Shonen Jump goes on Golden Week Break: Why and when is it coming back?

The cover page of weekly shonen jump, which is on golden week break, features the main characters of famous manga series like One Piece, MHA, JJK, and Sakamoto Days

All Shonen Jump series will be on a break in the upcoming week. That includes all your favorites from One Piece and Jujutsu Kaisen to Blue Box and Akane Banashi. The reason behind this break is Golden Week! It’s one of the four scheduled breaks that the Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine goes on throughout the year. 

But most importantly when will the magazine return and what exactly is Golden Week break? This article explains why Shonen Jump goes on Golden Week break every year and lists the release date of all Shonen Jump Series, post Golden Week Break.

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Shonen Jump goes on Golden Week Break

Release Date of all manga series- Post Golden Week Break

Strawhat Crew and Vivi look assembled in a circle look at the ground as the shines
Visual Representation of fans waiting for Shonen Jump to return from Break | Image Courtesy via IMDb

Weekly Shonen Jump Issue #22-23 was a double issue that came out on April 29th, 2024. Issue #24 will be released on Monday, May 13th. As for all the manga series, they’ll return a day prior on the Manga Plus App. Here’s a list of all the series along with the corresponding chapters: 

  • One Piece Chapter 1114
  • Super Psychic Policeman Chojo Chapter 13
  • Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 259
  • Blue Box Chapter 148
  • My Hero Academia Chapter 422
  • Kyokuto Necromance Chapter 03
  • Akane Banashi Chapter 109 
  • Sakamoto Days Chapter 165
  • Kagurabachi Chapter 32
  • Astro Royale Chapter 04
  • Mission: Yozakura Family Chapter 225
  • Witch Watch Chapter 155
  • Undead Unluck Chapter 206
  • Kill Blue Chapter 52
  • The Elusive Samurai Chapter 156 
  • Me and Roboco Chapter 184
  • Green Green Greens Chapter 22
  • Nue’s Exorcist Chapter 49
  • Dear Anemone Chapter 12

All these chapters will become available to read on the Manga Plus App on Sunday, May 12th. 

All Shonen Jump series Release Time

Sukuna sitting on his throne in Jujutsu Kaisen anime
Jujutsu Kaisen publishes in Shonen Jump Magazine | Image Courtesy of Studio MAPPA
  • Japan Standard Time- 12:00 AM (Monday, May 13th) 
  • Pacific Daylight Time- 8:00 AM 
  • Central Daylight Time- 10:00 AM
  • Eastern Daylight Time- 11:00 AM
  • British Summer Time- 4:00 PM
  • Indian Standard Time- 8:30 PM
  • Philippines Time- 11:00 PM
  • Australian Central Standard Time- 12:30 AM (Monday, May 13th) 

Now that we know when Weekly Shonen Jump will return, let’s understand the reason behind the break, Golden Week. 

What is Golden Week? 


In Japan, four Public Holidays fall in the same week, the first week of May. These four holidays are: 

  • Showa Day (April 29th): It celebrates the birthday of Emperor Showa
  • Constitution Day (May 3rd): It celebrates the enactment of the Constitution of Japan. 
  • Greenery Day (May 4th): It celebrates nature, honoring the Showa emperor’s love for plants. 
  • Children’s Day (May 5th): As the name suggests, it’s a day to wish for the happiness of children. 

Most people in Japan take paid leaves in addition the public holidays to visit their hometown or to celebrate Golden Week with their families. A lot of festivals are held all over Japan as well. A large number of people travel domestically to enjoy a week-long vacation. 

Around Golden Week most transports are heavily crowded along with all the tourist spots. Additionally, the weather is pleasant, making Golden Week the perfect time for some relaxation. To sum it up, Golden Week is the time of the year in Japan where festivities are in the air, shinkansens, and all the tourist spots!

Golden Week, a week of relief for the Mangaka


The Weekly Shonen Jump goes on a break during Golden Week every year. It’s a time for the Mangaka to celebrate the holiday with their families and take a break from their hectic schedules. For how hard they work throughout the year to get the chapters out on a weekly basis, we can surely wait for a few weeks here and there! 

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