Why isn’t there Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 249 this week?

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Jujutsu Kaisen Yuji's powers

Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 249 will feature an insane battle, but it has been delayed – here’s what you need to know.

The recent chapter of Jujutsu Kaisen ended with one of the worst cliffhangers, as Yuta joined the battle with Rika, the Queen of Curses. The manga teased a deadly battle between the King and Queen of Curses, only for the series to go on another break.

Ever since the Christmas and New Year holidays, Weekly Shonen Jump has taken several hiatuses. Now that the publication is back on its regular schedule, every series is focusing on hyping up fans with some insane plot twists. Needless to say, JJK is no different.

The recent chapter not only teases one of the biggest battles in the series but also features Yuji’s biggest power-up since he’s able to use Reverse Cursed Technique. Delve deeper to find out why the Jujutsu Kaisen manga delayed Chapter 249.

Why Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 249 is delayed

Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 249 will be released on February 4. It will not be included in the 9th issue, which will come out on 28 January. Since there’s no break from Weekly Shonen Jump this week, the hiatus must be because of Gege Akuatmi’s schedule.

According to the latest interview with Jujutsu Kaisen editor Junya Fukuda, the upcoming chapter will be extremely shocking, so fans are already quite hyped about it. If the manga doesn’t change the POV, we might get to see the highly-anticipated fight between Yuta, the only remaining special-grade sorcerer, and Sukuna.

Yuta’s Domain Expansion also remains a mystery among fans, so this might be the only chance he will get to show off his powers. After all, his Domain Expansion was only teased during the Culling Game arc but was never revealed. There’s also Rika, whose appearance has changed quite a bit in the past year.

It’s not just Yuta; Yuji is still on the battlefield and has shown tremendous growth over the past month. The fact that he’s able to use Reverse Cursed Technique means that he’s now one of the top-tier talents in the Jujutsu world. No doubt, he is still hiding more insane abilities, which JJK will slowly unravel.