Fan Hunter x Hunter can rejoice: while the popular series created by Yoshihiro Togashi is still on its latest hiatus, a two-part shot focusing on Kurapika’s past will be re-released digitally next month. Seven.
According to an announcement from the official Twitter account of Weekly Shonen Jump, two special Hunter x Hunter chapters titled “Kurapika’s Memories” will have a new digital release on July 4, 2023. Initially, one This two-part -shot was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump Issues #1 and #2 in December 2012. This release marks the first real opportunity in over ten years for non-Japanese fans. read this part of the story, as the two chapters appeared in English only in two issues of the digital magazine Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha, also in December 2012.
Hunter X Hunter’s Kurapika prequel to be released for the first time in ten years
“Kurapika’s Memories” was originally conceived and released as a 63-page one-shot split into two parts detailing Kurapika’s origins and serving as a prequel to the Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge film released in 2013. It was also distributed to the film’s first lucky audience of 1 million in theaters. The story follows part of Kurapika’s childhood as a member of the Kurta Clan, his friendship with Paro and the two boys’ first meeting with a Hunter, which sparked a desire. to see their outside world.
While it may seem inconsequential, the events of “Kurapika’s Memory” are actually very important to the entire Hunter x Hunter story. As fans of the series know, Kurapika became a Hunter to avenge the Phantom Troupe, a band of bandits that massacred his entire clan to steal their precious Scarlet Eyes. While Kurapika seems to have put his revenge on the Phantom Troupe on hold after a long and bloody fight, he is now trying to win back all the eyes that belonged to his clan and were bought by wealthy collectors. yes and cruel. This places him in the middle of the Kakin Empire’s War of Succession, in an attempt to reach the wily Prince Tserriednich, who should have had his last eye missing.
Kurapika’s past is actually related to Hunter x Hunter’s current story
Two interesting details have been revealed recently (by Hunter x Hunter standards) linking the current story to “Memories of Kurapika”. The Phantom Troupe flashback reveals that the Hunter met the young Kurapika, Sheila, who was a childhood friend of the Phantom Troupe members. Additionally, the Nen Beast possessed by Tserriednich in its mouth has a human head that looks suspiciously (and disgustingly) like that of Kurapika’s childhood friend, Paro. All these mysteries will be revealed someday when Hunter x Hunter returns with more new chapters, but for now fans should take the opportunity to see “Kurapika’s Memories” when it is released on July 4, 2023.
Source: Weekly Shonen Jump on Twitter.