Jujutsu Kaisen is the newest franchise to join Universal Studios’ expanding roster of fascinating promotions and attractions that will rarely be seen outside Japan.
Universal Studios Japan is a major hub for adapting some of the most popular anime properties into theme park attractions. They include sections of the park dedicated to characters from Attack on Titan, One Piece, and Sailor Moon.
Now, it appears that one of the most popular Shonen titles is on its way to the amusement park. Jujutsu Kaisen has revealed that a collaboration between the animated series and Universal Studios is coming this fall.
Jujutsu Kaisen and Universal Studios collaboration
Universal Studios Japan’s official Twitter account revealed that Universal studios would add attractions based on Gege Akutami’s smash-hit shonen anime and manga to the theme park.
According to the park’s website, the collaboration will begin on September 16, 2022, and last through July 2, 2023.
he official tweet teases, “Appearing in front of you with an inconceivable feeling of reality, experience the fierce battle between (Yuji) Itadori and the Curses!” implying there could be some form of Jujutsu Kaisen-themed virtual reality event.
Unfortunately for North American fans, Universal Studios has not indicated that its Western parks, Universal Studios Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood, will have anime-themed attractions.
However, one major attraction is making its way from Japan to California in Super Nintendo World. The attraction focusing on Mario and his other video game characters will reach North America in 2023. Anime lovers are hoping that some anime attractions will jump as well.
The Jujutsu Kaisen franchise
It’s no surprise Universal chose Jujutsu Kaisen for its latest anime collaboration. Since its inception in 2017 by author and illustrator Gege Akutami, the series has quickly evolved into one of Japan’s most extensive entertainment franchises of the previous decade. It is already one of the best-selling manga of all time, with over 65 million copies in print.
The first season of an anime adaptation produced by MAPPA (Attack on Titan: The Final Season, Chainsaw Man) concluded in early 2021. It was followed by the release of the film Jujutsu Kaisen 0 at the end of 2021. The prequel film was a commercial triumph. It became the highest-grossing Japanese film of 2021 and one of the most popular anime films.
VIZ Media publishes Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen manga in English. Crunchyroll has the first season of the anime accessible for streaming. A second season of the TV show is in the works, with the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 release date set for 2023.
Would you go to Universal Studios Japan to see the Jujutsu Kaisen attraction? What other anime series should be given the opportunity to have their theme park attractions? Let us know in the comments.