Jujutsu Kaisen Exhibition: Behind-the-Scenes Secrets Unveiled


A large-scale exhibition revealing the “behind-the-scenes secrets” of the popular manga “Jujutsu Kaisen” (written by Gege Akutami and published by Shueisha), currently serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump,” will be held at Hikarie Hall in Shibuya Hikarie from July 6, 2024, to August 27, 2024.

Jujutsu Kaisen Exhibition to be Held in Shibuya

This exhibition will comprehensively unveil the creative process of “Jujutsu Kaisen” using digital techniques, along with explanations from the author. For the first time, some parts of the prototype “Jujutsu Sou-Sen,” which was created before the serialization, will be revealed. There will be photo spots where visitors can take pictures.

Additionally, there will be an abundance of never-before-seen materials for fans, including name sketches and drafts of “Jujutsu Kaisen.” The official exhibition shop will offer 90 items, including the exhibition catalog.

Luxurious Audio Guide by Two Star Voice Actors

Voice actors Junya Enoki (Yuji Itadori) and Junichi Suwabe (Ryomen Sukuna) from the “Jujutsu Kaisen” anime will appear in the audio guide. As navigators, they will uncover the behind-the-scenes stories of Gege Akutami’s creative process.

Enoki commented, “I read carefully so that the content would be easy for everyone listening to the guide to understand. I’m happy that I was able to say ‘jujutsu sorcerer’ without stumbling once. This exhibition features behind-the-scenes stories and creative episodes from Akutami-sensei that even I didn’t know about, so I think not only ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ fans but everyone will enjoy it. Please come and visit!”

Suwabe appealed, “This exhibition delves into the process of creating a manga work at an unprecedented level. The vast amount of materials you can see are all very valuable. It’s definitely a must-see. I also helped guide you on this journey into the depths of ‘Jujutsu Kaisen.’ I hope you enjoy it. Thank you very much.”

As a special gift for visitors, an original sticker combining color illustrations of characters and draft scenes will be distributed at the entrance of the exhibition area to each person entering with an admission ticket or invitation during the exhibition period. (※Eight designs are printed on a single sheet and are not distributed randomly.)

Exhibition Contents & Highlights


A timeline featuring Gege Akutami’s journey from his debut to the creation of “Jujutsu Kaisen,” including manga, anime, and musicals, will be displayed.

Domain 1: Prototypes & Names

The names (storyboards) and drafts leading up to the final manuscripts will be displayed without reservation. The prototype names “Jujutsu Sou-Sen,” created before the serialization and connected to the prequel “Tokyo Metropolitan Magic Technical School,” will be exhibited for the first time.

Secret Name Unveiled: Tokyo Metropolitan Magic Technical School

Introduced in “Jump GIGA,” a special edition of “Weekly Shonen Jump,” and later published as Volume 0 of the comic series, “Tokyo Metropolitan Magic Technical School” will be featured. Panels will display excerpts of previously unpublished names.

Secret Name Unveiled: Jujutsu Sou-Sen

After “Tokyo Metropolitan Magic Technical School,” the prototype “Jujutsu Sou-Sen,” created for the serialization meeting of “Weekly Shonen Jump,” will be exhibited. Panels will show excerpts of the previously unpublished names, revealing precious insights into the creative process and ideas later incorporated into “Jujutsu Kaisen.”

Full Disclosure: The Secret Diagram Room

From Chapter 1 (Volume 1) to Chapter 236 (Volume 26) of the serialized “Jujutsu Kaisen,” names and drafts that remain as data will be projected for display. The names span over 4400 pages, and the drafts over 3000 pages, continuously flowing to showcase the massive amount of work and time spent by the author.

Most of these names are being publicly displayed for the first time. The valuable drafts reveal the preparation process for constructing famous scenes. The exhibition also includes “analog” names handwritten by Akutami before scanning, as well as some “feedback names” showing interactions and feedback from his editor.

Domain 2: Digital Drawing Methods

From planning to drawing and collaboration with assistants, the meticulous creative process unique to digital drawing in “Jujutsu Kaisen” will be clearly introduced and explained.

Explanation of the Digital Drawing Process for “Jujutsu Kaisen”

The process of manga creation in a digital drawing environment, which is becoming a standard, varies widely. This exhibition explains the steps taken by Akutami and his assistants in creating “Jujutsu Kaisen.”

Digital <Multilayer Drawing> Model

The “layers” that make up the “digital original drawings” are transformed into objects. This allows visitors to visually experience the reality of a single digital drawing as a “multilayered structure of illustrations.”

Experience Original Drawing Data Display <4-Screen Multi Ver.>

Displays arranged in four screens show the process Akutami and his assistants go through to complete a single manuscript.

Domain 3: Comprehensive Explanation of Serialized Manuscripts

In areas divided by story, the exhibition provides an in-depth explanation of character, setting, and story creation, using names, drafts, and background art. Q&A style comments from Gege Akutami further delve into previously unrevealed aspects.

Because the manuscripts are drawn digitally, visitors can view names, drafts, and background art displayed on panels and through videos. Some areas also feature photo spots.

Domain 3: Exhibition Structure of Each Corner

Episode 1 “Ryomen Sukuna” to Cursed Womb: Death Painting Arc and Young Fish and Reverse Punishment Arc

  • Completed Manuscript Output: 1 panel type, 14 framed types (equivalent to 27 pages)
  • Original Drawing Data Experience Display: 10 scenes (equivalent to 20 pages)
  • Author’s Commentary: 12 items
  • Unveiled Secret Materials: 5 names

Kyoto Sister School Exchange Event to Origin of Obedience Arc

  • Completed Manuscript Output: 4 panel types, 9 framed types (equivalent to 25 pages)
  • Original Drawing Data Experience Display: 10 scenes (equivalent to 20 pages)
  • Author’s Commentary: 9 items
  • Unveiled Secret Materials: 9 names, 3 drafts, 3 background arts

Hidden Inventory / Premature Death Arc

  • Completed Manuscript Output: 3 panel types, 12 framed types (equivalent to 27 pages)
  • Original Drawing Data Experience Display: 9 scenes (equivalent to 18 pages)
  • Author’s Commentary: 4 items
  • Unveiled Secret Materials: 5 names, 1 draft

Evening Festival to Shibuya Incident Arc (with analog background art display case)

  • Completed Manuscript Output: 2 panel types, 16 framed types (equivalent to 34 pages)
  • Original Drawing Data Experience Display: 10 scenes (equivalent to 20 pages)
  • Author’s Commentary: 28 items
  • Unveiled Secret Materials: 4 names, 9 drafts, 11 background arts (8 displayed as equipment), 1 background instruction

Culling Game Arc

  • Completed Manuscript Output: 2 panel types, 21 framed types (equivalent to 42 pages)
  • Original Drawing Data Experience Display: 11 scenes (equivalent to 22 pages)
  • Author’s Commentary: 10 items
  • Unveiled Secret Materials: 6 names, 5 drafts, 1 background instruction
  • Also includes explanation panels for “Legal Supervision” and “3D Model Drawing”

Battle of New Tokyo Colony

  • Completed Manuscript Output: 1 panel type, 11 framed types (equivalent to 22 pages)
  • Entire Episode Display: 10 scenes (equivalent to 19 pages)
  • Original Drawing Data Experience Display: 6 scenes (equivalent to 12 pages)
  • Unveiled Secret Materials: 8 names, 7 drafts

Introduction to the TEAM JUJUTSU KAISEN Assistants

Introducing the six elite assistants who support the artwork of “Jujutsu Kaisen” through comments from the author. The photo spot featuring their incredibly detailed background art allows visitors to take pictures as if they have stepped into the world of the series.

Domain 4: Color Illustrations

A collection of powerful color illustrations will be exhibited in impressive sizes. The digital nature of the artwork allows for enlarged outputs and design treatments, making it possible to see trimmed parts in a wider range. A time-lapse video capturing the creation process of the exhibition’s key visual, as well as the process of creating illustrations for the cover of “Weekly Shonen Jump,” will also be revealed.

Domain 4: Exhibition Structure of Each Corner

Color Illustrations Display

  • Completed Manuscript Output: 32 panel types
  • Author’s Commentary: 23 new items, 9 reprints

The Making of “Weekly Shonen Jump” Covers

  • Completed Manuscript Output: 2 special panel types
  • Description: Learn the process of creating illustrations commissioned for the cover of “Weekly Shonen Jump.”

The Making of the Exhibition Key Visual

  • Completed Manuscript Output: 1 special panel type
  • Description: Display of the exhibition key visual in an extra-large size, along with a time-lapse video capturing the drawing process.

Top 3 Characters from the 4th Popularity Poll

  • Completed Manuscript Output: 3 special panel types
  • Description: Illustrations of the top 3 characters from the 4th popularity poll held from March 11 to April 18, 2024. The fastest exhibition in Tokyo.

Event Overview

Exhibition Name: Gege Akutami’s “Jujutsu Kaisen” Exhibition
Venue: Hikarie Hall
Venue Address: 9F, Shibuya Hikarie, 2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: Directly connected to JR Line and Keio Inokashira Line “Shibuya Station” via the 2nd-floor walkway.
Directly connected to Tokyo Metro Ginza Line “Shibuya Station” on the 1st floor.
Directly connected to Tokyu Toyoko Line, Den-en-toshi Line, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, and Fukutoshin Line “Shibuya Station” via Exit B5.
Exhibition Period: Saturday, July 6, 2024 – Tuesday, August 27, 2024 (open daily during the period)
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM (last admission at 7:30 PM)

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