Kudos to me watching an anime relatively within the time it comes out for once. Yee~ Anyway, this might be long or short, uh, depends on how I go about this. Nevertheless, let's break it down.
Alright, so the story isn't original. Literally from episode one, all I could think about was Blue Exorcist (another anime I'm currently obsessed with), and based on the recommendations, Bleach as well. Both deal with demons and an exorcist type of deal to an extent... (Blue Exorcist quite literally.) However, I like the approach it has. I feel many are quick to knock an anime/manga simply because it reminds people of another. Personally, that's close-minded thinking and if you're the type to do this, you should think more openly. It's not necessarily the idea that has to be original, but the execution. I don't care how similar of an overall idea Jujutsu Kaisen is to other anime, I find it charming. The characters are likable, regardless of the two schools. Even if the pacing is a little slow to fit the season, they take their time building characters properly instead of leaving them to be just blank side characters. Honestly, if they didn't care that much about the plot and world-building, they would have had Itadori consume all of the fingers if not most within one season. I feel like there's a lot to be determined yet, but I'm intrigued nonetheless.
Definitely a strong suit in my opinion. I was super into watching more episodes simply because it looked so clean and sleek. The facial expressions and body movements are great and really focus on helping the viewer visualize the intensity of all those hits. I find the character designs nice as well, even the more extreme ones. Also, they're super good at drawing the deformed humans/monsters. Double kudos.
The voice acting was great. I don't think I ever had an issue with it. I also equally love the music. Not much to say here.
Okay, so there are quite a few characters thrown at you so I'll only really be addressing the ones that stood out the most i.m.o. (aka had the most background deep dives)
Speaking of funny things regarding characters, I LOVE Toudou. Like genuinely so much. He's honestly an asshat to Fushigoro but his friendship arc with Ita was super nice. Also, a lot of comedic scenes came out of that which was equally as amusing. I couldn't help but constantly film funny scenes I saw from the anime with my phone to show to friends. 10/10. Super sad that some good side characters died like Yoshino. I know it had to happen to get that rage moment but man, they always kill the good ones-- funfact i find mai to be a horrible sister despite her backstory, yes.
In short, if you enjoy demons and anime plots similar to Bleach/Blue Exorcist, then you'll probably like this. I.m.o, the pacing is worth the wait.