Key points for Jujutsu Kaisen Culling Game-arc news:
- I discuss the varied reactions to Mappa’s recent projects, particularly noting the discontent stemming from their handling of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 production, which complicates the excitement for the upcoming Culling Game-arc.
- In the 23rd episode of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, they announce a sequel, “The Culling Game-arc,” and reveal Mappa’s return as the producer. There are concerns about potential staff changes, given the issues faced during Season 2.
- I share my apprehensions about the Culling Game arc, citing the drop in animation quality in the second half of Season 2. With the Culling Game being a substantial arc spanning 60+ chapters, there are concerns about the possible impact of behind-the-scenes issues on the production of the anime in general.
And here we go. Everything Mappa does these days has such a mixed reaction that it is not even funny. And that is understandable too, Mappa dug themselves into this hole with how they handled Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 production. So on the one hand, everyone is excited for Jujutsu Kaisen Culling Game but on the other hand, we are all really done with Mappa’s BS. I hate it when things like this happen because now I can’t even be properly excited for what is an amazing arc.
But well, more on all that later. Let’s quickly go over the news first. Not a lot of news here of course, since this is just the initial announcement. Either way, welcome back to another news article. Today we are talking about Jujutsu Kaisen Culling Game-arc! Let’s get started.
What do we know about Jujutsu Kaisen Culling Game-arc anime?
The 23rd and final episode of Season 2 announced that a sequel is under production. The sequel will, of course, be called The Culling Game-arc. And Mappa will be returning to produce the sequel. We don’t know much else about it as of now. We did get an announcement teaser but that’s all. Usually, I’d say “I think it is fair to assume most of the staff and cast will reprise their roles” but I can’t say that in this case. Because I am pretty sure after the whole Season 2 drama, there will be a change in the staff for sure. The cast will most likely be the same.
Check out the announcement video here!
Man, what Mappa has done to itself is really sad. I can’t really be properly excited for their upcoming projects knowing how bad their working conditions are. Ask any manga reader and they will tell you just how awesome the Culling Game-arc is. But, I can’t help but be kind of worried about the anime. In the 2nd half of season 2, the behind-the-scenes issues caught up to the anime, and the animation quality had a significant drop.
Combine that with the fact that Culling Game is a massive arc with 60+ chapters. At the pace of 2-3 chapters per episode, that is at least 24-26 episodes at least if not more. So if the behind-the-scenes issues persist, this arc will really suffer.
That is all for now…
Whenever I complain like this about something, I want to be proved wrong. So Mappa, please prove me wrong and get your shit together, I am begging you. Let me know what you guys think in the comments. I will take my leave here. See ya!!
Also, check out my list of the top 10 anime of 202 3 here!