Halloween is around the corner and, the anime that have recently released are all in the horror genre. Out of all of them, my favorite would have to be Jujutsu Kaisen.
The series is so catchy, feels modern, the animation is top-notch and, the story is one of a kind with a new perspective.
Welcome back to another anime review. Today we will be discussing Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 3.
Nobara Kugisaki is the third first-year enrolled in Jujutsu Tech. Itadori, Fushigoru, and Gojou have arrived at the airport to escort her.
At first glance, she is a nit-picky girl, judges people before she gets to know them, but there is a certain ‘sweet’ relatable factor to it. Satoru Gojo is also one of my favorite characters. He is funny and insanely powerful at the same time.
He promises Itadori and Nobara a trip around Tokyo but, they stumble upon an abandoned building in Roppongi and, it turns out to be a test.
According to the logic behind jujutsu sorcery, graveyards attract curses because of the emotion instilled in people regarding ghosts. The stronger those emotions are the, stronger the curses will be. The main difference between a big city like Tokyo and the countryside is that curses’ strength is directly proportional to the population density of the area.
Gojo has gifted a blade to Yuji to cut curses down in an instant, and Nobara has weapons of her own. This anime sticks to its ‘basic’ genre, horror. It skillfully develops the eerie atmosphere that the story needs. Curses, voodoo, and such satanic practices are the name of the game.
Yuji comes into contact with a spirit and, he takes him down in quick succession. His physical attributes are a plus point to his skill. As he is inexperienced in dissipating cursed energy, he makes that up in an athletic and innate sense.
Nobara is the central figure of this episode. It is the first time meeting her and, making us fall in love with her in the first episode is a feat in itself. She uses nails infused with cursed energy to destroy a demon who was masking itself inside a mannequin.
A boy emerges out of nowhere, scared, and not knowing what to do. A cursed spirit comes from behind and takes the boy in his custody. He threatens to kill him and, Nobara has no choice.
Nobara has had a hard life. Her friend was ostracised from society and made to leave home for not following the belief of some people. It had a horrifying effect on Nobara. She is almost about to give up her life when suddenly, Yuji smacks open a cavity in the wall.
He grabs hold of the kid and rescues him. The cursed spirit is about to escape and in the knick of time, Nobara saves the day. She uses voodoo and pierces the cursed spirit’s hurt, in turn, subduing it.
Both of them have excelled at their tests, and it is time for the next step. The dynamic of the group is very happening. Even if the anime is horror and cultish, it brings to it a certain level of relatability.
It is enjoyable for the fans, and it also sticks to the source material and never waivers away from it.
In the last scene, a disturbing event is showcased. A floating cursed fetus is seen by normal humans. The story shifts in a different direction and, it might not be something we fans can handle.
Until next time. See ya!