Jujutsu Kaisen The anime adaptation dominated the fall 2020 season, achieving immense popularity upon its release. With gorgeous animation, amazing soundtrack, and interesting story, many anime fans were drawn to the new adaptation and were not disappointed. In terms of story, the anime, as usual, is far behind the manga.
Some find the anime more engaging than the manga and prefer to wait until the next season is released to find out where the story goes. But the manga has a lot to offer, and anime-only fans will miss several key story developments and details.
dix The prequel
Jujutsu Kaisen originally started as a short four-part series before Yuji Itadori’s character appeared. The series focused on the character of Yuta Okkotsu, who later appears in the larger Jujutsu Kaisen manga. The focus is on his story and his struggles with the cursed spirit of a girl he once knew. The short series became so popular that Akutami decided to create an entire manga series based on the concept. The events of the prequel are later revealed to be important in the scope of the rest of the story.
9 light novels
The two light novels of Jujutsu Kaisen came out before the anime. Written by Kitaguni Ballad and illustrated by Akutami, their canon status is questionable and unconfirmed. These novels provide additional insight into the characters’ lives that is not shown in either the manga or the anime.
The novels both feature light-hearted moments and more fighting curses. They feature characters like Kento Nanami and Mahito getting less screen time in the Jujutsu Kaisen animated. The storylines are excluded from the anime entirely, but provide more character development.
8 Personnage de Yuta Okkotsu
Fans who only watched Jujutsu Kaisen may not be familiar with the character of Yuta, who appeared briefly in flashes but was not developed in the first season. He is the main character of the manga prequel and later appears in the manga as a key character.
Although Yuta initially appears to be an enemy, stalking Yuji to kill him, he turns out to be an ally and a sympathetic character. He has become a fan favorite of many readers, but the anime has yet to feature him.
sept Choso’s Change of Heart
Choso’s character was introduced at the very end of Jujutsu Kaisenas the brother of Eso and Kechizu, and as an ally of Mahito and Geto. The manga develops his character. Although he initially tries to kill Yuji because of his role in killing his brothers, he is actually Yuji’s ally. He’s a deeply nuanced character, and the manga proves he’s more than the villain he initially appears to be.
6 Megumi’s family
In the anime, Megumi’s family and past remain largely unknown. Fans knew that Megumi had a half-sister who was cursed and fell into a coma, and parents who disappeared. This left him in the care of Gojo Satoru.
The manga introduces his father, Toji Fushiguro, an assassin who initially appears to be mocking his son. The story also reveals Megumi’s connection to the Zenin family, a clan of powerful wizards. He later becomes the leader of the group, giving more details about the character’s mysterious past.
5 The Mystery of Geto Suguru
Geto is a major villain in the first season of Jujutsu Kaisen. He helped cursed spirits like Mahito and Jogo conspire to trap Gojo Satoru and kill all humans. However, the manga reveals the true complexity of her character.
Geto was a student alongside Gojo, but he turned to the dark side. It is revealed that the real Geto has been dead for some time and his body is currently possessed by an evil wizard. This gives the character of “Geto” an even more sinister side in the manga than in the anime.
4 Yuji’s origins
Yuji’s family and background are largely obscure at first. His grandfather dies early in the story, who is the last member of Yuji’s family. Yuji doesn’t seem to have any family memories or past attachments. In chapter 143 of the manga, Yuji’s father is finally revealed, and it is heavily implied that he had some sort of involvement in the world of jujutsu. His appearance is brief but insightful. This raises more questions about Yuji’s place in jujutsu society, as he got his powers seemingly by accident.
3 Maki’s Metamorphosis
Despite her lack of cursed energy, Maki is extremely powerful. Despite this, her family rejected her because she does not possess a cursed technique. The anime addresses his family issues, but the manga goes deeper into his issues with the Zenin clan. Her father is shown to be heartless and indifferent. Maki’s sister is killed by their father, so Maki kills him. In her struggles with her family, she undergoes a physical and emotional transformation, emerging from her battles even stronger than before and with the scars to prove it.
2 The disappearance of Gojo
Gojo is known as the most powerful wizard, and Jujutsu Kaisen portrays him as virtually unstoppable. In the manga, his enemies know he is unstoppable. Instead of trying to subdue him, his enemies trap him. They succeed in capturing him, destroying the idea that he is completely without weakness.
Capturing Gojo raises the stakes for Yuji and his friends. Without the most powerful wizard on their side, the fights they face are harder and more costly. He was absent for much of the manga, leaving his fate uncertain.
1 L’incident de Shibuya
The event known as the Shibuya Incident is one of the manga’s longest and most influential arcs to date. “Geto” and Mahito manage to seal Gojo. They release cursed spirits in the Shibuya district where they have trapped hundreds of civilians. When Yuji and his allies arrive, the resulting battle is massive and filled with many different perspectives. The arc spans over 50 chapters. Some characters don’t make it out alive, and those that do are scarred for life, taking the manga story to a new level.
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