“I will keep drawing things that make no sense”: Gege Akutami Wanted to End Jujutsu Kaisen Within 2 Years – What Really Changed?

Gege Akutami Wanted to End Jujutsu Kaisen Within 2 Years – What Really Changed
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Despite Jujutsu Kaisen‘s success, Gege Akutami is not unnecessarily looking to extend the story of his manga. At Jump Festa 2023 on December 17, 2022, the Jujutsu Kaisen creator, Gege Akutami, dropped an announcement that he may wrap up his manga soon.

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This message seems like an appeal to his readers that he wishes his fans to keep loving and supporting his work for one more year. So, yeah, Jujutsu Kaisen might be saying goodbye soon, but let’s give it some more love for another year.

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The Jump Festa 2023 Super Stage, also showed character previews for Season 2 and had a Q&A session with the voice actors too. Then, they ended things with a message from Akutami that had his unique style and a big announcement.

Also read: After Gojo Satoru, Another Fan Favorite Jujutsu Kaisen Character Most Likely to Embrace Death Because of Sukuna

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Gege Akutami Wants to End Jujutsu Kaisen Manga Soon

Gege Akutami – the creator of Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami – the creator of Jujutsu Kaisen

The panel of Jump Festa 2023 Super Stage consisted of Junya Enoki, Yuichi Nakamura, and Nobunaga Shimazaki. They’re the ones who voice Yuji Itadori, Satoru Gojo, and Mahito in the Jujutsu Kaisen anime. Shimazaki read Akutami’s message out loud which reads:

“Thank you for your continued support of Jujutsu Kaisen. It’s unfortunate but we often have to hear the news that we dread every day. It’s honestly a surprise that so many people enjoy my work even as reality seems to slowly but surely smother us.”

It continues:

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“I will keep drawing things that make no sense, and Gege (referring to himself) will be so happy if you continue to stay with me and enjoy my work for about another year (maybe).”

Looks like Akutami is in a hurry to end things in Jujutsu Kaisen as he said he “will keep drawing things” even though it makes “no sense.”

This message was kind of confusing which kept everyone guessing. No doubt, it again raised questions about the moment when he said he wanted to finish up the series in two years back in January 2021.

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Also read: Not Gojo’s Six Eyes, One Cursed Technique in Jujutsu Kaisen Maybe a Clever Ripoff of Naruto’s Sharingan Ability

Gege Akutami Confirmed a Delay in the Jujutsu Kaisen Manga Ending

Jujutsu Kaisen manga
Jujutsu Kaisen manga

Fans were not hoping for such a rushed ending that messes up the whole story. Now, fortunately, Gege Akutami has stepped up and spoken out about the ending of Jujutsu Kaisen. He said that fans can anticipate a delay in the Jujutsu Kaisen manga ending — that’s definitely some good news for all the fans out there.

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Despite all the confusion about the rushed ending, the creator wants fans to know that the delay is all about making sure they get the best. In a touching message, Gege Akutami shared his thanks with readers from all around the world (via Dexerto):

“The fact that my manga has been able to cross the ocean and be enjoyed by so many people feels so mysterious to me. But also, I’m very grateful.” 

The most recent Jujutsu Kaisen chapter already hit fans hard with the death of Satoru Gojo, one of their beloved characters. The manga’s creator has definitely sparked emotions among readers with this totally unexpected twist.

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So, in conclusion, we can assured that the manga won’t be wrapping up this year, but it likely won’t drag on after 2024. There is more to be seen in the series before the story ends.

Also read: Jujutsu Kaisen’s Suguru Geto Has an Even Stronger Connection with Iconic Character than Fans Might Expect

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Source: Dexerto

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Written by Tanmay Jha

Tanmay writes about anime for FandomWire. He's currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. With a passion for animation and graphics, he has authored over 240 articles on anime, sharing insights and reviews with fellow fans, seamlessly combining his love for animation with journalism.