Jujutsu Kaisen: Gojo's Past Arc | Review
Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
"A story from the past...Gojo Satoru and Geto Suguru are given a mission to protect and escort a young girl. The arrival of a skilled non-sorcerer assassin threatens to put a rift in both their mission and their friendship."
The Gojo's Part Arc is the 7th arc in Jujutsu Kaisen, a manga series by Gege Akutami.
This arc was the start of uncharted territory for me because I only read up to where the anime covered, which was up to the last arc. I kind of knew what to expect because it was hard to avoid the spoilers for the new character that is introduced in this...
It was a lot shorter than I expected it to be though, and everything happens over the course of only a couple of days. Because this is set in the past as well, the arc does start rather abruptly and there was no preamble. This arc is titled 'Gojo's Past' but, ironically, we learn the least about Gojo (though we do learn a bit more about his abilities). Rather, we learn more about Geto along with Toji who is newly introduced.
Geto we have already met previously, but this is where we get to learn more about how he went astray. As for Toji, well, after a hasty introduction, we get to see him in action against Gojo and Geto (and boy does he perform). I do think that he could have been handled with a little bit more grace, as he both entered and exited quicker than I expected. He was also a really interesting character, and I would have liked to see more of him.
This arc also delved a bit more into a character who was only briefly mentioned before - Master Tengen. Since we also are in the past during Gojo's time as a student at Jujutsu High, we also get to see other characters like Mei Mei, Utahime, Ieiri and Nanami which was nice. We don't know much about these characters at this point, so I liked that we got to know them a bit more.
Overall though, this was an entertaining arc although it was a bit on the shorter side. Now, I like to include a spoiler section for thoughts I had while reading, so if you don't want to be spoiled, you can stop reading now.
WARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD - PROCEED WITH CAUTION
Master Tengen's ability is interesting.
He has immortality, but instead of not aging, he continues to age until he hits the limits of a human body and then evolves
Gojo has clearly always had the same personality.
They really do slap you over the head with Toji's appearance.
You are like 'oh, he's new', and then you go 'wait a second, he's Megumi's father'?!?
I'm sorry, I get that everyone looks too old for High School, but you are telling me that Nanami looks like that at 15??
Who is Haibara, have we met him already and I just don't remember?
I was about to say that they put Gojo with his shirt undone all the way in the background, until I remember that he was 16 or something in this...
Toji is such an interesting character, like he is smart and he planned everything out to the point where he managed to K.O. both Gojo and Geto.
He also doesn't have any cursed energy, so he is just pure physical strength
Oh, that's cool, there is an entire area underneath the school.
Toji...why you admitting that Geto isn't your type 😂
Kind of sad that they introduced Toji only for him to die...
So the female version of Todo was the one who planted the idea in Geto's head?