As we eagerly await the release of each episode of Jujutsu Kaisen’s second season, it’s the perfect time to revisit the events of the first one. The inaugural season of this popular anime series captured the hearts of fans worldwide with its blend of intense action, supernatural elements, and heartwarming character development. Whether you’re a seasoned viewer or a newcomer, this comprehensive recap will help you track the journey of our beloved characters and refresh your memory of the intricate plotlines. But before we delve into the recap, remember that you can grab your favorite JJK merchandise from

The Introduction of Yuji Itadori

Jujutsu Kaisen introduces us to its protagonist, Yuji Itadori, a seemingly ordinary high school student with extraordinary physical prowess. Yuji’s life takes a dramatic turn when he encounters Megumi Fushiguro, a Jujutsu Sorcerer who is on the hunt for a dangerous Cursed Object — a finger of the legendary Ryomen Sukuna. In a desperate attempt to save his friends from the Curses attracted by the unsealed object, Yuji consumes the finger, becoming Sukuna’s vessel.

The Trial and Enrollment at the Tokyo Metropolitan Magic Technical School

Following these shocking events, Yuji is put on trial by the Jujutsu higher-ups, who initially seek his execution due to the potential threat he poses as Sukuna’s host. However, Satoru Gojo, a powerful Jujutsu Sorcerer and teacher at the Tokyo Metropolitan Magic Technical School, intervenes. He persuades the higher-ups to postpone Yuji’s execution until after he has consumed all of Sukuna’s fingers, thus eliminating the King of Curses once and for all. Consequently, Yuji gets enrolled at the Tokyo Metropolitan Magic Technical School to learn the art of Jujutsu sorcery and control his newfound powers.

The Arrival of Nobara Kugisaki

Image of Nobara Kugisaki from Jujutsu Kaisen.

Artists conceptual image of Nobara Kugisaki from the anime series Jujutsu Kaisen.

Yuji’s life at the school begins with the arrival of the fiery and independent Nobara Kugisaki, who quickly becomes one of the central characters of the series. She and Yuji and Megumi form the primary team of first-year students under Gojo’s guidance. Together, they embark on missions to exorcise Curses and recover Cursed Objects.

The Encounter with Special Grade Curses

The stakes rise exponentially for our heroes when they are sent on a mission to a detention center haunted by a special grade Cursed Womb. Despite their best efforts, the mission goes awry, and Sukuna manages to take control of Yuji’s body, declaring war against the Jujutsu Sorcerers. This encounter sets the stage for the numerous battles against Curses and rogue Sorcerers that the team would face in their journey ahead.

The Training and the Hidden Secrets

Following the disastrous mission, Yuji is believed to be dead, and his friends, Megumi and Nobara, start training for the upcoming Goodwill Event. Meanwhile, Yuji, under Gojo’s guidance, undergoes rigorous training to control his emotions and channel his Cursed Energy effectively. During this period, the viewers are introduced to the concept of Domain Expansion, a powerful technique used by high-level Sorcerers and Curses.

The Plot Twist at Kinema Cinema

The story takes another dramatic turn when Junpei Yoshino, a high school student, becomes entangled with the Curses after witnessing the gruesome death of his classmates. As Yuji and his mentor, Kento Nanami, delve deeper into the mysterious events at Kinema Cinema, they cross paths with the malevolent Curse, Mahito. This encounter triggers a chain of events that leads to Junpei’s death and a fierce showdown between Yuji and Mahito.

The Kyoto Goodwill Event

As the story progresses, the much-anticipated Kyoto Goodwill Event takes center stage. This event, which initially starts as a friendly competition between the Tokyo and Kyoto campuses, soon spirals into chaos with the intrusion of Hanami, a formidable Curse. The battle against Hanami provides ample opportunities for the characters to showcase their growth and strengthens the bond between them.

The Underlying Conspiracy

Behind the scenes, a sinister conspiracy is brewing. The series’ villains, led by Suguru Geto, are plotting to overthrow the existing Jujutsu order. They aim to capture Gojo and ally with Sukuna to wage a war against the Sorcerers. As these plots unfold, tensions rise, setting the stage for the explosive battles and revelations in the upcoming season.

The Unresolved Cliffhangers

The first season of Jujutsu Kaisen leaves many threads unresolved, creating anticipation for the next season. The tension between Gojo and the higher-ups, the target on Yuji’s back, and the secret pact between Yuji and Sukuna are all crucial elements that are yet to be explored. Furthermore, the introduction of new characters, such as Megumi’s sister, Tsumiki, and the Death Paintings adds more depth to the storyline.


With its engaging storyline, relatable characters, and gripping action sequences, Jujutsu Kaisen has carved a niche for itself in the anime world. As we eagerly wait for the second season to unravel the mysteries and challenges that lie ahead for our favorite characters, this recap will hopefully serve as a useful guide to refresh your memory. And don’t forget, you can show off your fandom with some cool JJK gear from

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