Like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Jujutsu Kaisen has been a massively popular supernatural shonen anime since the series’ first season premiered in October 2020. The series follows Yuji Itadori, an abnormally strong high school student who is enrolled as a apprentice “jujutsu sorcerer” at Tokyo Jujutsu High after becoming the unwitting host to Ryomen Sukuna, a powerful curse spirit who plots to regain his material form with the goal of conquering the human world.
Following the release of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, a feature-length film set before the events of the first season and following the story of a fellow apprentice jujutsu sorcerer named Yuta Okkotsu, a second season of Jujutsu Kaisen has been announced and is currently in production. Here’s everything we know about when to expect the release of the upcoming Jujutsu Kaisen season 2.
Will there be a Jujutsu Kaisen season 2?
Yes. A second season of Jujutsu Kaisen was announced in February during a post-opening stage event for Jujutsu Kaisen 0, which at that time had earned over $85.1 million since it opened on Dec. 24 in Japanese theaters.
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Jujutsu Kaisen creator Gege Akutami drew an illustration of Yuta Okkotsu, the protagonist of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, and his cursed spirit companion Rika to commemorate the announcement.
What will Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 cover?
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The second season of Jujutsu Kaisen will air consecutively for two “cours” (Japanese broadcast seasons, three months each), premiering in July and concluding in late December or early January.
The anime will cover the Gojo’s Past arc of the manga, which follows Satoru Gojo’s time as a second-year student at Tokyo Jujutsu High, and the Shibuya Incident arc, which centers on the events immediately following the end of season 1. The first “cour” of Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 will take place in 2006, approximately 10 years prior to the present-day events of the first season of Jujutsu Kaisen.
Yuta Okkotsu is set to appear in the anime for the first time during the second cour (“Shibuya Incident arc”) of this season, following his theatrical introduction in the 2021 anime film Jujutsu Kaisen 0.
Who will be producing Jujutsu Kaisen season 2?
Anime studio MAPPA will return to produce the second season of Jujutsu Kaisen. Shōta Goshozono, known for their previous work as an episode director on Jujutsu Kaisen’s first season as well as other MAPPA-produced anime as Ranking of Kings and Chainsaw Man, has been confirmed as the new series director for Jujutsu Kaisen season 2— replacing Sunghoo Park, who previously directed Jujutsu Kaisen season 1 and Jujutsu Kaisen 0.
Park is currently announced to direct Ninja Kamui, an upcoming original anime co-produced by his studio E&H Production and Sola Entertainment for Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block, as well as another original anime project tentatively titled “Project Bullet/Bullet” also produced by E&H Production and slated to stream on Disney Plus in Japan.
Hiroshi Seko, who wrote the screenplay for Jujutsu Kaisen season 1 and Jujutsu Kaisen 0, will return to write the screenplay for Jujutsu Kaisen season 2. Composer Yoshimasa Terui will also return to compose the music for Jujutsu Kaisen season 2, as well as character designers Sayaka Koiso and Tadashi Hiramatsu and art director Junichi Higashi. CG animator Daisuke Ishikawa, known for their work on such as anime as Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Chainsaw Man, and Weathering With You, will serve as the chief 3D animation director for Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 — replacing Kentaro Kimura and Miki Kaneda.
When will Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 come out?
Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 will premiere on July 6, 2023. The premiere date was revealed in a preview trailer shared on the series’ official Twitter account on Friday, March 24. The trailer featured an extended look at younger versions of Satoru Gojo, the mentor of protagonist Yuji Itadori, and Suguru Geto, one of the series’ main antagonists and Gojo’s former classmate at Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School. The season will introduce several other supporting characters new to the anime, including Gojo and Geto’s classmate Riko Amanai and Toji Fushiguro, the father of Gojo’s future pupil Megumi Fushiguro.
As stated previously, this season is slated to air consecutively for two “cours” (Japanese broadcast seasons, three months each), which means that Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 will begin airing in July and conclude either before or shortly after the end of December.
Will Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 stream on Crunchyroll or Netflix?
It is currently unknown which streaming service will secure the North American licensing rights to Jujutsu Kaisen season 2. However, given the series having been simulcast on Crunchyroll in the past, and considering the merger of Crunchyroll and Funimation this past year, it’s likely that the second season of Jujutsu Kaisen will be simulcast on Crunchyroll, or at least appear on the service at some point in the future.