In the manga Hunter x Hunter, the manga is amazing up until around chapter 184, where the drawings start noticeably deteriorating to the point of scribbles. This is fixed a little later, but every now and then the quality goes back down slightly. Is there a reason for this? Was the mangaka just pressed for time?

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He had several problems of health. His arms get illness, I heard. So, his wife (author of Sailormoon) helps him draw Hunter X Hunter. And other works, as usual, belong to assistant. That's why the quality is not the same over time.

Per wikipedia;

Togashi suffered from an immense amount of stress while working on YuYu Hakusho, which caused him inconsistent sleep patterns and chest pain. Togashi has taken numerous breaks in recent years while writing Hunter × Hunter, the first of which was due to illness

But I think the storyline is still great, huh?

  • Ahhh I see. I had no idea his wife was the author of sailor moon. Yeah, the storyline is definitely still great, by far my favorite manga / anime (although I haven't seen the reboot).
    – John
    Commented Apr 18, 2012 at 16:56
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    Does anyone have pictures of the panels? Commented Jul 9, 2014 at 12:41

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