Jujutsu Kaisen (呪術廻戦 (じゅじゅつかいせん) Jujutsu Kaisen?) is the anime adaptation of Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen. It is animated by Studio MAPPA and premiered on October 2, 2020. It airs on Fridays at 25:25 (effectively, Saturdays at 1:25 a.m.) on "Super Animeism" block on MBS, TBS and their affiliates.

Plot

Hardship, regret, shame: the negative feelings that humans feel become curses that lurk in our everyday lives. Curses run rampant throughout the world, capable of leading people to terrible misfortune and even death. What's more, the curses can only be exorcised by another curse.

Yuji Itadori is a boy with tremendous physical strength, though he lives a completely ordinary high school life. One day, to save a friend who has been attacked by cursed spirits, he eats the finger of Sukuna, taking the curse into his own soul. From then on, he shares one body with the King of Curses.

Guided by the most powerful of jujutsu sorcerers, Satoru Gojo, Yuji is admitted to the Tokyo Jujutsu High School of Sorcery, an organization that exorcises the curses... and thus begins the heroic tale of a boy who became a curse to fight curses, a life from which he could never turn back.

Production

The Jujutsu Kaisen anime adaptation was announced in the 52nd issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump, on November 25th, 2019. The manga author Gege Akutami and the main cast members appeared at Jump Festa 2020 on December 22, 2019. Toho has been confirmed to be producing the series.

On May 20th, 2020, the first official trailer for the anime was released. The preview featured scenes that adapted the first few chapters of the manga. It also revealed the animation studio adapting the material as well as a release date for the anime series: October 2020.[2]

On August 24, 2020, the 38th issue of Shonen Jump revealed a second wave of character designs for the extended cast. These characters included Maki, Panda, Toge, and Nanami. On September 3, 2020, the second trailer for the anime was released, revealing the anime's air date of October 2, 2020. On September 19, 2020, the third trailer for the anime was released, which featured the opening theme, "Kaikai Kitan" by Eve. An exclusive showing of the first episode also premiered.

At the Jump Festa '21 event, new cast members, character designs, and a key visual were revealed in anticipation for the upcoming second cour of the anime. Following the conclusion of the first cour on December 25th, the anime went on a hiatus until January 16, 2021. The second cour adapts the Kyoto Goodwill Event Arc and the newly introduced cast of characters are from Kyoto Jujutsu High. Who-ya Extended will perform the new opening theme song "VIVID VICE" and Cö shu Nie will perform the new ending theme song "give it back."[3]

The anime's first season concluded the week of March 27, 2021. On that exact day, a movie sequel to follow up to the season was announced. It will adapt Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Jujutsu High into an anime movie.

Staff

Main Staff

  • Animation Studio: MAPPA Co., Ltd.
  • Director: Sunghoo Park
  • Script Writer: Hiroshi Seko
  • Character Designs: Tadashi Hiramatsu
  • Music: Hiroaki Tsutsumi, Yoshimasa Terui, and Arisa Okehazama
  • Broadcasting Station: MBS / TBS system "Super Animeism"

Supporting Staff

  • Assistant Director: Umemoto Yui
  • Sound Director: Akiko Fujita
  • Editor: Keisuke Yanagi
  • Art Director: Kim Jeong-Ryeon
  • Color Director:' Chikako Kamata
  • Photographic Director: Ito Teppei
  • CGI Directors: Kaneda Miki & Kimura Kentarou
  • CGI Producer: Yusuke Tannawa

Cast

Main Characters

Tokyo Jujutsu High

Kyoto Jujutsu High

Mahito's Group

Minor Characters

Music

Openings

Endings

Insert Songs

Episodes

Main Article: List of Episodes
Story Arc # of Episodes Original Air Date
Introduction Arc 3 (Episodes 1 - 3) October 3 - October 17, 2020
Cursed Womb Arc 2 (Episodes 4 - 5) October 24 - October 31, 2020
Cursed Training Arc 4 (Episodes 5 - 8) October 31 - November 21, 2020
Vs. Mahito Arc 5 (Episodes 9 - 13) November 28 - December 26, 2020
Kyoto Goodwill Event Arc 8 (Episodes 14 - 21) January 16 - March 6, 2021
Death Painting Arc 3 (Episodes 22 - 24) March 13 - March 27, 2021

Promotional Material

Promotional Images

 

Promotional Videos

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References

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