Studio MAPPA has adapted several manga over the past few years that have really won over audiences. With the end of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1, many have turned to Gege Akutami's manga to avoid waiting for another adaptation. However, anyone who has decided to go this route has noticed something.
Gege Akutami has actually almost completed the storyline his work. Jujutsu Kaisen has been nearing its end for quite some time due to several storylines that have completely turned the wizarding world upside down. Akutami himself said Jujutsu Kaisen would be ready in a few years, and it seems that with the latest updates, the mangaka is confirming the situation.
At Jump Festa 2023, there was a panel where a message from the mangaka appeared. The image in question, available below, features white lettering on a purple and black background with the author's cat caricature. The message, translated by Shonen Jump News, reads: "I keep drawing incomprehensible things, but I'd appreciate it if you could (maybe) stay with me for another year."
What does that mean? Of course, for those familiar with the story, it means that Jujutsu Kaisen is nearing its end. 2023 has been the year chosen by the mangaka from the start, which although slowed down by the numerous hiatus and precarious health conditions, nonetheless seems to have more or less followed the roadmap. Therefore, the manga could end at the end of next year. Maximum, Jujutsu Kaisen ends in 2024. Are you glad that the author decided not to take things too long like some mangakas have done in the past?
Akutami Gege thanked the readers for supporting Jujutsu Kaisen at Jump Festa 2023 and had the following to say about the future of serialization:
"I keep drawing incomprehensible things, but I'd appreciate it if you could (maybe) keep up with me for another year". pic.twitter.com/bMQEXdsFm4— Shōnen Jump News (@WSJ_manga) December 17, 2022