Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2: Episode Count, Plot, and Release Details
Jujutsu Kaisen exploded onto the anime scene in 2020, becoming one of the most popular new anime series that year. The dark fantasy action anime, based on the manga by Gege Akutami, tells the story of Yuji Itadori, a high school student who becomes host to the incredibly powerful Cursed Spirit Ryomen Sukuna. In order to harness this strange new power inside him, Yuji enrolls in the Tokyo Metropolitan Jujutsu Technical High School to train as a Jujutsu Sorcerer and help defeat Cursed Spirits.
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Season 1 of the anime adaptation by MAPPA Studios covered the first major story arc of the manga up to chapter 63. It left fans eagerly anticipating the next part of the story to be animated. Luckily, a second season was confirmed shortly after the first season finished airing.
Overview of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 picks up right where Season 1 left off. It consists of 23 total episodes, split into two main story arcs from the manga:
- Gojo’s Past (Hidden Inventory/Premature Death) arc – episodes 1-5
- Shibuya Incident arc – episodes 6-23
The first five episodes are part of a flashback explaining the backstory of one of the most powerful sorcerers, Satoru Gojo, and his rivalry with his former friend Suguru Geto.
The rest of the season focuses on the catastrophic Shibuya Incident, where Geto sets loose a huge swarm of Cursed Spirits in downtown Shibuya, leading to intense battles between sorcerers and curses. This incident changes the direction of the entire story going forward.
Below is a complete episode guide for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2:Episode # | Arc | Episode Title 1-5 | Gojo’s Past | Hidden Inventory 6-23 | Shibuya Incident | Various
In total, there are 18 episodes devoted to the climactic Shibuya Incident storyline.
Gojo’s Past Storyline
The first five episodes of Season 2 take a step back from the main storyline to showcase the backstories of Satoru Gojo and Suguru Geto through the Hidden Inventory arc. It explains their time together at Jujutsu High School in Tokyo and the tragic events that turned childhood friends into bitter enemies.
Key events in Gojo’s past include:
- Meeting a young Megumi Fushiguro
- Battling the Special Grade Cursed Spirit Toji Fushiguro
- The death of Gojo’s close friend Shoko Ieiri
- Geto descending into madness and defecting from Jujutsu High
These five episodes provide crucial context for understanding the actions of Gojo and Geto during the Shibuya Incident later in the season. It also spotlights the immense power ceiling for Jujutsu Sorcerers in the series, showcasing just how terrifyingly strong Gojo is compared to almost anyone else.
Shibuya Incident Storyline
The remaining 18 episodes of Season 2 tackle the catastrophic Shibuya Incident arc of the manga in all its complex, emotionally-charged glory.
The basic premise involves Suguru Geto leading an army of Cursed Spirits to attack civilians in downtown Shibuya district of Tokyo. His goals are to expose regular people to the horror of Curses and create more chaos in the world.
In response, nearly every available Jujutsu Sorcerer mobilizes to Shibuya to defend against the attack. What follows is an extremely chaotic supernatural war zone with multiple intersecting battles and storyline threads.
Some key events in the sprawling Shibuya Incident arc include:
- Yuji Itadori battling Choso, his estranged Cursed Spirit brother
- Megumi Fushiguro fighting against the Special Grade Cursed Spirit Mahito
- Maki Zenin unleashing her full power against the Zenin Clan
- Gojo being sealed away, tilting the battle strongly in the Curses’ favor
- Yuta Okkotsu arriving to turn the tide against the Curses
- Major deaths and sacrifices by beloved characters
By the end of these dramatic events that push every character to their limits, both the human and Cursed Spirit worlds are changed forever. The Shibuya Incident has enormous plot significance that substantially shifts the direction of Jujutsu Kaisen’s overarching story.
Where to Watch Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 is available to watch weekly on the popular anime streaming platform Crunchyroll. The first cour aired from July 1 to August 29, 2023. Then after a brief break, the Shibuya Incident arc episodes started on October 31, 2023 and will run weekly until the season finale on December 28, 2023.
In some regions, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 is also available to watch on services like Netflix. But Crunchyroll offers the fastest simulcast option to see each episode just hours after it airs in Japan.
Every Sunday evening at 2:00PM EST, Crunchyroll subscribers both free and paid can find the newest episode up on the site in Japanese audio with subtitles in 8 languages. For fans who prefer the English dub, new dubbed episodes are added the following Saturdays.
Jujutsu Kaisen has grown into one of the most anticipated anime series with each new episode release. The Shibuya Incident storyline is expected to take the season to dramatic new heights that fans won’t want to miss!
Looking Ahead to Jujutsu Kaisen Season 3
With the manga still ongoing and lots more story content left to adapt, Jujutsu Kaisen fans can likely expect more seasons to come. However, no official confirmation of a Season 3 has been announced yet.
Based on interviews with the animation staff, MAPPA is certainly interested in producing future seasons. But they are waiting until after Season 2 concludes airing to assess whether a third season will be viable.
If greenlit, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 3 would likely adapt the next manga arc centering on the Culling Game. This deadly tournament pits Sorcerers and Curses against each other in a battle royale mode across Japan and international colonies.
The Culling Game doesn’t wrap up in the manga until chapter 204 in late 2023. Realistically, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 3 probably wouldn’t premiere until late 2024 at the very earliest or even 2025.
But with the anime series’ immense popularity and the source manga still running, additional seasons are very probable. The future looks bright for Jujutsu Kaisen to keep delighting anime fans with its exciting story for years to come!
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 delivers the highly anticipated next phase of the dark fantasy hit anime. The added context of the Gojo’s Past arc combined with the Shibuya Incident’s intense, game-changing battles make this season unmissable viewing for any fan.
With the manga still far from over, Season 2 likely won’t be the end of the anime adaptation’s story either. More epic supernatural action surely awaits in the future seasons of Jujutsu Kaisen!