Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 reveals new official trailer, release date, and theme songs at MAPPA Stage 2023
Gojo in the new official Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 trailer (Image via Gege Akutami/MAPPA)

MAPPA Stage 2023 was an exciting day for both the Jujutsu Kaisen fandom and lovers of Studio MAPPA’s animation. The studio revealed the second official trailer for the Summer 2023 anime sequel, and provided new updates including release dates and new theme songs for the much-awaited first cour of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2. The trailer gives more insight into the mood of the Gojo’s Past arc, which the upcoming will adapt before moving on to animating the infamous Shibuya Incident arc of the manga.

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 reveals new official trailer, release date, and theme songs at MAPPA Stage 2023
Gojo and Geto as students in a flashback at the end of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (Image via Gege Akutami/MAPPA)

Disclaimer: The article contains spoilers for the Jujutsu Kaisen anime and manga.


Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 official trailer reveals opening and ending themes, and provides a better look at young Gojo, Geto, Riko Amanai, and Toji

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 release dates, opening and ending themes 

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1 premiered in 2020, with the prequel movie hitting theaters in December of 2021. Fans have been waiting impatiently for exact release dates, ever since it was announced that the second season of the anime will be part of the Summer 2023 lineup. The latest official trailer for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, revealed at the MAPPA Stage 2023 event confirmed that the anime will begin airing on July 6, 2023.

The anime will be broadcasted on Japanese television networks, and will premiere globally on streaming platforms like Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Netflix. The trailer also revealed the opening theme for the first half of the season to be Tatsuya Kitani’s Ao no Sumika (Blue House). The ending theme has been confirmed to be Akari (Lantern) by Soushi Sakiyama.


Introducing the main cast for the Gojo’s Past arc anime adaptation

The new Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 official trailer elaborates upon the shorter 1-minute trailer released a month earlier. While the previous trailer mostly featured the camaraderie between Gojo and Geto, it also briefly showcased Riko Amanai and Toji Fushiguro’s voices.

The latest trailer follows a similar vein, but invokes a more somber rendition of the main cast’s voices, unlike the earlier fun and carefree background score and dialogue. Along with Yuichi Nakamaru, who voices Satoru Gojo, and Takahiro Sakurai, voicing Suguru Geto, the new season will welcome Anna Nagase, and Takehito Koyasu into the series, voicing Riko, and Toji, respectively.

The next part of the article contains spoilers for the Gojo’s Past arc of Jujutsu Kaisen.

Season 2 trailer explores character arcs and major action sequences

The new Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 trailer begins with Geto’s narration, highlighting his disillusionment with sorcerers, and the jujutsu world in general. The trailer contains several easter eggs, referencing his defection to the dark side, but moves on to a more naive and optimistic version of the special-grade sorcerer, a glimpse of which was visible at the very end of the prequel movie featuring his death.

The Jujutsu Kaisen trailer also shows a more arrogant, flippant Gojo, unused to losing battles and loved ones, loudly wondering what was so great about a kid being compatible for being merged with Tengen. Riko’s hesitation and will to live also became evident, in sharp contrast to her bravado in the previous trailer.

The trailer also features some fantastic action sequences, the highlights being Gojo and Geto’s battles against Toji Fushiguro. The visuals include references to the sorcerer-killer stabbing Gojo in the throat, and Geto’s obvious grief as he attempts to kill his opponent. The trailer ends with the Six Eyes sorcerer’s maniacal scream as he masters his cursed technique for the first time, becoming a watershed moment in the manga.

Arundhoti Palit is a literature post-graduate and an anime content writer at Spiel Times. A bit of a Japanophile, Arundhoti enjoys reading manga and Murakami during her spare time. Be it books, movies, manga or anime, she tends to dive deep into theories and background research, picking up weird trivia and info-dumping along the way.