Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 15 Review

Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 15 - Itadori and Toudou

The Exchange Event is up and running and it doesn’t take long for the fighting to start!

Jujutsu Kaisen feels like a completely different anime right now. There was only one cursed spirit and it didn’t even really register in the fight between Itadori and Toudou. It almost feels like Jujutsu Kaisen has transformed into an anime that has completely forgotten about the events of the first 13 episodes.

As far as Itadori and Toudou’s fight is concerned, it’s going just about how I’d expect it to go. Toudou’s physical strength is off the charts. Itadori’s abilities are in the same league. The two are both freaks of nature who can surpass the normal limits of the human body. I didn’t imagine either one being able to knock the other out very easily.

I was also expecting the reaction Toudou had when Itadori answered his question on what type of woman Itadori prefers. Well, I wasn’t expecting us to get to witness Toudou’s daydream of two best friends living out the typical Japanese adolescent life. I did believe that Itadori’s answer would be approved by Toudou and that he would find Itadori as someone interesting.

Now that Itadori has been thrust into the “best friend” category for Toudou we’ll have to see how things go from here. Toudou shows no signs of slacking off during the fight so I think it’s safe to say that the punches will only escalate from here. We know that there’s a difference of opinion on Itadori’s cursed technique and the two are starting to argue over it. It looks like the only way to settle things is through fighting.

I was a little underwhelmed by the animation during the fight. It didn’t feel like things flowed smoothly while Itadori and Toudou were exchanging blows. I’m not saying that the fight needed to be something like a choreographed fight scene from a movie, just that it felt like things were just a little off.

I’m no expert in the field of art and animation. I’ve mentioned that before. But if I can tell that something like this is off, I’m sure that others can as well.

Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 15 - Panda

Another part that felt off was the pacing of the story. Jujutsu Kaisen episode 15 cut to different points in the story too many times for my taste. First we were in a strategy meeting where Itadori’s role was discussed. Then were were in the midst of the fighting. Next Itadori is being saved by some of his classmates. Finally, we’re at Panda talking about what the most likely scenario is. I had to stop and get my bearings at least once.

To me Jujutsu Kaisen episode 15 was trying a little too hard to live up to the atmosphere that it created in the first 14 episodes. We know that it’s a witty, hard-hitting anime about Jujutsu sorcerers and the curses that need to be exorcised.

There’s plenty of jokes and awkward moments, especially due to Satoru, but it doesn’t need to be overdone. Jujutsu Kaisen episode 13 felt like it was overdone just a little bit.

Is Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 15 Worth Watching?

Yes. Jujutsu Kaisen episode 15 is worth watching. Despite my criticism, I still enjoyed watching this episode. I wouldn’t say that it’s the best one of the series so far, but it’s far from being a bad anime episode. Things should get a little better as the Exchange Event continues.

Now go watch some anime!

-Nathan

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