‘Yoshihiro Togashi account’ exceeded 1 million followers in one day. The reason why it is trendy even after three and a half years of serialization

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On May 24th, an account named “Yoshihiro Togashi” was opened on Twitter. Yoshihiro Togashi, the author of “HUNTER x HUNTER” (after this, “H x H”).

“H × H” started serializing in “Weekly Jump” in 1998. It is a famous work that continues even now, with many suspensions every year. The last “Jump” was published in November 2018. Currently, it has been suspended for three years and six months.

“Since the publication has been suspended for so long, just resuming the serialization will make a big fuss on the Internet. This time, an image that seems to be the raw manuscript of” HxH “was posted so that it will be shared explosively on Twitter. It was done.

At the same time, there was a fake account named Eiichiro Oda of “ONE PIECE” in the past, so voices were trying to confirm the authenticity of this account. “(IT journalist)

About the account Yusuke Murata, the author of “One Punch Man,” said, “He was the person himself. When people who were acquainted with Mr. Togashi made “personal reports” one after another, the number of followers proliferated and exceeded 1 million in the first day of opening.

Mr. Togashi has surpassed the “1 million followers” who have only a little less than 300 on Twitter’s Japanese account. However, after three and a half years of suspension, why is it still so popular?

Mr. A, who calls himself a fan of the same work, says:

“The story that the characters unfold by making full use of their” mental ability “is a development that can be said to be a model for battle manga. Even the now popular” Jujutsu Kaisen “has a voice saying that it is” similar to HxH “and” in fact. Doesn’t Mr. Togashi draw it? “

On top of that, he says, “There are so many kinds of” traditional art, “so I think it goes well with the Internet.”

“There are many suspensions, and if it is resumed, it will be a big topic, but during the serialization, it is often published in” Jump “as a picture close to a draft.

Such a state continued, and in the last ten years, a net slang called “Togashi work” was born. Even in such a state, I will continue to be loved when it becomes a book because I am doing solid “work.” “

The continued popularity may significantly influence other than the manga—a person in the video industry talks.

“In 1999, right after the serialization started,” HxH “was first animated and continued until 2001. After that, the second animation was aired in 2011 and continued until 2014.

The excitement happened in two stages due to the animation.

In addition to that, the fact that the second animation was rebroadcast from April 2019 to September 2021 and from January to March 2022, which is the current long-term suspension, is also a fan’s “I want to read the sequel” It may have stimulated the motivation. “

However, the account has just been opened. When will the serialization resume that fans have been waiting for?

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