JJK pays homage to legendary Shonen titles such as Naruto and Bleach while maintaining its own personality and transforming on previous work. The anime world is buzzing over the hit Shonen action series Jujutsu Kaisen, which is based on the manga of the same name.
Yuji Itadori, a punkish but reasonable high school student, quickly becomes entangled in the universe of monster enemies and the mighty sorcerers who battle them, and there’s no turning back.
JJK is Violent
It must be stated right away that Jujutsu Kaisen is a horrifying violent. In this show, people/curses are continually stabbed, roasted, beheaded, and blown away. It’s all about monster slaughtering, so it’s understandable. In one scene, Jogo, a Fire-Using Cursed Demon, simply burns everyone in a café to death in the most terrible way conceivable. What is the explanation for this? He was in the mood for it.
JJK, out of all the Shonen anime we’ve ever seen, is the one that plays with fatal injury the most. We’ve already completely lost track of how many there are in the show. Random individuals, supportive characters, and even structures of people can die at any time depending on the situation.
Most Kawaii Characters
Jujutsu Kaisen characters are adored because they are so unbelievably cute! And it’s not just how they look that has admirers thinking about them; it’s also what they say and their general attitude. As a result, even the most heinous personalities are impossible to despise. We are given their backstories, and when we aren’t, we are given their witty characteristics and occasional charming facades that make us want to fawn over them right away.
Here is our favorite ten in no particular order:
- Masamichi Yaga
- Kiyotaka Ijichi
- Kasumi Miwa
- Suguru Geto
- Toge Inumaki
- Yuji Itadori
- Nobara Kugisaki
- Satoru Gojo
A Complex Powers System
There’s no explanation for how various users can manifest different powers, and it appears that they’re merely there for the sake of variety. And how the hell powers evolve, I have no idea how Gojo Satoru obtained his superhuman existence-destroyable skills and why he is the only one who can utilize them after watching two seasons. Even the primary villains, if not the side villains, are powerful due to the amassing of powerful curses.
As a result, what appeared to be Magic is becoming difficult to comprehend, much to Stands in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (especially the scarier Stands). Some, like as Satoru Gojo’s abilities, are so over-explained that they cause your eyes to glaze over.
Female Characters in JJK are strong and well-rounded.
Token female characters who are only there for fan service or to offer the male lead someone to adore and are occasionally criticized in older anime series. That’s a huge loss of potential, but luckily, more recent anime programs are making up for it.
Characters like saionji yura and Maki Zenin, who are completely fleshed out and have real combat powers and backstories, are praised in series like JJK and its contemporary, My Hero Academia. This is a trend that could last for a long time.
Villains Are Not Relatable and It Makes the Story Better
Shonen anime, in its most basic form, appears to be painted entirely in black and white. There are clearly defined good and bad sides. These days, having a morally ambiguous character is something of a vogue. Hisoka, Sasuka, Vegeta, and Joker from the Fire Force are all designed to be relatable. Jujustu Kaisen does not require you to rev your cylinders.
Most of the early villains are sub humans who are fueled by curses. Because they are the truest form of evil, they commit violent acts without remorse. It’s their idea of an enjoyable time. After years of mental brainwashing, it takes some getting used to.
Fight Scenes Here, Fight Scenes There… Fight Scenes Everywhere!
In Jujutsu Kaisen, there are so many brawls that we lose count of when one finishes, and another commences. We just noted that Jujutsu Kaisen moves at a fast pace, but the speed with which characters are presented and subsequently clash in this series cannot be overstated.
Characters appear to be fighting with Curses or each other about 90% of the time in the 120+ chapters currently available for the manga. And currently, the Shonen series does not have the same level of continual action. It doesn’t happen very often, in comparison, but there is so many of them still.
The Flow of the JJK Anime is like Water
When a studio creates a shonen anime, it begins with a bang. However, they fade away halfway through, leaving us with mediocre animated moments. This is a crime committed by Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, and even Demon Slayer. With Jujutsu Kaisen, things like these will never happen.
The storyboard is now incredibly fluid like water my friend, and we expect it to remain so until the very finale. MAPPA, the animation company in charge of the series, is among the world’s best in the industry. Rage of Bahamut and God of High School are two of their previous projects.
Every Character Seems to be a Bit Nutty
JJK Sorcerers are constantly putting their lives in jeopardy for a vocation that rarely rewards them for what amounts to insane levels of sacrifice. As a result, going along this occult professional route requires a certain type of individual.
Masamichi Yaga, the Principal of Tokyo Jujutsu High, captures the idea well when examining Itadori for his entrance exam: “You have to be a little nutty and tremendously motivated to manage it,” referring to the profession as a Jujutsu Sorcerer. And, so far, all the Sorcerers that fans have seen so far in the anime are completely nutty, and things only get wilder from there.
The biggest takeaway
Anime viewers are generally able to comprehend the power system of their favorite anime. The creators of JJK built the in-universe power system – the Cursed power qualities – so complex that no one could fully comprehend them. For example, Satoru Gojo’s strength may make him the series’ most powerful hero. However, none of us has a complete understanding of how it works. It’s like Hunter x Hunter’s Nen System, but better.