Yoshihiro Togashi, creator of Hunter x Hunter and YuYu Hakusho, has revealed that he was unable to sit in a chair for the last two years due to his ongoing health issues. Togashi-san says that he had to relearn how to draw and now does so whilst lying down. Speaking at an exhibit in Tokyo’s Mori Arts Center Gallery, Togashi-san urged people to take care of their hips. He also provided some details about his living situation over the last couple of years.

Togashi-san recently confirmed that he had returned to working on the Hunter x Hunter manga and that he has drafted 10 chapters so far. He also created a Twitter account that has over 2.8 million followers. Togashi-san’s Twitter account also became the most followed mangaka account within a few days of creation. His last tweet reveals that he is currently working on the 19th new chapter of Hunter x Hunter.

Here’s what Togashi-san had to say:

I am pleased to announce the Yoshihiro Togashi exhibit -PUZZLE-.
This was only possible thanks to the warm feelings and support of the readers. Allow me to express my sincere gratitude to you all.

That was stiff of me, huh? I think so too. You’re probably thinking, “Go draw the next chapter already.” True, I was unable to sit in a chair for two years, which made me unable to draw, but by throwing conventional methods to the wayside, I’ve been able to resume drawing somehow. Everyone, I sincerely ask you to take care of your backs and hips. Just two weeks before writing this message, I couldn’t get into position to wipe my butt and had to take a shower every time I pooped. It takes 3-5 times longer for me to do everyday movements. Your hips are important.

So if you’re at the exhibit and you happen to drop something, I recommend assuming a sumo crouching posture when you pick it up. Sincerely, Yoshihiro Togashi.

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