Jujutsu Kaisen (Episode 8) – Boredom

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A couple of students from the other Jujutsu school show up along with their principal and pay Nobara and Fushiguro a visit… Well, let’s just say they didn’t come over to say hi or anything so pleasant!

Jujutsu Kaisen (Episode 8) – Boredom

What happened?

Fushiguro and Nobara found themselves standing before Toudou and Mai Zenin, Maki’s twin sister. Toudou was keen to see what kind of a man Fushiguro was and asked him what type of girl he likes because that’s how he decides if you’re boring or not.

Mai seemed to focus her attention on Nobara, however, both seemed to be ready to assess Fushiguro’s answer. He said that personality was the most important thing which made Touduo cry. He was furious that Fushiguro was boring and instantly charged towards him, punching him back.

He raced after Fushiguro, slamming him to the floor and forcing him to unleash some of his cursed summonses in an attempt to fight back. Toudou wasn’t impressed and slammed him through a building.

Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 8 Aoi Toudou

Then, just as Fushiguro was about to use his full powers, Panda and Toge Inumaki showed up and stopped the fight. Toudou was fine with that as he had other things to do. He left and headed back to Mai who was still fighting with Nobara.

Mia was about to do some serious damage when Maki stepped in and gave Nobara the chance to turn the tables. Of course, that was when Toudou got back and told her they had to leave as he had tickets for a handshake met with an idol.

Meanwhile, Gojou walked into the room where the other principal was waiting for Yaga. He instantly went on the offensive, telling him that he knew he was behind the decision to send Itadori to face a special class and that he was ready to fight to bring change to the organisation.

Before leaving, Gojou revealed that he changed Yaga’s schedule so he wasn’t expecting the meeting for a couple of hours.

Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 8 Nobara and Mai Zenin

What did you think?

This episode felt kind of pointless. I don’t really care for Toudou and his attitude. It wasn’t exactly anything new and it really didn’t do much except to introduce him and Mai. The best thing about this episode was Gojou telling the other principal what he thought and he didn’t pull any punches. No doubt, the other principal is a powerful Jujutsu sorcerer too, but Gojou gives zero f@#ks about anything.

Everything else was fine but did nothing to further the plot or advance the characters. This is to be expected with a shounen series, but I was quite impressed with how it moved things along in the last episode. I guess I was just hoping for a little more Gojou kicking ass.

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What have you learnt?

There’s not that much to take away from this episode if I’m honest. I could say make sure that when something happens in the story that there should be a reason for it. That doesn’t mean you can’t have side missions or random events. They just need to have a purpose. It could be the coolest fight scene in the world, but without a reason, it will fall flat.

There are a number of possible reasons for a scene. Either it progresses the plot or develops a character. We’ve already seen that Fushiguro is holding back and has been working on some new techniques so this didn’t show us anything new other than the power of the opponent which we could have seen anytime. Hopefully, the scene with the idol will have some significance…

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