Crunchyroll to Stream Sneak Peek Video of Jujutsu Kaisen Anime's 3rd Episode for 24 Hours
posted on by Alex Mateo
Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will begin streaming a sneak peek video of the third episode of the television anime of Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga on its Crunchyroll Collections YouTube channel on Sunday at 5:00 a.m. EDT. The sneak peek video will be available on the channel for 24 hours. Crunchyroll noted that this sneak peek will be a preview and will not be the entire third episode.
The sneak peek will debut after the clip premieres at Jump Special Anime Festa in Japan.
The series will have 24 episodes.
The series premiered on October 2 in the "Super Animeism" block on MBS, TBS and their affiliates, and airs on Fridays at 25:25 (effectively, Saturdays at 1:25 a.m.). Crunchyroll is streaming the anime outside of Asia as the anime airs in Japan, starting on October 2.
Crunchyroll describes the anime's story:
Hardship, regret, shame: the negative feelings that humans feel become Curses that lurk in our everyday lives. The Curses run rampant throughout the world, capable of leading people to terrible misfortune and even death. What's more, the Curses can only be exorcised by another Curse.
Itadori Yuji is a boy with tremendous physical strength, though he lives a completely ordinary high school life. One day, to save a friend who has been attacked by Curses, he eats the finger of the Double-Faced Specter, taking the Curse into his own soul. From then on, he shares one body with the Double-Faced Specter. Guided by the most powerful of sorcerers, Gojo Satoru, Itadori is admitted to the Tokyo Metropolitan Technical High School of Sorcery, an organization that fights the Curses... and thus begins the heroic tale of a boy who became a Curse to exorcise a Curse, a life from which he could never turn back.
Sunghoo Park (The God of High School) is directing the anime at MAPPA. Hiroshi Seko (Attack on Titan: Lost Girls, Banana Fish, Vinland Saga) is writing and supervising the scripts. Tadashi Hiramatsu (His and Her Circumstances, Yuri!!! on Ice, Parasyte -the maxim-) is designing the characters. Hiroaki Tsutsumi, Yoshimasa Terui, and Arisa Okehazama are composing the music.
Eve is performing the opening theme song "Kaikai Kitan," and Ali is performing the ending theme song "Lost in Paradise feat. AKLO."
Viz Media published the manga's first three chapters in English simultaneously with Japan as part of its Jump Start initiative. When Viz then switched to its new Shonen Jump model in December 2018, the company began publishing new chapters of the manga digitally. Shueisha is also publishing the manga on its Manga Plus website.
Akutami launched the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in March 2018.
Shueisha will hold the "Jump Special Anime Festa 2020" event on Sunday. The Jump Special Anime Festa event is a yearly event that screens anime shorts and promotional videos based on manga featured in Weekly Shonen Jump, V-Jump, or Jump SQ. magazines. The videos usually screen for one day in various cities in Japan.
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