The renowned creator of the hit manga series Hunter X Hunter continues to make headlines, this time, as he tops a recent online poll asking which manga creators take too many breaks.
On Wednesday, the Goo Ranking website revealed the results of a poll they conducted from December 13 to December 27. According to reports, a total of 3,638 participants responded to the said online poll revealing the manga artist who seems to go on hiatus often.
The 50-year-old mangaka garnered a total of 1,845 votes followed by Suzue Miuchi for Glass Mask(302 votes), Katsura Hoshino for D.Gray-Man(118 votes), Yoshiyuki Sadamoto for Neon Genesis Evangelion(108 votes), and Hisashi Eguchi for Stop! Hibari-kun(100 votes.) There were a total of 24 manga artists who made it on the list.
The result came as no surprise to many considering the number of times Hunter X Hunter has been interrupted mostly due to Yoshihiro Togashi’s health condition. In fact, his extended breaks led fans to create the so-called “Togashi Disease,” a condition wherein a manga artist put his or her work on long hiatuses.
It can be recalled that Hunter X Hunter was put on hold indefinitely last year due to Yoshihiro Togashi’s recurring back pain. Many fans were dismayed especially since the series had just returned after yet another long break around 2014. The said break put fans to another gruesome wait for the much-awaited Chapter 361.