The rebroadcast of the anime’s first season will start on April 3rd at 5:00 pm JST on MBS and TBS.
The main cast of the first season includes:
- Junya Enoki (Nasa Yuzaki in Tonikaku Kawaii) leads the cast as Yuji Itadori
- Yuuma Uchida (Yuuma Kousaka from Gundam Build Fighters Try) as Megumi Fushiguro
- Asami Seto (Chihaya Ayase from Chihayafuru) voices the role of Nobara Kugisaki
- Yuuichi Nakamura (Kyousuke Kousaka in Oreimo) returns to voice Satoru Gojou
- Kouki Uchiyama (Seiya Kanie from Amagi Brilliant Park) as Toge Inumaki
- Mikako Komatsu (Neko in K) is back to voice Maki Zenin
- Tomokazu Seki (Itaru Hashida from Steins;Gate) as Panda
The first season of anime premiered in Fall/Autumn 2020 and ran for a total of 24 episodes. The series was animated by studio MAPPA (Zankyou no Terror, Yuri!! on Ice) and directed by Sung Hoo Park (The God of High School, Garo). A second season of the anime has been announced.
The anime was followed up with a prequel film in 2021 titled Jujutsu Kaisen 0, which has grossed over ¥ 10.4 Billion (~ US$90.6 Million).
Jujutsu Kaisen 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 from April 2017 till June 2017. The short series was published under Shueisha’s Jump GIGA magazine. Jujutsu Kaisen began in the following year in Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, where a total of 18 volumes have been published. To date, a total of 50 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:
Idly indulging in baseless paranormal activities with the Occult Club, high schooler Yuuji Itadori spends his days at either the clubroom or the hospital, where he visits his bedridden grandfather. However, this leisurely lifestyle soon takes a turn for the strange when he unknowingly encounters a cursed item. Triggering a chain of supernatural occurrences, Yuuji finds himself suddenly thrust into the world of Curses—dreadful beings formed from human malice and negativity—after swallowing the said item, revealed to be a finger belonging to the demon Sukuna Ryoumen, the “King of Curses.”
Yuuji experiences first-hand the threat these Curses pose to society as he discovers his own newfound powers. Introduced to the Tokyo Metropolitan Jujutsu Technical High School, he begins to walk down a path from which he cannot return—the path of a Jujutsu sorcerer.
The Jujutsu Kaisen anime will be broadcasted on MBS and TBS from April 3rd.