Right now is a great time to be an anime fan. Thanks to the success that some of the productions have enjoyed in recent years, the quality is through the roof, and the proposals are always interesting. This is the case of jujutsu kaisenwho owes part of his success to demon slayerassures the CEO of MAPPA.
During the Jujutsu Kaisen panel at Anime Expo, MAPPA CEO Manabu Otsuka and studio writer Hiroshi Seko discussed the success of Jujutsu Kiasen Y Jujutsu Kaisen 0They talked about how the adaptation of demon slayer by Ufotable played an important role in pushing the anime inspired by the work of Gege Akutami. This was what was said about it:
“When asked if they saw JJK and its popularity coming, Manabu says that they had an expectation because we knew that Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba was huge. He felt there were similarities, but Manabu was very appreciative of the potential for success. They didn’t intend to make it a hit, but it became one organically. Seko agrees, saying that KNY’s success was huge and that they thought they could do something similar given the market for anime domestically and internationally. The writer also points out that JJK would be loved abroad, but not how much. He made everyone very surprised and very happy. And of course Hiroaki also felt the same way. They were aiming for a hit because JJK was a hit abroad, but even this level surprised everyone.”
The first season of demon slayer premiered in 2019, and the first episode of jujutsu kaisen aired in 2020. The adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge’s play has been a monumental success around the worldto the extent that the movie mugen trian It has been one of the highest grossing Japanese films worldwide.
Alongside this, Demon Slayer was the entry point for many people who had never seen an anime in their life. Thanks to this, this industry is enjoying a new wave of popularity, and not only jujutsu kaisen has benefited from this but works like Spy x Family and, in the future, chainsaw manhave been available to a larger public.
jujutsu kaisen it’s a fantastic anime. Like demon slayer, Gege Akutami’s work takes the elements of the shonen genre that work, takes them to the next level, and leaves out many of the aspects that have been criticized. More than evolving the genre, it perfects it.
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