Weekly Shonen Jump has announced that Jujutsu Kaisen manga series will be going on hiatus due to Akutami Gege’s poor health conditions. Weekly Shonen Jump revealed Jujutsu Kaisen will go on hiatus starting from this week’s Issue #28. Gege revealed in a note translated but WSJ_Manga that the manga should take around a month. However, the mangaka says the illness is nothing serious.
I have been asked by the editorial department to take a break from the series, but I don’t want to slow down the weekly serialization of Jujutsu Kaisen since I’d like to draw the end of the series as soon as possible, and just put a hold on my answer. However, I’m just not able to recover my schedule compared to other mangaka when they take a single break. If nothing is done about this, the same thing will be repeated over and over again, so I decided to accept the proposal from the editorial department. The suspension period should be about one month. Even if I say I’m sick, it’s not any serious illness. My mental health is completely fine, so do not worry about it. I’m really sorry I’ll have to keep you waiting. Once I come back, I’ll do my best with the serialization.
Weekly Shonen Jump also released a notice on Jujutsu Kaisen‘s Hiatus.
To our readers. Thank you for always reading Jujutsu Kaisen. Due to the poor physical condition of Akutami Gege, Jujutsu Kaisen will be absent for some time from the next issue onward. Akutami wanted to continue writing, but after….several discussions with the editorial department, it has been decided that it’s better for Akutami to take a break for a certain period of time. We determined it was the best decision for the mangaka to recover their physical condition.
More information will be given in the upcoming Weekly Shonen Jump issue. We apologize to all the readers who have been following us, so we look forward to your continued support.
Weekly Shonen Jump announced back in April that Jujutsu Kaisen manga has more than 40 million copies in circulation. The manga series is one of the top 25 circulations in Magazine.