Warning: Contains spoilers for Jujutsu Kaisen season 2, episode #1.Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 finally premiered and it blew season 1 away in no time. Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the biggest anime of the 2020-2021 period thanks to outstanding visuals and directing, and the goodwill it has garnered has even led to its prequel, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, becoming one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time. Season 2 is an absolute certainty, and so the question on the minds of fans and critics alike is whether season 2 can hold up to season 1’s high standards.
After the release of season 2, it can be said that Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 not only meets the standards of season 1 but also surpasses them in every way. Although there is only one episode left so far, everything shown during the season 2 premiere shows the level of craftsmanship and explosiveness that makes season 1 look tame by comparison. Studio MAPPA has a reputation for outstanding cinematography and the way they naturally expand the source material of their adaptations, and if that’s something that doesn’t feel right, then Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 could be. is their best movie about it.
The image of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 has never been more beautiful
Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 initially caused some controversy over Shota Goshozono replacing Sunghoo Park as director and new character designs designed by Sayaka Koiso, but those worries were in vain. Goshozono’s directing style demonstrates incredibly creative cinematography, especially with the first half of the episode, making full use of the medium to make everything look massive in scale and perfectly smooth. perfect. Koiso’s character designs further enhanced this with their increasing simplicity, allowing characters to easily work with Goshozono’s versatile cinematography.
Of course, none of this is intended to criticize Jujutsu Kaisen season 1, by any means. Sunghoo Park did a great job with both season 1 and Jujutsu Kaisen 0, both with impressive visuals and cinematography, especially in the fight scenes. Park laid the groundwork for what was to be expected of Jujutsu Kaisen, and that allowed the team of season 2 to absorb what was accomplished and elevate it further. After all, it’s only because Jujutsu Kaisen season 1 is so good that the series can know what to do to make things even better with season 2.
The story of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 is a bold choice for the series
In addition to the visuals and cinematography, Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 also deserves praise for its plot. Instead of continuing in season 1, season 2 opens with an arc revolving around Gojo and Geto during their time as students at Jujutsu High, meaning that when Jujutsu Kaisen 0, the anime tries to continue. for two years without including the real main character, Yuji. It’s true that the manga did this too, but the fact that the series would have sidelined its protagonist for a long time shows a huge confidence in its writing, and that kind of hooking makes The beginning of season 2 becomes more interesting.
Of course, this has the effect of giving Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 a completely different feel than season 1. Gojo’s energetic and narcissistic personality is in stark contrast to Yuji’s, and the energy he brings to life. for the series almost makes season 2 like another show in all the best ways. There’s only been one episode so far, but even that has brought a new experience to the series that makes the long wait for season 2 all the more worthwhile. All in all, Jujutsu Kaisen season 2’s premiere makes it clear that it’s already outsold season 1, and with any luck, it will only keep getting better from here.
Jujutsu Kaisen release new episodes on Thursdays on Crunchyroll.