Title: Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 10
Author: Gege Akutami
Release Date: June 1, 2021
Publisher: VIZ Media
A handful of characters come to mind with someone mentions Jujutsu Kaisen, but by far, Satura Gojo is the most mysterious. He’s relied on by all in challenging situations, but in Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 10, he’s forced into a trap that tests not only his resolve but puts the other in charge of figuring out a way to help him.
Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 10 is a very action-centric bundle of chapters. There are a few notable battles here, one of which the volume opens up with which wraps continues from the ending of volume 9. Kokichi Muta is now healed and must fight to remain that way. He’s reminded of promises that he’s made, which might not be enough to get him through this encounter.
The most significant pain-in-the-ass antagonist here is Mahito, who just can’t back off an inch and let the sorcerors breathe. He’s at the helm of a plan to take out Gojo, but many civilians will die as a result. Gojo must choose wisely if he fights to save his own life or save the humans who are trapped inside a curtain.
If you’ve been wanting to see some switch Gojo action, this volume is packed with it, and we even see him use a few different techniques to limit civilian casualties. Further, Itadori gets the spotlight and fights against a grasshopper who isn’t as smart as he thought. There’s minimal exposition in this volume as we just wait to see what these enemies have planned. That said, there is quite a lot of gore and some really intense human transformations that might haunt your dreams.
Sadly, there is much in terms of character development, and we don’t get to see any evolution of the cast, given that they aren’t really involved in this fight. Itadori just isn’t the best at interacting with others from outside of the 1st year students. He just lacks chemistry, and with Gojo acting alone, this is very much just a handful of battles with some really impactful events that will surely come up in the next volume.
The illustrations are presented care which complements the fight scenes. Each attack is choreographed, which wasn’t even lost in the fight with a four-armed grasshopper. Our heroes aren’t out of the doghouse yet, though, and I’m getting more and more worried about Gojo. I know he’s strong, but I just can’t think about losing him or seeing him get hurt right now.
Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 10 is the action-filled foundation for the plan to take down Gojo. Whether that plays out is yet to be seen, but it’s a setup that you don’t want to miss. Further, some huge events happen in this entry that I’d hate to spoil in this review, so I do suggest that you pick this one up.
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