World Trigger Manga Goes on Indefinite Hiatus Due to Author's Poor Health
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's 51st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga is going on an indefinite hiatus due to Ashihara's poor physical health. The manga won't appear in the 51st issue, nor will it appear in the 52nd issue slated for November 28. The editorial staff said that the manga will be on hiatus "for a while," and currently the manga's return date is undecided. The staff added that it will announce the date for the manga's return in a future issue.
The 50th issue had announced on Monday that the manga didn't appear in the issue because of Ashihara's sudden illness. The magazine's editorial staff had said at the time that the series would continue in the 51st issue.
Ashihara took a one-week break in September 2014 to treat the nerve roots affected by cervical spondylosis (wear and tear on neck area of spinal column), and has since taken several one-week breaks due to sudden illness.
Ashihara debuted the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2013, and Shueisha published the manga's 16th volume on September 2. Viz Media publishes the series simultaneously in its digital anthology version of Weekly Shonen Jump, and it published the 13th volume in print on November 1.