Viz Media Bars Big Manga Update Over Fan-Service Concerns

Viz Media and Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service have barred a big manga update over what could likely be concerns over the amount of fan-service in this now barred chapter! The first issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine for the new year has dropped in Japan, and that means fans are finally able to check out new chapters of their favorite series such as My Hero Academia, Jujutsu Kaisen, One Piece and more. But while these are big releases each week, these are far from the only new chapters that are available through Viz Media and Shueisha for fans around the world.

Viz Media shares quite a few chapters exclusively through their website (rather than sharing through the mobile app), and one such heavy hitter was Kentaro Yabuki’s newest series, Ayakashi Triangle. Fans were expecting to read Chapter 74 of the series this week alongside all of the other new releases, but both Viz Media and Shueisha’s MANGA Plus services will not be releasing this chapter. Instead, both series will be skipping it entirely and now post a scheduled release for Chapter 75 of the series.

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No reason has been officially given by either service outside of the message, “Ayakashi Triangle chapter 74 will not be published on Shonen Jump.” Making matters more complicated is the fact that Viz Media is no longer listing the physical volume releases they had announced prior, so now fans have been wondering what this could mean. As for why the chapter is being potentially skipped over, there’s a good chance that the material in cede chapter might have gone too far in some fan-service related aspects.

As fans have come to know from Yabuki’s past works on series such as To Love Ru (and the even spicier To Love Ru Darkness sequel), the creator is not one to shy away from more intense sexual situations for his characters. There has been a ton of that seen over the course of Ayakashi Triangle’s run thus far (and part of the reason why the series is only available through the full website), but this is definitely a first for the series that has been releasing chapters in the magazine since 2020.

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Ayakashi Triangle will be making an anime debut soon as well, but what do you think? Were you hoping to check out the next chapter of Yabuki’s newest series? How do you feel about it being skipped for the official English language release? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!