One of the faces of the ‘Shounen’ genre of animes, Hunter X Hunter, had been widely successful since the airing of its first episode in 2011. Before that, there had been a series in 2002, but it was scrapped and revamped.
It is now one of the most binged shows in Netflix, and watchers are waiting for the release of the fifth season now. Things may be looking dire, however, since it can take up to 2021 for Season 5 to drop.
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Hunter X Hunter is a Japanese anime series based on the mange by the same name by author Yoshiro Togashi. Recently, it celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019.
The last chapter of the manga released in 2018, but the anime has not completed yet. The story focuses on Gon Freecss, who is the son of a famous hunter and aspires to be a hunter who is just as legendary as his father. With huge potential, talent, and some friends, who are just as incredible and unique as he is, Gon sets out on his journey of becoming the greatest hunter and also to find his missing father.
It’s important to note that Netflix is presenting episodes that are already available on other platforms like Crunchyroll, Animeflix and such, so if you’re getting too impatient, you can always watch it on those sites, since Season 5 is most likely going to arrive in February or March 2021.
The last episode of the Japanese dub aired on September 24th, 2014, and the English dubs finished airing on June 22nd, 2019. Even after completing its 20th anniversary, the manga still hasn’t been concluded. This means that there is still the possibility of the series returning, but it all depends on Togashi sensei.
Everyone knows that there is still a lot to be explored yet, as the Hunter X Hunter universe has grown quite huge. Let’s hope there’s more to come.