Hunter x Hunter is a manga series which started in 1998 and was written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. Manga fans have been waiting patiently for new Hunter x Hunter chapters to be released since the manga has been on hiatus since 2014. However, these patient fans will be excited to learn that new chapters will be released soon!
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Hunter x Hunter focuses on the adventure of a 12-year-old boy named Gon Freecss who discovers that his father is still alive after being told that he had died a long time ago. Gon then aspires to become the best Hunter in search of his father who had abandoned him. In the story, Hunters are people who carry out dangerous tasks such as capturing criminals and locating rare animal species. On his way to becoming an official Hunter, he befriends Kurapika who wants to avenge his clan, Leorio who is a prospective doctor, and Killua who came from an assassin family. Together, they take the Hunter Examination which consists of a series of difficult tests with low passing rates.
It was recently revealed on Shonen Jump’s page that the Hunter x Hunter manga series will be releasing new chapters soon. The details were revealed in the 16th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump that went on sale on the 16th of March 2016. The new chapters will resume on the Ankoku Tairiku (Dark Continent) arc.
In August 2014, it was initially decided that the manga will go on a two-week hiatus due to a serious lower back injury suffered by Togashi, but the hiatus was extended until now. The manga series is notorious for being on hiatus so often that a website has been created to show the frequency of its hiatus throughout the years.
If you have been waiting patiently or impatiently for new chapters of Hunter x Hunter, you will be relieved by this announcement! However, since the manga goes on a hiatus every so often, you have to be prepared for the possibility that the manga may go on a hiatus again. So, what do you think? Is it worth the wait?
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