What an amazing episode that was! First and foremost, MAPPA’s commitment to this project is evident in how precisely they painstakingly re-animated some of the early sequences involving Mechamaru. Being able to see such meticulous attention to detail in a weekly television program shows how much thought and effort Jujutsu Kaisen receives.
The fight between Mechamaru and Mahito, which served as the episode’s focal point, was a thrilling event. Mahito’s power to transform his soul into just about anything imaginable was thwarted by Mechamaru’s secret weapon, a soul-destroying bullet. Jujutsu Kaisen once again demonstrated its talent for creating scenes that demand your complete attention as the intensity of the battle captivated fans from the onset.
Beginning the battle, Mechamaru piloting the powerful Ultimate Mechamaru releases 2 years’ worth of built-up cursed energy. Mahito uses his transfiguration to flee and recuperate, but Mechamaru fires a horrifying cursed energy missile that hits Mahito and severely harms his soul.
Not only that, but we were also treated to an Itano circus sequence and a morphing setup where Mahito transforms into every single animal. Despite the FPS dropping and the blurry effect being used, this reviewer still finds it to be commendable because pulling off something like that is not simple.
Mechamaru replies with a clever move called a Simple Domain, obliterating Mahito’s Domain and possibly Mahito himself, just as Mahito seems to take the upper hand by triggering his Domain Expansion.
The battle’s fate, however, takes a startling turn when Mahito reveals his survival and seizes an opportunity to kill Mechamaru (supposedly). While all of this is going on, Miwa had a touching talk with “Mechamaru,” expressing her wish to build stronger relationships with everyone.
Shibuya is engulfed in a mystery veil on Halloween, many days later, confining residents within the city. The remainder of them call out for the mysterious Satoru Gojo to save them as some of them are mysteriously lured into the railway station. Gojo is getting ready to enter this terrifying unknown while sorcerer squads stand watch at the veil’s openings, ready to strike if necessary. This episode brilliantly strikes a mix between mystery, character growth, and action, leaving us interested for what’s next in the developing story.
Last but not least, Jujutsu Kaisen’s episode this week gave us a masterclass in animation and storytelling, underlining MAPPA’s ongoing dedication to this beloved show. We were on the tip of our seats as Mechamaru and Mahito engaged in a heart-pounding duel, complete with surprising turns and moving character moments. I invite you to share your ideas and speculations in the comments section below as we excitedly await the release of the next episode in this developing drama.
What do you think about Mechamaru’s clever strategies? What do you think will happen to Shibuya and our favorite characters in the future? Join the discussion and let’s explore Jujutsu Kaisen’s universe together!
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