All eyes are on Hunter x Hunter creator Yoshihiro Togashi, who is back at work after some long breaks but still dealing with serious health issues. These health issues have caused the series to have multiple hiatuses. Fans are clamoring for more Hunter x Hunter, but at the same time, Togashi’s health needs to come first.
He has been updating us on his health and his work on Twitter, though he doesn’t tweet every day. On Friday he shared on Twitter: “My symptoms have not improved and I have had to spend a great deal of time in treatment and recovery.”
More tweets soon followed. The next day he wrote, “I’ve done one frame. I can’t put strength into my right hand, and I’m in pain.”
On Sunday he didn’t mention his health, but noted that he was working on a clean copy of the script.
Along with Hunter x Hunter, Togashi is the creator of Yu Yu Hakusho and Level E. VIZ Media releases both the Hunter x Hunter manga and anime in English, and gave this description for the first volume of the manga series:
“Gon might be a country boy, but he has high aspirations. Despite his Aunt Mito’s protests, Gon decides to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a legendary Hunter. The Hunter hopefuls begin their journey by storm-tossed ship, where Gon meets Leorio and Kurapika, the only other applicants who aren’t devastated by bouts of seasickness.
Having survived the terrors of the high seas, Gon and his companions now have to prove their worth in a variety of tests in order to find the elusive Exam Hall. And once they get there, will they ever leave alive…?”
We wish Yoshihiro Togashi the best with his health, and hope he’s doing better soon!
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.