Does the term ‘Domain Expansion’ mean anything to you? It might if you are a fan of Jujutsu Kaisen, a manga series from artist Gege Akutami, that has since become one of the best-selling series of all time! From the original manga’s start in March 2018, Jujutsu Kaisen has grown to include several novels and a recent 24-episode anime adaptation. This article will give you a rundown on Jujutsu Kaisen’s world of Curses and sorcerers!
Jujutsu Kaisen Story Overview
Curses and Cursed Energy are two concepts central to the world of Jujutsu Kaisen. Curses are beings formed through the accumulated negative emotions of human beings. They are highly dangerous, and can easily kill people. However, the best method for fighting back against these Curses is the very same power of the Cursed Energy that forms them. The people who can use this magic power to fight against the magic spirit are those known as ‘Jujutsu Sorcerers’. The protagonists of the Jujutsu Kaisen story are high school-aged sorcerers enrolled at Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School. Their daily lives are not like those of ordinary people, from their respective family backgrounds and experiences to the enemies they have encountered. Even their academic life at school can be a deadly affair.
Why Is Jujutsu Kaisen So Popular?
There are high stakes behind every battle in the story and the actions of the protagonists, and there is a lot of deeper meaning buried in the story, which has piqued the interest of many readers. Although the plot is fairly straightforward, there are also plenty of more relaxed and humorous scenes. This interplay in the story between action and humor is believed to be one of the reasons why Jujutsu Kaisen is popular with readers.
5 Main Characters From Jujutsu Kaisen
Next, let’s take a brief look at some of the protagonists studying in Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School that we described earlier! However, this ‘main character’ list also include some characters who are not students of the school. Who are these characters? Read on to find out!
The main protagonist of Jujutsu Kaisen. A first-year student with a optimistic personality, and extraordinary physical abilities. For example, a he can break a wall with his fist, run at supersonic speeds or climb to high places with his bare hands. After swallowing the finger of cursed spirit Ryomen Sukuna, he became its vessel and soon afterwards joined the Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School. He is very open-minded about his own life, and would be willing to sacrifice himself to save the lives of others.
A classmate of Yuji’s at Tokyo Jujutsu High who is another main character. A young man with the blood of the prestigious Zenin Family, Megumi is considered to have great potential. He is calm and composed, always acting cautiously. He believes that the world is unfair, and that as a result kind people should be given more chances to survive. Rather than relying on giving his own life to win, he believes more in giving his own life in exchange for victory for a companion.
She is a first-year student like Yuji Itadori. Because she yearned for city life in Tokyo and hated the countryside, she came to attend Tokyo Jujutsu High by herself. She has a hearty personality, but a very poisonous tongue. Although she will do rough things when displeased, she also has a gentle and kind side to her personality.
The teacher of Itadori and the other first-year students. This ‘Special Grade’ sorcerer, who hides his eyes with bandages or sunglasses, is seen as one of the strongest sorcerers by both himself and everyone else in the jujutsu world. He has a frivolous personality, and can become quite arrogant in battle when trying to prove his dominance. He places great importance in teaching his students.
This super-powerful cursed spirit that resides in the body of Yuji, also known as the ‘King of Curses’. He was known as an ‘Imaginary Demon’ 1,000 years ago, but was actually a human sorcerer, described as having had four arms and two faces.
Jujutsu Kaisen is a series that is suitable for manga readers who want to see new trends in the shonen genre, or simply the current top series. If you are interested, buy an issue and see how fast you can get hooked!