Jujutsu Kaisen Reveals New Moody Art For The Culling Game

Gege Akutami released a new Jujutsu Kaisen art.


The new illustration of the creator of the famous shonen manga was unveiled in the spring issue of Jump GIGAa quarterly magazine that usually hosts spinoffs from series that started in its sister publication, Weekly Shonen Jump. The full black, white, and red artwork was shared online by Shonen Jump News – Unofficial, and features many of the characters that are part of the series’ ongoing Culling Game story, including main protagonist Yuji Itadori, leader of the prequel Yuta Okkotsu and Tokyo Colony No. 1 prosecutor Hiroshi Higuruma.

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The Culling Game started in manga chapter 143 and caused massive changes in the world of Jujutsu Kaisen. After successfully sealing away Sorcerer Jujutsu’s strongest fighter, Satoru Gojo, Pseudo-Geto/Kenjaku launches the Culling Game, a massive and deadly battle royale between the newly awakened Sorcerers of the land, designed to optimize the amount of cursed energy generated by mankind. The story spanned multiple story arcs, including the Tokyo No. 1 Colony arc, the Sendai Colony arc, and the ongoing Tokyo No. 2 Colony manga plot.

Jujutsu Kaisen was created by Gege Akutami and was first published in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2018. The series is set in the same world as one of Akutami’s previous works, Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical Schoolwhich was later renamed to Jujutsu Kaisen 0 to reflect its connection to the main series. The manga recently celebrated its fourth anniversary by releasing a new trailer, which also highlights many key characters and events from the ongoing Culling Game saga.

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The series tells the story of Yuji Itadori, a very empathetic and exceptionally strong high school student. After his friends accidentally unleash a powerful curse – a monster created by mankind’s negative emotions – in their school, Yuji consumes an ancient relic in order to save them and unwittingly becomes Ryomen Sukuna’s new living soul prison. , a dangerous and sadistic wizard whose soul was sealed long ago.

Akutami’s dark fantasy series has quickly become one of the most popular anime and manga franchises in Japan. In four short years, the series reached a worldwide circulation of over 65 million copies. An animated adaptation by studio MAPPA (Attack on Titan: The Final Season) debuted in 2020 and is now available to stream on Crunchyroll. A prequel movie, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, released in Japan last December, has already become one of the 10 highest-grossing anime films of all time. The anime is set to continue with a second season, which will air in 2023.

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