Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 7 Spoilers Inside!
This is the final episode before the Shibuya Incident commences in full force. It features a crucial battle that could have far-reaching consequences for all sorcerers, as well as a touching moment and the start of one of the biggest arcs in recent years.
In the previous episode, Mechamaru revealed his secret weapon in preparation for his battle against Mahito. This battle carried great significance because Mechamaru had the potential to prevent the impending tragedy in Shibuya.
However, as we witnessed in the episode, Mechamaru was unsuccessful.
The main focus of this episode was the continuation of the battle from Episode 6.
Although I don’t recall this battle being particularly exciting in the manga, Mappa did an excellent job with the visuals.
The scale of the battle was impressive and gave us a glimpse of what we can expect in future episodes. The destruction caused by Mechamaru’s swings was particularly striking, and the colours used in the attacks were visually stunning.
In the initial stages of the battle, Mechamaru’s full-sized mech demonstrates its destructive capabilities.
However, Mahito refuses to back down and Mappa exploits his shape-changing skills by using clever angles during the fight.
Despite not possessing the same raw power as Mechamaru, Mahito’s adaptability is showcased effectively, giving him the upper hand.
In a stunning visual display, Mahito unleashes his domain expansion, Self-Embodiment of Perfection.
The effects used in this scene are so impressive that they distract from the fight and allow viewers to simply appreciate Mappa’s masterful creation.
A moment that some may not agree with but I personally think works really well is that we reach a moment in this fight where Mechamaru gets the upper hand again, believing he has beaten Mahito and making us think the same thing.
He turns to Geto to finish him off and prevent the tragedy that’s to take place in Shibuya but to all of our surprise, Mahito still has more in him and we see them both clash before the scene cuts away.
Some may think that this interrupts the flow of the battle but the moment we get next fits perfectly in with everything going on.
Afterwards, we witness a heartfelt moment with Miwa, who confesses her love for the absent Mechamaru and expresses her wishes to visit him someday.
Chinatsu Akasaki’s performance makes this scene even more emotional, knowing that Miwa will never get the chance to see Mechamaru again.
After the battle and the heartwarming moment with Miwa, the conclusion of the fight is revealed. Mahito and Geto are unscathed, while Mechamaru’s lifeless body lies on the ground. The scene then shifts to Shibuya, where Halloween festivities are in full swing.
A person in a Ghostface costume can even be seen. Suddenly, terror strikes as a veil descends over Shibuya, and civilians are sucked away before the scene quickly cuts away.
This moment was truly chilling and reminded me of the Jean Jacket scene from ’Nope,’ where civilians are abducted at a fair.
The Jujutsu sorcerers arrive on the scene and begin planning their next move as this event is being compared to the Night Parade of a Hundred Demons which took place in the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie.
We then get the information that the civilians can’t leave until Gojo arrives, knowing what the enemies are already planning from the information we received in Season 1, seeing Gojo arrive and the cut to the ‘Saturu Gojo Arrives’ screen, will be one of the most haunting things we’ll experience in this arc.
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 7 manages to showcase breathtaking visuals during a crucial battle, heartwarming moments, and a spine-chilling scene reminiscent of a horror movie.
This episode serves as the beginning of the significant Shibuya Incident arc, hinting at what we can anticipate in the arc’s subsequent parts.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5