jujutsu kaisen is one of the most important productions in recent years within the anime and manga industry, since since the broadcast of the first season it has managed to have a large number of followers who follow the work of Gege Akutami. He or the author has used a pseudonym to hide her identity and several theories have emerged as to what she is like, but it seems that someone has confirmed who she is.
According to what was published on the Japanese portal Myjitsu, Love Hina author Ken Akamatsu apparently talked too much and indicated who is behind the success of jujutsu kaisen is a woman. This, after holding an event on Twitter spaces with other artists to talk about freedom of expression and political correctness within the industry.
On this topic, he shared an anecdote and mentioned that when the serialization of Samurai Deeper Kyo and Mahou Sensei Neima!half of the artists who published in the magazine Jump they were women. Akamatsu’s words were:
“In Jujutsu Kaisen there is also a woman as the author, right? Kimetsu no Yaiba is also written by a woman, and I think that’s great.”
Could Gege Akutami be a woman? It is a fact that it is not a 100 percent confirmed confirmation, well, he could have said it because that is what he thinks. But it seems that these comments were not very well received by the community, since they assured that Akutami hides his gender for a reason and the mangaka he had no right to mention it.
This is not the first time that it has been speculated that Akutami could be female or malesince when he made a self-portrait in the authors column of the Shōnen Jumpmade a female drawing, however, in an intervention at Jump Festa 2019, during a panel of her work, the voice of a man was heard coming out of a small box.
Inside the world of sleeve, some authors have some privacy to protect themselves from possible boycott threats against their works, since sometimes they do not meet the stereotypes of the same public. It is certainly a topic that should be discussed very carefully and revealing something like this by accident could be harmful.
Do you think it is correct that mangaka should they hide their identity?
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