'Jujutsu Kaisen' manga undergoes hiatus due to Author's poor physical condition

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: June 10, 2021 at 02:03 PM PHT (GMT+8)

The official Twitter of the Editorial Department of Japanese publisher Shueisha has announced on Thursday that the serialization of Gege Akutami's "Jujutsu Kaisen" manga series will undergo hiatus for about a month due to Akutami's poor physical condition. The new chapter of Jujutsu Kaisen in the 28th issue of this year's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will still be published this week (June 14), and the break will start at the 29th issue of the magazine (starting June 21).

In a statement by the editorial department, it was revealed that although Akutami wanted to continue writing, it was decided after discussions with the Jump editorial department that it would be better for Akutami to take a break for a certain period of time to recover the author's physical condition. Akutami stated that he is mentally in a good state and being in a poor physical condition doesn't mean he is sick therefore there's no need for people to worry. It was then added that the break might take about a month.


In addition, a handwritten comment from Akutami is also open to the public included in the published Twitter post.

The new chapter of Jujutsu Kaisen in the 28th issue of this year's Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump will still be published this week (June 14), and the break will start at the 29th issue of the magazine (starting June 21).

Jujutsu Kaisen Vol 16

The Jujutsu Kaisen manga series was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump since March 2018. The individual chapters are collected and published by Shueisha, with thirteen tankōbon volumes released as of October 2020. Shueisha also began to simulpublish the series in English on the app and website Manga Plus in January 2019.


A 24-episode anime television series adaptation produced by animation studio MAPPA has premiered in October 2020. The series is directed by Sunghoo Park at MAPPA and Hiroshi Seko is writing and supervising the scripts. Tadashi Hiramatsu is designing the characters with Hiroaki Tsutsumi, Yoshimasa Terui, and Arisa Okehazama composing the music.


An anime film titled "Jujutsu Kaisen 0" was announced last March 27 and is based on Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School (Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Tokyo Toritsu Jujutsu Kōtō Senmon Gakkō) manga story. Studio MAPPA returns for the animation production and the rest of the staff and cast of the TV anime series will reprise their roles for the new project.


Synopsis:

For some strange reason, Yuji Itadori, despite his insane athleticism would rather just hang out with the Occult Club. However, her soon finds out that the occult is as real as it gets when his fellow club members are attacked! Meanwhile, the mysterious Megumi Fushiguro is tracking down a special-grade cursed object, and his search leads him to Itadori...

Source: Shueisha's Weekly Shonen JUMP Editorial Department Official Twitter