The Hunter X Hunter Manga Returns This June

[Image: Shonen Jump]
[Image: Shonen Jump]
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It looks like Hunter X Hunter’s latest hiatus is drawing to a close. The manga will resume regular publication on June 26 in Weekly Shonen Jump.

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Earlier this month, there was speculation that Hunter X Hunter was returning to print. At that time, its publisher replied, “Regarding the serialization’s resumption, that is undecided at this current point. Once determined, it will be formally announced the magazine.”

And now, like clockwork, it’s been formally announced.

The most recent streak began in June 2016, meaning manga artist Yoshihiro Togashi had about a year away from Hunter X Hunter serialization.

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Also, here is some very good news for English speakers:

Wonder how long this run will last....


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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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Question: Why is Hunter X Hunter such a big deal? I first heard of it through people joking on the internet about delays. Usually when a manga is good it’s turned into an anime, but that doesn’t seem to have happened here. Why?

Since this is being serialized in Jump, is it standard Shonen fare? Lone warrior with incredible power and a mysterious/tragic past fighting evil?