Kagurabachi Will Carry The Next Generation Of Jump, Says Shueisha Allegedly

The rumor stems from a broadcast of Manganuma, a Japanese TV program.

KAGURABACHI © 2023 by Takeru Hokazono/SHUEISHA Inc.

On June 4, a rumor began spreading that Shueisha wants Kagurabachi to carry the next generation of Shonen Jump magazine.

The rumor stems from a broadcast of Manganuma, a Japanese TV program presented by Kenji Yamauchi and Akira Kawashima.

Both claimed that they had lunch with someone from Shueisha, who commented, “They (Shueisha) said they wanted Kagurabachi to carry the next generation of Jump.”

shueisha comments on Kagurabachi

The program ended with Yamauchi and Kawashiwa highlighting Kagurabachi as the next ace in the program.

Although the comment by the Shueisha employee could also mean that the publishers see Kagurabachi as a viable replacement for some of its biggest series.

Currently, My Hero Academia is confirmed to end this year, and Jujutsu Kaisen is likely to end this year too. Furthermore, One Piece is also in its final saga.

This also supports the manga introduction, which was done via the JUMP NEXTWAVE initiative.

About Kagurabachi

Kagurabachi is a manga series written and illustrated by Takeru Hokazono.

It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since September 2023.

Viz Media and Manga Plus are publishing the series in English on a weekly basis (simulpub).

MangaPlus describes the overall plot of Kagurabachi as follows:

Young Chihiro spends his days training under his famous swordsmith father. One day, he hopes to become a great sword-maker himself.

The goofy father and the serious son–they thought these days would last forever. But suddenly, tragedy strikes. A dark day soaked in blood. Chihiro and his blade now live only for revenge. Epic sword battle action!

Source: Twitter