As manga continues to invade global pop culture, Project X Paris couldn't ignore the phenomenon Jujutsu Kaisenthe new-generation manga that's taking the world by storm. So we're delighted to present our collaboration with THE new benchmark manga.

Jujutsu Kaisenthe new reference manga?

Cela fait plusieurs années que les mangas ont réussi à s'exporter depuis le Japon pour conquérir la pop culture mondiale. Désormais, chaque génération aura connu son titre manga "culte" qui aura marqué son époque. Avec, pour les plus anciens, la période Dragon Ball Z / Goldorak / Les chevaliers du Zodiaque. Pour ceux un peu moins vieux, ils auront eu la chance d'assister à l'émergence des phénomènes Naruto puis One Piece. Et désormais, place à l'ère de Jujutsu Kaisen ! Car si l'œuvre a commencée à être publiée en 2017/2018, elle a déjà réussi à s'imposer dans un paysage manga pourtant de plus en plus fourni et concurrentiel. Et avec la manière : en à peine 6 ans, Jujutsu Kaisen a réussi à se hisser dans le top 30 des mangas les plus vendus de tous les temps, sans compter les petits pirates qui ont abondamment consommé l'œuvre sur des sites de "scan". 

The saga's success owes nothing to chance. Its creator, Gege Akutami, had the good idea of getting in touch with production companies to launch the animated series early, as early as the end of 2019. There's nothing like a good anime to make an already successful series even more popular. If we were to list the ingredients of Jujutsu Kaisen's success, we'd have to talk about the story, the script. The story is simple: negative human emotions give rise to real Scourges, in the form of demons, which remain invisible to human eyes. But not all humans: some, like exorcists, manage to remain in control of their emotions and can therefore see the Scourges, interact with them and, above all, protect the human world from these demons. It's in this universe that we follow the adventure of Yuji Itadori, a student endowed with great strength, who stumbles across a powerful relic, which they inadvertently activate, releasing the most powerful of the Scourges: Ryomen Sukuna. Attacked by numerous demons, Yuji decides to swallow the relic, which causes him to merge with Sukuna. Somewhat by force of circumstance, the student ends up joining a school of exorcism, and decides to become one himself, in order to protect humanity by eliminating the Scourges.

This "cohabitation" between Yuji and Sukuna is what makes this adventure so special. Another element that explains the shonen's success is the speed with which the tomes are released. Despite the mangaka's health problems, which forced him to take two breaks from publishing during 2021, 24 volumes have been published between the end of 2018 and the time of writing. Finally, the quality of the drawings is obviously one of Jujutsu Kaisen 's strong points in the face of the competition, which sometimes neglects the graphic aspect of things a little. The result of all this is over 80 million volumes of the manga sold worldwide, and the work even occupied first place in the Oricon ranking of best-selling manga in Japan, between November 2020 and November 2021. As for the anime, it's obviously a hit too: the Crunchyroll platform, which broadcast the animated series when it was first released in France, recorded its best ever ratings in France. Jujutsu Kaisen has thus become a veritable cultural phenomenon for an entire generation.

PXP x Jujutsu Kaisen: streetwear takes on manga!

A phenomenon that Project X Paris is determined to capture. After One Piece, it's now Jujutsu Kaisen 's turn to be adapted to PXP's style, through an original collaboration in which our designers have let their creativity run wild. The capsule contains four pieces, and we're going to start by tackling the biggest piece of all: the hoodie. A hoodie whose design has been completely reworked, notably in the Project X Paris logo, where the "O" has been replaced by the insignia of the exorcism school where Yuji will learn his trade during his adventure. The manga name appears just above the brand name, on the torso, and there's also writing on the back of the sleeves. A warm piece to face the cold days ahead wearing the exorcist brand!

We stay with the warmer pieces, with the round-neck sweatshirt Project X Paris x Jujutsu Kaisen. With a slightly more daring design than the previous piece, this time featuring Sukuna, the most powerful of the Scourges, embroidered on the sweatshirt's torso. Once again, the name of the manga appears smaller, just below. And if you're a fan of discreet nods to the manga universe, there's the killer detail: the demon emblem has been placed on the back of the sweatshirt, at collar level. And if you're not a fan of black, the sweatshirt comes in 8 different colors.

Enfin, on va terminer en vous parlant des deux t-shirts, qui sont indispensables pour une tenue streetwear bien réussie. Avec deux modèles bien différents : le premier est un peu plus sobre, avec simplement le gros logo « Jujutsu Kaisen » suivi de « Project X Paris ». Des logos dans leur version stylisée : l'emblème de l'école d'exorcisme apparaît à la place du « O », et l » « X » a également été retravaillé pour un effet manga très réussi. La deuxième pièce est un peu plus extravagante, puisque sur le t-shirt, vous avez un logo stylisé en haut du torse, dans une petite police, mais surtout, un grand imprimé qui représente Yuji et son professeur et mentor Satoru Gojo, le plus puissant des exorcistes de l'école de Tokyo. De quoi être protégé du mauvais œil, et surtout de quoi se balader avec style en affirmant haut et fort votre appartenance à la famille Jujustu Kaisen.