Jujutsu Kaisen Author Gege Akutami’s Health Improves But The Manga Will Still Be On Break

The editorial staff made this decision

Yuji Itadori Jujutsu Kaisen
JUJUTSU KAISEN © 2018 by Gege Akutami/SHUEISHA Inc.

On Sunday, Jujtusu Kaisen’s editors provided an update on Gege Akutami’s health, informing fans that while his health has improved, the manga won’t resume until he is in perfect health. 

The editorial staff made this decision. 

Here is the full statement: 

“Although Akutami sensei’s health has improved, after consulting with the editorial staff, we have decided that he should resume writing when he is in perfect health. We appreciate your continued support for Jujutsu Kaisen”

About Jujutsu Kaisen:

Jujutsu Kaisen is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Gege Akutami.

It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine, Weekly Shōnen Jump, since March 2018, with its chapters collected and published in 26 tankōbon volumes as of April 2024.

Studio MAPPA brought the world of JJK into anime by airing 24 episodes of season 1 from October 2020 to March 2021 and a second season that premiered in July 2023. A sequel covering the “Culling Game” arc has been announced.

Crunchyroll describes the overall plot of Jujutsu Kaisen as:

Yuji Itadori is a boy with tremendous physical strength, though he lives a completely ordinary high school life.

One day, to save a classmate who has been attacked by curses, he eats the finger of Ryomen Sukuna, taking the curse into his own soul.

From then on, he shares one body with Ryomen Sukuna.

Guided by the most powerful of sorcerers, Satoru Gojo, Itadori is admitted to Tokyo Jujutsu High School, an organization that fights the curses… and thus begins the heroic tale of a boy who became a curse to exorcise a curse, a life from which he could never turn back.

Source: Twitter