The fall 2020 anime series Jujutsu Kaisen is getting its home video releases handled by TOHO for its two-cour run and they’ve set a familiar schedule. The series will be spread across eight volumes that begins on January 20th, 2021 where each set is listed as a limited edition. The DVDs are priced at 5,800 yen each while the Blu-rays are priced at 6,800 yen each. The second volume is coming up on February 17th, 2021 and we’re getting a new tease for that release with the packaging artwork for it while still trying to hunt up the main cover in a larger size.
In terms of production, Sunghoo Park is directing the series based on the scripts from Hiroshi Seko. Tadashi Hiramatsu is adapting the original character designs and MAPPA will be handling the animation for the production.
The Japanese cast includes Junya Enoki as Yūji Itadori, Yūma Uchida as Megumi Fushiguro, Asami Seto as Nobara Kugisaki, Junichi Suwabe as Sukuna Ryomen, Mikako Komatsu as Maki Zenin, Kouki Uchiyama as Toge Inumaki, Kenjiro Tsuda as Kento Nanami, and Tomokazu Seki as Panda. Additional cast includes Nobunaga Shimazaki as Mahito, Takahiro Sakurai as Suguru Geto, Atsuko Tanaka as Hanami, Shigeru Chiba as Shogo, Marina Inoue as Mai Zen’in, Subaru Kimura as Aoi Todo, Mugihito as Yoshinobu Gakuganji, Chinatsu Akasaki as Kazumi Miwa, Aya Endo as Shoko Ieiri, Takaya Kuroda as Masamichi Yaga, Yoshitaka Yamaya as Junpei Yoshino, and Mitsuo Iwata as Kiyotaka Ijichi.
The series comes from Gege Akutami which began in 2018 and has eleven volumes out as of June 2020.
The series has set Eve to perform the opening theme song “Kaikai Kitan” while Ali will handle the ending with “Lost in Paradise feat. AKLO.”
Plot Concept: Hardship, regret, shame: the negative feelings that humans feel become Curses that lurk in our everyday lives. The Curses run rampant throughout the world, capable of leading people to terrible misfortune and even death. What’s more, the Curses can only be exorcised by another Curse.
Itadori Yuji is a boy with tremendous physical strength, though he lives a completely ordinary high school life. One day, to save a friend who has been attacked by Curses, he eats the finger of the Double-Faced Specter, taking the Curse into his own soul. From then on, he shares one body with the Double-Faced Specter. Guided by the most powerful of sorcerers, Gojo Satoru, Itadori is admitted to the Tokyo Metropolitan Technical High School of Sorcery, an organization that fights the Curses… and thus begins the heroic tale of a boy who became a Curse to exorcise a Curse, a life from which he could never turn back.
|Booklet, Drama CD
|Booklet, Drama CD, Clean Opening
[Source: Jujutsu Kaisen]