Author JJK Gege Akuts reveals how he chooses scenes to be placed in the chapter

Limiting the number of pages is often a bane for manga authors who are flooded with many ideas that they want to draw and include in the chapter.Author

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Gege Akutami is no different.

In a special interview published in issue 45 Weekly Shonen Jump on October 11, 2022, the author revealed how he overcomes this problem.

According to the Akuts, he only illustrates the scenes based on whether they are absolutely important for the main story and “their necessity in composition, creating a sense of catharsis.”

The author tells the story in a way that directs the action towards his heroes, releasing their muffled emotions.

Example of Higuramy progress in chapter 159

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To show this, he is then explained.

The author first put the foundations for the emotional trauma of Higurama, revealing how he failed to clean his client before.These muffled emotions gave him a burning determination to fix everything, which can be seen in his behavior when he was approaching the new process.

Although his current client, OE, is considered innocent in the first trial, in the second.The attempt annulles this decision.The fleeting satisfaction that Higurama derives from the result of the first process disappears, and his previous trauma returns to persecute him.

Akuts wanted to illustrate the latter process in detail.However, due to the restrictions, it contains only one panel;The one after the sentence, which presents the expression of the disappointment of OE towards him.According to the author, this scene was the key to building the drama of the story, because it applied to the previous trauma Higurama.

Higurama wakes up, and his explosion of suppressed emotions creates tragic but unforgettable catharsis.

“The scenes that should be drawn are those that are associated with the aspects of the inner work of the characters and those that are necessary to create the final sense of catharsis !!Besides, I definitely cut the scenes very much, “he said in an interview.


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Manga has been served on Weekly Shonen Jump since March 2018, with chapters collected.In 20 volumes as of August 2022.

With the release of the 20th volume, Manga had 20 million copies in circulation, including both in physical and digital versions.

The second season of the anime is currently in the process of production in the MAPPA studio.It will be broadcast by two tracks in 2023.

The first anime season broadcast from October 2020 to March 2021.It consisted of 24 animated episodes by Mappa studies.

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