The weekly Shonen Jump manga, Jujutsu Kaisen, will experience an “indefinite” hiatus due to the physical condition of its creator, Gege Akutami.
Following the success of the anime’s first season, the jujutsu kaisen manga series would be on an “indefinite” hiatus due to the series creator’s health.
The Twitter post that reported the news indicates that author Gege Akutami will be taking a hiatus while the series is on hiatus without an official return date. The manga will launch a chapter as part of the 28th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, scheduled for June 20. After the publication of this nine-page chapter, the series will fully begin its hiatus, and Akutami estimates that “it should take about a month.”
The Editorial Department of The Weekly Shonen Jump also issued a note on the situation, writing: “To our readers. Please always read Jujutsu Kaisen. Due to Akutami Gege’s poor physical condition, Jujutsu Kaisen will be out for some time from the next issue. Akutami wishes to continue writing, but after several discussions with the editorial department, it was decided that Akutami had better take a break for a while. ”While the length of the break is currently unknown, Weekly Shonen Jump said more information will be released. in the next issue.
Akutami released his own statement, saying, “The editorial department has asked me to take a break from the series, but I don’t want to delay the weekly serialization of Jujutsu Kaisen as I would like to draw the series finale sooner. possible, and I’m putting my answer on hold. ” The author recognized that a single pause would not prevent the number from repeating itself and therefore accepted this long pause. However, they assured fans that his condition was not a serious illness and that his mental health was good as well.
The health of manga creators has been a long-standing concern in the industry. The production deadlines of each chapter force the artists to work constantly for many hours. In recent years, artists like One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda have had to slow down their schedules for their own well-being, taking week-long breaks to recover. Lasting health problems have also caused several series to be suspended indefinitely, as evidenced by creator Yoshihiro Togashi, who had to suspend his hunter x hunter manga for more than a year.
Although Akutami’s statement suggests that they hope to return soon, only time will tell. At least fans of the series can look forward to season 2 of the anime, which is currently in production by MAPPA.