter X Hunter Manga Again And Finished 4 Chapters Already

The last chapter he dropped was Chapter 400, which came out in Dec 2022. This means the manga has been on hiatus for more than a year!

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Hiatus X Hiatus is back in the news once again as author Yoshihiro Togashi has decided to get up from bed and draw the next chapter of Hunter X Hunter. On May 1, 2024, he took to Twitter to post a picture of a partly-drawn new storyboard he has been working on.

In this tweet, he says “No. 405, I’m working on it. Moon Healing Escalation!“.

The last chapter he had officially dropped was Chapter 400, which came out in Dec 2022. This means the manga has been on hiatus for more than a year!

This is BIG for fans, because not only has Togashi proved that he’s alive and kicking but he has also CONFIRMED that he has finished a batch of 4 chapters and is currently working on the 5th. He has already confirmed he finished Chapter 401 in Mar 2023.

Translation for the above tweet goes as follows:

“No. 401 completed.

Although the production system has not yet been solidified,
I am happy that my working time at the desk is gradually increasing.”

The last time Togashi updated on his Twitter was 6 months ago, on Oct 1, 2023 where he stated “start over,” which probably meant he had to redo some of the chapters and that’s the reason why it took him 6 months to give us another update.

Fans were concerned for Togashi and his health, considering he revealed a scrapped ending for Hunter X Hunter on a Japanese TV show, so they’re wondering whether the creator will get to finish his work.

About Hunter X Hunter:

Hunter × Hunter is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine “Weekly Shōnen Jump” since March 1998, although the manga has frequently gone on extended hiatuses since 2006. Its chapters have been collected in 37 tankōbon volumes as of November 2022.

It was first adapted in anime format in 62 episodes by Nippon Animation, which ran on Fuji Television from October 1999 to March 2001 but stopped until the York New City arc. A reboot by Madhouse aired from October 2011 to September 2014, totaling 148 episodes, with two animated theatrical films released in 2013. This reboot covered everything from the 1st arc to the Zodiac Election arc.

My Anime List describes the overall plot of Hunter X Hunter manga as follows:

“Secret treasure hoards, undiscovered wealth… mystical places, unexplored frontiers… ‘The mysterious unknown.’ There’s magic in such words for those captivated by its spell. They are called ‘Hunters’!”

Gon Freecss wants to become a Hunter so he can find his father, a man who abandoned him to pursue a life of adventure. But it’s not that simple: only one in one hundred thousand can pass the Hunter Exam, and that is just the first obstacle on his journey.

During the Hunter Exam, Gon befriends many other potential Hunters, such as the mysterious Killua; the revenge-driven Kurapika; and Leorio, who aims to become a doctor. There’s a world of adventure and peril awaiting, and those who embrace it with open arms can become the greatest Hunters of them all!

Source: Togashi’s Official Twitter