Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Blu-ray Reveals a Stunning Major Overhaul of Episode 17
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Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Blu-ray Reveals a Stunning Major Overhaul of Episode 17

If fans already liked what they saw in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 17, the edited version would exceed their expectations.

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Credit: Gege Akutami / Shueisha / JUJUTSU KAISEN Production Committee

With the success of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, even nabbing the top-prize anime of the year award and 10 other categories at the 2024 Crunchyroll Anime Awards, the anime announced earlier this month a special screening of some parts of the Shibuya Incident arc. This includes Episodes 41-44 or the second season’s Episodes 17-20, with Episode 17, titled Thunderclap, Part 2, to feature additional cuts and revised footage. And though they haven’t hit the big screen yet, Episode 17 has been part of the recent Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Volume 4 Blu-ray/DVD release, revealing a stunning major overhaul, different from what fans see.

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Volume 4 Blu-ray/DVD was released on Wednesday, March 20. As expected, many couldn’t help but compare the differences between the TV and home video releases. It has been known that back when the second season was still in the works, animators blasted MAPPA Studios for its unreasonable work schedule, probably affecting the series’ animation.

Now, to make it up to fans, the Blu-ray version of Episode 17 features quality animation, much better than what was made when the artists were rushing to complete the second season. The revised scenes of Sukuna and Mahoraga’s fight are more remarkable, while the added sequences are astonishing, to say the least. Though the TV release was intense enough, the edited version takes the battle up a notch with much fiercer action-packed scenes. So, despite the many issues the studio has faced, it has redeemed itself with this revision.

 

When and where will Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episodes 17-20 be released in theaters?

The special screening of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 will be held for a limited time of one week, from Friday, March 29 to ThursdayApril 4, in 30 movie theaters in Japan. For the list of areas where it can be seen, you can check below:

  • Hokkaido

  • Tohoku

  • Kanto

  • Square

  • Kinki District

  • Chugoku/Shikoku District

  • Kyushu District

 

Episodes 17-20 will run for approximately 89 minutes. Fans can secure their tickets when the sales start on Monday, March 25.

 

What are the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Blu-ray/DVD release dates?

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 aired from July to December 2023. Its first five episodes covered the Hidden Inventory/Premature Death arc, while the remaining 18 featured the Shibuya Incident arc. A day after the second season ended, the release of its Blu-ray/DVD had already begun. For the release dates of each volume, you can check the list below:

  • Volume 1: December 29, 2023 (Episodes 30-32)

  • Volume 2: January 24, 2024 (Episodes 33-35)

  • Volume 3: February 21, 2024 (Episodes 36-38)

  • Volume 4: March 20, 2024 (Episodes 39-41)

  • Volume 5: April 17, 2024 (Episodes 42-44)

  • Volume 6: May 22, 2024 (Episodes 45-47)

 

The second season’s Episode 17 (Episode 41) was included in Volume 4, featuring Toji Fushiguro on the cover. On the other hand, episodes 18-20 (Episodes 42-44) will be part of Volume 5. Shota Goshozono directed the second season.

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2: Volume 4 Credit: Gege Akutami / Shueisha / JUJUTSU KAISEN Production Committee

 

What is Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 17 (Episode 41) about?

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 17 featured Megumi and Shigemo’s battle. After Shigemo attacked Megumi unexpectedly, the latter summoned a shikigami called Eight-Handled Sword Divergent Sila Divine General Mahoraga. Known as the most powerful shikigami of the Ten Shadows Technique, it faced Sukuna in an intense fight.

You can read the synopsis below:

After being severely injured in his fight against Toji, Megumi suffers a surprise attack from Shigemo. On the verge of death, Megumi desperately heads toward Dogenzaka crossing and summons a certain shikigami with his Ten Shadows Technique.

 

The anime is based on the manga of the same title by Gege Akutami. It started its serialization in March 2018. It has collected 25 tankobon volumes as of January 2024 and has over 90 million copies in circulation, making it one of the best-selling manga of all time. Viz Media has licensed it in English. MAPPA produced its anime adaptation, with the first season released in October 2020 and the second in July 2023. The anime can be streamed on Crunchyroll in North America and on Netflix in select regions. Jujutsu Kaisen Season 3 was officially announced as soon as the second season ended, covering the Culling Game arc.

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MAPPA’s animators have once again exceeded fans’ expectations with their revisions for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 17. With more time and less pressure, this only proves what they can do when animating intense fights and scenes.

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