After three years and five months, Hunter x Hunter fans will be rewarded for their patience with a tweet from Hunter x Hunter creator Yoshihiro Togashi on May 24, 2022. The tweet states that Togashi is currently working on four more chapters as part of his plans for the Hunter x Hunter return in 2022.
One Punch Man creator Yusuke Murata confirmed this is Togashi’s account, and fans have been celebrating ever since! This article will go over the final chapters of the manga and predictions for the future.
If you only watched the 2011 anime, you should read manga chapters 339 to 390. However, if you enjoy buying physical books, Volume 36 has been available since August 6, 2019.
But chapters 381 to 390 have not yet been published in a manga.
Dark Continent Arc
We learned about the existence of the Dark Continent in Chapter 338 and Episode 148. But the manga extras have taken it a step further considering Killua’s little sister.
Or rather, the being that shares her body is known as Nanika. This wasn’t shown in the main story, but it fits with what we know about her.
Nanika could be a Dark Continent creature known as Ai, a gaseous life form, and has a Danger Level of A. Those possessed by the Chimera Ant will remember this event with a Danger Level of B.
And the Chimera Ant Queen could have come from the Dark Continent or one of the uninhabited islands nearby, which should give us plenty to think about as we proceed. The Dark Continent picks up right where the anime left off.
Gon eventually talks to his father and learns that Ging wants to explore the world. Gon then tells him about his adventures and the focus shifts to other characters.
It turns out that the world in Hunter x Hunter is vast and the dark continent is beyond anything humans can handle. This fact is further evidenced by the 0.04% survival rate of those who make it back alive.
And the five dark continent threats that the survivors were forced to bring back to the Known World. Unless you live in the Kakin Empire and believe the threats are propaganda.
King Nasubi Hui Guo Rou declares that he is funding an expedition to the dark continent with the help of Beyond Netero. The son of the former President of the Hunter Association and one of the few to return from the dark continent.
The V5 refused as they were in breach of the Invoilabilty Treaty and President Netero had left a will stating that Beyond must not be the first to explore the dark continent.
The follow-up competition sheet
The succession begins during the Dark Continent Arc and they could end at the same time. Beyond surrendering to the Hunter Association and the V5 invite Kakin to join and they become the V6.
The governments promise to divide the booty evenly and to make any colonization neutral. However, King Nasubi intends to use the journey as a game of survival between 14 of his legitimate children to choose his successor.
This battle takes place on a ship known as the Black Whale and no one is allowed off. Kurapika recruits Biscuit, Basho, Izunavi, Hanzo, and Melody to help him act as bodyguards for some of the princes during the journey.
Prince is used for both genders in the Kakin Empire, and the one whom Kurapika agrees to serve Wobble. Who is the youngest prince and another baby?
The manga stopped traveling on its 10th day and three princes are dead. Several mafia families are trying to kill each other and The Phantom Troupe is on the ship.
And with Kurapika there, things only get more complicated! Because the main reason Kurapika is on the ship is so he can reclaim his clan’s last eye collection.
Whom the phantom troupe killed and sold the eyes because the kurta clan’s eyes turned red. And Kurapika killed two of their members, so The Phantom Troupe wants to kill him.
This is the most complicated arc I’ve ever seen in a manga/anime. I don’t know how this can be animated, but it will be worth it.
I haven’t covered everything, but I’ll leave you with that: Hisoka fought Chrollo, who became Floor Master in Heaven’s Arena.
Chrollo killed him, but somehow Hisoka brought himself back to life, killing two members of the Phantom Troupe and sneaking aboard the Black Whale. Hisoka was not seen on the ship, but the Phantom Troupe know he is there.
I am very excited to see what happens in the new chapters! Unless the Phantom Troupe encounters Hisoka or Kaprapika on the ship.
You will… on the dark continent!