Gege has been releasing Akutami for years Jujutsu Kaisen in the weekly shonen jump. After starting in the middle of the charts, this dark tale about magicians gained increasing public approval through magazine polls and sales of the various tankobons that flooded Japanese bookstores.
The result has been that Jujutsu Kaisen is among the best-selling manga of recent years, also thanks to the proliferation of the project by the studio MAPPA anime, which, among other things, will return shortly for a second important season. However, this will not last much longer. Readers are aware that the story has long been nearing its final stages, and Gege Akutami has confirmed this on numerous occasions. At Jump Festa, he warned readers about the finale. But now, with the first chapters of 2023, he underscores his intent even more.
In the comment published in Weekly Shonen Jump #08 on the occasion of chapter 208 of the manga, Akutami confirmed this Jujutsu Kaisen will probably end within the year. "I hope to finish the story this year," the mangaka said, so his intentions are clear. It has to be said that with all the breaks it's been making lately, this would mean it would end up missing about forty chapters.
A reasonable number and that would be enough to cover all the story that has yet to be told, although it still depends heavily on what will happen in the next cycle of chapters. Think more is enough five volumes to finish Jujutsu Kaisen or will the final be postponed to the first half of 2024?
Akutami Gege, mangaka created by Jujutsu Kaisen, commented in the latest Weekly Shonen Jump #8 issue that he hopes to "complete the story this year". pic.twitter.com/Qj3QRTHIQh— Shōnen Jump News (@WSJ_manga) January 18, 2023