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It’s time to book your tickets to the Dark Continent. When last we saw Yoshihiro Togashi’s Hunter x Hunter manga, it was August 31st’s chapter 370 and Kurapika was deeply embroiled in the intrigue of Kakin royal succession. Now, an early look at upcoming Jump plans reveals that the series will return to the weekly shonen magazine in 2018’s issue 9, due to be released on January 29th.
Hunter x Hunter returns in Shonen Jump Issue 9
— YonkouProductions (@YonkouProd) 2017年11月29日
Despite being published by Shonen Jump, many fans view the anime as a deconstruction of the popular manga genre. It often takes cliches that are rampant in the genre and adds a dark twist or two to them. With Gon’s journey seemingly ending recently, the series has focused on other characters, making it more unpredictable than ever.
If the report ends up being true, we should be seeing Hunter X Hunter return to the manga scene in January. Fans unaware of the show’s popularity can stream the excellent 2011 anime on Crunchyroll.