Gege Akutami is feeling better now though!
The official Twitter account for Weekly Shonen Jump announced today that Gege Akutami's wildly popular JUJUTSU KAISEN manga series will be taking a week off from Issue 10 of the magazine next week (released on February 8) due to the author's sudden illness. In a comment on the JUJUTSU KAISEN Twitter account, Akutami confirmed that they're recovering and the series will return the week after.
Weekly Shonen Jump's Tweet:
【お知らせ】— 少年ジャンプ編集部 (@jump_henshubu) February 5, 2021
Comment from Gege Akutani:
In the comment above, Akutami apologized to fans and explained that the illness was an "ordinary" illness, referring to the fact it wasn't COVID-19, and that they are now recovering. The manga creator also mentioned that they had tried to get a draft ahead last year so that the series wouldn't have to miss a week if they got sick, but they didn't have the time to finish it off.
The TV anime adaptation of JUJUTSU KAISEN is currently streaming right here on Crunchyroll.
Source: JUJUTSU KAISEN on Twitter
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