All 12 Jujutsu Kaisen Characters Who Fought Sukuna in the Shinjuku Showdown Arc, Ranked Chronologically

The characters from Jujutsu Kaisen who participated in the Shinjuku Showdown arc serve as a reminder to fans that many of the series’ previous fighters have either died or been injured, preventing them from continuing to fight. The Shinjuku Showdown arc has been a highlight for fans of Jujutsu Kaisen in recent months, with its intense battles between characters.

The impending finale of Jujutsu Kaisen guarantees a riveting lineup of fights, from the epic showdown between Gojo and Sukuna to the intense clash between Yuta and Yuji against Sukuna, ensuring that fans will remain captivated.

At the same time, Gege’s goal is to provide fans with a thorough understanding of the abilities of these characters prior to Sukuna’s ultimate showdown against them. Below is a compilation of the Jujutsu Kaisen characters who faced Sukuna in the Shinjuku Showdown arc.

Please note: The following article includes the writer’s personal opinion and may reveal spoilers from the Jujutsu Kaisen manga.

10 Characters from Jujutsu Kaisen who fought Sukuna in the Shinjuku Showdown arc

1) Gojo Satarou

Sukuna defeated Gojo (Image via Shueisha)
Sukuna defeated Gojo (Image via Shueisha)

The highly anticipated Gojo versus Sukuna battle in the Shinjuku Showdown arc of Jujutsu Kaisen is widely considered to be the series’ best fight. Fans had been eagerly anticipating this showdown between two beloved characters for years, and the author certainly did not disappoint with their spectacular delivery.

When Gojo was at the height of his abilities, he encountered Sukuna, who had taken over Megumi’s body. The two opponents engaged in a relentless battle, each with a chance of emerging victorious. Sukuna’s upper hand was due to the power of Mahoraga, which contained the key to overcoming Gojo’s Infinity.

Furthermore, a handicap imposed on Gojo ultimately resulted in his loss. Sadly, Gojo passed away at the conclusion of the fight, although under different circumstances, the result could have been changed.

2) Kashimo

Kashimo fighting Sukuna (Image via Shueisha)
Kashimo fighting Sukuna (Image via Shueisha)

During the Shinjuku Showdown arc, Ryomen Sukuna was pitted against Kashimo, the God of Lightning. Despite his previous battle with Gojo leaving him significantly weakened, Sukuna had to face Kashimo’s powerful cursed technique, Mythical Beast Amber, which put him at a disadvantage throughout the fight. Even with the aid of Kamutoke, a cursed tool made through a Binding Vow with Yorozu, Sukuna initially had difficulty landing a blow on Kashimo.

Throughout the course of the battle, Kashimo’s unrelenting attack caused Sukuna to be reborn in Megumi’s body. After this, Sukuna seized command and emerged victorious in the conflict. By harnessing the abilities of his Dismantle technique, he ultimately emerged triumphant, vanquishing Kashimo.

Hiromi Higuruma

Higuruma's Domain Expansion (Image via Shueisha)
Higuruma’s Domain Expansion (Image via Shueisha)

Hiromi Higuruma, a jujutsu sorcerer who was once a judge, is the first one to face Sukuna. With his cursed technique, Deadly Sentencing, Higuruma can summon a courtroom and pass judgment on his opponent’s wrongdoing, administering punishment if deemed guilty.

Despite his efforts to subdue Sukuna with his gavel during their fight, Higuruma’s legal-based cursed technique proves to be no match for Sukuna’s overwhelming cursed energy. Despite his strategic maneuvers, Sukuna’s raw power and relentless attacks prove to be too much for Higuruma to handle, ultimately leading to his defeat.

Atsuya Kusakabe

Atsuya Kusakabe relentlessly slashes Sukuna (Image via Shueisha)
Atsuya Kusakabe relentlessly slashes Sukuna (Image via Shueisha)

Atsuya Kusakabe, a grade 1 sorcerer, is renowned for his skill in swordsmanship. He utilizes his innate cursed energy manipulation to enhance his physical abilities and wield his sword. His technique, Enhanced Blade, enables him to infuse his sword strikes with cursed energy, making them more powerful.

Despite Kusakabe’s precision and speed, The King of Curses proves to be a formidable opponent. Despite launching a series of rapid and powerful strikes, Sukuna’s superior strength and mastery over cursed energy ultimately result in Kusakabe’s defeat.

Takuma Ino

Ino using Ratio Technique (Image via Shueisha)
Ino using Ratio Technique (Image via Shueisha)

Despite facing a fierce battle against Sukuna, Ino impresses with his exceptional skill in executing Nanami’s Ratio Technique. By expertly dividing his target with precise lines, Ino effectively targets the weak spot at the strategic ratio of seven to three. This powerful strike serves as a testament to Ino’s tactical brilliance and mastery of combat techniques.

Moreover, Sukuna’s powerful kick was unable to break through the durability of the strike, further demonstrating its effectiveness in the midst of combat. Ino’s involvement brings a significant element to the battle against Sukuna, showcasing his cleverness as a proficient jujutsu sorcerer.


Choso fighting Sukuna (Image via Shueisha)
Choso fighting Sukuna (Image via Shueisha)

Choso proves to be a shining example of selflessness and courage during the epic confrontation among the characters of Jujutsu Kaisen. As Sukuna unleashes his destructive Divine Flames, Choso bravely steps in to protect his brother Yuji, erecting a powerful barrier to withstand the deadly assault.

Despite not having complete mastery of his abilities, Choso’s selfless act eliminates the possibility of Sukuna using Divine Flames, ultimately changing the outcome of the fight.

Choso’s unwavering resolve and profound dedication to protecting his loved ones were exemplified in his heroic act, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of his comrades and fans. His legacy as a symbol of sacrifice continues to resonate deeply.

Zenin Maki

Maki fights Sukuna with all her might (Image via Shueisha)
Maki fights Sukuna with all her might (Image via Shueisha)

Despite the fierce battle against Sukuna, Maki showcases her exceptional combat skills by relentlessly attacking with her Split Soul Katana. Her unwavering determination drives her to fight alongside Yuji, with the goal of incapacitating the King of Curses and safeguarding her comrades.

Despite Sukuna’s formidable strength, Maki’s agile maneuvers and precise strikes demonstrate her mastery over combat techniques as she relentlessly presses on.

Despite Sukuna’s determination, Maki remains unwavering, driven by her determination to defeat him at all costs. With every attack, she moves closer to triumph, embodying the resolute determination to persevere in the face of great challenges.

8) Professional Profile: Yuta Okkutsu

Yuta Okkotsu clashes with Sukuna (Image via Shueisha)
Yuta Okkotsu clashes with Sukuna (Image via Shueisha)

Yuta is determined to employ unconventional strategies, fully aware of the seriousness of their opponent. As the decisive showdown ensues among the characters of Jujutsu Kaisen, Yuta displays impressive development, utilizing newfound power and cleverness.

With the help of Rika, he faces Sukuna in an unyielding attack, catching the Curses’ King off guard with his copied techniques. Despite being seriously wounded, Yuta persists and uses his resourcefulness to outsmart Sukuna.

Despite sustaining severe injuries, Yuta’s unwavering determination drives him to make a daring sacrifice in order to weaken Sukuna. This allows Maki to make a crucial intervention, leading to a climactic clash of domains between the characters in Gojo’s body within Jujutsu Kaisen.

Yuji Itadori

Itadori Yuji fighting The King of Curses (Image via Shueisha)
Itadori Yuji fighting The King of Curses (Image via Shueisha)

Despite Sukuna’s devastating attacks, Yuji utilizes his incredible physical prowess to endure the intense battle between the Jujutsu Kaisen characters, delivering powerful strikes in return.

His resilience is evident as he endures Sukuna’s powerful slashes, despite having a low cursed energy output. At the same time, Maki employs her Split Soul Katana, a cursed tool that bypasses defenses and directly targets the opponent’s soul.

Despite Sukuna’s formidable abilities, Yuji and Maki possess the determination and skill to continue the fight and inflict significant damage on Sukuna. Their techniques are used strategically to press the advantage against the King of Curses, allowing them to counter his attacks and maintain the upper hand.


Miguel fighting Sukuna (Image via Shueisha)
Miguel fighting Sukuna (Image via Shueisha)

As Miguel faces off against Sukuna, his exceptional agility becomes apparent as he effortlessly dodges Sukuna’s relentless Dismantle attacks. This impressive display of skill allows Miguel to gain the upper hand in the battle, as he expertly evades Sukuna’s strikes and effectively counters with his own offensive maneuvers.

Fans are taken aback by Miguel’s display of strength, giving them a better understanding of his impressive abilities. His proficiency in combat solidifies his role as a formidable opponent for Sukuna, bringing more complexity to his character and heightening excitement for upcoming confrontations in the ongoing conflict.


Laure fighting Sukuna (Image via Shueisha)
Laure fighting Sukuna (Image via Shueisha)

As the tension between the characters of Jujutsu Kaisen intensified, Larue became increasingly involved in the chaos, surprising many with the level of intensity.

Teaming up with Miguel, the duo displayed incredible synergy during their encounter with Sukuna, impressively showcasing their combat abilities. Despite their synchronized efforts, Sukuna proved to be incredibly resilient, earning recognition for his unwavering determination in the face of formidable opposition.

Despite suffering severe injuries, including a direct hit to the heart, Sukuna persisted and displayed remarkable endurance as he fought against numerous opponents. This showcases his incredible strength and unrelenting determination in the face of such a powerful attack.

Aoi Todo

Aoi Todo with his Re-Boogie Woogie technique (Image via Shueisha)
Aoi Todo with his Re-Boogie Woogie technique (Image via Shueisha)

In chapter 259 of Jujutsu Kaisen, Todo’s unexpected reappearance brings a new development — his Boogie Woogie Cursed Technique is still in effect. This rejuvenates Yuji and Todo’s cooperation, giving them a powerful edge against Sukuna. Even though defeating the King of Curses is still a daunting task, Todo’s disorienting fighting technique proves to be effective. Furthermore, Sukuna’s previous battles have weakened him, limiting his abilities and giving Yuji and Todo a chance to fight back.

Despite Yuji’s increased strength and Todo’s skill, their offensive capabilities are still a force to be reckoned with. The role of Shoko, on the other hand, remains a mystery, causing speculation about her potential to change the outcome of the battle. Nevertheless, the chances of defeating Sukuna still seem slim, as they are faced with overwhelming odds.

Supporting Characters in the Shinjuku Showdown Arc

Supporting Jujutsu Kaisen characters in the Shinjuku Showdown arc (Image via Mappa)
Supporting Jujutsu Kaisen characters in the Shinjuku Showdown arc (Image via Mappa)

In the Shinjuku Countdown arc of Jujutsu Kaisen, Ui Ui, Ijichi, Gakuganji, and Utahime provide assistance to the sorcerers fighting against Sukuna. Ui Ui’s strategic thinking helps in creating efficient strategies, while Ijichi takes care of the logistical preparations for the mission.

Gakuganji’s powerful leadership effectively organizes resources and personnel, enhancing the sorcerers’ efforts. Utahime’s impressive combat abilities instill trust in frontline fighters, offering vital support when necessary.

The characters of Jujutsu Kaisen come together to create a vital support system, providing strategic advice, logistical assistance, and combat skills to those facing Sukuna. Their combined efforts are crucial in coordinating the fight against Sukuna, highlighting the importance of teamwork and cooperation among the characters of Jujutsu Kaisen.

In conclusion

Thankfully, fans can rest easy knowing that Jujutsu Kaisen will continue without any breaks, allowing the intense battle against Sukuna to continue without interruption. It is expected that the King of Curses will continue to dominate and potentially defeat multiple Jujutsu Kaisen characters in the upcoming chapters, keeping the momentum of the story alive.

Despite this, fans must accept the fact that the decreasing number of Jujutsu Kaisen characters in the raid team will greatly increase the level of difficulty in the upcoming battle. As excitement builds for the upcoming chapters, readers are preparing themselves for the intense and demanding confrontations in the series.

The ultimate antagonist in Jujutsu Kaisen might not be Sukuna, but rather something even more malevolent.

It is possible that the official art for Jujutsu Kaisen has already hinted at Yuji Itadori’s ultimate weapon against Sukuna.

With Yuta’s abilities, Gojo would have been able to prevent Sukuna from achieving victory in Jujutsu Kaisen.

The absence of Geto and Gojo in Jujutsu Kaisen has led fans to fill the void with Taro Sakamoto from Sakamoto Days, in a way that was unimaginable.

Expect major spoilers from Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 262.

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