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Jujutsu Kaisen Review: Studio MAP’s Super Anime on Crunchyroll



After 24 episodes interrupted only by a brief hiatus late last year, the broadcast of the animated adaptation of Jujutsu Kaisen, based on one of the latest hits from the Weekly Shonen Jump manga. A product that has had a stellar reception from the public, capable of trending on all the main social networks immediately after each episode and giving an incredible boost to the sales of the original work.

According to the latest data, in fact, in the month of March 2020 the Jujutsu Kaisen manga reached 40 million copies in circulation, with the goal of 50 absolutely feasible for the summer. In demonstration of how a good fit can make a difference, as it happened with Murderer of demons.

But how does the manga transposition of Gege Akutami by the busy but reliable MAPPA study? Let’s find out together in the final review of the first season of Jujutsu Kaisen, which you can find in streaming on the platform Crunchyroll subtitled in Italian.

Team Tokyo vs Team Kyoto

At the end of the first part of the season we are left with an event of great emotional impact (which obviously we are not going to reveal to you) and with one Yuji Itadori, the protagonist, more determined and combative than ever and ready to return to the team after a forced expulsion. In the second half, however, rather than continuing down the same path as the previous episodes, the series begins with a narrative arc centering on a trick fans of the shonen battle will surely find familiar: the tournament. Or, to be more precise, a clash between rival schools. On the occasion of an exchange meeting, the team of young wizards from Tokyo that included Yuji, Megumi and Nobara, led by the seemingly irresponsible Satoru Gojo, will have to face the students of the Kyoto high school, including (among others) Mai, the charming and dangerous twin sister of Maki Zenin. But soon the tranquility of this event will be disturbed by some unwanted guests.

Narratively speaking, the second half of the animated adaptation of Jujutsu Kaisen it is without a doubt lower than the first. Much of the premises opened with the latter and the characterization of the fascinating background of the work find, in fact, little space in the episodes that go from 14 to 24, with the main plot, if we can call the one related to the machinations of the villain. Mahito and his collaborators, who advance in small steps without arousing the viewer’s interest too much.

Problem reflected in one final part that, net of its visual spectacularity (since we will have the opportunity to talk to you shortly) has absolutely no flavor at the end of the season, and that refers everything to a sequel not yet announced, but very likely.

However, this is not too serious a deficiency that affects the overall quality of the product. The strengths of Jujutsu Kaisen They are quite different and the story, while full of great ideas, is still in its introductory stages. The anime adapts the content of the first 63 chapters of the manga, and we are sure that what we have seen in these 24 episodes is only a (tasty) taste of everything to come.

A different shonen but not too much

The aspects in which the series is really brilliant, already highlighted in our half season of Jujutsu Kaisen, are basically two: the characters and the fights. In other words, the solid foundation of any Jump School battle shonen, and beyond. If Akutami’s work has managed to attract the attention of the fan audience from the first episodes, it is undoubtedly thanks to his amazing cast. A set of figures that, taken separately, does not present who knows what depth (at least until now), but that is well characterized and capable of imprinting itself on the mind of the viewer from the first moments. During the second year we deepened our knowledge of the rest of the members of Tokyo young magicians team, where the mythical Panda-senpai and the rude Maki Zenin (protagonist of one of the sequences with the highest adrenaline rate of the season) stand out, and we are presented with the one from Kyoto, just as full of strange and eccentric characters as to represent a kind of dual.

Impossible not to decree the imposing one as the absolute winner, in this motley set Aoi All, a bully with an irascible character but with a noble and tender soul who will establish with the protagonist an unexpected bond of friendship with truly hilarious implications.

An undoubted advantage of Jujutsu Kaisen, in this context, is to present the viewer numerous strong, tenacious and independent female characters. Unlike what many have said on the net, this is certainly not the first shonen battle to do this, however it is undeniable that girls born from Akutami’s pen have definitely a gear higher than average of titles in this category, and we can only hope that more and more mangaka will follow suit.

In particular, the characterization of Nobara Kugisaki, a character who completely overturns the stereotype of the group’s female shoulder (someone said Sakura from Naruto?) thanks to his character frank, self-centered and irascible, and that for that reason it turns out to be one of the most successful of the series, if not the most successful of all.

Paradoxically, but not too much since the same has already happened in similar works such as tower of God, is exactly the protagonist Yuji Itadori be the least incisive, due to the absence of new character developments and adherence to the canons of the genre that prevent him from achieving the same charisma as his peers.

Furthermore, the fact that in this second installment of episodes the interesting figure of Ryomen Sukuna has been a bit neglected. We’re not dealing with anything irreparable here either, but it’s reasonable to expect something more in subsequent animated iterations of the franchise.

Another MAPPA center

It is impossible to talk about the second trump card of Jujutsu Kaisen, the fight, without reference to the technical sector. And here once again MAP denies all skeptics who prove they can guarantee high visual quality even with an above-average workload (we remind you that the studio also handled the Final Season of Attack of the giants).

If in the first part Jujutsu Kaisen was characterized by a constant graphics sector, but without really high peaks, the rest is characterized by some ups and downs. The latter, fortunately, are few and limited, while the former manage to reach notable peaks, which confirm this series as one of the best animated products of the last period.

Animations supervised by Tadashi hiramatsu (FLCL, Yuri !!! On ice, Maquia), an industry veteran character designer, and led by Seong-Hu Park (The God of High School) perfectly transpose the movement and adrenaline of manga battles, reinforced by excellent quality drawings and a color palette that accentuates the dark tone and darker (than average) of the job. In particular, as already pointed out in our previous articles on the matter, the visual representation of curses And the various techniques used by the characters is nothing short of superlative.

The struggles of Jujutsu Kaisen, in addition to the more technical merits, they also benefit from a perfect balance between immediacy and strategy, with explanations on the nature and on the different strengths and weaknesses of each skill, typical of many similar series, reduced to the minimum necessary to favor the rhythm of the narrative.

A choice that will inevitably leave Battle Shonen fans who prefer great attention to these kinds of details, but in the long run turns out to be a winner, thank you too. to the absence of deus ex machina or unsolicited forcing (except perhaps the intervention of a particularly OP character in a certain sequence) and which shows that Gege Akutami knows how to do his task well.

Finally, in terms of sound Jujutsu Kaisen is characterized by a powerful musical accompaniment and in keeping with the atmosphere of the title, with rock and similar melodies capable of exalting the viewer at the right moments. A separate discussion should be reserved for the couple. opening-ending.

It was really difficult to think of being able to repeat the success of the first part, one of the best in recent years, but even in this round the MAPPA staff achieves a little miracle replicating the same magic. In particular, the opening theme VICE LIVE Who-ya Extended is another spectacular visual masterpiece from the animator Shingo yamashita, while the closing (Return it, from Co shu Nie) manages to warm even the coldest hearts.


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Black Summer Season 2 Release Date, Cast, Plot – Everything We Know So Far



Black Summer Season 2 Release Date, Cast, Plot – Everything We Know So Far

So this series is a Canadian TV series and it’s about fiction, action, and of course a lot of drama. The series is based on an American series called Z Nation by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler.

People were so happy with the first season and they were looking forward to the second season after this amazing first season.

We know that people always love everything that is related or connected to fiction or a fictional world of real life.

So officially Netflix renews this series and if you want to know more about the second season you can read the full article below.

Black Summer Season 2 Latest Update

The series is all about drama and action that is loved and supported by audiences.

Also, it is expected that there will be some new type of adventure in the next season or the part of the first season will continue in the second. Fans are super excited about this show.

The most famous show is created by Karl Schaefer and John Hyams and is produced by Jodi Binstock.

The cinematography is in charge of Yaron Levy and Spiro Grant and the duration of each episode is around 20 to 40 minutes. The series is included in The Asylum.

Black Summer Season 2 Release Date:

Audiences are very excited about the season two releases, but unfortunately, official release announcements for the dates have yet to be announced. And the first season was released on April 11, 2019.

So this upcoming season will have eight episodes in total and will be released on Netflix like the first season launched on Netflix. Let’s go and see who the cast members are on this show.

Black Summer Season 2 Cast:

Jaime King as Rose, Justin Chu Cary as Julius James, Christine Lee as Ooh “Sun” Kyungsun, Kelsey Flower as Lance, Sal Velez Jr as William Velez.

Erika Hau as Carmen, Gwynyth Walsh as Barbara Watson, Nyren B Evelyn as Earl, Zoe Marlett as Anna, Tom Carey as Bronk will be there in the show’s second season.

Black Summer Season 2 Trailer:

The trailer hasn’t been released for the second season but you haven’t seen the first one yet, here’s the trailer for the first one. And go see the first season because it is amazing and wonderful.

Keep an eye out for upcoming updates and the latest news from this website so you don’t miss out on any of the latest news or updates.


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Undone Season 2 Release Date, Cast And Plot – The Latest Updates



Undone Season 2 Release Date, Cast And Plot – The Latest Updates

This series is full of comedy and drama that will be released on the OTT platform called Amazon Prime.

So the second season of this show is officially confirmed by the creators of this show, the fans were so excited and happy with this series, they supported and loved this series.

Prime renews the second season in 2019 and if you know that this series is animated and the first animated series on Amazon Prime.

If you want to know more about this series, you can read the additional article below.

Undone Season 2 released by Amazon Prime Video

So the whole story revolves around nature, which is so real and elastic and shows the unique character named Alma.

Here she finds the person or reason behind the death of her father and this series is related to some psychological drama that includes comedy, mystery and of course animation.

The story will continue from season one to season two. This wonderful animated series was created by Raphel Bob – Waksberg and Kate Purdy.

Undone is directed by Hisko Hulsing, the composer of this series is Amie Doherty. There are eight episodes and each one has a unique title and then the episode began.

The Crash, The Hospital, Handheld Blackjack, Moving the Keys, Alone in This, Prayers and Visions, The Wedding, and That Horror Halloween Night are featured in this series. So much action and drama too, mysterious things that made this series so interesting.

Kate Purdy, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Lauren Otero, Joanna Calo and Elijah Aron wrote the beautiful and wonderful season one.

The executive producers of this series are Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Kate Purdy, Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen and Tommy Pallotta.

The cinematography is in charge of Nick Ferreiro and the program was made by The Tornante Company, Boxer vs. Raptor, Submarine Amsterdam and Hive House Project.

Undone Season 2 Release Date:

Unfortunately, the creators of this show have yet to officially announce the dates, but we can expect the season to be announced in late 2021 or early 2022.

The first season was launched on September 13, 2019 and that too on Amazon Prime and the second show will also launch on Amazon Prime.

Undone Season 2 Cast:

Rosa Salazar as Alma Winograd-Diaz, Angelique Cabral as Becca Winograd-Diaz, Constance Marie as Camila Diaz, Siddharth Dhananjay as Sam, Daveed Diggs as Tunde, Bob Odenkirk as Jacob Winograd, Kevin Bigley as Reed Hollingsworth.

John Corbett as Layton Hollingsworth, Jeanne Tripplehorn as Beth Hollingsworth, Sheila Vand as Farnaz, Tyler Posey as Father Miguel, Brad Hall as Charlie will also be there in season two.


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Panic Release Date, Cast, Plot – Everything You Want To Know



Panic Release Date, Cast, Plot – Everything You Want To Know

So this series is connected with the youth and is full of drama. This series is related to the book called Panic by Lauren Oliver and came out in 2014.

It was a great book because this book had a positive response from the people who read it.

This series launches on Amazon Prime, which is an OTT platform. If you want to know everything about this series, you can

Panic Release on Amazon Prime Video

So this series is about young adults, there are 47 young adults who are seniors and are graduates, but they all participate in a competition.

Where they can earn it and escape from the city that is so small and go to some big cities to pursue their careers and live life with greater opportunities.

But winning this competition was getting more difficult because the rules kept changing and it was very difficult for everyone to cope with the challenges.

This series was created by Lauren Oliver. The executed producers of this incredible show are Jeff Kirschenbaum, Lauren Oliver, Joe Roth, and Adam Schroeder.

And the series was taken over by Amazon Studios, Glasstown Entertainment, and Roth – Kirschenbaum Films. Leigh Janiak was the director of this show.

Panic cast:

The only thing that excites everyone the most are the characters who play those roles, Olivia Welch as Heather Nill, Mike Faist as Dodge Mason, Jessica Sula as Natalie Williams, Ray Nicholson as Ray Hall.

Enrique Murciano as Sheriff Cortez, Camron Jones as Bishop Mason, Jordan Elsass as Tyler Young, Bonnie Bedelia as Anne, Moira Kelly as Laura Kean, Nancy McKeon as Jessica Maso.

Rachel Bay Jones as Sherri Nill, Bryce Cass as Adam Lyons, Tatiana Roberts as Shawna Kenny, Kerri Medders as Ruby Anne McDonough, Tate Panovich as Myra Campbell.

Panic Release Date:

So this show will launch on the OTT platform called Amazon Prime and of course on May 28, 2021. The filming of this show started in late 2019 also in Texas.

The fans are waiting for the most beautiful show and they are excited about this show because they have read the book and find it so good and so amazing.

Panic Trailer:

As of this moment, no official trailer has been released, but if we receive any updates on this program, we will continue to inform you. Stay tuned to the website for the latest news and updates.


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