Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 46 Review

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 46 Review

Insider Trading with Mei Mei

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 46 is a step down from most of the recent episodes. It’s not as good as something like Episode 45. But, that’s okay. Not every episode can be peak. Though, some would argue the scene with Mei Mei at the start is peak.

Now, I thought this scene with Mei Mei was pretty good. But, probably not for the reason you’d first expect. Yes, the visuals were nice. However, the way Mei Mei reacts to the Shibuya incident is far more interesting. To her, this is business.

Of course, we already knew that Mei Mei views being a jujutsu sorcerer as a way to make money. She’s not helping people for free. But, I wasn’t expecting her to also be trading stocks based on curse-related disasters. She’s literally using her position as a sorcerer to engage in insider trading.

Mei Mei in bed with Ui Ui from the anime Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 46
Mei Mei in bed with Ui Ui

Alright, let’s have a lesson on insider trading. Why does what Mei Mei is doing count as that? It’s pretty simple. As a jujutsu sorcerer, she has insider information about what’s happening in Shibuya. Most people don’t know that it’s gone. That’s the point of putting up a veil.

Veils block your average person from being able to see what’s happening. Sorcerers don’t want normal citizens to see them fighting curses and stuff. So, Mei Mei has an unfair advantage in the stock market due to her knowledge. She can sell her stocks at their current prices before information gets out and they tank.

Something else to keep in mind, though, is that Mei Mei isn’t even fighting anymore. She left the battlefield to do this. While her comrades are risking their lives fighting Getou, she’s in a hotel making money. I’m not sure I’d trust her after this.

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Slurping Up Mahito

After Getou (I know it’s not actually Getou) appeared and offered to save Mahito, I made a protection. I said that he was going to use his ability to slurp up Mahito. And, that’s exactly what we saw happen.

But, I was expecting it to go down a bit differently. I thought Mahito would ask Getou for help, and Getou would absorb him in response. I wasn’t expecting Mahito to lunge at Getou in an attempt to transfigure him. But, I guess that makes sense when you consider Mahito is a curse.

After absorbing Mahito, Getou begins talking about the ultimate technique of curse manipulation. Rather than releasing and controlling a curse multiple times, he can use it all up at once in a powerful attack. And, this powerful attack looks a lot like a domain expansion.

Getou holding Mahito's essence from the anime series Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 46
Getou holding Mahito’s essence

Is this actually the best way to use Getou’s cursed technique, though? From my understanding, he burned up Mahito’s essence to use a one-shot attack on Miwa (that didn’t even hit her). That doesn’t sound very effective. Having a special-grade curse like Mahito running wild would do a lot more damage. The sorcerers would also have to spend time dealing with it.

Now, if Getou wasn’t going to be able to control Mahito, what he did makes sense. Well, except for using Mahito up on attacking Miwa. That still doesn’t make sense. Miwa’s not a worthy target for an attack like that. He’d be better off saving that for taking a grade 1 sorcerer by surprise.

Of course, maybe none of this matters. If Getou knows he’s not going to lose here, why does it matter if he wastes Mahito? It could be better for him to throw out an attack like that to show his true power.

Chousou vs. Getou

The Chousou vs. Getou fight wasn’t as good as other recent fights in the series. I didn’t feel like anything Chousou was doing was all that interesting. Sure, he used his technique in a lot of different ways. But, there didn’t seem to be much thought behind his attacks.

With that said, that may have been the intention. Chousou was so enraged that he was lashing out at Getou without thinking. If that’s what Gege was going for when he wrote this part, then he did a great job. However, that still doesn’t make for an engaging fight.

Okay, but, it’s not like this fight was terrible. I didn’t like Chousou’s part in it. But, Getou made the fight pretty good. And the reason why is because of how he was fighting. He was using a wide range of curses to respond to Chousou’s attacks.

Chousou fighting Getou from the anime series Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 46
Chousou fighting Getou

The picture above shows Chousou as he’s about to shoot a beam of blood at Getou. There’s nothing too interesting about that. But, Getou sees this coming. It’s the same attack Chousou has used a few times already. So, what does Getou do? He prepares for it by placing a cursed spirit that reflects things behind him.

When Chousou fires off his attack, Getou dodges and lets the cursed spirit reflect the attack back. It’s things like that that show how much more combat experience Getou has. He’s thinking steps ahead and planning for what he expects Chousou to do.

From what I remember, this also ties back to something stated about Chousou in an earlier episode. Unless I’m wrong, it was stated that Chousou doesn’t have much combat experience at all. His fight against Itadori was his first high-stakes fight. So, it’s no wonder Getou would be running circles around him.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 46? Has Mei Mei abandoned being a jujutsu sorcerer? Was it a good idea for Getou to waste Mahito’s essence on Miwa? And, what did you think of the fight between Chousou and Getou? Let me know in the comments.

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