Jujutsu Kaisen fans are outraged by a fake post about Season 3 that has now garnered over 3 million views on social media.
Although the said post is no longer present on @jujutsuakutami’s X (formerly Twitter) page, another user named JJK_Mya shared a screenshot of the post with their followers. The original version, posted by a user claiming to be the creator of JJK, had an introductory image that read “Culling Game Season 3”. This refers to the manga’s respective plot that many fans eventually hope to see in the Jujutsu Kaisen anime. The account was later exposed by members of the fan community, who posted a community note warning other viewers about its fraudulent owner. Currently, this user X still introduces themselves as Shita Akutami, creator of Jujutsu Kaisen, in their author bio.
Jujutsu Kaisen fans may be angry that X himself has yet to take action and that the account owner is still attracting more followers by incorrectly using Akutami’s name. Some fans have also accused users of regularly reposting fan art and edits without crediting the original creators. Despite the account’s problematic history, it appears that X has never imposed any penalties on the owner; In JJK_Mya’s thread, many followers said they reported this account multiple times but to no avail. At the time of writing, @jujutsuakutami has over 206k followers on X.
MAPPA’s Jujutsu Kaisen anime premiered in October 2020, bringing Akutami’s unique story to life in a whole new way for his fans. The film is set in a world where negative emotions take the form of evil entities known as “Curses”. The story begins when a young man named Yuji Itadori steps in to stop a curse from attacking his friend. In the process, he uses a special level curse and gains incredible supernatural powers. To master his newfound abilities, Yuji begins working alongside a famous curse expert named Satoru Gojo, who shows him how to banish harmful creatures from the human realm.
This July, JJK fans witnessed the premiere of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, which began with a plot revolving around an incident in Gojo’s past. Currently, the season is about the famous Shibuya Incident, in which Gojo was sealed inside another dimension. This leaves Yuji and his allies as the last line of defense against the arc’s main villains, Mahito and Kenjaku (also known as Pseudo-Geto). The subsequent “Extermination Game” chronicles a deadly battle to the death orchestrated by Kenjaku, designed to pave the way for humanity’s ultimate evolution into curses. Since MAPPA has yet to confirm the production of Season 3, it is unclear when or even if “Culling Game” will be included in the anime series.
The Jujutsu Kaisen anime series is streaming on Crunchyroll. Gege Akutami’s original Jujutsu Kaisen manga is now available in English on VIZ Media.
Source: X (formerly Twitter)