The English voice behind Jujutsu Kaisen’s Gojo Satoru has stated that MAPPA animators deserve better treatment.
Famous voice actor Kaiji Tang — also known for works such as Dragon Ball Super, Berserk, Bungo Stray Dogs and The Apothecary Diaries — recently spoke out in support of workers at MAPPA, who continue to produce produced a “masterpiece despite a terrible production schedule. ” As both a professional and a fan, he called for a raise and more time for them to get it right, along with the comment “give these superb animators the rest they deserve.” The post was shared thousands of times on X (formerly Twitter) with general approval.
MAPPA announces another postponement of Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 – This time permanently
The announcement that Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 would be available on services in Japan nearly 18 hours later is testament to MAPPA’s current working conditions.
Tang is one of the most popular English voice actors in the industry and continues to make headlines with his current role as Gojo. Tang also received praise for his work outside of anime, including video games and live-action titles. Particularly outspoken, Tang has been critical of Crunchyroll and the dubbing industry more broadly, most recently highlighting the new deal SAG-AFTRA agreed to with studios. “Unless the AI protection language in this deal is radically overhauled for the better,” Tang posted on November 15, “I will vote no on this deal. I am not willing to throw away all this work for short-term gain.” In an ironic twist, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 animation directors recently invited SAG-AFTRA to help fix the “collapsing” anime industry, making the point that no matter the country, conditions are tough. continues to oppress all those involved in anime creation.
Whether MAPPA grants leave or not, many people will not return to the company after Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 is completed. One of the most famous One Piece and JJK animators recently said in no uncertain terms that he will never work for MAPPA again. This comes after multiple allegations of delayed payment negotiations and unworkable deadlines, presenting serious mental health concerns for at least one episode director.
Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 242 Paying homage to Yu Yu Hakusho in funny sayings
To the delight of Yu Yu Hakusho fans, Jujutsu Kaisen sneakily references a beloved scene from Yoshihiro Togashi’s shounen classic.
Crunchyroll aired both seasons of Jujutsu Kaisen, described: “Yuji Itadori is a boy with immense physical strength, although he lives a completely normal high school life. One day, to save a classmate who was attacked by curses, he ate Ryomen Sukuna’s finger, taking the curse into his own soul. From then on, he shared a body with Ryomen Sukuna. Guided by the strongest sorcerer, Satoru Gojo, Itadori is accepted into Tokyo Jujutsu High School, an organization that fights the forces of curses… and thus begins the heroic story of a boy who becomes a curse to lift a curse, a life you can never return to.”
Source: Kaiji Tang via X (formerly Twitter)