This 2018 manga series Jujutsu Kaisen is written by the talented Gege Akutami. With the release of its animated series in 2020, it then rose to popularity even going so far as to bag the Crunchyroll Anime of the Year award.
The series plays on the themes of dark fantasy supernatural adventure and is backed by amazing animation of fight scenes by the renowned studio MAPPA. The plot of this anime revolves around the use of cursed techniques and power that stem from cursed energy.
And although the main character is Itadori Yuji who is the vessel of an ancient curse, Sukuna, the side characters have equally important roles and appearances that keep the show interesting.
While most jujutsu sorcerers use cursed energy to exorcise spirits, there also exist some characters who do so with little to no cursed energy. One of these characters is Toji Fushiguro.
And out of all the other members with no cursed energy, Toji Fushigoro In Jujutsu Kaisen is the strongest of the lot. He had also defeated two of the strongest sorcerors, Suguru Geto and Gojo Satoru.
Toji Fushiguro is an ostracized member of the Zenin Clan and the father of Megumi Fushiguro. He is also commonly known as Toji Zenin and is one of the strongest members of their clan. In the manga series, his appearances mostly occur during Gojo’s Past Arc and the Shibuya Incident Arc.
In both, he is seen to display an immense amount of physical strength and it’s made clear that he used no cursed energy while doing so. And in the most recent anime episode, we also witnessed his true strength.
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Power of Toji Fushiguro in Jujutsu Kaisen
Cursed power is obtained due to the manifestation and redirection of cursed energy within humans. Cursed energy stems from all the negative emotions people feel be it fear, hatred, or jealousy. Toji Fushiguro however does not possess any cursed energy due to Heavenly Restriction.
Heavenly Restriction is a barter of cursed energy for physical ability. In most cases, the Heavenly Restriction would include taking a part of a person’s cursed energy in exchange for physical ability -like in the case of Maki Zenin.
In the case of Toji Fushiguro however, he is completely drained of cursed energy and instead granted elite physical abilities. Knowing that a person has no cursed energy and can produce no cursed technique one would expect him to sit on the sidelines. However, Toji Fushiguro is just built differently.
On top of this, he also is a master at using several different kinds of weapons. He also has pretty great senses in battle, and adding that to his immense strength, speed, intellect, and reflexes, we have one of the strongest characters, Toji Fushigoro.
Due to his connection to the Zenin bloodline that has most likely descended from a strong vengeful spirit of the past, it is no surprise that he is impeccably strong. Despite having no cursed energy, Toji manages to climb the ranks by stepping on people that look down on him and even comes to be known as the Sorcerer Killer.
While his assassin-like skills of having sharp senses can easily be attributed to his Heavenly Restriction, he sure does use it well as he can defeat even special-grade jujutsu users.
He had shown his fighting prowess, multiple times in the series. Toji had defeated Gojo, Geto, and many more special curses, which Geto had stored. On top of this, he had also easily defeated Damon, a special grade curse in the Shibuya arc.
Cursed Tools of Toji Fushiguro in Jujutsu Kaisen
Toji Fushiguro is mostly seen with a cursed spirit that wraps itself around his upper body. This cursed spirit stores his equipment and can shrink and grow at his command. Although he pretty much always uses cursed tools he is also seen using conventional tools like a katana, and a combat knife in Gojo’s Past Arc.
When the use of these cursed tools is combined with his superhuman strength, it increases the destructive power of his attacks. So here’s a list.
1) Split Soul Katana
This cursed tool is Toji Fushiguro’s primary choice of sword in most of his appearances in the manga. It is illustrated as a Japanese broadsword with a fur tsuba and a dark handle.
It looks quite similar to the cursed tool ‘Keel’ which is used by Maki Zenin and displayed in the latest chapter, Chapter 149, of the manga. The cursed tool is extremely sharp and when combined with his superhuman strength managed to cut through the Rainbow Dragon, a curse of Suguru Geto.
The cursed Rainbow Dragon is said to have the hardest skin among curses and for Toji Fushiguro to simply cut through it with one swing only proves his immense strength.
2) Inverted Spear Of Heaven
This special grade cursed tool was used in Gojo’s Past Arc by Toji and was used to deal the final blow to Gojo Satoru thus effectively eliminating him. Yes, Toji managed to overpower Gojo Satoru (which later turned the tables on him).
This special-grade tool doesn’t require the cursed energy of its user and even can nullify cursed techniques. When combined with the power of his Heavenly Restriction, he was able to use it to bypass Gojo’s Limitless and stop his Infinity technique.
3) Chain of a Thousand Miles
The Chain of a thousand miles cursed tool was used in Gojo’s Past Arc in Toji Fushiguro’s fight against the resurrected Gojo. This cursed tool can extend itself as much as possible provided the user doesn’t allow the back end of the cursed tool to be seen.
Thus, Toji hides the back end of the cursed tool in his mouth. It is an extremely useful tool that can be used for long-range attacks especially when used for trapping an opponent. In the manga, Toji uses this tool by connecting it with the Inverted spear Of Heaven.
4) Playful Cloud
Playful Cloud is the cursed tool used Maki Zenin by in the Shibuya Incident Arc. This special-grade cursed tool embodies pure unadulterated power and looks like a staff split into three sections.
Toji Fushiguro uses this tool to destroy Dagon’s hardest shikigami with a single strike. He then went ahead and sharpened it by rubbing the ends together and then exorcised the special grade cursed spirit Dagon by continually stabbing him through the head with its sharpened end.
All things considered, Toji Fushiguro is an extremely skilled fighter. One of his best and most intriguing fights is animated and fans are already in awe of his power. His next fight against Geto will be in the following episode, along with his re-match against Gojo.
Especially those with Suguru Geto and his multiple cursed spirits, the Gojo’s Past Arc fight with Gojo, and the exciting fight against the special grade cursed spirit Dagon in the Shibuya Incident Arc.
Even after he was reincarnated by Ogami, he still kept most of his powers and even deducted how he managed to retain his personality. He also easily managed to dominate a special-grade curse after this, which further proves his strength in battle.
Despite his power, he stayed under the radar, because Jujutsu society didn’t grade him. Jujutsu society does not bother to grade people who are physically gifted by the Heavenly Restriction. It was said that he could also fight against Jujutsu sorcerors, without his cursed tools.
With his high-risk high-gain method of approaching life, he hasn’t exactly been a great father figure but would’ve made a commendable mentor. We’ll be back again with yet another article to keep you occupied so until then stay safe, stay tuned, and stay hyped.
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Eswar Keshav is an ardent anime fan for more than a decade. Along with this, he also has been following anime and manga updates for years. He is also enthusiastic and passionate when it comes to writing about his favorite things. Combining his love for writing and his love for anime and manga, his articles speak of his love for the genre.