the japanese portal Myjitsu published an article noting that a special broadcast of Jujutsu Kaisen, held on January 10 on TBS in Japan, was a complete failure not because of the animation content broadcast, but because of the structure that was given to the program, including interviews with artists “series fans” that interrupted the broadcast to comment on it.
«“Jujutsu Kaisen” has been called the “hype successor to Kimetsu no Yaiba” and is making an unprecedented impact. Taking advantage of this popularity, a special program of the franchise was broadcast on TBS television on January 10, but the results were disastrous. This franchise, which comes from a manga published in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, is an action story that shows combats of sorcery to sustain the threat of the Curses, starring Yuuji Itadori».
«This special program included the twenty-second through twenty-fourth episodes of the original anime adaptation, and was titled “The Origin of Obedience Arc – Special Program.” Additionally, interviews with declared fans of “Jujutsu Kaisen”, some promotional videos of “Jujutsu Kaisen 0”, which is currently showing in theaters, and a selection of episodes from the “Juju-Sanpo” series of shorts, were included. All of the above gave it the character of a “Special Program” and not just a “Retransmission”».
«The show was aired in “Prime Time”, the highest rated TV time slot in the Japanese market, which was an indication of how popular the franchise is today, but the reviews were disastrous. Opinions on networks can be read: “Impressions of comedians, interviews and extras were a bit of a nest of vipers“, “No, why do they interrupt the main story with a series of celebrity interviews?“, “I watched it from the middle of the program, so I didn’t know how the time had been distributed and how the program had been structured, and I was taken aback when I saw that it was already airing “Juju-Sanpo” with 30 minutes to go, so what? did you seriously leave the most important thing out of prime time?“; “No one cares about comments from celebrities who don’t even know the story. Ray!“; Y “I wish they hadn’t done the part where they let celebrities comment on the show. None of them seem to really like the series“».
«Apparently the problem was not in the content of the main animation, but in the planning and other structure. “The ratings of this special program were decadent. The average was 5.1 percent in the Kanto Area, which is a rock-bottom number considering this was in prime time. The fifth episode of “Kimetsu no Yaiba 2nd Season,” which aired on January 2 on Fuji TV at midnight, scored 7.7 percent. There is still time before “Jujutsu Kaisen” can compete at the same levelcommented a source».
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