World Trigger Manga Takes 1-Month Break Due to Author's Recovery from Surgery
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official Twitter account for Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga announced on Tuesday that a new chapter of the manga will not appear in the July issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine on June 4 due to Ashihara recovering from intestinal obstruction complications that arose from his recent cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal surgery). The announcement noted that Ashihara has already been discharged from the hospital, and the manga will resume in the next issue in July.
The manga recently resumed last October after being on hiatus since November 2016 due to Ashihara's poor physical health. When it resumed, the manga ran for five issues in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine before moving to Jump SQ. in December.
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 had also taken several one-week breaks due to sudden illness before the long hiatus in 2016-2018.
Ashihara debuted the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2013, and Shueisha published the manga's 19th compiled book volume — the first in 21 months — last December. The 20th volume is slated to ship on June 4. Viz Media publishes the series simultaneously in its digital anthology version of Weekly Shonen Jump, and it published the 18th volume in print in January 2018. The manga inspired a two-season television anime adaptation in 2014 and 2015.