Gege Akutami, the creator of Jujutsu Kaisen, is a huge fan of Tite Kubo’s Bleach and Yoshihiro Togashi’s Hunter X Hunter. The Shibuya Incident arc of Jujutsu Kaisen shows Gege’s appreciation for Hunter X Hunter, with similarities in character design, narrative, and the basis of the cursed energy. Togashi also loved Jujutsu Kaisen and took inspiration from it, showing mutual respect between the two creators and making both series better. Watch Jujutsu Kaisen on Crunchyroll.
Gege Akutami, creator of the extremely popular game Jujutsu Kaisen, there are many authors he admires. The anonymous author says he was a huge fan of Tite Kubo’s Bleach, sneaking into his brother’s room to read them when he was a child. The two series have a lot in common, but Yoshihiro Togashi is revered by the creator of Jujutsu Kaisen, and that’s more evident than ever in the Shibuya Incident arc.
It’s no surprise that comic book creators draw inspiration from other comic books they grew up watching. Series like Dragon Ball and Naruto inspired the next generation of mangaka, especially Yuki Tabata, who created Black Clover under the influence of Akira Toriyama. There are more manga being released than ever before, and all the authors are inspired by those who came before them.
Gege has always loved Hunter X Hunter
Jujutsu Kaisen is created by Studio MAPPA, based on the original manga by Gege Akutami.
Gege always takes the opportunity to express his love for Yoshihiro Togashi’s works, especially YuYu Hakusho and Hunter X Hunter. Manga authors often oversee anime adaptations, and Gege worked closely with MAPPA to improve Jujutsu Kaisen. The Shibuya Incident arc gave him the chance to show his appreciation for Hunter X Hunter, and he did. There are striking similarities between Killua and young Gojo Satoru, from their character designs to their walking styles. The voice actors for the two characters are also the same.
The anime Hunter X Hunter is remembered by many for its use of narration. Jujutsu Kaisen had never incorporated that element before the Shibuya incident. While the narration isn’t nearly as good as what’s seen in Hunter X Hunter, it’s interesting to see the staff experimenting and changing it up. From Awasaka looking a lot like Netero to the very similar basis of cursed energy and nen, Gege Akutami’s love for Togashi’s works has always been obvious – but reached new heights in the infamous series. language.
This love is not one-sided either. Togashi loves Jujutsu Kaisen and one of his chapters is inspired by it. The two creators respect each other and their works, and two fan-favorite series inspiring each other will certainly make both mangas that much better. The Shibuya Incident arc is approaching its climax, and the inspiration from Hunter X Hunter only serves to make the anime an even better experience for fans.
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