Jujutsu Kaisen comes on Netflix this October; Official trailer released

The much anticipated new horror-fantasy anime Jujutsu Kaisen just dropped its first full-length trailer and fans can get enough of it.

The 1.30 min long trailer, streaming on the studio Toho Animation’s official YouTube channel promises a dark storyline, with lots of action.

When and where to watch Jujutsu Kaisen

Anime Jujutsu Kaisen is set to release in October 2020, across MBS and TBS network’s 28 stations in Japan, along with digital platforms like Netflix as clear from this tweet.

Mappa announces staff and cast for Jujutsu Kaisen

Photo: Yuji Itadori from Jujutsu Kaisen (Credit: Toho Animation)

The announcement came from its production house Mappa’s official Twitter handle, along with a fresh list of staff working on the project and cast for its voice actors.

  • Yuuji Itadori: Junya Enoki
  • Megumi Fushiguro: Yuuma Uchida
  • Nobara Kugisaki: Asami Veto
  • Satoru Gojou: Yuuichi Nakamura

Sunghoo Park is directing the series, while Hiroshi Seko has taken charge of composition and script. Tadashi Hiramatsu is designing the characters and Hiroaki Tsutsumi, Yoshimasa Terui, and Arisa Okehazama will collectively be responsible for the show’s music.

Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen

Photo Credit: Screenshot/ Toho Aimation

The anime will be adapted from one of the best-selling horror manga of the same name, which is serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump since March 2018.

Shueisha releases its individual chapters, while Viz media is responsible for its English translations.

It tells the story of highschooler Yuji Itadori and his friends at the Occult Club, who end up unearthing a cursed rotting finger and supernatural horrors are unleashed.

The TV anime adaptation of Gege Akutami’s (in)famous manga series ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ is expected to be one of the most eyeball grabbing releases to hit our screens this year.

Given the cult following surrounding the manga, often crowned ‘GOAT’ by its fandom, it is surprising that fans are comparing this to the likes of Tokyo Ghoul.

Keep an eye on this section for the English translated trailer of the show.


Oricon: Japan loves Star Wars over One Piece during lockdown

Oricon’s latest sales numbers are out for April 2020 and there is an unexpected twist according to their fresh ranking.

Going by Oricon’s latest sales stats, TV anime Demon Slayer unsurprisingly managed to retain its number one spot as the most loved franchise in Japan.

It was followed by an unexpected entrant on the list. Disney owned sci-fi extravaganza Star Wars found remarkable success among Japanese fans, making it the second-most-loved franchise.

The final installment of the 9-part long movie series titled Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker released last year in December. All episodes of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars also dropped on Disney + last month.

After this unexpected departure from non-Japanese production, anime 5-Toubon No Hanayahome took up the third spot on the list based on the manga’s sales. It is followed by the all-time favorite anime One Piece on the fourth spot, and the stage-play Touken Ranbu at 5th spot.

There is no denying the fact that the entertainment industry has taken a major hit during this coronavirus pandemic. In Japan, apart from the live-action dramas and movies, several animation projects had to be either canned or delayed. 

But that doesn’t mean video consumption has slowed down, with millions under lockdown. In fact, it is quite the opposite, if Oricon’s numbers are to be believed.

Oricon is a Japanese enterprise that providing market data and ranking information for music, video, books, and more.

The complete list of the top 20 franchises and their sales performance is available on Oricon’s official website.