Jujutsu Kaisen’s Shibuya Incident arc is highly regarded as one of the best shounen arcs thanks to its non-stop action and high-quality battles, but it’s still not perfect. The anime adaptation of this arc did a great job overall, but an early fight involving Yuji was essentially pure filler and eliminated the more important clash involving Gojo. Despite this initial misstep, Studio MAPPA makes up for it by giving appropriate care and attention to the rest of the arc’s battles, demonstrating their ability to enhance the source material in the anime.
Jujutsu Kaisen‘S Shibuya incident part considered by many to be one of the best arcs in Shonen manga for good reason. However, while the anime adaptation did a great job of bringing it to the screen, an early fight in this arc fails to live up to the high standards the show has set for its fights. This shows that even the best storylines are not without flaws.
In episode 8 of season 2 of Jujutsu Kaisen, Yuji fights the locust curse while Gojo fights the curse disasters Jogo and Hanami. While Gojo’s fight is a more interesting battle against more important enemies, the anime also focuses mainly on Yuji’s fight, even adding in some details and extending some epic scenes. coated.
This is all a lot of fun and makes the fight better than it was in the manga, but it also takes time away from Gojo’s epic clash. This is quite disappointing, especially as it turned out The locust war is basically just pure filler.
Jujutsu Kaisen takes on Yuji’s first fight in Shibuya Pure Filler
The Shibuya Incident is considered one of the best series of all time, and much of this is due to its emphasis on non-stop action. There’s little time for fans to relax as the arc flows from one battle to the next. This constant battle makes it very difficult for studios to tailor every fight to the same level of quality, as typically, most studios save most of their time and budget to make good fights. of the show looking as good as possible. Unfortunately, MAPPA has taken a different approach to this locust war.
Luckily as the season went on, more important battles were given more attention, such as Gojo’s final battle against the Disaster Curse and Yuji’s fight against Choso. Less important battles also become a lot more interesting, thus deserving of the attention MAPPA gives them. This allows the anime to take non-stop action during the Shibuya Incident Justice case, which is an extremely impressive feat despite this initial hiccup. Studio MAPPA has consistently enhanced the source material in their anime, and the second season of Jujutsu Kaisen is another example of this.
MAPPA did the rest of Jujutsu Kaisen’s Shibuya Case
The only reason this kind of minor error could cause so many people to complain is because the Shibuya incident is so beloved by fans. This arc truly changed not only Jujutsu Kaisen but also shounen manga as a whole. Luckily, Studio MAPPA met those expectations and delivered Jujutsu KaisenShibuya’s Shibuya Incident in the anime is just as awesome as it was in the manga.
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Release date: 2020-10-03
Cast: Yuichi Nakamura, Junya Enoki, Yuma Uchida, Asami Seto, Kaiji Tang, Adam McArthur, Robbie Daymond, Anne Yatco
Category: Action, Animation, Supernatural
Writer: Hiroshi Seko
Streaming service: Crunchyroll
Franchise(s): Jujutsu Kaisen
Director: Sunghoo Park, Shota Goshozono