One Piece, My Hero Academia, and Other Manga Chapters Delayed, New Release Dates Revealed
With ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic lots of movies, shows, and anime are getting delayed, up until we did not have any delay in the weekly manga we were getting, and we hate to be the bringer of this unfortunate news, but Shonen Jump is getting delayed, we will list below the mangas that are getting delayed.
We have a new release date for the following manga chapters; we will be sharing it below for you along with the official statement from Shonen Jump —
One Piece Chapter 978 will be released on April 26, 2020
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Chapter 203 will be released on April 26, 2020
My Hero Academia Chapter 269 will be released on April 26, 2020
Black Clover Chapter 248 will be released on April 26, 2020
Dr. Stone Chapter 148 will be released on April 26, 2020
Haikyuu Chapter 391 will be released on April 26, 2020
Now let us get to the message from the Weekly Shonen Jump and what they shared with their readers. Shonen Jump’s team revealed that as of April 8, 2020, one of their editorial department member, in their 40s was tested positive for Coronavirus, the person in question did not attend work since he first developed a fever, earlier in the month on April 2, 2020. They tested the person for the PCR test and found that he is indeed tested positive for the Coronavirus; the person does not have direct contact with any of the mangaka as part of his duties.
Shueisha has implemented a company-wide policy and shifted all work from home in order to stop the spread of Coronavirus; this happened on April 6, 2020. However, they suspended all the work considering the risk posed to the mangaka for the Weekly Shonen Jump editorial department.
All the manga that were scheduled to release on April 19, 2020, on the internet, and physical releases on April 20, have shifted by one week, they will be respectively released on April 26 online, and April 27 for the physical issues.
They will also be releasing two chapters of mangas as once, as they will be releasing issue 21 and issue 22 together. There will be no delays for the issue 20 of Weekly Shonen Jump; it will be released on the same date, which will be on April 13, 2020.