You don’t need a Sharingan eye to see that the worlds of Jujutsu Kaisen and Naruto aren’t entirely distinct. After the climactic finale of the first installment of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, fans can’t stop buzzing about the uncanny parallels between these two anime giants. Strap in as we dive into the tantalizing web of backstory arcs, complex friendships, and the undeniable influence Naruto has had on Jujutsu Kaisen.
The Echoes of Naruto’s Backstory in Jujutsu Kaisen
“Jujutsu Kaisen takes inspiration from Naruto’s tragic backstory.”
The second season of Jujutsu Kaisen not only deepens our understanding of its already captivating world but harks back to another iconic anime: Naruto. In what’s known as the Hidden Inventory/Premature Death arc, the season focuses on the high school years of Satoru Gojo and Suguru Geto. This in-depth look traces their evolution from friendship to a poignant tragedy—mirroring the intricate relationship between Naruto’s Kakashi and Obito.
“This friendship and tragedy between Gojo and Geto is a lot like Kakashi and Obito from Naruto.”
Clash of Ideologies: Gojo vs. Kakashi, Geto vs. Obito
“Gojo had preconceived notions about the world of Jujutsu, whereas Geto was the embodiment of the ideal student any teacher of Jujutsu could wish for.”
In both series, we see friendships forged in fire yet fractured by differing worldviews. Gojo is the rule-bending maverick, much like Kakashi, who questions the traditional norms of the Jujutsu world. Geto, on the other hand, appears to be the poster child for what a Jujutsu student should be, echoing Obito’s initial naiveté.
“Obito kills hundreds of people. Geto plans to kill even more in the future.”
When darkness descends, both Obito and Geto succumb to their basest instincts, unveiling chilling plans that involve massive loss of life. However, their former friends—Kakashi and Gojo—take a different path. Betrayed yet not broken, they choose to guide the next generation, upholding the mantle of mentorship.
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 is now live in Japan❗️ #呪術2期
The episode will be available on Crunchyroll in 2 hours pic.twitter.com/tG0JUl5USI
— Jujutsu Kaisen (@JujutsuKaisen) July 6, 2023
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2: Episode 5 Teasers
“Episode 5 of Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 will be all about Geto’s downfall.”
Now, hold your horses, because Episode 5, scheduled to premiere on August 3 at 12:00 am, promises to be a roller coaster of emotions. This episode will spotlight Geto’s downfall, tracing the roots of his moral and emotional decline. From disturbing celebrations over a young girl’s death to existential crises, Geto’s journey is about to take a dark turn, deepening the already rich lore of the anime.
“Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 5 will release on August 3 at 12:00am and can be streamed on Crunchyroll.”
Can’t wait to sink your teeth into this episode? You can stream it right on Crunchyroll the moment it’s out.
The Next Step in the Journey
If you haven’t caught up with Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, you’re missing out on a goldmine of storytelling that strikes a chord with any Naruto aficionado. As Gojo ventures into an intense new phase, and Geto plunges further into his downward spiral, there’s a lot at stake and even more to unravel. Don’t miss out on this exciting anime journey, where friendship, tragedy, and the eternal battle between light and darkness await.
So, does Jujutsu Kaisen borrow a leaf from Naruto‘s iconic book? Undoubtedly, yet it still crafts a tale as unique as the curses that haunt its world.