The anticipation for Yuji to finally step onto the battlefield against the King of Curses, Ryomen Sukuna, has reached a fever pitch. However, fans will have to exercise a tad more patience before this adrenaline-fueled face-off takes place. Jujutsu Kaisen has now reached a staggering 238 chapters after five and a half years of its run, and the stakes have never been higher in this twisted tale.
Since its explosive debut on March 5, 2018, in the esteemed pages of Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine, Jujutsu Kaisen has skyrocketed to international acclaim. The manga effortlessly transcended language barriers, with Shueisha initiating simultaneous publication in English on Manga Plus in January 2019. The series consistently finds itself at the top of trending charts every week, a testament to its global popularity.
In the recent chapters, readers were taken on an emotional rollercoaster, witnessing the devastating defeat and demise of beloved characters Gojo Satarou and Hajime Kashimo. Chapter 238 saw Kashimo acknowledge Sukuna as the most “beautiful” sorcerer to have ever existed, but it’s widely agreed that this beauty needs to be defeated. So, when can fans expect Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 239?
Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 239 is taking a brief hiatus from its typical release cycle. After treating fans to a barrage of back-to-back chapters, writer Gege Akutami has decided to take a one-week break. This hiatus provides both the devoted audience and Akutami with a well-deserved respite, allowing them to gather their thoughts and prepare for the upcoming monumental clash. Consequently, the highly anticipated Chapter 239 will not be released on Oct. 15 as initially expected.
Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 239 Release date
Following this brief hiatus, most international fans can expect the release of Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 239 on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023. For readers in Japan, the release date and time are set for Monday, Oct. 23, at 12 a.m. JST. English translations will be available on Viz Media’s official website, Shueisha’s MANGAPlus website, or through Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ app.
Here is the detailed release date and time list according to various time zones:
Pacific Standard Time (PST): 8 am, Sunday, Oct. 22
Eastern Standard Time (EST): 11 am, Sunday, Oct. 22
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT): 3 am, Sunday, Oct. 22
Central European Time (CET): 4 am, Sunday, Oct. 22
Indian Standard Time (IST): 8:30 am, Sunday, Oct. 22
Philippine Standard Time (PHT): 11 am, Sunday, Oct. 22
Japanese Standard Time (JST): 12 am, Monday, Oct. 23
Australia Central Standard Time (AEST): 12:30 am, Monday, Oct. 23
And here’s the best part: access to the digital platforms is free for the first and most recent three chapters. For dedicated readers, a subscription costs just $2.99 a month, granting complete access to the thrilling chapters.
As for what to expect in Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 239, the stage is set for an epic clash. After the intense face-off between former defense attorney Hiromi Higuruma and Yuji in the Culling Game Arc, we’re now poised to witness the two fighting together against Sukuna in a highly anticipated tag-team battle. Speculation about Yuji accessing Sukuna’s cursed techniques raises the possibility of extraordinary powers emerging. If this proves true, Yuji’s power level will be nearly on par with Sukuna. Given Sukuna’s recent victories over Gojo Satarou and Hajime Kashimo, this is a much-needed advantage against the world’s most powerful Curse.
The adventure is far from over, and while the wait may feel long, this weeklong break promises to infuse fresh energy into future chapters. Take this breather as an opportunity to relive the intense suspense, heart-wrenching setbacks, and awe-inspiring moments that have defined the series thus far, and mark your calendars for Oct. 22!