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Jujutsu Kaisen: Ongoing Shinjuku Showdown Confirmed To Be 'The Final Arc' Of The Manga

While Gege Akutami had commented at last year’s Jump Festa that Jujutsu Kaisen manga will end in 2024, there were still doubts about the series’ climax considering how no announcement about the final arc/saga was made by the editors or publishers.

This led hopeful fans to assume that JJK might just go on for another year. After all, Akutami has been talking about the manga ending soon for quite some time now.

However, a snippet of the author’s answer in the Q&A’s from the Gege Akutami ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ exhibition revealed that the ongoing Shinjuku Showdown arc indeed was the final arc or chapter of the manga.

The question originally pertained to the Culling Games, asking Akutami if he had a rough concept of how it would turn out while approaching the arc.

In response, Akutami said that the Culling Game was seen as necessary device to set the stage for the Shinjuku Showdown arc, which was the final saga/arc or Jujutsu Kaisen

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I considered it a device to do what needed to be done for the Inhuman Makyo Shinjuku Showdown arc (the final arc),” Akutami told.

Note: The word 章 (pronounced “shou”) which is a part of Akutami’s answer (you can see it right below the letter A in the image), translates “chapter” or “section”. So the literal translation should be “the final part/section”. However, in the context of the answer the author provided, the word 章 (shou) typically refers to a story arc (and probably not a saga).

Based on the comment, we can confirm that Shinjuku Showdown will indeed be the final part of Jujutsu Kaisen manga.

That said, it needs to be seen if there will be more mini arcs in the story, or if we will reach the conclusion of the series by the end of the ongoing battle.

On an average, major arcs in Jujutsu Kaisen have between 50-60 chapters. As of now, we have around 35 chapters of the Shinjuku Showdown arc (excluding Takaba and Kenjaku’s parts), and we could still get around 20 more.

Jujutsu Kaisen manga, which began serializing in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in 2018.

As of July 2024, the chapters of the manga have been collected into 27 tankobon volumes, with over 90 million copies in circulation.

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