Why Does Gojo Cover His Eyes in Jujutsu Kaisen? Explained

Is it a fashion choice, or is there a deeper meaning to it?

by Franklin Bellone Borges
Image: Gege Akutami and Shueisha, remix by Attack of the Fanboy

Satoru Gojo is arguably the series’ most popular character as well as the indisputable powerhouse in Jujutsu Kaisen. But what reason would the world’s strongest sorcerer have to keep his eyes covered? Is it simply a fashion choice like Kakashi’s mask in Naruto or is there a deeper meaning to it? Here’s the reason why Gojo covers his eyes in Jujutsu Kaisen.

Why Does Gojo Cover His Eyes in Jujutsu Kaisen? Explained

Gojo’s need to cover his eyes is directly related to his Six Eyes ability, which allows him to perceive cursed energy and the world at an unimaginable level. According to the series’ creator Gege Akutami in the first Jujutsu Kaisen Fanbook, the use of both his blindfold and his pitch-black glasses allows Gojo to go by his day normally, without the need to tire himself through the use of his enhanced perception.

Even with his eyes covered, Akutami revealed that Gojo’s perception of cursed energy is so advanced that he is able to identify both living beings and objects through the way the particles manifest around or within them.

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In the end, it is safe to say that the act of covering his eyes may be seen as Gojo choosing utility over the bothersome, constant use of the Reverse Cursed Technique proprieties. In order to remain fine and focused, covering Gojo’s eyes prevents overtiring his brain.

For those who wish to stay on par with everything Jujutsu Kaisen, you can currently read the series’ officially through both Viz Media’s official site as well as through Manga Plus (for those outside of the US). The second season of the manga’s anime adaptation is set to premiere on July 2023.

- This article was updated on March 28th, 2023

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Franklin is a writer and journalist. A video game fanatic with more than 3 years of experience, his work can also be seen on sites such as The Click, Games Atlas, and Try Hard Guides. When not writing, he is most likely making his wallet cry while playing Gacha Games or trying to stay composed as we get closer to the release of Final Fantasy XVI.