Jujutsu Kaisen is that it’s a unique combination of a historical martial arts anime and a modern action series. It’s a show that uses the best of both old and new storytelling, and it’s a show that is full of memorable characters and thrilling action scenes. Jujutsu Kaisen is an anime that is unlike anything else out there, and it’s one of the best things to come out of Japan in a long time. In this article, we will see 10 reasons to love Yuji itadori. So let’s get started.
One of the best things about Jujutsu Kaisen, the new anime series coming to Netflix this fall, is that it has the potential to be so much more than just a martial arts drama. The fact remains that some shonen protagonists can boast about bringing in a bounty on their heads, such as Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece, but not as many can boast about getting a death sentence. Yuji is no exception, as he is one of the few characters who can boast both of those things. Even if they do receive a death sentence shortly after they are introduced to the series, it’s unlikely that it was sudden. It’s more likely that it was something that Yuji was doing for some time and then came to a sudden end.
The fact that Yuji was the main character for a long time is not the only thing that makes Yuji a true villain. He is also an incredibly skilled fighter and can manipulate time and space. For example, Yuji learns that he’ll die once he gathers all of Ryomen Sukuna’s fingers. Yuji Itadori had been a man of few words. The moment he arrived in Edo, he began training in a style of unarmed combat known as Jujutsu. He was a quiet and dedicated student and quickly became one of the best in the school.
But being at the top of your class can be a lonely place, and Yuji longed for a closer relationship with his teacher. Since the beginning, Uji has suffered a literal death sentence.
10. Yuji’s involvement with the Jujutsu world is unique
Since Yuji was an ordinary human with no special abilities outside of his great stamina and endurance, there’s no reason to think he should have been part of jujutsu society. However, he found himself caught in the middle of a situation he didn’t know anything about. While most shonen protagonists are more flexible in accepting their quests, Yuji was in a rush, so he ate Sukuna’s finger to gain strength.
Yuji’s involvement with the Jujutsu world
9. Since the beginning, Yuji has suffered a literal death sentence
The fact remains that some shonen protagonists can boast about bringing in a bounty on their heads, such as Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece, but not as many can boast about getting a death sentence.
Yuji is no exception, as he is one of the few characters who can boast both of those things. Even if they do receive a death sentence shortly after they are introduced to the series, it’s unlikely that it was sudden.
Yuji has suffered a literal death sentence.
It’s more likely that it was something that Yuji was doing for some time and then came to a sudden end. The fact that Yuji was the main character for a long time is not the only thing that makes Yuji a true villain. He is also an incredibly skilled fighter and can manipulate time and space. For example, Yuji learns that he’ll die once he gathers all of Ryomen Sukuna’s fingers.
8. Yuji Has A Friendly And Relatable Personality
In his world, Yuji occupies a world that is strikingly similar to reality. Since Yuji is familiar enough, He has familiar concerns and is aware of familiar issues. Yuji has familiar worries and is aware of familiar things because he inhabits a familiar setting for audiences.
But unlike other shonen protagonists, Yuji occupies a world that is unpredictable and occasionally dangerous. Under Satoru Gojo’s guidance, Yuji watched several films that both Western and Eastern audiences may have seen and even made a joke about Wilson (from the movie Castaway) during his training.
Yuji Has A Friendly Personality
7. Yuji has been possessed by Sukuna, an evil spirit he can’t reason with
In shonen, it is not very common for protagonists to be possessed by spirits. However, those who do house spirits tend to form a bond with those spirits. Yugi Muto becomes friends with Atem in Yu-Gi-Oh. Eren exploits the Attack Titan in Attack on Titan, and Naruto becomes friendly with Kurama in Naruto: Shippuden.
Yuji, on the other hand, must deal with Sukuna, the special-grade cursed spirit that is only concerned with power and his hedonistic desires. Sukuna couldn’t be reasoned with.
Yuji has been possessed by Sukuna
6. The life goals and aspirations of Yuji are unclear
Generally, shonen protagonists have a clearly defined goal. For example, Naruto Uzumaki wants to become Hokage to gain his village’s respect. Luffy sets sail to become the pirate king. Eren Jaeger targets the Titans to free humanity and achieve revenge.
He is only concerned about fulfilling his grandfather’s dying wish, which is to do as much good as he can for as many people as he can. His grandfather made an understandable request, but “helping people” can mean many things depending on the context.
5. In an open confession, Yuji discloses what kind of women he likes
Some shonen series have protagonists who develop romantic interests, depending on the space available for romance in the series. And even if they don’t develop a love interest, some of them include a scene in which the protagonist might be forced to admit what kind of romantic partner they like. Most protagonists shy away from direct questions about their preferences. Yet, when Aoi Todo asks Yuji about this specifically, Yuji offers a serious answer. He prefers “tall women with big asses,” such as Jennifer Lawrence.
Yuji and Yuko Ozawa
4. Yuji resides in an incredible modern setting
The locations in Shinen are often based loosely on real-life locations from varying periods in history, but the world of Jujutsu Kaisen is quite similar to the real Japan.
As if the setting were similar to Demon Slayer, the setting is also very modern and appears to be a Tokyo of the 2000s rather than a Tokyo of old. Seeing Yuji visit and discuss familiar locales and topics makes the anime easier to relate to for audiences.
3. Sukuna can’t rely on Yuji in a bind
Since Sukuna is unwilling to cooperate with Yuji, he isn’t much of a help when the going gets tough. Unlike Rohan in Naruto: Shippuden or Eren from Attack on Titan, who can bring their inner other-selves to the fore when the going gets rough, Yuji can’t count on Sukuna.
It was Sukuna who ripped Yuji’s heart from his chest and took his body hostage during the one time he thought he could depend on him for help. Sukuna is only concerned with his own goals and doesn’t care about Yuji.
2. The only reason Yuji is important is that he is Sukuna’s vessel
Yuji showed a remarkable aptitude to keep Sukuna at bay after eating Sukuna’s finger for the first time, but Jujutsu society still finds him too dangerous to sustain. But even though Yuji shows remarkable aptitude to keep Sukuna at bay, Jujutsu society still finds him too dangerous to sustain.
Yuji Related to Sukuna in Jujutsu Kaisen
Consequently, Yuji’s only worth to high-ranking jujutsu sorcerers and special grade cursed spirits is that he’s a vessel for Sukuna. It’s rare for modern shonen anime to treat protagonists unequally.
1. “A Good Life” and “A Proper Death” Are What Yuji Focuses On
Some of the shonen protagonists have straightforward philosophies under which they guide their actions. Eren from Attack on Titan and Luffy from One Piece are fighting for freedom. Goku from the Dragon Ball series aims to become the strongest.
Yuji from Jujutsu Kaisen
Meanwhile, Deku from My Hero Academia aspires to become the new symbol of peace. Although Yuji tries to save people as his dying grandfather wishes, his focus is far more philosophical and nuanced. Not only must he judge what a good death and a good life are, but also what a good life and life are.