Jujutsu Kaisen manga is once again taking a break

For any manga fan, it is normal to burn with impatience to discover the rest of the story of his favorite works. However, we should not forget that behind a successful work hides a whole team that works tirelessly on a daily basis.

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With such a brisk pace, it’s hardly surprising that health glitches ensue. The latest example is Gege Akutami, the mangaka of the very popular Jujutsu Kaisen.

Akutami’s health

It should be remembered that this is not the first time that the state of health of the creator of Jujutsu Kaisen has been at the center of attention. In 2021, he already had to put his manga on hiatus due to health issues. While the next chapter was supposed to appear in Weekly Shonen Jump, it was announced via the official Twitter account that its release will be delayed.

In other words, the release originally scheduled for Monday, March 14 is postponed to the next issue of Weekly Shonen Jump which will be released on March 19. However, it looks like there is nothing to worry about, as Akutami is slowly recovering and should be back on his feet soon. But although they want to be reassuring, we can’t help but be concerned.

Success at the expense of health

The life of a mangaka is not a long calm river as one might imagine. And it is impossible to imagine the stress they experience on a daily basis. These artists who make us dream every day sometimes work in harsh conditions. Stunning work schedules, a schedule to keep, with such frenetic rhythms, many mangakas end up pulling the rope too hard.

It wouldn’t even be surprising if these artists ended up burning out. Now more than ever, the subject has been regularly brought back to the table since the death in 2021 of Kentaro Miura, the man behind the Berserk manga. His death was heartbreaking for fans of his work and this is just one example among many. Another case that has also been talked about a lot is that of Yoshihiro Togashi, creator of the Hunter x Hunter manga.

The Jujutsu Kaisen Franchise

The Japanese animation industry seems to be at its best in recent years. Many manga are clearly on the rise and the results are more than convincing. If we had to make a small list, names like My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer or Attack on Titan would be taken into account. Obviously, we could not put aside Jujutsu Kaisen which is among the most prominent franchises of its last years.

In terms of numbers, Jujutsu Kaisen’s manga represents more than 60 million copies in circulation. If this performance made other mangakas green with envy, the franchise also has a feature film to its credit. Entitled Jujutsu Kaisen 0, this film released in December 2021 rose to second place in the best opening weekend in Japanese history.

What do you think of the work rate of manga creators? What are your expectations for Jujutsu Kaisen in 2022? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

Source: CBR