Jujutsu Kaisen Producer Shares His Character’s Popularity That Surprised Him

When Jujutsu Kaisen the first season dropped, the series went from a solid success to an overnight phenomenon. Now the show is considered one of the best anime, and fans have MAPPA to thank for the success. The studio did an incalculable amount of work to bring Gege Akutami’s manga to the screen, but even so, one producer admits he didn’t see a character’s popularity coming.

The whole thing came to light recently when MAPPA brought several of its executives to Anime Expo this month. This is where the studio spoke Jujutsu Kaisenexplosive growth since the launch of the first season. And when asked about its highlights, producer Hiroaki Matsutani said he was shocked by Todo of all.

According to the producer, no one at MAPPA expected Todo to become such a hit with fans. The character’s introduction went viral online, and Hiroaki could only watch it all happen in awe. The team said they saw many fans supporting Todo at Anime Expo, and the character’s popularity doesn’t end in the United States. Hiroaki admitted that Japanese fans also love the wizard, and Todo’s reputation might challenge Gojo at this point.

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Now, if you can’t remember Todo for some reason, just watch the first season and its Kyoto Goodwill arc to remember the fighter. This is where Aoi Todo debuted as the third-year high school student took part in the event. Their savage strength and confident aura made Todo a fan favorite from day one, as you can imagine. Once Todo meets Yuji, his fate with Jujutsu Kaisen fans were sealed when the older boy came to see Yuji as some sort of brother. Their tag team battle against Hanami was a highlight of season one, and fans can’t wait to reunite with Todo in season two, as you can imagine.

What do you think of the growth of Jujutsu Kaisen in recent years? Did you expect Todo to be such a hit with Jujutsu Kaisen Fans? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.

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