JJK Episode 42 Release Date, Recap and What To Expect

JJK Episode 42 Release Date, Recap and What To Expect

  • JJK Episode 42 is scheduled to be released on November 23rd, 2023.
  • Fans can watch the episode on Netflix, Crunchyroll etc.
  • The episode will be an animated adaption of chapter 120, Mahito vs Yuji.
  • Animators at MAPPA left their jobs due to overwhelming workload and an unhealthy work environment.

The most awaited battle in the series finally happened “Sukuna vs Mahoraga“. Now are we ready for the most emotional episode of the entire series? Yes, JJK Episode 42 is coming next week and it will feature chapter 120. Well, manga readers like me already know what is going to happen. If you are an anime watcher only just see the release dates and move on, because there are going to be spoilers in the article.

JJK Episode 42 Release Date

The release date for JJK Episode 42 is set for Thursday, November 23, 2023, with a scheduled release time at 12:01 a.m. JST in Japan.

Time ZoneEpisode Air Time
Japanese Standard Time (JST)Nov 23, 12:01 AM
Pacific Standard Time (PST)Nov 22, 7:01 AM
Eastern Standard Time (EST)Nov 22, 10:01 AM
British Time (GMT)Nov 22, 3:01 PM
Central European Time (CET)Nov 22, 4:01 PM

Where To Watch JJK Episode 42

In Japan, fans can watch it on the NBS/TBS channel. Crunchyroll will stream the episode with English subtitles approximately two hours after its Japanese TV broadcast has concluded. Moreover, the series is also available on the Netflix SEA.

What happened in Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 41

The episode “Thunderclap, Part 2” started with Megumi summoning Eight-Handled Sword Divergent Sila Divine General Mahoraga.

After Megumi’s fight with Toji, he was badly hurt and exhausted and then suddenly Haruto comes and slashes his back.

Megumi then reveals his trump card by summoning the Mahoraga. However, he knew that he could not tame Mahoraga so he hoped that he would die along with Haruto.

Sukuna had other plans for Megumi, so he saved Megumi using the Reverse Curse Technique and started fighting Mahoraga.

In a flashback, Gojo tells Megumi that their ancestors fought and Megumi can one day be an equal to Gojo because of his technique Ten Shadows Technique.

In the manga it has been finally revealed why Sukuna saved Megumi, it was because of his technique.

Sukuna took over the body of Megumi and using this technique managed to kill Gojo. We have covered some JJK 242 Leaks too.

Sukuna started to fight Divine General Mahoraga. At the start, they were equally matched.

However, Sukuna was trying to figure out how Mahoraga was able to predict his moves. Sukuna kept slashing Mahoraga and he kept healing again and again.

He was a formidable enemy even for Sukuna. Their fight ended up slashing the remaining Shibuya.

Sukuna then realizes that Mahoraga is adapting to his attacks. He then uses domain expansion to finish Mahoraga.

After the battle, Yuji gets the control back and he sees all the chaos and havoc done by Sukuna in a flashback. Episode 41 ends with Nanami being in the spotlight half burnt and barely hanging.

JJK Episode 42: Yuji vs Mahito What To Expect

As manga readers already know what is going to happen. Nanami will keep on killing the transformed humans.

However, Mahito appears out of nowhere and Nanami realizes that he is going to die. Meanwhile, Yuji appears too.

However, he was too late. Mahito blows the upper half of Nanami in front of Yuji and this angers Yuji so much that he charges towards Mahito and thus the fight begins.

Yuji vs Mahito is also one of the most awaited battles in the Shibuya Arc. However, the upcoming episode is going to be the most emotional episode in the entire series. Nanami is going to die.

Is JJK Episode 42 Going To Be Delayed Because Of JJK Production Meltdown?

The employees of MAPPA underwent a meltdown. Animators complained about the overwhelming workload and unhealthy work environment. Some of the employees left the job because of this. So, the upcoming episodes won’t be produced by the same animators.

We will see a huge change in the animations. I hope it does not turn out to be like Boruto. For now, there is no news on the delay. Episode 42 is still scheduled for 23rd November 2023.

Final Words

MAPPA is currently in a lot of trouble because of animators leaving while season 2 is still airing. However, they will still come up with the episodes but they won’t be visually pleasing as the original animators won’t be working on it anymore. It’s highly unlikely that MAPPA will change the working environment. JJK Episode 42 is still scheduled to release on 23rd November, 2023. Get ready for some Mahito vs Yuji. Also be ready for Nanami’s death.

Masab Farooque is a Tech Geek, Writer, and Founder at The Panther Tech. He is also a lead game developer at 10StaticStudios. When he is not writing, he is mostly playing video games