Jujutsu Kaisen follows the world where every living being is naturally having Cursed Energy flowing through the body coming from negative emotions. Because these are beyond the control of normal people, they lose their Cursed Energy giving way to the birth of the Curses.
A few numbers of blessed people with the ability to control and manipulate their Cursed Energy are the Jujutsu Sorcerers which can reduce the release and use these energies like those in the high ranks who can refine their Cursed Energy to perform Cursed Techniques fitting for the user of their lineage.
Yuji Itadori is a member of the Occult Research Club in school and they unfortunately opened a talisman which belongs to Sukuna, a pure evil and powerful Curse. This caused negative emotions coupled and strengthened by the magic of the sorcerers around the area to attract the Curses to the vicinity of the school.
Aware of what is happening, Megumi Fushiguro, a young sorceress confronted Yuji as regards the freeing of the talisman. When the events worsened, Yuji swallows the talisman which is a finger of Sukuna. He then becomes the host of Sukuna but surprisingly, Yuji still has control over his body.
The plan is simple: delay the death of Yuji until he can swallow all the fingers of Sukuna to kill the evil Curse all at once.
Jujutsu Kaisen is a chart-topper produced by MAPPA and the anime series is currently on its first season with a total of 24 episodes. Great thing about Jujutsu Kaisen is that it is not a split-cour which means that the anime will be continuously airing all the episodes sans the three-month TV block.
With many fans demanding for more, given that the series has been having consistent ratings and high gross profit, the possibility of having a second season is highly likely as it is a top-rated anime.
Jujustu Kaisen is based on a shōnen manga series of the same name by Gege Akutami which is published in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump since March 2018. Every chapter is collected to a volume and as of January 2021, fourteen tankōbon volumes have been released.
The manga series is licensed by Viz Media to put on print and Shueisha publishes it in English via the Manga Plus app and website. For the English release of the manga series, to date, there are eight volumes out.
There is no end in sight for the manga series of Jujutsu Kaisen as it is marked as ongoing with the latest release in Chapter 139 titled Hunter.
The series also had a prequel, Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Jujutsu High, published in the Jump GIGA 2017 vol.1 issue in 2017 and ended in the same year in the volume 4 issue. The prequel was mean to be a short series.
Light novels were also released by Jump J-Books. The two light novels of Jujutsu Kaisen are written by Ballad Kitaguni where the first is titled Jujutsu Kaisen: Soaring Summer and Returning Autumn released on May 19, 2019, and the second titled Jujutsu Kaisen: The Path of Roses at Dawn released last January 4, 2020.
As of February 2021, the manga series have already reached over 300 million copies in circulation which includes the digital copies making Jujutsu Kaisen the fifth best-selling manga series of 2020. In January 2021, Jujutsu Kaisen ranked second in Oricon's weekly manga ranking being bested by Attack on Titan which ranked first.
Showing promise in both the manga series and the anime series, Jujutsu Kaisen has been gaining great reviews and popularity since its inception. The anime series was recently hailed as the second most-watched anime series on Crunchyroll, bested by Black Clover which ranked first.
Jujutsu Kaisen airs every Friday on Crunchyroll at 1:45 PM EST/ 3:45 AM JST.
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