Last updated on January 4th, 2023 at 12:31 am
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At this point, even the people outside the anime community are no stranger to the popular shounen series Jujutsu Kaisen, filled with some of the strongest characters. Written by Gege Akutami, the series is based on the concept of Jujutsu Sorcery using cursed energy.
The plot is unique, with many complex elements and different concepts blended together. Animated by Mappa studio, the anime received a lot of praise worldwide for its stunning art style and quality.
Currently, the story has progressed quite far into the verse. Hence, many interesting, powerful, and unique characters have been introduced. So today, we bring you a list of the top 20 strongest characters in Jujutsu Kaisen based on current manga chapters.
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20) Fumihiko Takaba-
Takaba was simply a struggling comedian living his life. Until Kenjaku marked him, and as a result, he unlocked his cursed energy and became a Jujutsu Sorcerer. Takaba participated in the Culling Game. He has a quirky and aloof personality and thinks that he is really funny.
Takaba’s cursed technique is called Comedian, which is very peculiar. His cursed technique allows him to conjure up any scenario that he thinks is unarguably funny and turn it into reality.
As a result, his technique is dangerous and could easily defeat any opponent. His technique is said to be effective even against Gojo Satoru. We see him in action when he protects Megumi during his fight against Reggie Star and Iori Hazenoki.
Kurourushi is a special grade cursed spirit manifested due to the hatred of people towards cockroaches. It participated in the Culling Game and can even use Domain Expansion.
Kurourushi went up against Yuta twice since it managed to survive the first time. It even overpowered Yuta at one point during their first fight.
Its innate technique is called Cockroach Manipulation, where it can summon an enormous amount of man-eating cockroaches.
Additionally, Kurourushi uses a cursed tool called The Festering Life Sword, an enchanted sword that contains cursed insect eggs that infest his opponent. The eggs hatch inside their bodies and burst out, eating their way out of the flesh.
Dagon is one of the finger bearers, which means he is a special grade cursed spirit. He existed as a cursed womb until the Shibuya Incident.
He manifested due to people’s hatred towards water-based disasters and hence has an octopus-like appearance. Additionally, he is aligned with Mahito’s faction.
Dagon is known to have the toughest skin amongst all cursed spirits and can also use Domain Expansion. We see him fully manifesting into his true form during his fight against the Jujutsu High Sorcerers.
He managed to overpower Naobito, Nanami, and Maki. However, in the end, he succumbed to Fushiguro Toji’s powers.
17) Hakari Kinji-
Kinji is a suspended third-year student of Tokyo Jujutsu High. He simply refused to play by the higher up’s biased and unjust rules. Kinji has exceptional levels of cursed energy.
His cursed energy has a rough texture like sand-paper that is very painful to his opponents. Since he relies on his raw strength, he is highly skilled in Taijutsu, meaning he has an exceptional level of hand-to-hand combat skills. His incredible potential is recognized by Gojo, as well.
Kinji’s Domain Expansion is called Idle Death Gamble, which suggests that the rules and theme of his domain would be sharply gamble-based.
Currently, he’s fighting against Charles Bernard in the Culling Game under his domain, “Idle Death Gamble.” We shall wait for the latest chapter to be out in order to find out.
Mahito is a special grade cursed spirit said to have the power of at least three fingers of Sukuna. Despite being a spirit, Mahito is the only cursed spirit closest to humanly appearance, speech, and emotions. He is working with Psuedo Geto/Kenjaku and manages his faction.
Mahito’s entire range of cursed techniques is lethal and morally questionable. One of his powerful cursed techniques is Idle Transfiguration, where he can reshape any soul, including his own. This allows him to heal and change his physical form.
During the Shibuya Incident, he has proven to be a tough opponent to some of the strongest sorcerers, such as Nanami, Itadori, Nobara, etc.
Jogo is one of the finger bearers; therefore, he is a special grade cursed spirit which despises human beings. He is aligned with Mahito’s faction and is incredibly smart.
Jogo can cast a powerful domain called Disaster Flames along with multiple other techniques. His cursed techniques are fire-based, possessing an incredible volcanic level of destruction. Additionally, he also incredibly fast and agile.
We see him in action many times in the manga, fighting against various strong sorcerers. The most notable event was his fight against Sukuna during Shibuya Incident.
He was able to put fight against Sukuna for quite a while until he eventually succumbed to his powers. Jogo has proved his powers enough times to be called one of the strongest characters in Jujutsu Kaisen.
14) Takako Uro-
Uro is a sorcerer who Kenjaku resurrects to participate in the Culling Game. She was the leader of an assassin group made up of various elite sorcerers.
Therefore, she is an invincible fighter in terms of combat skills and has a very powerful cursed technique.
Uro’s innate technique is called Sky Manipulation, which allows her to manipulate space. She can turn any plane into a weapon and even distort it for her advantage. We see her in action at her peak when she puts up a great fight against Yuta during the Culling Game.
13) Ishigori Ryu-
Ryu is a resurrected sorcerer from the past to participate in the Culling Game, needless to say, by Kenjaku. He possesses an exceptional amount of cursed energy and more destructive force than all the Culling Game players.
His innate technique is called Cursed Energy Discharge, where he shoots destructive beams of cursed energy through his pompadour hairstyle. As he has the highest output of cursed energy than most sorcerers, each of his beams is highly destructive, covering a great distance.
The mere brute force of his beams is enough to defeat powerful sorcerers such as Dhruv Lakdawala, Kurourushi, Uro, etc. Ryu is unarguably one of the strongest characters in Jujutsu Kaisen so far.
12) Geto Suguru-
Suguru is one of Gojo’s batchmates who is considered equally strong as he was one of the four special grade sorcerers. Until he was plagued by his hatred towards non-sorcerers and wanted to eliminate them.
He massacred hundreds of people and even used members of his cult to get closer to his goal. Kenjaku later possessed his body after he passed away.
Suguru’s innate technique is Cursed Spirit Manipulation which allows him to control and absorb cursed spirits and other curses. All of his cursed techniques are too brutal and life-threatening.
Additionally, Suguru is also an exceptional fighter with incredible agility. He uses a cursed tool called Playful Cloud, which is quite difficult to master.
11) Tsukumo Yuki-
Yuki is one of the four special-grade sorcerers. She left Jujutsu High due to their short-sighted vision and outlook toward protecting humans from curses.
Therefore, Yuki is an independent sorcerer who is always on the move to achieve the noble goal of eliminating the root causes of curses.
Little is known about her powers since we haven’t seen her in action much. But during the Shibuya Incident, she suddenly appears out of nowhere and saves the day.
This incident and her title alone are enough to prove her prowess as one of the strongest characters in Jujutsu Kaisen.
10) Kashimo Hajime-
Hajime is a 400 years old sorcerer inhibiting some random body Kenjaku prepared for her. For centuries, she existed as a cursed object due to her binding vow with Kenjaku until he released her to participate in the Culling Game.
As for her cursed techniques, little is known. But we see her accumulate 200 points in the game with ease. More is also mentioned that she is a very powerful sorcerer from the past. Therefore, there are enough reasons for her to secure a place on our list.
Uraume is a 1000 years old sorcerer, extremely loyal to Sukuna and his ideology. She is currently aligned with Kenjaku’s faction.
Her innate technique is Ice Formation which allows her to generate and manipulate ice. She is also capable of using the Reverse Cursed Technique.
We see her in action during the Shibuya Incident, where she overpowers most of the sorcerers present there. Therefore, her overall technique is difficult to overpower and deal with.
8) Master Tengen-
Master Tengen has continued the foundation of Jujutsu Sorcery for centuries. He is an immortal and cursed human spirit. Since he continued to evolve, he doesn’t have a regular human appearance.
Tengen is a master of Barrier Techniques. Therefore, his cursed technique protects the locations of Jujutsu High as well as guards the Tombs of the Star Corridor.
It is hinted that he is capable of many other cursed techniques. Additionally, he is an extremely intelligent and knowledgeable sorcerer. He is by far the oldest OG sorcerer and, of course, one of the strongest characters in Jujutsu Kaisen.
Kenjaku is the main protagonist of the series. Having been living for centuries, he has possessed some notable sorcerers, such as Kamo Noritoshi.
As Noritoshi, he experimented through countless inhumane ways to fulfill his goal of “evolving” humans to their full potential. As a result, he created Cursed Womb: Death Paintings, for example.
Hence, he was called the evilest sorcerer throughout history. Currently, he possesses the body of Geto Suguru and succeeding in all his plans so far.
Kenjaku’s cursed technique allows him to transplant his brain into anybody, dead or alive. While he possesses a body, he can use their cursed energy and cursed techniques.
Therefore, we see him going undetected by Gojo’s Six Eyes. Kenjaku being the mastermind behind everything and a successful one at that is unarguably one of the strongest characters in Jujutsu Kaisen.
6) Fushiguro Toji-
Toji belonged to the Zenin family but left the family due to their dirty politics. After marrying her, he took his wife’s surname to get rid of anything related to the Zenin family.
One thing that is absolutely clear is that Toji is the strongest non-curse user in Jujutsu Kaisen. He is an assassin known as the Sorcerer Killer who’d assassinate anybody as long as the money is appropriate.
Toji single-handedly overpowered Gojo and Geto during Gojo’s Past Arc. Despite not using cursed energy, he makes up for it with his absolute physical strength and skills. He is a master weaponist and remains undefeated.
Hence, there’s no doubt about him being one of the strongest characters in Jujutsu Kaisen.
5) Megumi x General Mahoraga-
Megumi is one of the first-year students at Tokyo Jujutsu High. Son of Fushiguro Toji and sold to the Zenin family who raised him, Megumi has been training under Gojo.
He has incredible potential as even Sukuna acknowledges him and, therefore, jumps in to save him every time he puts his life in danger. This is because Megumi is a vital person in Sukuna’s secret future plans.
Megumi inherited the powerful Ten Shadows Technique of the Zenin family. He became the only person throughout history to summon General Mahoraga, the most powerful and untamable shikigami.
Megumi has proven to be one of the most admirable and strongest characters in Jujutsu Kaisen right off the bat.
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4) Okkotsu Yuta x Orimoto Rika-
Yuta is one of the protagonists of the series. Together with Rika, a special grade cursed spirit, Yuta is a special grade cursed human.
Deemed to be Gojo’s successor due to his exceptional potential, he is a second-year student at Tokyo Jujutsu High. Yuta is easily one of the OP characters of the series, as he remains undefeated so far.
Yuta can mimic/use any cursed technique before him with Rika’s help. Additionally, he is also an exceptional fighter mastering various cursed tools and possesses incredible combat skills.
Yuta and Rika single-handedly defeated the strongest players in the Sendai Colony. Rika being a special cursed spirit, has an insane amount of cursed energy and can fight independently alongside Yuta. They both are by far exceptionally strong characters in the series.
3) Kurusu Hana-
Hana is one of the Culling Game players. Although we didn’t see her in action, she was spotted flying over multiple buildings during the game.
She is a 1000-year-old sorcerer with angel wings that help her fly. Master Tengen mentioned her to be an extremely powerful sorcerer as she possesses a cursed technique that can nullify any other cursed technique before her.
She is hinted to be the key to opening the Prison Realm to release Gojo. However, little is known about her full power. Hence, we will be ranking her as the third strongest character in Jujutsu Kaisen for now.
2) Gojo Satoru-
Satoru is a special grade sorcerer and a teacher at Tokyo Jujutsu High, a true one in all aspects. He nurtures and protects his students from getting harmed by the higher up’s politics.
He hailed from the Gojo family and became the only person in 400 years to inherit both, Six Eyes and Limitless. Gojo casts powerful and different types of domain with the help of his innate technique, Limitless.
Since he can manipulate and control space and time, he is untouchable quite literally. His Hollow Technique: Purple is by far the strongest domain we have seen in the series apart from Sukuna’s Malevolent Shrine.
Apart from his invincible cursed techniques, he is also an exceptional fighter with insane speed, agility, and raw strength. Additionally, he can also use Reverse Cursed Technique and Black Flash. Since he is simply undefeatable, Gojo is the strongest character in Jujutsu Kaisen.
1) Ryomen Sukuna-
Sukuna is the ultimate antagonist of the series. He is a 1000 years old sorcerer crowned as the “King of Curses.” He successfully incarnated into Itadori’s body when he ate one of his cursed fingers.
He was as powerful as to be deemed an Imaginary Demon during his time since he had four hands and eyes. It took an army of sorcerers to defeat him. However, since his curse was so powerful, his 20 indestructible fingers were sealed using powerful sorcery. Despite that, since each of his fingers is a special grade cursed object, they attract each other and weaken the seal over time. As a result, they were distributed over several locations.
Now, Sukuna specializes in Binding Vows and casts an inescapable Domain, Malevolent Shrine. Once inside his domain, it is impossible to escape it without establishing a binding vow as per his demands. Sukuna has eliminated every opponent he came across so far in the series without even breaking a sweat. Also, Malevolent Shrine remains the most powerful domain in the series.
Additionally, he also uses extremely fast and lethal attacks such as Dismantle and Cleave. He is capable of using Reverse Cursed Technique as well as hand-to-hand combat skills exceptionally well. Recently, he used an unknown fire-bases cursed technique.
Therefore, Sukuna is by far the strongest character in Jujutsu Kaisen.
Where to read Jujutsu Kaisen legally?
Since Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the most popular current-gen, shounen manga, almost all legal manga sites have it. Below are some of the legal manga sites where you can access JJK manga:
- Viz Media– Shounen Jump by Viz media is the official English publisher of JJK manga.
- Manga Plus by Shueisha
- ComiXology by Amazon
All of the above sites have manga of top quality. However, since they are legal sites, you might have to purchase a subscription to avail all the chapters. But if you wish to follow the manga for the latest chapters, they are available to read free of cost. These sites also offer the release dates of the upcoming chapter.
Additionally, if you don’t mind spending some more money, it’s best to purchase the physical copies of Jujutsu Kaisen manga. The manga has stunning covers and quality that are definitely worth investing in.
With that, we conclude our list of the top 20 strongest characters in Jujutsu Kaisen. We hope you made it to the end of our article. We will be back with more articles containing ranking and discussion on various other anime/manga and characters. Until then, stay tuned and happy reading!
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