Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 41 was one of the most awaited episodes of the series. Megumi summoned the Eight-Handled Sword Divergent Sila Divine General Mahoraga. He hoped that he would die along with Haruto and this would help others in saving Gojo from Kenjaku. However, Sukuna intervened timely and saved Megumi using RCT. In this article, we will discuss Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 41 and review it.
What Happened in Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 41?
The episode “Thunderclap, Part 2” started with Yuji visiting his grandfather. Then the scene is changed to Megumi summoning Mahoraga. Sukuna killed jogo in Episode 40.
In order to save Megumi, Sukuna needs to defeat Mahoraga as he is an outsider and not included in the exorcism.
In Season 1, Sukuna realizes that Megumi possesses a special ability called Ten Shadow Techniques which was passed down in the Zenin family. This ability is helpful against Gojo.
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.
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 off.
After their battle, Yuji gets his body back and he starts getting flashbacks of the things Sukuna did, all the havoc he caused in Shibuya, he starts crying and then suddenly becomes cold and realizes there is no other choice. He has to fight (Tatakai Tatakai) to save Gojo.
At the end of the episode, we saw badly burnt and extremely hurt Nanami barely moving and the episode ended on a cliffhanger.
Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 41 Review
Episode 41 was the adaption of manga chapters 117-120. The fight between Mahoraga and Sukuna was well executed even though the issues animators faced during the episode production. MAPPA is exploiting the employees and the employees had a meltdown.
Animators asked the MAPPA committee to delay the episode as the episode is not yet completed, this happened last Wednesday. However, MAPPA did not accept this request. It’s understandable the marketing was done and it was already scheduled it would have been a huge loss for MAPPA if they had delayed the episode.
However, exploitation is happening at MAPPA, animators took it to Twitter and told fans they are done with MAPPA, and the overwhelming workload and unhealthy work environment is affecting their productivity.
Despite these issues, the animation was excellent and the fight sequence was amazing. I personally loved the episode.
Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 41 is streaming on various platforms like Crunchyroll and Netflix. For the next episode, you need to wait a week. It is scheduled to release on November 23rd, 2023. We will be seeing Yuji vs Mahito in the next episode.