Itadori and his classmates continue to battle a special grade demon. As soon as the two are clear of the building, Itadori unleashes Sukuna to defeat the demon. But, Sukuna doesn't want to go back to sleep. He rips out Itadori's heart, and tells Fushiguro that he can survive in Itadori's body without a heart. If Sukuna changes back or Itadori wrests control from him, he'll die. Once the crew figures out that mess, headmaster Satoru Gogo decides to personally tutor Itadori because he will continue to be targeted by other demons because of Satoru's power. An upstart demon decides to interrupt their training, and Gogo decides to use his battle with the demon to explain to Itadori how jujutsu powers work. Gogo enjoys himself immensely as he shows off just how powerful he is.
My least favorite thing about this volume was picking up in the middle of the storyline with the special grade demon. It was a really abrupt beginning to the volume. After the story got going, this volume had a lot of great explanations of jujutsu magic and how the world works. Not all of it makes sense, and the mangaka even apologizes for how confusing it all is, but it's nice to see the thought put into the story. Gogo is an absolute BA character, but he has his complications. There are hints in this volume that the jujutsu society is not all on the up-and-up, and Gogo often clashes with his hire-ups. With powers like his though, I think he's more likely to be left alone to run his school the way he wants to. There were a couple of side characters introduced here that were completely forgettable in this volume (and one of them is a panda!), so if they're going to be important, hopefully they will get more time.
Sara's Rating: 7/10
Suitability Level: Grades 9-12
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication Date: February 4, 2020
ISBN: 9781974710034 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 7/10, Suitability: High School, Manga, Demons, School Life, VIZ Media
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