Manga Monday: Where is Hunter x Hunter?


This week for Manga Monday I’m answering a question. Where has Hunter x Hunter been? Find out below!

You know where it’s been!?: Okay so I don’t actually know what’s up with the series, although I know for a fact it hasn’t been axed. Not yet at least.  Yoshihiro Togashi has been either severely sick or his son has been so often that it makes me wonder if he’s alive sometimes, but we get some news that he’s still kicking every once in a while.

Why hasn’t HxH been axed?: Well Yoshihiro Togashi is a known Mangaka for Shueisha and they know any of his work will sell well. Not only that, but HxH has been on hiatus so much that pretty much any chapters we get will be received fairly well.

But HxH didn’t even have a single chapter in 2015!: This is the most worrisome news regarding HxH, and honestly I think Yoshihiro Togashi is dealing with some super serious stuff, but that’s just a guess and not a fact.

When will it start up again?: Honestly I’ve got no clue, in fact I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that Yoshihiro Togashi has died tomorrow. I really hope not, but with almost no public sightings of him last year, with only a single piece of festival artwork being the most recent sign he’s alive, I’m honestly just as stumped as everyone else.  Hopefully he’ll finish the series, but as the main goal of Gon has already been met, the series could be axed any day now. It’d be a disappointment, but not unexpected at this point.

That’s it for this week’s Manga Monday!

Manga Monday: How Come It’s Not Out This Week? An Explanation


I’m back with an answer to a question I hear asked all the time in person and on the internet for this week’s Manga Monday! It’s all about why your favorite series are not out yet!

Golden Week: First off this is the one most people don’t understand, Golden Week is a series of Holidays that all take place in the space of a single week in Japan. Almost no one works and it’s essentially a week long break for just about everyone. So magazines and publications that are published weekly aren’t published that week. Golden Week takes place at the end of April and beginning of May.

(Insert Publisher Name)’s Annual Break: Lots of companies have a single week where they and their company take a break from their weekly publications. This isn’t any big issue and stuff hasn’t happened to your series, it just is a weekly break for the Mangaka (Manga authors/artists) who work themselves to the point of exhaustion the rest of the  year. 

Hiatuses: That all being said some series just aren’t being serialized at the moment anymore, but they aren’t axed either. Some notable series that this has happened to are Hunter x Hunter and D. Gray Man, who have been on Indefinite Hiatus for years as of this writing (I don’t count the one chapter that D. Gray Man had released earlier this year as being re-serialized.) Most times this is due to the poor health of the Mangaka. Other times it’s because their Mangaka need time to do some research or need to come up with so many new things to draw that they don’t have the time to keep being published while keeping their quality up. Bleach, Naruto, and One Piece have all done this before and are probably the easiest and most notable examples.

Axed?: It’s a slang term for being discontinued due to poor sales, it most frequently happens to series published by Shueisha because of their incredibly hard and difficult requirements for staying serialized. Things like Iron Knight, which I personally enjoyed, were axed due to being unpopular.

That’s it for this week’s Manga Monday! I hope that answers some questions you may have had!

Anime Sunday: Hunter x Hunter (2011 Series) [Anime Review Only]


This week I’m covering a series that I love, it’s Hunter x Hunter! I’m covering only the Anime and it’s the 2011 reboot.

Plot Synopsis: Twelve years prior to the start of the story, Ging Freecss left his infant son, Gon Freecss, with Ging’s cousin, Mito, on Whale Island. Gon, who was told all his life that both his parents were dead, finds out from Ging’s apprentice, Kite, that his father is still alive and has since become an accomplished Hunter (ハンター Hantā). Hunters are licensed, elite members of humanity who are capable of tracking down secret treasures, rare beasts, or even other individuals.

Plot: The plot of this series starts off fairly slow, but it quickly speeds up and becomes very intense. I personally found that after the first big Arc the show becomes amazing in terms of plot. Be forewarned that what starts off as a fairly bright and cheerful show becomes very, very, dark.

Characters: I personally like Killua, Gon’s best friend, the best out of the main cast. I find Gon to be way too naive most of the time.

Art: Since it’s a reboot of a 1999 Anime, the animation is amazing, and I really love what Madhouse did with this series.

Music: Here is where I find the most issue with the show, the soundtrack is amazing, but the opening themes are all very similar and are sung by the same person. I like a bit of variety personally in terms of opening themes. That being said it’s not a terrible issue, it’s just my only nitpick I could really talk about with the series.

Overall: If you enjoy action/adventure series you will love this show.

For those who like: Shonen series, Action, Adventure, Amazing plot.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.