Get To Know The Characters in Jujutsu Kaisen

by Melanie Totenberg

 Anime-lovers will know the colorful cast of characters of the popular anime show adapted from the shonen manga series. For those who aren’t in the know, we’ll introduce you to some of the top, as in most beloved, cast members. But before we do, we will brief you on the basic plot of the show and why it has enjoyed so much success.

Get To Know The Characters in Jujutsu Kaisen!

Jujutsu Kaisen takes place in a world where cursed spirits feed off of unsuspecting humans and a special school where students can learn how to exorcise these curses. Fragments of the legendary cursed spirit Ryomen Sukuna, known as the King of Curses, have been scattered about. Through an act of sacrifice to save his friends, Yuji Itadori consumes one fragment, which imbues him with incredible power and allows Sukuna to be partially reincarnated in Itadori. Now Itadori must find and consume the remaining fragments before being sentenced to death via exorcism. 

The show has been applauded for its interesting cast of characters that grow and develop over time as Itadori’s journey progresses. The enemy character designs also have great designs and are depicted in battles with the main crew that strike just the right balance of comedy, drama, and mystery. It’s no wonder that Jujutsu Kaisen is a hit with fun-to-watch battles, cool enemies, and engaging main characters. 

Some of the most popular characters are:

  • Satoru Gojo - Gojo, referred to as Satoru in the show, tall and white-haired, acts as a mentor to Itadori. He adopts a playful and easygoing attitude around his students, close friends, and colleagues but can get serious when the time calls for it. He is one of the most powerful sorcerers, perhaps even the most powerful.
  • Nanami Kento - Nanami, (Jujutsu Kaisen supporting character), also takes on a mentor role to Itadori. He is wise, calm, and collected who can come across as aloof or stoic. His practical, overly serious nature leads to many funny moments.
  • Mahito - Mahito, (Jujutsu Kaisen villain,) is a human-looking cursed spirit with a patchwork face and gray eyes. His primary goal is to eliminate humanity and replace it with a population of spirits. He is sadistic and immature, who loves nothing more than toying with human emotions. 
  • Ryomen Sukuna - Sukuna, Jujutsu Kaisen's primary antagonist, is the most powerful cursed spirit due to his innate power. His immense power makes him callous and arrogant, who often enjoys taunting his opponents. 
  • Maki Zenin - Maki, (Jujutsu Kaisen supporting character and second-year student), is blunt and headstrong. She often takes on a leadership role among her friends. Despite her lack of cursed energy, she is able to work towards being a strong sorcerer.
  • Megumi Fushiguro - Megumi, (Jujutsu Kaisen secondary protagonist,) is a first year student. Like Maki, he is also a member of the Zenin family. Though he appears stoic and calculating, his motivation behind being a sorcerer is based on giving good people another chance to live.

Now that you’ve learned more about Jujutsu Kaisen, watch the show or read the anime. If you’re a new fan or know a fan who wants to rep your favorite characters, Bokksu Boutique sells Japanese snacks featuring beloved fan favorites and other merchandise too.

If you want some Japanese snacks to munch on while you watch, try Jujutsu Kaisen Vitamin C Candy. Each bag of hard candies is decorated with characters from the show with 17 different design variations for the candy wrappings. Every bag also comes with one original sticker. There are 25 different stickers to collect, 3 of which are rare. Try to collect them all. The candies themselves are made with concentrated vitamin C. A single candy is enough to fulfill the recommended vitamin C dietary recommendation for adults making them a practical merchandise option.

Jujutsu Kaisen Tote Bag

If Japanese snacks aren’t enough to satiate your Jujutsu Kaisen merch needs, we also have a selection of Jujutsu Kaisen tote bags perfect for repping Tokyo Jujutsu High. Made of sturdy fabric, these tote bags are durable and well designed featuring bold colors and simple line art of fan-favorite characters like Itadori, Megumi, Nobara, Satoru, Maki, Toge, and even Panda. These eco-friendly bags will make the perfect accessory to complete any outfit.

Equipped with Jujutsu Kaisen knowledge and armed with merch of your favorite characters you should be ready to handle any cursed spirits that come your way.

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