When is the Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 release date? Since debuting in late 2019, the anime series Jujutsu Kaisen — which follows Yūji Itadori as he and his friends battle the evil beings known as Curses — has become a smash hit thanks to its unique blend of horror and fantasy.
Based on the manga by Gege Akutami, Jujutsu Kaisen has developed a reputation as one of the most exciting and, dare we say best anime series of recent years. In fact, the animated series is so popular that the 2021 movie, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 even held its own against The Batman at the box office in the US and the UK.
It’s unsurprising then that anime fans around the world are desperate to know when Yūji and his friends will be back to battle more evil Curses and find the rest of Ryomen Sukuna’s fingers. So what do we know about the Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 release date? Well, read on, my friend, and you’ll find out.
Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 cast
The cast of Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 includes Gojo Satoru at the center as we go back in time before the events of season 1.
On the villainous side, Geto Suguru is back as well, this time as a classmate though.
The voice cast rollover as well, with Adam McArthur, Kaiji Tang, Allega Clark, Xander Mobus, Matthew David Rudd, and Lex Lang in the main roles for the English dub. Should Kayleigh McKee reprise for Yuta, she’ll be there as well.
Here is the Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 cast list:
- Kaiji Tang as Satoru Gojō
- Junya Enoki as Yuji Itadori
- Lex Lang as Suguru Geto
- Anna Nagase as Riko Amanai
- Robbie Daymond as Megumi Fushiguro
- Takehito Koyasu as Toji Fushiguro
- Anne Yatco as Nobara Kugisaki
- Jun’ichi Suwabe as Ryomen Sukuna
Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 release date and reviews
Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 was released in Japan on Thursday, July 6, 2023.
The release date was announced, then the first Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 trailer arrived in March 2023. And since premiering, the new chapter has been receiving praise, with reviews for episode one being commended by critics for its visuals and brave storytelling as it diverts from the style of season 1.
However, there are still plenty of episodes to look forward to before we get a complete idea of Jujutsu Kaisen season 2’s reviews. Check out our Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 release schedule to find out when the next episode is set to drop.
Is there a Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 trailer?
Yes! In fact, there are two. The first trailer for Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 was released in March 2023, while another teaser came out in May 2023.
The teaser focuses on another prequel, this time focused on Gojo, set 11 years before the main show. This stretch of the manga is relatively short, but there isn’t any hint of what’s next, the infamous Shibuya Incident arc.
We got another tease in the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 ending and post-credit scene. It’s not much, but we know that Yuta will be returning to Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School after his time abroad. Or at least, that’s what’s implied. We’ll have to wait and see!
What will Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 be about?
Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 looks at Satoru Gojo’s younger days before moving into the Shibuya Incident. The next arc of the manga is called Gojo’s Past, and it’s littered with flashbacks to Satoru’s past.
This fits with Jujutsu Kaisen 0, where we got some insight into Satoru’s past friendship with the anime character Suguru Geto. As the overarching antagonist, Suguru will still be prominent in the new season since Choso, the third curse to spawn from Cursed Womb: Death Painting, has joined Suguru’s cause.
A key figure from this arc is Toji Fushiguro, and he has been confirmed to appear in Jujutsu Kaisen season 2. ComicBook noted an update to the official website for the series, teasing Toji as “a mysterious man commissioned to assassinate Riko Amanai; he’s known as the Sorcerer Killer.”
Meanwhile, we still have the slow burn of Sukuna gradually rising back to full strength. We probably won’t see that happen this season, but it seems like an ideal choice for something that could be teased for season 3, right?
Should you watch Jujutsu Kaisen 0 before season 2?
You don’t necessarily need to see Jujutsu Kaisen 0 before season 2.
These breakaway anime movies (even when they are canon) are usually written such that you can drop in and out without missing too much. It would be advisable to watch the film, though, to give you the full breadth of what’s going on and who’s who. For more information, you can read our Jujutsu Kaisen 0 review.
How many episodes will be in Jujutsu Kaisen season 2?
We expect there to be 24 episodes in Jujutsu Kaisen season 2. This is because season 1 of the hit anime series had that number of entries, and we imagine that the show’s next outing will follow the same pattern.
This is just speculation, though. So be sure to keep your eyes on this guide as we update you on all the latest info.
Where can you watch Jujutsu Kaisen?
Jujutsu Kaisen season 1 is available now on Crunchyroll in its entirety. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is also on the streaming service, and season 2 will be added on a weekly basis starting from July 6, 2023. For more information, check out our guide on how to watch Jujutsu Kaisen season 2.