JUJUTSU KAISEN TV Anime Throws Down in 1st Trailer, Announces Staff and October Release
The upcoming TV anime adaptation is based on the Shonen Jump manga by Gege Akutami
The first trailer for the TV anime adaptation of Gege Akutami's Weekly Shonen Jump manga JUJUTSU KAISEN was finally released today, giving fans a good finger on the pulse of what to expect from this long-awaited series. Alongside the trailer, the staff was announced, as were some additional cast members, and the upcoming October release date.
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Helming the adaptation at anime studio MAPPA is director Sunghoo Park (Garo -Vanishing Line-, upcoming The God of High School TV anime), with series composition and screenplay written by Hiroshi Seko (Mob Psycho 100, Attack on Titan) and character designs by Tadashi Hiramatsu (Yuri!!! on ICE, Parasyte -the maxim-). Handling the music will be Hiroaki Tsutsumi, Yoshimasa Terui, and Arisa Okehazama.
It was also announced that Junichi Suwabe (Shota Aizawa in My Hero Academia) will be voicing the character of Sukuna.
Previously released teaser visual:
Previously, it was announced that Junya Enoki (Pannacotta Fugo in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind) will be voicing the 15-year-old protagonist Yuji Itadori, Yuma Uchida (Kyo Soma in Fruits Basket) will be voicing Megumi Fushiguro, and Asami Seto (Mai Sakurajima in Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai) will be playing Nobara Kugisaki.
Viz Media has licensed the manga series for an English speaking audience, releasing the manga chapters as it comes out in Japan. They describe the first volume as such:
Although Yuji Itadori looks like your average teenager, his immense physical strength is something to behold! Every sports club wants him to join, but Itadori would rather hang out with the school outcasts in the Occult Research Club. One day, the club manages to get their hands on a sealed cursed object. Little do they know the terror they’ll unleash when they break the seal…
JUJUTSU KAISEN is scheduled to broadcast starting in October during the "Super Animeism" block on MBS, TBS, and their affiliates on Friday nights.
Sources: Jujutsu Kaisen on Twitter, Comic Natalie
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.