The Jujutsu Kaisen collection is something however cursed because the collection’ writer declares the manga will surpass 60 million copies in circulation earlier than the top of the 12 months.
The official Japanese Twitter account for the favored Weekly Shonen Soar collection introduced that the manga collection will surpass 60 million copies in circulation on Dec. 25. The manga’s circulation has elevated by over 700% within the final 12 months because the collection acquired extra consideration due to its well-received anime adaptation and its upcoming prequel film, Jujutsu Kaisen 0. This gross sales determine places the darkish fantasy collection throughout the high 50 best-selling manga of all time, and if it may well sustain this momentum, there is a very actual risk that it’s going to change into the nineteenth collection in historical past to interrupt the 100 million mark and take its place alongside older manga classics, reminiscent of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Naruto, Demon Slayer and Bleach.
Jujutsu Kaisen was created by Gege Akutami and start publication in 2018. The supernatural-action collection tells the story of Yuji Itadori, a younger man who unintentionally turns into the host of Ryomen Sukuna, a strong spirit. Sukuna is among the strongest members of a race often called Curses, that are souls which have been remodeled into monstrous beings that now search to hurt the dwelling.
An anime adaptation of the collection premiered in late 2020. The present was produced by MAPPA, the animation studio behind the ultimate season of Assault on Titan and the upcoming Chainsaw Man animated collection, and was directed Sunghoo Park, who beforehand directed The God of Excessive College. Whereas critics famous the collection’ similarities to earlier supernatural shonen anime collection reminiscent of Yu Yu Hakusho and Bleach, it nonetheless acquired widespread approval for its writing, artwork, struggle choreography and relatable characters. The collection was launched by Crunchyroll outdoors of Japan, who revealed that the anime was the second most watched present on the streaming service in 2020, simply behind the animated adaptation of Yuki Tabata’s Black Clover.
The manga is at present on observe to interrupt the 60 million mark by Dec. 25, only a day after the Japanese premiere of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, an animated film that takes place earlier than the occasions of the primary season of the anime. The film is an adaptation of a the manga “Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical College,” which was created by Akutami in 2017. The manga happened in the identical world as Jujutsu Kaisen and launched most of the characters and ideas that may later be expanded upon in Akutami’s later collection. A world launch for Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has not but been introduced, however given the collection’ large worldwide reputation, it is secure to imagine that the movie might be launched outdoors of Japan finally.
Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen manga is localized in English and is distributed in North America by Viz Media, whereas the anime collection is out there for streaming on Crunchyroll and HBO Max.
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