Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the most anticipated anime of fall 2020. It is set for debut on 3rd October. Fans have been patiently waiting for a glimpse or two of the popular work.
Yuji Itadori, our main protagonist, has already won over a lot of hearts through the manga.
Now, he is ready to win over anime fans as well. Of course, we can’t forget about Satoru Gojo, the playful yet cruel sorcerer.
Jujutsu Kaisen took part in the Kyoto International Manga/Anime Fair 2020 on 20th September. The first episode of the anime was streamed in the event.
So let’s take a look at what the anime brings us.
The anime starts in between the events (medias res), unlike in the manga. Yuji is seen waking up in a room full of locks and charms to prevent curses.
He is tied down and wounded. The first person he faces as he opens his eyes is Satoru Gojo, who says to him, “You are destined to die.”
The rest of the episode pretty much follows the original plotline from the manga.
The comic elements seem even more lively after being animated. We even get to see Itadori’s gorilla-like strength.
Of course, the central event of Yuji swallowing the finger of Sukuna takes place in the first episode itself. In an attempt to save his friends, Yuji swallows the cursed finger.
Sukuna takes over his body, but peculiar things happen as Yuji has not yet lost control.
The episode ends in a cliffhanger as Megumi gets ready to kill Yuji. As Sukuna possesses Yuji’s body, Megumi can’t afford to take a risk anymore and attempts to attack him.
Fans have already accepted Yuji, but they also recognize him as someone more than just a shonen hero. MAPPA did a great job in the animation, and the action scenes are quite fluid.
Even though the first chapter is not considered Jujutsu Kaisen’s strongest point, fans expect the anime’s next episodes to be better as they will adapt the following chapters.
There is also a chance that the manga might rise in popularity after the anime receives attention from fans.
Yuji’s “Bro, it’s my body” dialogue seems to have already made fans crack up loud.
What will happen in episode 2?
The second episode will be released in October and will focus on Satoru Gojo arriving on the scene.
Megumi and Gojo will realize that Yuji has the potential to destroy all the curses.
Yuji has two choices in front of him, instant execution or death after destroying the curses.
About Jujutsu Kaisen
Jujutsu Kaisen was initially published as a serialized manga in the Weekly Shonen Jump in 2018.
The story revolves around Yuuji Itadori, a high-school student who, despite hating athletics, is insanely fit.
Yuuji gets involved in the world of sorcery when he swallows a powerful talisman to protect his friends from its curse.
On observing that Yuuji wasn’t affected much even when inflicted with this curse, Satoru decides to send Yuuji on a quest to save the world.
Source: Episode 1 Early release of Jujutsu Kaisen