Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 14 Review

Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 14 - Tokyo students

Jujutsu Kaisen is back! I’m so happy right now!

Jujutsu Kaisen was one of my favorites from the Fall 2020 anime season. I enjoyed it’s humor, characters, story and action. To me, it’s a unique anime. It’s something that I’ve been looking for and I’ve enjoyed it tremendously.

This anime episode lived up to the hype I had in my mind. There was only one little point of disappointment but it wasn’t too big. It’s was just a difference of opinion on how things should’ve been done with Itadori’s reintroduction to the other students. Besides that, Jujutsu Kaisen picked up right where it left off.

Ever since the mention of the exchange event between Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High and Kyoto Prefectural Jujutsu High I’ve been wanting to see these two schools compete. The fight between members of the two schools back in Jujutsu Kaisen episode 8 only heightened my desire to see the event. Now it’s finally time for the exchange event to happen!

For supposedly having the same mission of wiping out cursed spirits, the two schools really don’t seem to get along. I know that we’ve been told that Jujutsu socerers are a strange breed of people but you’d think that a common enemy would at least give them something in common to rally around. By looking at the animosity between the two groups you’d think that they want to kill each other.

The one person that the Kyoto group is instructed to kill shows up right in the middle of the group stare-down. Yuuji Itadori makes his grand entrance in a box pushed by Satoru. Satoru first hands out some type of doll to the Kyoto students and then opens the box. Itadori pops up and poses only to receive blank stares from his classmates. It’s a disappointing reintroduction for Sukuna’s vessel.

Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 14 - Kyoto's principle shocked at Itadori's appearance

Personally, I would’ve enjoyed more of the stereotypical anime arrival. You know the one I’m talking about. Itadori would’ve showed up at a pivotal time in dramatic fashion to help turn the tide of the exchange event. He’d show off his newfound power and lead the Tokyo students to victory.

Instead, perhaps more in line with Satoru’s enigmatic and silly nature, Itadori’s entrance is anticlimactic. The only person that is really shocked is the principle from Kyoto. He’s one of the higher ups who organized the mission that led to Itadori’s death. He wants Itadori dead and after he and his students are in their strategy session he orders them to kill the newly revealed vessel.

Is Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 14 Worth Watching?

Yes. Jujutsu Kaisen episode 14 is worth watching. This episode is heavy on the humor that we’ve come to expect. Considering how things left off in episode 13, it kind of feels like Jujutsu Kaisen is just brushing things under the rug. I would think that the events with Junpei would’ve had a more lasting effect on Itadori.

There is some mention of what Itadori just went through. We get to see that Sotoru never meant to have Itadori face a mission that difficult. Itadori reminisces about Junpei’s death when he says to Fushiguro that he doesn’t want to lose anymore.

I’m looking forward to where the story goes from here. The Kyoto principle’s instructions to his students obviously violate the rules of the exchange event. With Itadori being a target for termination, the intensity of the fighting will have to be higher than normal. I’m excited to see what’s going to happen!

Now go watch some anime!

-Nathan

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