Does Gojo Die in Jujutsu Kaisen?

Does our inviolable hero meet with a slice of reality?

by Gabriel Rodrigues , J.R. Waugh
Satoru Gojo Jujutsu Kaisen using his power
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Due to his carefree personality and being extremely powerful, Satoru Gojo is a fan-favorite in Jujutsu Kaisen. He is considered the strongest sorcerer in the world and works as a teacher at Tokyo Jujutsu High, training the new generation of sorcerers, including Yuji Itadori, the protagonist. During the Shibuya Incident Arc, going to be adapted in the second season of the anime, Gojo is attacked by multiple curses. After that, many fans keep asking one question: Does Gojo die in Jujutsu Kaisen? Let’s find out!

Is Gojo Dead in Jujutsu Kaisen?

As of Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 236, Satoru Gojo is dead, and in a pretty gristly manner. In the Shinjuku Showdown Arc, despite the pendulum swinging back and forth over who would be the one to win, Gojo has victory snapped away from him after Sukuna adapts to his inviolability. After the Shibuya Incident Arc, fans thought the worst that would happen was that he got sealed. But in Chapter 236, the term “slice of reality” took on a whole new meaning.

Image: Gege Akutami / Shueisha / VIZ Media

The Shibuya Arc was pretty dark and violent, with many characters dying or getting close to death. In fact, there are some pretty shocking moments for high-profile characters, but Gojo’s fate was relatively tame. When he got unsealed during the Culling Game, things were looking up, which was especially important considering the recent deaths or losses of other key sorcerers.

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With Megumi Fushiguro’s body possessed by Sukuna, and his sister being dead, breaking his last forms of resistance, morale is at a low point for our heroes.

Will Gojo Stay Dead?

That’s another question entirely. Death in comic books and manga is seen almost more as a status ailment rather than an irreversible fate, but it’s difficult to see this being the case this time. Gojo was given a pretty emotional sendoff, and even Sukuna honored him in his death, fitting of the Honored One. But as the series isn’t over, you never know.

- This article was updated on September 26th, 2023

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Gabriel Rodrigues has been writing about everything entertainment related since January 2022. Now he is probably reading manga or pretending not to be really scared by a horror movie.