Jujutsu Kaisen Is The Japanese Model Of Harry Potter, Says Youkai Knowledgeable
Kazuhiko Komatsu, an emeritus professor and former director on the Worldwide Analysis Heart for Japanese Research in Kyoto, claimed in a current interview with Voice that the sequence Jujutsu Kaisen was a Japanese model of Harry Potter.
“In a nutshell, I assumed it was the Japanese model of ‘Harry Potter’. ‘Jujutsu’ is a narrative about the primary character and his mates rising up on the (Tokyo) Metropolitan Curse Technical Faculty, which is similar to the premise of ‘Harry Potter’ set within the Hogwarts College of Witchcraft and Wizardry,” mentioned Komatsu.
He additionally likened the thought of “curse” depicted within the sequence to “black magic” seen within the J.Ok. Rowling films.
“… ‘curse’ is only one type of ‘magic’. As I discussed earlier that the settings for ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ and ‘Harry Potter’ are comparable, ‘Jujutsu’ could be thought to be synonymous with ‘Magic’. There are two kinds of ‘magic’, ‘white magic’ used for good functions and ‘black magic’ used for dangerous functions, however ‘curse’ is nearer to ‘black magic’.”
He additional added that Jujutsu Kaisen options some creatures known as “cursed spirits” that are just like the ghosts in Harry Potter. Nonetheless, whereas Rowling’s masterpiece adopted a western context, Jujutsu Kaisen was primarily based on Japanese historical past.
And although the youkai knowledgeable was impressed with how Gege Akutami represented curse as a medium that materializes from “destructive feelings that circulation out of people”, he defined that the supply of a “curse” isn’t all the time restricted to people, however consists of all different animals and crops.
The thought of such principle stems from the idea in “animism” abided by the Japanese who had been raised to assume “that every thing has a soul”.
He additional defined when an individual is harm, they really feel anger. This “anger” is the final word emotion that results in the manifestation of mysterious energy to assault the opposite celebration referred to as the “curse”.
Jujutsu Kaisen is a Japanese manga sequence written and illustrated by Gege Akutami. It’s at present being serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Soar since March 2018. The Jujutsu Kaisen chapters are collected and revealed by Shueisha, with eighteen tankōbon volumes launched as of December 2021.
The story follows highschool scholar Yuji Itadori as he joins a secret group of Jujutsu Sorcerers so as to kill a strong Curse named Ryomen Sukuna, of whom Yuji turns into the host.
A 24-episode anime tv sequence adaptation by MAPPA aired on MBS from October 2020 to March 2021. A film adaptation of Jujutsu Kaisen prequel, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 premiered in Japan in December 2021.