Jujutsu Kaisen‘s official twitter account revealed that the manga will be on a break in issue 15 of Weekly Shonen Jump releasing on March 14, 2022, owing to author Gege Akutami‘s poor health.
The 178th chapter will be released in the next issue of the magazine on March 19, 2022.
Fans expressed their concerns, asking Akutami to take more breaks or time offs in order to recover. Others wished for the author’s speedy recovery.
Jujutsu Kaisen manga had been forced to delay its schedule due to Akutami’s poor health in the past too.
On June 10, 2021, Shonen Jump’s official twitter account had revealed that the manga will go on an indefinite hiatus, after chapter 152, due to Akutami’s poor physical condition.
In his note, Akutami said that he did not want to slow down the serialization of the manga, but the editorial staff asked him to take a break to recover his condition. He assured that his illness is not anything serious and that his mental health is also fine.
The series had resumed in August 2021, after being on a break for more than a month.
Jujutsu Kaisen is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Gege Akutami. It is currently being serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump since March 2018. The Jujutsu Kaisen chapters are collected and published by Shueisha, with eighteen tankōbon volumes released as of December 2021.
The story follows high school student Yuji Itadori as he joins a secret organization of Jujutsu Sorcerers in order to kill a powerful Curse named Ryomen Sukuna, of whom Yuji becomes the host.
A 24-episode anime television series adaptation by MAPPA aired on MBS from October 2020 to March 2021. A movie adaptation of Jujutsu Kaisen prequel, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 premiered in Japan in December 2021.