To commemorate the release of volume 23 along with the achievement of surpassing 80 million copies in circulation, the official Twitter account of Jujutsu Kaisen revealed a special live-action themed promo video on July 5, 2023.
The PV aims to encapsulate the enchanting world of the series with the compelling theme of “between dream and reality,” giving fans a chance to witness the the world of Jujutsu Kaisen come to life.
By July 2023, the Jujutsu Kaisen manga had over 80 million copies in circulation, including related novels, digital versions and Jujutsu Kaisen 0, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time.
Jujutsu Kaisen is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Gege Akutami. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shonen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump since March 2018, with its chapters collected and published in 23 tankobon volumes as of July 2023.
Season 1 of the anime adaptation by MAPPA aired from October 2020 to March 2021.
Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 will start airing on July 6, 2023, and will run for two consecutive cours. The season will cover the hidden inventory and the Shibuya arc from the manga.
A movie adaptation of Jujutsu Kaisen prequel, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 premiered in Japan in December 2021. It had crossed the 10 billion yen mark at the Japanese box office in 43 days, earning about 10,456,322,400 yen (about US$90.6 million) from 7,603,732 tickets on its 45th day.
MAL describes the plot of Jujutsu Kaisen as:
Hidden in plain sight, an age-old conflict rages on. Supernatural monsters known as “Curses” terrorize humanity from the shadows, and powerful humans known as “Jujutsu” sorcerers use mystical arts to exterminate them. When high school student Yuuji Itadori finds a dried-up finger of the legendary Curse Sukuna Ryoumen, he suddenly finds himself joining this bloody conflict.
Attacked by a Curse attracted to the finger’s power, Yuuji makes a reckless decision to protect himself, gaining the power to combat Curses in the process but also unwittingly unleashing the malicious Sukuna into the world once more. Though Yuuji can control and confine Sukuna to his own body, the Jujutsu world classifies Yuuji as a dangerous, high-level Curse who must be exterminated.
Detained and sentenced to death, Yuuji meets Satoru Gojou—a teacher at Jujutsu High School—who explains that despite his imminent execution, there is an alternative for him. Being a rare vessel to Sukuna, if Yuuji were to die, then Sukuna would perish too. Therefore, if Yuuji were to consume the many other remnants of Sukuna, then Yuuji’s subsequent execution would truly eradicate the malicious demon. Taking up this chance to make the world safer and live his life for a little longer, Yuuji enrols in Jujutsu High, jumping headfirst into a harsh and unforgiving battlefield.