This is a live-update article and it will be updated as new details about Jujutsu Kaisen Season 3 come our way. This is what we know so far.
"Jujutsu Kaisen" is still airing its second season but discussions are already shifting towards the potential of a third season. This anime, rooted in Gege Akutami's captivating manga, follows the story of Yuji Itadori, a high school student with extraordinary physical abilities. His life takes a dramatic turn when he consumes the finger of Ryomen Sukuna to save a classmate, inadvertently becoming host to this formidable curse. Under the guidance of Satoru Gojo, a master sorcerer, Itadori enrolls at Tokyo Jujutsu High School. Here begins his perilous journey to confront and eradicate curses, a path from which there is no return.
As of now, an official release date for "Jujutsu Kaisen" Season 3 remains unannounced. Neither the creators nor the production team have confirmed the renewal for a third season. However, based on the pattern observed in the release of the first two seasons, it is speculated that fans might see Season 3 around 2026-2027.
The reasoning behind this speculation is the two to three years gap observed between the first two seasons: the inaugural season aired from 2020 to 2021, while the second graced screens in 2023, expected to conclude in 2024.
However, there could be a problem that could hinder further development of the show, even the season 2 finale. The production house, MAPPA Studios, is reportedly overburdened, juggling multiple projects and placing undue stress on its animation team.
This strain has led to a critical juncture for "Jujutsu Kaisen." The animation team, grappling with intense pressure, sought a pause to delay an episode for a much-needed respite. This request, however, was not granted by the production team. Despite the high quality of recent episodes, this development has sparked fears among fans that future animation quality might suffer.
MAPPA Studios, known for their stellar work on the "Attack on Titan" finale, initially launched "Jujutsu Kaisen" with impressive results. But as the studio's workload increased, the cracks began to show. The denial of a break for the animators has only exacerbated the situation, with implications for the entire season's production.
The animation community has reacted strongly to this situation. kViN, a writer for the Sakuga Blog, expressed on Twitter that the fault does not lie with the young, ambitious creators employed by MAPPA. Instead, he points to the studio's poor planning as the root of the issue. His tweet underscores the unfairness of blaming the creators when the problem stems from higher-level management decisions.
Reminder that if you hire teams of young, materially ambitious creators because you want to exploit the bombastic appeal of their work, it's not their failing if it becomes impossible to comply with your studio's pathetic planning. *They* didn't doom the schedule, it already was— kViN 🌈🕒 (@Yuyucow) November 14, 2023
In a similar vein, discussions among Reddit users reflect growing concerns about the future of "Jujutsu Kaisen." Some speculate about the show's trajectory post-episode 18 of the current season, given the prevailing discontent. These discussions, although some were later removed, highlight the collective unease among fans and creators alike.
While MAPPA Studios remains silent on the matter, the resolution of this issue is crucial. Addressing the animators' grievances could not only improve their working conditions but also ensure that "Jujutsu Kaisen" continues to captivate its audience with the high-quality production it's known for.
Stay tuned for more updates on "Jujutsu Kaisen" Season 3 as we continue to track the latest developments in this thrilling anime saga.