Creator Gege Akutami has already deliberate out the Jujutsu Kaisen manga’s ending. What does that imply for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 and past? Pic credit score: Studio MAPPA

The Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 launch date is confirmed for July 2023, the Summer 2023 anime season.

The second season will proceed Yuji Itadori’s quest to seek out and devour Sukana’s 20 cursed fingers. Jujutsu Kaisen 2 will adapt the flashback story arc Hidden Inventory/Premature Death, which is about Satoru Gojo’s highschool days.

The announcement of the time-frame for the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 launch date was made throughout Jump Festa 2023. This character introduction video was launched on December 17, 2022.

The first season was two cours with 24 episodes in whole. Based on the pacing of the story, it was beforehand predicted that Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 would have to be longer than a single cour (see the manga comparability part under for extra particulars).

The second season could have two consecutive cours broadcast in 2023, which suggests the finale will come out in Fall 2023.

What’s a “cour,” you may ask? For these unfamiliar with the lingo, a “cour” is a three-month block of TV broadcasting primarily based on the bodily seasons, normally composed of 10 to 13 episodes.

The first season was additionally not a split-cour, which is when a single anime season takes a multi-month break earlier than resuming TV broadcasting.

It’s additionally been confirmed that the Shibuya Incident Arc shall be tailored by Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2.

But will director Sunghoo Park (Seong Ho Park) return to direct the Jujutsu Kaisen 2 anime TV sequel?

On September 18, 2022, a Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 particular TV program was broadcast by MBS/TBS TV stations in Japan per week after the primary season completed re-broadcasting throughout Summer 2022. The Jujutsu Kaisen particular program featured the anime voice actors live-performing sure well-known scenes, they usually additionally celebrated the earlier launch of a brand new key visible, however they didn’t reveal the precise time-frame for the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 launch date.

Instead, the seiyuus teased followers concerning the anime adapting the manga’s Shibuya Incident Arc by asking, “Do you actually suppose Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 will solely have the Hidden Inventory and Premature Death arcs? Guess we’ll discover out throughout the TOHO anniversary occasion!”

This was a reference to TOHO animation tenth Anniversary Event’s Finale Stage, which occurred on September 25, 2022. Besides confirming the 2 2 consecutive cours, the official web site additionally launched the brand new full key visible.

(More data concerning the Trigun Stampede anime was additionally introduced throughout the TOHO occasion.)

JJK Season 2On September 25, 2022, this new Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 visible teased fashionable instances on the precise and Satoru Gojo’s highschool days on the left. The damaged previous will lastly be revealed in an episode. Notice who’s within the background…? Pic credit score: Studio MAPPA

Crunchyroll shall be streaming the brand new Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 episodes after they come out. The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film was launched on Crunchyroll with subs and English dubs on September 21, 2022.

During Crunchyroll Expo 2022, a 5-minute lengthy trailer featured memorable scenes from the sequence and teased that the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 launch date is in 2023.

The official “tremendous vital announcement” of the second season was made close to the tip of a Jujutsu Kaisen 0 occasion held at 3:55 PM JST on February 12, 2022. In celebration of the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 field workplace gross sales being a blockbuster hit, the JJK 0 film was performed on stage at Toho Cinemas Hibiya the place anime voice actors Junya Enoki, Megumi Ogata, Kana Hanazawa, Yuichi Nakamura, and Sakura Takahiro had been featured as friends.

Enoki is the Japanese voice actor for foremost character Yuji Itadori. After the film completed enjoying, a field was rolled out onto the stage and Enoki leaped out whereas sporting a sash that introduced the second season. The film display screen then clarified that the TV sequel was popping out in 2023.

Jujutsu Kaisen Fearsome WombDuring Anime Japan 2022, the one announcement was that Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1 can be rebroadcast in Japan and that the manga sequence had reached 65 million copies in circulation. The anime TV sequence additionally launched this key visible for the Fearsome Womb story arc. Pic credit score: Studio MAPPA

It must be famous that some anime information leaker received the time-frame mistaken for the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 launch date. Anime information leaker Animehype as soon as claimed that the second season can be airing as a single cour within the Winter 2023 anime season from December 2022 via March 2023.

In addition, Animehype initially claimed {that a} Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 trailer was proven on the theater occasion, that “Toji appears scorching” within the preview, and that the PV can be launched on Youtube quickly, however that was allegedly a “misinterpreted translation“. Obviously, the complete leak was incorrect misinformation.

“Due to our lack of knowledge of Japanese, it could seem that we’ve mistranslated essential data. We have now deleted the tweets,” Animehype tweeted. “Our sincerest apologies. We purpose to announce appropriate data, solely when it’s 100% confirmed [Both publicly and privately]. Regarding the Toji tweet, which was the primary one to be deleted. That was each bait and a direct copy-paste tweet from somebody. Again, apologies.”

Even this apology was finally deleted. However, they weren’t alone in spreading this rumor for the reason that normally reliable Shonen Jump News – Unofficial profile additionally made the identical declare at first solely to apologize later.

Jujutsu Kaisen 2The Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 announcement was celebrated by manga artist Gege Akutami with unique art work. Pic credit score: Gege Akutami

Will director Sunghoo Park return to direct the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 TV sequel?

In mid-March 2022, it was claimed by a Weibo supply that director Park and a number of other proficient people had left Studio MAPPA to start out his personal new studio, E&H Production. According to this new studio’s background director Yann Le Gall, they’ve begun work on a brand new anime venture. The official web site lists 8 workers in whole they usually’ve been promoting for positions for a yr.

In May 2022, this new anime venture by director Park was revealed because the Ninja Kamui anime. It’s confirmed to be popping out on Adult Swim and HBO Max.

Keep in thoughts that Studio E&H Production was fashioned in March 2021. That means director Park was nonetheless freelancing with MAPPA throughout the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film manufacturing.

Anime manufacturing employees are sometimes freelancing contractors who soar between studios so it’s nonetheless attainable for director Park to return for steering Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, 3, and so forth. Director Park had labored in varied roles at MAPPA since 2014, however prior to now, he’s additionally labored for Studio BONES (Space Dandy), Studio Sunrise (Tiger & Bunny), Production I.G. (Guilty Crown), and others. Chainsaw Man anime director Ryu Nakayama can also be a freelancer, not a everlasting worker.

Sunghoo Park’s retirement from Mappa was identified within the corners months in the past, now it’s confirmed, I hope that now he could have extra freedom for his initiatives.

— Chifuyu (@ChifuyuMatsun0) March 18, 2022

While everyone seems to be now ready on the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 launch date, the anime sequence has already delved down into Satoru Gojo’s previous. The Jujutsu Kaisen film launch date in Japan was on December 24, 2021. The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 USA launch date was on March 18, 2022 (see the article for different territories). The movie informed the story of Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0.

On December 23, 2021, the official Twitter account informed everybody in theaters to maintain watching till after the credit rolled. Those who watched the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 after-credits scene noticed Miguel and Yuta Okkotsu in Africa and Gojo reveals up.

Unfortunately, regardless of all of the rumors, there was no particular point out of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 within the post-credits scene.

The Jujutsu Kaisen anime is being produced by animation studio MAPPA, the studio that has given us anime comparable to Garo, Punch Line, Yuri On Ice, Kakegurui, Inuyashiki, Banana Fish, Zombie Land Saga, Dororo, and Dorohedoro.

In 2021, MAPPA was additionally engaged on Netflix’s Yasuke anime, the water polo anime Re-Main, The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace anime, the Sonny Boy unique anime, and The Vampire Dies in No Time anime. The Attack On Titan Season 4 Part 2 launch date was in Winter 2022.

In the longer term, they’re releasing notables such because the Chainsaw Man anime, the Jigokaraku: Hell’s Paradise anime, the Yuri!!! on Ice film: Ice Adolescence, and the Zombieland Saga film.

The Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 employees and studio haven’t been confirmed but. As famous beforehand famous, the most important query is whether or not or not South Korean director Sunghoo Park will return to helm the second season after finishing directing Jujutsu Kaisen 0.

Director Park made his mark on the Japanese anime business with Garo: Vanishing Line. For higher or worse, Park additionally directed The God of High School anime, a Crunchyroll Originals anime. Some followers of the Webtoon sequence felt badly burned by the variation because it closely condensed over 100 chapters price of content material into solely 13 anime episodes.

But for all of that anime’s flaws, everybody agrees that The God of High School actually shined when Park and the animation staff at MAPPA minimize free with the wonderful motion sequences. And so far this wonderful expertise has been on plentiful show with the Jujutsu Kaisen animation.

Thankfully, we’ve got author Hiroshi Seko dealing with the sequence composition. If anybody can mix Park’s visible aptitude with a satisfying story that honors the supply materials, it’s Seko.

The author is chargeable for adapting fashionable anime classics like Attack on Titan, Mob Psycho 100, and Vinland Saga. He’s additionally identified for his strong work on Ajin, Banana Fish, Dorohedoro, Inuyashiki, Kakegurui, and Levius.  His unique works embody writing for Studio NuT’s Deca-Dence anime, Wit Studio’s Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, and Studio Trigger’s Kill la Kill.

Rounding out the principle employees is Tadashi Hiramatsu, who’s the character designer. He’s additionally labored on storyboarding and he was the chief animation director for the OP and sure episodes. In the previous, Hiramatsu has been concerned in quite a lot of roles for in style anime comparable to Angel Beats!, the Evangelion film sequence, FLCL, Ghost within the Shell, Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Parasyte the maxim, and Yuri!!! On Ice.

Composers Hiroaki Tsutsumi, Yoshimasa Terui, and Arisa Okehazama created the music.

The Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 OP (opening) theme track music and ED (ending) haven’t but been introduced.

For the primary season, the Jujutsu Kaisen OP was “Kaikai Kitan” by Eve, whereas the ED was “Lost in Paradise” as carried out by ALI.

The OP for Jujutsu Kaisen Part 2 was “Vivid Vice” by Who-ya Extended. The ED was “Give it Back” by Co shu Nie.

Notably, the group shot scene within the first OP modified over time as extra characters had been launched.

The ending of the primary cour, Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 13, was launched on December 26, 2020. The finale, Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 24, was launched on March 26, 2021 (1:45 PM EST on Crunchyroll Premium).

  • Updated December 17, 2022: Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 launch date in July 2023.
  • Updated September 25, 2022: Added new accomplished key visible and a pair of cours data.
  • Updated September 18, 2022: Summarized particular TV program and added JJK Season 2 key visible.
  • Updated August 21, 2022: Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 announcement confirmed for September 18, 2022.
  • Updated August 7, 2022: Added Crunchyroll Expo 2022 trailer.
  • Updated May 20, 2022: Director Sunghoo Park’s new venture is Ninja Kamui.
  • Updated March 26, 2022: Added Anime Japan 2022 information.
  • Updated March 22, 2022: Added dialogue concerning director Sunghoo Park.
  • Updated February 12, 2022: Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 confirmed for 2023!
  • Updated January 19, 2022: MBS President discusses Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2.
  • Updated December 23, 2021: Movie after-credits scene teased.
  • Updated July 29, 2021: Added Jujutsu Kaisen 0 trailer.
  • Updated July 16, 2021: Added Jujutsu Kaisen hiatus replace and Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 153 launch date.
  • Updated June 13, 2021: Added Jujutsu Kaisen 0 launch date in Japan. Added film poster.
  • Updated June 10, 2021: Added Jujutsu Kaisen hiatus replace.
  • Updated May 21, 2021: Jujutsu Kaisen Blu-Ray gross sales reached the highest 50 in anime historical past.
  • Updated April 20, 2021: Added interview questions with director Sunghoo Park.
  • Updated March 26, 2021: Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film confirmed!
  • Updated March 24, 2021: Added Jujutsu Kaisen film rumors. Added Jujutsu Kaisen 145 launch date/hiatus data. Added remark from MBS chief.
  • Updated February 27, 2021: Creator interview mentioned manga’s ending.
  • Updated February 5, 2021: Added Jujutsu Kaisen hiatus announcement.
  • Updated January 11, 2021: Added Jujutsu Kaisen Part 2 OP and ED data.

This article gives every thing that’s identified about Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 and all associated information. As such, this text shall be up to date over time with information, rumors, and evaluation. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is understood for sure.

Crunchyroll’s Jujutsu Kaisen English dub on HBO Max

The Jujutsu Kaisen anime’s first season was streaming on Crunchyroll. The Jujutsu Kaisen English dub started releasing on Crunchyroll on November 20, 2020.

In addition, the HBO Max streaming schedule lists the dubbed Jujutsu Kaisen episodes as releasing of their curated Crunchyroll Collection on December 4, 2020.

Crunchyroll’s Jujutsu Kaisen dub options Adam McArthur as Yuji Itadori, Robbie Daymond as Megumi Fushiguro, Anne Yatco as Nobara Kugisaki, Kaiji tang as Satoru Gojo, and Ray Chase as Ryomen Sukuna.

Note: This article shall be up to date with details about the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 English dub launch date when it’s introduced.

Why the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 anime was inevitable

As of the final replace, TOHO Animation, Shueisha, dugout, MAPPA, or any firm associated to the manufacturing of the anime has not formally confirmed the precise Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 launch date.

However, the manufacturing of a sequel was introduced on February 12, 2022. During Jump Festa 2023, it was confirmed that Jujutsu Kaisen 2 will premiere in Summer 2023.

The producers have been teasing anime followers for some time. In the final week of March 2021, MBS chief programming director Hajime Yokota was talking concerning the spring 2021 schedule when he was requested a couple of second season.

“Even although the manga sequence continues to be ongoing, we’ve got no concrete data in the intervening time,” Yokota replied.

On January 19, 2022, the MBS TV channel president Youichi Mushiaki held a press convention on-line to debate Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2. The TV station has been airing year-end specials and one-off broadcasts of Jujutsu Kaisen and Mushiaki mentioned, “We had been in a position to contribute to the motion that Jujutsu Kaisen is creating.”

According to Mantan Web, Mushiaki straight addressed questions on Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 by asking that everybody “watch for us to state a concrete plan”. While he didn’t straight verify that the second season had begun early manufacturing, he appeared to tease a future announcement since he additionally acknowledged, “However, I feel we can meet your expectations.”

Despite any protests on the contrary, the anime manufacturing committee can be nuts to not renew Jujutsu Kaisen for a number of seasons, not only a second season. Not solely has the anime been well-received by reviewers, profitable Crunchyroll’s Anime of the Year award in 2021, however the first quantity of the Blu-Ray/DVD field set bought an astounding 22,701 copies in its first week in Japan!

And Volume 2 continued the domination by promoting one other 21,271 copies in its first week! By May 17, 2021, The common BD/DVD gross sales of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1 reached 29,575 copies, which places it within the prime 50 best-selling seasonal anime TV sequence in historical past.

The common BD/DVD gross sales of Jujutsu Kaisen reached 29,575 copies, which places it within the prime 50 best-selling season sequence in historical past (forty second).

There are nonetheless volumes to be launched so the typical might go down in addition to up.#JujutsuKaisen

— Chifuyu (@ChifuyuMatsun0) May 18, 2021

To put these numbers in perspective, these first-week gross sales had been higher than all 4 of the seasons of My Hero Academia mixed, though nonetheless not good as the primary season of Attack On Titan, which bought 52,078 copies again in 2013. (Later seasons of Attack On Titan by no means managed to recapture that immense recognition, promoting solely 7,410 [Season 2], 4,297 [Season 3], and three,179 [Season 3 Part 2] copies.)

From a streaming income perspective, the anime is frequently close to the highest of Crunchyroll’s in style anime checklist. In reality, Crunchyroll’s 2020 hottest anime checklist revealed that the primary season was a fan favourite in 71 international locations and territories, which is greater than Boruto (32) and My Hero Academia (23) mixed. Jujutsu Kaisen was second solely to Black Clover, which had 87 areas.

“The prominence of Jujutsu Kaisen in so lots of the most populous international locations on the earth is all of the extra spectacular when contemplating that the title solely began airing in October — different sequence aired earlier and had extra alternatives for followers to seek out them, or, like Black Clover and Boruto, had been on air the complete yr,” Crunchyroll acknowledged.

This worldwide success on Crunchyroll is necessary contemplating that streaming income is the most important issue figuring out whether or not an anime is renewed for a second season.

One challenge is the supply of Studio MAPPA. There’s no concern concerning the anime switching studios since MAPPA is on the anime manufacturing committee (they’re additionally on the committee for Attack On Titan: The Final Season).

Anime productions are scheduled years prematurely and it usually takes time to assemble the voice expertise and the principle animation employees, who’re normally contractors who drift between studios for initiatives.

In 2022, sequence composition author Hiroshi shall be working with David Production on the 2022 Spriggan reboot, however the contractor will presumably return for the TV sequel. As beforehand talked about, it’s attainable director Seong Ho Park shall be returning to direct Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 at the same time as he builds up his personal studio.

The second challenge is the supply materials, the Jujutsu Kaisen manga. It’s anticipated to develop into a long-running sequence, and there are at the moment sufficient chapters for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2. In early 2021, the manga completed an extended story arc that units up the second season to be two cours (please see the manga comparability part under for extra particulars).

Ultimately, though the manufacturing of the anime sequence has been deliberate out prematurely, the watch for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 wanted to be measured in years. But with these excessive streaming numbers and wonderful disc gross sales, it’s not stunning that the sequel was introduced shortly after the JJK 0 film premiered.

Let’s simply be glad that the Jujutsu Kaisen anime manufacturing committee didn’t repeat the identical mistake made with Attack On Titan. Instead of instantly capitalizing on the success, the anime sequence’ recognition languished because of the four-year wait. Repeating that error can be a titan-sized mistake.

Therefore, as Anime Geek predicted prior to now, the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 launch date can be in 2023. We additionally efficiently predicted that the time-frame can be Summer and Fall 2023.

Jujutsu KaisenThe foremost Jujutsu Kaisen anime characters. Pic credit score: Studio MAPPA

Jujutsu Kaisen hiatus in 2021 brought on by Gege Akutami’s well being issues

The story for the anime relies on the Jujutsu Kaisen manga sequence by creator Gege Akutami. The title is about as easy because it will get, with the English translation actually which means Sorcery Fight.

Akutami began his manga profession as an assistant in 2014 and was given alternatives to launch a number of one-shot mangas over time. In 2017, he launched the 4 chapters for the Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School manga, which was retroactively labeled as Jujutsu Kaisen 0 because it serves as a prequel to the principle manga sequence.

Like many manga authors, Akutami suffers from well being issues. In early 2021, Akutami suffered from an unspecified sudden sickness that required a brief Jujutsu Kaisen hiatus after ending Chapter 137. That meant the Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 138 launch date was pushed again to February 15, 2021.

The Jujutsu Kaisen writer’s well being issues haven’t been detailed publicly. Akutami doesn’t have a historical past of taking breaks and that is the primary time any well being points have been talked about publicly.

But different creators have suffered well being issues solely to seek out themselves needing to take year-long breaks. For instance, the Tower of God hiatus was initially deliberate to be quick, however then it was prolonged a number of instances into weeks after which many months.

Unfortunately, the Jujutsu Kaisen manga’s hiatus was not a one-time occasion. In March 2021, a second week-long break was introduced for Weekly Shonen Jump Issue 18, 2021. That meant the Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 145 launch date was delayed to April 11, 2021 (WSJ Issue 19, 2021).

It’s at the moment unknown if the second hiatus was associated to the earlier well being issues. But in June 2021 Weekly Shonen Jump introduced an indefinite hiatus for the JJK manga.

“To our readers. Thank you for at all times studying Jujutsu Kaisen,” wrote Weekly Shonen Jump. “Due to the poor bodily situation of Akutami Gege, Jujutsu Kaisen shall be absent for a while from the subsequent challenge onward. Akutami wished to proceed writing, however after a number of discussions with the editorial division, it has been determined that it’s higher for Akutami to take a break for a sure time frame. We decided it was the perfect determination for the mangaka to recuperate their bodily situation.”

The Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 152 launch date in Weekly Shonen Jump No. 28 was on June 14, 2021 (or June 13, 2021, in North America). The JJK creator was initially hoping that the brand new JJK hiatus would solely final a month. Unfortunately, it lasted longer, which meant the Jujutsu Kaisen 153 launch date was pushed again to August 2, 2021.

Jujutsu Kaisen MangaWhen the anime’s first season led to March 2021, the manga was as much as Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 15. Pic credit score: Gege Akutami

Jujutsu Kaisen manga recognition soars

The foremost manga sequence started serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump in March 2018. By October 2020, the manga was already in style sufficient to surpass 10 million quantity gross sales. By the tip of November 2020, the manga was as much as 12 million copies.

The manga’s recognition continued to blow up. In mid-December 2020 it was as much as 15 million copies. By January 13, 2021, the manga had over 20 million copies in circulation (together with digital) and 13 days in a while January twenty sixth, the manga reached the 25 million mark. By February ninth, it was as much as 30 million. By March 1st it was as much as 36 million. By March thirtieth it was as much as 40 million. And then by April twenty first it was as much as 45 million.

On May 30, 2021, Shueisha confirmed that the manga had damaged the 50 million mark. As of October 4, 2021, there have been 55 million copies in circulation, together with each print and digital copies. Thanks to the anime’s recognition, the manga gross sales jumped 650 p.c, having greater than doubled for the reason that anime launched in October 2020. And by November 2021 it was as much as 60 million, after which by March 2021, it was as much as 65 million.

Historically, 5 new volumes launch per yr, with a brand new quantity popping out each January, March, June, August, and October, however this schedule was in all probability disrupted by the creator’s well being issues. Volume 21 got here out on December 2, 2022.

VIZ Media is publishing the official English translation of the Jujutsu Kaisen manga sequence. Volume 19 is scheduled for March 21, 2023.

Jujutsu Kaisen MangaThe Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 anime will decide up the story once more in manga Volume 7. Pic credit score: Gege Akutami

Jujutsu Kaisen manga’s ending already deliberate out

In a 2020 interview with Le Figaro journal, Akutami defined that one in all his earliest influences was the Evangelion sequence, which contained components of Bible tales. He additionally drew on mythology the place “males and god are opposed, with out ever explaining why”.

One of the core messages of the manga is philosophical relativism, the concept that nobody has a grasp on the last word reality.

“The ‘good guys’ are just like the ‘unhealthy guys’. Some search to kill the hero out of sheer selfishness, however others are led to this determination by logical reasoning. If nobody is admittedly proper then nobody is mistaken both. Each character is guided by their very own ethics. … In a battle scene between the hero and an antagonist, do you ever wish to help the villain?

We dwell in a time when the notion of proper and mistaken is blurred. Whether when it comes to society or ecology, we are able to generally marvel if humanity is just not a scourge. That’s why when an enormous unhealthy man seems with the purpose of eradicating humanity, his pitch strikes a chord with us and we find yourself feeling a sure empathy for him.”

At the identical time, Akutami does have characters like Mahito, who is taken into account to be “evil incarnate.”

“I wished above all to keep away from the basic gimmick of ‘however deep down he’s good.’ Mahito is inherently evil deep in his being and he solely thinks of constructing people undergo,” Akutami defined. “But can we show him completely mistaken? It jogs my memory of Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. In the tip, I by no means felt any hatred for him.”

In normal, many of the characters are primarily based on manga shonen archetypes, though some, like Panda and Inumaki, had been primarily based on visuals. Some are primarily based on an idea, with Gojo representing the paroxysm of power.

The character of Yuji relies on Akutami’s older brother, who he says is his “reverse” and succeeds in every thing. Akutami plans on bringing Yuji’s mom into the story finally however hasn’t found out a job for the daddy.

Akutami says he has already deliberate out the Jujutsu Kaisen manga’s ending. He’s already mapped out the main plot factors of the story, though he admits that the “path between the 2 stays pretty free.”

On February 27, 2021, Akutami mentioned in an interview that he intends on ending the manga in lower than 2 years, which suggests 2023. He’s already greater than midway carried out with the manga sequence as deliberate. He’s already chosen how the general ending shall be dealt with, and selected the endings for Itadori and Fushiguro, however not the villain Sukuna.

Gege Akutami CosplayJujutsu Kaisen manga creator Gege Akutami cosplayed because the character Ultimate Mechamaru for the February 2021 interview. Pic credit score: Gege Akutami

(For extra particulars, please see the information story concerning the Gege Akutami interview.)

Of course, mangakas will usually say issues like this after which dramatically change their plans over time. For instance, the My Hero Academia manga was apparently deliberate out to be a lot shorter however was then prolonged.

Akutami has not talked about the variety of volumes or chapters that he’s focusing on for the ending. (VIZ Media revealed an “interview” the place he mentioned it was roughly 21 volumes/200 chapters, however that was an April Fool’s joke.)

If the Jujutsu Kaisen manga stays in style by the point Akutami reaches his unique deliberate stopping level it’s attainable he’ll determine a option to proceed the story. On the opposite hand, Akutami might select to go the route of the Demon Slayer manga and never drag issues out unnecessarily.

Whatever the case could also be, the size of the sequence means that there’s loads of room for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 3, 4, and past.

Jujutsu Kaisen MangaWithout stepping into spoilers, Yuta Okkotsu’s story largely revolves round him feeling chargeable for his actions and making an attempt to regain confidence since he feels that he doesn’t need to be alive. Pic credit score: Gege Akutami

Jujutsu Kaisen film tailored Volume 0: Cursed Child Arc

Notably, the anime adaptation passed over Jujutsu Kaisen 0, the Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School manga. While the story is just not obligatory for the primary season, it is smart to adapt the story into an anime film.

The plot centered on a young person Yuta Okkotsu, a sufferer of a Special Grade Curse. Similar to Yuji, Yuta is designated to be executed, however Satoru Gojo intervenes and Yuta is enrolled within the faculty.

The Yuta character is briefly referenced a number of instances within the anime’s first a number of episodes. Megumi mentions that Yuta is a pupil finding out abroad and Gojo believes Yuta is likely one of the few college students who’ve the potential to surpass him, alongside Yuji and Hakari.

Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 2021The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film poster. Pic credit score: Studio MAPPA

A Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film was obligatory since Yuta’s story permits anime-only followers to completely perceive a future story arc, the Shibuya Incident.

The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film shall be adapting solely 4 chapters. While that doesn’t sound like a lot, Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0 is 200 pages lengthy, which is 8 pages longer than Volume 1. Therefore, the film runtime must be longer than an OVA episode.

The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 launch date in Japan is on December 24, 2021. The timing of the premiere date isn’t coincidental since many of the story occasions within the manga happen on December twenty fourth.

It’s predicted that the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 USA launch date shall be in January 2022.

Jujutsu Kaisen manga in comparison with the anime

The anime has been very devoted to the supply materials though motion sequences are usually prolonged with particular directorial touches. In an interview with Anime News Network, director Sunghoo Park defined his strategy to adapting the narrative construction of the manga sequence right into a seasonal anime.

“Our purpose wasn’t to reconstruct the manga model however to create the anime which follows the unique storyline as exactly as attainable,” the director defined. “Therefore, we’ve had a number of conferences to debate particulars intently with Shueisha and Akutami-sensei.”

The starting itself heightened the drama by opening Episode 1 with a flash-forward to the primary two pages of Chapter 2.

Otherwise, any adjustments are normally minor and emphasize a selected emotion elicited by a scene. For instance, the scene the place Yuji’s classmates conceal from the curses is given extra time to develop their fright.

The director mentioned that such scenes had been “created with Akutami-sensei’s approval”.

Episode 2 added a scene the place Yuji visits his grandfather’s grave, which was initially solely chapter cowl artwork.

The depth of Episode 5 was heightened by making the scene the place Sukuna pulls out Yuji’s coronary heart extra graphic. The visible of clock gears had been used to focus on the unfairness of life in Megumi’s interior monologue.

The Episode 6 scene the place the volcano-headed Gojo burns folks to dying in a restaurant emphasised the horror of the second by specializing in the victims.

Some anime unique scenes added humor. For instance, when Gojo defined how Yuji wouldn’t be capable of use simply any cursed strategies, the disenchanted boy lists off a litany of anime particular assaults he hoped to make use of, together with the Spirit Gun from YuYu Hakusho, Bankai from Bleach, Rasengan from Naruto, and the Dodon Ray and Kamehameha from Dragon Ball.

From an inventive viewpoint, the most important adjustments had been to the area expansions. They needed to think about the domains as three-dimensional areas with the intention to animate them correctly, which was very tough.

“[T]he area expansions had been additionally tough to animate. In the unique manga, these scenes are nonetheless pictures in black and white, so we needed to seek the advice of the writer, Gege Akutami to stipulate a extra detailed picture for us. I bear in mind Gojo’s area enlargement, ‘Infinite Void’ was particularly tough to supply,” the director defined in an interview with Crunchyroll.

Jujutsu Kaisen MangaNotably, when Satoru Gojo’s face is revealed for the primary time within the anime, the director selected to zoom in on his face and spotlight the blue contours of his eyes. Manga artist Gege Akutami took a special strategy. Pic credit score: Gege Akutami

The pacing of the anime began off very gradual, with Episode 1 barely adapting multiple chapter. By Episode 4 the anime started adapting greater than two chapters every episode, with later episodes adapting as many as 4 chapters.

Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 14 started adapting the Kyoto Sister-School Goodwill Event story arc, with Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 21 ending it. Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 22 then jumped into the ultimate story arc for the primary season.

Based on the pacing of the anime, the finale, Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 24, discovered a stopping level in Volume 8: Chapter 63.

It’s the perfect stopping level because it finishes the story arc involving the staff battles of the Kyoto Goodwill Event after which ends with the Death Painting story arc that pushes the principle trio previous their limits.

The subsequent story arc is a flashback about Satoru Gojo’s previous that’s solely 15 chapters lengthy. Even if this flashback arc had been mixed with the Volume 0 prequel it nonetheless wouldn’t have been lengthy sufficient for a single cour season except the premise had been considerably expanded by the anime adaptation with unique content material.

The subsequent main arc, the Shibuya Incident arc, is 58 chapters lengthy by itself. Combined with the Gojo’s Past arc that’s 73 chapters in whole.

Therefore, the Jujutsu Kaisen film tailored the Volume 0 arc with a 1 hour, 45 minute movie runtime. It’s predicted that Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 will then adapt the subsequent two manga story arcs with a number of cours primarily based on the story circulate.

Ideally, the second season can be three cours, but it surely appears extra seemingly that the second season will adapt two story arcs with two cours, together with the Satoru Gojo flashback and the Shibuya Incident Arc. Then the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 3 anime might deal with the manga story arcs launched in 2021 and 2022.

Regardless of how the anime adapts the story arcs, the excellent news is that there’s loads of supply materials for Studio MAPPA to create Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 shortly. Better but, English-only followers who want to learn forward of the anime can soar straight to Volume 8.

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 anime spoilers (plot abstract/synopsis)

The final time audiences watched the anime, Yuji had survived the chaos of the mockingly named Kyoto Goodwill Event. Yuji, Megumi, and Nobara had been despatched on a mission to analyze a sequence of deaths the place the victims had been killed by curses lurking of their doorways.

The investigation took them to Megumi’s old skool. They got here to comprehend that all the victims of the curses shared an expertise the place they had been all discovered unconscious beneath a bridge the place college students would bungee soar.

Mahito and Suguru Geto used a curse womb to create Death Paintings, the place flesh and blood people had been implanted with curses. The younger Sorcerers had been confronted with a state of affairs the place they might have been compelled to kill people for the primary time.

The subsequent story arc tells the story of how Satoru Gojo and Suguru Geto’s friendship got here to an finish and why the latter Sorcerer turned traitor. The two are despatched on a mission to escort the Star Plasma Vessel Riko Amanai, however their mission is sophisticated by the arrival of Megumi’s father, “Sorcerer Killer” Toji Fushiguro, who was employed by the Star Vessel Association.

Jujutsu Kaisen Sesaon 2Despite having no Cursed Energy, Toji Fushiguro is able to crushing the world’s strongest sorcerers. Toji is employed as an murderer to focus on a younger lady being protected by the sorcerers. Pic credit score: Gege Akutami

Toji manages to shock the Sorcerers and kill Riko. In the ensuing battle, Toji defeats Geto and nearly kills Gojo by stabbing him within the throat and slashing him a number of instances. But Gojo’s near-death expertise helped him since nearly being killed compelled him to grasp his reverse approach.

This time the tables are turned on Toji and he’s simply overwhelmed by Gojo’s new skills. Toji’s final phrases are to inform Megumi that he shall be bought to the Zenin Clan, which led Gojo to trace down Megumi to inform him about his father.

While Toji did handle to kill his goal Riko earlier than shedding the battle, the Sorcerers monitor down the Star Vessel Association headquarters. They consider the group will disband quickly.

A yr passes and Gojo is turning into more and more extra highly effective. It’s turning into extra obvious that one thing is mistaken with Geto.

When Geto is distributed out on a mission to analyze unusual deaths in a village he finally ends up slaughtering all the villagers.

It seems Geto wishes to create a world by which solely Shamans exist and he’s keen to hold out horrible acts to power this “answer” for the world’s issues. Geto then takes over the Star Vessel Association, which hadn’t been disbanded however merely renamed itself.

On October 31, Geto’s plan is put in movement to lure civilians in Shibuya by making a curtain. Communication is minimize off by the Shibuya Curtain and sorcerer squads are dispatched to analyze. It seems folks contained in the curtain are all saying that Satoru Gojo must be delivered to Shibuya.

Unfortunately, anime followers must wait till the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 launch to look at what occurs subsequent. Stay tuned!

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