Jujutsu Kaisen is, without a doubt, one of the best action anime shows out there, thanks to MAPPA’s relentless work to improve on its previous works.
From ecstatic fights to character entrances that etch in the viewers’ minds, there are endless things to love about this supernatural Shonen anime.
With the second season already released during the early summer, fans got to see the youthful days of Gojo and Geto, who shined through high school while competing with each other.
However, Gojo’s Past Arc has come to an end when the team consisting of Gojo, Geto, and Shoko are tasked to protect the Star Plasma Vessel, and it is time to look forward to one of the most anticipated arcs of the manga.
Although the Shibuya Incident arc should have been out by now, given the last canon episode was released on August 3rd, the anime is going on a hiatus until August 31st in order to prepare for the impending story shift that alters the entire perspective of the viewers upon its release.
So, the initial question remains: When is the Shibuya Incident arc of Jujutsu Kaisen starting?
Let’s dig a little bit deeper into the subject.
The Shibuya Incident Arc Release Date
Although we weren’t straightforward, Jujutsu Kaisen anime resumes the premiere of its second season starting on August 31st, which, in a way, is the beginning of the Shibuya Incident Arc. Here are the release timings according to each time zone:
- Indian Standard Time: August 31, 10.30 PM
- Western Pacific Time: August 31, 10: 00 AM
- Central European Time: August 31, 07: 00 PM
- Philippine Standard Time: September 1, 01:00 PM
- Australian Standard Time: September 1, 02: 30 AM
If you are a manga reader and are done with the Shibuya Incident arc, you should already know why fans are excited about this specific arc.
So far, the anime has been a generic concept well done, but with the upcoming arc, it changes with the introduction of new plot points and massive reveals, and there isn’t much time before it arrives. The official X account of Jujutsu Kaisen has shared a key visual and a promotional video to further raise anticipation among the fans.
You can view them here:
The Shibuya Incident Arc: What to Expect?
Without disclosing any spoilers that may ruin your experience, here is a brief and detailed peek into where you’re heading when the anime resumes its weekly episodes. The previous episode revealed what led Geto down the dark path despite being a righteous Jujutsu Sorcerer who strived to protect humanity, and it has a lot to do with Riko’s demise and other external factors, such as his village massacre incident.
Shibuya Incident Arc takes place in the present time of the anime, where an alliance forged between cursed users and cursed spirits led by Mahito and Geto finally make their move to seal Gojo Satoru.
Evidently, the arc has lasted for 58 chapters in the manga and featured an unexpected number of fights, with action choreography reaching new and innovative heights. This arc will also mark a crucial point for the character developments of Yuji Itadori, Megumi Fushiguro, and Nobara Kugisaki, as they will be forced to fight an entirely different level of foes.
Furthermore, the arc also provides a deeper understanding of Jujutsu Kaisen’s world and delves into the mysteries of cursed spirits and Jujutsu sorcerers. While all these aspects may instill insurmountable expectations in the upcoming arc, what we discussed are mere facts that you will witness upon its release.
Where to Watch the Shibuya Incident Arc?
In case you haven’t had the chance to watch the second season of Jujutsu Kaisen or are simply waiting until the main arc releases, you may need some pointers on where to watch it.
The second half of Jujutsu Kaisen will start the usual broadcast on NBS and TBS channels on August 31, 2023, in Japan. You can watch the same episodes on Crunchyroll with a two-hour delay with English subtitles.
So, are you excited about the Shibuya Incident Arc? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.