What is Jujutsu Kaisenanime about? Where can it be watched? How many episodes are there in Jujutsu Kaisen? Jujutsu Kaisen is considered to be the best New Generation animes out there, which is majorly because of its top-notch animation and never disappointing storyline, which just gets you hooked to this series. If you are looking for an anime with a nice combination of aesthetically pleasing animation as well as some petty great fight scenes, then Jujutsu Kaisen is the anime for you.
Jujutsu Kaisen is centered around Itadori Yuji, who is an extremely compassionate person who believes in dying a “Correct death”. Itadori Yuji is the main protagonist of the series. He is the son of Jin Itadori and grandson of Wasuke Itadori, who passes away in the very first episode. Yuji wants to help as many people as he can, just as his Grandad’s last words instructed him to do. Itadori’s kind nature makes him probably the most likable main character.
Apart from his compassionate nature, Itadori is also gifted with supernatural strength and athletic abilities, which puts him a cut above the rest even without any cursed energy. Itadori’s compassion is not limited to only his comrades. He is compassionate towards anyone who has a will of their own. Yuji highly commends the value of life and wants other people to receive a “Proper Death”.
Jujutsu Kaisen manga is illustrated by Gege Akutami. Jujutsu Kaisen anime is animated by Mappa Studios. As to answer how many episodes are there in Jujutsu Kaisen, Jujutsu Kaisen has 24 Action-packed Episodes which cover 6 Arcs. The general plot of the anime may sound like a copycat version of other Shonen Anime like One Piece, Naruto, or Bleach, but just after watching the first episode, you will realize that Jujutsu Kaisen brings its own taste to the table. Jujutsu Kaisen’s basic plot is about Jujutsu evil-fighting with evil curses that exist in every corner of the world and derive power from negative emotions and pose a potential threat to mankind.
Arcs and Number of episodes in them
Now that we have answered how many episodes are there in Jujutsu Kaisen, we will dive deeper and explain each arc and the number of episodes it contains as well. Jujutsu Kaisen kicks off in anime from the introduction arc in which basically all major characters are introduced, including the fan’s favorite Ryomen Sukuna. Ryomen Sukuna is said to be the evilest and most powerful curse spirit known by “King of Curses” in Jujutsu Kaisen at the moment. Sukuna manifested in Yuji when he ate his rotten finger. Gojo recruits Itadori as a first-year student of Jujutsu Tech after it was decided that Itadori will be executed after he swallows 20 fingers of Sukuna.
Death of Itadori Yuji
After the Introduction arc, which lasted three episodes, the cursed womb arc is next. A new member of the team Kugisaki Nobara is introduced. Although the arc just lasted two episodes, the storyline takes a very unexpected turn in this arc. Itadori, Megumi, and Nobara went up against a special grade spirit spawned from the Cursed Womb. In this encounter, the team was defeated, leaving no choice for Itadori to switch with Sukuna to take down the special grade. Sukuna, with ease, defeats the special grade, but here the story takes an unexpected turn. Sukuna pulls Yuji’s heart out of his body. With the help of Megumi Yuji, he was able to switch back but died.
The third arc in Jujutsu Kaisen is the Cursed training arc. In the previous arc, Yuji dies from switching with Sukuna. In this arc, he returns to the living world after making a deal with Sukuna, which he forgets about as he returns to the living world as agreed. Gojo finally starts grooming Yuji as a Jujutsu sorcerer by taking care of his training and educating him about the fundamentals of curses and cursed techniques.
Second-year seniors are introduced in this arc. Students from Kyoto Jujutsu Tech school are also introduced. Gojo is attacked by Jogo, who he effortlessly defeats and uses this battle as a lesson for Yuji. The fourth Arc is “vs. Mahito arc”. This arc consists of 4 episodes. In this arc, Yuji and 1st-grade Sorceror Nanami Kenji team up to investigate Mahito’s trail of transfigured Human corpses. We get to see Itadori losing his cool and fighting with the intent to kill for the first time in this arc.
The fifth Arc in the series is “The Kyoto Goodwill Event Arc”. In this arc, news of Yuji’s revival is made public. Itadori’s revival makes elders anxious. Elders of Jujutsu Tech Kyoto plot a scheme to assassinate Itadori Yuji-Sukuna’s vessel during the battle royale taking place between the two schools. This plan conveniently failed as Yuji and Aoi bonded over the one most important thing they had in common which was, their type of women. Who would’ve believed Jennifer Lawrence would put Yuji’s Assassination in jeopardy. Two of them exchanged blows showing off their supernatural strength. In terms of raw strength, Yuji was on par with the monster Todo Aoi. This duel helped Yuji make exponential progress in refining his cursed energy and learning Black Flash. This arc was undoubtedly the best arc of the anime, and all the credit goes to Jennifer Lawrence for this.
While elders were planning Yuji’s assassination, Mahito and his friends plotted to crash the Kyoto Goodwill Event. Todo and Yuji fought head-on with the Special Grade Curse Hanami. Every one of us got goosebumps when Yuji landed Black flash four times in a row which is the same as Nanami, who holds the world record for doing so. As the fight between them is about to reach climax, Gojo reminds us why he is the strongest character in Jujutsu Kaisen anime verse when he releases his other technique Hollow Technique: Purple, effortlessly bringing an end to the fight.
Death Painting Arc is the sixth and final arc of the Jujutsu Kaisen anime for the time being. Death Painting arc consists of Yuji, Megumi, and Nobara investigating a series of strange murders relating to curses. This investigation leads the students to cross paths with newly reincarnated Cursed Womb: Death Paintings. In this arc, we see huge developments of this New-gen trio. We get to see Megumi letting go of his restraints and his Domain Expansion: Chimera Shadow Garden. Megumi defeats the special grade proving himself a lot stronger than he gives himself credit for. We also get to see Nobara and Yuji teaming up against Eso and Kechizu. Yuji again displays his extraordinary superhuman strength in this fight.
Updates on Jujutsu kaisen Anime
Jujutsu Kaisen Zero movie is set to release on 24th December which will be about Yuta Okkotsu who is haunted by the spirit of his childhood friend who died in a traffic accident. Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 premiere date is not revealed yet.
You can watch Jujutsu Kaisen at Crunchyroll and Netflix.