Warning! Spoilers ahead for To taste chapter 60!
The craziest series of Shounen jump, To tastejust gave the curses in Jujutsu Kaisen a much weirder rotation – and even more concise. The movement also justifies the use of one of the most random moments in the series.
In Jujutsu Kaisen, cursed spirits or curses are physical beings that have manifested in the human world after a high concentration of negative human emotions have gathered. A large number of Jujutsu Kaisen the strongest curses take on a form associated with the negative emotions that created them. One of the most obvious examples is Jogo who represents any negative association with volcanoes and other natural disasters caused by fire, as his head is shaped like a volcano or, more specifically, Mount Fuji, and he emits flames.
In chapter 60 of To taste by mangaka Yukinobu Tatsu, readers are introduced to thoughtforms or tulpas. The only types of tulpas readers have seen so far are bobblehead versions by famous composers. They represent the collective fears people have of certain portraits in a school music room. Each tulpa represents one of the portraits of the class and looks exactly like the composer depicted there, except that he has an abnormally large head. They are also quite volatile, violently attacking series protagonists Okarun and Aira with music because the two heroes were foolishly practicing in their music room. To taste is famous for using random moments to hide his genius, and this is no exception.
In comparison with the cursed spirits of Jujutsu Kaisen, the Dandadan tulpas are much stranger. Composers aren’t normally associated with something that people fear and seeing them act so out of character in such an extreme way only heightens the absurdity of it all. When have famous composers ever unleashed a multitude of musical marks on their instruments that could explode on impact? Conversely, to the extent that Jujutsu Kaisen‘s Jogo is concerned, the fear of volcanoes is understandable. Readers can easily and easily associate what he does in the manga with how they expect a fire-based character to act, especially one who has a short fuse and sets people on fire without the slightest provocation. Although a head that looks like a volcano is strange, it’s relatively normal in the field of manga, especially an action series. The same cannot be said for composers, except in music-based manga like Shonen Jump’s. PPPPPPP.
The introduction of tulpas into To taste also promises that others like bobblehead composers might appear in future chapters. However, they are very unlikely to serve as major antagonists as the cursed spirits do in Jujutsu Kaisen, with Dandadan’s bevy of yokai and aliens saturating the year-long series. The explanation that bobblehead composers are actually tulpas is also a relief. Although To taste perfectly put together by mixing drive and rhythm, many fans might have found the bobblehead composers a little disconcerting even for To taste. At the time, mangaka Yukinobu Tatsu didn’t provide any explanation as to why the composers randomly appeared, except that Okarun and Aira were in the school’s music room and their attackers were somehow. kind associated with the portraits in the room. Crafting Chapter 60 certainly helped justify their use, and perhaps even convinced the most skeptical readers not only on board, but to want more. Whereas Jujutsu Kaisen in its weird moments, there’s nothing on To taste.
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