KEY POINTS

  • " Jujutsu Kaisen" is going on a temporary hiatus
  • Creator Gege Akutami said he will return soon and give his best
  • "Jujutsu Kaisen" Chapter 153 is expected to come out in July

After the conclusion of the Zenin arc, "Jujutsu Kaisen" is ready to explore a new arc. But Chapter 153 of the manga will not be coming out this Sunday.

"Akutami Sensei wanted to continue working on the manga, but after a meeting with the editorial department, it was decided that the prudent course of action would be to take a temporary break to allow for any health issues to recover," Weekly Shonen Jump announced in a statement Sunday.

Manga creator Gege Akutami issued a separate statement Sunday. He said he was taking the much-needed break to recover after experiencing some health issues. He hinted that the hiatus will likely be for a month.

"I decided to accept the kind offer from the editorial department and will take a break that should last about a month," Akutami said.

He assured the readers that he was not suffering from any serious illness. The mangaka promised fans that he will return and give his best.

"I want to reassure everyone that I am not suffering from any kind of serious illness and my mental state is strong. I do apologize for the long wait. When I return, I will treat it as the start of a new series and do my very best," read the statement.

Apart from the message, Shonen Jump also published a personal note from Akutami in Japanese for the fans.

In his note, Akutami apologized for taking the break and explained how things piled up, bringing him to his current state.

"I did have feelings that it’s wrong for a rookie like me to take a break that isn’t even when the story is between the end of a long arc and the start of a new one," Akutami wrote.

The recently released "Jujutsu Kaisen" Chapter 152 concludes the Zenin arc as Maki takes down most of the members of the Zenin Clan including Naoya.

"Jujutsu Kaisen" chapters are available online on Manga Plus and Viz.

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