The latest issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump has announced that Akutami Gege’s Jujutsu Kaisen (Sorcery Fight) manga is getting a TV anime adaptation. The announcement has also revealed the first 3 cast members of the series.
The first 3 cast members of the upcoming anime have been announced and consists of:
- Junya Enoki (Takeru Takaishi in Digimon Adventure tri.) voicing the role of Yuuji Itadori
- Yuuma Uchida (Yuuma Kousaka in Gundam Build Fighters Try) as Megumi Fushiguro
- Asami Seto (Chihaya Ayase from Chihayafuru) voicing as Nobara Kugisaki
All cast members will be present during the Jujutsu Kaisen stage event at Jump Festa 2020. The event will take place on December 22nd.
Jujutsu Kaisen (Sorcery Fight) is a supernatural action manga written and illustrated by Akutami Gege. The series originally began as a short series titled Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Tokyo Toritsu Jujutsu Koutou Senmon Gakkou (Tokyo Metropolitan Magic Technical School) that ran for a total of 4 volumes. The short ran from April 2017 till June 2017 under Shueisha’s Jump GIGA magazine. Jujutsu Kaisen began in the following year in Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, where a total of 7 volumes have been published. To date, a total of 2 million copies of the manga are in circulation. The series has also been nominated for the 65th Shogakukan Manga Awards in the Shounen division. The series has also received a spin-off light novel titled Jujutsu Kaisen: Iku Natsu to Kaeru Aki (Sorcery Fight: The Soaring Summer and Returning Autumn).
Here is the series synopsis from MAL:
Yuuji is a genius at track and field. But he has zero interest running around in circles, he’s happy as a clam in the Occult Research Club. Although he’s only in the club for kicks, things get serious when a real spirit shows up at school! Life’s about to get really strange in Sugisawa Town #3 High School!
A TV anime adaptation of the Jujutsu Kaisen manga has been announced and is currently in production.