Jujutsu Kaisen Author Gege Akutami Raises Concerns About Animators Working On Season 2 At MAPPA

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Thanks to the leaks of Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 225 which surfaced online, we know that Gege Akutami’s author comment this week revolves around the new trailer that was released for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2.

While he started off his author comment by praising the full-cut sakuga in the second trailer, he ended it on a concerning note.

As the quality of the animation was pretty good according to him, Akutami was concerned about the condition of the animators who were working on Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 at MAPPA.

“The full-cut sakuga in the second PV for the second season of the anime was so great! I’m worried about the [animators] on-site,” a translation of the author’s comment read.

It is not known if Gege was criticizing the working conditions of the animators at MAPPA or if he was showing concern in a good way for those who were giving their all, working on the second season.

However, thanks to MAPPA’s perceived bad name in the industry, people were quick to jump the gun and blame the studio once again for overworking its employees.

Some on the other hand praised the studio for going beyond the limits to produce anime titles which fans enjoyed watching.

Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 will start airing on July 6, 2023, and will run for two consecutive cours. The season will cover the hidden inventory and the Shibuya arc from the manga.

Season 1 of the anime adaptation by MAPPA aired from October 2020 to March 2021.

Jujutsu Kaisen is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Gege Akutami. It is currently being serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump since March 2018. The Jujutsu Kaisen chapters are collected and published by Shueisha, with 20 tankobon volumes released as of August 2022.

A movie adaptation of Jujutsu Kaisen prequel, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 premiered in Japan in December 2021. It had crossed the 10 billion yen mark in Japanese box office in 43 days, earning about 10,456,322,400 yen (about US$90.6 million) from 7,603,732 tickets on its 45th day.

MAL describes the plot of Jujutsu Kaisen as:

Hidden in plain sight, an age-old conflict rages on. Supernatural monsters known as “Curses” terrorize humanity from the shadows, and powerful humans known as “Jujutsu” sorcerers use mystical arts to exterminate them. When high school student Yuuji Itadori finds a dried-up finger of the legendary Curse Sukuna Ryoumen, he suddenly finds himself joining this bloody conflict.

Attacked by a Curse attracted to the finger’s power, Yuuji makes a reckless decision to protect himself, gaining the power to combat Curses in the process but also unwittingly unleashing the malicious Sukuna into the world once more. Though Yuuji can control and confine Sukuna to his own body, the Jujutsu world classifies Yuuji as a dangerous, high-level Curse who must be exterminated.

Detained and sentenced to death, Yuuji meets Satoru Gojou—a teacher at Jujutsu High School—who explains that despite his imminent execution, there is an alternative for him. Being a rare vessel to Sukuna, if Yuuji were to die, then Sukuna would perish too. Therefore, if Yuuji were to consume the many other remnants of Sukuna, then Yuuji’s subsequent execution would truly eradicate the malicious demon. Taking up this chance to make the world safer and live his life for a little longer, Yuuji enrolls in Jujutsu High, jumping headfirst into a harsh and unforgiving battlefield.

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