First Impressions: Jujutsu Kaisen

It’s a strange story of how I decided to check this anime out… fan art does wonder. I’ll try to make this post as objective as I can.

The story follows Yuji Itadori, a high school student who becomes the host of Ryomen Sukuna, a powerful Curse. He joins a secret organization of Jujutsu Sorcerers to ultimately kill Sukuna.

I was not expecting to get hooked on the first episode. However, I’m already on episode seven as of writing this, and I can’t wait to get back into it.

The storytelling and pacing is great; each episode pushes the plot forward and helps you connect with the characters. They’re very different but similar at the same time. Megumi and Yuji have very different personalities, but they have this united sense of life and death.

The art and animation are beautiful; the fight scenes are really well done.

I also like how the Curses look. They look different from each other. They also have a personality, making the interaction and fighting scenes amusing or more intense to watch.

What stood out to me the most so far is the duality between Yuji and Sukuna. Sukuna is sadistic, narcissistic, and powerful. He would be your modern-day, bad-boy toxic relationship. Yuji is like a cinnamon roll; he highly commends the value of life, cares deeply for others, and does not kill others unless it’s a last resort.

Something is enticing about seeing these two characters. I don’t know what it is. But seeing Yuji’s cute personality suddenly changing into this nonchalant and sassy attitude… I am here for it.

Let’s talk about the females in this for a moment.

I love how badass and confident they are. Nobara, the only female out of the Yuji-Megumi-Nobara trio, is brash and outspoken. She and Yuji are the comedic duo that I never thought I needed.

Maki is headstrong and straightforward. She’s also confident in her abilities.

I’m not sure if more female characters will get introduced later on, but yes, please.

Lastly, I need to say one thing about Gojo Satoru: he’s so cool.

I don’t think I kept this very objective… but I tried. Sort of.

I don’t think Jujutsu Kaisen is that new, so I guess I’m late to the game. But better late than never. I never thought I would be this into an action animation.

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