Yoshihiro Togashi Togashi Yoshihiro Yamagata Prefecture April 27 1966 is a Japanese manga artist. He is most notable for having created YuYu Hakusho for which he received the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1994 and Hunter Hunter. According to Shonen Jump Togashi received the Tezuka Award the most influential new comic artist award in Japan. Togashi is married to Naoko Takeuchi the creator of Sailor Moon he mentioned their marriage in volume 5 of Hunter x Hunter. From February 2006 to October 2007 Togashi had been on sick leave from his current manga Hunter Hunter. Hunter x Hunter made its return on October 6 2007 then quickly went back on hiatus on December 5 2007. It returned from hiatus on March 3 2008 only to return to hiatus again on May 8 2008. After another long break it was officially announced in Weekly Shonen Jump that the series would once again make its return on October 5 2008 eventually going on hiatus once more December 3 2008. Hunter x Hunter returned to Jump on January 4th 2010 and yet again went on hiatus on May 31st 2010.