Amidst the indefinite hiatus of the hit manga series "Hunter X Hunter," creator Yoshihiro Togashi stepped out for the first time at a recent event, looking healthy as ever. Could this be the beginning of the series' resurrection from its long break?
During the 40th anniversary celebration and conclusion of Osamu Akimoto's "Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo" also known as "Kochikame," manga creators from all over Japan gathered to celebrate the police comedy manga's success. Some of the notable artists in attendance include Hisashi Eguchi(Stop! Hibari-kun), Kyosuke Usuta (Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoi yo!! Masaru-san),Yudetamago (Kinnikuman), Masanori Morita(Rookies), Shinji Hiramatsu (Black Angels), Kontaro (Kaze ni Kiite Kure) and of course, the controversial Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter X Hunter).
Artist Hisahi Eguchi shared a photo of the group together and fans were quick to notice that Yoshihiro Togashi seems to be healthy and in high spirits despite claims that he is suffering from recurring back pain. By the looks of it, the famed manga artist appears to be in good shape contrary to how his condition was described in recent reports.
It can be recalled that "Hunter X Hunter" was put on hold indefinitely due to Yoshihiro Togashi's health condition. According to reports, the recurring back pain that he has been suffering from for years now caused the delay of the manga's production. In fact, the hit manga series was put in hiatus multiple times in the past for the same reason.
With this, fans quickly vent out their comments and opinion about Yoshihiro Togashi's recent public appearance. Some took it positively and speculated that the artist might have recovered already and will resume working on "Hunter X Hunter." On the other hand, there were some who doubted whether his medical condition is true or just a mere excuse to take a break and skip work.
Some skeptic fans took to social media and expressed their different views about Yoshihiro Togashi's recent appearance. "I hear Togashi's bedridden (haha)" one fan quipped. "Yoshihiro Togashi-sensei seems healthy overall. I humbly look forward to Hunter X Hunter's serialization restarting." another user took it positively.
As of this writing, there has been no confirmation as to when "Hunter X Hunter" will resume. Fans will have to wait and see how things unfold for the beloved manga series.