Production on Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 has been heavily criticized for its poor treatment of animators, with recent crises highlighting unreasonable schedules and a lack of innovation from Studio MAPPA. The animators were denied delays by Studio MAPPA, leading to busy production and episodes being completed just hours before airing, leading to frustration and calls for disbandment from some cast members. member in the group. Production issues will likely affect the remainder of season 2, with visual compromises likely, but the main problem lies in Studio MAPPA’s toxic work environment, which is unlikely can change.
For several years, LEARNING MAP received a lot of criticism for their extremely poor treatment of their animators, with Jujutsu Kaisen Production problems part 2 is the newest and most widely published. Many animators who worked on season 2 spoke out about low pay and unreasonable deadlines, and season 2, episode #14 was so heavily criticized that the director felt the need to apologize for that on X.
It is becoming increasingly clear that Jujutsu Kaisen The production of season 2 was as pathetic as any other Studio MAPPA anime, if not worse, and the most recent meltdown from the staff behind it makes that undeniable. MAPPA animator HoneHone recently commented on the production of season 2 to re-emphasise their ridiculous schedule and how little MAPPA did to make things better for them,
The worst thing is when all the employees work hard to meet a schedule that normally cannot be met in time, and the higher-ups look at the results and think, “I can’t say anything! ” and cannot do that. Make improvements. I guess this cycle starts when I finish a movie in four months…
What’s more, they also said that the problem started when Jujutsu Kaisen 0 had to be completed in just four months. That’s a terrible statement about how things are going at MAPPA, and things only get worse from there.
Studio MAPPA Refuses Animation Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Delays
The central element of the recent crisis of Jujutsu Kaisen animators is the how Jujutsu KaisenThe animators were denied a delay by Studio MAPPA. Production became so busy that the animators only completed the episodes a few hours before they were to air, and when they requested a delay, they were denied by the production committee.
One animator, Barikios, commented on receiving “bad news” and called for the group to disband, and another animator, Amphibi, simply said “Owarida,” the Japanese word for “ It’s over”,
All of which makes it clear that the production of Jujutsu Kaisen was nothing but a mess.
However, as previously discussed, the problems with Jujutsu Kaisen and Studio MAPPA go even further than that. It didn’t just appear recently Jujutsu Kaisen staff had to sign an NDA to avoid talking about the production of season 2but a famous animator, Itsuki Tsuchigami, has repeatedly expressed his disappointment with MAPPA,
Especially with this tweet, saying that people need to stop praising MAPPA and praise those who actually persevere to get the job done. It’s been clear that production on Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 has long become unsustainable, and unfortunately, it’s unlikely that Studio MAPPA will do anything about it.
How will Jujutsu Kaisen production issues affect Season 2?
Given the extent of the Jujutsu Kaisen animators’ latest crisis, it naturally raises the question of how the rest of season 2 will be affected. Season 2, episode #17 should already be in production, even if recent news revealed that it might not be completed until air date, so the latest disappointments from the makers The anime may only affect episode #18 onwards. Don’t know what it will look like, but The rest of Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 will likely be equivalent to part 2, episode #14, which was criticized for its overall stiff and lackluster image..
Of course, that’s not the problem to focus on, just the byproduct of it. It’s great that every Jujutsu Kaisen episode looks great, but that can’t happen as long as Studio MAPPA continues to maintain such a toxic work environment and if the latest crisis in production levels If this is terrible, everything will be okay. off, that won’t change anytime soon. LEARNING MAP has long been the focus of criticism of modern anime production, and everything that comes with Jujutsu Kaisen Part 2 shows that reputation is unfortunately well deserved.
Jujutsu Kaisen releases new episodes every Thursday on Crunchyroll.
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Release date: 2020-10-03
Cast: Yuichi Nakamura, Junya Enoki, Yuma Uchida, Asami Seto, Kaiji Tang, Adam McArthur, Robbie Daymond, Anne Yatco
Category: Action, Animation, Supernatural
Writer: Hiroshi Seko
Streaming services: Crunchyroll
Franchise(s): Jujutsu Kaisen
Director: Sunghoo Park, Shota Goshozono