Hunter X Hunter Season 7 has been under the release radar for almost eight years now. After the last goodbye in 2014, fans have been desperately looking for the seventh season. The anime recently celebrated ten years of its run in 2021. Since 2014, the hopeful viewers of the franchise have been left hanging. After the sixth season, Hunter X Hunter saw no official announcement for a renewal. Neither Studio Madhouse nor Yoshihiro Togashi has given away any intel about the return. So, what happened after 2014? Is the franchise canceled? Here is all you need to know about Season 7.
The case of the renewal of Hunter x Hunter stands solely on the availability of source material. The last two years have seen quite a rise in the demand for the anime’s return. Especially when Netflix got the licensing rights of the franchise, fans were hoping for a comeback. But even that news has grown old. From the author’s health conditions to all the latest updates, the following subheads have got you covered.
Hunter X Hunter Season 7: Renewal Status
As of the last update, Hunter X Hunter Season 7 has not been renewed. In the year 2021, there was a lot of buzz around the return of the series. This was due to a confusing post from the voice actors of Gon and Killua. Voice actors Megumi Han and Mariya had shared a joint post revealing that they would be recording for new HxH projects. The news exploded with claims of a new season.
However, that project turned out to be the escape room game from the franchise. All in all, Hunter X Hunter Season 7 does not have an official renewal announcement. Over the years, both the anime series have received praise for their unique storytelling style. Up until the sixth season, Hunter X Hunter rates 9 stars out of 10 on IMDb. The 1999 version is also close, with 8.6-star acclaim.
Along with this, more than a million users have rated the series above 9.05 stars on MyAnimeList. The anime secures the seventh rank amongst all shows that have come out till today. This is proof enough that people are hoping to see another season in the coming years.
Is There Enough Source Material?
The Hunter X Hunter anime series has quite a strange case with the source material. The original source of the anime is known for its regular hiatuses. In the last three decades, the story has gone on long hiatuses multiple times. The most recent break has been stretching since 2019, which accounts for a thousand days. The manga last published the 390th chapter in the Weekly Shonen Jump. On top of this, there has been no confirmation from Yoshihiro Togashi about its comeback. A major reason for these long breaks is the degrading health of the author.
It has been revealed that Yoshihiro has suffered from chronic debilitating back pain for years now. As a result of this, the anime is also left in a stranded position. The 148th episode of the anime adapted to the 339th chapter of the manga. This leaves only 51 chapters for adaptation. The lack of source material is the current reason why Hunter X Hunter Season 7 has not been renewed even today. Until the manga has covered upto two to three volumes, there is no chance of a comeback.
What Will Be The Plot?
The last season of Hunter X Hunter halted with the completion of the 13th Hunter Chairman Election Arc. The following 51 chapters of the manga deal with the ‘Dark Continent Expedition Arc’ of the story. Beginning with the chapter ‘Special Mission,’ this arc takes up the story of a new expedition. It is revealed that Isaac Netero’s son has ordered a new siege into the forbidden Dark Continent, a place where only a numbered of people have been to. So, Beyond was the one who made the announcement of the expedition.
The conviction in his voice convinces all that he was, in fact, the son of Netero. However, Ging and Pariston could not be part of the announcement. Thus, word spread that they had left the Zodiacs and were working on independent terms now. So, one side has the V5 and the remaining Zodiac members. And Ging goes on to join Beyond in his cause.
This way, Beyond, and the Hunter Association commence their expedition into the Dark Continent. And so, this political stir continues to hinder and carry the exploration of the Dark Continent. Towards the conclusion of this arc, Gon finally reunites with his father. This particular arc is followed by the Succession Contest arc. This is essentially a battle royale storyline that pitches together fourteen princes of the Kakin Empire. The last standing man would be pronounced the winner of the final match.
What Is the Future Of The Franchise?
Considering the lack of source material and the decreasing chances of its return, the future of HxH remains in an uncertain state. Even if the seventh season does find a way to return to the screens, a similar case will follow in the eighth edition. Yoshihiro’s health problems for persisted for years now. Thus, it cannot be said if the author can cover the story until the conclusion. This put both the ending of the anime and the manga in an uncertain state.
Another possibility that is gaining popularity over Reddit and Twitter threads is the continuation of the story without any source material. This decision would lay collectively on the team of the anime. If the decision gets a green signal, writers can pitch arcs from Yoshihira to develop a concluding storyline. However, it is notable that these are mere speculations that fans are banking on.
Hunter X Hunter Season 7: Release Date
At the time of writing, there is no official update on the release of the seventh season. Moreover, speculations cannot be made until the source material gets a continuation. Thus, all decisions lay upon the confirmation of the manga. It is assumed that manga would be able to forge enough material with a regular release over a year. Thus, there is a chance that Hunter X Hunter Season 7 will be back at the screens around one year after that, i.e., 2023. For now, fans can only hope to wait for long. In case of an announcement earlier than this, we will be sure to update this section. Thus, keep an eye on this space for more timely updates.