Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 episode 17 review – Thunderclap, Part 2

© Gege Akutami/Shueisha, JUJUTSU KAISEN Project
© Gege Akutami/Shueisha, JUJUTSU KAISEN Project /

I am so happy I don’t live in Shibuya, and so should you. The horror continues in Jujutsu Kaisen’s newest episode, Thunderclap, Part 2.

The latest episode of Jujutsu Kaisen season 2, “Thunderclap Part 2,” takes us on a wild ride of intense feelings and explosive action. The episode kicks off with a heart-tugging flashback to Yuji Itadori and his dying grandfather, reminding us of Yuji’s deep-rooted desire to help others. This highly contradicts what Sukuna does while inhabiting his body. This moment sets a specific tone for the episode, hinting at upcoming events that will deeply affect Yuji’s character.

My main worry until this very minute, though, is on our friendo Megumi Fushiguro, who’s barely clinging to life after getting the crap beat out of him by his own father and the brat that Daddy Nanami hurt but didn’t finish off a few episodes ago (I forget his name and I will not look it up out of pure disrespect). In a desperate move, he summons an untamed shikigami, aiming to take down Shigemo (I felt bad and looked his name up), even at the cost of his own life. But the plan spirals out of control when Sukuna, the Daddy of Cursed Spirits, enters the arena.

What unfolds is nothing short of a breathtaking spectacle of destruction. The animators outdo themselves once again (even though MAPPA is currently and reportedly treating their animators, you know, the people who actually make us all fall in love with their shows, like shit), giving us a battle that escalates in scale and intensity, demolishing entire city blocks. While the visuals are stunning, there’s a point where the sheer magnitude of chaos overshadows the actual reason for all the fighting. It’s a visual feast, but at times, it feels like an overindulgence – like Sukuna literally wants to kill everyone in Shibuya, and he almost does it.

The aftermath of the battle is both shocking and impactful, particularly for Yuji, who is left to deal with the horrifying consequences and every memory he has of the destruction, done by his own unwilling hands. His internal struggle and the weight of responsibility he feels are palpable, making us empathize deeply with him.

NANAMI IS ALIVE! The way I screamed when we saw him walking towards the camera with some insane Harvey Dent vibes. I wonder where Maki and the old-man-whose-name-I-didn’t-catch are, and if they are indeed dead. We shall see, I guess.

In the end, “Thunderclap, Part 2” is a mixed bag.

It delivers emotionally charged moments and white-knuckling action but sometimes gets lost in its own spectacle. Still, it’s an episode that left us eagerly awaiting what comes next.

The weight of Yuji’s next punch is something to look forward to, as it carries not just his strength, but the burden of his experiences.

Catch this latest episode on Crunchyroll and brace yourself for a whirlwind of emotions and action.

dark. Next. You’re not ready for Invincible season 2 (and neither were we)