‘The God of High School’ director Sunghoo Park leads the production of new series based on Gege Akutami’s manga published by Shueisha in Japan and VIZ Media in the U.S.
Crunchyroll has just announced that the highly anticipated anime, Jujutsu Kaisen, will launch exclusively on the streaming platform this October as part of their upcoming anime season. The series will be available to the anime community worldwide, outside of Asia.
Jujutsu Kaisen is a dark fantasy, horror series that follows the life of teenager Yuji Itadori, who finds himself entangled in an epic battle between sorcerers and powerful curses, even becoming possessed himself.
The official show synopsis is as follows:
Hardship, regret, shame: the negative feelings that humans feel become Curses that lurk in our everyday lives. The Curses run rampant throughout the world, capable of leading people to terrible misfortune and even death. What's more, the Curses can only be exorcised by another Curse.
Itadori Yuji is a boy with tremendous physical strength, though he lives a completely ordinary high school life. One day, to save a friend who has been attacked by Curses, he eats the finger of the Double-Faced Specter, taking the Curse into his own soul. From then on, he shares one body with the Double-Faced Specter. Guided by the most powerful of sorcerers, Gojo Satoru, Itadori is admitted to the Tokyo Metropolitan Technical High School of Sorcery, an organization that fights the Curses... and thus begins the heroic tale of a boy who became a Curse to exorcise a Curse, a life from which he could never turn back.
Noted animation studio, MAPPA, will produce the series, with Sunghoo Park leading the show’s direction. MAPPA and Park recently teamed up for Crunchyroll Original series, The God of High School.
Jujutsu Kaisen is based on a manga by Gege Akutami launched in 2018 and as of June 2020, more than 6.5 million copies are currently in circulation; “Jujutsu Kaisen” is published by Shueisha in Japan and VIZ Media in the United States.