Gege Akutami’s Health Improves, But Jujutsu Kaisen Hiatus Continues with Revised Return Date

The Jujutsu Kaisen, a dark fantasy manga series that has become globally popular, has recently run into a hitch. Everyone was waiting for the following chapter and in June 2024 they were given a spectacle of emotions. However, the news about the creator’s health improvement was followed by the word about an extended break, which put a temporary damp on the fans.

Since its creation, Jujutsu Kaisen has truly been a product of Akutami’s imagination. Due to the series’ well-written text, the characters are engaging and complex, while the artwork greatly contributes to the visual appeal to readers worldwide. However, the weekly serialization of manga may prove to be tiresome for manga creators.

Author’s Health Recovery Remains Top Focus

In June 2024, the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump, where the Jujutsu Kaisen serial is published, told about an unplanned pause that was caused by Akutami’s health issues. This news, although somewhat disheartening, could be accepted by fans of manga series, who care for the mangaka, who creates their favorite works.

The fans recently received a new update which gave some hope to the team. The editorial committee that handles Jujutsu Kaisen published a statement that announced the improvements that the author Akutami had shown in the process of rehabilitation. This positive outcome was highly appreciated among the fans of Jujutsu Kaisen series. However, the statement also emphasized a vital point: It is for this reason that Akutami’s complete recovery is a must. New headlines such as, ‘Jujutsu Kaisen to return when Akutami is good as new’ demonstrate the admirable concern for Akutami’s well-being among the editorial team.

Here is the full statement: 

“Although Akutami sensei’s health has improved, after consulting with the editorial staff, we have decided that he should resume writing when he is in perfect health. We appreciate your continued support for Jujutsu Kaisen”

Support Within a Community

The amazing fans of Jujutsu Kaisen have been very considerate and supportive in this regard. Many have rushed to social media to congratulate Akutami or to wish the author the best of luck for the anime version of the series. It’s obvious that every fan is willing to wait endlessly for Akutami to come back to give them their best as the anime deserves. Thus, the huge support shown here demonstrates the connection between the Jujutsu Kaisen followers and the personality behind it.

Can the Jujutsu Kaisen Universe Withstand the Impact

As for the exact return of Jujutsu Kaisen, it still remains unknown to this date. On the positive side, whether this news is accurate or not, fans have Akutami’s word that their fight is improving, but of course, fans should brace themselves for at least a few more months of waiting. It is for this reason that the delay will in one way or the other have a bearing on the release of the next chapters and may even compromise ensuing volumes. But a well rested Akutami is healthy and good for the long run and so fans will have to do without seeing their latest chapter for a week or so.

Meanwhile, the Jujutsu Kaisen fans can participate and interact with this universe through the following ways. Several activities can be useful to continuously fan the flame of passion for Jujutsu Kaisen, such as, rereading favorite chapters, researching characters deeper, and drawing fan-art. Moreover, the anime series based on Jujutsu Kaisen is great to watch to recap the story or get acquainted with the universe that Akutami built.

Focus on a Healthy Comeback and a Brighter Future

However, making sure that Akutami gets well to the fullest extent is what will guarantee Jujutsu Kaisens steady and healthy comeback for more episodes. This break is not only for the creator’s self-care but also to show the increasing awareness for the manga creators’ welfare in the manga business. For the Jujutsu Kaisen, it looks like the better days are ahead, and we will soon be able to see great fights, using the potential of the characters, and stunning artwork from Akutami. Until then, Jujutsu Kaisen fandom remains wishful as it extends its well wishes to Akutami to get well soon and come back to the world he or she created.