Jujutsu Kaisen is a beloved anime series that has satisfied many anime lovers’ desire for quality anime in the adventure genre in recent years. The popular anime series is based on the same name’s manga with the same huge popularity. Adapted from Gege Akutami’s 15-volume manga series, the anime was adapted for TV by MAPPA. MAPPA is a famous animation studio that has produced successful productions such as Dororo and Dorohedoro in recent years. The director of the series is Sunghoo Park, who also directed The God of High School series. Hiroshi Seko (Banana Fish, Dorohedoro, Mob Psycho 100) takes place in the anime screenplay. It was also featured on the Crunchyroll-licensed anime, HBO Max. After the first season of 24 episodes, which was completed on March 27, 2021, the eyes have turned to the second season.
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What is the plotline of Jujutsu Kaisen?
A very old war is going on in the world that nobody notices, even though it is before the eyes. The war we are talking about takes place between supernatural monsters known as “Curses” that come from the shadows and terrorize humanity and the sorcerers known as “Jujutsu” who try to destroy these monsters using mysterious methods. When high school student Yuji Itadori finds the dried finger of the legendary Curse Sukuna Ryoumen, the young student also finds himself in the middle of this war.
Although Yuji Itadori lives a completely ordinary high school life, he is a child with tremendous physical strength. One day, he eats the finger of “Sukuna Ryomen” and takes the Curse into his soul to save a friend who was attacked by the Curse. From then on, he shares a body with Sukuna. Guided by the most powerful wizards Gojo Satoru, Itadori is accepted into the Tokyo Metropolitan Wizarding Technical High School. This organization fights the Curses, thus starting the heroic story of a boy who turns into a Curse to banish a Curse. A life he can never return to.
Will there be a second season of Jujutsu Kaisen?
An anime movie was announced in the first season finale of the anime, which aired on March 27, 2021. ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the Movie’ will be released in the winter of 2021. However, MAPPA or any related company has not yet renewed the anime for a second season. We’re almost sure that the anime will have a second season because some clues suggest it will happen. We speculated on the possibility of a second season of the anime based on some key factors. Let’s look at the details together.
Manga status in terms of a second season
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, Jujutsu Kaisen is a manga adaptation. The adapted manga is written and illustrated by Gege Akutami. Originally published by Shueisha and published by Viz Media for readers in English, the manga series reached 15 volumes on March 4, 2021.
In the first season of the anime, the first 8 volumes were almost completely adapted in 24 episodes. The first season of the anime series, which is largely loyal to the manga, ends in Chapter 64. 143 chapters have been released so far, and it seems like there is enough source material for a second season.
Disc sales and exclusive distributors
The anime must have a sufficient profit margin in the first season in order for a second season renewal. In this respect, disc sales are very valuable. Generally, animes are expected to sell over 4,000 copies for a new season confirmation. Jujutsu Kaisen disc sales are well above targets. The anime series, whose disc sales are still ongoing, sold 22,000 copies in the first week of the series and progressed in parallel in the second week. The second season is also very likely in terms of disc sales.
Another important factor is the profit the anime makes from distributors. In Japan, Jujutsu Kaisen is distributed by dozens of distributors. It globally licensed by Crunchyroll and streamed by HBO Max. When considered financially, it is certain that we will see a new season of the anime.
How popular is it?
Anime’s popularity is also one of the factors that strengthen the possibility of a new season. While we can see how popular it is from its success in disc sales, talking about its worldwide popularity, our measurements show a popularity score of 96.0%. There is a serious search volume on Google. Although it is a new anime, it is about to be among the top 100 anime in Myanimelist, and 861k people follow the @animejujutsu account on Twitter. Overall, about 100k means enough popularity for an anime. (Jujutsu Kaisen followers seem almost ten times that number.) With a successful IMDb score of 8.7, the anime was also rated by over 10k users on this platform.
When is the second season release date?
The anime has yet to be confirmed for a second season. However, the popularity of the series, success in disc sales, the existence of many distribution companies, and most importantly, the availability of sufficient stock material indicate a second season. We will see a movie at the end of 2021, then it is possible to see a new season of the anime in mid-2022. We will notify you when there is an official development.