We don’t want to – ahem – curse it, but this could mark the moment the anime goes from quite a big deal to a phenomenon – especially considering how excellent the first season is.
So what’s next for Yuji, Megumi, and Nobara? Although details about the next season are still few, we have at least one release window to look forward to. Beyond that, we did some research. For those who want to look a little further ahead, we’ll discuss which manga chapters could be adapted into Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, how the first season finale sets up new adventures, and how need to watch Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie before the second season.
Are you ready ? It’s time to sharpen your techniques and ward off any cursed energy, as we dive into what we already know about Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2. Just watch out for Sukuna – and any stray fingers.
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 will air in 2023.
As confirmed at an event in Japan (H/T Crunchyroll), Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 will be released in 2023. It could debut during one of the anime’s three main release windows: Winter 2023 (starting in January 2023), Spring 2023 (from April 2023), or Fall 2023 (from October 2023).
If we had to bet, we’d say a fall 2023 release is most likely. Not only did the first season come out in the fall, but animation studio MAPPA also worked on Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Attack on Titan, and the upcoming Chainsaw Man. It’s a packed schedule for any studio – and from October 2023, they’ll have plenty of time to deliver a second season that lives up to their absurdly high standards.
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Story: Which Chapters Could It Adapt?
The first season of Jujutsu Kaisen ended with the conclusion of the Death Board Arc, which spanned chapters 55 to 64 of the manga. If the anime continues to adapt the manga in release order, the next installment will be Gojo’s Past Arc, which covers manga chapters 65-79.
It revolves around – you guessed it – Gojo’s past, specifically a mission involving Gojo and Geto escorting a star plasma ship to Tengen.
If so, the second season could be a patchwork of flashbacks to Gojo’s past, as well as setting up a next major arc: the Shibuya Incident (chapters 79-136). We’re not getting into spoiler territory, don’t worry, but the Shibuya Incident arc revolves around a plan to seal Goto, led by Gojo and his cursed new alliance.
There’s more than enough material for a 25-episode second season and that seems like the most likely scenario. The end of the first season may also indicate that this is the case.
After defeating the Cursed Women Eso and Kechizu, Yuji and Nobara join Megumi. However, Sukuna – who uses a mouth in Yuji’s hand, because it’s anime – eats the finger and brings him one step closer to reclaiming his power.
Expect the new season to deal with this pervasive evil, as well as that of the third cursed womb triplet, Choso, who allies himself with the series’ villains, Geto and Mahito.
There’s also the matter of a mole at Jujutsu High School, with Professor Utahime on the hunt for the deceitful wizard. This will also form a big part of the next season.
In a final episode of season 2, Yuji, Megumi, Nobara (along with Maki and Panda) are recommended for promotion to wizard rank 1 – and Gojo invites them to take part in a new mission…
Should I watch the movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0 before season 2?
We recommend it, but it is not essential, because the movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is a prequel to the main series.
The film centers on swordsman Yuta Okkotsu, who will play an increasingly prominent role in the Jujutsu Kaisen anime. He’s also one of the most popular characters in the manga series, so you really should go check it out.
There is also a post-credits scene that sets up the anime’s future events. It’s about Yuta’s return to Japan and his integration into the main series, although it’s not yet known if he will appear in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2.
In terms of completion, it’s also worth seeking out: it fleshes out the world and the concept of a curse-scarred universe, while also being a compelling story in its own right. It can be skipped if you’re pressed for time, but we strongly advise you to check it out.
Where can I watch Jujutsu Kaisen before season 2?
If you need to catch up on Jujutsu Kaisen ahead of season 2, all 24 episodes of the first season are currently available on Crunchyroll. Expect to be able to watch Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, Demon Slayer Season 3, and other hit anime exclusively on the streaming service, thanks to the recent merger with Funimation.