10 Reasons you should watch Jujutsu Kaisen (Spoiler Free)

This is the Anime Review of why you should watch Jujutsu Kaisen, one of the most popular anime out right now! We all have heard of this super popular Shonen which the fans can’t stop praising or hyping up. If you still don’t feel the need to see what the hype is about then here is a detailed review on why you should watch it! It is an amazing anime but again it is not for everyone (especially for the people who hate shounen)! These are my 10 Reasons why you should watch Jujutsu Kaisen in 2021.

10. Plot of Jujutsu Kaisen

The story follows Itadori Yuji who stumbles upon an ancient artifact. His classmates break the seal on the artifact, which turned out to be Sakuna’s fingers. Megumi Fushiguro, who is a jujutsu sorcerer and is the first-year student at Tokyo Jujutsu High, saves Itadori. Yuji repays the favor by trying to save Megumi which ends up in him swallowing the cursed finger. The one in million chances came true, Sakuna is reborn inside his body, the perfect vessel. Itadori falls into the world of jujutsu. He is set on his goal to eat all of Sakuna’s fingers to prevent more people from dying.

It starts out like any Shonen plot, yet the story itself is interesting. Admittedly it is not yet explained why Yuji is so bloody powerful. We are keeping an eye out for that one cause it may be a plot point that is revealed later. One thing I didn’t get is how adept he is at fighting. It is the only thing I can say which bothered me about the plot. It seems like a potential plot hole unless the mangaka addresses it later. Other than that, stellar plot and quite an amazing story.

9. Our Protagonists:

We follow the story of three main protagonists, first is our main character, Yuji Itadori. He is likeable and chill sort of guy. Itadori is trying to fulfil his grandfather’s last request, to do what only he can do. He has a clear heart and the same sort of charm as Gon from HunterxHunter, having no malice in him. While quite an underdeveloped character, he has plenty of room to spread his story. He likes his friends and is willing to do anything to protect them (they are quite capable themselves though).

The second main character who is with us is Megumi Fushiguro is the catalyst that changed the life of Yuji. He is the one to introduce him to the world of Jujutsu and one of his first friends. Fushiguro has a pretty interesting backstory and is subtly developed in the course of the story. He is a complex character who believes in protecting people he thinks are good. Megumi doesn’t give a shit about the rest. He also can go crazy as Jujutsu sorcerers reputed to be a bit unhinged.

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Lastly, we have one of the most badass girls of Shonen named Nobara Kugisaki. She shares a brain cell with Yuji and the pair makes for hilariousness in the show. She wields a hammer and can stand her ground. Nobara is a girl with a strong personality, always fighting for herself alone. She still has room for more development but her past is interesting. No tragic backstory in the general definition however it is certainly intriguing.

Of course, without Gojo Satoru, who is a whole new level of Jujutsu sorcerer, it wouldn’t be character analysis. He is quite hilarious in down moments and yet one of the hardest people in the show. His reputation precedes him and it isn’t without any reason. Other interesting characters include Maki Zenin, Panda, Miwa, Junpei, Inumaki, Nanami etc.

8. The Antagonists:

The most interesting of them all is Sakuna. He is the curse who started this show with a bang. He is quite easily one of the most compelling villains. Whenever he is on the screen, he owns it though, with an air of command. That said, we haven’t yet seen much of his motives and he is cloaked in mystery. His actions are engaging and we leave season 1 wanting more.

Another notable antagonist is Hanami, his actions are quite interesting since he is a curse born out of the earth. He is one of the curses to show sincere positive human emotion and Hanami is quite a worthy opponent. He seems to side with the group of antagonists just because their goals align but their values don’t. Hanami believes in the same ideals as Jogo, wanting to eradicate humans to get Earth. This is just to get rid of the damage they have caused.

Mahito has the potential and his abilities are on par with our main protagonists. He learned Domain Expansion just as quickly as Fushiguro when push came to a shove. Suguru Geto is also one of the most intriguing characters simply because he is a human. Why he siding with curses and we know nothing about him, except he might know Gojo.

7. The Pacing of Jujutsu Kaisen:

Pacing-wise, Jujutsu Kaisen is very close to perfection. It doesn’t drag in any of the episodes because the action keeps moving forward. It doesn’t also cut quickly to action all the time and we do get to see the characters breathe. The 24 episodes are packed with a nice balance of relaxation time and fights. The humor cuts through and easily gives a break in between the dark atmosphere. The episodes flowed together nicely over the course of 23 minutes. There is neither rush nor dragging out the content.

6. Animation:

The animation has been stunning as always, they went a little Uflotable in here, the attacks have stunning animation. The character design is remarkable. Gojo Satoru alone looks straight out of a movie-like animation. It is not overstatement when we say half the budget is for Gojo’s eyes alone. Suffice to say, they didn’t slack off in the animation department, going beyond their limits and creating literal art. Certainly one of the best animations I have seen in 2020. The only thing which is a hit or miss is the curses’ design. This can vary and everyone is either okay or disoriented by it.

MAPPA was killing it in 2020. With Attack On Titan season 4 (first part), God Of Highschool, Listeners, the animation hasn’t lacked once. Some disgruntled Attack On Titan fans may argue with me on this but the use of CGI isn’t that bad. So far there is not much use of CGI in JJK as far as my amateur eyes can tell.

5. Voice Acting / OST / Music:

Giving credit where credit is due, the first Ending is simply the most grooviest song ever. It makes you move and try out the same dance as Gojo. The voice actors are phenomenal. One of the best voice acting (in the sub) is done by Yuichi Nakamura, the voice actor of Gojou. He embodies the spirit of the character well.

The OST is quite refreshing and never overpowers the story as it is quite mild. You generally don’t pay attention to it but it’s good nonetheless. The Opening One and Two are also amazing visual-wise. The song matches the visual and it’s all well and good in that department.

4. Length:

It is quite short as compared to any weekly Shonen! Only 24 episodes which equal roughly 552 minutes of watch time (9.2 hours, I did the math for you). The length is near other seasonal series such as Demon Slayer and season 1 of Attack On Titan. A week is more than enough to watch and enjoy the anime.

3. World Building:

The world-building is simple, it is set in the real world which is crawling with monsters. The world is not very different from ours except of course we don’t face dangerous monsters. It has the potential to expand the world a bit more as the series continues. I personally am looking forward to seeing how it is established. We got a nice glimpse of the Jujutsu word but it is nothing too expansive.

2. Potential:

Jujutsu Kaisen is definitely an anime filled with potential, the first season was amazing. Perfectly balancing dark and light tones and setting up a good pace as well as low time in between. There is a huge variety of characters we don’t know much about or haven’t even met in the anime. The whole third year is missing! The characters we do know have yet to reveal their full backstories. Some of the interesting ones to look out for are Itadori, Gojou, Suguro, and Mei Mei. The plot itself is very complex as everyone has their own motives. I am curious to see how the author resolves it all in the end.

1. Fights and Overall Enjoyability:

If you like an anime which have some of the most hyped fights, then JJK is for you. It quenches all the thirst for good fights of Shonen junkies and is quite addictive. Each fight is quite enjoyable and you can feel the adrenaline in your blood while watching it. Gojo V/S Jogo, Todo & Itadori V/S Hanami, Megumi V/S Mole-Curse, and Itadori & Nobara V/S Kechizu & Eso are some of the highlighted fights. These are certainly the best in the show.

Overall, I enjoyed each minute of watching Jujutsu Kaisen, it is a show which builds up and up. And it doesn’t disappoint. It is easily on par or maybe a bit better than Demon Slayer in terms of enjoyability. The characters likable and the story is good. I could turn my brain off and watch it straight for hours so it’s high on indulgence.

That’s 10 Reasons why you should watch Jujutsu Kaisen in 2021. You should give Jujutsu Kaisen (JJK) a chance! Do you agree with my remarks or disagree with some/all of them? Comment down below your opinion on Jujutsu Kaisen and which character or fight you enjoyed the most!

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