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The author of HUNTER x HUNTER exceeds one million followers on Twitter in less than a day

This morning it was reported that the author of HUNTER x HUNTER, Yoshihiro Togashihad created his official Twitter account and had already made his first post, revealing that “he was only four chapters short of a certain thing“. While fans discuss what his enigmatic message is all about, others have noted that his new Twitter account hit a million followers in less than twenty-four hours.

The huge increase in Togashi’s number of followers is a reflection of “the expected” which has been his comeback in recent years. After all, the manga’s most recent hiatus HUNTER x HUNTERand it has already exceeded three years, since the 390th chapter of the work was published on November 26, 2018.

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HUNTER x HUNTER began publication in March 1998, less than a year after the start of publication of one piece. But while the second already has more than a thousand published chapters, the first has been stuck in the third hundred for eleven years. In the edition mentioned in the first paragraph, Togashi left a note: “From the next edition I will take a break. Once a resumption date is decided, it will be announced in the magazine», and since then three years have passed.

Yoshihiro Togashi has taken numerous long breaks from publishing HUNTER x HUNTER since 2006, some of which were due to illness and chronic back pain, while the reasons for others were never revealed. Some critics have pointed out that Togashi’s slowness is due to “because he is a perfectionist who enjoys his work and wants to do things himself“, while other critics consider this “a cocky and stubborn attitude“, because it continues to occupy a space in the Weekly Shōnen Jump for years without actually producing anything for the publisher.


HUNTER x HUNTER is set in a world where hunters exist to perform all kinds of dangerous tasks, such as capturing criminals and bravely searching for lost treasures in uncharted territories. Twelve-year-old Gon Freecss is determined to become the best hunter he can be in hopes of finding his father, who was a hunter and abandoned his family long ago. However, Gon soon realizes that the path to achieving his goals is far more challenging than he ever imagined.

On the way to becoming an official hunter, Gon befriends the spirited doctor-in-training Leorio, the vengeful Kurapika, and the rebellious ex-assassin Killua. To achieve their own goals and wishes, the four of them together take the Hunter Exam, known for its low success rate and high chance of death. Along their journey, Gon and his friends embark on an adventure that puts them through many hardships and struggles. They’ll meet a host of monsters, creatures, and characters, all while learning what it really means to be a hunter.

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