“I am grateful”: 1 Man May Alone be Responsible for Making Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Happen

Shota Goshozono is responsible for Jujutsu Kaisen season 2's success.

“I am grateful”: 1 Man May Alone be Responsible for Making Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Happen

SUMMARY

  • One of the key animators of Jujutsu Kaisen season 2, Shinsaku Kozuma, praised the producers for their work, but held season 2's director, Shota Goshozono, in high regard for his great work.
  • Shota Goshozono is the man responsible for Jujutsu Kaisen season 2's success because he oversaw all the work and took care of the people involved with the project.
  • Jujutsu Kaisen faced several problems, including streaming delays and unfinished episodes, due to the MAPPA controversy, but thanks to Shota Goshozono, they pulled off one of the best anime of 2023.
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Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 aired its finale a few days later, and the third season, which will be based on the Culling Games arc, has already been announced. Jujutsu Kaisen creator Gege Akutami has confirmed that they will try to finish the manga before the end of 2024. So, it looks like the anime could soon catch up to the manga. The fans feared that season 2 would be stopped midway due to the ongoing MAPPA crisis.

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But somehow, the animators pulled it off, and the whole fandom is grateful to them. The visuals and animations were pretty good, and the anime became one of the best in 2023. Shinsaku Kozuma, one of the key animators, revealed that Shota Goshozono deserved major credit for putting up the season in one piece. Without him, everything would have crumbled.

Shota Goshozono Is The Man Behind Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2’s Success

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Shinsaku Kozuma has praised a bunch of people for Jujutsu Kaisen season 2, but the one that he believed solely carried the new season is none other than Shota Goshozono. He mentioned that the producers did a fantastic job, but Goshozono gets the credit for the extra work that he pulled off. He said, Director Goshozono is amazing. Without his talent, there would not have been a second season of Jujutsu Kaisen. I am grateful.”

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After season one, Sunghoo Park left the role of director to focus on his E&H Production. Goshozono took over the position and motivated everyone to finish the season. Apart from taking care of all the members and the work, he also directed a few episodes, including the season finale. Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 director gave his best even though the anime was on the verge of collapsing due to the MAPPA crisis.

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Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 ended with Yuta Okkotsu vowing to kill Yuji Itadori. The Culling Games arc will be interesting, considering it is the most important arc of the anime. But the fans would definitely like an improvement in the MAPPA controversy. The animators were made to work under hellish conditions. MAPPA made them work overtime and did not pay them much, and on top of that, it did not allow them any leave.

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Due to such circumstances, it was difficult for the animators to work, and at one point, it looked like the season would not reach its finale. But thanks to Shota Goshozono, it achieved what seemed to be impossible and ended up being one of the best anime of 2023. There were streaming delays and unfinished episodes, but the director pulled it off. Shinsaku Kozuma also mentioned that whatever praise Goshozono received would never be enough for what he helped do. He and the fans expect Shota Goshozono to return for Jujutsu Kaisen’s next season.

Jujutsu Kaisen is available on Crunchyroll for streaming.

Priyanko Chakraborty

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Priyanko is a Content Writer at FandomWire, and specializes in anime. He is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Economics. Priyanko has previously worked as a content writing intern. He spends half of his day writing on anime, and the other half watching it.