It’s official: Jujutsu Kaisen has released the first look at Season 2 of the anime, starting the clock on the next major update.
Because the first season resulted in the release of the franchise’s first feature film rather than the second season that many fans had anticipated, confirmation of a second season didn’t come until far after the first picture had been released.
Despite a previous announcement that Season 2 of the anime would premiere sometime in 2019, virtually little is known about it at this moment. However, that’s about to alter.
With the release of the first poster for Season 2 of the anime, Jujutsu Kaisen gave fans their first look at the adaptation of the Gojo’s Past arc from Gege Akutami’s original manga series, and it has confirmed that more news for the season will be coming as part of TOHO’s upcoming 10th Anniversary special event on September 25.
There will be more Jujutsu Kaisen updates once the countdown for Season 2 ends at 7:55 pm on September 25 (JST).
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Release Date
According to information presented at a Japanese event (via Crunchyroll, opens in new tab), Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 will premiere in 2023.
Debuting in either Winter (2023; beginning in January 2023), Spring (2023; beginning in April 2023), or Fall (2023) is possible for an anime (starting October 2023).
If we were to wager, we’d guess that a release in the fall of 2023 is the most likely scenario. The first season premiered in the Fall time slot, and the studio behind it, MAPPA, has also animated Jujutsu Kaisen 0 and Attack on Titan, as well as the forthcoming Chainsaw Man.
That’s a lot of work for any production company, but starting in October 2023, they should have plenty of time to make season two that lives up to their ridiculously high standards.
On September 18 we will find out whether or not our predictions were correct. On that date, a TV special will air with “new information” about the upcoming second season (H/T ComicBook.com(opens in new tab)).
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Plot
The youthful Yuji Itadori is a member of the school’s Occult club. He paid a last visit to his sick grandfather in the hospital.
Unfortunately, things go sideways when the more senior members of the Occult society unwrap a powerful cursed object, putting everyone’s life in jeopardy. Fushiguro runs into Itadori on the way to school and the two of them hurry to class. They get there in time to save the schoolchildren.
When one of the curse spirits accidentally hurts Fushiguro, however, the situation soon deteriorates.
When the raven-haired sorcerer is threatened by the cursed spirits, Itadori takes it upon himself to save him by consuming the cursed item and bringing Ryomen Sukuna, the King of Curses, to life.
After this, our hero enrols at the Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technique College, where he meets Gojo, Kugisaki, and a slew of other future sorcerers.
Do I need to watch the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie before season 2?
With the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film serving as a prologue to the main series, we can say that we suggest it without saying that it is required viewing.
Swordsman Yuta Okkotsu is the main character of the film, and he will grow in importance throughout the rest of the Jujutsu Kaisen anime series (minor spoilers). You should check out the manga series in which he stars because he is one of the most well-known characters in it.
Additionally, the anime has a post-credits sequence that introduces elements that will be important in later episodes. Story-wise, it centres on Yuta’s return to Japan and incorporation into the main series; however, it is unknown at this time if he will appear in Jujutsu Kaisen season 2.
Seeking it out is also a good idea if you’re a completist, as it adds depth to the world and the curse-heavy premise of the universe while also telling a gripping story. If you’re really rushed for time, you can probably skip it, but we highly recommend watching it.