The Jujutsu Kaisen Team Discussed Their Expectations for the Sequel

The second season of the anime adaptation of the manga kaisen jujutsuproduced by the studios MAP, still in production. That was the only announcement made by the project’s production team during the event. Anime Expo 2022but it turns out that some comments were also made about it that may be of interest to more than one, especially since they reveal the intentions of the team for this sequel scheduled for the year 2023.

panel kaisen jujutsu included a look behind the scenes with Manabu Ohtsuka (Director general of MAPPA), Hiroshi Seko (writer) and Hiroaki Matsutani (producer TOHO). They welcomed the audience and were happy to see the fans again after a long time. In the question and answer session, each member of the study discussed the specific role they played in directing kaisen jujutsu. While Ohtsuka is the glue that helps weave the team’s talents into the final product, Seko takes the manga and adapts it into an episodic script, while Masutani’s role is to coordinate with the production committee to get the production going. forward.

When asked about adapting the manga to anime, Seko replied, “Images and text convey meaning. In the animation you have the sound, the music and other elements while you are making it». There is context that is missing in the text and they have to give it an extra layer in the animation.

From a marketing perspective, Matsutani says his day-to-day consists of thinking about how to make anime that MAPPA can market well. «We also act as a bridge between Gege Akutani and the fans.». Ohtsuka clarifies that the team expected Jujutsu Kaisen to be popular because they saw it as the next Kimetsu no Yaiba. Although Jujutsu Kaisen was not popular for the sake of popularity; he became a hit by himself.

After promising a behind-the-scenes look, they released a video with the director of the first season, Sunghoo Park. He talked about the challenges during production, but everyone has supported what he did Jujutsu Kaisen 0 It was a great movie in the end. Park said that he knew that Aoi Toudou is apparently very popular in the West, which drew cheers from the audience. «we are all brothers», he said while bending his hand. Park said he hopes fans will continue to support the second season of Jujutsu Kaisen.

When asked about the reception of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Ohtsuka admitted that they were surprised by box office sales in Japan and the United States, saying “they were great“. Matsutani stated that they were inspired by Toudou’s popularity overseas and that the team “very into it“. That’s not to say that Toudou isn’t popular in Japan, but it’s “amazing” for the team that he’s on par with Gojou overseas.

As much as she wanted to, Ohtsuka still couldn’t share anything. However, the Jujutsu Kaisen team is working hard to bring the next season soon. «Our animation producer couldn’t come, but we wanted to show the team’s hard collective effort to get to this point.» said Matsutani.

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