Is ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ Canceled? An Update on the Manga Behind the Series


Even though it currently only has one season out, the anime series Jujutsu Kaisen has already become a big hit. The story of a kid named Yuji Itadori joining a secret society of jujutsu sorcerers after essentially letting a demon live inside him has gained fans all over. People can’t seem to get enough and always want more episodes of the show.

Even though fans are loving Jujutsu Kaisen, it’s still not clear if we’ll be getting a second season of the anime. Some people believe that the show is canceled. But is it? There was a delay in production of the manga behind the series, and the delay didn’t have a clear end date at the time.

Is ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ canceled?

No, Jujutsu Kaisen isn’t canceled, but the manga was on hiatus. On June 9, 2021, Shōnen Jump, the magazine that publishes the series’ weekly manga, confirmed the news on Twitter. Translated into English, the tweet says, “Jujutsu Kaisen will be suspended for a while due to the poor physical condition of Mr. Akutami. We would appreciate it if you could also see the handwritten comments from Professor Akutami.”

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Gege Akutami didn’t confirm exactly what was wrong.

As Polygon notes, Shōnen Jumpalso said on Twitter, “We wish Gege Akutami a restful time off and look forward to the next chapter” — but fans may have expected this news. The latest additions to the Jujutsu Kaisen manga before this were left unfinished without notice.

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Akutami didn’t announce what exactly has been going on with his health, but another translation of his note in a series of tweets shows that he was apparently asked to take the break by Shōnen Jump‘s editorial department.

“I have been asked by the editorial department to take a break from the series, but I don’t want to slow down the weekly serialization of Jujutsu Kaisen since I’d like to draw the end of the series as soon as possible, and just put a hold on my answer,” Akutami said in the letter, according to this translation.

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