Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen has become a cultural phenomenon, especially after its initial blow-up from the first season.
Many people expected the critically acclaimed season season of Jujutsu Kaisen to have a similar effect, if not something bigger like the Demon Slayer effect.
However, the sales reports in Japan since the release of the new season have puzzled the fans.
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After the hype explosion and fall, the series has been established sales wise. The new anime season has surely helped this and stopped the slow decline it was suffering.
Still it's one of the best-selling series right now. pic.twitter.com/oREGd6bQAp
— 寿 三井 (@Josu_ke) November 11, 2023
So far, the manga’s sales haven’t translated to its previous commercial peak, but, hope isn’t lost as there’s still quite a bit of time for the season to truly show its effect.
About Jujutsu Kaisen
In October 2020, Mappa adapted the manga into a TV anime that ran for 24 episodes.
The second season will run for two cours consecutively starting July 6 and cover the Hidden Inventory Arc in the first cour.
The first cour has already ended, and the second cour began on August 31 and covers the Shibuya Incident Arc.
Crunchyroll describes season two as:
This is the innocent spring that the two strongest lost forever. Itadori Yuji took Ryomen Sukuna into his own body in June 2018. Okkotsu Yuta freed Orimoto Rika from her curse in December 2017.
And now it’s spring 2006. Gojo Satoru and Geto Suguru, two peerless jujutsu sorcerers from Jujutsu High, have been given two missions by Tengen, an immortal known as the cornerstone of the jujutsu community.
One mission is the escorting and erasure of the “Star Plasma Vessel”, Amanai Riko, the girl chosen as the best match to merge with Tengen.
So the two of them set out on their escort mission in order to keep the jujutsu community going, but an assassin calling himself Fushiguro interferes in an attempt to assassinate the Star Plasma Vessel.