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Zeino



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:03 pm Reply with quote
The JJK anime has fulfilled it's purpose as an advertisement to the manga with flying colors then.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:13 am Reply with quote
Zeino wrote:
The JJK anime has fulfilled it's purpose as an advertisement to the manga with flying colors then.

You could say that, though considering the anime was in talks ever since Volume 2 released in Japan over 2 years ago, I'd say the anime adaptation has been a passion project for Studio MAPPA.

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Jujutsu Kaisen has now equalised My Hero Academia's lifetime sales of 30 million copies and likely surpassed that total already.

That is absolutely phenomenal.
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Abraham Omosun



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:08 am Reply with quote
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You could say that, though considering the anime was in talks ever since Volume 2 released in Japan over 2 years ago, I'd say the anime adaptation has been a passion project for Studio MAPPA.


Having "talks" that early doesn't mean it was a passion project. Manga that are popular early on (like Jujutsu Kaisen) usually have them. It isn't that unusual.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:44 am Reply with quote
Abraham Omosun wrote:
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You could say that, though considering the anime was in talks ever since Volume 2 released in Japan over 2 years ago, I'd say the anime adaptation has been a passion project for Studio MAPPA.


Having "talks" that early doesn't mean it was a passion project. Manga that are popular early on (like Jujutsu Kaisen) usually have them. It isn't that unusual.


Considering the sheer amount of talent working on the anime, from high-profile freelancers to well-known animators wanting to work on it, I'm pretty sure it is a passion project. The adaptation has been consistently stellar since episode 1.

2 whole years of production time for the anime from talks to a finished product is crazy.
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Abraham Omosun



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:39 am Reply with quote
Having 2 years pre production makes sense for something as popular as Jujutsu Kaisen was before its anime. Part of that time would be spent gathering members of the production committee and setting up the very many tie ins that these kind of things have. I see Jujutsu Kaisen more as a high profile project where major producers are banking on a popular shonen manga to make money and MAPPA's animation producers/production assisstants (+Sunghoo Park) who are fairly popular using the connections they have gathered. A passion project IMO is more like original anime that take 3-4 years (or more) to get off the ground, things like that
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CrypticPurpose



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:32 pm Reply with quote
So, I'm guessing chances for a second season are pretty good?
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ThatMoonGuy



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:18 pm Reply with quote
CrypticPurpose wrote:
So, I'm guessing chances for a second season are pretty good?


It was pretty much guaranteed from the beginning, really. Jujutsu Kaisen has been one of the biggest series in WSJ for a while and even before the anime was announced it was selling exceedingly well. Now, though, it might become the biggest series after OP and possibly be even larger than OP, really. So, yeah, we're getting S2, that's for sure. What remains to be seen is when it comes and how much of the manga it'll adapt.
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