Creator Gege Akutami and the Jujutsu Kaisen manga are poised to return to Shonen Jump after a hiatus for health reasons.
A little more than a month after it was revealed that Yuji Itadori and crew would be taking an indefinite sabbatical from the Jujutsu Kaisen manga, a date has been set for when they will return.
Jujutsu Kaisen will start serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump Issue 35, which will be released in Japan on August 2nd, according to Weekly Shonen Jump News. In June, it was revealed that the series would be put on hold indefinitely due to the health of its creator, Gege Akutami. “The editorial department has requested that I take a break from the series,” Akutami remarked at the time, adding, “However, I do not want to slow down the weekly serialization of Jujutsu Kaisen since I’d like to draw the series’ conclusion as soon as possible.” At the time, Akutami anticipated that the hiatus would last approximately a month, assuring supporters that their condition was not serious and that their mental health was in good hands.
Following the tragic death of Berserk author Kentaro Miura, there has been renewed concern about manga artists being overworked and the implications this has on their health. Other prominent manga series, such as One Piece and Hunter X Hunter, have already taken extended breaks or postponed their publishing schedules due to concerns about the health of their creators. After the manga’s artist, Kayaharuka, passed away unexpectedly, the Misfit at Demon King Academy manga was recently canceled
In addition to the return of Jujutsu Kaisen, Weekly Shonen Jump will publish Issue 35, which will feature the premiere of a new narrative from the writers of The Promised Neverland, which will be released to coincide with the series’ fifth anniversary.
Yuji Itadori, a high school student, unintentionally becomes the host of Ryomen Sukuna, a powerful ghost, in Jujutsu Kaisen. Curses are spirits who have been changed into terrible entities who want to harm the living. Sukuna is a member of this race. In 2020, Attack on Titan studio MAPPA turned the manga into an anime series. In December 2021, an anime film based on the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 prequel manga will be released in Japan. The manga Jujutsu Kaisen has been adapted into English and published in print by Viz Media in North America, while the anime series can be watched on Crunchyroll and HBO Max.