Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Review – Proof a prequel arc doesn’t have to be a bad thing

By Nubia Brice
Published: July 27, 2023 (Last updated: September 29, 2023)
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Crunchyroll anime series Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Review


An exciting continuation of the hit supernatural series that is already giving season one a run for its money.

Here is our review of the Crunchyroll anime series Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, which does not contain spoilers.

When it debuted in 2020, Jujutsu Kaisen immediately became one of the biggest anime of the year, if not of the generation. One year later, the prequel movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0 only made the series that much more popular, making fans that much more eager for the second season.

Now four episodes in, the sequel season of this supernatural anime has once again proven it is one of the shows to watch this season without even seeing a glimpse of the main character yet.

If you’re a supernatural anime and you’re not caught up on Jujutsu Kaisen, it’s safe to say that you’re definitely missing out.

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Review and Plot Summary

Season two of Jujutsu Kaisen chose to do things a little differently, starting with a prequel that follows beloved instructor Satoru Gojo during his years attending Tokyo Jujutsu High.

As a second year, he and his classmate, Suguru Geto, are assigned a mission that involves bringing a young girl named Riko to Jujutsu High to fuse with Tengen, an immortal sorcerer who reinforces the barriers at both Jujutsu High locations.

Not only is their mission one of great importance, but it’s also highly dangerous. Luckily, Gojo and Geto are the two best students their school currently has to offer.

However, with more than a few people trying to prevent Riko’s assimilation with Tengen, things take a turn for the worse as everyone, from religious fanatics to bounty hunters to crazed assassins, seeks to harm her.

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In this prequel arc, viewers get the chance to see some of their favorite sorcerers in action during their youth, but they also learn exactly what caused the rift between Gojo and Geto that still exists all these years later.

It’s an exciting way to start the season and tie up some loose ends before resuming the story of Yuji and his friends in the Shibuya Incident Arc.

So far, season two has not seemed to hold anything back. In terms of animation, it has been just as beautiful and exciting to watch as season one, if not more. Both the sub and the dub have also been praised by fans for their stellar voice acting, making this one of the most enjoyable series out right now.

Not all prequels are met with the same enthusiasm as others, sometimes throwing off the flow of storytelling, but that hasn’t seemed to be a problem for Jujutsu Kaisen. In fact, The Hidden Inventory/Gojo’s Past Arc has been one of the most anticipated by manga fans, and for good reason.

Considering what viewers already know about these characters from season one and what they are going to learn later in season two, now seems like the perfect time to fill in the gaps before proceeding.

With the way MAPPA has paid attention to every detail, making sure to stick to the integrity of the story has made this one of the best arcs in the anime yet.

Is Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 good or bad?

So far, Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 has been very good. With the obvious dedication put into its plot, thrilling action sequences, and even surprise humor, this is definitely one of the best series airing this season.

Is Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 worth watching?

Yes, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 is worth watching.

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