In an eagerly awaited announcement, Crunchyroll confirmed this Friday that the much-anticipated second season of the anime sensation, Jujutsu Kaisen, is scheduled to start streaming from July 6.
Alongside the original Japanese version with English subtitles, Crunchyroll will also provide dubbed versions in various languages, namely English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Castilian Spanish, and Russian, thereby ensuring a broader reach and inclusivity for anime enthusiasts worldwide.
Delving into the second season, Crunchyroll provided an intriguing glimpse into what fans can expect:
The narrative catapults us back to spring 2006, where we witness the beginning of a story that forever changes the lives of two peerless jujutsu sorcerers from Jujutsu High, Gojo Satoru and Geto Suguru. Tasked by Tengen, the cornerstone of the jujutsu community, they are entrusted with two pivotal missions. The first entails the protection and subsequent erasure of “Star Plasma Vessel”, Amanai Riko, identified as the ideal candidate to merge with Tengen. The seemingly simple escort mission takes an unexpected turn when an assassin named Fushiguro interferes in a bid to eliminate the Star Plasma Vessel. As the drama unfolds, viewers will gain insight into the formative years of the characters destined to become the most powerful jujutsu sorcerer and the most nefarious curse user.
Mark your calendars as the second season premieres on July 6 on MBS and TBS, and their 28 affiliated channels. With Shōta Goshozono, noted for his directorial efforts on Jujutsu Kaisen episodes 8 and 17, stepping into the role of the anime’s director, viewers are in for an exhilarating ride.
Season 2 also introduces new cast members, including Anna Nagase as Riko Amanai and Takehito Koyasu as Toji Fushiguro. Audiences will be treated to the opening theme song “Ao no Sumika” (Blue House) by Tatsuya Kitani, while Soushi Sakiyama graces the ending with “Akari” (Lantern).
Jujutsu Kaisen’s second season promises a longer run, set to air for two cours, equivalent to a half-year stint. Adaptations will cover both the “Hidden Inventory / Premature Death” (“Kaigyoku/Gyokusetsu”) arc and the “Shibuya Incident” arc from Gege Akutami’s original manga.
The first season of the Jujutsu Kaisen television anime debuted in October 2020 with a successful 24-episode run.
The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 anime film saw its release in Japan in December 2021, and in the U.S. and Canada, with English subtitles and dub, in March 2022. This enduring global appeal sets high expectations for the upcoming second season, and anime lovers worldwide are bracing for an exciting journey ahead.