Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 221 Release Date, Time, and Spoilers

Come back, Gojo.

by J.R. Waugh
Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 221 Release
Images: MAPPA / Shueisha, Remixed by Attack of the Fanboy

Jujutsu Kaisen is hitting some pretty dark, bleak lows in the series. Megumi Fushiguro’s spirit has been shattered, and his body is dominated by Sukuna. Gojo remains indisposed and unavailable. The remaining heroes are battered and in some cases in no condition to fight. But things don’t appear to be over just yet for Yuji and the gang. In Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 221, we’ll see what appears to be a new plan set in motion as Kenjaku appears to release new rules for the Culling Game.

Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 221 Release Date and Time

Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 221 will release on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST / 11:00 AM EST. This is to line up with the Japanese release on Monday, April 24, 2023, at Midnight JST. This information is confirmed by the Viz Media Jujutsu Kaisen portal as well as the Shonen Jump manga reader app. While the site has an exact release time, it might not drop at exactly 11:00 sharp, so be sure to tap that refresh button a few times.

Related: Jujutsu Kaisen Manga Release Date Schedule 2023: When You Can Expect New Chapters

If you’re excited to see what Yuji’s cooking up, be sure to consult this time zone guide to stay in the loop when the new chapter drops in your region!

Time ZoneRelease Time
Pacific Time (Los Angeles, Vancouver)8:00 AM PST
Central Time (Chicago, Regina)10:00 AM CST
Eastern Time (New York, Toronto)11:00 AM ET
Atlantic Time (Halifax, Fredericton)12:00 PM AST
Brazil (Brasília Time)12:00 PM BST
UK and Ireland4:00 PM GMT
Europe5:00 PM CEST
Moscow6:00 PM MSK
India8:30 PM IST
Vietnam and Thailand10:00 PM ICT
Philippines11:00 PM PHT

While the last few chapters saw Sukuna dig his heels in further, this might finally be some focus given back to the heroes as they hatch a plan to fight back.

JJK Chapter 220 Spoilers and What to Expect in Chapter 221: To Win, We Just Need to Defeat Kenjaku and Sukuna

Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 220 shows Kenjaku going into a new phase with the Culling Game, forcing glitches into the rules while adding his own. The result becomes more of a deadly battle royale than before, without hopes of intervention. He plans to leave only Megumi Fushiguro, possessed by Sukuna, and Suguro Geto, possessed by himself, as survivors.

On the other hand, this new rule makes it oddly less worrisome on the other side. There are fewer causes for concern about complications during the event. But taking down Sukuna and Kenjaku is going to be a monumentally difficult task. Hana Kurusu, despite surviving to this point, is in no condition to fight but is the only chance to bring back Gojo. This seems to be the play everybody wants to see happen, but there is also hope that Megumi finds some relief.

Image: Crunchyroll

Meanwhile, Yuji finds himself more motivated to defeat Sukuna and protect Megumi and is given secret Soul Research records that could be key to doing so. He recognizes how dire the situation is, however, and internally pleads for Gojo to make his return. We can only hope that this occurs in the next chapter and that the resources and people gathered are enough for the task.

- This article was updated on April 16th, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a content creator with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. also manages his local movie theater.