The release of new Hunter x Hunter manga chapters was one of the biggest news stories of 2022, with creator Yoshihiro Togashi returning to the world of Gon and his fellow hunters. Togashi was able to climb the social media ranks as a result of the series’ long-awaited return, becoming the most followed manga artist on Twitter. The creator announced that he would no longer be able to keep up with a weekly release schedule, casting doubt on the Shonen’s future.
The series has been missing from Shonen Jump’s “Table of Contents” for three weeks, indicating that the hiatus is now in full swing, as the series has made no official statements about when we can expect the hunters to return to the pages of its manga.
Weekly Shonen Jump had previously announced Gon and friends’ hiatus, as creator Yoshihiro Togashi continues to suffer from health issues:
“Thank you for reading Hunter x Hunter. As for the publication of the manga, Chapter 401, and after, we have discussed with Togashi about his health condition, and as a result, we have decided to publish Hunter x Hunter in a format other than weekly serialization. Togashi-Sensei will continue to write the following chapters, and the editorial department will continue to support him until the completion of the manga. Specific publication dates and methods will be announced in future issues of Weekly Shonen Jump. Thank you for your continued support of Hunter x Hunter.”
The Succession Contest Arc is currently playing out in the world of hunters, once again turning the Shonen story on its head by introducing warriors brawling for a chance at the crown. Despite the series’ return last year after a four-year hiatus, it has been a long time since we’ve seen Gon and Killua, and with the latest hiatus now in effect, it may be years before we see the young Nen users make their grand returns.
Do you think we’ll get to see Gon and the gang soon?