A post recently appeared on the X social media platform from an account pretending to be manga artist Shita Akutami, the creator of the popular series Jujutsu Kaisen.
This fake account shared an image teasing a hypothetical third season of the Jujutsu Kaisen anime TV adaptation, referencing the “Culling Game” storyline from the manga source material that many fans hope will someday be animated.
However, devoted readers were quick to notice discrepancies, pointing out on fan community platforms that this social media account was an imposter.
One Twitter user named JJK_Mya even posted screenshots of the misleading post to warn others of the inauthentic account attempting to impersonate the real mangaka.
Despite being called out for the deception, this fraudulent X account still claims in its profile description to be Jujutsu Kaisen’s creator, Shita Akutami.
For now, the fake “Culling Game Season 3” post in question has been removed, but the impersonator persists in masquerading as the artist behind the popular supernatural battle series.
Dedicated fans continue working to identify and report fake accounts like this one to protect both the manga’s creator and the community that has formed around this fantastical world.
Outrage Among Jujutsu Kaisen Fans Due to False Season 3 Viral Claim
The continuing presence of this fake Jujutsu Kaisen creator account on X has rightfully upset many loyal fans of the series.
Despite multiple users reporting the impersonating profile, the social media platform has shockingly taken no discernible action, allowing the deceitful user to keep accumulating followers through their false identity.
Making matters worse, this user apparently routinely reposts fanart and fan edits of Jujutsu Kaisen without properly crediting the talented creators behind those works.
So not only do the account holders misrepresent themselves as the original manga author, but they freely leverage fan art for their own benefit without permission or attributions.
Impersonation and Art Theft
Understandably, fans who have reported this account find the lack of response from X extremely frustrating.
As shared by the Twitter user JJK_Mya, many have submitted complaints, only to see no accountability for the acknowledged impersonation and art theft.
At the time of this writing, the fake “Shita Akutami” account still boasts over 206,000 followers, further enabled by X’s inaction.
The anger from loyal Jujutsu Kaisen admirers stems not just from the audacious deception but also from the growing platform and legitimacy afforded to this user to keep perpetrating it without consequence.
Despite clear violations of creative rights and authenticity, the account faces no restraints thanks to X’s failure to protect both a renowned manga artist and the fan community rallying to support them.
The popular supernatural action series Jujutsu Kaisen exploded into animation in October 2020 courtesy of acclaimed anime studio MAPPA. This TV adaptation transported Mangaka Gege Akutami’s distinctive dark fantasy world to an exciting new medium for devoted fans.
Jujutsu Kaisen unfolds in a reality where negative emotions manifest as dangerous Curses that feast on unsuspecting humans.
Ordinary high schooler Yuji Itadori finds himself thrown into this shadowy realm when he rushes to help a friend being attacked by a Curse, ingesting a rare Special Grade curse in the process.
Jujutsu Kaisen’s Explosive Rise
Now an unwilling host to this potent entity, Yuji joins Jujutsu Tech High School to learn how to control his emerging powers under senior sorcerer Satoru Gojo.
There, he begins training as a fledgling Jujutsu Sorcerer, mastering supernatural techniques to combat Curses and help expel them from the mortal world.
As Yuji balances his studies, friendships, and perilous encounters with sinister magic, he slowly starts to make sense of this new reality filled with exorcists and shapeless spirits fueled by the darkness in human hearts.
Faithfully adapted by MAPPA, Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen now captivates viewers globally through its animated exploits at Jujutsu Tech and far beyond.
This past July finally brought the long-awaited second season of the Jujutsu Kaisen TV adaptation, picking up where Season 1 left off.
The early episodes flashed back to an incident involving lead sorcerer Satoru Gojo’s past before diving into the chaotic Shibuya Incident arc.
This storyline sees Gojo sealed away into an endless prison dimension, leaving young Jujutsu sorcerers like Yuji vulnerable against looming villains such as the sinister curse Mahito and the mysterious Kenjaku.
With Gojo out of the picture, the action continues ramping up in Shibuya as Kenjaku pushes to actualize his thousand-year plan to flood the human world with Curses.
The fan-favorite Culling Game arc chronicles the next phase, depicting a lethal battle royale masterminded by Kenjaku to filter out the strongest players for some grand purpose.
As of now, animation studio MAPPA has not confirmed if or when a hypothetical third season of the anime might adapt this later stretch of the manga.
So for excited Jujutsu Kaisen fans, Season 2 has delivered heaps of long-awaited confrontations and game-changing developments, with still ever more unseen chaos awaiting should MAPPA elect to continue Yuji’s animated adventures against the mounting demonic threats.