Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 5 Review

Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 5 - Sukuna
Sukuna making sure Itadori can’t take back over

Itadori is going to have his hands full trying to deal with Sukuna.

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With the curse defeated and Itadori nowhere in control, Sukuna heads outside to confront Fushiguro. I would not want to be in Fushiguro’s shoes during all of that. Sukuna is on a different level both physically and mentally.

Sukuna first rips out Itadori’s heart in an effort to keep control of his body. If Itadori takes back over he’ll die, obviously. Fushiguro is forced to try and find a way for Sukuna to regenerate Itadori’s heart so this won’t happen. Unfortunately he’s completely outclassed.

Sukuna toys with Fushiguro. It appears that Sukuna is just enjoying being outside. Fushiguro can sure take some punishment. He’s knocked and tossed through multiple buildings. He’s basically a ragdoll. The fight finally ends when Fushiguro realizes that he needs to help Itadori take back over. After verbalizing his reasons for helping Itadori earlier in the anime Sukuna loses control.

Itadori promptly dies and everyone is depressed.I guess Itadori is in good company now. Eren Jeager was eaten by a titan in episode 5 of Attack on Titan. Yusuke Urameshi died at the beginning of Yu Yu Hakusho. Death is basically meaningless in the Dragonball world by now. Just because it appears the main protagonist is down and out it doesn’t mean that the anime is over!

We get a hint that we’ll be seeing Itadori again when Satoru brings his body to a morgue and hands it over to a woman with I assume some type of healing power. Considering how she was acting, Itadori might come out looking like Frankenstein’s monster.

Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 5 - Itadori about to be operated on
I didn’t know Dr. Frankenstein was in this anime!

We do learn of something to look forward to. Apparently there’s a competition between Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu Tech and the other Tech school nearby to hold a competition. Fushiguro and Nobara Kugisaki are invited to join by the second years. This is due to all of the third years being suspended. They must be as fun as a barrel of monkeys. I can’t wait to meet them.

Considering that the rules of the competition are “anything goes” just as long as you don’t kill your opponent it should be interesting. Fushiguro and Kugisaki are going to have to train in order to get ready for the competition. Who knows, maybe Frankenstein Itadori will make a dramatic entrance and dominate. I hope he does, that would be pretty entertaining.

I’m not sure exactly what to make of Satoru threatening to kill the higher ups. It didn’t seem like he was joking. He pointed out the obvious, that his three students shouldn’t have been sent on that mission. It looks like it was an attempt to have Itadori executed by proxy with Fushiguro and Kugisaki being acceptable casualties. That’s a pretty heartless move if it’s true.

There also appear to be some curses who are trying to organize a restructuring of society. They seek the help of a human who appears to be a Jujutsu sorcerer, only a corrupt one. The curses say that they are the pure beings in the world because they don’t hide their true nature, like humans do. The advice given to the curses by the human is this, eliminate Satoru and get Itadori on their side.

So let’s recap all of this:

1. Itadori is dead and is about to be reassembled.

2. Fushiguro and Kugisaki are going to compete in a pretty intense interscholastic competition.

3. Satoru believes his superiors purposely put his students in danger in order to kill Itadori.

4. Curses are working to organize a war to become the dominant group.

That’s a lot going on in one episode.

Is Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 5 Worth Watching?

Yes. I was interested the entire time. Normally, I’m tempted to pick up my phone and start playing a game while watching anime. That was not the case here. There’s enough going on that’ll keep your attention. I’m happy with how Jujutsu Kaisen has started this season.

Now go watch some anime!

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