Jujutsu Kaisen fans actually love Gege, and the upcoming break proves it

Despite receiving some criticism from fans, Jujutsu Kaisen remains one of the top series in the dark fantasy genre over the past few years. Its captivating storyline, well-developed characters, and impressive combat sequences are a testament to Gege Akutami’s ingenuity and skillful storytelling. These qualities are what make this work beloved by many.

Despite the Jujutsu Kaisen manga reaching a critical point in its narrative, Akutami has announced he will be taking a temporary leave of absence due to health concerns. This announcement has garnered a range of reactions from fans; some have expressed unwavering support for the author and hope for a swift recovery, while others have found it ironic that they now have a newfound appreciation for his storytelling after previously criticizing it.

Gege Akutami’s Health and the Hiatus of Jujutsu Kaisen Manga

After chapter 262, Gege Akutami announced that there will be a two-week hiatus before the continuation of the Jujutsu Kaisen manga, much to the surprise of fans. This decision was made due to his ongoing health issues which have been affecting his ability to produce high-quality content for the beloved series.

Along with this announcement came spoilers for chapter 262, revealing that it will only consist of seven pages, unlike the usual length of other episodes which can go up to ten times longer. These unforeseen circumstances have only heightened fans’ concerns for Akutami’s well-being as they fear he may be overworking himself to meet strict publishing deadlines for each installment.

The Silent Support of Gege Akutami from Jujutsu Kaisen Fans

Gege Akutami would be taking a two-week break from the manga (Image via Gege Akutami)
Gege Akutami would be taking a two-week break from the manga (Image via Gege Akutami)

Gege Akutami’s hiatus from the Jujutsu Kaisen manga has revealed the strong bond between the author and his followers. Despite facing criticism for the direction of the story, particularly for the deaths of beloved characters like Satoru Gojo and Choso, fans have remained loyal and supportive towards Akutami’s recovery.

“Hope he gets better soon,”a fan said.

“Praying for a speedy recovery for GOAT Gege. Hopefully it doesn’t get to serious,”another fan wished him good health.

“It’s insane that even sick he still needs to draw the chapter, no wonder mangakas are always having health issues. Working sick is like the top 5 worst things ever. Get well soon gege. Health always comes first,”said a fan.

As soon as news of a production stoppage due to Gege’s ill health was announced, social media was flooded with messages from the Jujutsu Kaisen fandom, all sending well wishes. Many acknowledged the pressure Gege may have been under and encouraged him to take time off work to rest and recover, something he shouldn’t hesitate to do.

“Hope he gets well soon,”a concerned fan said.

“It would be awesome if, Jump permitting, he could take off how ever long he has to to feel better. I get sinus infections multiple times a year so I know how debilitating it can be to have to work while not being able to properly breathe or sit up straight. Get well Gege,”said a fan while wishing for a speedy recovery.

“Although he hurts my feelings every week, I hope he gets well soon,”another fan said.

Many others have expressed similar sentiments, stating their admiration for his artistry and their desire for him to return even stronger and healthier to continue creating their favorite manga.

Concluding Remarks

Kento Nanami is Akutami's favorite character (Image via MAPPA)
Kento Nanami is Akutami’s favorite character (Image via MAPPA)

The strength of a fandom is truly tested during challenging times, and this has been exemplified by the overwhelming support shown by Jujutsu Kaisen fans towards their author in his time of need.

The shift in the fan base’s perspective highlights the immense admiration and respect that they have for Akutami, the creator of the series. This is evident even though there may be differing opinions on the direction of the plot. It serves as a testament to the author’s ability to deeply impact readers’ lives through their work.

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