Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 32 Review

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 32 Review

Veils Within Veils

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 32 wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be. I wanted something a bit more than Itadori fighting against a bug. Maybe next week’s episode will deliver on that and I’m being too impatient. But, Episode 32 was a bit underwhelming.

I thought that we might get to see Mei Mei in action. But, that didn’t end up happening. There was some Gojou content at the end of the episode. But, that wasn’t anything very special, either. And, some of the other stuff in this episode that could have been interesting didn’t pan out.

For example, there was the whole multi-layered veil thing. There’s a veil that prevents non-sorcerers from leaving on the outside. And there’s another veil that prevents sorcerers from entering on the inside. And, somewhere in between, there’s the curse responsible for the veils.

Mei Mei from the anime series Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 32
Mei Mei

What was the point of this setup at the Meiji Shrine Station? From my understanding, it funneled non-sorcerers into the inner veil where Mahito was. Then, once in there, Mahito either turned them into monsters or absorbed them in some other way. I assume that was done to power himself up.

If that’s the case, then we should get a good fight against Mahito later in the arc. I’m sure we will — he’s one of the main villains. But, the result was that, in this episode, we only saw a fight against a relatively weak curse. The multi-layered veil didn’t make things any more interesting.

It’s not as if this special veil had an impact on Itadori’s fight. And, since we didn’t get to see Mei Mei’s fight, we can assume the same thing. Where this kind of veil has the potential to have an impact is under Shibuya in Gojou’s fight.

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Locust Curse

The curse Itadori fights between the veils is a locust curse. And, the first thing I want to say about this curse is that, from what I remember, curses aren’t unique. Some might be, I guess. But, I don’t believe there’s any indication that this is The Locust Curse. It’s a locust curse.

What about Mahito, though? Does this mean there could be multiple Mahito running around? Not exactly. Mahito is an individual curse. But, again, there’s no indication that there aren’t other curses with Mahitos’ ability. If Mahito dies, we shouldn’t assume a similar curse would never arise again.

And, I’m mostly basing this on what we know about how curses are formed. They come from the negative feelings of non-sorcerers. There may be other ways they form, which could lead to unique curses. But, this negative feelings source doesn’t appear to lead to that.

A locust curse from the anime series Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 32
A locust curse

Anyway, even if there are other locust curses that exist, they might not be like this one. This was a pretty strong curse, as evidenced by the fact that it can speak. It’s still relatively weak compared to strong curses like Mahito. But, it’s stronger than your run-of-the-mill curse.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t have much interest in these lower-level curses. The fight between Itadori and this locust curse wasn’t terrible. But, it’s not very engaging. Other than the locust curse spitting and using its tail at the end, it was a punching match.

The special-grade curses are way better. They have unique abilities and domain expansions. If Itadori wasn’t as strong as he is, these weaker curse fights might be fun. But, when they don’t stand a chance and there aren’t any real tricks up their sleeves, I don’t care. Also, Itadori’s cursed technique isn’t that exciting.

The Shibuya Incident

At this point, we have a pretty good idea of the purpose behind the Shibuya incident. Getou and the special grade curses plan to take down Gojou. That’s the whole goal here. They don’t care about any of the other jujutsu sorcerers.

But, even though they don’t care about the other sorcerers, they still need to deal with them. And, that’s why we saw special-grade curses like Mahito doing things elsewhere. Mahito’s actions in the Meiji Shrine Station took sorcerers away from Shibuya. This removed Gojou’s potential backup.

And, why was Mahito in another station? Because it’s connected to Shibuya station. By using the subway system, the special grade curses can move around Tokyo with ease. Oh, and I guess it also allowed them to cut off other access points to the subway tunnels. Though, Mahito did leave when the veil went down.

Satoru Gojou revealing his eyes from the anime series Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 32
Satoru Gojou revealing his eyes

Anyway, luring Gojou into the station beneath Shibuya isn’t enough to stop him. And that’s why the curses made sure the station was full. As long as Gojou is surrounded by people he needs to protect, he can’t fight at his full strength. If he does, he’ll end up killing a lot of them, too.

This is what Getou is counting on. He’s betting that Gojou won’t want to harm the civilians. And not harming the civilians means not using his most powerful abilities. His domain expansion is off the table. So, if the curses can touch Gojou with their domains, they should win.

However, it sounds like Getou never expected that the special-grade curses would win. That’s why, at the end of the episode, he says to only stall Gojou for 20 minutes. If they can manage that, Getou will show up and use the Prison Realm, whatever that is.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 32? Was the multi-layered veil as disappointing for you as it was for me? How do you feel about fights against non-special-grade curses at this point in the series? And, what do you think the Prison Realm is?

Obviously, the Prison Realm seems like a space that’s hard to escape from. But, is it Getou’s domain expansion? We know his cursed technique allows him to collect and control curses. So, maybe this is the domain in which he stores them. But, the name still doesn’t match up with his cursed technique, to me.

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