Hunter x Hunter has returned after more than a year’s worth of absence, and the manga’s creator Yoshihiro Togashi is hounded by rumors that he is too lazy to work on his manga. According to some fans, the reason behind this is that he is too busy playing Dragon Quest to work on Hunter x Hunter. For the authors’ comments section of Weekly Shonen Jump! Magazine, Togashi recently addressed those rumors in a short statement:
While the statement has silenced a few critics, as many are still not convinced that the hiatuses are really due to health problems, for those who do believe he is really suffering, a new rumor has popped up that his wife is now helping him out with his manga because of his poor health.
It is certainly no secret that Sailor Moon mangaka, Naoko Takeuchi, is married to the Hunter x Hunter and Yu Yu Hakusho mangaka. Fans are speculating that specific pages from the manga, after it has returned from its latest hiatus, were drawn by Takeuchi herself, as some of the pages feature an art style similar to that of Takeuchi’s.
Several fans have said that the eyes are a giveaway because its part of Takeuchi’s style. Regardless, Takeuchi doing a few pages for her husbando has become a hot topic of discussion for several manga readers, who are praying that this latest comeback will last a lot longer than two months.