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.


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. 

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.


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.