Jujutsu Kaisen’s New Visual depicts the Shibuya Incident arc: but what does this ‘incident’ mean exactly?

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MAPPA has just dropped a brand new visual for Jujutsu Kaisen’s Shibuya Incident arc, and it’s left everyone buzzing with excitement. This unexpected release might seem a bit unusual since the second season is already airing, but this new image gives us a taste of what’s coming in the upcoming episodes of the season 2. If you thought things were tough with Gojo’s sealing, brace yourselves because we’re in for a rollercoaster of emotions in the episodes ahead.

  • If you take a closer look at this new visual, you’ll notice its striking resemblance to the poster that MAPPA released at the beginning of the season. However, this time, there’s a significant twist. The poster mirrors the first Shibuya key visual, featuring Yuji standing at the center—only this time, Sukuna stands alone, without any other faces behind him.

As someone who reads the manga, the idea behind the poster is hard to miss. Its genuinely eerie and drops subtle hints about a major event on the horizon. Plus, it serves as a stark reminder that we’re yet to dive into the heart of the matter, the actual Shibuya Incident that gives this arc its name. Are you prepared for what’s coming?

Jujutsu Kaisen Shibuya Incident Arc: But what does this ‘incident’ mean exactly?

Before we dive in, a word of caution: this segment is a spoiler minefield for upcoming episodes of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, particularly regarding the Shibuya arc. Proceed at your own risk!

When we talk about the “Shibuya Incident Arc,” it generally encompasses all the events within the Shibuya arc, starting from Gojo’s sealing and leading up to Nanami’s death.

  • However, the core “Shibuya Incident” itself focuses on Sukuna’s brutal rampage once he gains temporary control over Yuji’s body. In the manga, this massacre takes a heavy toll on Yuji, causing him severe psychological distress. It’s a pretty grim moment for the character, to say the least.

If you’ve been on social media recently, you might have stumbled upon a video featuring Yuji’s voice actor emotionally breaking down while recording this specific scene. This alone gives you a strong hint about the sheer brutality of the ordeal that Yuji is about to face.

Jujutsu Kaisen Shibuya Incident visual teases Sukuna’s Massacre

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Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Yuji & Sukuna Visuals | Image via MAPPA Studios

Now, take a close look at the new Sukuna visual, especially in comparison to Yuji’s version. Sukuna stands alone in the midst of Shibuya, a place usually teeming with people on Halloween. Why is he alone? Because he’s responsible for the death of everyone else in that crowded place.

  • Considering the anime’s current pacing, fans can anticipate this particular event to unfold in the next 2 or 3 episodes. With Sukuna’s awakening looming in the next episode, the massacre is likely to happen towards the end of the episode following that. Yuji’s reaction and the tragic loss of Nanami will probably unfold in the last few episodes of the season.

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Sukuna’s Massacre in JJK Shibuya Incident explained:

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Ryomen Sukuna in the Jujutsu Kaisen | Image via MAPPA Studios

In an intense encounter, Jogo forcefully shoves 10 of Sukuna’s fingers into Yuji’s mouth, finally awakening the King of Curses. However, Jogo warns that for Sukuna to fully take over Yuji’s body, a binding vow must be made, or Yuji will regain control soon. Sukuna declares he has his own plans and doesn’t need such a vow, but if Jogo can land a hit on him, he will do as he says. This leads to an epic showdown between the two, promising an exhilarating fight that fans can eagerly anticipate.

Meanwhile, in a dire situation, Megumi takes a drastic step and summons the Divine General Mahoraga. When Sukuna crosses paths with them, he realizes that Megumi is on a suicide mission.

  • Since Sukuna plans on taking over Megumi’s Ten Shadows Technique, he unleashes his Domain to exorcise the powerful Shikigami. Sukuna’s Domain proves to be an unstoppable force, ruthlessly dismantling everything and everyone within a 200-meter radius. This is what the manga refers to as Sukuna’s horrifying massacre.

After the dust settles, Sukuna forces Yuji to witness the devastation caused by his Domain. Overwhelmed by the sheer scale of destruction, Yuji is consumed by despair and a desire to die.

It’s an incredibly emotional scene, and it’s likely to be one of the standout moments in the Shibuya Incident Arc. Are you excited?

Conclusion:

In the upcoming episodes of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, get ready for some seriously emotional and intense moments. The fight between Sukuna and Yuji, the immense power of Sukuna’s Domain, and the emotional aftermath will keep you glued to the screen. With the anime’s current pace, we’re in for a wild ride, and the best (or maybe the most tear-jerking) is yet to come. Don’t miss it!


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