If you have been a fan of anime or have begun to watch some, there are some anime series that everybody recommends.
Sometimes genres are no bar for such anime, one being Hunter x Hunter (pronounced ‘Hunter Hunter’). Despite being called a shonen series, it sets itself apart from its counterparts. Now, there seems to be a possibility to see more of it this year.
About Hunter x Hunter
The manga of Hunter x Hunter began to be published in 1998. Yoshihiro Togashi is the writer and the illustrator of the series. The story focuses on a boy Gon Freecss, who is searching for his father. His father, a renowned hunter, left him when he was little. To search for him, he wishes to become a hunter.
Hunters are professionals who engage in activities like searching for rare species or treasures, exploring areas that have never been exploring before, and even taking down bad guys. As the story progresses, Gon makes new friends and encounters threats of different kinds. The idea for the series came from Togashi’s own hobby of collecting things.
The first anime came in 1999, which was later rebooted in 2011. The 2011 anime had 148 episodes and aired till September 2014. The manga currently has 36 volumes.
What Happened in The Last Arc?
The sixth season of the anime showed Gon coping from his ailments since his battle with Neferpitou in Season 5. Killua wants to see his sister Alluka, whose powers can save Gon. The Chimera Ants are dealt with, and Meruem is dead. Later, Hunter Association begins elections for the new president.
Killua later escapes with Alluka from his mansion. With her abilities to grant wishes, Alluka heals Gon and brings him back to his child form.
Gon eventually meets his father Ging at the elections. Later, parting from Killua, Gon climbs the World Tree to meet Ging at the top and they have a heart conversation. Gon tells him about his travels and Ging tells about his desire to explore beyond boundaries.
Could We See Anything New?
While the 2011 anime had a pretty smooth run, we can’t say that for the manga. There has been several hiatuses that affected the regular publishing of the chapters. As a result, the chapters arrived at a much slower pace. The anime showed 6 arcs that were completed in the manga. It could show more but there was not enough material to close.
32 volumes were adapted for the anime. This means that there are four volumes and some more chapters ready to be adapted. Currently, in the manga, The Dark Continent Arc is going on. Netero’s son Beyond and the Kingdom of Kakin are holding an expedition to the Dark Continent.
While the expedition could lead to disastrous consequences, Beyond is someone The Zodiacs are not going to trust easily. Kurapika and Leorio join Beyond’s team, replacing Ging and Pariston. The latter two create their own teams to explore the continent. At Kakin, the succession for the throne begins with the princes fighting for the throne.
Apart from the Dark Continent and the Succession Wars, Hisoka fights with Chrollo Lucifer and the rest of the Phantom Troupe.
Release Date For New Season
There has been no announcement for the new season. But it should happen, considering the appreciation the series has got. A season can start off in 2021 with introducing the Dark Continent.
However, since the arc is not yet complete, this seems unlikely. But If the seventh season comes up, then Togashi will have to work on completing the arc faster to pace with the episodes. We do hope it happens soon.
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