Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 257 release date & spoilers: Yuji’s identity revealed

Tulisha srivastava
An image of Yuji and Sukuna from the shonen series Jujutsu Kaisen

Jujutsu Kaisen finally reveals the connection between Sukuna and Yuji, and it’s insane — so here’s the release date and major spoilers for Chapter 257.

The battle against the strongest in Jujutsu Kaisen is nearing its end as almost all the characters have fought and been defeated by the King of Curses. In the latest chapter, Yuji takes center stage as the manga hints about his awakening.

The chapter confirms his awakening as he unleashes a ridiculously powerful Black Flash against Sukuna. Maki and Choso also return to the battlefield but are severely injured this time. On the other hand, Larue survives Sukuna’s Black Flash and uses his technique to grab Sukuna’s heart.

This gives Yuji the opportunity to attack Sukuna with full force. Yuji has also surpassed Gojo in at least one aspect, and that’s the number of times they’ve used Black Flash. As of Chapter 256, Yuji has used Black Flash a total of ten times, setting a new record. However, the manga ends on a major cliffhanger before going on a brief hiatus. Chapter 257 returns after a one-week break, revealing the shocking connection between the protagonist and the King of Curses.

Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 257 release date and time

Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 257 will be released on April 21 at 7am PT. You can find your time zone below:

  • 11:00am Eastern Time
  • 4:00pm British Time
  • 5:00pm European Time
  • 8:30pm Indian Time
  • 11:00pm Philippine Time

Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 257 spoilers

Jujutsu Kaisen Black Flash

Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 257 begins with a shocking revelation about Yuji’s origin. In a brief flashback, we see Uraume asking about Yuji. They say that something about Yuji feels similar to Sukuna. Sukuna explains that he ate his twin inside the womb when he was hungry.

His twin’s soul was later reincarnated as Jin Itadori, which explains why Kenjaku gave birth to Jin’s son, Yuji. This technically makes Sukuna Yuji’s uncle Uraume feel those similarities. Kenjaku even prepared Yuji as a vessel by sealing his finger inside him.

However, after finding out the truth, Uraume realizes that Yuji has the same potential as Sukuna. The chapter then switches back to the fight, and the entire time, Yuji uses continuous Black Flashes to hit Sukuna.

Moreover, we also found out that apart from using the Blood Manipulation Technique, Yuji can also use Sukuna’s technique, “Mizushi.” However, there are slight differences in the way those two use Mizushi, considering the era and the sorcerer using it.

However, the villain still calls Yuji a fool after realizing that the output is low since he’s only just learned Mizushi. JJK also reveals the conversation between Gojo and Ino from Chapter 222. Apparently, Ino is asking permission to use Nanami’s cursed tool, but Gojo doesn’t think he needs to ask.

Gojo knows how much Nanami trusted Ino, and everyone else agrees that Ino should use it. In the present, he returns to the battlefield and uses a new technique called “Dragon.” Yuji still attacks Sukuna, and the chapter ends with him landing a punch on Sukuna’s back. The editor’s comment hypes up the protagonist as someone equal to the King of Curses

For more from Jujutsu Kaisen, you can check out the list of all Jujutsu Kaisen character deaths and the best anime like Jujutsu Kaisen.

Related Topics

About The Author

Tulisha is an anime writer at Dexerto. In the past, she has worked for Comic Book Resources. She is most knowledgeable about Shonen series, particularly One Piece and Jujutsu Kaisen. You can contact her at tulisha.srivastava@dexerto.com