HUNTER X HUNTER has been on hiatus for roughly four years, so it came as a shock to many when the series creator Yoshihiro Togashi arbitrarily joined Twitter and immediately teased that four new chapters are in the works.
HUNTER X HUNTER is a shonen action series that follows the boy Gon Freeces who wants to become a “Hunter” and search for his father. In Gon’s world, Hunters are endorsed by a multinational organization and are given authority to do… well seemingly anything in pursuit of their duties.
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The series has gone on intermittent hiatuses since 2006 when Togashi began experiencing health problems. When the series went on hiatus in 2018 and remained so for almost 4 years, fans grew worried about the fate of the series.
You can read a summary of the series from MyAnimeList below.
“Secret treasure hoards, undiscovered wealth… mystical places, unexplored frontiers… ‘The mysterious unknown.’ There’s magic in such words for those captivated by its spell. They are called ‘Hunters’!”
Gon Freecss wants to become a Hunter so he can find his father, a man who abandoned him to pursue a life of adventure. But it’s not that simple: only one in one hundred thousand can pass the Hunter Exam, and that is just the first obstacle on his journey. During the Hunter Exam, Gon befriends many other potential Hunters, such as the mysterious Killua; the revenge-driven Kurapika; and Leorio, who aims to become a doctor. There’s a world of adventure and peril awaiting, and those who embrace it with open arms can become the greatest Hunters of them all!
It’s unknown when the new chapters will be published, but fans are happy to hear the good news that Togashi is doing well and that the series will continue.