Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2: 12 major deaths in both arcs explained
Unlike the bright and cheerful themes in the first episode, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 gets darker and more intense as the story progresses. Here are some major character deaths in season 2.
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 has made its Shibuya debut after concluding Gojo’s Past arc. The first episode may be delightful to watch, but the series is known as Dark Shonen for a reason.
The brutal realities of Jujutsu sorcery become more obvious with each successive arc. Although Jujutsu Kaisen has a terrific sense of humor and intriguing characters, it also has its share of casualties and heartbreaking moments.
Unlike the first season, fans will witness more deaths than ever in the ongoing season. Gege Akutami, the manga creator, does not shy away from killing off characters, even if they are fan favorites. Delve deeper to find out more about the major deaths in both arcs.
1. Riko Amanai
Riko Amanai, the Star Plasma Vessel, was destined to merge with Master Tengen and stop their aging process. This type of sacrifice is necessary to maintain the balance of the world. However, there are many who don’t want Tengen to be “tainted” by merging with an ordinary human.
Gojo and Geto protected her from various curse users but couldn’t save her from Toji Fushiguro. Toji was hired as an assassin by the Time Vessel Association and carried out his mission rather swiftly. One gunshot was all it took to kill the young girl. Riko’s death impacted Gojo and Geto in various ways since their “happy” high school life ended.
2. Misato Kuroi
Misato Kuroi is a minor character in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2. She was a non-combatant sorcerer, but she’s had her fair share of fights while taking of Riko, a powerless child with a massive bounty on her head. Toji asked Shiu Kong to kill Misato, but the latter took her away instead.
Therefore, when Geto asked about Misato’s whereabouts, Toji half-heartedly replied that she might be dead. That was the last time the series revealed anything about her, so her status remained unknown. However, Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 236 confirmed her death along with one more fan-favorite character.
3. Toji Fushiguro
Toji will battle against both Gojo and Geto. While he defeats Gojo in their first round and kills Riko, he will face Geto moments later. Even the special-grade Sorcerer Geto loses horribly against the assassin who has no cursed energy. After that, Gojo uses Reversed Cursed Energy on himself and becomes delirious after overusing his Limitless and Six Eyes.
The battle doesn’t last long as Gojo unleashes all his power against Toji. Finally, he destroys half of Toji’s torso with his Hollow Purple Technique. In his last moments, Toji reveals that his son Megumi will be sold to the Zenin Clan and that Gojo can do as he pleases. Though he didn’t outright say it, Toji was requesting Gojo to save his son, to which the latter complied.
4. Yu Haibara
Yu Haibara was Nanami’s classmate and one of the many characters in Jujutsu Kaisen who got an off-screen death. He died on a mission he took with Nanami. They were assigned to deal with a Grade 2 curse, which should’ve been an easy task for them.
However, due to the higher-ups’ negligence, there was a miscommunication about the real abilities of the curse. It was a deity of that area, meaning it was strong enough to be a Grade 1. Nanami may be one of the strongest sorcerers in the series now, but at that time, he didn’t have the skills required to deal with a Grade 1. And YHaibara was even weaker than him. Therefore, Haibara died in the battle, leaving Nanami with plenty of regret.
5. Kokichi Muta (Mechamaru)
One of the most surprising character deaths in Jujutsu Kaisen was of Kokichi Muta, as he was revealed to be a traitor, turning Gojo’s worst nightmare into reality. Because of his Heavenly Restricted Body, Muta was born with massive cursed energy but a weak body without his legs and one of his arms. Desperate to live like a normal human being, he made a Binding Vow with Mahito’s group.
The conditions were that Muta would provide them intel regarding the Jujutsu schools in exchange for Mahito’s Idle Transfiguration that could reshape his body. In the end, Muta did gain a healthy body but soon had to fight Mahito. The battle ended with Muta’s death, who was no match against the monstrous curse.
Hanami is another special-grade curse. During its attack on the Jujutsu Tech High School, it was hit by Gojo’s Hollow Purple while escaping. The curse barely managed to survive back then but again crossed paths with Gojo in the Shibuya Incident Arc.
The outcome of the battle isn’t difficult to guess if one of the combatants is the strongest sorcerer alive. Gojo alone fights against Hanami and Jogo. While Jogo manages to slip from his grasp, Gojo exorcises Hanami. Among the many character deaths in Jujutsu Kaisen, Hanami’s was rather swift and easy to predict.
Dagon was already much earlier in the series but matured only in the Shibuya Incident arc after eating countless humans. As soon as he gained enough strength, he trapped the sorcerers inside his Domain Expansion. Nanami, Naobito, and Maki joined forces but were still no match for Dagon’s overwhelming strength.
Even Megumi entered the domain using his Chimera Shadow Garden, but his strength wasn’t enough. When all hope seems lost, Toji enters the domain and kills the curse simply by being guided by instinct. Dagon completely disregarded Toji, a person with no cursed energy, and paid the price for it.
8. Naobito Zenin
Naobito was the Zenin Clan who was fighting in the Shibuya Incident arc. He was on the frontlines and fought valiantly during the Incident. Naobito, Nanami, Maki, and Megumi all challenged the special grade curse Dagon but still couldn’t win.
In the end, Toji enters the curse’s Domain and easily kills him. After the Domain closes, Jogo arrives there and discovers that his ally has died. In a fit of anger, Jogo burns Maki, Naobito, and Nanami before leaving to check Yuji’s condition. Although Maki and Nanami survive the attack, Naobito dies from it.
Losing terribly against Gojo didn’t put a dent in Jogo’s pride and arrogance. He always believed things would go his way and paid the price for it. Among the various deaths in Jujutsu Kaisen, perhaps the most satisfying one is Jogo’s demise since he committed so many atrocious deeds.
Jogo forcefully feeds Yuji ten of Sukuna’s fingers, giving the boy a total power of 15 fingers. As one might expect, even Yuji couldn’t handle the sudden outburst of power, and the King of Curses ended up taking over the boy’s body. Luckily, the first thing Sukuna does is deal with Jogo, who simply happens to annoy him.
10. Nanami Kento
The most unexpected death in the Shibuya Incident arc of Jujutsu Kaisen is Nanami Kento’s. He is one of the strongest sorcerers, having the rank of Grade 1. Nanami encounters plenty of humans mutated by Mahito. Even though he has been gravely injured by then, he worries about Megumi, Maki, and Naobito.
Having already reached his limit, Nanami encounters his fated rival, Mahito. During his final moments, he reminisces about Yu Haibara, his late friend, and sees Yuji, who resembles the former. Nanami entrusts the future to Yuji by saying, “You’ve got it from here,” before Mahito destroys his upper body in an instant.
11. Nobara Kugisaki (unconfirmed)
At this point, Nobara’s death in Jujutsu Kaisen is almost like an unspoken truth. The manga has yet to feature her, even after more than three years. As part of the main trio, Nobara is a central character in the series. She’s not as strong as Yuji and Megumi, but despite that, she doesn’t run away from the fight when given the chance.
She puts up a good fight against Mahito as she’s his natural enemy. However, the curse’s sneak attack catches everyone off-guard. Nobara touches her face, just like in the visual of the Shibuya arc opening, before realizing she’s done for. Her status is officially unknown, but all hints point toward her tragic demise.
There’s no denying that Mahito’s end has to be the most satisfying death in Jujutsu Kaisen. After all, he is responsible for killing thousands of people and a lot of fan-favorite characters. As the Shibuya Incident arc in Jujutsu Kaisen nears its end, Mahito and Yuji have a heated battle, with Todo suddenly appearing to support his friend.
After seeing thousands of people die because of Sukuna just because he couldn’t hold him in, Yuji completely broke down due to the guilt. Things got even worse when he saw Nanami and Nobara die in front of him. He pulls through with Todo’s help and defeats Mahito. However, before Yuji could kill the curse, Kenjaku used Geto’s ability to absorb him.
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