There’s no denying that the previous episode is arguably the best episode ever in Jujutsu Kaisen’s history. But the episode director claimed it was just “30% of their work.” And now the fate of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 18 remains in limbo. Well, this is because MAPPA is facing some inner conflicts. The news has surfaced that the studio behind the beloved anime is accused of horribly treating its staff. While resolving it will take time, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 18 will further see complications with the Shibuya Incident arc. Will it delay the episode’s release? Or has the studio already planned everything well? Keep reading to know that.
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 18: Is Nanami Dead? What To Expect Next?
The closing moment hints that Nanami is still alive but in a pretty bad state. His body is half-burned, and now reverse cursed energy can only fix it. However, it can only happen if Nanami can reach Shoko before he dies. If it happens, then he can reenter the battle against Curses. But things are more complex. Nanami can only awaken a reversed cursed energy technique after he becomes an even more powerful sorcerer. So, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 18 will see how Nanami reaches this state, which Gojo has previously achieved.
However, there’s a chance MAPPA can come up with other potential plotlines since the studio house is currently facing some behind-the-scenes problems. Well, the animators can come up with their best. Based on how heartless the studio can turn when it comes to Jujutsu Kaisen, we can believe that the studio will return with two major deaths. The previous episode has already covered the chapters 117-120. So, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 18, entitled “Rihi,” will definitely feature the second major death. The preview also hints it will focus on the battle between Yuji Itadori and Mahi to. He will play a pivotal role while trying to search for Sukuna and stop this mess.
A Quick Recap!
The previous episode began with Megumi and Haruta’s close encounter. After being cornered by Haruta, the former was restored by summoning Mahoraga, the ultimate Shikigami of his Ten Shadows. He activated the ritual that helped him to knock Haruta out. However, his attempt had almost killed the former. But fortunately, Sukuna saved Haruta. Sukuna later recognized the ritual and learned that Megumi would be trapped in a death-like state until he could defeat Mahoraga. So, the two entered the hard-hitting battle, where Sukuna eventually understood Mahoraga’s ability. The latter could adapt to his attacks.
So, to end this battle, Sukuna activated his Domain Expansion: Malevolent Shrine. By this, he mercilessly slashed everything and everyone within a 140-meter radius and turned it into dust. He even turned Mahoraga into dust. Haruta was also killed while he tried to escape. This was because his fight with Nanami drained out his luck courtesy of his cursed technique. Meanwhile, Sakuna took Megumi outside the city to treat him. Just then, Yuji returned and saw the disaster. He was traumatized and blamed himself for the catastrophic event. He also believed that Sukuna killed everyone. Meanwhile, a half-burned Nanami roamed the subway.
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 18: Release Date
The upcoming episode is expected to delve deeper into the Shibuya Incident arc. Indeed! The battle will escalate, finally revealing the fate of several main characters. If it isn’t delayed, catch it on Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 18 on Thursday, November 23, 2023. The anime will be available at midnight in Japan on its original Japanese network, such as MBS and TBS. Meanwhile, the global audience can catch it on Funimation or Crunchyroll at 9 am PDT/ 12 pm EST. This is all for now. Stay with TechRadar247