It was in February 2022 when "Jujutsu Kaisen" first announced the coming of the anime's second season. Since then, nothing has been heard about "Jujutsu Kaisen" Season 2, which leads to many thinking that there may be a major delay in the production.
Since the announcement, there were only little details revealed about "Jujutsu Kaisen" Season 2. As the year is about to end and the Jump Festa 2023 is about to begin, will a new update come?
There are theories that the upcoming Jump Festa may not live up to the fans' expectations regarding the series' return.
Studio MAPPA first announced the coming of the second season earlier this year. It was complete with a key visual, with Gojo, Geto, and Ieri as Jujutsu High students.
It also revealed that the second iteration would follow the manga's events, adapting the Gojo's Past arc, with a 2023 release date. The said arc explores Gojo and Geto's relationship and the latter's decision to leave the sorcerer community, eventually becoming the antagonist seen in the prequel movie "Jujutsu Kaisen 0."
In September, a second "Jujutsu Kaisen" Season 2 visual was released during TOHO's 10th anniversary, confirming it would have two cours and adapt the Shibuya Incident arc in the second half. Hence, it might have 24 episodes, just like the first season.
The latest update MAPPA made was on November 1; the last time fans heard anything about the anime. With the Jump Festa 2023 coming, other studios have already been promoting their new content.
Sadly, MAPPA remains mum about it, prompting suspicions that the second season may be delayed. The studio has been known for taking on too many projects all at once, so it may be having difficulty balancing its time and doing several "high-stakes" productions simultaneously.
Add to that the recent scandal Geto's voice actor Takahiro Sakurai has been through and his sudden removal from the Jump Super Stage panel. The studio is probably looking for a new cast to replace him in "Jujutsu Kaisen" Season 2.
But fans still hope to hear some good news at the Jump Festa, and a new teaser will already do for them.
Meanwhile, just like other big anime series like "Demon Slayer," it can't be denied that "Jujutsu Kaisen" has also been a massively popular supernatural shonen anime. Its first season premiered in October 2020, following the story of Yuji Itadori, an incredibly strong high school student enrolled at Tokyo Jujutsu High as an apprentice jujutsu sorcerer.
From there, he becomes the host to a powerful curse spirit, Sukuna, who wants to regain his physical form and conquer the world. That said, all eyes are now on "Jujutsu Kaisen" Season 2.