「渋谷事変 閉門」 (Shibuya Jihen – Heimon)
“Shibuya Incident – Gate, Close
The manga does something similar – I would say it does the same thing. Where did you leave with questions? Because I was too. The show suddenly cuts to Yuji in the street when seemingly the battle is at its height. Did JJK reach too high and now there was simply no other way to end the Shibuya Arc or is it something entirely different—the answers I do not have. My dive into the manga has proven fruitless in answering my questions. It’s good we have a preview and a hook for next season. Yutta is finally back on the scene. As Yuji officially has been sentenced to execution and there’s no going back, the big boys have spoken. But I know things about what comes next in the story to say that it’s going to get better and better. I’ve been saying this a lot but the manga just keeps on going and doesn’t let go – action-wise. It’s honestly very good.
But I don’t know – this ending left a weird taste in my mouth. It felt like we were at the height of the action and suddenly we cut to a time skip that leaves us asking questions and hanging by a thread. It’s entirely the manga’s fault as it’s very similar how it suddenly just jumps to one place and another.
I screamed when Yutta showed up because I wasn’t expecting them to move the story around like this but it worked perfectly. I loved the scene with the ghost beckoning the child so he could eat him and just then Yutta shows up it was perfect. This ghost was the stuff of nightmares. Anyway – I didn’t like the montage about humanity – layered with bits and pieces of Jujutsu bureaucracy – it felt like they were trying to portray a fight between the society that escalated to the higher-ups involved in this incident. The world started going into an emergency broadcast system – those poor girls didn’t even know what hit him.
I still don’t understand Geto’s ideology – and if the show is not interested in exploring it deeper. Then neither am I – he’s crazy and that’s all that matters. Let’s not waste time overanalyzing him because it’s not worth it. And that’s all I will say about that.
Overall – I think it was an okay ending – not really a big fan of it – but then again – I guess it’s an interesting way of skipping to another good part of the story otherwise we would have been stuck fighting Geto forever. It feels like they wanted to save Geto for another fight – but at the same time didn’t want him to back down. I would much have preferred an RPG show of power and then back down. Something like ‘it would be a very easy kill right now’ or maybe they went into another dimension with that black goo thing. Anything is possible at this point. I love how they showed Yuji on the street with the big wave but not Choso because in that scene Choso is going to be there next time we see Yuji.
But yeah overall I’m confused and left dry – but overall very excited for whatever comes next. Tree cheers to MAPPA production team for finishing this project. And we will be waiting.
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