The messy working room of the famous author
Togashi Yoshihiro, also affectionately referred to by his fans as “Dad”, is the author of popular comics like Yu Yu Hakusho (Journey of the Spirit World), Level E and most recently Hunter x Hunter. He is one of the great trees of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.
Since the creation of Hunter x Hunter, although Weekly Shonen Jump is a weekly manga magazine, his schedule for new chapters is like a magazine for the year. Now Hunter x Hunter is stable with a series of 10 chapters, or just one volume, then falls into a “suspended” state for the next 2 or 3 years. Many fans still joke that Su’s father took a break from writing due to his desire to plow the game, but what was the truth behind that?
Yu Yu Hakusho’s main male quartet – Togashi’s once stormy work
The series takes the name of To’s father to the top, Yu Yu Hakusho, which also blows a new breath for the comic village when creating a male protagonist different from the previous motifs of Shonen Jump: One boy The teenager is very talented, not a hero. Yu Yu Hakusho contributed with Dragon Ball and Slam Dunk to create the “golden age” of Shonen Jump magazine.
The main lead Yusuke Urameshi of Yu Yu Hakusho
However, paralleling with reputation is always a very heavy work pressure, especially in the most famous Japanese harsh magazine Weekly Shonen Jump. Because of this, the editor was so pressured that Mr. Togashi gave him Yu Yu Hakusho’s bones all the way through his stomach. The biggest cause is due to health problems.
Statistics table about the operating time of Hunter x Hunter
According to the autobiography of the artist Kunio Ajino in his manga, who had been an assistant to Togashi author since Yu Yu Hakusho, he suffered from low back pain at a very young age due to his intense work schedule. It is not uncommon for mangaka’s health to decline significantly after a long period of story creation. Katsura Hoshino author of D.Gray-man or Daisuke Asshihara of World Trigger are typical examples.
Artist Kunio Ajino tells about back pain by Togashi
His lower back pain worsened his health. The climax is from April 2016 when the series Hunter x Hunter was serialized on Shonen Jump, he posted a series of lamenting comments about this. He even had to undergo lumbar surgery.
A series of comments on back pain by Togashi in 2016
Now, author Togashi Yoshihiro is in his fifties and still has a masterpiece Hunter x Hunter to complete. While all of our fans are anxious to read the latest chapters on the Kingdom War going on aboard the Whale Ship heading to the Black Continent, the author’s health is still important. There is no other way, if we are loyal fans, we will wait for ten years!
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