Crunchyroll is announcing that the highly-anticipated anime “Jujutsu Kaisen” will head to the platform exclusively as part of Crunchyroll’s upcoming anime season this October. The series will be available to the anime community worldwide, outside of Asia.
“Jujutsu Kaisen” is a dark fantasy, horror series that follows the life of teenager Yuji Itadori who finds himself entangled in an epic battle between sorcerers and powerful curses, even becoming possessed himself.
“Crunchyroll has a community of more than 70 million registered users with more than 40 million followers across social, so we’re deeply connected to the stories and genres we know will resonate with our fans,” said John Leonhardt, head of consumer products, Crunchyroll. “The upcoming series ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ is an action-packed horror adventure and is available for license across categories. We know the global anime community will be so excited to enjoy a range of consumer products to celebrate their love for this series.”
MAPPA, the powerhouse animation studio, will animate the series with Sunghoo Park leading the show’s direction. MAPPA and Park recently teamed up for Crunchyroll Original series “The God of High School” so fans are in for an otherworldly treat once the show premieres only on Crunchyroll this fall.
The manga for “Jujutsu Kaisen” launched in 2018 and as of June 2020, more than 6.5 million copies are currently in circulation. For fans eager to catch up on the manga before the show premieres, “Jujutsu Kaisen” is published by Shueisha in Japan and VIZ Media in the United States.
“Jujutsu Kaisen” is available for license across all categories, worldwide outside of Asia. Interested parties are encouraged to reach out to the Crunchyroll team for more information.