You may have noticed that there is no Bleach 594, Naruto 690 or One Piece 758 when it should have already been released. Well we are all waiting for the manga copies to get released in Japan, here I will explain, to the best of my knowledge, what is currently going on and why there was a clear disruption and delay on the raw and translated manga chapters.
To start off, I should explain that the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine gets released every Monday in Japan. It gets leaked on Wednesdays with RAW copies of the manga coming out on Monday or Tuesday. From then on, various websites such as MangaSteam and MangaPanda try and use these RAW copies to clean and translate the text to the best of their abilities.
However this week, we saw that there were no RAWs meaning that the magazine wasn’t shipped at the usual time expected. On top of this, there has been a clear piracy crackdown from the Japan company in order to prevent the leaked copies. Yonkou Productions of the Naruto subreddit also mentions that this may become a norm.
Aohige from the APforums mentions that the chapters will be delayed. Jump are apparently getting strict with earliness of shipping out manga magazines, both Jump Sunday and Jump Magazine are affected, of which many places that receive the weekly Jump early did not receive it.
Personally, I feel that this is a way of cracking down on all the piracy, and I do understand it. However there surely is a better way for them to do it. There has to be a better way of doing all this without causing delays. Nevertheless, what are you’re thoughts on this matter, it may cause a lot of rage however I guess it’s their manga and magazine after all. Comment down below telling me what you think.