Crunchyroll is announcing today that the highly-anticipated anime Jujutsu Kaisen. It will head to the platform exclusively as a part of Crunchyroll’s upcoming anime season this October. The series is available to the anime community worldwide, outside of Asia. This dark fantasy/horror series follows the life of teenager Yuji Itadori. He finds himself entangled in an epic battle between sorcerers and powerful curses, even becoming possessed himself!
“Crunchyroll contains a community of quite 70 million registered users with over 40 million followers across social, so we’re deeply connected to the stories and genres we all know will resonate with our fans,” said John Leonhardt, Head of Consumer Products, Crunchyroll.
“The upcoming series Jujutsu Kaisen is an action-packed horror adventure and is obtainable for license across categories. we all know the worldwide anime community is going to be so excited to enjoy a spread of consumer products to celebrate their love for this series.”
Hardship, regret, shame
Hardship, regret, shame: the negative feelings that humans feel become Curses that lurk in our everyday lives. The Curses run rampant throughout the planet, capable of leading people to terrible misfortune and even death. What’s more, the Curses can only be exorcized by another Curse.
Itadori Yuji maybe a boy with tremendous physical strength, though he lives a very ordinary high school life. One day, to save lots of an admirer who has been attacked by Curses. He eats the finger of the Double-Faced Specter, taking the Curse into his soul. From then on, he shares one body with the Double-Faced Specter. Guided by the foremost powerful of sorcerers, Gojo Satoru, Itadori is admitted to the Tokyo Metropolitan Technical highschool of Sorcery. It is a company that fights the Curses. Thus begins the story of a boy who became a Curse to exorcise a Curse, a life from which he could never turn back.
Powerhouse studio MAPPA provides the animation, with Sunghoo Park as a series director. MAPPA and Park recently teamed up for Crunchyroll Original series The God of high school. So fans are sure an otherworldly treat once the show premieres exclusively on Crunchyroll this fall.
The manga for Jujutsu Kaisen (published by Shueisha in Japan and VIZ Media within the U.S.) launched in 2018. As of June 2020, over 6.5 million copies are currently in circulation. Jujutsu Kaisen is obtainable for license across all categories, worldwide outside of Asia.
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