Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the most popular shonen manga of the modern generation. Viz Media and Manga Plus are there to back it up with statistics that show how the fans have showered it with love. It is one of the few anime that has taken a different approach to win over the fans. Gege Akutami’s writing style and character designs have made it even more appealing.
A few chapters back, the greatest showdown of the Jujutsu Kaisen world took place. Gojo Satoru took on Ryomen Sukuna. After both parties gave their all, it was Ryomen Sukuna who came out victorious after killing Gojo Satoru. But one of the most bizarre things is that, after such a serious fight, Gege Akutami completely shifted their focus and did something unimaginable.
Jujutsu Kaisen Featured A Fight In Stand-Up Comedy Style
After the fight between Gojo Satoru and Ryomen Sukuna, Gege Akutami took a different approach to their magnum opus. Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 241 features the fight between Kenjaku and Takaba. Even though the story is going through a serious phase, the fight takes place in a stand-up comedy fashion. Takaba views himself as the greatest comic character and tries to make people laugh.
The more he makes his enemies laugh, the more his chances of victory increase. After Kenjaku figured out his technique, he also started to crack jokes as a reverse psychology. It led to a fight between two Stand-Up comedians. Previously, Chainsaw Man had also featured a fight with comic relief in it. Even though it was different from other shonen fights, it was enough to win the fans over.
Moreover, it is weird to feature such a comic fight after the showdown between Gojo Satoru and Ryomen Sukuna. The seriousness of the situation could not be matched, yet Gege Akutami changed the tempo of their manga for the betterment. It is completely against the shonen norms, yet it remains shonen.
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Jujutsu Kaisen creator Gege Akutami, was praised for their unique writing style. It is not easy to change the temperament of a situation at its peak, yet they did it. They are one of the main reasons for Jujutsu Kaisen to reach the pinnacle. The fight between Takaba Fumihiko and Kenjaku will continue in the next chapter, too. It will be interesting to see how these take on each other after cracking a bunch of jokes.
Fans may think it to be a filler, but the fight is very much canon. The Chainsaw Man fight also provided comic relief, just like Jujutsu Kaisen. Even though Chainsaw Man is a partial Shonen, with people thinking it to be a Seinen, it is still a unique way of approach. These unique things are nothing new for Jujutsu Kaisen. Gege Akutami has always entertained the fans with their creativity, even if it followed a different path from the traditional Shonen manga.