Anime Limited to Release Jujutsu Kaisen Anime’s Soundtrack Digitally, Physically on Vinyl, CD

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European distributor based in Scotland Anime Limited (All the Anime) announced on Wednesday that it will release the original soundtrack for the Jujutsu Kaisen television anime in North America, Europe, and Oceania on April 21, the same day that it launches in Japan. The company will also release the soundtrack on vinyl and CD in North America, Europe, and Oceania in the fourth quarter of 2021.

All 60 tracks will be available to stream or download on Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, and YouTube music, with availability depending on territories. The company will reveal more information at a future date.

The Jujutsu Kaisen anime premiered on October 2, and it had 24 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the anime outside of Asia as the anime airs in Japan. The company is also streaming dubs in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German.

Crunchyroll describes the anime’s story:

Hardship, regret, shame: the negative feelings that humans feel become Curses that lurk in our everyday lives. The Curses run rampant throughout the world, capable of leading people to terrible misfortune and even death. What’s more, the Curses can only be exorcised by another Curse.

Itadori Yuji is a boy with tremendous physical strength, though he lives a completely ordinary high school life. One day, to save a friend who has been attacked by Curses, he eats the finger of the Double-Faced Specter, taking the Curse into his own soul. From then on, he shares one body with the Double-Faced Specter. Guided by the most powerful of sorcerers, Gojo Satoru, Itadori is admitted to the Tokyo Metropolitan Technical High School of Sorcery, an organization that fights the Curses… and thus begins the heroic tale of a boy who became a Curse to exorcise a Curse, a life from which he could never turn back.

Sunghoo Park (The God of High School) directed the anime at MAPPA. Hiroshi Seko (Attack on Titan: Lost Girls, Banana Fish, Vinland Saga) wrote and supervised the scripts. Tadashi Hiramatsu (His and Her Circumstances, Yuri!!! on Ice, Parasyte -the maxim-) designed the characters. Hiroaki Tsutsumi, Yoshimasa Terui, and Arisa Okehazama composed the music.

Who-ya Extended performed the second opening theme song “Vivid Vice” and Cö shu Nie performed the second ending theme song “Give it Back.” Both theme songs premiered in January with the show’s second cours. Eve performed the first opening theme song “Kaikai Kitan,” and ALI performed the first ending theme song “Lost in Paradise feat. AKLO.”

Gekijō-ban Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the Movie), a new anime film for the franchise, will open this winter. The film is based on Gege Akutami‘s Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Tokyo Toritsu Jujutsu Kōtō Senmon Gakkō (Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School) manga prequel story.

Akutami launched the main manga in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in March 2018. The manga has 40 million copies in circulation, including print and digital copies. Akutami said in February that manga will “probably” end within two years. Akutami added he does not have confidence in that statement though.

Viz Media published the manga’s first three chapters in English simultaneously with Japan as part of its Jump Start initiative. When Viz then switched to its new Shonen Jump model in December 2018, the company began publishing new chapters of the manga digitally. Shueisha is also publishing the manga on its MANGA Plus website.

Source: Press release

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