Jujutsu Kaisen Creator Praises Doctor Strange 2 in New Review

Jujutsu Kaisen series creator Gege Akutami has gone on record about his fandom for Marvel's superhero movie works before, and now the prominent creator has revealed his thoughts about the latest release, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The latest big screen entry into the expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe fully introduced the idea of the multiverse to the films, and with it offered one of the titular Doctor Strange's biggest adventures yet. It's still making its way through theaters around the world, and recently Jujutsu Kaisen series creator Gege Akutami was able to check out the movie too.

As fans might expect from the creator with a darkly action series that blends intense violence, horror, and comedy, Akutami revealed in his latest author comment with Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine (as provided and translated by Viz Media), that he was a fan of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and director Sam Raimi in particular with, "The new Doctor Strange movie was super Sam Raimi, and I loved it." It's brief, but fans who have seen the movie can probably connect why Akutami responded to it so well. 

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is still making its way through theaters around the world, and ComicBook's Jenna Anderson had the following to say about the film in her review (which you find in full here), "What anchors the project throughout are incredibly strong performances, enticing references to decades of the larger Marvel world, and the most compelling directing choices that Phase 4 of the franchise has had. To put it simply, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the MCU equivalent of a heaping plate of food at a buffet — it'll give you a lot to chew on for the moment, but it's only a small sampling of the delicious things that are out there."


As for Jujutsu Kaisen, you can keep up with the latest chapters for free through Viz Media's digital Shonen Jump vault, and a second season of the anime is now in the works for a release next year. You can find the first season streaming with Crunchyroll. But what do you think? Do you agree with Gege Akutami's take on Doctor Strange 2? What did you think of Marvel's latest? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!