Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 is confirmed! Which story arc and chapters from manga will be covered?

The excitement for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 anime is real! It has not been officially renewed through Jujutsu Kaisen ended Season 1 with the tagline “To be continued”. Considered to be the best Shonen anime that possibly can be made, Jujutsu Kaisen is guaranteed to make a comeback with a new season. It is only a matter of some time before MAPPA makes revelations.

Jujutsu Kaisen was first serialized in the Weekly Shonen Jump in 2018, received another volume titled Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0 in 2019, and was finally released as an anime adaptation in 2020. Needless to say, its popularity blew straight through the roof. The manga series itself has about 50 million copies and has gone ahead to be one of the best-selling manga there is.

Jujutsu Kaisen is one of those anime that you cannot miss nowadays. From a ragingly popular manga series by Gege Akutami, an anime series, an upcoming movie, and a recent mobile role-playing game announcement, it is definitely taking over.

Jujutsu Kaisen has a huge viewership as one of the most popular releases of the past few years. It can be gauged from Jujutsu Kaisen ranking 33 in the best anime category of all time. On platforms, it is rated 8.8/10 on IMDB, 4.8/5 on Crunchyroll, and 8.77/10 on MyAnimeList. The popularity index of the masterpiece is a sufficient reason to get a renewal.

As far as source material is concerned left to be adapted, Season 1 ended in chapter 64 of Volume 8. Jujutsu Kaisen manga has in total 143 published chapters. It can safely be concluded that there is enough material to last for another 2 seasons till Jujutsu Kaisen Season 3.

Now the question is – When Are We Getting Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2?

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 News

The global premiere (for now only confirmed for regions such as the USA and Canada) of “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” the movie was announced to be March 18, 2022. It was speculated that in the 12th February mega event planned, an announcement of the highly anticipated Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 is on cards.

Fans were not disappointed. Jujutsu Kaisen 2 received confirmation and approval. Series creator Gege Akutami shared a new sketch with the comment: “They are doing a season 2 for the anime TV series ~ ~! Thank you very much for everything !!! To all readers, viewers and people involved !!!”

The news shared in a tweet read:

TV animation ” #呪術廻戦 ” 2nd period 2023 broadcast decision !!
In addition, the movie version of the blockbuster and the congratulatory illustrations and comments for the second term have arrived from the original author, Gege Akutami!

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Release Date

With the upcoming mobile role-playing game and Movie 0, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 is confirmed with an official announcement. The Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1 of the anime was produced by MAPPA, known for popular series like Yuri On Ice!! and Attack on Titan (in its final season). As far as production delays are concerned, the pandemic has hit schedules but there is very little information that is available on the series right now.

It has been confirmed that the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 release date will be in 2023. It will take at least another 12-16 months for MAPPA studio to divert all its energy to better realize the next narrative arcs.

As of now, nothing concrete has been revealed, except the new season will be produced once again by Studio MAPPA and is currently slated for a release in 2023. Fortunately, fans have found a few clues from teh announcement.

The Jujutsu Kaisen 2 will pick up from the events of the first, in which Yuji Itadori, Megumi Fushiguro and Nobara Kugisaki were rumored to be getting new promotions for the fights to come.

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 episode list

Jujutsu Kaisen Manga is an ongoing series with 15 volumes published. Movie 0 covered Volume 0 and Season 1 of the anime series released in 2020 cover volumes 1-7. This means that ideally, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 should cover the manga from Volume 8 onwards. The anime community generally responds very positively to an adaptation that respects the manga story. Hopefully, this series will continue to do the same.

Season 1 of the Jujutsu Kaisen anime series was released with 24 episodes in 2020. In Japan, it premiered on MBS and TBS at midnight and later on streamed on Crunchyroll for global fans. Each episode played for 24 to 25 minutes. Episode 1 of Season 1 aired in October of 2020 and the season finale dropped in on March 27, 2021.

How many episodes will Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 be released? Hopefully, it will follow Season 1 with 24 episodes of 25 minutes duration each.

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Trailer

With the Jujutsu Kaisen renewal announcement coming just now, it is too early to ask for a trailer for Season 2. MAPPA is likely to make an announcement with a short teaser about Season 2. In the meantime, check out the official Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0 teaser here!

Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0 deals with a different character, one that has not appeared in the anime series yet. Yuta Okkotsu is the protagonist in Movie 0, which is essentially a prequel to the main anime series. Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0 had a theatrical premiere on 24 December 2021 in Japan following its announcement in early 2021. According to a note published on the official website, the movie screening will cease from Sunday, May 29 2022, after a run of 5 months.

At the end of the broadcast of the movie, a handwritten message by Megumi Ogata, Yuta Okkotsu’s original voice actor is displayed. The voice actor has thanked his fans for making the movie a resounding success at the box office and then greeted them with a “goodbye“, hinting at something coming up. Ogata closed the message with a cryptic phrase. 

“Can’t wait to see you again as Yuta Okkotsu soon.” It is clearly a hint that Yuta Okkotsu will come in Jujutsu Kaisen 2, currently in production at Studio MAPPA.

Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0 Teaser

Which story arcs and chapters will be adapted in Jujutsu Kaisen 2?

If Season 2 of the series was made on similar lines to Season 1 and had 24 or 25 episodes, then the narrative arcs would surely be two. There are few left. The first narrative arc is made up of 15 chapters, while the second has 58 chapters.

If the presumption works right, then the “Hidden Inventory” arc and the “Shibuya Incident” arc will make their way to the screen. From manga, Jujutsu Kaisen 2 would adapt 73 chapters while Season 1 had adapted 63 Chapters instead.

Although it sounds remote, but the possibility of Jujutsu Kaisen 2 integrating Movie 0 cannot be excluded, somewhat similar to what Ufotable did in Demon Slayer Season 2. 

If Movie 0 gets integrated, the Studio MAPPA will need to create a season of 12 episodes and with only “Hidden Inventory” as the narrative arc. But this might not go down very well with the fans because it will unnecessarily postpone the key episodes of history.

Another set of valid speculation says that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has sown important seeds that will bear fruit in Season 2. If the series goes ahead with adapting from Volume 8 onwards, The Jujutsu sorcerers are going to make a comeback, perhaps faced with greater threats. The anime would then be covering Gojo’s Past Arc and the Shibuya Incident Arc. The Season would be particularly interesting with Gojo’s past, with the insanely powerful yet goofy teacher who everyone adores.

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Spoilers Ahead

The plot for Jujutsu Kaisen revolves around Jujutsu Sorcerers in a world where Cursed energy emanates from every living being, rising from negative emotions. In this conundrum, Yuki Itadori joins the Occult Research Club of his school and is eventually confronted but Sorcerer Megumi. In what turns out to be a disaster after unsealing a cursed talisman, Yuji swallows the finger of Ryomen Sukuna, a cursed being and one of the most terrifying antagonists in the show.

Satoru Gojo, a sorcerer and Megumi’s teacher sets out to help finally bring an end to the terror of Sukuna and keep Yuji alive till Sukuna is killed.

The Cast for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2

With no official teasers, any new additions to the cast of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 are unknown. While the manga equivalent may have new characters to add, for now, the main cast of the anime remains the same as the last season:

  • Yuuma Uchida as Megumi Fushiguro
  • Yuuichi Nakamura as Satoru Gojou
  • Junya Enoki as Yuuji Itadori
  • Asami Seto as Nobara Kugisaki
  • Junichi Suwabe as Sukuna
  • Kouki Uchiyama as Toge Inumaki
  • Takahiro Sakurai as Suguru Getou

Here’s to hoping that Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 only gets better!

Where can I watch Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Dub?

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1 is streaming on Crunchyroll and available in Japanese with English Dubs. Unfortunately, Jujutsu Kaisen is not added to the anime catalog on Netflix. But with the rising popularity graph in the West, the anime is likely to be added to Netflix. Season 1 is also not streaming on popular platforms like Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, and Funimation for the time being. But English dub and more platforms will be added soon.

For the time being, apart from official confirmation of the new season no key visuals or promotional trailers.  However, fans are hoping that for an upcoming event planned at Anime Japan, one can get a surprise trailer reveal or even an official announcement. There will be a panel dedicated to Jujutsu Kaisen on Saturday, 26th March attended by original voice actors Junya Enoki, Yuma Uchida, Asami Seto, Yuichi Nakamura, Takahiro Sakurai.

Stay tuned for more updates on the upcoming season of Jujutsu Kaisen and all of the anime news that you need. Let us know all that you are excited about and share your watch-list for sure!

Megha Shreedas
A fulltime anime lover, I love and read and write on ideas that includes anime, gaming and manga.

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