Jujutsu Kaisen had taken the world by storm when the anime reached our screen in 2020 and even before when the manga appeared on Weekly Shonen Jump in 2018. With well-written characters and a riveting plot, not to mention the explosive action sequences, this anime soon became one of the most loved Shonen anime. However, the praise and love for the show is not all-consuming because there is a debate brewing on Twitter over a surprising aspect of the show.
Often praised for its visually mesmerizing fight sequences and well-written characters, Jujutsu Kaisen has one more reason for creating a permanent place in its fans’ hearts: its female characters. Since the release of the first season in 2020, the show received much love for taking a different approach to writing its female characters.
When you think of anime and manga, even one in the Shonen genre, it is easy to find female characters who are highly sexualized through the illustrations and dumbed down with a lackluster character arc. Of course, there are exceptions to this like Haikyuu, Psychopass, My Hero Academia, Pokemon, etc., and Jujutsu Kaisen is one of them.
ALSO READ: Sad Animes on Netflix That Will Have You Reach for Tissues
With strong characters like Maki Zenin and Nobara Kugisaki, who have their own goals and arcs, the anime is a refreshing experience for fans who wanted more from female characters than age-inappropriate clothes and a blushing mess. But not all fans seem to agree that Jujutsu Kaisen women are well-written, sparking a debate if they are GOAT or Mid.
Fans can’t decide if Jujutsu Kaisen female characters are GOAT or Mid
Loyal fans of the show are convinced of one fact: Jujutsu Kaisen has female characters that are strong and unique. A majority of them can’t get over the character development of the female cast. We usually have female characters who are mere means for jokes and plot progression. However, the women of JJK have their own agenda and goals in season 1 AKA they are far from being the traditional “waifu” characters.
The crème de la crème of the female cast in Jujutsu Kaisen has to be Maki, whom the fandom loves and adores with a passion for her character arc. She and the healthy dynamic she shares with Nobara is one of the chief reasons why fans think the JJK women are GOAT.
Jujutsu Kaisen has the best female characters in Shonen fr. Anime fans aren’t ready for Maki’s character development 😭 fucking queen pic.twitter.com/3vnwcxnvFU
— siam (@sighyam) January 19, 2023
Jujutsu Kaisen's Female Characters are built different 💯🔥 pic.twitter.com/3VukOpQslz
— Joseph (One Piece 1000 🎉) (@josf57) February 21, 2021
jujutsu Kaisen doesn’t miss with the female characters 😍😍 #JujutsuKaisen pic.twitter.com/ztQMlopJIo
— Fuyuki (@animesznn) March 13, 2021
Can we all agree that Maki from Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the best written female characters in animanga? (Read the manga before you cry) 💀 pic.twitter.com/0Zmy4ICh2p
— Dylan 🐐 (@Aspiringnothin9) March 26, 2022
This comment really said everything I was thinking about Jujutsu Kaisen female characters. pic.twitter.com/BFwlsM6RUo
— Shak IA (@NNezukoV2) February 17, 2023
Love or hate her, Nobara Kugisaki from Jujutsu Kaisen will always be one of the best newgen female characters! pic.twitter.com/xQVfR7fnrj
— Chromafire | CW: Bungo Stray Dogs (@chromat1cfire) February 19, 2022
That's what I love abt Jujutsu kaisen female characters. Never made me uncomfortable + always felt realistic https://t.co/iJ67mBvDNr
— 레이디 🌸 (@haneen_a_o) February 18, 2023
That's why Jujutsu kaisen females are GOATS
— Near火🍥 (@NearfKira) February 17, 2023
jjk! one of the reason why I love jujutsu kaisen is that the female characters are strong🥰 pic.twitter.com/dNWLSGJpaa
— 【 ✉️ : UDAH ON LAGI 】JUJUTSUFESS (@JUJUTSUFESS) April 1, 2022
On the flip side, we have fans who feel none, or at least not all, female characters in Jujutsu Kaisen deserve the appreciation they are getting. To some, the way these women are written is bare minimum or “mid,” as the internet puts it. According to others, Maki “hard carries” the show and others are not distinct or memorable.
Y'all really praising the bare minimum
— Springtime🌻🌸 (@Hyena234K) February 18, 2023
I'll be honest everytime I see jujutsu kaisen female cast getting called the best female cast ever I lose braincells and feel bad for the person who believes in that.
It literally has one good female characters and 6 more I can't remember names of.
1 character doesn't make a cast pic.twitter.com/6kJ6znUjzI
— হানায়ুষ 🎇🌸(piyush/unclebobby) (@hanayushalt) March 18, 2022
Jujutsu Kaisen female characters are MID, in terms of writing.
Here are some females characters that are better than Nobara & Maki. pic.twitter.com/6DrYTsKoL1
— Dremissa (@DremissaWorld) March 24, 2022
This why jjk women are mid
Bring in some romance
— Miscellaneous007 (@Miscell84746068) February 17, 2023
ppl saying jjk female cast is goated in the comments (maki hard carries) pic.twitter.com/xkNXa4mGeA
— Fluskar 🌊☔️ (@johnnyhdo) February 18, 2023
Jjk women are unfortunately mid
Only maki and nobara are good 😗😗
— netufo eyimofe (@EyimofeNetufo) February 17, 2023
It is safe to say that this debate will carry over when the next season drops. Fans will probably get a better idea of how the anime treats its female characters in the next installment and if the current charm will carry forward.
ALSO READ: 5 Best Horror Anime Shows on Netflix That Will Send Chills to Your Bones
What is your take on this debate? Do you think Jujutsu Kaisen female characters are GOAT? Share your thoughts in the comments.