Warning: This article contains SPOILERS from Jujutsu Kaisen #221 Since rumors about the manga Jujutsu Kaisen ending was confirmed earlier this year, there has been much speculation in the fan community about when the ending will be. Predictions at the end date range from within a few months to several years. However, it seems that creator Gege Akutami has listened to fans and decided to inform them of when he expects the resolution to eventually drop. But in classic Akutami style, he doesn’t easily get his fans to understand what he wants them to know.
After months away from the main story, Satoru Gojo returns in Jujutsu Kaisen #221, after being freed from the Prison Realm and actually being defeated at the feet of the two remaining threats to society – Kenjaku and Sukuna. Naturally, the three of them knew that there were only two ways for Gojo to return. Gojo will defeat them and save the world or be defeated by one or both. However, instead of going all out, the three agree to postpone the battle until Christmas Eve, which in the story is about a month. On the surface, this seems like a reasonable choice between characters to give them every preparation. On the other hand, given Akutami’s tendency to randomly drop additional clues and meanings into the story, it’s more than likely a signal to fans that the Gojo-Sukuna-Kenjaku match will indeed take place. on December 24, 2023.
The final battle of Jujutsu Kaisen begins on Christmas Eve
Although some may argue that this is pure conjecture, there are many facts that support it as a conclusion. First, there’s Akutami’s own hint that Jujutsu Kaisen will end at the end of 2023. Second, there’s the plot. While Jujutsu Kaisen has never had a problem killing characters, over the past few months the death or incapacitation of several key characters of the series has increased dramatically. Tuesday, December 24 is not only a week before the end of the year, but this year it also falls on a Sunday – the manga’s normal publication date. Again, all of these factors could be a coincidence, but when Akutami’s propensity to give hints is added to the equation, it’s not hard to see him organizing the story so that the fight happens. released on the same day in the manga as in real life. .
December 24, 2023, is most likely the date that marks the end or the beginning of the ending of the Jujutsu Kaisen manga. As fans know, any post-battle story pitting the three most powerful magic users in the Jujutsu Kaisen universe will be the definition of an anti-climate. No other character in the story, living or dead, has captured the attention of fans like Gojo, Sukuna, and Kenjaku. Losing all three would likely create a hole in the story that the rest of the characters would have a hard time filling. Moreover, no matter who wins, the story will come to a logical conclusion. If Gojo wins, who can challenge him? If Sukuna and Kenjaku win, who can threaten their plans? Ending the fight would be the most fitting ending for the story and the series.
It’s only because of Akutami’s storytelling that fans have been watching this ultimate Jujutsu Kaisen match for years. From the very first chapter, the story has continuously led fans on this confrontation. It looks like there won’t be another war with so much accumulation and so much risk. While fans will likely be interested in side stories that explore different characters, such as Yuki Tsukumo or the deeper original Geto, it doesn’t seem like the fan base will be more interested in that. similar things. Despite that, it seems Christmas Eve was destined to be an important day for Jujutsu Kaisen fans around the world.
Jujutsu Kaisen #221 is now available on Viz Media.