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Anime Spotlight: Jujutsu Kaisen

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So you want to take a break in the real world? Are you looking for an anime that would satisfy your boredom? Ah, I see. Look no more, for I have brought a total masterpiece. A series that is full of mesmerizing design, artistic characters, action-packed fighting scenes, and an exhilarating plot. I present to you our second series in the Anime Spotlight: Jujutsu Kaisen!

Jujutsu Kaisen first aired on October 2, 2020, and is currently ongoing. And one thing to say is that – it only keeps getting better and better! Moreover, the series is produced by MAPPA under the direction of Sunghoo Park. The staff and casts had to do their best because every single point of this series is extremely detailed!

Fun fact: MAPPA will also be producing the upcoming Attack on Titan: Final Season. After watching Jujutsu Kaisen, it immediately came to me that the upcoming Attack on Titan will be awesome!

The Cast and Production

Casts
Junya Enoki – Yūji Itadori
Yūma Uchida – Megumi Fushiguro
Asami Seto – Nobara Kugisaki
Yūichi Nakamura – Satoru Gojō
Junichi Suwabe – Sukuna Ryōmen
Mikako Komatsu – Maki Zenin
Kouki Uchiyama – Toge Inumaki
Tomokazu Seki – Panda
Kenjiro Tsuda – Kento Nanami

Staff
Director: Sunghoo Park
Scriptwriter: Hiroshi Seko
Character Design: Tadashi Hiramatsu
Composers: Hiroaki Tsutsumi, Yoshimasa Terui, and Arisa Okehazama

The opening theme song titled “Kaikai Kitan” is performed by Eve, while the closing theme song titled “Lost in Paradise” is performed by Ali featuring AKLO.

Kaikai Kitan – Eve
Lost in Paradise – Ali, AKLO

Manga

Gege Akutami is an author of Jujutsu Kaisen manga. The manga was first published on July 4, 2018, and is still in progress. As of now, it has thirteen volumes in circulation! There also are two light novels written by Ballad Kitaguni titled Jujutsu Kaisen: Soaring Summer and Returning Autumn and Jujutsu Kaisen: The Path of Roses at Dawn.

Fun fact: Jujutsu Kaisen has more than 10 million copies in circulation worldwide, both print and digital!
Source: ComicBook

Synopsis

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.

Synopsis: Crunchyroll

Jujutsu Kaisen Character Visual
Jujutsu Kaisen Character Visual

I don’t want to spoil any scenes, but you can read our article and watch Jujutsu Kaisen’s promotional video here.

Source: Jujutsu Kaisen Official Website
Featured image via ComicBook

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