Jujutsu Kaisen Just Dropped A Bombshell About Sukuna And Yuji That Sent The Fandom Into A Frenzy!

Gege Akutami cooked HARD while writing this chapter and the fans agree as well! The Yuji STONKS ARE IN AN ALL TIME HIGH GUYS!

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

The spoilers for Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 257 are out and boy, were they HUGE!

Not only did Yuji give us hope to non-Sukuna fans that he’d atleast be alive, but he’s also connected to Sukuna on a more personal level than you think!

The fandom has been theorizing that Sukuna had a twin whom he devoured in his mother’s womb back in the Heian era and some fans thought that twin was Yuji’s soul.

But it turns out that it was his father, Jin Itadori, instead!

That’s right! In a brief flashback in chapter 257, Uraume asks Sukuna about Yuji and his identity, and Sukuna says that Jin Itadori, Yuji’s father, was actually his twin back in the Heian era and ate him in their mother’s womb just to not starve to death.

After that, the twin’s soul went through cycles. And years later, Kenjaku (in Kaori Itadori’s body) humped Jin Itadori, who is the reincarnation of Sukuna’s twin. That process led to the birth of Yuji, who is revealed to be Sukuna’s nephew.

This caused such a commotion on social media, prompting fans to say this was one of the best chapters in Jujutsu Kaisen, period!

And rightfully so, because this chapter answered so many questions fans had for years, even apart from the Twin theory, like how strong Yuji is compared to Sukuna, Gojo, and the others, can Yuji perform techniques that Sukuna has? How well can he use them? And so on.

But this revelation takes the cake, as fans see Yuji in a completely different light.

The foreshadowing of Sukuna having a twin comes from an old Buddhist tale that has another version of Sukuna.

In this story about a pair of twins called Prince Oousu and Prince Takeru, that Sukuna is said to represent. Takeru the younger brother was ordered by his father to teach Oousu some manners when he began acting out.

However, even the King feared Takeru’s bad temperament, and for good reason! Because instead of simply teaching his brother, Takeru ended up killing Oousu.

Similarly, Sukuna killed his twin in order to not starve to death and retain his strength.

People thought Yuji would end up being the twin but Yuji being born as a result of Kenjaku and Sukuna gives all the more reason why the young sorcerer began his journey to search for Sukuna’s fingers in the first place.

I mean, it ain’t an accident that one of them was found in his school.

Gege Akutami cooked HARD while writing this chapter and the fans agree as well! The Yuji STONKS ARE IN AN ALL TIME HIGH GUYS!

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 26 tankōbon volumes as of April 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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