Jujutsu Kaisen has gained immense popularity, especially after its anime was released last year. Now we are at the point where the fandom is hungry for more seasons and episodes. Fans are enthusiastically waiting for the upcoming new movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie and the second season to come out. Meanwhile, amidst all this, Gege Akutami refuses to cease the chaos uproaring in its manga world.
Since the beginning of the series, a great number of characters have been sacrificed, including those who are fan-favorite. The Shibuya Incident Arc recorded a significant number of losses and reckoning; we can say that it was just the beginning.
Jujutsu Kaisen world is set up in a universe where humans endangering Cursed Spirits or Curses exist in the world. A minority population born with cursed energy has the ability to exorcise these curses. So, they end up becoming Jujutsu Sorcerers. It is a perfectly created world for a Shonen action-fantasy series, consisting of a destined protagonist, powerful heroes, antagonists, jujutsu, and curses. Therefore, the characters are constantly surrounded by life and death situations.
Here in this article, we are going to talk about the Top 10 Most Emotional Deaths in Jujutsu Kaisen Manga series that have occurred till now. So sit back, and let’s take a look at them one by one.
(Spoiler Alert Warning: This article contains spoilers for the Jujutsu Kaisen anime. Anime viewers are requested to proceed at their own risk).
Top 10+ Most Emotional Jujutsu Kaisen Deaths (Manga series)-
11) Amanai Riko –
Amanai Riko was a young girl who was a Star Plasma Vessel meant to fuse with Master Tengen. In Gojo’s Past Arc, Gojo Satoru and Geto Suguru were allotted the task of escorting her safely. In a short while, readers had built an attachment with Riko’s outspoken and innocent personality. She had even befriended her two temporary bodyguards, who were also making every effort to protect her.
But despite that, they fail to stop Fushiguro Toji, who assassinates her for bounty from the Time Vessel Association. Seeing the efforts of our main characters turning into dust and such a bright character losing her life was desponding and disheartening.
10) Hasaba Nanako and Hasaba Mimiko –
The two sisters, Hasaba Nanako and Hasaba Mimiko were antagonist characters. But their deaths were hurtful if we consider their innocent and naïve intentions.
They were driven out of their village for possessing cursed energy. Since Geto Suguru took them in and became a beloved father figure to them, they wanted to defeat Pseudo-Geto and retrieve his dead body back.
During the Shibuya Incident Arc, their plan was to help Sukuna by bringing his fingers and asking him for help in return. But only to their misfortune, after getting his fingers, Sukuna made them his first victims.
9) Cursed Womb: Death Painting brothers- Eso and Kechizu –
Two of the Cursed Womb: Death Painting brothers, Eso and Kechizu, were the antagonists of the Death Painting Arc. Reaching Yasohachi bridge, they fought Kugisaki Nobara and Itadori Yuji and lost their lives.
Their deaths looked pitiful as parallel to the fights we come to sympathize with the love between the siblings. As Kechizu dies, Eso sorrowfully and regretfully tries to escape in a truck but, he too is killed by Nobara. Their deaths are then sensed by Choso.
8) Yoshino Nagi –
A cheerful and lively woman, Yoshino Nagi was a loving parent and only family to Yoshino Junpei. In the series, she appeared after Junpei befriends Yuji and she invited him to dinner. After what looked like a satisfying, calm, and happy gathering as well as bonding, Yuji left, and a cursed spirit attacked Nagi.
This unanticipated scene was saddening. The cursed spirit was attracted to Sukuna’s finger, which Mahito planted in Nagi’s house. Ruining Junpei’s happy family was a part of Mahito’s cunning plan, and Nagi was innocently dragged into this.
7) Geto Suguru –
Suguru Geto was once Gojo Satoru’s comrade and best friend, who studied at Jujutsu Tech with him. His role took a villainous turn when he came off the perception that non-shamans needed to be eliminated for the betterment of the world.
Geto breathes his last in the Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Jujutsu High manga. Defeated by Okkotsu Yuta, Geto’s life is ended by Gojo Satoru. The short but final conversation between the two friends was deeply sentimental. Despite having separate beliefs, the two were on a good note with each other. Seeing them share the same affection towards the bond between them was nostalgic.
6) Zenin Mai –
Zenin Mai was a student at Kyoto Jujutsu High, and she was Zenin Maki’s twin sister. Of the two twins, she was the only one who possessed cursed energy.
The two sisters were beaten up, injured by their father, and were thrown into a room where they could be killed by numerous cursed spirits caged there. In order to save Maki, Mai took her life, releasing all the cursed energy between them.
Mai’s death was another unforeseen death flag as still a young and vivid character; many were looking forward to her growth and success.
5) Ultimate Mechamaru –
Kokichi Muta was a student in Kyoto Jujutsu High and was known by the name Ultimate Mechamaru. His original body had Heavenly Restriction placed on it, so it was damaged. He was able to live in the outside world through the machine body of Mechamaru.
He had made a deal with Mahito to act as a spy for him in exchange that Mahito would cure him using his Idle Transfiguration Technique and restrain him from hurting his friends.
Later he double-crossed Mahito. But in rash combat with him, Kokichi lost his life. He had formed an attachment with his schoolmates and especially Kasumi Miwa and wanted to go back to them in his original human form. But his wish remained incomplete.
4) Fushiguro Toji –
Fushiguro Toji was once a member of the Zenin clan and also Fushiguro Megumi’s father. He was the main antagonist of Gojo’s Past Arc. His initial appearance had hinted at him as a money-minded person. For the money, he assassinated Riko.
After a violent clash with Gojo, he revealed that his son would soon be sold off to the Zenin clan before dying. He told Gojo that he could do whatever he wanted with this information. This revealed to us a bigger picture of his personality.
Somewhere, Toji was a caring father who really didn’t want to let go of Megumi. In his last moments, sensing a mere possibility if his adversary could save his son, he took a chance at it. It was a soul-stirring and emotional scene to see a father failing to get back to his son.
3) Yoshino Junpei –
Yoshino Junpei was a young high-schooler. A victim of bullying and loneliness, he was filled with feelings of dejection and disgust towards society. This only led him to become an easy target for Mahito’s manipulation and fake empathy.
His death was one of the most heartbreaking ones. The boy wanted to be saved and just needed a place to belong. Yuji, his first and only friend, did make him realize his true self and bring him back. However, it was too late, and Mahito used his Idle Transfiguration Technique and deformed him to death in a playful manner.
2) Masamichi Yaga –
Masamichi Yaga was Tokyo Jujutsu High’s principal. He dies in the hands of Kyoto Jujutsu High principal Yoshinobu Gakuganji. Gakuganji was ordered by the higher-ups to push Yaga into revealing the method of creating independent cursed corpses. Yaga refused to speak any word of it; when taking his last breath he blurted out every information in order to curse Gakuganji.
Masamichi Yaga was a character for whom fans still have a soft spot. He was a good teacher always thinking of his students and also a good person. His cursed technique had allowed him to build for himself a family of stuff toys and his son Panda. And no one can deny how precious and innocent existence they are.
1) Kento Nanami –
This death in this list of Jujutsu Kaisen deaths will be an excruciating spoiler for anime fans. Nanami Kento had, since his first appearance, accumulated a considerable fanbase. His tsundere to serious to a fun personality, and his cool fighting styles are still loved.
But sadly, during the Shibuya Incident Arc, we lost him. In a beaten-up state, Nanami’s inner thoughts were revealed. He had been regretful and guilt-ridden for failing to save his first-year friend Haibara during his student life. Throughout his last fights and struggles, he kept strengthening himself by keeping Haibara’s determination as a sorcerer in mind.
It was lamentable to see him die getting transfigured by Mahito. He smilingly addressed his last words to Yuji that his time was over and now Yuji could take it from where he was leaving.
Deaths that have appeared in the Jujutsu Kaisen series seem to be only a start. We are surely going to see more painful and emotional demises in the further chapters. So let’s calm down and brace ourselves up for the upcoming episodes. While waiting for Season 2, keep watching the Season 1 of the anime on Crunchyroll or Netflix and read the manga on Viz.
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