Jujutsu Kaisen Is All Set To End Its Manga This Year

Despite this, the story's characters are incredibly well-rounded and relatable. This is especially true for the main character, Itadori, who has been on a journey that's both harrowing and heart-warming at times.

Manta Ray
May 10, 2023 2:04 PM

Ever since the unsealing of Gojo caused a huge stir in the Jujutsu Kaisen fanbase, there's been considerable speculation about the series' end date. And while fans have made guesses ranging from within the next few months to as long as a few years, it looks like writer Gege Akutami is ready to bring the story to its proper conclusion.

Back in a 2020 interview, Akutami confirmed that Jujutsu Kaisen would not continue forever, noting that he had a clear ending in mind for the manga. He then doubled down on this statement in a January edition of Weekly Shonen Jump, which he shared to Twitter. The implication is that Akutami intends to wrap up the series by the end of 2023.

In the world of Jujutsu Kaisen, all living beings emanate energy that is referred to as Cursed Energy (Zhou Li , Juyoku) because it is imbued with negative emotions. If this energy is not reclaimed or channeled, it will radiate from the body in the form of curses or spirits that seek to cause harm. As a result, the hero of Jujutsu Kaisen is charged with reclaiming and fighting against these creatures.

Unlike most shounen where the heroes need to surpass their opponents' prowess in order to bring them to a heroic end, Jujutsu Kaisen has always had an edgy tone that allows the villains to have the upper hand. As a result, the villains can be just as powerful and terrifying as the heroes.

The story's bleak atmosphere is part of the reason it has such an enduring fan base. It's a dark and blood-soaked world filled with curses, exorcism, hauntings, and of course, plenty of violence. In fact, it's a shounen that's not afraid to depict death in the most graphic and gut-wrenching way possible.

This is one of the reasons why a Jujutsu Kaisen anime adaptation was so successful when it premiered in October 2020. The show ran for 24 episodes and went on to win several awards, including Anime of the Year at Crunchyroll's 5th Anime Awards.

If you're interested in checking out the manga, you can find it in English on Viz Media's digital Weekly Shonen Jump and on their Manga Plus simulpub platform. Two novels have also been released, and a 24-episode anime adaptation was produced by MAPPA in Japan. It is currently streaming on Crunchyroll.

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