Who will take the place of the Big 3 of Shonen Jump, Bleach, Naruto and One Piece? Many think of My Hero Academia, Black Clover, and Demon Slayer, but Gege Akutami's manga, Jujutsu Kaisen, seems to have all the qualifications after conquering the public and critics to make it to the coveted podium.
The manga Jujutsu Kaisen has achieved impressive success, printing two million copies per month. But what made jujutsu kaisen so popular? According to some, it combines elements from Bleach and Yu of the Spectersand that certainly earned him an audience. In addition, the horror and macabre elements allow him to stand out from most of the shonen of the moment.
A winning element of the series is the protagonist of Jujutsu Kaisen, Yuji Itadori. When his occult clubmates break the seal of an ancient relic, it draws several paranormal curses on the school. Yuji is unable to defend his friends and has no paranormal power. He eats the relic to protect her, and this makes him Sukuna, an evil spirit with great powers. The protagonist seems to be able to keep the curse under control, and in return Satoru Gojo wants Yuji to eat Sukuna's remaining 19 fingers.
Yuji Itadori is a protagonist who is very popular with the public for his manner and personable characterIt can be very difficult to find such a protagonist in a shonen. Unlike heroes like Naruto, Yuji has no interest in becoming the best, but even so, there is no doubt that he is a hero character who is the first to risk his own life to help others.
He's also a downright funny protagonist who gives the character and the series a comical tone. The fact that Hero and villain are in the same body then it's an interesting concept, unlike what we are used to seeing in other Shonen. The Jujutsu Kaisen anime is an incredible success and with all these elements it could be part of the next Big 3!