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One Piece, Jujutsu Kaisen, MHA Chapter Leaks Moved From Wednesdays To Thursdays Due To Foreign Leakers Arrested In Japan

The leaks schedule shift received quite a varied set of opinions from fans, basically dividing them into two sections.

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Shonen manga leakers have received some major news that would change their whole schedule FOREVER! On Feb 4, 2024, two foreigners were arrested in Japan for leaking images of Weekly Shonen Jump series chapters before the magazine issue was released officially.

These developments have struck fear in the minds of online leakers, thereby making them announce that leaks for popular Weekly Shonen Jump manga like One Piece, Jujutsu Kaisen, My Hero Academia, which usually drop on Tuesdays and Wednesdays every week, will be dropping on Thursdays henceforth.

Major leakers of the aforementioned series have made this announcement on their Twitter handles.

The news has caused quite an impact on the scanlation website owners, as one of them, Scanpiea Scanlations, who are renowned for posting WSJ leaks earlier than others for several weeks, has already closed their Twitter account.

The leaks schedule shift received quite a varied set of opinions from fans, basically dividing them into two sections: those who don’t want their favorite manga to be leaked in order to support the original creators and those who miss tuning in to the leaks on Wednesdays.

Those who are happy with these developments feel that leaks deprive them of the real joy of reading the entire chapter without knowing anything beforehand and that they can avoid leakers’ biases (atleast for a day). Here are some of their reactions:

And those who are not happy openly showed their disappointment that their Tuesdays and Wednesdays wouldn’t be so lively henceforth and are stuck hearing boring lectures in their math classes…

However, some people on social media are under the assumption that leaks are completely wiped out. No! They’re merely shifted to the next day to avoid Japanese cyber police from dropping to their addresses…

About Weekly Shonen Jump:

Weekly Shōnen Jump is a weekly shōnen manga anthology published in Japan by Shueisha under the Jump line of magazines. The manga series within the magazine consist of many action scenes and a fair amount of comedy.

Chapters of the series that run in Weekly Shōnen Jump are collected and published in tankōbon volumes under the Jump Comics imprint every two to three months. It is one of the longest-running manga magazines, with the first issue being released with a cover date of August 1, 1968.

The magazine has sold over 7.5 billion copies since 1968, making it the best-selling comic/manga magazine, ahead of competitors such as Weekly Shōnen Magazine and Weekly Shōnen Sunday.

Source: Twitter