Considered one of the best shounen anime series of all time, Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen captivated fans with its mix of dark fantasy, horror, and adorable characters when it first debuted. in 2021.
The story follows Yuji Itadori, a teenager who enters the hidden world of Jujutsu witches and cursed spirits. The series’ skyrocketing popularity has given it an active online fan base, eager to engage in discussion, art, and cosplay. But that’s not all – these die-hard fans have also come up with some bold ideas of their own.
So what is Sukun’s real motive? And is Yuji Itadori’s mysterious bloodline the key? Here are three shocking theories about Jujutsu Kaisen of fans and may actually be correct.
3 shocking fan theories about Jujutsu Kaisen
The world of Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the most famous modern anime with its unexpected twists and complex plot. But one of the best parts of the series is the unsolved mysteries. So here are three of our favorite fan theories ranked in no particular order.
1. Yuji Itadori is a descendant of Ryomen Sukuna
One of the most interesting mysteries of Jujutsu Kaisen is how an ordinary human, Yuji Itadori, was able to take on the powerful wizard Ryomen Sukuna, despite having no cursed powers or techniques himself.
Although the anime has not confirmed or denied that Sukuna and Itadori are related, Itadori’s family history remains a mystery. This has led some fans to speculate that Yuji Itadori may be a descendant of Sukuna.
But why? Let’s go back to Chapter 2 of the manga. In the manga, Gojo and Sukuna emphasize how impressive Itadori’s ability to suppress the Cursed King (after eating his finger) was. So it wasn’t something a normal person, let alone someone without cursed energy, could do.
There are two ways that fans think Sukuna and Itadori are related. The first is that they are the same person, given how similar Sukuna’s soul looks to Idatori (though this may just be an illustrative choice).
The second is that Sukuna may have a twin brother. The importance of the twins is mentioned many times throughout the Jujutsu Kaisen series, as seen with Maki and Mai. Although it is confirmed that Sukuna has no children, it is theorized that if his twin brother had children, Itadori could be a distant descendant. What does that mean? Essentially, his bloodline makes him compatible with Sukuna as a vessel.
2. Megumi is destined for the dark side
Jujutsu Kaisen is famous for the binary nature of its symbolism. This has led some fans to theorize that Megumi is connected to Itadori in the same way Geto is connected to Gojo. Meaning that if Itadori is good to the evil around him, then there’s a chance Megumi will fall to the dark side.
Mild spoiler alert! Skip this paragraph if you are not up to date with the manga.
Sukuna’s concern for Megumi is well known, and so is Megumi’s tragic story. That’s why it’s easy to see how Megumi could fall into the darkness around him instead of fighting it like Itadori.
The Game of Destruction arc is one of the most interesting story arcs in Jujutsu Kaisen and sees Sukuna take over the body of Megumi Fushiguro. In the series, we see Sukuna breaking Megumi’s soul in the most cruel way possible until he surrenders his body to the Cursed King.
3. Kenjaku creates Itadori as Sukuna’s vessel
Anyone who has seen Jujutsu Kaisen knows that Yuji Itadori’s superhuman physical abilities defy a movie protagonist-style explanation. For someone without cursed energy, he shouldn’t be that strong. So what happened?
First let’s go back to the evil witch Kenjaku. He is an ancient wizard who may be even older than Sukuna, who managed to survive for so long using an innate body-swapping cursed technique. Essentially, he has the ability to replace a person’s brain with his own, allowing him to take complete control of their body (including their cursed techniques), just to left a scar on their forehead.
During the flashback, fans discovered that Kenjaku possessed both Noritoshi Kamo (a notoriously evil Jujutsu witch) and Yuji’s mother, Kaori. This discovery has given rise to an interesting fan theory: Yuji Itadori is a cursed womb painting and the son of Kenjaku.
To understand this theory, let’s first look at the paintings of the cursed womb officially introduced in the series—the three brothers Eso, Kechizu, and Choso.
In the anime, when Itadori fought Choso in the subway station, Choso could clearly feel the strange feeling of intimacy between them. This in itself doesn’t mean much. However, (again, slight spoiler), Chapter 143 of the manga reveals that Yuji Itadori’s mother, Kaori, has the same scars on her forehead as Kenjaku’s other possessed bodies.
What does that mean? The ancient witch who stole the body possessed Yuji’s mother, fathered a child with a mortal, and thus created a cursed womb painting capable of serving as Sukuna’s vessel .
Now, there’s only one question left: what is Kenjaku’s master plan? Some speculate that he may want to revive Sukuna for an all-time Jujutsu Wizard match and others believe that he simply wants to create a new world order.
With season 2 of Jujutsu Kaisen currently airing and the manga still incomplete, one thing is certain: only time will tell.
Also read: Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 243: Release Date & Spoilers