Jujutsu Kaisen is a manga written and illustrated by mangaka, Gege Akutami. The manga series was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, after which an anime adaptation was announced by MAPPA. Until now, Jujutsu Kaisen has 15 manga and anime volumes with a schedule of 24 episodes, starting in October 2020. The anime’s release has been eagerly awaited by the anime community. But, the real reason for his high popularity is because of his significant character, Satoru Gojo. He was present in the anime from the start and was considered a fairly mysterious yet cold character. However, in episode 7, we can see how strong he is against Jogo.
After this event, Jujutsu Kaisen immediately became trending and became a staple in the current generation anime community. It doesn’t matter what reason viewers watch this anime, Jujutsu Kaisen has become very popular. And even though it only had 13 episodes released in 2020, Jujutsu Kaisen won Crunchyroll’s Best Anime of the Year 2020. At the same time, Ryomen Sukuna also won this year’s ‘Best Antagonist’.
Jujutsu Kaisen plot
In Jujutsu Kaisen, all living things produce an energy called Cursed Energy. Not everyone is able to control it, so it flows throughout the body, resulting in the creation of a curse. Jujutsu magicians are people who are able to manipulate their cursed energies, so use them however they want. Some Jujutsu Magicians had more control over this power and were capable of Domain Expansion. In this state, the Cursed energy was getting stronger and would definitely hit the opponent.
Yuji Itadori is an abnormal high school student who lives in Sendai with his sick grandfather. And to meet him, he often fails to fulfill his commitments. Hence, he had joined the Occult Research Club and was not a suitable running team. On his deathbed, his grandfather instilled two things to Itadori, “Always help people” and “Die surrounded by people.” He interpreted this message because everyone deserves a “Corresponding Death”.
During his time at the club, he stumbled upon a terrifying-looking object that he had been carrying for research purposes. Later, when Itadori confronted Megumi Fushigiro, a magician, she realized that the cursed charm that Megumi found was what she found for the club. The charm is finger rot from the powerful curse, Ryomen Sukuna. It was opened by the Occult Research Club, which attracts many beings to the school. Unable to defeat the cursed being, Itadori consumes a cursed enchantment, which allows him to host the powerful curse, Sukuna. Due to Sukuna’s evil nature, Itadori who acted as his vessel had to be killed. But apparently, Itadori was able to maintain control over his body. So, Satoru Gojo, a teacher at the Tokyo Prefecture Jujutsu Middle School, decided to keep Itadori alive until he used up all of Sukuna’s fingers.
Where to Watch Jujutsu Kaisen?
Now coming to the topic under discussion, Jujutsu Kaisen is available for streaming Netflix Japan. While it may not be available to stream on Netflix in other countries, it may be added to their library soon. This may only happen after the ongoing Season 1 ends. Another source for watching Jujutsu Kaisen is currently taking place Crunchyroll and Anime-Planet. Episodes are released every Friday at 1:45 p.m. ET. Make sure to change the above times to your local time zone to watch the episodes as they air.
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The anime adaptation of Jujutsu Kaisen was produced by MAPPA. The team was formed back in 2011 by former Madhouse producer Masao Maruyama. This anime production house is popular for its work on Yuri !!! on Ice, Kakegurui, Dororo, Dorehodoro and Inuyashiki. Currently, together with Jujutsu Kaisen, MAPPA is also producing the final season of Attack on Titan. This will be followed by the most awaited anime based on manga by Tatsuki Fujimoto, Chainsaw Man. Jujutsu Kaisen itself is very well known for its animation that supports motion capture. MAPPA has been able to deliver the right action-adventure anime elements using dynamic action scenes and slapstick comedy. Because of this, the popularity of Jujutsu Kaisen remains high, as evidenced by the more than 36 million copies of the manga in circulation, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time.
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