Why is Yuji vs Choso one of the most intense hand-to-hand combat sequences in anime?

Yuji vs Choso

The Yuji vs Choso battle in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 13 is undoubtedly one of the most intense hand-to-hand combat sequences in the history of anime. While Jujutsu Kaisen is known for its representation of sorcery in all forms of conflict, the use of brute physical force without the application of Cursed Techniques is an anomaly that only a few characters have adopted and practiced.

In this article, we will look at the Yuji ve Choso battle and try to understand why it has carved a niche in the history of hand-to-hand combat sequences in anime.

What happens during the Yuji vs Choso battle in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2?

The battle between Yuji and Choso is overlapped by a blanket of mystery that doesn’t let the viewer speculate at the least. Rather, it introduces a lethal series of attacks by Choso on Yuji, making the latter believe that he cannot attack Choso from a long range. Choso’s advantage at a balanced long-range technique gives him the edge in a battle that doesn’t have an opponent with a similar form of offense.

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Choso in Jujutsu Kaisen anime Episode 13. (Image credit goes to Studio MAPPA)

Yuji, however, chooses to be on the offensive and makes a few mistakes nonetheless. He even goes on to take the risk of injuring himself without properly assessing Choso’s abilities, during which Mechamaru’s clone talks and rescues him. With Mechamaru’s advice, Yuji moves to the bathroom and Choso follows after him, as the battle soon prepares for an uneventful yet drastic shift hereafter.

How did Yuji nullify Choso’s Cursed Technique and what was the outcome?

Yuji gets Choso into the bathroom and breaks all of the emergency valves inside, creating an artificial shower. This breaks down the blood clots that primarily make up for Choso’s CT and his technique falls apart altogether.

Given this situation and opportunity, Yuji drives in sensing an opening to defeat his superior opponent. After a hand-to-hand combat sequence that broke bones, butted heads, fractured jaws, and Yuji going to the extent of biting Choso’s hand, the two went on to land severe attacks on each other.

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Itadori Yuji and Choso in Jujutsu Kaisen anime Season 2. (Image credit goes to Studio MAPPA)
  • The entire sequence of punches and kicks in the Yuji vs Choso battle was so simple and perfect that it deserves an applause and a commendation.
  • While Choso was able to rip across Yuji’s vital organs and eventually defeat him, the entire series of events that unfolded before our eyes was simply devoid of any adulteration.
  • It is a classic battle of physical techniques and movements, and like all classical victors, Choso won even though he was weaker physically.

Why is the hand-to-hand combat sequence one of the most intense and exceptional in the history of anime?

Generally, battles in a shounen anime are usually aided by some form of powerup or quirk, which has been the case with Jujutsu Kaisen as well.

  • Gojo has been able to become superior to the other sorcerers, cursed spirits, and curse users due to his superior form of quirk, and not due to his brute physical strength.
  • However, Yuji Itadori has always been an exceptional case and he was encased with a lot of physical strength that allows him to freely operate within certain situations.
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Yuji vs Choso fight sequence in JJK Season 2. (Image credit goes to Studio MAPPA)

Therefore, this certain battle where Yuji manages to bring down his opponent into fighting a battle where they are disadvantaged and confused has been a rare example of a shounen battle in an anime that is founded and structured on a system and hierarchy of Cursed Energy and Cursed Techniques.


Yuji vs Choso will remain as one of the most intense combat sequences in anime. However, it was as simple as it could be, and at the same time, it did stand a chance of being something much more. The simplicity doesn’t take away the charm, but the charm could’ve been much more enchanting if the simple was just not simplistic. For more anime updates, make sure to subscribe to our newsletter at Spiel Anime!

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