Jujutsu Kaisen Climax Announced: How Many Chapters Until Manga's End?

Jujutsu Kaisen Climax Announced: How Many Chapters Until Manga's End?
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It looks like the Jujutsu Kaisen manga is coming to an end. But is it true or is it just a rumor?


  • Now the crucial events known as the Shinjuku Showdown Arc are taking place in Jujutsu Kaisen.
  • The editor of the magazine that publishes the manga has hinted that the story has reached its climax.
  • Despite rumors and speculation, we probably shouldn't worry about the story's premature conclusion.

Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the most popular shōnen franchises, competing with contemporaries Demon Slayer and My Hero Academia, as well as timeless classics like Hunter × Hunter, One Piece, and Naruto (well, now it's Boruto). Written and illustrated by Gege Akutami, the manga is now in its sixth year of breaking records, attracting a massive fan base and selling over 90 million copies worldwide as of January 2024.

Akutami is a rather cynical author, as we've learned from the ruthless murders of many fan-favorite characters. But never has the JJK fans been more on edge than now, as the story has likely entered its highpoint with the beginning of the devastating Shinjuku Showdown arc.

The excitement and suspense only grows with each chapter, and the editor of Weekly Shōnen Jump, the magazine that publishes Jujutsu Kaisen, has added fuel to the fire. According to him, the arc has reached its climax, and many fans are speculating whether this means that the story will end soon, or whether we'll see more chapters than expected.

Let's break down how many chapters are left before the iconic manga comes to an end.

Shinjuku Showdown Arc Reaches Intense Climax

The Shinjuku Showdown arc began with chapter 222 and has been going on for months and 40 chapters now, keeping us in incredible suspense. After all, we have already suffered the tragic death of everyone's favorite Satoru Gojo in chapter 236. With Gojo's murder at the hands of Sukuna, all seems lost, but the brave jujutsu sorcerers continue to face the dreaded King of Curses, albeit this time without their eccentric mentor.

In 261, more madness occurred when Gojo's body was taken over by Yuta, sending fans into a frenzy. It looks like the timer on the bomb that is the Shinjuku Showdown arc is coming to an end, and we should be prepared for the mind-blowing explosion. At least according to the editor of the Weekly Shōnen Jump.

The post also mentions that 'The last time this editor claimed the Gojo vs. Sukuna fight was nearing its climax, the fight went on for another 8-10 chaps.'

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How Many More Chapters Should We Expect?

For quite some time now, rumors and speculations have been circulating in the media and on social media that this arc is the final one, and that we should expect about 10 more chapters. The manga will thus end shortly after the conclusion of its Weekly Shōnen Jump My Hero Academia counterpart, which is also coming to an end.

However, it's unknown how long the fight with Sukuna will last or if there will be anything after that. Also, despite the obvious attempt to get the audience excited and build hype, the editor still noted the climax of the arc rather than the entire story.

Jujutsu Kaisen still has enough storylines and unanswered questions that can be addressed after the battle. And of course, we shouldn't forget that The Merger, a post-apocalyptic scenario in the style of The End of Evangelion, is very likely.

However, Gege Akutami is also known for leaving questions unanswered. So it's likely that the manga could end in about 10 chapters, but if the manga wants to delve deeper into the aftermath of Sukuna's victory over The Merger, JJK could go on for another 20-30 chapters.

In the meantime, as a reminder, the new chapter is delayed due to the mangaka's hiatus. Stay tuned for the release of Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 262 on June 9, 2024.