Jujutsu Kaisen has the fandom hyped right now, and we have the anime to thank. After all, his big movie is about to debut in the United States and season two is on the way. While fans wait for these releases, many have turned to the anime to keep busy, but a recent release wonders if Jujutsu Kaisen has just been censored abroad.
The whole ordeal erupted when Jujutsu Kaisen volume 12 has made its way to shelves in Malaysia. It turns out that Kinokuniya brought the manga to readers overseas, and his cover photos went viral in no time. As you can see below, the volume ended up adding a large white sticker to its cover to give Mei Mei more modesty, and many were quick to accuse the manga of being censored.
After all, this would not be the first case of extreme censorship in Malaysia. The country is most famous for its modifications to The attack of the Titans in anime fandom. If you did not know, the manga is distributed in Malaysia, but its titans are not naked in its copies. The censors demanded titans wear shorts cover their skin despite their lack of genitalia. This bold take The attack of the Titans went viral after its debut, so you can’t blame the fans for doing a double take with Jujutsu Kaisen.
However, there is nothing to worry about in this case. The volume itself is uncensored according to locals who purchased the paperback. It looks like Kinokuniya wrapped this volume in plastic before putting it on the shelves given its mature content. The store slipped paper inserts between the cover and its plastic to conceal Mei Mei’s chest. This has already been done in Malaysia with series like Chainsaw Man, so that local buyers did not even hesitate before the situation. So if you thought of another The attack of the Titans situation was at hand, think again.
What do you think about this Jujutsu Kaisen makeover? Do you think Malaysia takes its censorship too far…? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.