Jujutsu Kaisen Review
Straight to the Point
- Fast-paced supernatural action anime.
- Explosive fight scenes with lots of potential.
- Main character’s personalities are generic and as the show progresses shows little room for any further development.
- Easy to watch and not necessary to think.
- Standard storyline of meeting strong opponents and getting stronger.
Itadori Yuuji is an ordinary high school boy who happens to be an excellent runner with brutal strength. However, while being exposed to evil spirits and to save the life of a classmate he eats a cursed finger of Ryomen Sukuna (a special evil spirits) which reinstates Sukuna’s powers and curse within himself. Strangely, he is able to remain in complete control of Sukuna and starts his journey in fighting evil spirits while attending the Juujutsu Technical High School, an organisation of shamans, in Tokyo.
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Jujutsu Kaisen Review
Right from the start, Jujutsu Kaisen jumps straight into a world between good and evil. The good being the society of shamans who are able to see spirits and the bad being the evil spirits themselves. Yuuji, has excellent, physical ability but shows no interest in competition or striving to be the best.
The beginning of the story is very cliche and moves very quickly but thankfully towards awesome fight scenes. Every battle has been life or death at the beginning and I thoroughly enjoyed every one.
Something which I like about this anime is there is still a story to unfold as the audience still doesn’t know, ‘Who were Yuuji’s parents?, ‘Who are the bosses of the society?’ and ‘Are there other strong special spirits out there?’.
The main characters are very similar to the ‘Naturo trio’ but I really like the strong characters in the show from the master teacher, Satoru Gojo, who for some reason wears a blindfold all the time to Sukuna, a special evil cursed spirit who has partially possessed Yuuji.
Satoru seems to not give a sh*t about anything. I really like when he nonchalantly says:
Murdering everyone at the top would be an easy task. But they would just get replaced. It wouldn’t bring a revolution.
Yuuji basically gets told that he will need to DIE, it’s not your fault, it just happens 🙂 This is just the world that the shamans live in! Where the border between good and evil becomes thinner.
Each of the main characters has their own unique skillset and challenges. To be honest, I don’t think the storyline is as good as it could be and a small point to pick is where the evil spirits are due to everyone’s hatred. Another example where this happens is from ‘Berserk (2016)‘ where the spirits are real because everyone believes in them…Let’s just say they exist because in their reality they just do! This gives a slight annoyance as straight away it sets the scene that the shaman’s job will never be done…zzzzzz.
Anyway back to the fight scenes… I love them! And it’s not only due to the amazing art or power which there are lots of but mainly due to the students getting thrown headfirst against an enemy who is WAY stronger. Yuuji, Megumi, and Nobara have nearly died several times in such a short amount of time.
In conclusion for this Jujutsu Kaisen review, the interesting part is that it feels like we are at the tip of the iceberg with the potential of these three which makes me want to watch MORE to see how each of their stories turn out.
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Hearts being ripped out of ribcages, hands being sliced from their arms, and faces coming out of faces are to name just a few of the gruesome action-packed scenes within this anime. All while we are surrounded by the eerie locations, evil spirits, and surreal and mystic forces. This combination works! There is a certain cocky-ness with the good and bad guys as well which seems to be reflective of their power.
In summary for this Jujutsu Kaisen review, I have mixed feeling! The art is amazing, the fight scenes are awesome, and there is a lot of potential to pave the way for an exciting anime to come. However, the main characters seem like a cliche of other anime characters, the story jumps straight to fighting spirits without any thought of backstories and kinda just feels like the standard bay guys are strong but then good guys get stronger feel.
All in all, it’s an easy show to watch and enjoy while kicking back.