Jujutsu Kaisen Author Reveals That Mahoraga Was Always Going To Be Involved In Gojo’s Death!

This seemed to be the most convincing way for Gege Akutami

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During a recent interview, the author of the Jujutsu Kaisen Manga, Gege Akutami answered numerous questions related to the series. One such question was about Mahoraga and its involvement in the death of Gojo Satoru. 

The question was: “Was there any incentive for revealing the existence of Mahoraga, the trump card of Fushiguro’s Ten Shadows Technique?” 

A: I thought that if I should show real proof for Sukuna’s interest towards Fushiguro, then it’d have to be in Shibuya. By this point, I was already discussing the more final points (this and this and this) of how Sukuna would defeat Gojo. Since I had already decided that Sukuna would take over Fushiguro’s body”. 

From Gege’s words, it is evident that he wanted Mahoraga to be a part of Gojo’s death. To him, using Sukuna’s interest in the cursed technique to include Mahoraga in the fight seemed to be the most convenient and sensible path.

This does leave room for discussion about Sukuna though, as it also implies that Gege Akutami thought of other possibilities where Sukuna might have defeated Gojo without Fushiguro!

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.

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