Is Hunter x Hunter really coming back? That’s the rumor circulating amongst the anime community after voice actress Megumi Han hinted on its possible comeback. If you’re a true otaku you probably know what Hunter x Hunter means to the fans.
This fantasy adventure manga by Yoshihiro Togashi received a super popular anime adaptation in 1999 and then a remake which aired for 148 episodes back in 2011 to 2014. Now, after 7 long years it seems the Hunter x Hunter franchise is coming back to dominate the anime scene.
The speculations and rumors started when VA Megumi Han posted on her Instagram that she came back to her original roots and recorded with her old buddy.
After guessing a bit I realized that her original roots are nothing but Hunter x Hunter since she rose to fame with her role of Gon Freecss back in 2011.
That buddy in question is none other than voice actress Mariya Ise, (who played the role of Killua Zoldyck in Hunter x Hunter) who also posted a possible hint on Twitter.
I’ve been recording today. Happy to meet my buddy on my way home! I’d like to tell you soon, but I can’t show you yet … I’ll put a mosaic on it! (What is it! What is it!)English Translation, Twitter Translate
It seems Mariya is teasing us fans with the blurred out image of her upcoming Hunter x Hunter role. Even if it’s just a hint, I’m glad she posted. If it is indeed a confirmation for Hunter x Hunter’s return, I honestly can’t wait to see how Gon and the other will turn out in today’s polished anime graphics.
But, there are still some serious doubts in my mind regarding this newly hinted return. Hunter x Hunter 2011 series finished the storyline of the original manga till chapter 339.
The manga went on hiatus after chapter 390 and to date, the manga has remained on hiatus. This brings the question of Togashi plans to return with new chapters anytime soon. You can read and theorize this in more detail down below.
So, let the guessing games begin till we find a proper confirmation on the return of one of the famous fan-favorite series.
About Hunter x Hunter
Hunter x Hunter is a Shonen anime adapted from the manga of the same name.
The story follows the adventures of a young boy, Gon discovering that his dead father wasn’t really dead but was a legendary Hunter. Instead of feeling dejected, Gon decides to follow the footsteps of his father and become a great Hunter himself.
The job of a Hunter isn’t an easy one, and Gon needs to pass an exam to become an official hunter. He makes friends on this journey, and they all must help each other overcome any obstacles.