The Jujutsu Kaisen manga, written and illustrated by Akutami Gege, has now surpassed 55 million circulating copies (including digital release)! It was first serialized in March 2018, and grew extremely popular, even more so since the anime adaptation by MAPPA. The official Twitter account shared the milestone, and it’s been 5 months since they announced 45 million. The official Jujutsu Kaisen twitter shared the news, and you can check out the confirmation that the manga has over 55 million copies:
The number will be in circulation when Volume 17 releases on October 4th. In addition, the first print of the latest volume is 2,150,000 copies. The cover of the volume:
The anime ended back in 2020, with a confirmed movie. The movie will be a prequel, covering Volume 0 and focusing on Yuta Okkotsu. It will premiere on December 24, 2021. Viz describes the story of Volume 0:
Yuta Okkotsu is a nervous high school student who is suffering from a serious problem—his childhood friend Rika has turned into a Curse and won’t leave him alone. Since Rika is no ordinary Curse, Satoru Gojo notices his plight, a teacher at Jujutsu High, a school where fledgling exorcists learn how to combat Curses. Gojo convinces Yuta to enroll, but can he learn enough in time to confront the Curse that haunts him?
Meanwhile, the Jujutsu Kaisen manga will end within 2 years if it goes according to plan. It has 160 chapters as of Sunday, September 26.
The synopsis of the story:
In a world where demons feed on unsuspecting humans, fragments of the legendary and feared demon Ryoma Sukuna were lost and scattered about. Should any demon consume Sukuna’s body parts, the power they gain could destroy the world as we know it. Fortunately, there exists a mysterious school of Jujutsu Sorcerers who exist to protect the precarious existence of the living from the supernatural!
Yuji Itadori is high schooler who spends his days visiting his bedridden grandfather. Although he looks like your average teenager, his immense physical strength is something to behold! Every sports club wants him to join, but Itadori would rather hang out with the school outcasts in the Occult Club.
One day, the club manages to get their hands on a sealed cursed object, but little do they know the terror they’ll unleash when they break the seal…
Source: Official Twitter
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