Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 262-2: Manga Hiatus Extended By Another Week; New Release Date Announced

The Jujutsu Kaisen manga’s hiatus has been extended further as concerns about sensei’s health were raised. Chapter 262-2 will not be out for another week – fans can find out more about it here.

Updated on Jul 09, 2024  |  09:21 PM IST |  262.9K
Gege Akutami, MAPPA, Crunchyroll
Jujutsu Kaisen [Gege Akutami, MAPPA, Crunchyroll]

On June 23, 2024, the official Twitter/X account of the Shounen Jump Editorial Department announced that the hiatus for the Jujutsu Kaisen manga series would be extended by an additional week. Originally, Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 262-2 was set for release on July 1, 2024, in Japan. However, due to ongoing health considerations for the author, Gege Akutami, the release has been postponed. Keep reading to find out more.

Jujutsu Kaisen [Gege Akutami, MAPPA, Crunchyroll]

Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 262-2: New release date and where to read

Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 262-2 will now be featured in Weekly Shounen Jump Issue 32, and is set to release on Monday, July 8, 2024, at 12 am JST. This adjustment has been made after the change to the initial plan for the chapter to appear in the 31st issue. International fans should note that the release time may vary globally.

For those eager to read Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 262-2 as soon as it's available, MANGAPlus is recommended as the go-to online platform. Additionally, the chapter will be accessible on VIZ Media's website and the Shounen Jump+ app. For those who prefer physical copies, the corresponding volume can be purchased upon its official release. 

Jujutsu Kaisen [Gege Akutami, MAPPA, Crunchyroll]

Jujutsu Kaisen author's health: more on the hiatus extension

Gege Akutami, the creative mind behind Jujutsu Kaisen, has been dealing with some health issues that initially led to the manga's hiatus after the previous chapter's release. The latest update from the Shounen Jump Editorial Department indicates that Akutami's health is on the mend. However, it was decided to extend the hiatus by one week to ensure the author's full recovery. 

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The translated tweet from the editorial department above reads: " Jujutsu Kaisen was originally scheduled to resume publication in Issue 31 of Weekly Shonen Jump, but will now resume in Issue 32. Although Akutami Sensei's health is improving, after consulting with the editorial staff, we have decided that he should resume writing only when he is in perfect health. We appreciate your continued support."

Fans are encouraged not to worry about the delay, as it is simply a commitment to the well-being of Akutami and the long-term quality of the series. The support from the fanbase remains a vital factor during this tough time, as it ensures that Akutami can return to his work in optimal condition to deliver the high-quality content that Jujutsu Kaisen is known for. 


While the one-week extension of the Jujutsu Kaisen manga hiatus may disappoint some enthusiastic fans, it is a necessary precaution taken to safeguard the health of its creator. Fans can look forward to the release of Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 262-2 on July 8, with the assurance that Akutami is recovering well.

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For more updates on the Jujutsu Kaisen author’s health and other details, keep up with Pinkvilla.

*The release dates and time provided are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change at the discretion of the creators.

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