There’s this analysis on the flowers on each urn (though they correct themselves that Panda’s are water lilies and not lotuses).
This might also mean that Panda and his siblings were real siblings when they were alive and before Yaga created Panda as a cursed corpse, which would explain why their cores were so compatible. If so, I wonder if they were Yaga’s actual children and their deaths led to his divorce (ever since Yaga’s death chapter, I’ve assumed that Panda, at the very least, used to be his real son) 🤔
I think the scene with the siblings is a mix of some sort of a ‘dream’-scape mixed in with FBs (from Gorilla’s PoV). The bits about Panda wanting to stick to his big brother, the sister always scolding Gorilla to be nicer, the other kids picking on Panda and Gorilla saving up money to buy Panda a new ball - are very specific sequences of events to be entirely made up. In comparison, when we got the chair-scene with Nobara or the beach-scene when Mai died, those weren’t this detailed or specific.
But the moth-dad (Yaga) part was definitely symbolic for the big brother and big sister cores dying (permanently). The question is: where will Panda go from here all by himself? Generally speaking, Panda has always seemed rather mature to me (unlike how his siblings perceived him), but he has relied on his other cores for the heavy-lifting in fights a lot. It’s always been his first instinct when fights got tough: switch to Gorilla (or, like in this fight, to the sister). So, them dying (and so shortly after Yaga) will force Panda to grow into himself (basically, the training wheels of his bike falling off). But how will that look? Could he absorp their abilities similarly to how Megumi’s divine dogs did when the white one died? It has also been stated before that you need three cores to stabilize CCs like Panda - who have their own emotions and minds. What will that mean for Panda now?
I’m always awed at how well Gege can establish dynamics and feels in such a short amount of time. There are stories that may spend ages trying to flesh out relationships/characters and may or may not succeed, but Gege does it so effectively and effortlessly with so little (imo)! I’ve never been much attached to Panda, nor have I been interested in his other cores, but I feel for them this chapter. I’m also glad that we’ll eventually dig into the whole self-sufficient CCs lore even after Yaga’s death - I find the whole subplot fascinating.
At last 😌 The one fight that had been set up before the Culling Game arc got rolling!
Despite what he’s saying, Hakari looks rather pissed off - which, fair. We know that he cares about the other students and Kirara did say that he’s at his strongest when he fights to help his friends. That’s also a massive output of CE right there, catching even Kashimo by surprise.
I’m very excited for this fight! Kashimo is amongst the strongest in the game and believes he could fight Sukuna. Hakari, on the other hand, has been build-up since the beginning of the story and throughout it (by Gojo alluding to his potential alongside Yuuta’s, asking Yuuta to protect the other students but being confident that Hakari can handle himself, and by Yuuta himself who told us that Hakari is even stronger than him - second strongest sorcerer in the story - when he’s on a roll). This is going to be fun!
the proof for my maki fanbook PYRE came in today!! few more adjustments needed but i'm very happy with how it came out :')
preorders are open until 6/12!
you can also read more about the project here if you missed out.
Chapter 185: Bye Bye - Not me reading these panels again and wanting to cry again
What the actual f*ck Gege?!
Sort of happy, sort of not really happy Jujutsu Kaisen Sunday?
So I have an 8-year-old nephew who absolutely loves and idolizes his 15-year-old brother and...
Man... like the whole time reading this chapter I was like:
This isn’t going to end well...
This isn’t going to end well........
This isn’t going to end well..............
This isn’t going to end well..............................
THIS ISN’T GOING TO END WELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please excuse me while I go cry in the corner....
Not Gege going for the jugular this week. What a sadist.
Also, why is she so cute?!
#make triceratops cute again
At least Panda is still alive?
He is now a cake-pop but... hey could have been a worse fate!
Who knows, of course, but if Panda cake-pop over here has not died then death flag is no more?
Just where in the world is the core of his soul anyways?!
Honestly, it was about time some tragic shit started to go down and Gege didn’t disappoint.
And Hakari’s entrance?
Gold medal for Hakari.
Now, the real question is:
Is THIS going to end well?
They’re so perfect for each other.
Hi could we possibly get a Maki drawing. I have the BIGGEST crush on her 😚
Your works are so beautiful and lively. I want to jump in the pictures and be with the characters. Please keep up the good work.
it made me really happy to read your feedback!! i try my best to convey the general emotion i'm feeling while drawing a piece, i'm glad it comes through!!
have a maki!!
yes you’ve had sex but have you ever had “my six eyes tell me you’re suguru getou but my soul knows otherwise”
JJK fans want shibuya animated I’m over here ready to ask my boss for bereavement when a certain part gets animated
idk i can't decide on color
ch.178 thoughts: what if rika carried a gun in her weapon inventory lol
I finally saw the movie
5 min cursed tool storage
winding down from comms ^_^
I can’t even begin to describe how impactful and powerful this scene was
I think this is one of the first times I got to see a woman genuinely rage in fiction (let alone manga/anime). This trope is almost exclusively reserved for male characters, and at that, usually because a female character died/was horrifically injured.
So to see a female character react to grief in such a brutal, angry way felt so refreshing and raw and real. Maki didn’t react how most women in fiction do, which is to cry or quietly accept/talk about it. Maki immediately decided to act and take out her anger on those responsible, and it was beautiful.
This scene isn’t pretty. It isn’t glamorous. It’s pure, ugly anger and I finally got to see that from a female character. This isn’t a “female empowerment” scene, like so many female fight scenes feel like. This is just genuine character development that I feel like I can actually relate to. It feels human and real.
And on top of that
Obviously Mai was the catalyst for this. Maki did this because of Mai. But this is also the result of Maki’s own feelings. Her resentment and spite and anger, over the abuse her family put her through, not just Mai.
We got a female character who lost it and took out her anger and hate on the people who wronged her and her sister, rather than moving on and forgiving or something along those lines, as is common for female characters (again, especially within manga and anime)
So yeah, I seriously can’t express how amazing this scene was. It took my breath away, as I’d rarely ever seen anything like it, and it feels so, so important.
hc, geto and shoko mocks gojo ‘oH so yoUre tHe sTrongEst sOrcerer??’ ‘pROVE IT bItch’ and this happened