Hunter X Hunter season 2 ended way back in 2001 and since then, fans have been eagerly waiting for the next season to arrive. There is currently no official word on when the next season of this critically acclaimed series will arrive. In fact, fans don’t even know whether there will be season 3 or not. However, despite the long wait and the fact that the creator has been silent about the anime for quite some time now, fans have responded calmly to this. So the creator didn’t have to face a hail storm of negative criticism.
Hunter X Hunter Season 3’s Contract To Be Renewed
However, fans will be happy to know that because the previous two seasons of Hunter X Hunter were a huge success, rumor is that Studio Pierrot is currently thinking to renew their contract of Hunter X Hunter for another season.
It is still unknown whether the next season will feature 26 episodes or not, but fans will still get a lot to enjoy. Currently, there are a lot of story arcs from the manga that have to be presented in the anime, so the studio has a lot to catch up to. Also, the story line of the anime might also change, or we might even see a time skip.
As we all know, the first season covered a lot of story arcs from the manga as it consisted of around 60 episodes. In the first season, the plot revolved around the story of the series’ protagonist, Gon Freecss, who was on his to find his father and become a very skilled Hunter.
Now, rumors are that Hunter X Hunter season 3 will feature the eighth story arc from the manga, Dark Continent arc. The arc begins from chapter 340 in the manga and remains until chapter 360. The plot of the arc revolves around the story of Isaac Netero’s son, Beyond Netero, who travels to a place called Dark Continent. Leorio and Kurapika tag along with him on journey, to keep him safe. So fans can definitely expect to see some of the most amazing moments from the manga, as the Dark Continent arc was one of the best arcs.
Yoshihiro Togashi Is Being Replaced?
As we all know, Yoshihiro Togashi has been facing a serious health injury for quite some time now. What he is suffering from is lower back pain, which is the very reason why he couldn’t continue with the manga after Hunter X Hunter chapter 360. The creator of the series was expected to recover soon, but it now seems that he isn’t improving at all.
Now, the publishers of the Manga of Hunter X Hunter are currently considering to replace the writer, Yoshihiro Togashi. The show wouldn’t be the same without him, but at least fans will be able to enjoy more Hunter X Hunter. Since 1998, Yoshihiro Togashi has managed to write around 360 chapters of the Hunter X Hunter manga, and they were a big hit. His love and passion towards the series is the very reason why fans loved it.
Hunter X Hunter Season 3 Release Date
Hunter X Hunter season 3 is currently expected to arrive in 2018, most probably in the first quarter. But this can only happen if Studio Pierrot renews the contract of the anime series. There is a big chance that it might happen as a lot of fans are craving for the next season.
Let us know if you’re excited for Hunter X Hunter season 3 or not in the comments below.