Yoshihiro Togashi

冨樫義博

Yoshihiro Togashi (冨樫 義博, 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.