Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 25

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 25

A Blast to the Past

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 (2nd Season) is finally here. Normally, there’s a consensus on whether we’re calling a sequel 2nd Season or Season 2. But, for Jujutsu Kaisen, I’ve been seeing it both ways. MyAnimeList calls it 2nd Season while Crunchyroll calls it Season 2.

It doesn’t matter which you choose. But, what does matter is the episode number. It looks like Jujutsu Kaisen is going the Attack on Titan route. By that, I mean it’s not resetting the episode numbers for each season. Since there were 24 episodes in Season 1, the first episode of Season 2 is Episode 25.

The good news is that doesn’t seem like it’s going to cause too much confusion. Season 2 is listed at only 23 episodes. So, we’re not going to run into a situation in which Season 2 Episode 25 could refer to two different episodes.

Utahime Iori from the anime series Jujutsu Kaisen 2nd Season Episode 25
Utahime Iori

Enough about season titles and episode numbers. There’s something important I need to say about JJK Season 2. It looks like this season is going to take place entirely in the past. Or, at least this first cour of the season is. The OP only featured characters as they looked in the past.

Now, why does that matter? Well, I never watched Jujutsu Kaisen 0. MyAnimeList didn’t list it as falling between Season 1 and Season 2. As the 0 in the name implies, it’s a prequel. But, if the events of Season 2 also take place in the past, that could be a problem.

It now seems likely that I should have watched the movie before starting Season 2. As far as I understand it, the movie and Season 2 take place around the same time. So, I’ll be watching (and maybe reviewing) Jujutsu Kaisen 0 before Episode 26 comes out.

The Strongest Sorcerers

It’s been over 2 years since the end of Season 1. And my memory is terrible. So, I don’t remember if all the characters we saw in this episode are characters we already know. Well, there’s one character I’m not sure we already know, Shouko Ieiri.

I don’t remember Shouko at all. But, she looks almost exactly like Nobara Kugisaki. Are they related? Is that a stupid question? I guess I’ll find out eventually. Besides her, the rest of the characters are those I recognize. Or, at least, I recognize their names.

Mei is the crow teacher at the sorcery school in the main series. And I believe Utahime is, as well. I remember Utahime from a shot in the second OP of Season 1. And, while I don’t know Touji Fushiguro, he has the same last name as Megumi. I assume Touji is Megumi’s father.

Satoru Gojou from the anime series Jujutsu Kaisen 2nd Season Episode 25
Satoru Gojou

That just leaves Satoru Gojou and Suguru Getou. According to this episode, they’re the strongest two sorcerers despite still being students. And, of course, we all know who Gojou is. It makes sense that Gojou is one of the strongest sorcerers considering his ability. But, what about Getou?

Getou’s name and appearance seemed familiar at first. However, I couldn’t think of exactly who he was. That is until I remembered that Getou was the name of a villain. Getou was one of the bad guys back in Season 1. I don’t remember seeing him fight. But, he was hanging out with the rest of the villains.

So, unless 0 covers how Getou became a villain, I guess this season is going to explain that. It seems kind of odd that he would become a villain based on what we’ve seen of him so far. He believes sorcery is for protecting the weak.

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Sacrifices for Immortality

Now, I know I just said that it seems odd for Getou to become a villain. But, there is one thing I’m already seeing that could be what causes this. Gojou and Getou received a mission to protect a young girl. However, they’re protecting her so she can die later.

Tengen is the de-facto leader of the sorcerers. Without him, the sorcerers wouldn’t be able to fight curses nearly as well as they can now. And Tengen’s ability is immortality. The issue is that while he has eternal life, he doesn’t have eternal youth.

After about 500 years, he begins to lose what makes him who he is. He starts to turn into a mindless mass of sorcery energy or something. And, that’s a problem. It means he could stop being useful to the sorcerers. Or, in a worst-case scenario, he could turn into something the sorcerers need to stop.

Suguru Getou from the anime series Jujutsu Kaisen 2nd Season Episode 25
Suguru Getou

So, how does Tengen prevent this from happening? Every 500 years, he finds a young person who’s “compatible” with him and takes over their body. As far as I understand it, this young person is a sacrifice. They lose their sense of self and cease to exist.

With that in mind, I could see this being why Getou loses faith in the sorcerers. If he believes sorcery should be used to protect the weak, how does he feel about sacrificing a child? Does he understand it because it’s for the greater good? Or, is he conflicted?

Maybe none of that’s correct. It’s possible he doesn’t feel anything about having to sacrifice this girl. It’s possible he’s only putting on a front and doesn’t actually believe in saving the weak. But, that’s what I’m looking forward to finding out through this season. Getou’s the one I’m most interested in.


What do you think of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 25? Have you already watched Jujutsu Kaisen 0? How many of the characters do you remember from Season 1? And why do you think Getou became a villain? Let me know in the comments.

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