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Hunter x Hunter Manga Gears up to Return After 4 Years of Hiatus 

Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter x Hunter manga series, 36th volume, was published in 2018

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Khushant Runghe
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JAPAN: Hunter x Hunter fans’ wait is finally over! The much-awaited manga is set to return after four years. Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine unveiled the news on Tuesday about the 37th volume’s debut in a few months. 

Yoshihiro Togashi’s magnum opus manga has been out of print for a long time. Finally, fans will have the opportunity to revisit their favourite characters, embarking on dangerous adventures.

Hunter x Hunter manga is set to return in November 2022

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Yoshihiro Togashi’s Hunter x Hunter manga series serialized in Shueisha’s Shonen manga magazine, which debuted in March 1998. Since its publication, the manga series has quickly garnered wide acceptance among readers thanks to its fantasy, adventure, and martial arts themes. Gon, the protagonist of the story, also won over many fans with his optimistic and tenacious personality.

The Hunter x Hunter manga has so far been published in thirty-six volumes, with the most recent volume released in 2018. After the last chapter was released, the series went on hiatus for four years and is now finally set to return on November 4, 2022.

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Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced the long-awaited manga series’ arrival. The series currently consists of ten chapters (381-390) that have yet to be collected into a full-fledged volume. The first new volume, i.e. 37th volume, is arriving after four years of a gap which will cover all the given chapters.

Studio Nippon adapted Togashi’s Hunter x Hunter manga into an anime series in October 1999, which ran for 62 episodes before concluding in March 2001. In 2011, Studio Madhouse readapted the manga into an anime under the directorial vision of Hiroshi Kojina, which consisted of 148 episodes.  

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The readaptation, popularly known as Hunter x Hunter (2011), attracted a variety of viewers due to its stunning animation and the proper retelling of the character’s story arc. The anime series gained massive popularity, making its name on the top-tier Shonen list. The series concluded in 2014 by airing its last episode.

Netflix has currently acquired thirteen new anime titles in the Nippon TV deal, including Hunter x Hunter. The anime series was also streamed simultaneously on Crunchyroll with its Japanese release.

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