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‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ Manga Goes On Hiatus As Creator Recovers

by Serena Martinez / Jun 11, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

It was announced by Shonen Jump this week that the popular manga series "Jujutsu Kaisen" will be on an indefinite hiatus. The reason is due to the health of its creator, Gege Akutami.

"We wish Gege Akutami a restful time off and look forward to the next chapter," Shonen Jump said on their official Twitter posted on Wednesday. Various resources and translations stated that his illness is nothing critical and his mental health is okay, which means fans have nothing else to worry about.

The manga previously reached a milestone as publisher Shueisha said that its 16th volume would have 2 million copies in print. The said volume is now available in Japan.

It was also reported that the manga circulation jumped to 590% since the premiere of its anime adaptation last year. The publisher has also announced that the manga's 18th and 19th volumes will have bundles of the merchandise included. Respective volumes will have an acrylic stand calendar with character charms (32 pieces), and "on-the-scene" photos taken from the manga with a five-object bundle.

"Jujutsu Kaisen" debut in the Weekly Shonen Jump in March 2018. The manga's popularity has paved the way for an anime adaptation that premiered in Japan on October 2, 2020, and it had 24 episodes in total. 

As of this time, the anime's second season is still unsure as of this time. The television broadcaster MBS said that there had been no talks yet regarding the anime's second season. MBS Chief Programming Director Hajime Yokota stated that even though the manga is still ongoing in the Weekly Shonen Jump in Japan, they still cannot provide any concrete information regarding a possible second season of the anime.

We hope that the creator recovers quickly and fans are looking forward to the return of "Jujutsu Kaisen." 

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