Bad news for fans of Daisuke Ashihara’s manga World Trigger, as the editorial staff at Weekly Shonen Jump have revealed the series will be taking a break due to the authors health.

World Trigger began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump in February 2013 and follows a boy named Mikumo who is a low ranking member of the organization Border. Border protects Mikado city from alien creatures called Neighbors that attacked five years ago. Mikumo ends up meeting a humanoid neighbor named Yuma and befriends him. The series has been collected into 16 volumes as of this date. It also inspired a 73 episode anime that ended earlier this year.

World Trigger’s Health Induced Hiatus

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The manga did not appear in this weeks issue of Jump, and they confirm that it will not appear in next weeks issue either. The reason they give is Ashihara-sensei’s poor health and need for rest. They promise to keep the readers of World Trigger posted when the manga returns to serialization. This is not the first time World Trigger has gone on break due to Ashihara’s health, the manga frequently takes one week breaks every couple of months.  The fact that this one could last for longer could mean bad things for the authors health.

The job of mangaka is very straining, as we’ve seen with Togashi, the author of Hunter x Hunter’s constant health issues and hiatuses. Tite Kubo, the author of Bleach also spoke about his constant sickness on his twitter recently after he wrapped up the series. Mangaka get very little rest and have to spend much of their time at the drawing table. Many overwork themselves and weaken their own condition to meet deadlines. A couple of weeks of rest should get Ashihara back on his feet, but the hiatuses will probably continue in the future.

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While I am not caught up on World Trigger, it is one of my favorite manga to read, and I hope Ashihara-sensei well.  Do you enjoy World Trigger and want it back soon? Leave that below.

Posted by Alex Jackson

Avid reader of otokonoko manga and fan of slice of life. Interests include otaku cultural studies and writing fiction. Alex Jackson is a pen name.

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