New Manga Ayashimon is One-Punch Man with Jujutsu Kaisen's Curses

Warning! Spoilers ahead for Ayashimon chapter 4!

Earlier chapters of Shonen Jump's Ayashimon clearly make correlations between the new manga's hero Maruo and One-Punch Man, but the latest installment just creatively reimagined Jujutsu Kaisen's Cursed Spirits.

In Jujutsu Kaisen, the negative emotions that humans feel leak out of them as cursed energy, the amalgamation of which will eventually manifest as a cursed spirit such as the major antagonist Mahito. Ayashimon's version of this phenomenon is not as inherently evil as Cursed Spirits. The eponymous yokai in Shonen Jump's newer series already exist before their proprietary phenomenon transpires. Instead, they leverage the emotions that humans give to money through charity and greed, for example, as a vessel to manifest in the physical world as revealed in chapter 4 of Ayashimon by mangaka Yūji Kaku.

Related: Chainsaw Man Creator Gives Update on Part 2 of Manga

As of now, not much is known about how the method in which these vessels are created affects the yokai that reside inside of them. This is especially the case since the main character, Maruo, is a human who doesn't know much about Ayashimon and is only in their realm because he's exceptionally strong and wants to fight opponents who can actually challenge him, just like Saitama in One-Punch Man. It can be assumed, however, that a vessel spawned from greed will cause the parasite to exhibit miserly tendencies. Apparently, Ayashimon have more control over how they come to the physical world as well. Since Cursed Spirits are born from human emotions in Jujutsu Kaisen, they don't exist until enough cursed energy gathers together and coagulates into a physical form. They therefore can't do anything before this phenomenon occurs since they haven't been created yet. Meanwhile, Ayashimon are not only alive even without a vessel, but they can actually contribute to the formation of their vessel even though human emotion serves as the major catalyst.

In chapter 4, a weak yokai named Ten reveals that he joined a yakuza to gather money so he could create a body for himself since the people of his village were beginning to no longer believe in yokai, dooming Ten to disappear into nothingness. Having a physical body would apparently save him from fading away. Although it's unclear how he would get that money imbued with human emotions if he didn't have a physical vessel to interact with humans, the very concept behind this phenomenon is inherently more complex than how Jujutsu Kaisen's Cursed Spirits are born. For example, the yakuza Ten joins to get money so he can survive exploits his unfortunate predicament by making him a slave. This entire dynamic is lost in Jujutsu Kaisen since Cursed Spirits don't exist before their own "vessel" is formed.

The fact that money triggers the creation of vessels in Ayashimon means it's likely that the yokai who enter them are more diverse than Jujutsu Kaisen's Cursed Spirits who are all inherently evil since money doesn't just spawn negative emotions. Of course, this is only the case if the emotions that create vessels actually change the yokai. It's an intriguing spin on the manga Jujutsu Kaisen's Cursed Spirits regardless and hopefully, Ayashimon's One-Punch Man will learn more soon, especially if Shonen Jump decides to ax the series by chapter 19 like the many titles before it.

Next: My Hero Academia's Traitor Reveal Exposes the Series' Biggest Problem

from ScreenRant - Feed

Post a Comment