Shonen Jump releases an intense new trailer to mark the Japanese release of the 19th volume of Jujutsu Kaisen and the 4th anniversary of the series.
Shounen jump published a new Jujutsu Kaisen manga trailer.
The moody new video both promotes the release of the dark fantasy manga’s 19th volume and celebrates the series’ original publication fourth anniversary. The 19th volume was released in Japan on April 4 and includes chapters from the Tokyo No. 1 Colony arc, which sees series heroes Yuji Itadori and Megumi Fushiguro partake in Culling’s deadly game. The video shows off some of the arc’s key characters, including prosecutor Hiroshi Higuruma and evil wizard Reggie Star.
Whereas Shounen jump today celebrates the fourth anniversary of the publication of Jujustu Kaisen‘s first chapter in March 2018, it should be noted that the first story set in the continuity of the series was first published a year earlier. In the 2017 manga originally titled Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School, Gege Akutami introduced readers to Jujutsu High and the wizarding world and curses. This early work introduced many concepts and characters, including Yuta Okkotsu and Professor Satoru Gojo, which would later be expanded upon in Akutami’s 2018 series. The manga was later renamed Jujutsu Kaisen 0 to reflect its connection to Akutami’s later success. The story from the prequel was adapted into the first film in the series, which was released in Japan last December and internationally in March. The film was Japan’s top box office performer for 2021 and is now already one of the top 10 highest-grossing anime films of all time.
In addition to the new video, the series celebrates its fourth anniversary with a number of giveaways in Japan, as well as a new cover that debuted in the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.
The main Jujutsu Kaisen tells the story of Yuji Itadori, a high school student who is as generous as he is exceptionally strong. After his friends accidentally unleash a powerful curse – a monster created by mankind’s negative emotions – in their school, Yuji consumes an ancient relic in order to save them and unwittingly becomes Ryomen Sukuna’s new living soul prison. , an evil wizard whose soul was sealed long ago. Now drawn into the conflict between Curses and the wizards that keep them from preying on humanity, Yuji must learn to control Sukuna’s powers before the former wizard takes control of him.
The Jujutsu Kaisen manga is available in English from VIZ Media. The first season of the anime is available to stream on Crunchyroll. A second season of the show has been confirmed to be in production and is currently scheduled to premiere in 2023.
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