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Shueisha Postpones Manga Title Releases Due To COVID-19 Scare

The coronavirus pandemic is currently plaguing the world. Due to concerns regarding the spread of the disease, first, large scale events were canceled, and now every non-essential operation is being shut down.

COVID-19 caused delays to the production of many anime and manga as the publishers, as well as the fans insist that the delay is essential for the health of the production workforce. Shueisha recently posted an announcement regarding the delay of many manga titles.

Manga releases such as Demon Slayer Volume 20, Haikyu!! Volume 43 and many more are being postponed. In addition to this, the 21st issue of the Weekly Shonen Jump is also canceled.

The full list of delayed volumes is:

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WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP TITLES

  • Act-age 11
  • I’m From Japan 6
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 20
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 20 special edition with postcard set bundle
  • Haikyu!! 43
  • Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru 5
  • Guardian of the Witch 1

SHONEN JUMP+ TITLES

  • 2.5-Jigen no Ririsa 4
  • Psychoagainst 5
  • SSSS.Gridman 2
  • SPY×FAMILY 4
  • Summer Time Rendering 10
  • Ohisama Party 1
  • Kaibutsu Shōjo wa Hatsukoi no Yume o Miru ka? 3
  • Aharen-san wa Hakarenai 9
  • Shijin-sō no Satsujin 2
  • World’s End Harem 11
  • Haikyu-bu!! 3
  • Bōkyaku Battery 7
  • Yōkoso Bōrei Sōgiya-san 1
  • Haikyu-bu!! 2

JUMP SQUARE TITLES

  • Desert 9 1
  • Kojirase Hyakki Dominor 5
  • Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc 4
  • The New Prince of Tennis 29

OTHER TITLES

  • Otome no Teikoku 15
  • One Piece Stampede Part II
  • Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Universe Mission!! 2
  • One Piece Stampede Part I
  • Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Ankoku Makai Mission!! 3
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations 11
  • Boruto: Saikyo Dash Generations 3

The 21st edition of the Weekly Shonen Jump was scheduled to release on 20th April. It has now been canceled, and a combined 21st + 22nd issue will be released on 27th April. The notice put up by Shueisha states that there is the possibility of an individual in their magazine editorial department who has been infected with COVID-19.

The employee was noted to have gone home from work due to fever on 2nd April. The employee instead went to a hospital and is being ordered to stay at home while awaiting the results of a PCR test.

The notice also states that the employee had no direct contact with the manga creators. The magazine’s 20th issue will be released as per schedule.

About Shonen Jump

On September 22, 2014, the free Shōnen Jump+ mobile app and website was launched in Japan. It sells digital versions of the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine, simultaneous with its print release, and tankōbon volumes of individual Jump series past and present.

However, it also has extensive samples of the manga that can be read for free. There are also series that are serialized exclusively on the app, which, unlike in Shonen Jump, maybe aimed at adult men or women. These exclusive series are later published in print tankōbon volumes under the Jump Comics+ imprint.

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