The official website of the anime adaptation of Akutami Gege’s Jujutsu Kaisen has announced that the series is getting a second season for 2023. Gege released a new visual celebrating the announcement.
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).
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.
A second season of the Jujutsu Kaisen anime has been announced and is set to air in 2023.