Jujutsu Kaisen fans shocked by Gege Akutami’s real-life story

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Jujutsu Kaisen fans find the real-life backstory of creator Gege Akutami to be quite shocking – so here’s what you need to know.

Even among the dark fantasy series, Jujutsu Kaisen has its fair share of tragedies. The series is popular not only for its incredible story and iconic characters but also for the insane number of deaths. Creator Gege Akutami might even be used to fans’ bashing as their favorite characters die one after another.

The series created quite a lot of controversy in 2023 with the anime season and manga’s battle of the strongest. The anime aired its second season in 2023 and has confirmed its third season, which has yet to get a release date.

Regardless of how much hate the creator gets, the series still remains one of the most popular in this era. As the manga is currently in its final stretch, Jujutsu Kaisen characters are fighting against the main villains. Delve deeper to find out how Jujutsu Kaisen fans are reacting to Gege Akutami’s real-life backstory.

Jujutsu Kaisen creator Gege Akutami’s backstory

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February 26 is Gege Akutami’s birthday. While wishing the mangaka on his birthday, JJK leaker also shared Gege’s story: “As a child, Akutami habitually fibbed, filched food, broke things, and blamed the dog. Thus, when Akutami came home after actually getting hit by a car, no one believed him.

“In 1999, Akutami was a champion in a death game that involved taking turns rubbing medication used for treating insect bites on one’s nether regions, for which he attracted a lot of attention and had to disappear for a while.”

Naturally, fans are losing it in the comments in a hilarious way. One fan commented: “Gege’s villain era started because of a dog?!”

“I always knew he was a couple donuts short of a dozen,” shared another.

One comment said: “The driver who hit Gege was a time traveler who read JJK.”

Another comment said: “So, just like in Jujutsu Society, you have to be a little crazy to be a sorcerer and fit in. Gege is like that in real life.”

Apart from the mangaka’s age and pen name, everything about him remains a mystery. Like most mangaka, Gege Akutami stays away from the public eye to protect his privacy, so much so that fans don’t even know his real name. Hence, the information about Gege’s hilarious backstory is surely interesting to Jujutsu Kaisen fans.

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