In a little over a day of joining Twitter, Hunter x Hunter manga creator Yoshihiro Togashi has become the 2nd most followed manga author on the platform. Kohei Horikoshi, author of My Hero Academia, holds the top spot with over 2.15 million followers.
As of writing, the Hunter x Hunter mangaka has amassed over 1.87 million followers, beating Fairy Tail author Hiro Mashima with 1.78 million followers, Douki to Tawawa author Yom at 1.37 million, and Tokyo Ghoul creator Sui Ishida at 1.35 million followers.
Togashi opened a new Twitter account and posted an update on May 24, 2022, teasing that new manga chapters for Hunter x Hunter were on its way.
“Four more episodes to go,” Togashi wrote in his tweet, suggesting that the manga might get up to four new chapters.
Though the veracity of the tweet and the identity of the account remained dubious to begin with, the tweet started trending in no time as fans were rejoiced to see the author give an update about Hunter x Hunter, which has been on a hiatus for almost four years.
However, doubts about the account’s authenticity were put to rest when One Punch Man author Yusuke Murata tweeted that “It was with the person himself.”
A Shueisha spokesperson also said that the Twitter account posting Hunter x Hunter updates indeed belongs to the author of the manga.
Hunter x Hunter written and illustrated by Togashi, has been serialized in Shonen Jump since March 1998. The manga had its fair share of hiatuses since 2006. The last chapter of Hunter x Hunter released on November 2018, and has since been on a hiatus till now.
The manga’s chapters have been collected into 34 tankobon volumes.