Hunter X Hunter, The King Of Hiatus Manga, Continues To Be AWOL

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Yoshihiro Togashi is best known for two things: creating Hunter x Hunter and taking breaks from Hunter x Hunter. The last issue this year of Weekly Shonen Jump has been published, and the popular manga was not in it.

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Nor is it in the first issue of 2020, which was published on December 2.

The current hiatus began in late November of 2018. This is just one in a series of seemingly endless breaks. 

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As pointed out on 2ch, this is the first time in four years that Togashi has missed an entire year. It’s only the second time since Hunter x Hunter debuted in 1998.

Last year, Togashi said he wanted to finish Hunter x Hunter, adding, “It has come to a point where either the story concludes first, or I die before that happens (lol). But I do intend to finish it.”

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Christine Q.

I always hate it when a person creates something popular, then drags their feet on an ending. I get people have other things in their lives, but c’mon. When you wait this long to finish something, the story and the fans suffer for it.