Gege Akutami's Dark Fantasy Manga Jujutsu Kaisen to Get TV Anime

Junya Enoki (Jona Basta in Gundam Narrative) is cast as the protagonist Yuji Itadori

A TV anime adaptation of Gege Akutami's dark fantasy manga Jujutsu Kaisen is now in the works. The news was officially revealed in this year's latest 52nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine released today in Japan.

 

While its main staff and broadcast schedule are currently kept under wraps, its three main voice cast members are confirmed: Junya Enoki (Jona Basta in Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative) as the 15-year-old protagonist Yuji Itadori, Yuma Uchida (Hayate Immelmann in Macross Delta) as Megumi Fushiguro, and Asami Seto (Raphtalia in The Rising of the Shield Hero) as Nobara Kugisaki.  

 

 

As the 27-year-old author's first weekly serialization work, the manga has been serialized in the magazine since March 2018 and so far seven tankobon volumes have been available in Japan. Its English edition has been simulreleased on the app and website Manga Plus since January 2019. The site introduces its story as below: 

  

For some strange reason, Yuji Itadori, despite his insane athleticism would rather just hang out with the Occult Club. However, her soon finds out that the occult is as real as it gets when his fellow club members are attacked! Meanwhile, the mysterious Megumi Fushiguro is tracking down a special-grade cursed object, and his search leads him to Itadori...

 

 

The manga was featured on the cover of Weekly Shonen Jump:

  

 

Tankobon 1st and 7th volume covers:

 


 

Source: TV anime "Jujutsu Kaisen" official Twitter

  

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