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Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 1 : Ryomen Sukuna- A Review

Hey everyone!
Welcome back to your daily fill of anime reviews.
Today we will be checking out an interesting manga I recently read.
Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 1.
Let’s dive in.

Introduction:

Jujutsu Kaisen is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Gege Akutami. It revolves around a highschool boy who swallows a cursed object and then shares his body with an evil spirit. He learns how to control that power and becomes a jujutsu sorcerer.

Chapter 1 : Ryomen Sukuna

The story starts in the backdrop of a high school named Sugisawa Municipal Highschool. Yuji Itadori and his 2 friends Sasuka and Iguchi are members of the occult research club. A person interrupts them while summoning spirits. He explains that they are going to change the occult research club into the girls’ track and field changing room.

Yuji Itadori:

The main character of this story is Yuji Itadori. He is a high school student who is quite funny but deep inside he is a very caring person. The coach challenges him in hopes of him joining the track and field team. He accepts the challenge and participates in a short put match.

Photo Courtesy : Jujutsu Kaisen : Chapter 1 – Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump

The character possesses the natural physical ability and this will be a boon in future chapters. He does not wish to join the track team because he is taking care of his grandfather in the hospital. His grandfather tries to tell him the identity of his parents but he doesn’t want to know.

Photo Courtesy : Jujutsu Kaisen : Chapter 1 – Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump
Photo Courtesy : Jujutsu Kaisen : Chapter 1 – Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump

Yuji is a caring person who was abandoned by his parents for some reason. He cares for his grandfather but he doesn’t show it much. His grandfather passes away but leaves a message behind. ” When you die, make sure you surrounded by some close friends,” he said.

Photo Courtesy : Jujutsu Kaisen : Chapter 1 – Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump

While he is signing the discharge papers, a mysterious guy appears asking for his name.

Megumi Fushiguro:

Megumi Fushiguro and his purpose for being at the school is suspicious. He talks of cursed objects and he sees weird creatures in the air.

According to him, cursed are graded and the monster he saw was a grade 2. He is searching for a special grade curse that could potentially wreak havoc in society. He crosses paths with Yuji because he senses a bit of curse energy from him.

He follows him to the hospital and asks for the location of the special grade object. He says that it is with the occult research club and he only has an empty box. Megumi warns him about the consequences of peeling off the seal from the object.

Photo Courtesy : Jujutsu Kaisen : Chapter 1 – Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump

They rush towards the school to save his friends.

The Occurrence At The School:

Sasaki and Iguchi are members of the occult research club. I believe that they are really good additions to the story to bring out Yuji’s emotions. He is a friendly person and cares about people.

They are at the school and debunking the mystery behind the cursed object. They peel off the seal from the cursed object and find a finger, a human finger.

A portal opens up and many creatures come out of it. Yuji and Megumi rush towards the scene. Yuji instantly senses negative energy coming from the school. Megumi advises Yuji to stay back and he will handle the issue.

Photo Courtesy : Jujutsu Kaisen : Chapter 1 – Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump

Sasaki is panicking in a corner of the school and a monster just passes her by. She is trembling with fear. Some kind of cursed being has taken over Iguchi. Megumi rushes to the club room and fears that the curse may have escaped.

Megumi uses sorcery and summon wolfs and engages to attack the monster. Yuji thinks about what he is doing. He thinks about her grandfather’s death and what his emotions were to it. The word death has been highlighted and it will play a major part in his life.

Photo Courtesy : Jujutsu Kaisen : Chapter 1 – Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump

Megumi is too late, a curse is trying to absorb Sasaki and the finger. In that instant, Yuji rushed in through the window and attacked the monster. He saves Iguchi and Sasaki from danger. Yuji has some ability to see Megumi’s Shikigami (Summoned wolves ).

Yuji’s character is beautifully portrayed as a selfless friend and a level headed guy. He conveys to us that its better for someone to have the best possible death and not a frightening one. Reflecting on his grandfather’s word that shows a level of sincerity to one’s self.

Photo Courtesy : Jujutsu Kaisen : Chapter 1 – Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump

The grade 2 monster attacks Megumi. It is the same creature he had seen before. Dominated by its power, Megumi is flung from the building. He manages to save Yuji and the other before that happens.
Megumi injured and incapacitated he takes on the monster. In that instant, Yuji jumps in from nowhere and takes down the monster. Megumi explains that only a curse can exorcise a curse.

Photo Courtesy : Jujutsu Kaisen : Chapter 1 – Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump

Megumi Fushigoru advises Yuji to escape with his friends. Our valiant hero will not let anyone die. He eats the cursed finger. Shocken and scared of the consequences, Megumi knows that the object is poisonous and could kill him. But there is one in a million chance that things could turn around.

Photo Courtesy : Jujutsu Kaisen : Chapter 1 – Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump

Ryomen Sakuna takes over Yuji’s body and attacks the monster. It decimates the monster. Yuji loses control of his body and Ryome Sakuna, the curse takes over. It is on its way to rampage the land.

Strong-willed Yuji Itadori demands that he gets his body back. The curse is astonished because no one had the strength to do this to them before. In the end, Megumi wakes up and says that according to jujutsu regulations he will have to exorcise the curse known as Yuji Itadori.

Photo Courtesy : Jujutsu Kaisen : Chapter 1 – Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump

Review:


This series is something special. It is a fine example of how much Shonen Jump has changed. Bringing new and interesting stories to the masses. The personification of achieving the correct death is interesting. As the series continues it is going to get interesting. Looking forwards to more chapters.

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