Since Chapter 152 was released on 13th June 2021 fans have waited over a month for Chapter 153 to drop. So when will the popular series return?
Jujutsu Kaisen is filled with dark fantasy and supernatural themes that everyone can’t get enough of. Akutemi’s ruthlessness has fans clinging to the release of each chapter.
The manga comes highly rated at 8.54 on My Anime List and is currently a fan favourite for thousands of readers, showing no signs of slowing down…other than when it’s on hiatus.
So, when can they expect the series to return?
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Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 153: Release date confirmed
Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 153 is scheduled to be released at 5 PM BST on Sunday, 1st August 2021 online. For Shonen Jump’s issue 35, this will be a day later on Monday, 2nd August 2021.
Fans can read the manga series on Viz. However, to have access to their content they will need to join Shonen Jump!, which will cost $1.99USD/£1.44GBP a month. Alternatively, they can trial a free membership for a week. The first and last three chapters are free to read on Viz.
Reason for Chapter 153’s delay explained
Many manga series, such as My Hero Academia and One Piece, are currently taking a break for the Tokyo Olympic games 2021. However, this is not the reason for Jujutsu Kaisen‘s delay. Throughout 2021, the series has paused serialisation on more than one occasion due to creator Gege Akutemi’s poor health.
He was encouraged by the editors to use this time to recuperate and had previously said “I decided to accept the kind offer from the editorial department and will take a break that should last about a month.”. He also went on to assure his loyal readers that it was not a serious illness and that he will be returning, which he is on course for, at the start of August. Spoilers can be found here.
About the Jujutsu Kaisen anime and movie
To watch the anime version of Jujutsu Kaisen, head to Crunchyroll. Fans can watch it on there if they have a subscription, which costs £6.50 a month.
Mappa have also released an official trailer for the upcoming movie ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ which is set to release on 24th December in Japan. At this time an international release date has not yet been announced. However, HITC believes it will premiere internationally a few months after its debut in the Winter of 2022. Fans can watch the official trailer, here.
Series similar to Jujutsu Kaisen you might enjoy…
Should fans find themselves looking for similar manga series while they wait for the release of the next chapter, here are some they may enjoy:
- Bleach – A young man who can see ghosts has been bestowed the power of a soul reaper, to collect lost souls known as ‘hollows’.
- Black Clover – Two orphans raised together, fight to take the position of Emperor Magnus, at all costs.
- Demon Slayer – After a young man’s family is slaughtered, all that is left is his sister who is now a demon. He will do anything to save her, even becoming a demon slayer.
- Attack on Titan – A young man is orphaned after human eating titans destroy his hometown. He enlists in the military to destroy them and get revenge.
More recommendations can be seen here.