Great fellowship between great masters!
HUNTER x HUNTER is about to have the premiere of its new manga chapters and to celebrate it, other famous mangaka like Eiichiro Oda, creator of One Piece, have shared fan arts of their comeback. But why is his return so long awaited? For several years, the health of its creator has been somewhat delicate and, in fact, the date of return of the premiere of its new chapters seemed more impossible than realistic.
Now that HUNTER x HUNTEr has finally returned despite its author’s failing health, fans of series creator Yoshiro Togashi’s works have been celebrating the creator’s return. Not only that, but the creator has also received much more love from other top manga artists who acknowledge his place in the industry with the opening of a new art exhibition featuring various guest artists such as Eiichiro Oda, creator of One Piece:
Eiichiro Oda’s illustration of Gon Freecss (w/ Luffy & Chopper) for Yoshihiro Togashi’s Exhibition pic.twitter.com/vc7u8Kj6yG
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Yoshihiro Togashi’s new art exhibition showcases the work of not only Hunter x Hunter, but also his previous works, such as Yu Yu Hakusho, Level E, and more. This new exhibition also includes special tribute art from other creators, who have shared a passion for the history work of Gon, Killua and company.
How does the creator of One Piece feel about Yoshihiro Togashi, creator of HUNTER x HUNTER?
The creator of One Piece wrote a special message to Yoshiro Togashi: “A few years ago, I met Togashi-sensei for the first time in a long time at a certain place and thanked him. Togashi-sensei said, ‘Right?’ I can’t tell you what, but I can tell you that I’ve been grateful to him ever since he judged my work for the Rookie of the Year Award. I have been following Togashi’s works since his award-winning worksand I have an image of him as a cunning author who can change his appearance at will.”
The great mangaka continues, “He shows his skill in important places. That’s why I can’t take my eyes off him. The story of Amanuma and Kurama in Yu Yu Hakusho gave me goosebumps. I admired the freedom of Level E. … I think writers can become slaves to their readers. In that sense, Hunter x Hunter is also free. That’s great!”