Warning: SPOILERS for chapter 221 of Jujutsu Kaisen
After more than three years and 130 chapters (50 percent of the story of Jujutsu Kaisen), Satoru Gojo returned to the joy of fans everywhere. However, for a key character with a fundamental influence on almost every plot in the story, the return of Gojo is surprisingly less exciting than the hype built in 1,000 past day.
If there’s any character at the heart of the Jujutsu Kaisen story, it’s Satoru Gojo. He is a respected and famous teacher, an influential member of the Jujutsu wizarding community, an experienced agent and the most skilled wizard in the world, from a family with a history. history is one of the most powerful magic users. Accordingly, the path to success for any evil witch or cursed soul necessarily passes through Gojo. This is why Kenjaku locked Gojo in the Prison Realm in Chapter 90. Kenjaku’s final plan in the Culling Game would surely fail if he didn’t. Furthermore, while many have tried to step into his place as the last bastion against the forces of evil, none have come close to Gojo’s abilities. Thus, intuitively, it seems that his eventual return – which most fans never suspect – will include all the “gourmet and circumstance” befitting a character. status like Gojo.
Gojo’s return is a missed opportunity for Jujutsu Kaisen
However, Gojo’s actual return in Chapter 221 of Jujutsu Kaisen didn’t have the fanfare fans expected. First, Gojo didn’t even show up where he was supposed to be, outside of the actual Prison Cube location where Yuki, Yuta, Maki, Panda, Angel and the others were waiting. They are as surprised as the readers that, after being liberated, Gojo materializes in a different location, in front of his sworn enemies – Sukuna and Kenjaku.
This could be an epic and unexpected turn if it means the match fans have been waiting for years is coming. Unfortunately, the chapter took a surprising turn. Instead of immediately engaging in what is sure to be the most epic battle of the series, the three wizarding rivals have agreed to push back the fight date to a specific date, December 24. Jujutsu fans Kaisen is well aware of its creator Gege Akutami’s idiosyncratic style, but while it’s not too strange for him to deliberately downplay Gojo’s long-awaited return, in this case the choice remains. hard.
As mentioned, fans have been waiting and talking about Satoru Gojo’s return for years. There’s a library teeming with theories and fan fiction surrounding his return and what he did while locked up. With so many ideas and concerns surrounding his return, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for Akutami to capitalize on the hype surrounding this pivotal moment in the story, especially as the series comics are likely to begin to come to an end. joyousThe return of may have been the beginning of an epic Jujutsu Kaisen end of the game, but all it really does is retell, in a nutshell, old ideas that fans already know.
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