Every anime fan, especially those fond of shonen, has heard of Jujutsu Kaisen. The anime was released in October 2020. Its 2nd Cour in the late Winter of January 2021 has finally announced a season two this 2023. The anime gained massive popularity for its breathtaking fight scenes and dashing characters. Coming out of Studio MAPPA, it’s no wonder why the quality of work done on this anime is superb.
Based on the manga by Gege Akutami of the same name, the story revolves around Itadori Yuji. Itadori is a normal teenager who crosses paths with a cursed talisman. The talisman turns out to be a finger belonging to a powerful Curse spirit named Sukuna. After having witnessed and “consumed” Sukuna’s finger, Itadori is apprehended by Jujutsu sorcerers.
After a consensus with other high-ranking sorcerers, it was decided that Itadori would train to become one of them to fight against Curse spirits. Contained within the agreements is that Yuji Itadori functions as the vessel of Sukuna and be kept supervised. Until then, Yuji will need to master and manipulate the arts of cursed energy while enemies try to stop him from fully restoring the powerful curse, Sukuna.
As the blockbuster prequel film Jujutsu Kaisen 0 continues to air in Japan, international fans also couldn’t wait for Crunchyroll to release the highly-anticipated animated movie on March 18 in cinemas around the United States and Canada. The anime cast expressed their support of the season two announcement on Twitter and a Yuta Okkotsu illustration from Akutami.
Where Did Jujutsu Kaisen Season One Left Off?
The first season of Jujutsu Kaisen ended on a good note. After fighting off a bunch of cursed spirits that disrupted Jujutsu Tech’s yearly competition against its sister school, fans were left wanting more.
The special grade cursed spirits were aware of Yuji’s existence and the power he holds by being Sukuna’s vessel. Now that he holds immense power, Yuji Itadori is a high-priority target for them. Cursed spirits do whatever they can to collect the king of curses’ other fingers before Yuji and his squad can.
One of the main highlights of the last episode of season one featured a Nobara and Yuji tandem against Esou and Kechizu, wherein MAPPA outdid themselves with an incredibly amazing fight sequence that fans totally loved.
Season Ending, Jujutsu Kaisen 0
After the season ended on a high note, fans began moving on to other anime, eagerly waiting for a second season. The creators behind Jujutsu Kaisen however, provided everyone with the film Jujutsu Kaisen 0. The film is a prequel, with events happening before the start of the anime.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 focuses on Yuta Okkotsu, a special grade cursed human who is haunted by his childhood friend Rika. Jujutsu Tech takes him in to help him train and control his special grade curse technique to free himself from Rika’s curse. The movie was first screened in Japan and gained lots of attention for its animation and interesting story. The film will slowly be available in international territories and is expected to dazzle fans all over.
What to Expect in Season Two of Jujutsu Kaisen?
There is a lot to unpack for season two of Jujutsu Kaisen. Manga readers would say that season two will bring an intense turn for the show. The anime is about to enter one of its dreadful arcs called “The Shibuya Arc,” wherein Yuji, Megumi Fushiguro, Nobara Kugisaki, and other members of the Jujutsu Tech will engage against returning Cursed spirits in a heavy battle.
There will also be featured chapters, the “Star Plasma Arc” of when Gojo Satoru and his squad, Geto Suguru and Shoko Ieri, were still in their first year as Jujutsu sorcerers of Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical College. Gojo’s team is assigned to protect the vessel of the Star Plasma. However, trouble gets in their way as other special grade cursed users try to assassinate the Star Plasma vessel.
Fans are pumped for what the second season of the show has to offer, but at the same time are also anxious about what fate lies ahead for some of their favorite characters as they go through one of the most significant events of the story that could drastically affect the way the story goes.
Season Two Announcement
As mentioned earlier, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is a big hit in and out of Japan. With its success Studio MAPPA has announced that a 2nd season of the beloved anime is in the works. Many fans and anime aficionados are predicting that the second season will air in 2023. Although some are unsure of when Jujutsu Kaisen will exactly return in 2023, all clues point to a Winter release. Winter season in the anime community is within January, February, and March.
Fans are excited to see the return of their favorite characters. Although some are worried about the progress of the anime towards the manga, Studio MAPPA has a lot of content to work with. Many fans are eagerly awaiting the second season and have no clue what it’ll bring. To add to the excitement, Studio MAPPA really hasn’t confirmed what the whole plot of the second season is. For now, all we can do is await further announcements.
What to Watch While Waiting for Season Two of Jujutsu Kaisen?
Are you a huge fan of the animation and voice acting cast of Jujutsu Kaisen but can’t wait till season two? Studio MAPPA has a lot of anime you can binge-watch while waiting for new updates on Jujutsu Kaisen. One prime example is the long-awaited Attack on Titan Final Season Part Two.
Last Winter 2021, MAPPA alongside Madhouse, aired Takt Op. Destiny. Madhouse is a Japanese animation studio that brought life to “No Game, No Life,” another highly touted anime series.
Fans will surely love Takt Op. Destiny. The anime is set in 2042, with a futuristic world. In this setting, music cannot easily be played anywhere because it can attract monsters, putting numerous lives in danger. With an amazing story and music to boot, the highly likeable Takt Asahina, Destiny, and Anna Schneider will surely satisfy fans.
Another anime set to release in 2022 by MAPPA is Chainsaw Man. With its official teaser released in June 2021 during Jump Festa, numerous fans were hooked on curiosity and just had to check the manga out.
Tatsuki Fujimoto writes the shonen manga; anime fans are going to love the dark take on this shonen anime with its dark humor, well-drawn fight scenes, and epic characters. Considered as one of the biggest upcoming series this 2022, Chainsaw Man is a dark fantasy, comedy-horror shonen similar in taste with Dorohedoro.
Fans of shonen anime will agree that Jujutsu Kaisen is easily one of the best anime of the decade. With legendary Studio MAPPA handling the animation, Jujutsu Kaisen will surely bring in new fans to the fold. As if a successful first season wasn’t enough, Studio MAPPA delivered on their end and provided an incredible prequel movie in-between seasons, making the wait for a second season a bit bearable.
Jujutsu Kaisen finally announces the release of season two, as it’s set to premiere during the winter season in 2023. Familiar characters such as Yuji Itadori, Megumi Fushiguro, Nobara Kugisaki, and Gojo Satoru are sure to make a comeback, including new characters that will take part in the most dreadful and intense arcs that the anime is yet to face. Until then, fans will have to satisfy themselves with Jujutsu Kaisen 0 and other anime.