Shōnen anime has been one of the most popular genres. A lot of viewers probably got into anime with shōnen. With old generation shōnen existing for decades now, the community was blessed with several new generation shōnen like Attack on Titan, Chainsaw Man, and Black Clover. Since shōnen anime involves a lot of fight scenes rather than chill episodes like a Slice of Life anime, their cost of production is exponentially higher. One of the most popular shōnen anime at the moment is Jujutsu Kaisen which is being produced by a well-reputed studio, MAPPA, fans were quite curious to know the cost of production per episode.
How much is the budget for a single episode of Jujutsu Kaisen?
One of the most adored and fantastic new generation shōnen anime is Jujutsu Kaisen. As soon as the first episode was released, fans understood the depth of this anime. It swept over the community like a tide with the intriguing plot, engaging characters, and spectacular animation from Studio MAPPA. It has been a running gag in the community that the studio’s entire budget goes out on animating Gojo’s eyes only.
With the news that Jujutsu Kaisen was being adapted by MAPPA, fans became aware of how great the visuals were going to be. The studio has a firm reputation in the community as they’re responsible for dropping titles like Chainsaw Man, Attack on Titan, and Vinland Saga. MAPPA has a budget of approximately $150,000 for each episode of the Jujutsu Kaisen. The reason behind such high digits is the use of expensive CGI to provide the viewers with a better experience.
How massive is the difference between the budgets of Jujutsu Kaisen compared to Black Clover or Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure?
Black Clover traces through the story of two orphans named Asta and Yuno. These young boys were adamant about achieving their goals despite having no family to support or fuel their endeavors. The series goes on to show their lives and the adventures they get into. The protagonist, Asta’s dream is to become the “Wizard King”. Audiences have seen that the anime shows intricate character designs and spectacular fight scenes. Studio Pierrot has invested well over $140,000 for the Black Clover episode. The amount of resources they poured into making the episodes reflected in the fantastic quality they offered the viewers.
With that being said, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is quite differently animated. The anime delves through twists and turns to keep its viewers wanting more. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure features quite strange powers. David Production is responsible for presenting this anime to its audience, and they have a budget of $120,000 for each episode.
Compared to Jujutsu Kaisen, which is packing a massive $150,000 budget for each episode, these anime are rather diminished. With a difference of almost $10,000 – $30,000, MAPPA indeed has quite the goldmine to produce each episode.