Jujutsu Tech as a university is forging the next generation of curse fighters in the anime franchise, Jujutsu Kaisen. While the series focused on Yuji Itadori, the Shonen protagonist made plenty of friends along the way including the likes of Megumi. With this high-schooler having unique cursed energy that allows him to create a menagerie of terrifying beasts, one fan artist has taken the opportunity to reimagine the student and his animals via a classical makeover.
The last time we saw Megumi in the anime adaptation for Jujutsu Kaisen, he was instrumental in scoring Yuji and Jujutsu Tech one of the cursed fingers of Sukuna, which the anime protagonist who shared a body with the king of curses is seeking to ingest. With the second season of the popular anime adaptation from Studio MAPPA arriving next year, following the success of the prequel film in Jujutsu Kaisen 0, expect Megumi to continue to have a large role in future adventures. While Megumi might not be featured in the prequel movie, fans will be able to revisit the movie soon as Crunchyroll announced that 0 will be hitting its streaming service on September 21st of this year.
Twitter Artist Justine 96636 shared this wild new take on Megumi and his cursed beasts, with the classical artist having dived into a number of anime franchises via classical makeovers including the likes of Dragon Ball Z, Bleach, One Piece, Naruto, and too many others to count:
Chien Chih Kang art work-— 簡志剛 (@Justin96636) August 12, 2022
ukiyoe style 2022 pic.twitter.com/BJdrUYn2qU
In the pages of the manga, Megumi has been a part of the arc known as the "Culling Game", which was designed as a battle royale style brawl that pits cursed energy users against one another. This storyline directly follows the Shibuya Incident and it should be interesting to see how much of this arc the second season of Jujutsu Kaisen's anime adaptation covers if anything at all. Without going into spoiler territory, fans should also prepare for the events of the prequel movie to have some big ramifications for the future of the anime adaptation.
What do you think of this new take on one of the strongest new freshmen of Jujutsu Tech? What are your predictions for Megumi in the second season of the MAPPA anime adaptation? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of Jujutsu Tech.