It’s official, Jujutsu Kaisen is preparing to return to the small screen next year, as Studio MAPPA announcing at this year’s Jump Festa that the second season of the anime fan favorite will arrive next July.
The new season will not only bring back Yuji Itadori and his friends, but will also explore the past of the most popular character gojo. Also, MAPPA not only had ads for the Shonen franchise, but the creator Gege Akutami he had news of his own to share that could bring Jujutsu Tech fans to tears.
The first season of the adaptation anime of Jujutsu Kaisen had helped increase the popularity of the series that sprang from the mind of mangaka Gege Akutami, and the first film in the franchise earned significant box office receipts. While Yuji Itadori was the star of the series during the first season anime episodes, the movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0 followed the student that preceded it, yuta okkotsu.
Unlike Yuji, who punched and ingested the fingers of the king of curses, Sukuna, Yuta’s backstory was much more tragic as his supernatural power caused the love of his life to bond with him. Unfortunately for the movie’s hero, though, his childhood sweetheart morphed into one of the scariest monsters the anime had seen to date.
Gege Akutami took the stage for the jump party of this year, confirming a possible timeline for the end of his biggest Shonen franchise: “If you stick with me for another year (probably), I’ll be very happy.”
The anime landscape has been shutting down a handful of big giants in the medium in recent years, with Demon Slayer and Dr. Stone being two prime examples. Jujutsu Kaisen not only aims to close the story of Yuji, but One Piece, Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia are more examples of anime that are nearing their end.