What’s the main character? The main character is the one we see the most and thus know the most about. However, Jujutsu Kaisen comes off as one of the series where the main character is one of the most mysterious characters. Yuji Itadori, the protagonist in question, has been very much involved with the story since the very first minute of the anime. However, there is very little we know about the character’s history, which is quite contrasting to how Gege Akutami has written his other characters. Every character has a good backstory, each of which has been given quite an elaboration. So it is quite suspicious that Akutami has barely mentioned much about Itadori’s past. Who are Itadori’s parents? The question lingered around in several fans’ minds. After a long time, the mangaka has finally peeled off some layers to the mysteries regarding Itadori’s parents.
Jujutsu Kaisen has risen to the top rapidly, taking over the spots of several trending manga books. The anime adaptation turned out to be one of the biggest anime series of 2020 and 2021. Once the anime succeeded, the already popular manga had an explosion in sales. The recently released volume 17 of the manga topped the Oricon weekly sales once more. Fans are deeply invested in the plot, filling in several discussion forums with all sorts of theories.
What do we know about Itadori’s parents? Here is all that we know about the character’s history and our perspective on the matter.
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Family Background of Yuji Itadori
Itadori was introduced into the story with his grandfather as the only living family. From their conversation, it was clear that he had lived with his grandfather all his life and had never known anything about any of his parents. His grandfather tries to tell him something about his parents but he does not show any interest in wanting to know about them. So far in the story, the only person who had some clue about Itadori’s parents was his grandfather but, now, even he has passed away leaving behind a big mysterious hole in the story.
Tracking Itadori’s Family
In the light of the recent events, fans have been subjected to a huge revelation regarding Itadori’s parents. The first big hint was dropped way back towards the end of the Shibuya Incident Arc when Chosu announced that Itadori is his brother. Chosu, whose parental roots could be traced back to Noritoshi Kamo, seemed like a good start to discover Itadori’s parents. However, there was no way we could find much about his parents.
Itadori seemed less likely to be a part of the Kamo family. It was only in chapter 143 that we got the first look at a woman, supposedly Itadori’s mother. Her forehead had similar stitch marks as that of Geto as well as Noritoshi Kamo. Deducing from the appearance, it is quite evident that the protagonist’s mother was possessed by the same entity that possessed the two curse users. The claim was further confirmed in chapter 160 when Geto Suguru talks to Sasaki, Itadori’s senior from his high school. He thanks her for getting along with his son, thus confirming that Itadori, like Chosu, is the offspring of Kenjaku.
Who are Itadori’s parents?
Itadori’s parents are unnamed people. It is possible that his father was a human, much like his grandfather. His mother was possessed by Kenjaku. Seeing that Kenjaku has only possessed cursed users so far, it could be possible that Itadori’s mother too was a cursed user. This would even explain Itadori’s ridiculous strength before he became Sukuna’s vessel. Whether Itadori’s mother was possessed before or after her marriage poses an important question too. This would help us decide if Itadori’s father was an important part of Kenjaku’s plan.
Kenjaku created the death paintings and Itadori could very well be a similar experiment. One thing that is quite striking here is Kenjaku’s unknown motives behind creating these cursed wombs. What did he plan on doing with these cursed wombs? Were these potential vessels for something bigger?
All we know about Kenjaku’s motives so far is that he wishes to bring the era of curses back. Among these curses, Sukuna was indeed a big part of this era. Could Kenjaku have a hand in Sukuna’s revival? Did he already see it coming? Or even worse, did he plan it?