Hope you are here after Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 episode 15. Minor spoilers ahead

“If you can hit me once, I’ll work under you.”

With these words, Sukuna challenges Special Grade Jogo towards the end of episode 15 of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2. So, episode 16 begins with a tense but brief glimpse of what happens to Jogo after Sukuna’s tempting yet near-impossible offer, but soon shifts focus to Megumi Fushiguro being chased by a crazed Toji.

Titled “Thunderclap,” Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 16 is split between two high-voltage exchanges: one between the young Megumi and Toji, and the other featuring the confounded Jogo and his idol Sukuna. Studio MAPPA has once again done a fantastic job with the animation, delivering fast-paced fiery action scenes that live up to the exciting title for this episode. The animation is smooth and perfectly conveys the sense of urgency and intensity of the explosive battles unfolding on your screen. Shibuya is practically engulfed in fire and smoke due to Jogo and Sukuna’s maneuvers.

Despite its dark, gory, and potent tone, this episode of Jujutsu Kaisen does pack in some comic relief too, with a funny scene featuring Panda and Kusakabe. The latter essentially fools Panda into wasting as much time as they can so that they don’t proceed towards Satoru Gojo and risk their lives. There’s also a slightly sentimental scene in the first half where Toji finally recognizes that he is fighting his own son. A brief flashback reminds viewers that Megumi Fushiguro is Toji’s son, although Megumi remains unaware of his identity.

The volcanic-headed Jogo felt like an underrated villain for the first time, mainly because he isn’t as exuberant, witty, chatty, or sarcastic as the other major antagonists in the series. And even though he is no match for Sukuna, even the king of curses acknowledges his powers, almost giving him a pat on the back for being a worthy opponent. Expect blood, sweat, literal fire, and a lot of characters cowering in fear over the awakened Sukuna’s terrifying powers.

Remember, nobody is anywhere close to rescuing the sealed Satoru Gojo yet, and things are only getting crazier, bloodier, and scarier. The Shibuya arc is undoubtedly the game-changer for Jujutsu Kaisen, and this latest episode is one of the best installments yet! “Thunderclap” ends with the entry of an intriguing new face and also with a mysterious cliffhanger.

You can stream Jujutsu Kaisen on Netflix or CrunchyRoll.

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