Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 242 is anticipated to mark the return of Takaba, although its release has seen a postponement. Below is the detailed information on the delay.
Jujutsu Kaisen has temporarily shifted its focus away from the overarching conflict to spotlight a clash between Kenjaku and Takaba. Taking center stage is the comedian Takaba, who is determined to achieve his aspirations.
Displaying formidable cursed techniques, Fumihiko Takaba has shown he can surpass Kenjaku in power. Yet, the seasoned curse wielder Kenjaku is not one to be underestimated, as he adeptly finds and exploits a gap in Takaba’s abilities.
The strength of Takaba’s cursed technique is intertwined with his self-confidence, so Kenjaku embarks on a tactical fight to undermine him. In a fierce battle of intellects, Kenjaku assaults Takaba, chipping away at his self-assurance. As Takaba regains his self-belief in the latest installment, fans are informed of the delay of Chapter 242. Read on to understand the reasons behind the schedule change.
Reasons for the Delay of Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 242
An illustration of Kenjaku from the Jujutsu Kaisen manga series
The new release date for Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 242 is set for November 19 at 12am JST. In line with the established pattern, Gege Akutami, the creator of Jujutsu Kaisen, takes a scheduled hiatus after every three chapters. The manga delivered Chapters 239, 240, and 241 successively over three weeks.
Consequently, Akutami chose the following week for a break. The last hiatus followed the suspense-filled conclusion of Chapter 238, which left readers eager with the introduction of Yuji and Hiromi entering the fray against Sukuna. Despite the anticipation built for this encounter, the narrative then diverged to focus on Kenjaku’s perspective.
Considering the current narrative trajectory, it appears unlikely that Chapter 242 will circle back to the “battle against the strongest.” Takaba has not only restored his self-confidence but is also intent on drawing laughter from Kenjaku, who, in contrast, aims to crush his resolve.
The latest installment delved into a retrospective on Takaba’s ambitions and challenges in his comedic career. It explored his motivations and solidified his resolve, clarifying the reason behind his pursuit of comedy. Determined to best Kenjaku, Takaba not only upholds his pride as a comedian but also contends with the difficulty of facing an opponent as daunting as Kenjaku, who poses a challenge even to the likes of Satoru Gojo.