Shonen Jump released an intense new trailer to mark the Japanese release of the 19th volume of Jujutsu Kaisen and the series’ 4th anniversary.
Kodoani.com – The moody new video both promotes the release of the 19th volume of the dark fantasy manga and celebrates the 4th anniversary of the original series’ publication. The 19th volume released in Japan on April 4 includes chapters from the Tokyo No.1 Colony season, which saw series heroes Yuji Itadori and Megumi Fushiguro participate in the deadly Culling Game . The video shows some of the main characters, including prosecutor Hiroshi Higuruma and the villainous witch Reggie Star.
While Shonen Jump is currently celebrating the fourth anniversary of the publication of the first chapter of Jujustu Kaisen in March 2018, it’s worth noting that the first volume of the series’ sequel was first published a year earlier. In the 2017 manga series originally titled Tokyo Urban Curse Technical School, Gege Akutami introduced readers to the Jujutsu school and the world of witches and curses. This original work introduced many concepts and characters, including Yuta Okkotsu and teacher Satoru Gojo, which would later be expanded in Akutami’s 2018 series. The manga was later renamed Jujutsu Kaisen 0 to reflect its connection to Akutami’s later manga. The prequel was adapted into the first film of the series, which was released in Japan last December and internationally in March. The anime topped the Japanese box office in 2021 and is now in the top. Top 10 highest-grossing animated movies of all time.
In addition to the new video, the manga series is marking its 4th anniversary with some merchandise giveaways in Japan, as well as a new cover art for the most recent issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.
The main Jujutsu Kaisen story tells the story of Yuji Itadori, a high school student who is selflessly kind but incredibly strong. After his friends accidentally released a Powerful Curse – a monster created by negative human emotions – at their school, Yuji consumed the thing, and accidentally becomes the new prison, containing life for the soul of Ryomen Sukuna, an evil sorcerer whose soul has been sealed away long ago. Now drawn into the conflict between the Curses and the witches, who prevent them from eating humanity, Yuji must learn to control Sukuna’s power before the ancient witch takes control of Yuji.
The second season of the anime adaptation has been confirmed to be in production and is currently scheduled to premiere in 2023.