Earlier versions of Shonen Jump’s Ayashimon unmistakably associate the new manga’s hero Maruo and One-Punch Man. However,screenrant.com reports that Ayashimon’s version of One-Punch Man revealed that yokai could enter the physical world much like how Cursed Spirits are born in Jujutsu Kaisen. Therefore, the latest iteration has creatively reimagined Jujutsu Kaisen’s Cursed Spirits.
There is a marked difference between Jujutsu Kaisen and Ayashimon’s version. While in the former, the darker themes and negative emotions ooze out in the form of cursed energy, which finally manifests as a cursed spirit such as the major antagonist Mahito. However, the evil in Ayashimon’s version is more with shades of grey and completely dark. It is poignantly revealed in chapter 4 of Ayashimon by mangaka Yūji Kaku where human emotions are manipulated by charity and greed.
A lot of ambiguity about how these vessels are created
There is a lot of ambiguity, and there is scarce information about how these vessels are created and their effects on the yokai inside them. A fair degree of ambiguity also surrounds the persona of Maruo, who is a human but does not know much about Ayashimon. However, he is also very noble and picks opponents who can challenge him, just like Saitama in One-Punch Man.
Ayashimon is the One-Punch Man
On the other side, a vessel created from greed will exhibit a parasite’s characteristics with satanic tendencies. Ayashimon has better control since their presence is in the physical world. However, the cursed spirits are born of human emotions as personified by Jujutsu Kaisen. However, they will not gain physical form unless enough cursed spirit accumulates.
In the fourth week, a weak yokai named Ten appears; his goal is to collect enough wealth to create a human body. Unfortunately, most of the residents of his village no longer believe in yokai, and he is in real danger of fading out. Having a body will save him from just dissipating away.