Hope you are here after Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 episode 8. Minor spoilers ahead.
“Why do you think of Satoru Gojo?”
Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 episode 9 begins with this seemingly simple question, and his juniors and fellow Jujutsu sorcerers take turns to answer. Kugisaki responds with the most hilarious remark, “I don’t know much about him, but I can guarantee that he is an idiot.” But it’s the enthusiastic Itadori who has the last word, as he smiles and reminds you that his mentor is also the strongest sorcerer alive.
The humorous opening scene soon shifts to the darkly cast Shibuya, where Gojo is locked in a tense bloody battle with Jogo and the other special grade spirits. Titled “Gate Open”, this episode was ONE HECK OF AN EPIC edition, which magnifies the series’ dark intense storytelling and keeps viewers glued to their screens. Satoru Gojo is captured in all his glory and moods – calm, collected, crazy, cunning, and even confusingly shaken when he finally meets his former friend Suguru Geto and immediately senses something off about him.
There are numerous maniacal, gory action scenes interspersed with brief, slower non-fighting moments in this Jujustsu Kaisen segment. For instance, immediately after Gojo smashes a crucial villain to a pulp, and the station is filled with smoke and blood, the scene shifts to the past, where Geto and the squad leisurely play Mahjong while strategizing on how to annihilate their enemy. These quick contrasting changes in mood only serve to heighten the Shibuya showdown.
The stakes get higher when the notorious Mahito arrives on the scene with several transfigured humans, while pseudo Geto waits on the sidelines to unleash his diabolical gamble to seal the invincible Gojo. No cursed spirit amuses me as much as Mahito; he always brings with him an unhinged energy to the show, which is absolutely thrilling to watch. As soon as he appears on this episode, he smiles like a little kid, takes a deep breath, and then exclaims, “the air is so fresh, it’s full of fear.” His casual sadistic villainy is on another level.
The animation remains top-notch, capturing all the gruesome details of the violence that ensues in this grim chapter. The blood splatters sometimes look like pen ink, but the artwork largely paints a terrifying picture and is backed up by some fantastic background music. A dramatic, drum-heavy piece accompanies a frenzied Gojo as he slashes through a whole host of transfigured humans.
Overall, this edition of Jujutsu Kaisen was hellishly good, offering a charged chapter that will leave fans eagerly anticipating what comes next.
You can stream Jujutsu Kaisen on Netflix.
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