Jujutsu Kaisen: Sorcerers’ Tensions Rise as the Exchange Event Approaches

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Episode 8 of Jujutsu Kaisen, "Boredom," now streaming on Crunchyroll.

With Jujutsu Kaisen's Kyoto Sister School Exchange Event growing closer, it's expected that some tempers could flare as the two groups of students share an early meeting. As the tournament-style event looms, Fushiguro and Kugisaki are visited by Mai Zen'in and Toudou Aoi -- two students from the Kyoto branch of Jujutsu Tech.

With Fushiguro facing off against the muscle-bound Toudou and Kugisaki butting heads with Maki's twin sister, Mai, the situation escalates quickly. However, once Maki, Panda and Inumaki come to their underclassmen's aid, they squash the ensuing fights before they go too far. While attempting to size up their opponents and get in their heads, the premature clash also gave Fushiguro and Kugisaki more than enough motivation for their upcoming rematches in the Exchange Event.

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Kyoto's Jujutsu Tech Students

Mai comes across as incredibly insensitive, insulting her sister and trivializing Itadori's death as something to be optimistic about, immediately angering Fushiguro and Kugisaki. Toudou is the more straightforward of the two, making it clear that he's accessing whether Tokyo's 1st-year substitutes will be up to the standards of those they're replacing in the event -- along with checking what type of person Fushiguro is attracted to.

Unsatisfied by Fushiguro's answer, Toudou calls him boring and descends on him with frightening power. Fushiguro spends the fight on the back foot, remembering Toudou's fame stems from his part in combating a massive Jujutsu terror attack the year prior set off by the Curse User Getou. During the attack, Toudou defeated a special-grade Curse along with five first-grades as well.

Though Toudou appears to dominate with brute strength alone, Fushiguro reveals he's been holding back. Panda and Inumaki intervene, showcasing their brawn and Cursed Speech Techniques, respectively, before Fushiguro can take things to the next level.

Gojou Confronts Kyoto's Principal Gakuganji

Kugisaki witnesses Maki and Mai's strained relationship first hand as the twins' familial problems boil to the surface. Later, after Mai and Toudou take their leave, Maki explains to Kugisaki the situation regarding her family. As a member of the famous Zen'in family, Maki is looked down on for her inability to use Curse Energy and requiring specialized glasses to see Curses at all. Her aim to become a great Jujutsu Sorcerer to spite her judgemental family earns Kugisaki's respect.

Meanwhile, Gojou Satoru meets with Kyoto's Principal Gakuganji for an ardent conversation about the older man's involvement in Itadori's death -- of which the truth is still hidden -- and about the recent wave of power sweeping through the Jujutsu world. Along with impressive students like Toudou and the mysterious Okkotsu, Gojou mentions the respective increase in special-grade Curses too.

Growing Threat of Cursed Spirits


Gojou's contempt and dislike of the current Jujutsu elders, including Gakuganji, is evident as he jabs at their failure to progress, opting instead of cling to their status and tradition. He warns and threatens that they won't be capable of handling the new threats cropping up and reinforces that he won't be the only one opposing their leadership.

Just as Gojou warns, another Cursed Spirit named Mahito casually strolls out of a movie theater where he just murdered three high school students using an ability that mutilated their heads. Sometime later, Itadori and fellow Sorcerer Nanami arrive to investigate the grotesque crime scene.

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