Additions in the Anime - Episode 1
I figured I make a list of the additions and changes that episode 1 of the anime makes, because I think it would be interesting. If I say something about the manga without mentioning the anime, assume it isn't present in the anime (and vice versa). I'll probably do this again for episode 2, though no promises. Here we go:
-The start of chapter 2 is the opener for the anime (I guess as a narrative hook to make people wonder how he got into that scenario).
-There is an anime-only scene of Itadori trying to check in on his grandfather, where his grandfather yells at him through the phone.
-In the anime, Fushiguro frantically checks around the shed when he notices that Sukuna's finger isn't there.
-The animal that the Occult Research club predicts can beat the Student Council president is a clione, not a carp how it is in the manga.
-Itadori calls the student council guy a worm in the manga and a plankton in the anime.
-The anime gives a spotlight to the student council guy in between the argument between the Occult club and the track coach for a better joke.
-The anime shows the cursed spirit on the rugby field moving through the field and up the posts.
-In the manga, Fushiguro considers getting the school cleared out to deal with the situation, while in the anime this is not shown.
-In the manga, while Itadori's friends are talking, they mention that one of the rumors about Itadori was him winning Ninja Warrior, while in the anime they remark on Mirko Cro Cop still being alive.
-In the manga, after his shot put, Itadori congratulates the stunned track coach on his throw before going back to his friends, but in the anime, the teacher has shot puts stacked on his head and hands as Itadori leaves the field to cross paths with Fushiguro.
-In the anime, Fushiguro "sees" Sukuna's energy as an image (to us viewers), while in the manga he just says that he sensed it.
-There is an anime-only scene of Itadori buying flowers for his grandpa, and the order of grandpa trying to talk about his parents and about the flowers is switched.
-In the manga, Fushiguro's explanation of curses uses human figures, while in the anime it just pans around places where curses might gather. Fushiguro is also interrupted during his explanation in the anime. Additionally, this explanation will be clarified later in the series to include the fact that all humans (besides one in particular) and some objects have a small amount of cursed energy.
-In the anime, the spider in the curse-fighting analogy has caught a centipede, whereas in the manga it has caught a fly. Fushiguro also takes time here to explain that Jujutsu sorcerers use curses themselves in the anime, using a demon-centipede-thing catching the spider for the metaphor.
-In the manga, Fushiguro mentions that he felt the presence of the lingering curse energy from the box when figuring out that Sukuna's finger wasn't there. He also asks Itadori where his friends live before Itadori tells him that they are at school.
-In the anime, Itadori gives Fushiguro directions to the school as they run there.
-When Itadori says he wants to help by entering the school in the manga, it cuts back to a panel of him with his friends on the rugby field.
-In the anime, while being ambushed in the school, Sasaki is grabbed by the Time-teller curse, whereas this happens offscreen in the manga.
-In the anime, Fushiguro comments on just how many curse presences he feels in the school.
-In the anime, Itadori's inner monologue is punctuated by shots about his grandfather, whereas in the manga these panels are intentionally black. In the manga, he comments on the similarity of his upcoming death and his grandpa's.
-The anime cuts to a shot of Itadori's contemplation on whether or not he should enter the school in the middle of Fushiguro's encounter with the time-teller curse, while the manga does not.
-In the anime, Itadori strikes the time-teller curse from above before grabbing Sasaki away.
-In the manga, Fushiguro says that he gets where Itadori is coming from when he says that he wants his friends to "die properly".
-The anime references the possibility of eating Sukuna's finger earlier (I guess to make it feel less out-of-the-blue.
-In the manga, Fushiguro comments that his incantation ran out (which is why the dogs disappeared).
-In the manga, Itadori hits the class-2 curse before Fushiguro tells him that he should stay out of it.
-In the anime, Itadori says that he's trying to save Fushiguro's life by fighting the class-2 curse.
-In the anime, the fight between Itadori and the class-2 curse involves the balcony of the roof a lot more.
-In the anime, Itadori eats Sukuna's finger while standing on the ground after Fushiguro explains that he needs curse power to win the fight, whereas in the anime he consumes it after almost being swallowed by the curse and while in its clutches, with the same reasoning.
-In the anime, due to being in the class-2 curse's clutches, Itadori (now Sukuna) destroys the curse's arms and gets to the ground before he destroys its entire body.
-In the anime, Fushiguro specifies that Itadori was possessed, instead of saying that the cursed object was reincarnated.
-In the anime, Sukuna mentions that Itadori might be able to control him, whereas Itadori says effectively the same thing in the manga.
Holy Mackerel this took a long time. Next time I'm adding timestamps and corresponding page numbers, and I'm making it much more concise. If I've made any glaringly obvious mistakes or left out any crucial details, be sure to tell me! Now if you excuse me, while this was pretty fun and very interesting, I have to go to sleep.
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