Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 has kicked into high gear with its latest episode, bringing Gojo face-to-face with ‘Geto’ once again. The aftermath of the Shibuya Incident arc promises a seismic shift in the story’s landscape.
Surprisingly, we’re only halfway through the season. While manga enthusiasts may have a glimpse of what’s in store, the rest of you are in for a delightful surprise.
What Awaits in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 – Release Dates and Exciting Developments
To ensure everyone is on the same page, we’ve compiled a handy guide to Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2. Serving as your cheat sheet for this captivating anime, our overview includes the latest release dates (no more agonizing breaks), cast updates, and a quick recap of the story thus far.
While you’re here, don’t miss out on exploring the best anime to immerse yourself in for 2023. For a more comprehensive look at the show’s intriguing release schedule (which can admittedly be a bit perplexing), be sure to check out the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 release timeline.
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Release Dates – When Can You Tune In for New Episodes?
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 has returned from its hiatus, concluding on August 31st after nine thrilling episodes.
The series is now available for streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation worldwide, with new episodes premiering every Thursday at 10:00 AM Pacific/1:00 PM Eastern, or 6:00 PM BST in the UK.
For those who prefer an English-language dub, it’s now airing approximately two weeks ahead of the subtitled version.
Unraveling Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2’s Narrative – Is it a Prequel?
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 indeed began as something of a prequel, albeit briefly.
The first season concluded with the culmination of the Death Painting Arc, covering chapters 55-64 in the manga. Season 2 has now wrapped up the adaptation of Gojo’s Past Arc (Hidden Inventory/Premature Death), encompassing chapters 65-79.
This arc delves into Gojo’s past, specifically, a mission involving Gojo and Geto escorting a Star Plasma Vessel to Tengen.
However, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 will soon shift back to the present to tackle the Shibuya Incident (chapters 79-136) in August. Rest assured, no spoilers here, but the Shibuya Incident Arc revolves around a plan to seal away Geto, led by Gojo and his newfound cursed alliance.
This arc is confirmed to span two entire courses and will consist of 18 episodes, making Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 a total of 23 episodes.
Need a quick recap? After defeating the Cursed Wombs Eso and Kechizu, Yuji and Nobara reunite with Megumi. However, Sukuna – utilizing a mouth in Yuji’s hand (yes, anime can be quite bizarre) – consumes a finger, bringing him closer to regaining his formidable power.
Anticipate the Shibuya Incident arc in the new season, which will confront this encroaching malevolence and the alliance between the third Cursed Womb sibling, Choso, and the series’ antagonists Geto and Mahito.
Additionally, there’s the intriguing subplot of a mole within Jujutsu High, with the determined teacher Utahime leading the charge in exposing the duplicitous sorcerer. This will be a significant focal point in the upcoming season.
As a final setup for Season 2, Yuji, Megumi, Nobara, along with Maki and Panda, receive a well-deserved promotion to Grade 1 Sorcerers, and Gojo extends an invitation for them to embark on a new mission…
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Recap – A Quick Overview of the Story So Far
So far, we’ve witnessed the early adventures of Gojo and Geto as second-year students, hired by Master Tengen to protect his Plasma Star Vessel, a young girl named Riko. However, this mission proves to be far more perilous than anticipated, as Riko becomes the target of the Q sect and the Time Vessel Association. The first episode concludes with the latter enlisting Toji Fushiguto to assassinate Riko.
In the second episode, Gojo and Geto finally encounter Riko, who decides against seeking refuge at Jujutsu High. Toji places a bounty on Riko’s head, and as Geto fends off curse users, the Star Vessel receives a distressing message revealing the abduction of her maid, Kuroi.
The third episode escalates the conflict, with Gojo and Geto taking the battle to the Time Vessel Association. Meanwhile, at Jujutsu High, Toji engages in a fierce showdown with Gojo, revealing his astounding power due to a Heavenly Restriction. In essence, Toji is a formidable force. Toji seemingly defeats Gojo, leaving him on the brink of death.
On Riko’s journey back to Tengen, she contemplates whether to merge with a cursed entity. Just as she reaches out to Geto, tragedy strikes as Toji shoots and kills her.
Geto retaliates against Toji, but after a failed attempt to absorb Toji’s cursed spirit, Toji emerges victorious. Using a Reverse Cursed technique to heal himself, a revived Gojo confronts Toji and unleashes the devastating Hollow Purple attack, obliterating one side of Toji’s body with this formidable ability, ultimately ending Toji’s life. In his final moments, Toji reveals to Gojo that his son will be sold to the Zenin Clan. The episode concludes with Geto and Gojo reuniting at a Time Vessel Association church, contemplating the fate of the cultists.
The Hidden Inventory prequel arc concludes with a one-year time jump, showcasing Geto’s heinous acts, including the massacre of an entire village. Condemned to death, Geto faces Gojo, who struggles to battle his former friend. Geto is subsequently instated as the leader of the Star Religious Group. The episode closes with Gojo awakening in the present, surrounded by familiar faces: Yuji, Nobara, and Megumi.
To inaugurate the present-day Shibuya Incident arc, Yuji, Nobara, Megumi, Maki Zen’in, and Panda are officially promoted to first-grade sorcerers. We are also introduced to Yoko, one of Yuji’s former classmates with a budding crush on him. The traitor, alluded to at the end of the first season, is revealed to be Mechamaru/Muta.
Muta meets his end at the hands of Mahito, and a dramatic twist unfolds as a mysterious veil enshrouds Shibuya, trapping its inhabitants. The episode concludes with Gojo venturing into the enigmatic veil.
As the Shibuya Incident continues to unfurl, Yuji confronts a formidable Grasshopper Curse at Shibuya Station, emerging victorious. Jogo and Hanami engage in a battle of wits with Gojo, who, after enduring Jogo’s taunts, finally decides to eliminate him. Gojo removes his blindfold, signaling his intent to engage in a formidable clash.
Gojo ultimately triumphs over Hanami but is soon confronted by his former comrade Geto, now under the control of the sorcerer Kenjaku. Amidst the chaos, Gojo finds himself trapped within the Prison Realm, while Yuji learns of Gojo’s perilous predicament.
Meet the Cast of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2
Goto (Yuichi Nakamura) and Geto (Takahiro Sakurai) play significant roles in the first five episodes, particularly in the Hidden Inventory/Premature Death arc. Other notable characters featured in this arc include Shoko (Aya Endo), Kento Nanami (Kenjiro Nanami), Mei Mei (Kotono Mitsuishi), Utahime Iori (Yoko Hikasa), Riko (Anna Nagase), and Toji (Takehito Koyasu).
Expect Jujutsu Kaisen’s main characters from the present day, including Yuji (Junya Enoki), Nobara (Asami Seto), and Megumi (Yuma Uchida), to become increasingly central to the series as the season progresses, now that the Shibuya Incident has set the stage.
Sneak Peek into the Shibuya Incident – Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Trailer
The first trailer for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 made its debut during the Jump Festa event, offering tantalizing glimpses of key characters and hinting at the season’s developments, even without actual footage.
Now, with the Shibuya Incident in full swing, the new Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 trailer offers a thrilling preview of the next chapter in the adventures of Yuji, Nobara, and Megumi. Be sure to watch it below to stoke your anticipation.
Should You Watch the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie Before Season 2?
We highly recommend it. The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie, serving as a prequel to the main series, will significantly influence the events of Season 2.
The movie centers on the swordsman Yuta Okkotsu, who will play a more prominent role in the Jujutsu Kaisen anime as the story unfolds. He’s also one of the manga series’ most beloved characters, making it well worth your time to explore his backstory.
Furthermore, there’s a post-credits scene that sets the stage for future developments in the anime, as it revolves around Yuta’s return to Japan and his integration into the main series’ narrative.
From a completeness standpoint, watching the movie is highly recommended. It enriches the world and the complex concept of curses in the universe, all while delivering a compelling standalone story.
While it’s possible to skip it if time is a constraint, we strongly encourage you to experience it.
Where to Watch Jujutsu Kaisen
If you’re looking to catch up on Jujutsu Kaisen, you’re in luck. All 24 episodes of the first season and the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie are currently available for streaming on Crunchyroll, with new episodes released every Thursday.
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