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Movie Review: Jujutsu Kaisen

By Shintaro Ikee

(Japanese translation coming soon.)

Jujutsu Kaisen is a Japanese horror-action anime/manga written and illustrated by Gege Akutami. JJK (Jujutsu Kaisen) is a manga in the weekly Shonen Jump magazine that runs alongside other series that you may know and love like Chainsaw Man, My Hero Academia, and Dr. Stone.

JJK is about a group of sorcerers, also known as shamans, who are able to use a power known as cursed energy. Some humans can use it to exorcise cursed beings. But sometimes cursed energy itself is created by negative emotions like “I hate him!” “This place is scary!" and the like. Those negative emotions manifest itself into powerful cursed spirits. These life forms are powerful. Since they’re literally made of cursed energy, they can obviously use it to do all sorts of things as well.

Sorcerers harness this cursed energy to do anything from enhancing their power and speed, like allowing them to walk on water. Cursed energy is used to fuel a shaman’s techniques. Each shaman’s technique (Jujutsu) is unique. Everyone has a different style of Jujutsu. One of them uses cursed energy to create servants from shadows.

There is one more good point to consider. That is the quality of graphics. Every battle scene in JJK is super intense. It looks real, but it’s just an anime. Also, the eyes are drawn so intricately. One of the characters, named Satoru Gojo has “Rikugan” (Six Eyes) which is kind of a cursed technique. He can use them to see where cursed energy is located, and search what jujutsu the enemy can use. It’s cheating a little bit. Anyway, those eyes are drawn like beautiful skies. When you see his eyes for the first time, it looks like you can see the sky. It’s that amazing!

You can see JJK anime on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other channels. If you are interested in anime, you should see them as soon as possible.


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