On October 13, 2022, a leak from the next issue of Weekly Shounen Jump magazine revealed that the anime adaptation of Yoshihiro Togashi’s Hunter x Hunter manga will release a special video on October 28, 2022. The Hunter x Hunter anime PV will be released on Jump Comics’s official YouTube channel in celebration of the manga resuming in the upcoming issue of Weekly Shounen Jump magazine on October 24, 2022.
Hunter X Hunter fans have eagerly been waiting for the manga to resume since it began its hiatus more than three years (three years and eleven months) ago due to the author’s poor health.
October 28, 2022, is also the day of the Yoshihiro Togashi Exhibition. You can watch a promo video for the event on Jump Comics official YouTube channel here:
Fans are already speculating if the video will just be a promotional video for Hunter X Hunter or if it will be a trailer for an upcoming Hunter X Hunter anime. The manga apparently has one arc that hasn’t been animated yet, but that isn’t finished yet.
What is the plot of Hunter X Hunter?
The story is set in a world where Hunters are specialists in a wide variety of fields from treasure hunting and catching criminals to cooking. Hunters have access to massive funds and shadowy information that allow them to pursue their dreams and interests. However, being a Hunter is a special privilege, and the only way to become one is to take a deadly exam with an extremely low success and survivability rate.
The story centers on a 12-year-old boy named Gon Freecss, who wants to become a Hunter so that he can set out and find his missing father, who abandoned his family long ago. Gon sets out on a quest to take the Hunter Exam, and along the way gains three allies: the revenge-seeking Kurapika, aspiring doctor Leorio Paladiknight, and a mischievous child the same age as Gon, Killua Zoldyck. Killua is also a rebel ex-merchant with a dark past that haunts him.
During their adventurous journey, Gon and his new friends encounter monsters, as well as monstrous humans on their path to learning what it really means to be a Hunter.
Where can I read the manga or watch the anime?
Hunter X Hunter is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. Since March 1998, it began serialization in Shueisha’s shounen manga magazine Weekly Shounen Jump. The manga has suffered from extended hiatuses since 2006 due to the author taking breaks due to his health and chronic back pain. The manga’s chapters have been collected into 36 tankobon volumes as of October 2018. In April 2005, the English version of the manga was licensed by Viz Media for release in North America.
From October 1999 to March 2001, a 62-episode anime adaptation produced by Nippon Animation and directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi ran on Fuji Television. From 2022 to 2004, three separate OVAs (30 episodes) were produced by Nippon Animation and released in Japan.
From October 2011 to September 2014, a second 148-episode anime TV series by Madhouse aired on Nippon Television. In 2013, two Hunter X Hunter films were released. Hunter X Hunter has also inspired audio albums, video games, and musicals. Hunter X Hunter is one of Shueisha’s best-selling manga series and currently has over 84 million copies in circulation as of July 2022.
In 2009, both Hunter X Hunter anime TV series was licensed by Viz Media, and the first aired on the Funimation Channel while the second aired on Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block from April 2016 to June 2019.
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