Hunter X Hunter Season 7: Is It Ever Going To Happen?

According to the current status of the "Hunter x Hunter" hiatus clock, it has been 1164 days (or roughly 3 years and 2 months) since the last chapter of the manga series was released, with Chapter 390 dropping on November 26, 2018. Yoshihiro Togashi's ridiculously popular manga has been adapted into two separate anime series, two feature films, two different stage musicals, and a stage play, with fans eagerly awaiting the seventh season of the anime series. "Hunter x Hunter" follows Gon Freecss, a young boy who learns that his thought-to-be-deceased father is actually a "Hunter," or an elite member of humanity capable of tracking down secret treasures, rare beasts, or even other individuals. With this newly discovered information, Gon decides to follow in his father's footsteps and become a Hunter himself, setting off on a journey and crossing paths with other Hunters, and even the supernatural.

The manga series was first released in 1998 and immediately given the anime treatment in 1999. With not a lot of material to turn into an anime, the series ended after a short run. Years later in 2011, "Hunter x Hunter" returned to the world of anime, lasting six seasons until 2014. Two years after the series' end, an English dubbed version was released on Toonami, helping to skyrocket the demand for season 7. Given the massive gap between the first anime series and the second, many are still holding out hope that the show will return, but will season 7 of "Hunter x Hunter" ever happen?

Yoshihiro Togashi is the George R. R. Martin of anticipated manga continuation

Fans of "Hunter x Hunter" likely already know what I'm about to say, but if there's going to be a season 7 of "Hunter x Hunter," it's not coming anytime soon. Madhouse, the company that puts out the anime, has not announced any plans for renewing "Hunter x Hunter" for new seasons, and have been busy with projects like "Goodbye, Don Glees!," "Sonny Boy," "The Vampire Dies in No Time," "Police in a Pod," and "Bibliophile Princess." The company is absolutely still active, but "Hunter x Hunter" hasn't had any movement since its end in 2014, as the anime has already used the existing source material.

It's also unlikely that Yoshihiro Togashi will have enough material to constitute a new series of "Hunter x Hunter," as he lives with debilitating chronic illnesses that make daily tasks excruciating. The large breaks between "Hunter x Hunter" chapters is due to Togashi's need for recovery, so while fans may be eager to see the continuation of Gon's adventures, Togashi's health and well being is infinitely more important. It's been rumored for years that "Sailor Moon" creator Naoko Takeuchi (and Togashi's wife) will complete the series if he were to no longer be able to finish. So while a season 7 isn't happening anytime soon, we at least have six seasons to enjoy while Togashi is taking care of his health.