Choso, first introduced during the Origin Obedience Arc wasn’t someone people believed would be an important part of the manga, especially considering the quick deaths of his brothers Eso and Kechizu.
However, after Itadori and Choso engaged in a death battle, the ending of the fight left fans confused and intrigued.
Since then, fans have become fans of Choso, who constantly sees himself as Itadori’s elder brother, just like Aoi Todo, another fan favorite.
Since the two characters went through something so similar, there were many theories around the topic too, mentioning that Itadori’s Cursed Technique was memory manipulation!
Soon after, author Gege Akutami stated that this wasn’t the case, and as the story progressed, things became even more complicated!
In this article, we’ll take a look at the relationship between Yuji and Choso!
Jujutsu Kaisen: Are Yuji And Choso Brothers?
The short answer is yes, Itadori and Choso are brothers, or step-brothers.
Just before Choso could land the final blow to avenge the death of his brothers, he saw a memory, a false memory of him, Itadori, Eso, and Kechizu enjoying a family lunch in a beautiful place.
The man who killed his brothers was sitting on the same table as the Death Paintings, and even shared a brotherly bond with them.
This shocked Choso, who screamed repeatedly, finding these memories to be shocking and even disturbing.
Later, we can see him question who Yuji is, and who he is, as he tries to figure out what is going on with him.
In chapter 134 of the manga, Choso could sense Nortioshi Kamo’s presence in Geto, who is supposed to be his father.
Next, in chapter 135 of the manga, things take an even further turn, as we get to know about one of Choso’s abilities. He can sense the transformation of his brothers irrespective of the distance.
And, he could sense Yuji’s death! Knowing himself well, Choso knew from this moment that Yuji was truly his brother.
How Are Yuji And Choso Brothers In Jujutsu Kaisen?
In chapter 139 of the manga, Choso tells Yuji that his father must have had stitches on his head, and before Yuji can reply, they’re interrupted by Naoya Zenin.
Later, in chapter 143 of the manga, Yuji sees a dream, where his father, Jin, is talking to his grandfather, who warns him that the woman he’s with will lead him to death.
Jin replies that he shouldn’t say such things in front of the infant Yuji, as babies tend to remember more than what people believe.
That’s when we see Itadori’s mother, who has the stitch marks on her head!
This means that Noritoshi Kamo, or whoever was possessing him, was actually possessing Itadori’s biological mother as well!
Hence, the brain, known as Kenjaku, created the Death Paintings (Choso and his brothers) as Noritoshi Kamo. But, he considered them to be failures, and to create something better, he took over the body of the biological mother, and gave birth to Itadori, the perfect vessel for Sukuna.
Hence, Yuji and Choso are related by blood, and share a parent, making them step-brothers!