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Jujutsu Kaisen | Anime Review

Updated: Apr 25


This anime definitely deserves to be in the top spot; it is one of the greatest anime I have ever watched. Everything about this anime is literally beautiful and it's extremely hard to come up with flaws and dislikes, but let's give it a try anyway!


First things first, let's give out some info just in case there are still some people who have yet to check it out just yet.


Length: 1 Season, 24 episodes

Summary: Itadori Yuji, one of our main characters, is in an occult club and the other members of said club stumble upon a box with a cursed item inside. The cursed item turns out to be a finger and due to hellish events, Itadori ends up swallowing the finger and ends up cursed himself. This leads to him becoming a Jujutsu Sorceror and Itadori's old life is quickly left behind.

Genre: Shonen (Shounen), Dark Fantasy, Occult fiction, Adventure fiction


Animation


The animation was top-notch; it was actually one of the things that had me hooked the second I watched the first episode. I have nothing but praise to give - at least in this particular area. For me personally, animation plays a huge role in whether or not I will continue an anime or not. When it comes to watching anime, you want to be able to understand what is going on and be able to make out what is happening. If the animation is bad enough, it can distract from the actual plot itself or if the plot is good enough, the animation can be tolerated.


Either way, the animation is crucial and it can do more harm than good if it is not done right. Fortunately, the animation really thrived during the fight scenes and I think that speaks volumes. I'm proud to say that Jujutsu Kaisen had no issues here. It's arguably one of the reasons why it is so popular.


Overall: 10/10.


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The Plot & Pacing


When I first heard of the summary and saw the finger-licking good memes, I laughed a bit. Still, my curiosity was peaked and my primary go-to has always shonen; shonen is my absolute favorite and I couldn't resist checking it out. I was definitely not disappointed.


The plot was simple yet had depth; it was easy to follow and understand. It wasn't like one of those animes where they ramble and overexplain every single detail in one episode. It also helped that the plot was quite different and unique; this particular anime dealt with cursed spirits and negative energy and fighting against the unseen.


Additionally, I loved the pacing.


It was straightforward and had a perfect balance; there was even an amazing fight scene within the first episode. There have been a few anime I've watched where it felt like things were progressing too slowly to the point where I was losing interest or where things were happening way too fast to where I didn't care to understand. Again, I have no complaints here; Jujutsu Kaisen thrived in this area.


Overall: 10/10.


Fanservice


Jujutsu Kaisen is proof that you don't need fanservice in order for something to do well. Even Demon Slayer didn't have fanservice and its manga outsold One Piece. Doesn't that speak wonders? Though I will say that I have nothing against fanservice when it is done right. When it is excessive or distracting, that is typically when I become annoyed and think about whether the plot is good enough to continue.


I was more surprised that it didn't have fanservice, but to me that made Jujutsu Kaisen stand out even more and more likeable. It was different because of that. All in all, there's not really too much to go into depth about in this section, so we won't really rate anything here.


Let's get on to the next and final section.


Characters & Romance


There's no romance, so we'll focus on the characters.


Literally, nearly all of the characters are likeable. Itadori is pretty laid back and carefree for the most part and then we have Gojo, Megumi and Nobara. I haven't yet finished the manga, but Gojo's and Megumi's backstories are mysteries (in a good and exciting way). Meanwhile, Nobara is exactly what I would expect from a female protagonist; she's strong, confident, speaks her mind, and can hold her own in battles.


Nobara is far from a damsel in distress and as we meet more female characters, they are still likeable and equally strong; I love every bit of it. I will say that I like everyone's abilities because their abilities are something that I also happen to find quite unique. For instance, Megumi's ability to shadows to create and summon Shikigami is pretty unique as well as Nobara's straw doll techniques. This extends beyond the main cast as this applies to nearly every character.


Overall, the characters are likeable, they have depth and well-written backstories, and their fights and fighting abilities are amazing. I really love how the characters get their chances to shine and that they all develop. They work as a unit while continuously honing themselves as an individual; they are far from bland.


It's a 10/10 again.


Conclusion


I have a hard time finding faults with this anime. As stated earlier, the animation, plot, characters are done exceptionally well. I would honestly give this a 10/10. It is one of the best animes I have ever watched and it is now up there in my top ten favorite animes and my favorites in general. If you disagree or agree, don't be afraid to leave a comment. Is there something you like about Jujutsu Kaisen that I didn't write about, or do you have flaws that you can list?


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