Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 has been cooking, dishing out episodes that anime fans can’t get enough of. Amidst all the epic battles in Shibuya, there’s one thing that’s got everyone talking — the Sukuna domain expansion gone wrong.

Recall the King of Curses’ ultimate technique back in season one? Brace yourselves because, in the 17th episode of season two, Sukuna decided to add a twist, introducing a culinary surprise called Malevolent Kitchen.

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Now, let’s uncover the origins of this amusing mix-up and see just how fans have embraced this unexpected mistake.

Warning: Major spoilers if you haven’t watched Jujutsu Kaisen season 2.

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Where did the Sukuna domain expansion Malevolent Kitchen come from?

Screenshot taken from X (Twitter) of Sukuna domain expansion from Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 episode 17
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Thunderbolt part two was an episode that left every Jujutsu Kaisen fan on the edge of their seat. Finally, fans witnessed the true extent of the King of Curses’ power as he faced off against Megumi Fushiguro’s strongest shikigami, the Eight-handled Sword Divergent Sila Divine General Mahoraga.

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While Sukuna remained unfazed throughout the battle, he had to resort to his most powerful technique to vanquish Mahoraga, end the Ten Shadows ritual, and save Megumi.

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Sukuna’s domain expansion obliterated Mahoraga before the shikigami could adapt, but what caught fans off guard were the English subtitles labeling the technique as “Malevolent Kitchen” — a significant error on the part of the online streaming platform Crunchyroll.

Crunchyroll has rectified this error at the time of writing, but not before Jujutsu Kaisen fans seized the moment.

Jujutsu Kaisen fans double down on Malevolent Kitchen

A Sukuna Malevolent Kitchen meme from X (Twitter) user reanimatedYT
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While the majority of online fans, oblivious to the error, were enthusiastically applauding the exceptional animation in Sukuna and Mahoraga’s battle, hailing it as the anime episode of the year, a different group of JJK fans who watched the episode on Crunchyroll was busy crafting kitchen memes featuring the body-snatching villain.

A Sukuna Malevolent Kitchen meme from X (Twitter) user _Brave911
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Fans online wasted no time turning Sukuna into celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey. Kitchen memes and GIFs are all over, but one imaginative fan took it up a notch, going as far as drawing over a manga panel to give Sukuna a hilarious makeover with a colossal chef’s hat and an apron.

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Malevolent Kitchen might be a blunder, but the unexpected comedic twist added just the right flavor for fans.

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