On the 16thDec The total number of copies sold was 2.5 million as of November last year when the TV anime adaptation was announced,
4.5 million as of May this year, and 10 million as of October 29th, so the total number of copies sold has rapidly increased to 12.5 million in one year (6 times), 10.5 million in six months (about 3.3 times), and 5 million in 1.5 months (1.5 times).
The sales have been increasing rapidly.
On the official Twitter, they wrote “[Celebrate! Thank you for supporting #Jujutsu Kaisen! The total number of copies sold in the series has now exceeded 15 million! To commemorate this, the cover of volume 14, which will be released on January 4, 2021, will be revealed as soon as possible! Thank you for your continued support! and revealed the cover of the latest volume 14, which will be released on January 4, 2021.
The author Akutami Gege’s first serialization in the magazine, “Jujutsu Kaisen”, started serialization in March 2018. It is a dark fantasy in which a high school student, Yuji Itadori At a meeting to decide on the serialization of the series, the originality of the story, the sharp dialogues, and the unique character modeling were highly evaluated, and the editorial department unanimously decided to serialize the series.
The first volume was immediately reprinted after its release in July 2018, and by the time the second volume was released on September 4, it had been reprinted twice. The editorial department explained at the time that “even the digital version sold exceptionally well for a rookie artist.” With the support of readers, it won first place in the “National Bookstore Staff’s Choice of Recommended Comics 2019” and the grand prize in the “Everyone’s Choice TSUTAYA Comic Award 2019. When the TV anime started airing in October this year, it became such a hot topic that it was featured on TBS’s “News23”.
Author Akutami was born in 1992, and made his debut in 2002 with “Jindai Shoken” (Shonen Jump NEXT!). (Shonen Jump NEXT!) in 2002. The short-lived “Tokyo Metropolitan College of Witchcraft and Wizardry” serialized in Jump Giga (2017) is the prototype and official prequel to “Jujutsu Kaisen” and was released as “Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0: Tokyo Metropolitan College of Witchcraft and Wizardry” in December 2006.
Yūji Itadori is an unnaturally fit high school student living in SENDAI with his grandfather. He regularly avoids the track team due to his aversion to athletics, despite his innate talent for the sport.
Instead, he chooses to join the Occult Research Club, where he is able to relax and hang out with his seniors, and leave school by 5:00 pm to visit his grandfather in the hospital.
While he is on his deathbed, his grandfather instills two powerful messages within Yūji – “always help people” and “die surrounded by people”.
After his grandfather’s death, Yūji interprets these messages as one statement – everyone deserves “a proper death”. He is then confronted by Megumi Fushiguro, a sorcerer (Shaman) who informs him of a high-grade cursed charm talisman at his school that Yūji recently made contact with.
His friends at the Occult Club unsealed the talisman, a rotting finger, which attracted Curses to the school, creatures that are brought about through negative emotions and are strengthened by consuming magical powers present in sorcerers or such charms.
Unable to defeat the Curses due to his lack of magical powers, Yūji swallows the finger to protect Megumi and his friends and becomes the host of Sukuna, a powerful Curse. Due to Sukuna’s evil nature, all sorcerers are required to exorcise him (and by extension, Yūji) immediately.
However, despite being possessed, Yūji is still able to retain control over his body for the most part.
Seeing this, Satoru Gojō, Megumi’s teacher, decides to take him to the Tokyo Metropolitan Magic Technical College to propose a plan to his superiors – postpone Yūji’s death sentence until he consumes all of Sukuna’s fingers, allowing them to kill him once and for all.