According to the leaks of the next edition of the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump, which will be published on June 14, the written sleeve and illustrated by Gege Akutami, Jujutsu Kaisen, will go on an indefinite pause due to the author's health complications. The announcement was made through a printed statement, and expressed:
"To our readers, thank you very much for your continued support for Jujutsu Kaisen. Due to the poor physical condition of Gege Akutami, "Jujutsu Kaisen" will be absent for a while from the next edition. Akutami-sensei wanted to continue writing, but after multiple meetings with the editorial department, it has been decided that the best thing for Akutami-Sensei is to take a break for a period of time. Thus we determine that this was the best decision for the author to recover the physical condition of him. More information will be revealed in the next edition of the Weekly Shonen Jump (referring to the 29th edition, by June 21). We apologize for all our readers who wait week after week a new chapter, and we hope to continue with their support. [Message from Gege Akutami] The Editorial Department has asked me to take a break from the series, but I do not want to pause weekly serialization of Jujutsu Kaisen Since I want to write the end as soon as possible. However, I am simply not able to recover the rhythm compared to other authors taking breaks. If nothing is done about it, the same situation will be repeated again and again, so it decided to accept the proposal of the Editorial Department. The suspension period should be around a month. Even if I say I'm sick, I really do not think it's serious. My mental health is completely fine, so do not worry about it. I really regret to leave them waiting. Once you return, I will give the best of me in weekly serialization ».
On the other hand, Gege Akutami began the publication of the manga in the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump of the Editorial Shueisha in March 2018. The work inspired an adaptation to the premiered anime during the autumn season-2021 (October-December) and ended with A total of twenty-four episodes, produced by the MAPPA studies under the direction of Seong-Hu Park (Garo: Vanishing Line, The God of High School) and scripts written by Hiroshi Seko (Ajin, Dorohydoro, Inuyashiki). The production of an animation film is confirmed for next winter (January-March 2022).
Synopsis of Jujutsu Kaisen
The student of High School Yuuji Itadori, who is surrendered idly to paranormal activities without foundation with the Hidden Club, spends his days in the clubroom or at the hospital, where he visits his grandfather prostrate in bed. However, this paused lifestyle soon gives a turn towards the strange when he, without knowing it, he meets a cursed object. Triggering a chain of supernatural events, Yuuji is suddenly pushed into the world of curses, terrible beings trained by human malice and negativity, after swallowing said article, which is revealed as a finger that belongs to the demon Sukuna Ryoumen, the " King of the curses ". Anduji experiences first-hand the threat that these curses represent for society when he discovers his own newly acquired powers. Introduced at the Technical College of Metropolitan Magic of Tokyo, he begins to walk on a path from which he can not return: the path of a jujutsu sorcerer.
Source: WSJ Manga
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