Hunter x Hunter’s (2011) entertainment anime series is known for taking some of the most extended breaks, and after season 6, this would probably be the most extended hiatus in their franchise’s history. Now is this a break, or is Hunter x Hunter finished? Let’s find out.
Hunter x Hunter is a Japanese anime television series based on the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. Premiered on July 24, 2011, the series is the story of Gon Freecss, who discovers that his father is a renowned Hunter specializing in treasure hunting and criminal catching. Inspired by his father, he also starts becoming a Hunter.
The last Hunter x Hunter Season 6 came in 2014; there has been no news on the latest season 7 of the show. I think that all the show creators are sleeping and need to be woken up. So Is Hunter x Hunter Finished? The answer is No! It is because the manga will be added with the new chapters soon. We can’t predict when the show will air on TV for the anime series because it’s been a long pause since 2014.
Here in this article, you will read why the Hunter x Hunter anime series and manga are on a break and will the Hunter x Hunter Season 7 arrive.
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Is Hunter x Hunter Finished? What Manga And Anime Have To Say!
The Hunter x Hunter manga series that was published in March 1998 by Shueisha has seen some ups and downs in its release pace. What was the reason behind the delayed release of new manga chapters? Let’s dig it out!
The Story Of Hunter x Hunter Manga | How Much Is Still Left!
The story of Hunter x Hunter is of a boy named Gon Freecss, who wants to be like his father, the most excellent hunter of all time, and join the hunter community. To complete his dream, he takes the Hunter x Hunter exam, which is extremely tough. In that exam, only one candidate passes, out of 10,000 appearances.
During the tests, it’s not very surprising to get injured or even get killed by monsters. The story follows Gon’s adventures during his trials to become a hunter. There he makes several new friends and foes and impresses others, not with his good physical strength but mainly with his purity, charisma, and incredible generosity.
The story of Gon was started in 1998, in the Weekly Shonen Jump. However, after the release of 200 chapters, the publishing rate lost its pace. There were breaks in the Weekly publishing, and chapter 261 didn’t appear in Weekly Shonen Jump until December 2007.
After that, there were several hiatus in the Hunter x Hunter manga weekly publishing. With breaks in 2008 and 2014, the chapters again started publishing sporadically between 2016 and 2018. In November 2018, the manga went on hiatus, and no new chapters have been released to this date.
The reason for the breaks was because of the health condition of the writer Togashi. He explains that he was suffering from back problems, which is why he could not write new chapters. He also assures the fans that the story is not over yet, and there will be new chapters added to the manga very soon. Hence, it confirms a much more incredible story left for Hunter x Hunter and the manga is not finished yet.
Hunter x Hunter Anime Adaptation | Will There Be Hunter x Hunter Season 7
With the increase in popularity of Hunter x Hunter manga, the story was adapted into an anime series. There were two adaptations of this manga into the anime. Nippon Animations produced the first one between October 1999 and March 2001. The first adaptation had 62 episodes and three separate original animations with 30 episodes. Later this anime series was canceled because of the negative reviews from the viewers.
The second adaption was by Madhouse production that became very popular on its release. Directed by Hiroshi Kōjina and produced by Madhouse animation, the series has 148 episodes that premiered from October 2, 2011, to September 23, 2014, on Nippon Television.
If I talk about the ending of season 6 then it was very clear that this was not the story’s end, but if that’s the case, why is this anime series on break since 2014? The answer is unknown, but the show creators have confirmed that there is more to come in the adventures of Gon. This indicates that Hunter x Hunter season 7 will arrive in the future, but no one knows when.
As confirmed by the anime and the manga creator, Hunter x Hunter is not finished yet. When will it arrive with new manga chapters and anime season 7? At this time, it’s very tough to say, but according to me, Hunter x Hunter will continue making in 2024. Let’s hope for Togashi’s good health so that we can get our hands on the new manga chapters as early as possible.