Jujutsu Kaisen has come to be one of the most beloved among otaku. And not just because of the captivating plot and eye-popping fights. The story is full of unexpected twists and turns and more than once fans have been surprised by the death of someone they thought was untouchable at first sight.
With this in mind, we decided to make a list of the ten most shocking moments in Jujutsu Kaisen, from the least impactful to the most unbelievable. Of course, taking into account the events so far, since we never know who will be the next to be surprised by a brutal death and the work is still being published.
Toji Fushiguro being used as a pawn
Although not exactly a death, the situation with Toji Fushiguro was quite a plot twist and proved to be one of Jujutsu Kaisen's most shocking moments. The character was introduced as a minor villain, but over time the plot showed that the hole was much deeper.
Toji was actually used as a pawn in a larger plan and became something of a zombie after the Shibuya arc, programmed to murder anyone who got in his way. One of those people who almost went down in a confrontation with him turned out to be his own son, Megumi. Scary, isn't it?
The Death of Masamichi Yaga
The Shibuya Incident arc was one of Jujutsu Kaisen's most shocking moments. When Masamichi Yaga was executed, taking the blame for the whole disaster, many fans were impressed.
Bringing much more density to the anime's plot, Yaga's execution was consummated by Gakuganji's hands and his body later seen by Panda, already lifeless. As the character was one of the pillars of the Jujutsu College, this moment, as well as being shocking, can also be considered very sad.
The False Alliance between Kenjaku and Mahito
The moment that took everyone by surprise, including Mahito himself. While the villain believed in his alliance with Kenjaku, he ended up being betrayed as he sought help in what became one of Jujutsu Kaisen's most shocking moments.
The alliance that existed between them was nothing more than a facade and, when Mahito no longer proved useful to Kenjaku, the master manipulator absorbed him without a second thought. The friendship that Mahito believed existed between them never existed.
Sukuna kills Tsumiki
When it comes to starring in Jujutsu Kaisen's most shocking moments, Sukuna certainly reigns supreme. This time, Tsumiki's death stands out as one of the darkest moments in Jujutsu Kaisen.
On this occasion, Sukuna had the opportunity to take possession of Megumi's body and ended up doing some real damage. The villain used the boy's combat techniques to brutally murder Tsumiki, his own sister. A trauma that Megumi will carry with her for the rest of her life.
But if you think that only the villains have blood on their hands in anime, you're sorely mistaken. When Megumi Fushiguro decided to show why he always said he was no hero, the boy created a scene worthy of entering the list of Jujutsu Kaisen's most shocking moments.
When confronting Kenjaku in his Culling Game, the boy was ambushed and it was kill or be killed. Looking out for his own survival, he took Chizuru Hari's life in a very brutal way, leaving fans very perplexed.
The Curse of Rika
Although there is a death involved in this case, which is one of the most shocking moments in Jujutsu Kaisen, the astonishment came well after the character herself had died. Rika was the childhood friend of Yuta, the protagonist of Jujutsu Kaisen 0. She returned from the dead as a spirit and went on to protect Yuta and serve him as a source of power.
For a long time, Yuta believed that the reason Rika had stayed with him even after she died was because of love. However, Gojo Satoru carried out an investigation which proved that it was for a very different reason. In fact, Yuta had accidentally summoned Rika in the form of a curse and learning that he was responsible for keeping her that way came as a shock to both the boy and the viewers.
The death of Yuji Itadori
Very few shounen anime have the audacity to kill off their protagonists, especially at the beginning of the plot. However, the author of the work proved that his story was going to innovate and generated one of the first events that became one of Jujutsu Kaisen's most shocking moments.
In the very first chapters Sukuna confronts Gojo Satoru while in possession of Itadori's body and in a surprising move rips out his heart and takes his life. Of course, the boy returned later, making a deal with Sukuna, but at the time it happened, many people were taken by surprise. This was also one of the darkest moments in Jujutsu Kaisen, not just one of the most shocking.
The death of Nanami Kento
Nanami is one of the most beloved characters among fans of the series and his death couldn't be left out of the most shocking moments of Jujutsu Kaisen. The sorcerer had been burned by Jogo, but fans still hoped that he would recover.
However, he came across Mahito and the villain showed no mercy in murdering him. Yuji witnessed the case and the whole situation touched him deeply. But that was only the beginning of the brutal killings the boy would witness from then on.
Nobara Kugisaki's death
Nobara was part of the trio trained by Gojo and was very close to Yuji. No one imagined that the author would have the courage to kill her, but he did. It was in the midst of an ambush set up by Mahito that she died one of the most shocking deaths in Jujutsu Kaisen.
This occurred during the Shibuya Incident arc. Many fans even question Nobara's death due to the sheer brutality with which Mahito attacked her. Without a doubt, this was one of the most shocking moments in Jujutsu Kaisen.
The death of Satoru Gojo
But of all the most shocking moments in Jujutsu Kaisen, none caused as much commotion as the recent death of Satoru Gojo in the manga. The character was the leader in popularity among fans and his death indicates that no one, no one at all, is untouchable in the manga's universe.
Gojo was facing Sukuna when this happened. For a moment, it looked like he had triumphed over the King of Curses, but a twist showed that, in the end, it was Satoru who had been brutally defeated, not Gojo. Fans are still trying to process this event to this day, as shocking as it was.
But what about you? Can you think of any other scenes that deserve to be among the most shocking moments of Jujutsu Kaisen? Let us know in the comments! And take the opportunity to check out the 13 strongest cursed techniques from the universe of the work!