Jujutsu Kaisen 2 confirmed to have 2 cours in 2023: What is the Shibuya Incident Arc?

Key visual for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2.
Key visual for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2. Pic credit: @jujutsukaisen.jp

During the Toho Animation 10th Anniversary Stream event a key visual for the second season of the anime adaptation of Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen adventure, dark fantasy, supernatural manga was released.

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 will premiere in 2023 and the story will follow the events of the Shibuya Incident Arc, which takes place in the manga.

The sequel will have back-to-back cours (a total of 24 episodes, lasting for about 6 months) and Studio MAPPA is responsible for the animation production.

A new trailer was unveiled during the stream, but people outside of Japan aren’t able to see the trailer yet. We will update this article with the trailer once it becomes available for people in the U.S.

Key visual for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, featuring Yuji Itadori, Megumi Fushiguro, Nobara Nugisaki and Satoru Gojo.
Key visual for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, featuring Yuji Itadori, Megumi Fushiguro, Nobara Nugisaki and Satoru Gojo. Pic credit: @jujutsukaisen.jp

What occurs in the Shibuya Incident Arc?

The Shibuya Incident Arc is the 7th Story Arc in Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen. The story follows the entire Shibuya Incident, which occurs on October 31, 2018.

The members of the deadly alliance between cursed spirits and curse users that was forged by Mahito and Psudeo-Geto decide to finally make their move to seal Satoru Gojo.

Fan art of the dastardly duo - Mahito and Pseudo-Geto.
Fan art of the dastardly duo – Mahito and Pseudo-Geto. Pic credit: Viva Berry/pinterest.co.uk

For those who need a refresher, Mahito is a cursed spirit, who has allied himself with Pseduo-Geto. He will be one of the main villains in the Shibuya Incident Arc. He wants to eradicate humanity and replace the population with cursed spirits.

For those who need a refresher, Pseudo-Geto, otherwise known as Kenjaku, is an ancient sorcerer whose goal is to force humanity to evolve by using cursed energy. He wants to usher in a new “golden age” of jujutsu sorcery that will parallel the Heian Era. He has a cursed technique, which allows him to transplant his brain into different bodies in order to possess them. Kenjaku has inhabited different bodies throughout the centuries and has assumed countless identities.

150 years ago, he possessed Noritoshi Kamo and became known as history’s evilest sorcerer and the black sheep of the Kamo Family. Currently, Kenjaku possesses the body of the deceased Suguru Geto – who Satoru Gojo claimed was his only real friend even though they ended up becoming enemies. Kenjaku is using his Cursed Spirit Manipulation on Suguru Geto’s body in order to assume the identity Pseudo-Geto.

Given the fact that Suguru Geto thought highly of Satoru Gojo in the past and saw him as a rival it will be interesting to see if Kenjaku chose the wrong body to mess with.

Will Gojo really be sealed? Or will Gojo find an unlikely ally in the ghost of his past friend? You’ll have to watch Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 in order to find out!

Where can I read the manga or watch the anime?

In March 2018, Jujutsu Kaisen began serialization in Shueisha’s shonen manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump, and its chapters have been collected into 20 tankobon volumes as of August 2022.

The story centers on a high school student, Yuji Itadori, who ends up joining a secret organization of Jujutsu Sorcerers in order to eliminated a powerful curse named Ryomen Sukuna, which has become a part of Yuji.

The English version of the manga has been licensed by Viz Media for release in North America. Shueisha also publishes the English version via their online platform Manga Plus.

From October 2020 to March 2021, a 24-episode anime TV series by Studio MAPPA aired on MBS in Japan. Crunchyroll licensed the series for streaming outside of Asia and its English dub premiered in November 2021. Currently, Crunchyroll is streaming Jujutsuu Kaisen Season 1 and the movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0.

Are you looking forward to Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2? Let us know in the comment section below!

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