Thursday, March 18, 2010

Yoshihiro Togashi - Hay Fever, Games and Bookmarks

Yoshihiro Togashi continues to be both a source of good news and bad for Hunter x Hunter fans. His anecdote accompanying issue 14 of Hunter x Hunter shows promise:

My hay fever has lightened each year.
I think I'm recovering

Some fans hope that this windfall will free him more time for HxH, but other signs point to bad news.

Issue 15 ended with this quote:
I saw my Senreki.
But I'm annoyed by the fairy that accompanies me.

We're almost positive he's referring to Dragon Quest IX again. Senreki is the combat log screen, showing a list of your defeated monsters as well as other "collectibles" for those who like to obtain a 100% completion. The fairy is the much maligned, ganguro-esque fairy guide Sandy, whom everyone loves to hate.

Right on the heels of his continuing Dragon Quest IX obsession (which is still making other various headlines), there are rumors that he may be addicted to the 11th incarnation of the other popular Square-Enix series. Since the level cap in Final Fantasy 11 was recently increased from 75 to 99, Togashi may just have a new excuse to indulge.

Fans do get a little treat from Shounen Jump very soon. For three weeks, starting March 20th, the magazine is having a special fair at all Animate locations. All of their products will be on sale and with each purchase, customers get one of 40 clear bookmarks with art from their most popular series, including Hunter x Hunter! You can check out the HxH bookmark as well as the other 39 here!

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