4. "It's Like That" - Episode 6
This... this episode is a wild ride that perfectly culminates why this series is such a fan favorite, earning its spot as the fourth-best episode of the season. This episode is a delightful combination of humorous and desperate young love, plot twists, and incredible mecha-fights. It starts with the kind of relatable humor that leaves you in stitches, from Yuji's questionable movie choices (really, Earthworm Man 4?) to Nobara's hilarious diner escapades.
The episode artfully mixes slice-of-life elements with the intense, dark undertones of the series. This tonal shift is Jujutsu Kaisen's special sauce, making mundane moments like a discussion over Yuji's "type" or a hilarious ping-pong game during a serious promotion talk both absurd and cool. The show's wonderful ability to blend lighthearted moments with the overarching narrative is a testament to its storytelling skills, making "It’s Like That" an episode that's as entertaining as it is plot-heavy.
The episode swiftly dives into the heart of darkness with its storyline of betrayal and conspiracy. The sudden shift to the mystery of a mole within the Kyoto school elevates the tension, masterfully balancing the earlier humor with a sense of impending doom. The animation shines especially in the visually stunning fight scene between Mechamaru/Kokichi and Mahito, showcasing the series' knack for delivering top-notch action sequences. The revelation of Mechamaru as a suspected traitor is a gut punch, adding even more layers to his character and past interactions. The episode's cliffhanger, with Kokichi summoning a colossal Mechamaru and the uncertainty of his fate, left us eagerly anticipating the next turn in this thrilling narrative.
With its perfect blend of humor, action, and plot development, "It's Like That" is a stellar example of Jujutsu Kaisen's magic, keeping us desperate for more.