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【 Jujutsu Kaisen】Second season is confirmed! With comics selling like hotcakes, “The Second Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba,” is on the horizon

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A thorough examination of the possibility of producing a second season of the anime “Jujutsu Kaisen,” which began broadcasting in October 2020!
Based on the current state of this work, which has lived up to its high reputation and expectations, and has attracted many fans not only for the original work but also for the anime, we predict the future development of the anime!

Recordings and distribution are both strong! Second season is more than 99% sure!

出典 : Amazon.co.jp

The first volume of the Blu-ray/DVD of “Jujutsu Kaisen” is scheduled to be released on January 20, 2021.
Therefore, we have to wait until late January 2021 to get the exact sales data, but we can judge the good and bad sales to some extent from the reservation status on Amazon.
The disc reservation of Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the most popular anime in the fall 2020 school year. School Idol Club” among the anime of the 2020 Fall Cool, and it is expected to be one of the best in the same cool.

And even better than that is the distribution.

Domestically, it is ranked at the top of ABEMA’s popular video ranking (pay-per-view), and boasts the top distribution record among the anime of the 2020 Fall Cool.
It has already surpassed 100 million views on China’s Bilibili Video as of December 6, 2020, far surpassing the popularity of “Tonikaku Kawaii” in China.
Crunchyroll, a distribution service run by an American company, has also maintained the top position for the same school.

One of the main reasons why the anime has gained so much momentum is the response to episode 7, “Swoop.

This episode focuses on the battle between the main character, Yuji Itadori’s mentor and the strongest spellcaster, Satoru Gojo, and the special class of spell spirits.
Since the battle was between two people who were much higher ranked than the previous ones, a lot of effort was put into the drawing, and the battle was speedy and flashy, but even more shocking was the revelation of Gojo-sensei’s true face.

Since Gojo-sensei usually covers his eyes with a cloth or sunglasses, this episode was the first time his true face was shown in the anime.
Seeing the young and overwhelmingly handsome man, as well as the reason why he is the strongest, attracted a sudden surge of female fans.
As a result of the buzz on social networking sites, the pre-order rankings for each disc volume and the number of followers of the official account went up significantly.

Works that have produced such divine episodes tend to receive a reputation for being “easy to be bitten” and “easy to be talked about,” and tend to be developed into anime on a long-term basis because they are not just temporarily popular, but foresee further explosive hits.
Taking this into consideration, the second season of Jyujutsu Kaisen seems to be solid.

The biggest focus will be on whether we can become the “second Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”

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Although Jujutsu Kaisen is doing well in every aspect, such as disc pre-orders, distribution, and SNS response, the biggest effect of the anime is the sales of the original comics.
However, the biggest effect of the anime is the sales of the original comics. Since the start of the anime, all the volumes have been selling so well that they have reached the top of the rankings, and the number of copies sold is rapidly increasing.

There are only a few works that have experienced the same phenomenon, and one of them is “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba,” also a Jump work.
From the beginning of the anime’s broadcast, all volumes were heavily printed, and after August 2019, when episode 19, “Hinokami,” which became known as a divine episode, aired, all volumes began to chart at the top of the charts and continued to sell at a phenomenal rate.

Let’s compare the sales trend of Jujutsu Kaisen comics to when this Onimei no Blade started gaining momentum.

Total number of copies of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”

Jun 2018 *2.5 million copies (11 volumes) Anime adaptation
Nov 2018 *3 million copies (Volume 13)
Feb 2019 *3.5 million copies (Volume 14)
Mar 2019 *4.5 million copies (14 volumes)
Apr 2019 *5 million copies (Volume 15) Anime broadcast starts
May 2019 *6 million copies (15 volumes)
Jun 2019 *7 million copies (15 volumes)
Jul 2019 *8 million copies (Volume 16)
Sep 2019 12 million copies (16 volumes) Anime broadcast ends
Oct 2019 14 million copies (Volume 17)

Dec. 2020 120 million copies (23 volumes) Conclusion

Total number of copies of “Jujutsu Kaisen”

Nov 2019 *2.5 million copies sold (*7 volumes) Anime adaptation confirmed
Feb. 2020 *3.5 million copies (*9 volumes)
Mar. 2020 *4 million copies (10 volumes)
May 2020 *4.5 million copies (10 volumes)
Aug. 2020 *6.8 million copies (12 volumes)
Oct. 2020 *8.5 million copies (13 volumes) Anime broadcast starts
Nov. 2020 10 million copies (13 volumes)
Dec. 2020 12 million copies (13 volumes)

アニメ化決定から放送開始までの伸び、そしてアニメ放送中の伸び、いずれも呪術廻戦の方が上回っています。
よって、このまま伸び続ければ「第二の鬼滅」になる可能性も決してない訳ではありません。

In recent years, the entertainment industry has been in a situation where extreme concentration can easily occur.
We live in an age where popular works are spread through social networking sites and people all over the country want to share them.
Now that the last volume of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has been released, it is quite possible that the next boom will be in spell casting if this huge boom dies down.

We cannot ignore the fact that the genre is dark fantasy.
Since the release of “Attack on Titan”, this genre tends to be big when it hits the mark, and in fact, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is also in the dark fantasy category.
In fact, “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” is also in the dark fantasy category.

The work’s popularity with women is another point.
As has been the trend in recent years, support from the female demographic is essential for a work to become an explosive hit.
In this respect, Jujutsu Kaisen meets the requirements.

However, it still needs to be boosted again and again in order to become a hit of the level of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.

For example, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has a strong Japanese element, and each character has a sympathetic past, and the close-up on this has made it more acceptable to the parent generation.
In addition, not only the main characters, but also each of the pillars had their own backgrounds that were delved into, and each of them gained so many fans that they became the lord of their own castle, and female characters such as Shinobu and Kanawo had a huge following among small children. The popularity of the characters spread to various fields at a tremendous pace, and this seems to have led to such an explosive boom.

It would not be an exaggeration to say that in order for this kind of phenomenon to occur in the Jujutsu Kaisen, it depends not only on the main characters at the top of the popularity polls, but also on the rising popularity of the other characters.

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