Jujutsu Kaisen made a big splash among anime fans when it took ‘Anime of the year’ award at the Crunchy Roll awards earlier this year. Fifteen million global votes were cast this year across 18 different categories celebrating characters, series, creators, and more, according to Crunchyroll. That’s four million more than last year’s 11 million votes cast, with the majority of votes this year coming from the United States, Brazil, and Mexico. Due to COVID-19, the awards show was a digital event and during it, Jujutsu Kaisen took home not only the most awards but the biggest win of the night: Anime of the Year.
Jujutsu Kaisen took not only the Anime of the Year award home, but it also won the best antagonist and best ending sequence. Other winners were spread out among a few standout series including Kaguya-Sama: Love is War, which won the best comedy for the second year in a row and took home the award for the best girl as well for its title character.
The manga is also getting a feature lengtj anime movie. Studio MAppa announced the film with a trailer just after the anime’s season finale.
Jujutsu Kaisen Takes 15 of Top 16 Spots in Weekly Manga Sales Ranking
Oricon revealed on Friday its top 50 manga ranking for the week of January 11-17, and all 15 volumes of Gege Akutami‘s Jujutsu Kaisen manga (including the volume 0 prequel) ranked in the top 16 spots for the week. The 14th and most recent volume of the manga sold 190,724 copies in the week, for a total of 845,366 since the volume released on January 4.
The 33rd volume of Hajime Isayama‘s Attack on Titan manga topped the chart.
Jujutsu Kaisen went from having around 8.5 million copies in circulation at the beginning of October to reaching 20 million copies in circulation (not sold, but including digital sales) as of January 13.
Here’s a selection of 4 anime to watch if you loved Jujutsu Kaisen:
Set in Shinigami Technical School for weapon musters, the anime series revolve around 3 duos. These pairs are a partnership between a weapon muster and a human weapon. Trying to reach a ranking of “Death Scythe”, they must collect souls of 99 evil humans and one witch. This anime is a must watch if you love souls and soul catching.
Soul eater can be streamed on Netflix, Hulu and Funimation.
Yu Yu Hakusho
One day, 14 year old Yusuke Yurameshi suddenly finds himself dead, having died pushing a child out of the way of oncoming traffic. Yusuke soon finds out that he wasn’t supposed to die and has a chance for resurrection and bringing his body back to life. After being resurrected Yusuke becomes a spirit detective and one after another adventures come his way.
Yu Yu Hakusho can be streamed on Hulu and Funnimation.
Dororo is a titular character and deuteragonist of the show. She is a young, orphan thief, who wanders around all on her own seeking oppurtunities to steal and cause trouble. After Dororo was rescued by Hayakki Maru from a demon she joins him in his travels and adventures.
Dororo is available on Amazon Prime.
Taisho era Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kind hearted boy who makes a living selling charcoal. However his peaceful life is shattered when a demon slaughters his entire family. His younger sister Nezuko is the only survivor but she has been transformed into a demon herself. Tanjiro sets out on a dangerous journey to find a way to return his sister back to human and kill the demon who slayed his family.