Weekly Shonen Jump has just announced the comeback of Hunter x Hunter on its special website. Details of its much awaited comeback will be published in the 16th issue, which comes out on Saturday 19th March.
After this announcement, Takaski.com has began offering a three month subscription of Weekly Shonen Jump with free shipping and surprise Japanese snack. Sign up now and you’ll receive the 16th issue with the details of Hunter x Hunter comeback.
Hunter × Hunter is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since March 3, 1998. Hunter × Hunter has been a huge financial success and has become one of Shueisha’s best-selling manga series, having sold over 65.8 million copies in Japan alone as of February 2013. Hunter × Hunter has frequently gone on hiatus since 2006, and the last episodes were published in 37th and 38th issues of 2014.
The story focuses on a young boy named Gon Freecss, who discovers that his father, who he was told was dead, is actually alive and a world-renowned Hunter, a licensed profession for those who specialize in fantastic pursuits such as locating rare or unidentified animal species, treasure hunting, surveying unexplored enclaves, or hunting down lawless individuals.
Despite being abandoned by his father, Gon departs upon a journey to follow in his footsteps, pass the rigorous Hunter Examination, and eventually find his father. Along the way, Gon meets various other Hunters and also encounters the paranormal. The original inspiration for the manga came from Togashi’s own collecting hobby.
In 1999, Hunter × Hunter was adapted into a 62-episode anime television series directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi. The show premiered on Japan’s Fuji TV and ran until 2001. A second anime television series from October 2011 to September 2014, with two animated theatrical films released in 2013.
There are also numerous audio albums, video games, musicals, and other media based on Hunter × Hunter. The manga has been translated into English and released in North America by Viz Media since April 2005. Both television series were also licensed by Viz, with the first having aired on the Funimation Channel in 2009.
Weekly Shōnen Jump is a weekly shonen manga anthology published in Japan by Shueisha under the Jump line of magazines. It is the best-selling manga magazine as well as one of the longest-running in the world. Weekly Shonen Jump is the birthplace of legendary manga such as One Piece, the Dragon Ball series, Kochikame, Samon-kun wa Summoner, Hunter × Hunter, and more.