Jujutsu Kaisen (呪じゅ術じゅつ廻かい戦せん Jujutsu Kaisen?) is a manga written and illustrated by Gege Akutami and is published in Weekly Shonen Jump. The first chapter was published on March 5, 2018 in issue 14 of Weekly Shonen Jump.
The TV anime series Jujutsu Kaisen has gained popularity for its dark world view and visual beauty. To commemorate the release of Jujutsu Kaisen: Zero: the Movie, a prequel to the TV anime series, this collection features popular Jujutsu Kaisen characters in its designs. The popular manga “Jujutsu Kaisen” serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump” is finally in the UT collection to enjoy for adults and children alike!. A prequel series titled Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Jujutsu High started on April 28th, 2017 in the Jump GIGA 2017 vol.1 issue. The series was meant to be a short series and continued for four chapters and concluded in the 2017 vol.4 issue.
On March 5th, 2018, in the 2018-14 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, the serialization of Jujutsu Kaisen started, acting as an sequel to the previous short series, featuring new main characters. In December 2018, along with the release of the series 3rd volume, an additional volume was released labelled as 0th volume and containing the 4-chapter prequel series. Yuji Itadori is an expert at track and field. But he has zero interest running around in circles, he’s happy as a clam in the Occult Research Club. Although he’s only in the club for kicks, things get serious when a real spirit shows up at school!
When his grandfather is on his deathbed, Yuji makes a promise to him; that he will do kind deeds so that he dies surrounded by loved ones, unlike his grandfather. Idly indulging in baseless paranormal activities with the Occult Club, high schooler Yuuji Itadori spends his days at either the clubroom or the hospital, where he visits his bedridden grandfather. However, this leisurely lifestyle soon takes a turn for the strange when he unknowingly encounters a cursed item. Triggering a chain of supernatural occurrences, Yuuji finds himself suddenly thrust into the world of Curses—dreadful beings formed from human malice and negativity—after swallowing the said item, revealed to be a finger belonging to the demon Sukuna Ryoumen, the “King of Curses.”
Yuuji experiences first-hand the threat these Curses pose to society as he discovers his own newfound powers. Introduced to the Tokyo Metropolitan Jujutsu Technical High School, he begins to walk down a path from which he cannot return—the path of a Jujutsu sorcerer.
However, Yuji’s life takes a sudden turn as he meets Megumi Fushiguro; a jujutsu sorcerer who tries to retrieve a cursed object. When Yuji’s friends open the cursed object that they found, things go south as the cursed spirits that it spawned start roaming in school. As Fushiguro and Yuji are almost defeated by one of the spirits, Yuji then swallows the cursed object and gains its power. As a result, Yuji becomes cursed by the object and gets dragged into Fushiguro’s thrilling world of jujutsu sorcerers and cursed spirits.