Jujutsu Kaisen Confirms it Will Go on Short Hiatus

While the first season of Jujutsu Kaisen has come to a close thanks to the creative minds at Studio MAPPA, the manga has been continuing to tell the story of Yuji Itadori, though fans will have to wait a few weeks to read the next chapter. With a new deadly tournament on the horizon for the popular Shonen manga series, a second season of the anime has yet to be confirmed but a movie prequel is currently in the works, proving that the anime franchise continues to be one of the most popular newcomers to arrive in the past few years.

Unfortunately, it's going to be a little bit of a wait before the next chapter of the series. As previous reports had noted, Jujutsu Kaisen will be going on a short hiatus. While it's going to be two weeks before the rest of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine series return, it's going to be an additional week before we see what comes next from this manga series.

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With a holiday coming up in Japan, Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine as a whole will be taking some time off as well. The magazine will resume on May 9th, but Chapter 148 of Jujutsu Kaisen will be held for an additional week and release on May 16th instead. So it's not going to be that long of a wait before the next chapter of the series, but it might seem like forever to dedicated fans.

Jujutsu Kaisen's in a more curious place than ever these days. Now that it has completely made it through the fallout of the Shibuya Incident, the series is setting up what could be an even more monumental arc for the series with the Culling Game. Kenjaku has begun a deadly new tournament that Yuji Itadori and the others will have to strategize their way through, but it's still unfolding with each chapter.

The series might be taking a short hiatus, but when it comes back fans will be treating to even more intense events than ever. The Culling Game is still some time away as Yuji and the others gather their necessary forces, and soon we'll see what Akutami has planned for the rest of the series. But what do you think? How are you liking Jujutsu Kaisen's manga these days? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or you can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!