Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, Episode 20 episode director revealed on social media that the much talked about fight scene involving Aoi Todo was animated by a shocking young animator.
According to an X (formerly Twitter) post via Anime Senpai, Episode 20 director Yuji Tokuno has said that the animator behind the viral fight scene of Toda performing the Black Flash move against Mahito is him. teenager Kouichi Akahiro. “Mr. Akahiro is a 19-year-old animator who is capable of creating such super-like animations,” Tokuno said. “All of the creators involved in Jujutsu are extremely young and incredibly talented, which is extremely stimulating. I look forward to the future of all involved!!”
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The clip of Toda performing the Black Flash technique against Mahito has gone viral since Season 2, Episode 20 was released online. Jujutsu Kaisen fans applauded the fight scene for its over-the-top nature, describing it as “the funniest and craziest raw scene ever.” However, anime fans are being careful in how they praise this scene, making sure to give credit to the animators and not to the anime studio itself. MAPPA, the company behind the anime Jujutsu Kaisen and other popular series such as Attack on Titan: The Final Season and Chainsaw Man, has been heavily criticized for its poor treatment of animators, especially occurred during the production of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2.
A recent production crisis regarding Episode 12 of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 prompted episode director Ookubo Shunsuke to post a particularly dark image of a fictional animator from the series Hirobako about to hang himself death. Following this controversial story, fans discovered previous comments from a Jujutsu Kaisen animator expressing their pain and frustration at working under MAPPA, including a since-deleted post read “I want to die quickly.” The revelation that the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 anime film was completed in an unprecedented four months also made fans worried about the physical and mental health of MAPPA animators.
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Terumi Nishii, Animation Director of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, shared her gloomy assessment of the anime industry. Nishii believes that the anime industry will collapse “in just a few years” without proper training/mentoring measures for future animators. “Seriously, it’s over,” she said. “Once Kagawa’s generation leaves, everything will end immediately. At that point we need to do something with the training plan.”
Jujutsu Kaisen is available to stream on Crunchyroll.
Source: X (formerly Twitter), Anime Senpai