Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 6 Review

Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 6 - Itadori and Satoru
Itadori lamenting about not being able to use cursed techniques

Before Yuji Itadori can be turned into Frankenstein’s monster he makes a deal with Sukuna and comes back to life.

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Jujutsu Kaisen episode 6 has a good mix of humor and horror elements. I’m glad that once the anime decided to show its darker side it didn’t forget its lighter side. With that said, most of this episode was spent laying the groundwork for things to come.

Yuji Itadori confronts Sukuna in his Innate Domain. Basically the two of them are in Sukuna’s mind. Itadori is obviously angry at Sukuna for killing his body and tries to fight him. Even though Itadori has good hand-to-hand combat ability he’s no match for Sukuna. The two end up making a pact under Sukuna’s terms. The terms are this:

1. When Sukuna chants “Extension,” Itadori has to give him control for one minute.

2. Itadori will forget the pact.

3. Sukuna won’t kill or injure anyone during that one minute.

Meanwhile, back in the real world, Satoru Gojo let’s his plan out of the bag. He wants to replace the Jujutsu higher ups with allies that aren’t corrupt. In order to create these allies he became a teacher at Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu Tech.

The remainder of the episode is spent as showing us the training being done to prepare for the interscholastic event with Kyoto Prefectural Jujutsu High. Most of the training is pretty absurd. Nobara Kugisaki is basically just being thrown around. She’s being taught how to fall. Itadori has to watch movies while controlling his curse energy’s output into a doll-like curse. If he fails to maintain a steady flow the doll will wake up and attack him. Megumi Fushiguro is about to begin hand-to-hand combat training.

The creepy part of this episode of Jujutsu Kaisen come from the meeting of the curses with the mysterious person. They come up with a plan to seal away Satoru Gojo. Before wrapping things up at the restaurant, one of the curses causes everyone to spontaneously combust. It’s like I’m watching an episode of Fire Force. The curse that was responsible for this ends up confronting Satoru Gojo at the very end of the episode, which gives us something to look forward to for next week.

Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 6 - Spontaneous Combustion
Jujutsu Kaisen imitating Fire Force

Jujutsu Kaisen is planting the seeds for more interesting events to come later, and it’s doing its job of making me interested. Knowing that Satoru Gojo wants to create powerful allies on par with himself means that we now know every student at Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu Tech has incredible potential.

I think it was pretty obvious that Itadori had potential. I mean, he was able to consume two of Sukuna’s fingers and maintain control of his body. But the revelation that Fushiguro also has incredible potential should make things even more interesting. Sukuna was able to sniff out this ability as well. We get a little taste that Fushiguro is starting to figure out that he has abilities greater than what he’s shown so far and all it does is make me want to see more!

The story surrounding Itadori is going about as I expect it to. I thought that he would be brought back to life, I just didn’t expect it to be done by Sukuna. I’ll be looking forward to Itadori’s big entrance at the event between Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu Tech and Kyoto Prefectural Jujutsu High. For some reason, I have in my mind that Itadori will make a super hero entrance from out of the sky, like the one Deadpool made fun of in his movie.

His training with the cursed doll is pretty funny. If you liked Itadori’s fight with the principal’s curse, you’ll enjoy his training. I can’t imagine how frustrating it would be to be watching a movie and get to a really important moment only to be punched in the face. This might be the most unconventional method of training I’ve seen.

For fans of anime, you’ll get a kick out of Satoru Gojo’s explanation of a jujutsu sorcerer’s abilities. Basically, 80% of a sorcerer’s power comes from their innate ability. This news sends Itadori into a depressed state. All he wants to do is be able to use some cool abilities like thunder, fire, a power bomb, Spirit Gun, Bankai, Rasengan, Dodon Ray or Kamehameha. It’s a nice nod to other, more popular anime and professional wrestling.

The scene with everyone burning to death in the restaurant made my skin crawl. What an awful way to die. The one waiter that was smart enough to follow his instincts and run away turned out to be the only survivor. Smart dude, you didn’t end up burnt to a crisp. Curses really are bad news. Unfortunately we’ll have to wait to next week to see how they stack up to Satoru Gojo.

Is Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 6 Worth Watching?

Yes. Jujutsu Kaisen episode 6 is worth watching. I enjoy just about everything in this anime. There’s a good mix of humor and horror. While there’s not a lot of action we’re given information that I assume will be critical to know going forward. This is just a fun watch.

Now go watch some anime!

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