Takeaways in Season Two Premiere of the Jujutsu Kaisen


Finally, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 has been premiered on Crunchyroll. The first episode gave fans of the show a lot of thoughts, so let’s explore some of the most exciting aspects and takeaways from episode 1.

As Jujutsu Kaisen 0 did last year, the first arc of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 goes back to the past, although the new seasons go back noticeably further than the film. Set in 2006 – 10 years before the start of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1 — this current arc explores some of Satoru Gojo’s school days and his relationship with the future villain Suguru Geto.

Although we are not currently following Itadori Yuji or his friends, seeing Gojo interact with many characters who will play their own roles in the story later (like Mei and Utahime) in his awkward way is already a lot of fun, even if Gojo himself is a little different right now.

One thing that might surprise new fans is how nonchalant Gojo is about the difference between strong people and weak people. In 2006, Gojo did not care about those he considered weak and believed that the strong should not be held back by them, while surprisingly, it was Geto who believed that the strong had a responsibility to protect the weak.

Obviously, this will change later to get both characters to where they are by Jujutsu Kaisen 0, but it is intriguing to see these two major characters at an earlier stage in their lives where they were so radically different. It will also make their subsequent clashes all the more tragic, because they are really best friends at that moment.

This Season Is Going to be awesome

Although it’s not really a surprise, Mappa is already nailing it out of the park with Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2. Gege Akutami’s unique style is brilliantly captured while the environments are nothing short of magnificent to contemplate.

Although there weren’t too many action sequences in the first episode, the action previews we saw were sharp and made me very excited for the rest of the season. Even outside the action, the awkward strides of Gojo and Geto while walking and the many different expressions of the actors make the new season a visual delight.

A concept that Season 2 introduces at the beginning is that of the Stellar plasma ship. Basically, the immortal Tengen individual does not have eternal youth, so if he does not switch to a new compatible body from time to time, his immortality will make him transcend mortality and become an enemy of humanity.

It can be a little difficult to follow with the way it is presented, but like the manga, Season 2 asks Gojo to explain the concept through Digimon and Digivolution. He notes that Tengen must reset to an earlier form (Koromon) or he will become a bad evolution (SkullGreymon.) This is a very specific niche of anime fans who will be helped by this, but I was certainly one of them. Tengen is going to play a major role in Kaisen Jujutsu, so keep this explanation in mind.

Pay attention to Toji Fushiguro

We briefly see Toji Zenin-who notes that he is taking his wife’s name to become Toji Fushiguro. We already know him vaguely as Megumi Fushiguro’s father who had planned to sell him to the Zenin family, but he will play a substantial role in the current arc of “Gojo’s Past”. If you thought that his scene in this episode positioned him as an important character in the future, you were absolutely right.

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