It feels like an age since I last talked about this show. That mid-season break seemed to last an eternity, being edged out slightly by how long it’s felt like we’ve been building up to this interschool sorcerer tournament between Tokyo and Kyoto. It’s also finally the moment Itadori gets to reunite with his classmates, something I’ve been looking forward to seeing.
There aren’t going to be any images accompanying this post as I’m working with a makeshift internet solution for the time being. Sorry.
While I’d tentatively call this episode a part of a training arc, most of the actual training seems to be happening off-screen. Everyone’s there, in their tracksuits getting stronger, but we’re yet to see them really learning anything. Well, except for Itadoi watching anime Lord of the Rings that is.
I’m a real sucker for when a show digs deep into its power system and really gets into each individual character’s capabilities and limits. Jujutsu Kaisen isn’t really doing that. It seems to be taking more of a “we’ll do it live” approach. Which is fine for those surprising/hype moments in fights later on. But, to me, a little context goes a long way towards how much excitement I feel over a particular fight.
After thinking about it some more, episode five last week actually left me kinda wanting. While it did give us a phenomenal fight scene between Sukune and Fushiguro, I still felt like the show was going a touch too fast and leaving me in the dark a little when it came to the state of the world. Episode 6 is the first one that seems to settle down a bit and start to really let this world and its characters sink in a bit.