“Jujutsu Kaisen” to go on hiatus for a month due to the author’s health condition

 The editorial department of Shueisha’s “Weekly Shonen Jump” announced on June 10 that the serialized manga “Jujutsu Kaisen” will be suspended for a while starting from the next issue. The reason for this is the poor health of the author, Akutami Gege. It will be out of print for “about a month,” according to Akutami.
 Since the beginning of this year, the pace of the serialization of “Jujutsu Kaisen” has been unstable, with the author taking a break due to health problems and publishing drafts of the story before putting pen to paper. The editorial department explained, “As a result of discussions, we decided that it would be better for him to take a break for a certain period of time to recover his health.
 Mr. Akutami explained, “The editorial department had been asking me about taking a break from the series for a while, but I had been withholding an answer because I myself did not feel the appeal of a weekly serialized story without a sense of speed, and I wanted to finish the story as soon as possible. I just want to apologize for making you wait. When I say I’ve been sick, I don’t mean I’ve been seriously ill. My mental health is normal, so there’s nothing to worry about. I’ll do my best as if it were a new series from the moment I return.”