Jujutsu Kaisen Author Officially Confirms Gojo Satoru’s Deceased Status In An Exhibition Portrait

Well, well, well, does this put a damper on all “Gojo is coming back” theories isn’t it?

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Warning: The following article contains major spoilers from the Jujutsu Kaisen manga. Read ahead at your own discretion!

Well, well, well, does this put a damper on all “Gojo is coming back” theories?

The notorious author of Jujutsu Kaisen, Gege Akutami, finally confirms that Gojo Satoru is actually dead and he won’t be coming back, as the following cover for Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 26, is actually a “FUNERAL PORTRAIT” of Gojo Satoru, as confirmed by the author himself.


(Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 26)

A visitor at a recent JJK exhibition saw this cover art as a portrait and in the description, it was basically stated that the cover was meant to be Gojo Satoru’s Funeral Portrait.

Translation for the above Tweet, goes as follows:

“The original illustration of Gojo for the popularity poll was amazing with its fresh fashion 😭💜
The cover of volume 26 was really meant to be a funeral portrait 🥲

The answer was, “I was planning on using camellia but I lost so it’s camellia.”
The language of pink camellia flowers → Eternal love and honesty Thank you so much, Akutami Sensei.”

The red camellias depicted on the cover suggest an inevitable conclusion to Gojo Satoru’s demise. In Japanese culture, these flowers symbolize ‘nobility’ among samurai and are commonly linked with themes of mortality or death.

In Jujutsu Kaisen manga, Gojo was killed while fighting Sukuna in the battle of the Strongest and now, his students are carrying his will in order to defeat the King of Curses.

About Jujutsu Kaisen:

Jujutsu Kaisen is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Gege Akutami.

It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine, Weekly Shōnen Jump, since March 2018, with its chapters collected and published in 27 tankōbon volumes as of July 2024.

Studio MAPPA brought the world of JJK into anime by airing 24 episodes of season 1 from October 2020 to March 2021 and a second season that premiered in July 2023. A sequel covering the “Culling Game” arc has been announced.

Crunchyroll describes the overall plot of Jujutsu Kaisen as:

Yuji Itadori is a boy with tremendous physical strength, though he lives a completely ordinary high school life.

One day, to save a classmate who has been attacked by curses, he eats the finger of Ryomen Sukuna, taking the curse into his own soul.

From then on, he shares one body with Ryomen Sukuna.

Guided by the most powerful of sorcerers, Satoru Gojo, Itadori is admitted to Tokyo Jujutsu High School, an organization that fights the curses… and thus begins the heroic tale of a boy who became a curse to exorcise a curse, a life from which he could never turn back.

Source: Twitter