Fans of the cherished anime series have another reason to be excited as it has been confirmed that the second season of Jujutsu Kaisen will be arriving in 2023. The Jujutsu Kaisen prequel film had its world premiere in Japan in late December 2021, and its release in North America is just around the corner.
It was announced that work had begun on the second season of the anime series today during a stage event that was held to celebrate the success of the prequel film Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (via Crunchyroll). Season two of the anime series is scheduled to premiere in 2023. The momentous announcement was made in front of a panel that included various voice actors from both the film and the television series.
These included Junya Enoki and Megumi Ogata, who play the roles of Yuji Itadori and Yuta Okkotsu, respectively, in the series and the film, respectively. Kana Hanizawa, who plays Yuta’s buddy Rika Orimoto, Yuichi Nakamura, who provides the voice of both series and feature star Satoru Gojo, and Takahiro Sakurai, who provides the voice of Suguru Geto, were all present at the panel.
It was also confirmed that the animation studio MAPPA, which animated the first season of Jujutsu Kaisen and is currently animating the final season of Attack on Titan, will be returning to animate the second season of the show. MAPPA was the studio that was responsible for the animation of the first season of Jujutsu Kaisen.
Gege Akutami, the author and illustrator of the Jujutsu Kaisen manga, unveiled a brand-new piece of artwork of Yuta Okkotsu to commemorate the announcement of the series’ second season. This announcement came along with the news of the manga’s second season. On the official Jujutsu Kaisen anime Twitter feed was where the special illustration was uploaded.
Gege Akutami is responsible for both the writing and the artwork of the first volume of the Jujutsu Kaisen manga series, which was published in 2018.
The events of the novel take place in a world in which everything that is alive emits a substance known as Cursed Energy. When humans emit this Energy, it gives rise to Curses, who are entities whose sole objective is to cause harm to humanity. A potent Curse known as Ryomen Sukuna has taken possession of Yuji Itadori, a young man who attends high school in Japan. Itadori becomes a member of a shadowy organization known as the Jujutsu Sorcerers.
These are people who have mastered the art of controlling their own Cursed Energy, which ultimately materializes into skills that are exclusive to them. He is looking for a way, with their assistance, to put an end to the potent Curse that resides within him.
The anime television series has its debut in October of 2020, and Sunghoo Park is the director of the project. The first season of the anime received a lot of positive feedback from critics, which helped it earn the title of Anime of the Year at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards in 2021.
The debut of Jujutsu Kaisen’s second season is slated to take place some time in 2023. On March 18, the precursor film Jujutsu Kaisen 0 will be made available to watch in theaters across North America.