The highly anticipated face-off between Gojo, the formidable sorcerer, and Sukuna, the King of Curses, was a central highlight right from the beginning of the Jujutsu Kaisen series. In a climactic battle where Gojo made a dramatic sacrifice of Shinjuku to conquer Mahoraga and Sukuna, Chapter 235 of Jujutsu Kaisen left readers with the impression of Gojo’s apparent triumph.
However, the subsequent chapter took a sharp emotional turn, revealing the unforeseen death of Gojo. This unexpected revelation left fans in a state of shock and gave rise to extensive discussions about Akutami’s creative choices. Disheartened fans turned to social media, with a notable number expressing their sorrow and discontent on various platforms, including X/Twitter.
Many of these fans strongly believe that Gojo’s significance in the manga warranted a different outcome. Gojo had played a pivotal and central role in the storyline, and his immense popularity among fans only heightened the emotional impact of his passing. Although character deaths are a common element in manga, Gojo’s demise stood out for its profound impact, mainly due to his crucial role in shaping the narrative.
gojo getting sealed in the anime tomorrow while in the manga he got cut in fucking half… GOJO NATION MASS SUIC!DE IN FRONT OF GEGE’S HOUSE TONIGHT pic.twitter.com/5zakujTOma
— n ✵ (@trigetou) September 20, 2023
#jjk236 gege locked gojo up for 3 years, brought him back for 5 months and then killed him off while he’s getting sealed in the anime for prbly 5 years… he has to be coming back guys RIGHT?! pic.twitter.com/fOsKt0Ro0w
— SAT☆RU HAS WON (MEGUMI COMEBACK 🔜) (@goatoruclitjo) September 20, 2023
— . (@_hoshikirara) September 20, 2023