The hit anime series Jujutsu Kaisen has now been officially renewed for Season 2 by Studio MAPPA and will return in 2023!
Jujutsu Kaisen was one of the biggest anime of 2021 and would end up winning Crunchyroll’s coveted Anime of the Year award after its conclusion in March of last year.
Arguably the best a Shonen-anime can be, the series has benefited from some of the best animation and artwork many of us have ever seen.
Today, nearly a year after the first airing ended, Jujutsu Kaisen was finally renewed for Season 2 by MAPPA, who even shared the release window for the series’ highly anticipated return.
Jujutsu Kaisen renewed for season 2
Today, February 12, Jujutsu Kaisen was officially renewed for Season 2 by Studio MAPPA at a special production event in Japan!
While fans are understandably thrilled with the announcement, few in the community would have been too surprised at the show’s return to television.
Not only did Jujutsu Kaisen end Season 1 with a “To Be Continued” tagline, but the series is easily popular enough to warrant a renewal, and there’s plenty of source material left to adapt.
Official audience statistics may not be publicly available; however, no one doubts the popularity and success of this anime. Jujutsu Kaisen season 1 scores 8.7/10 on IMDB4.8/5 out Crunchyroll and 8.71/10 the MyListAnime – with nearly a million reviews, the series is currently ranked the 26th best anime of all time.
The series also received the coveted “Anime of the Year” award at the 2021 Crunchyroll Awards. RBCthe series was also the second most talked about TV show of 2021, just behind Korean Netflix drama Squid Game.
There’s also plenty of source material left to adapt for more seasons of the anime. According to Monsters and criticsSeason 1 covered up to (roughly) Volume 8 Chapter 64.
The great news for fans of the series is that 174 chapters of the manga have been released so far in Japan; which means there is potentially enough material for at least two more anime seasons.
Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 will be released in 2023
As confirmed in the announcement made at the recent event in Japan, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 will be Release in 2023.
The first one reports of the renewal said that the hit anime series will premiere in “Winter 2023”, i.e. the broadcast list which extends from January 2023 to March.
However, the Weekly Shonen Jump News Twitter page now has share an update to this information, confirming that only a 2023 window was set and that “Winter” was mistranslated from the original post.
This update indicates that Jujutsu Kaisen likely won’t air on Winter Slate in 2023, so fans should be prepared to wait until April 2023 or July 2023 for the series to return.
The first season was announcement in late November 2019 and premiered in October 2020, with the prequel film revealed in March 2021 and debuting in December in Japanese theaters.
As of this writing, no details about the Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 production team have been shared.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie set to be released in US and UK
On March 23, 2021, many reports circulated on social media that a domain had been registered for a Jujutsu Kaisen movie, titled “jujutsukaisen-movie.jp”.
Then, just hours before the Season 1 finale premiered, the movie Jujutsu Kaisen was officially released. confirmed. The movie was published on December 24 in Japanese theaters under the title “Jujutsu Kaisen 0”, focusing on the series’ prequel story.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 will open in North American and UK theaters on March 18, 2022.
You can read more about the film here.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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