‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ has a very short life, since the manga of Gege Akutami It only began to be published four years ago, but it has quickly become one of the most successful Shōnen revelations and series in the industry. Shueisha right now. Although it has been made to beg, confirmation has already arrived that there will be a second season of the anime, and this is all we know for now about the new chapters.
A long wait between seasons
The plot of ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ revolves around Yūji Itadoriwho accidentally becomes the host of a powerful curse called Ryōmen Sukuna. To combat this entity within him, Yūji joins a secret organization of Jujutsu Sorcerers and thus be able to learn the necessary skills to defend themselves.
The first season of ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ premiered back in October 2020 and we have had to wait more than a year for the announcement that there will indeed be a second batch of episodes. The confirmation came at a special event on the anime from the cast of de ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’the film that serves as a prequel to the series, although the rumors had already been sounding for some time.
When will the new chapters be released?
A specific date for the premiere of season 2 has not yet been confirmed, but it is known that it will arrive in 2023. There are three key times for big releases, and it’s at the beginning of each season: January 2023, April 2023, and October 2023.
The safest thing for now is that ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ season 2 beg until fall 2023, especially since the first season also premiered around this time. Not only that, but also keep in mind that MAP is one of the busiest Japanese animation studios right now and is having a very busy production year between the ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’the last season of ‘Shingeki no Kyojin’ and the imminent ‘Chainsaw Man’.
If we were talking about a smaller studio, it may have arrived earlier, but unfortunately we have to wait more than a year for the new episodes. Taking into account that ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ has been released in December 2021, how soon should one assume that a year will pass between the premiere of the film and the new season.
The plot of season 2
In principle, the second season of ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ is expected to pick up the plot right where the first one left us. The previous season closed with the conclusion of the Painting of Death Arc, which is chapters 55 to 64 of the manga.
If there is no filler and it continues with an adaptation as before, season 2 will focus on the Gojo’s Past Arcwhich runs until chapter 79 of the manga.
As its name suggests, this arc focuses on the past of gojowhen he was still a student. Gojo and his companions geto and Ieiri they are commissioned to escort a young woman who will become the next Stellar Plasma Vesselalthough the threat of an assassin jeopardizes the mission.
Of course, the first season of the anime consisted of 24 episodes and this arc only represents two volumes of the manga, so if the gum does not stretch too much and we have the same number of chapters, it is possible that season 2 of ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ also includes some extra plot.
How to catch up with ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’
Though ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ is a prequel to the main story, it is not necessary to see the film to be able to follow the plot without problem. The manga it is originally based on was a separate story that Akutami made canon within the same universe retroactively.
It must also be said that the film includes some characters and details that later appear in the main anime, so it is both a good introduction to the world of ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ or the perfect appetizer to take off the monkey while the second season premieres. If you missed it at the time in theaters, as of September 21, 2022 it is available on Crunchyroll.
In the meantime, the entire first season is available in the catalog Crunchyrollwhere it can be seen in the original version with subtitles and has also been converted into aOne of the first series that the platform dubs into Spanish.