It’s official: the author of Jujutsu Kaisen wants to end his saga this year

Impatient to know the conclusion or disappointed to see it end, fans of the cult manga will react in various ways.

Gege Akutami has begun serialization of his prequel, Jujutsu Kaisen 0in Jump Giga in 2017. He then launched his main shōnen, Jujutsu kaisenin 2018 in the pages of Weekly Shōnen Jump. The story of these plague demons born from the negative emotions of humans and the adventures of Yūji Itadori, one of the exorcists fighting against evil, was an immediate success.

Last year, Jujutsu kaisen and its 21 volumes have reached 70 million copies sold, while remaining at the top of Japanese sales with more than 12 million copies sold in 2022. The series is still far from the monsters that are One Piece, Dragon Ball Where Detective Conanbut its success does not stop at the paper format alone.

Successful versions

The launch of the anime Jujutsu Kaisen 0 in the cinema made an impression, with a hit at the Japanese box officebut also unfortunate slip-ups in French cinemas. Produced by the MAPPA studio (Chainsaw Man, The attack of the Titans), the feature film is not the only version of the manga that has been very successful. The animated series, launched with a first season of 24 episodes in 2020, will soon see its second salvo arrive, scheduled for next July. The series still has many arcs from the original manga to cover, enough to keep its fans busy for a while…until the end of its publication.

The difficulty of concluding

Indeed, it is via the official Twitter account of Shōnen Jump magazine that we learned that the author of Jujutsu Kaisen would like to offer a conclusion to his manga this year. A heartbreak for some, a great joy for others to finally discover the end of the merciless fight between Exorcists and Scourges. But this particular moment in the life of a work can also take on a form of pressure for its author, who will at the same time try to surprise his fans without disappointing them. The creator of The attack of the TitansHajime Isayama, had the very sad experience of it, even ending up apologizing to his readers.