Jujutsu Kaisen is releasing a new volume, but its author seems to be deliberately ignoring one of the fans’ most beloved characters.
The creator of Jujutsu Kaisen, Gege Akutami, doesn’t miss a single moment to show the boredom he feels with the readers’ favorite, Gojo Satoru. Whether it’s a simple joke or a real dislike, Gojo nonetheless remains one of the most appreciated characters fans of his work.
Yuji Itadori‘s mentor was already beloved when the series began, but his popularity increased significantly in 2023 with the second season of the anime, broadcast at the same time as the publication of the battle against Sukuna in the manga. Yet Gege Akutami still seems easily irritated when Gojo is mentioned.
For example, when he shares a word of thanks after the broadcast of the Hidden Treasure / Premature Death arc, the mangaka recalls Gojo’s place as a secondary character. And as Jujutsu Kaisen releases volume 25, a new detail brings the subject back to the table.
Warning: Spoilers ahead!
Did Gege Akutami deliberately snub Gojo Satoru in volume 25 of Jujutsu Kaisen?
When his chapters are compiled into a book, the author usually shares additional illustrations of the characters, or details of the story. And like the other times, Gege Akutami did it again, offering many bonus images of his heroes. Except for Gojo!
Not a single art of Gojo by Gege even tho Vol.25 includes Gojo unsealing chap😭 pic.twitter.com/mTqeupI1C1
— JJK (Mya) (@JJK_Mya) December 25, 2023
“No illustration of Gojo by Gege, while volume 25 includes the chapter of Gojo’s liberation.”
However, volume 25 of Jujutsu Kaisen includes chapter 221, in which the exorcist is finally freed from the Edge of Torment. It is an emblematic moment in the history of the character, as it is eagerly awaited both in the diegesis and among the fans.
The last volume being crucial for Satoru Gojo, it is all the more surprising not to find this kind of bonus image of the exorcist in its pages. Especially when you consider that even Toji got his special mention.
The author likes to have fun with his readers’ nerves when it comes to the Possessor of the Sixth Eye. Using such a powerful character is always complicated for its creator. And Gege Akutami seems to have found his own solution to the craze of Jujutsu Kaisen fans by always having a little more fun with their desire for more. have more about Gojo.