Do you want to know exactly how many volumes of Jujutsu Kaisen are there before you start reading the manga? If yes, then you have come to the right place, as I’ll tell you all about the manga volumes of this series!
Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the series that took over the world of the shonen genre and became substantially more popular after its anime adaptation. But even before that, the manga’s popularity was at the top of the game, selling millions of copies in a short amount of time.
Now, I am pretty sure you are interested in reading the manga just because of how good the anime adaptation is. I mean, the animation was beautiful, the soundtrack was impeccable, and the characters and premise made everything super interesting, but the anime series is still unfinished!
This leaves most people with a desire to consume more about Jujutsu Kaisen, which is why most of us jumped straight into the manga after finishing the anime series. Sadly, the manga is still in serialization, too, but hey, considering how many manga-enjoyers have claimed the next arcs of the series to be absolutely fantastic, how can we avoid starting to read it?
The question is, how many Jujutsu Kaisen volumes are there at the moment? This question is very important, at least for most people who like to read manga, since it decides how much time you will have to invest in it and whether it is actually worth it to start reading it. Thus, we talk about it in the following sections of this article!
How Many Volumes of Jujutsu Kaisen Are There?
Considered one of the best new-gen anime, Jujutsu Kaisen has taken over the world of anime ever since its anime adaptation was released. But even before that, the manga was a best-seller, with each new volume generating more sales than the last!
Jujutsu Kaisen is written and illustrated by Gege Akutami, and its first chapter was released on March 5, 2018, while its first manga volume was released on July 4, 2018!
As mentioned earlier, the manga is still ongoing, unlike its counterpart, Demon Slayer, which is completed. Even though it’s still ongoing, there is a ton of content for you to consume, especially if you have only watched the anime’s first season.
At the time of writing this, a total of 231 chapters have been released, with new chapters coming out every week. Coming to the manga volumes, there are a total of 23 manga volumes released so far, with the 24th volume set for an October 2023 release date.
Now that we know precisely how many Jujutsu Kaisen volumes there are, we can move forward and see all the manga volumes in order because it is essential that you read the next section!
Jujutsu Kaisen Manga in Order:
Jujutsu Kaisen, like most other manga series, is a pretty straightforward story where you have to read the manga volumes in order of their release date. But there is one volume, i.e., Volume 0, that might confuse you a bit.
Volume 0 is a prequel set before the main story begins, so many would think of reading it first. But I don’t recommend doing that.
Instead, read Volume 1, 2 & 3, and then read Volume 0. Volumes 1 to 3 introduce you to the world of Jujutsu Kaisen and give you a brief idea of what curses and sorcerers are. So, when you read Volume 0, you won’t be confused about what’s happening in the story.
Even if you go by the release date, Volume 0 was released on the same day as Volume 3, so read it only after you’ve read the first three volumes!
|Volume No.:||Volume Name:||No. of Chapters:||Release Date:|
|Vol. 0||Blinding Darkness||Ch. 0.1-0.4||December 4, 2018|
|Vol. 1||Ryomen Sukuna||Ch. 1-7||July 4, 2018|
|Vol. 2||Fearsome Womb||Ch. 8-16||September 4, 2018|
|Vol. 3||Young Fish and Reverse Punishment||Ch. 17-25||December 4, 2018|
|Vol. 4||I’m Gonna Kill You!||Ch. 26-34||March 4, 2019|
|Vol. 5||Kyoto Sister School Goodwill Event||Ch. 35-43||May 2, 2019|
|Vol. 6||Black Flash||Ch. 44-52||July 4, 2019|
|Vol. 7||The Origin of Obedience||Ch. 53-61||October 4, 2019|
|Vol. 8||Hidden Inventory||Ch. 62-70||January 4, 2020|
|Vol. 9||Premature Death||Ch. 71-79||January 4, 2020|
|Vol. 10||Evening Festival||Ch. 80-88||March 4, 2020|
|Vol. 11||The Shibuya Incident ーGate Openー||Ch. 89-97||June 4, 2020|
|Vol. 12||The Shibuya Incident ーSummonー||Ch. 98-106||August 4, 2020|
|Vol. 13||The Shibuya Incident ーThunderclapー||Ch. 107-115||October 2, 2020|
|Vol. 14||The Shibuya Incident ーRight and Wrongー||Ch. 116-124||January 4, 2021|
|Vol. 15||The Shibuya Incident ーTransformationー||Ch. 125-133||March 4, 2021|
|Vol. 16||The Shibuya Incident ーGate Closedー||Ch. 134-142||June 4, 2021|
|Vol. 17||Perfect Preparation||Ch. 143-152||October 4, 2021|
|Vol. 18||Fever||Ch. 153-161||December 25, 2021|
|Vol. 19||Tokyo No. 1 Colony ーAngry Menー||Ch. 162-171||April 4, 2022|
|Vol. 20||Sendai Colony ーSemi-Feastー||Ch. 172-180||August 4, 2022|
|Vol. 21||Tokyo No. 2 Colony ーGreat Luckー||Ch. 181-190||December 2, 2022|
|Vol. 22||Sakurajima Colony ーResurrectionー||Ch. 191-199||March 3, 2023|
|Vol. 23||Stars and Oil||Ch. 200-208||July 4, 2023|
|Vol. 24||TBA||Ch. 209-217||October 4, 2023|
Note: The English translations of Volumes 21 and 22 are available for pre-order; they will be released on November 21, 2023, and April 16, 2024, respectively. The release dates for Volumes 23 and 24’s English versions are yet to be announced!
What is Jujutsu Kaisen Manga All About?
Jujutsu Kaisen is a manga that primarily enters the shonen genre, which is a type of genre that targets specific demography, i.e., young men. Even then, the genre is enjoyed by all genres and ages, no doubt being the most popular genre in the world of manga and anime, showcasing enthusiastic characters, humor, and lots of action.
As a title, Jujutsu Kaisen is a dark fantasy, supernatural, and adventure series. It follows the main character, Yuuji Itadori, as he suddenly finds himself involved in the world of curses and sorcery.
Yuuji is a high-school student who is inhumanly fit, to the point of being incredibly strong and fast, capable of reaching the speed of cars. Even then, he’s not part of any club and hangs around the occult club to be with his friends, as he enjoys occultism and the supernatural.
To help his friends, without knowing much about it, Yuuji takes a cursed object from one of the shrines of his school and gives it to their friends so they can attempt a ritual for their club activities. On the same day, two significant events happen – first, Yuuji’s grandfather dies, and on his deathbed, he asks Yuuji to live a life surrounded by people and always to try to help others.
While all this happened, Megumi, a sorcerer, was tasked to find the same object Yuuji initially grabbed and gave to the occult club. Catching a glimpse of Yuuji, Megumi notices “cursed” energy coming from him, so he follows him to the hospital, claiming that the object itself may be very dangerous and might cause the members of the occult club to be murdered by paranormal beings.
The object was a cursed object, a talisman in the shape of a finger that belonged to one of the most feared beings in the world of sorcery – Ryomen Sukuna, the King of Curses – and because of how powerful it is, other curses will attempt to consume it to gain its powers.
After explaining this, Megumi rushes toward the school to attempt to save the students. Yuuji follows him to save his friends, just to find the school infested with monsters attracted by the talisman Yuuji stole. A fight breaks out, and for the sake of saving his friends, Yuuji decides to eat the finger without knowing the results it might bring.
This causes Sukuna to take over Yuuji’s body, and he almost gets to kill Megumi, only to be saved by his mentor, the strongest sorcerer in the world, Gojo Satoru. Gojo decides to give Yuuji a chance since Yuuji seems capable of taking control of his body again and not allowing Sukuna to possess his body.
Gojo then takes Yuuji to the Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School, where sorcerers are trained and tells Yuuji he has the option to become a sorcerer to consume more fingers from Sukuna to seal him completely or he can be executed as Sukuna’s vessel.
Of course, Yuuji decides to become a sorcerer and enters a group under Gojo’s commands, alongside Megumi Fushiguro and a girl named Nobara Kugisaki.
This manga series is an action-filled series, definitely worth starting, thanks to the fact that the manga is still in serialization, and the anime has a long way to go before catching up with it.
Now that you know how many volumes of Jujutsu Kaisen are there, it will be easier to decide when to start it. If you liked the anime, it’s just a matter of time until you do!