Jujutsu Kaisen followers who’ve about $500 to spare and stay in Japan must be very curious about animation studio MAPPA’s newest supply.
The studio behind the anime adaptation of Gege Akutami’s hit shonen manga, in addition to exhibits equivalent to Assault on Titan and the upcoming Chainsaw Man, is now promoting a sequence of framed prints that includes authentic paintings depicting the exhibits they’ve labored on. The primary of those prints, which is an enormous, 3-foot broad piece of paintings from Jujutsu Kaisen, is now accessible for preorder. Followers in Japan will be capable of order the 91 centimeter lengthy, 45 centimeter tall artwork for ¥55,000 yen, or about $490 USD earlier than delivery and dealing with.
『 #呪術廻戦 KEY ANIMATION Vol.1』のカバーイラストが高精細の複製画で発売決定！
— MAPPA (@MAPPA_Info) September 25, 2021
The print depicts Jujutsu Kaisen‘s central protagonist, Yuji Itadori, battling Ryomen Sukuna, the highly effective Curse that lives within him. The prints will likely be produced utilizing a brand new printing approach that reportedly recreates the unique paintings with an unmatched stage of accuracy and constancy. Sadly, as of proper now, MAPPA won’t ship the prints outdoors of Japan.
The brand new prints are being launched as a part of the corporate’s celebration of the tenth anniversary of its founding. MAPPA has but to announce what different sequence and artwork work will likely be featured in the remainder of the sequence.
MAPPA’s makes an attempt to rejoice its huge anniversary have been marred considerably by accusations that the corporate overworks and underpays its artists. A number of months in the past, veteran animator Ippei Ichii criticized each Netflix and MAPPA of paying their animators a charge that was considerably beneath the business common. Netflix has partnered with MAPPA to supply lots of the streaming large’s authentic anime sequence, most notably the samurai-fantasy epic Yasuke. Earlier within the yr, a unique animator who labored on the studio’s manufacturing of Assault on Titan criticized the corporate’s “factory-like” working situations, and acknowledged that they have been pressured by the studio’s administration to work “until the sun came up.”
MAPPA refuted these claims in a press release, saying it provides honest charges relative to the finances of every mission, and that it has by no means compelled anyone to work on one in every of its exhibits. The corporate additionally just lately introduced that it’ll supply animators who work on its upcoming Chainsaw Man adaptation pay charges and bonus advantages which might be nicely above what is obtainable by different animation studios.
The studio can be at the moment engaged on the subsequent entry within the Jujutsu Kaisen franchise, the animated film Jujutsu Kaisen 0. The film is a prequel that tells the story of Yuta Okkutsu, a younger man who’s haunted by the spirit of his childhood pal, Rika. Sadly for them each, Rika’s spirit has change into a Curse, a malevolent monster that now harms anybody who will get too near Yuta. The film will likely be launched in Japan this December.