Has the popular anime series Jujutsu Kaisen been renewed for season 2 and if so, what date could it potentially release online?
Aside from the fourth and final season of Attack on Titan, Jujutsu Kaisen was the biggest anime of the Winter 2021 slate. However, not a single fan of this series will be too surprised by its success.
Arguably the very best that a Shonen-anime can be, the series has benefitted from some of the best animation and artwork that many of us have ever seen.
The first season of Jujutsu Kaisen concluded on Crunchyroll in late-March, but has the anime been renewed for season 2?
Jujutsu Kaisen season 2…
- At the time of writing, Jujutsu Kaisen has not been officially renewed for season 2, but it’s likely only a matter of time before an announcement is made by MAPPA.
Despite there not being an official announcement concerning the future of the Jujutsu Kaisen anime, it’s almost guaranteed that the series will return in the future.
Not only is Jujutsu Kaisen did season 1 end with a “To be continued” tagline, but the series is easily popular enough to warrant a renewal and there is plenty of source material left to adapt.
The official viewership statistics may not be available; however, no one is doubting the popularity and success of this anime. Currently, Jujutsu Kaisen is scoring an 8.8/10 on IMDB, 4.8/5 on Crunchyroll, 8.77/10 on MyAnimeList whilst sitting at the ranked 33rd best anime of all time.
There is also plenty of source material left to adapt for more seasons of the anime. According to Monsters and Critics, season 1 covered up until (roughly) chapter 64 of Volume 8.
The excellent news for fans of the series is that 143 chapters of the manga have been published so far; with potentially enough material there for at least another two seasons.
Interestingly, MBS’ Chief Programming Director Hajime Yokota said recently that they have “no concrete information at the moment” regarding season 2 – so the networks are keeping their cards close to their chest.
It will likely only be a matter of time before an official announcement confirming Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 is made, so keep checking back in for the latest updates!
Jujutsu Kaisen season 2: Expected release date…
As Jujutsu Kaisen has not yet been officially renewed, there is no information available regarding the release date for season 2. However, we can make some predictions on when the second season could premiere based on the production schedule of season 1.
The anime was announced in late-November 2019 and premiered in October 2020. Assuming that season 2 will follow a similar production schedule, fans can expect Jujutsu Kaisen to return in either December-2021 on the Winter slate or April-2022 on the Spring slate.
However, with the news of the Jujutsu Kaisen movie in the works (see below), this could push the season 2 premiere back until mid-2022.
Jujutsu Kaisen movie…
On March 23rd, numerous reports were circulating social media that a domain had been registered for a Jujutsu Kaisen movie, titled ‘jujutsukaisen-movie.jp.
Then, only hours before the season 1 finale, the Jujutsu Kaisen movie was officially confirmed.
The movie will release in December 2021 and will be called ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’, focusing on the prequel story to the series.