The official Twitter account of Blue Exorcist announced on Jan 30, 2023, that the manga will be going on a hiatus for 2-months, therefore, skipping the March and April issues of the Jump Square magazine.
Chapter 139 of the manga, which was originally set to release in Feb 3, 2023, has now been delayed. The manga will, however, resume in the magazine’s May issue, releasing on April 2023.
Checkout the full statement regarding the hiatus below:
“[Notice of suspension]
Jump SQ. The March and April issues of “Blue Exorcist” will be on hiatus. I apologize to all the readers who look forward to it every month. We are planning to reopen in the may issue, so we would appreciate it if you could wait for a while.
Thank you for your continued support!“
Blue Exorcist manga had previously gone on a 9-month hiatus on July 1, 2021, and resumed on May 2, 2022.
Blue Exorcist is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Kazue Kato. The manga has been serialized in Shueisha’s Jump Square magazine since April 2009, with individual chapters collected in 28 tankobon volumes as of November 2022.
Viz Media has licensed the manga for North American production, with the first volume released in April 2011.
As of December 2022, Blue Exorcist had over 25 million copies in circulation, making it one of the best-selling manga series.
An anime adaptation by A1-Pictures aired from April to October 2011. An anime film, Blue Exorcist: The Movie, premiered in December 2012. A second season, titled Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, aired from January to March 2017.
The franchise had recently announced a new anime series at the Blue Exorcist panel at Jump Festa 2023.