If you thought your family reunions were chaotic, then this brand-new episode of Jujutsu Kaisen just raised the bar.
Queue the epic intro music, and we’re back with another episode of Jujutsu Kaisen. In what I assume is an attempt to keep viewers still on the edge of their seats regarding Gojo’s fate and the ongoing veil over Shibuya, we have yet another filler episode in our hands. Though fun, I found myself getting distracted throughout the entire episode and had to keep rewinding to make sure I didn’t miss anything.
Let’s set the stage: our sorcerer trio – Yuji Itadori, Megumi Fushiguro, and Takuma Ino – are at Shibuya station figuring out that these cursed walls won’t bring themselves down. Barrier-keeping and curse-fighting, the clock’s ticking, and it’s a wild sorcerer’s rodeo out there.
Now, if you came for the combat, we do get to see some very flashy moves here. But this episode isn’t about who’s got the flashiest moves, it’s about brains and brawn. Remember the time when you were caught off-guard by that one surprise party your friends threw you forever ago? Well, imagine a similar surprise, but instead of cake, you get Itadori zooming up a tower with Fushiguro’s feathery assist.
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The initial plan has Itadori launching himself up a tower, bypassing the cursing crowd, to surprise attack the trio of curse guardians. Fushiguro’s bird-summoning assist here? Pure genius. Then comes a split battle – Itadori and Fushiguro on street level and Ino shining bright up high. Combat choreography? On point. Synchronized sorcery? Magnificent. MAPPA at its finest.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Jujutsu Kaisen without some juicy backstory and flashbacks. The episode smoothly segues from combat to unraveling some more backstories as we get to peek into why these specific curses are rampaging, and it traces back to the awe-inspiring, game-changer of a sorcerer,
my forever anime husbando Saturo Gojo. I mean, the guy basically started an arms race by just being born. If that ain’t power, I don’t know what is. His influence over both curses and sorcerers? Immense. His birth didn’t just herald the most good-looking a powerful sorcerer – it redefined the curse-sorcerer dynamics.
Perhaps the crown jewel of the episode is Fushiguro’s detective-grade deductions. When confronted by a curse whose ability seems straightforward but turns out deceptively nuanced, Fushiguro’s sharp observations lead to a revelation moment that briefly had me thinking I was watching Sherlock Holmes instead of JJK.
In essence, “Séance” is a little more than a filler episode – it balances action with deep narrative insights. It embodies what Jujutsu Kaisen excels at: intense and risky battles sprinkled with insightful character development and lore.
Do yourself a favor: Pop that popcorn, get comfy, and let Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 episode 11, “Séance”, take you on a roller-coaster ride – now streaming on Crunchyroll.