The anime adaptation of the manga series Jujutsu Kaisen premiered in Japan in Oct 2020. As the fans are keenly waiting for its second season, here’s everything you need to know.
If you are an anime and manga fan, chances are less that you don’t know about Jujutsu Kaisen. It is an anime adaptation of the Manga of the same name written by Gege Akutami. The first season comprising of 24 episodes released in Japan in Oct 2020 on MBS and TBS. The action-filled finale aired on Mar 27, 2021, and since then the fans are impatiently waiting for the renewal of the Shonen-anime for another season. Here’s is everything you need to know about Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2. You will learn about its renewal status, probable release date, plot and other details.
Let’s start with the renewal. Will there be Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2? What’s the renewal status? Has the studio announced the second season?
Will there be Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2?
At the time of writing, “Jujutsu Kaisen” hasn’t been officially renewed for a second season. However, it is almost 100% guaranteed that there will be a second season. Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the best animes of recent times. In fact, it was awarded “Anime of the Year” at the 2021 5th Crunchyroll Anime Awards.
It was the second most-watched anime series on Crunchyroll in 2020, only second to Black Clover. The first season concluded in March 2021 only and in just a few months, the anime series has gained immense popularity. It has an impressive 8.7/10 score on IMDb. In Myanimelist.com, Jujutsu Kaisen ranks as the 36th best anime of all time.
After the popularity, let’s have a look at the other important factor for renewal, profit and sales. The first season of Jujutsu Kaisen made a huge profit. The Blu-Ray sales of 25,000 per volume are out of this world. The manga is selling like hotcakes with an average of 3,000,000 copies per volume. In fact, Jujutsu Kaisen made more profit than most anime will make in their lifetime.
Hajime Yokota, MBS’ Chief Programming Director, speaks about the future of the series and told that they do not have any actual information about the future of the series at present. However, with plenty of source material in-store, one would expect more episodes to release in the near future.
Considering, the huge popularity of the anime series and the massive profit, we are assured that Jujutsu Kaisen would be renewed soon for a second season.
What’s the probable release date for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2?
Though there is no official update on the second season, the makers announced that a movie called “Jujutsu Kaisen 0,” would come in the near future. It will cover the prequel storyline called “Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School” that focuses on two characters named Yuta Okkotsu and Rika Orimoto. The trailer for the movie has also been revealed. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 will be releasing on Dec 24, 2021, in Japan.
Coming to a probable release date, the second season will not release before winter 2021 or whenever the movie is released. Assuming that the second season goes into production after the release of the movie, a probable release date for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 would be early 2023.
What story will the second season follow?
The anime is based on the manga of the same name by Gege Akutami. To date, 16 volumes of the manga have been published with the latest on June 4, 2021. The first season comprising of 24 episodes covered volumes 1 to 7. Season 2 of Jujutsu Kaisen will take the story forward and cover volumes 8 to 15.
The anime follows a world beyond with several supernatural aspects and cursed spirits. Season 1 follows Yuji Itadori’s first mission after his Grandfather’s passing. He investigates the curse in Miami’s old school, where students have unsealed a rotting finger. The lack of Yuji’s powers doesn’t allow him to fight against evil. Yuji ultimately consumes that finger, the thing that attracted bane, to save Miami and others. After that, a terrific adventure follows.
Season 2 of the series, as per the manga, will follow The Shibuya Incident. It takes place from Volume 10, Chapter 83, in the manga series. The arc follows the best sorcerers in a team led by Yuji. The Jujutsu Kaisen already know how intense fighting sequences this arc covers. The group of sorcerers will battle hard against the curses and other evil spirits. Also, Gojo will follow them on this top-secret mission.
The cast of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2?
Almost all the characters from Season 1 will appear in the second season. We will also see some new characters as the story proceeds. We’ll update you as soon as we get anything. The soul cast of Jujutsu Kaisen is as follows.
- Yuji Itadori: Junya Enoki (Japanese) and Adam McArthur (English)
- Megumi Fushiguro: Yuma Uchida (Japanese) and Robbie Daymond (English)
- Nobara Kugisaki: Asami Seto (Japanese) and Anne Yatco (English)
- Maki Zen’in: Mikako Komatsu (Japanese) and Allegra Clark (English)
- Satoru Gojo: Yūichi Nakamura (Japanese) and Kaiji Tang (English)
- Kento Nanami: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese) and David Vincent (English)
- Toge Inumaki: Kōki Uchiyama (Japanese) and Xander Mobus (English)
Where to watch Jujutsu Kaisen in English?
In Japan, the first season aired on MBS and TBS. Viewers outside Asia can watch ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ with its original Japanese audio and English subtitles on Crunchyroll. The English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German dubbed versions are also available on Crunchyroll. The English dub is also available on HBO Max in the United States. Southeast Asian viewers can watch the show on iQIYI. Jujutsu Kaisen is also available on Netflix in Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong, and Taiwan on June 3, 2021. In Japan, the anime is available on Netflix Japan with Japanese audio and subtitles.
So, this is all about Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2. You can read more about the upcoming animes on our blog.