The Jujutsu Kaisen anime, which initially debuted in Fall 2020, has emerged as one of the standout new-generation series. With the advent of its second season, the show has firmly established its place in the hearts of fans by delivering a series of gripping and exhilarating episodes that few can rival.
While each episode of Jujutsu Kaisen has its own thrills and excitement, some stand out prominently. Determining the best episodes is subjective, but there's a consensus around episodes like "Nonstandard" and "Thunderclap." These particular episodes transcend merely showcasing top-tier animation; they mark a significant progression in the narrative, leaving viewers on the edge of their seats.
10 Hidden Inventory, Part 3
Season 2, Episode 3
The commencement of the second season of Jujutsu Kaisen delved into Gojo's backstory, captivating fans as they witnessed the sorcerer in his student days alongside Geto. Their mission was to deliver the star plasma vessel to Tengen.
Despite Gojo's considerable strength during that time, his technique had limitations, and prolonged use would exhaust him. Exploiting this vulnerability, Toji Fushiguro pushed Gojo to his limits and attacked him in his weakened state. Employing the Inverted Spear of Heaven, Toji successfully nullified Gojo's cursed technique, essentially bringing about his demise.
9 The Shibuya Incident - Gate Open
Season 2, Episode 9
Despite holding the title of the strongest sorcerer in contemporary Jujutsu society, Satoru Gojo found himself sealed. This revelation may have surprised those who exclusively follow the anime, as Gojo's sealing was not a reflection of his lack of strength but rather a result of the deep and nefarious machinations orchestrated by Kenjaku.
Despite the numerous schemes devised by Kenjaku and Mahito's group, Gojo defied their expectations by managing to activate his domain for a mere 0.2 seconds. However, when Kenjaku confronted Gojo within Geto's body, a minute transpired in Gojo's mind, sealing his fate. With Gojo now sealed, fans were left in suspense, eagerly anticipating the new developments this unforeseen twist would introduce to Jujutsu society.
8 Hidden Inventory, Part 4
Season 2, Episode 4
The preceding episode concluded with a gripping cliffhanger, leaving fans eager to discover the outcome. The subsequent episode did not disappoint, delivering an exhilarating sequence. Despite appearing on the brink of death, Gojo defied expectations by employing a reversed cursed technique to heal himself, a feat previously unseen from him. This unexpected recovery fueled the anticipation as Gojo set out to confront Toji.
In the ensuing confrontation, Gojo engaged in a formidable battle with Toji, showcasing his skills. Ultimately, Gojo emerged victorious, utilizing his limitless technique, Hollow Purple, to bring an end to Toji's resistance. With this triumph, Gojo Satoru solidified his path to becoming the strongest in the Jujutsu world.
7 Fluctuations, Part 2
Season 2, Episode 15
One thing led to another, and suddenly, the cursed womb Dagon turned into a full-fledged cursed spirit. With his transformation and domain expansion, the likes of Naobito Zenin, Nanami, and Maki could barely put up a fight. However, the sudden and abrupt appearance of Toji Fushiguro changed the tide of battle as his fangs were directed toward the strongest.
After the death of Dagon, Jogo promptly disposed of the likes of Nanami and Naobito and awakened Sukuna. With the awakening of Sukuna, all hell was set loose as the King of Curses started flexing his muscles.
Season 1, Episode 24
The last episode of the first season of the Jujutsu Kaisen anime series ended with quite a battle. As Itadori, Nobara, and Megumi faced off against the Death Paintings and a special-grade cursed spirit, fans got to see just how much the trio had grown.
After Megumi unleashed his domain in the previous episode, Itadori and Nobara showed off their abilities by unleashing black flashes against the death-painting brothers. In this episode, Nobara’s skill as a sorcerer is particularly shown as she manages to take down her adversaries despite the odds against her.
Season 2, Episode 21
Itadori and Mahito had always been arch-enemies, right from when they met in season one, and their enmity only grew in season two as Mahito’s utter lack of regard for human life always infuriated Itadori. However, all enmity must come to an end as Itadori and Mahito battled for supremacy in a manner where both their skills were on display for all to see.
Despite Mahito’s schemes, battle prowess, and potential, his rival ultimately bested him. After Mahito’s defeat, Itadori was portrayed as a top predator and Mahito as his prey in a manner that had fans loving every second of it.
Season 1, Episode 20
Nonstandard is undoubtedly one of the best episodes of the series so far, as it even rivals some of season two’s most impactful episodes. As Itadori and Todo battle the special grade cursed spirit Hanami, Itadori drastically grows as a sorcerer and lands multiple black flashes, rivaling even Kento Nanami’s record.
As the duo pushes Hanami into a corner, the cursed spirit is about to use its domain expansion, but Gojo quickly intervenes by unleashing his special limitless attack: Hollow Purple. This attack destroys everything in its path until it gets to Hanami, and Todo declares just how nonstandard Gojo is.
3 Thunderclap Part 2
Season 2, Episode 17
Thunderclap, Part 2, was an episode that portrayed the battle between Sukuna and Mahoraga, and the episode had one central theme: violence. With minimal words spoken between both characters, the King of Curses fought the Divine General Mahoraga in a battle that dyed Shibuya red.
Despite the efforts of the Jujutsu sorcerers to save the many non-sorcerers, Sukuna and Mahoraga’s battle rendered all that useless as they killed all humans in their path merely as a consequence of their battle. With Megumi being the one who summoned Mahoraga, one can see just why he always felt he could solve whatever came his way with his death.
2 The Origin Of Obedience 2
Season 1, Episode 23
Right before the last episode of the first season of Jujutsu Kaisen, Megumi gives fans a pleasant surprise as he unleashes a domain expansion, although it is incomplete.
For most of season one, Megumi always felt he could resolve any problem by sacrificing his life; however, after realizing that risking death to win and dying to win are two different things, Megumi decides to take a gamble, and his gamble ultimately pays off. His unleashing of a domain was a moment that had fans wild with excitement, and even Sukuna was intrigued.
Season 2, Episode 16
Of the various cursed spirits in Mahito’s group, Jogo was undoubtedly the strongest, and he proved it in his thrilling battle against Sukuna. After Sukuna awakened, he promised the cursed spirit that if he could beat him, he (Sukuna) would work under his group.
Despite knowing how slim the odds of victory were, Jogo went all out and showed just how powerful he truly was, even deploying a meteor strike. Unfortunately, he was up against the King of Curses, who even took time to fool around with some Jujutsu sorcerers present on the scene.