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‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ Manga Reaches Over 40 Million Copies In Circulation

by Serena Martinez / Apr 01, 2021 05:04 AM EDT
Yuji Itadori, Jujutsu Kaisen

It was reported on Wednesday by manga publisher Shueisha that Gege Akutami's popular manga series "Jujutsu Kaisen" has reached over 40 million copies in circulation. This number includes both physical and digital copies, including sold and not sold ones.

It is also confirmed that the circulation rose to 470% in the previous half-year ever since the anime adaptation premiered in Japan and streaming internationally. Here's how many copies were circulated per period: 8.5 million in early October, 10 million on October 29, 15 million on December 16, 20 million on January 13, 25 million on January 26, 30 million on February 9 and 35 million on March 4.

The anime adaptation aired its season finale last weekend and was well-praised by fans. As of press time, there is still no confirmation for a season 2. However, an anime movie is confirmed to be released.

"Jujutsu Kaisen" made its debut in Weekly Shonen Jump in March 2018. The manga has so far sold 36 million copies, both physical and digital release. The manga popularity has paved the way for an anime adaptation that premiered in Japan on October 2, 2020, and it will have 24 episodes in total. While the anime is broadcasted on MBS in Japan, the anime is streamed in the US and selected regions via Crunchyroll.

The series is centered on a high-school boy named Yuji Itadori. He mainly was wanted by his school's sports clubs to join, but honestly prefers being with the school's occult club. His life took a turn around and changed when the members have found what appears to be a cursed item that brings in lures dangerous creatures into the real world. With the urge to save his friends, Yuji swallowed one of these cursed items, which slowly awakens the legendary demon Ryoma Sukuna. With Sukuna now living in Yuji's body, Yuji must gather all the other fingers of Sukuna and learn to use his new abilities to save humans.  

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