⚠️ This is review contains spoilers
- Animation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Soundtrack: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Story: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
It’s time we talked about Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2. What a rollercoaster of a season 🎢
I’ve seen countless Instagram reels and memes about MAPPA (the studio behind the animation), the soundtrack, the deaths… it’s a lot to take in 😮💨
❌ I have not yet read the manga (I have started it on Volume 0 and I am making my way to catch up to the anime, hopefully before Season 3 is out).
🤔 I was not in love with Season 1, I thought it was interesting, and enjoyed the fights but I felt we lacked a lot of context. Things were left unexplained or were very hard to follow.
Holy molly 🤯 Who would have thought the story would take us here? Nobody (except those who had read the manga).
The amount of death, and important ones, was all too much. So many unanswered questions… the most important probably being: Is Gojo-sensei alive? Will he return next season? 😡
The MAPPA incident
I’ve read so many posts on social media about how the animators from the MAPPA studio have been overworked. How the end product delivered has not met the animator’s standards because it was rushed and released unfinished (this particular bit, blew my mind. If I thought some of the fights had top animation, imagine what could they have done) 😱
Granted I’m not knowledgeable enough about the animation industry to speak for or against what happened (and I guess still happens at MAPPA). My only take is that everybody exploiting your employees is disgusting. That everybody should be able to balance work and life. That all employees should be compensated fairly 💰
We all know, or heard, a thousand stories about the work culture in Japan. I can only hope things will improve for MAPPA because it has certainly made me feel uneasy at times watching the episodes 😢
Why all the death!?
💀 The author is very brave, I can’t recall the last shonen that was bold enough to kill supporting characters that were so interesting such as Nanami (one, if not the most painful killing of the series so far).
The time jump
🤷♂️ The last episode was for me, very bad. We were waiting for the final boss, the final fight, the moment Itadori got reinforcements and it was all for naught. The fighting ends there and we’re immediately shown a time skip without context. What?! Is the manga like that also?
It’s not like it will stop me from watching season 3 but a most conventional season ending would have been the start of the fight. Leave us with the big boss fight cliffhanger rather than… this strange thing. We already knew Itadori was alive, so nothing new. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I did not enjoy the last episode.
Where are we going from here?
🤔 Just predictions, I have no information on the manga or story further. My guess is we start cleaning up the low-level monsters for a couple of episodes. We need to catch up on those who were badly injured (is Nobara alive?) first and foremost.
Will we see Gojo break out of the prison? I would love to see Itadori free him, as it seems Gojo isn’t strong enough to escape by himself.
I want to know more about Sukuna’s plans, I would like to see a conversation being started between him and Itadori (not sure though as it would look too much like Naruto) 🦊
I am now ready to embrace what’s coming to us. I am ready to expect death, so it won’t be as surprising (even if equality painful).
What’s your take? Did you enjoy Season 2? Did they deliver everything you wanted to see?