Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the most famous Shonen series in the world. The manga is currently in its final stages and Season 2 of the anime is making headlines every week. The anime is currently getting a Shibuya Incident arc and it’s getting more intense than ever.
The story has come a long way since it began, as it gradually became darker. The series also deviates from the main plot because it follows Yuta and Gojo’s story in the middle. However, the complexity of the plot, the concept of good and evil, and the power of the curses all have deep meanings behind them.
As things in Shibuya continue to go south, Jujutsu Kaisen creator Gege Akutami shares the true meaning behind the story. Let’s dig deeper to learn more.
Gege Akutami’s message about the true meaning of Jujutsu Kaisen
According to Reddit, Gege Akutami said: “If there’s one thing to mention, it’s that no one holds the ultimate truth, neither the ‘good guys’ nor the ‘bad guys’. Some seek to kill the hero out of pure selfishness, but others make this decision using logical reasoning. If no one is truly right, then no one is wrong. Each character is guided by his or her own morality.”
The Shibuya Incident began due to the villains’ selfishness in trying to stop their greatest threat, Satoru Gojo. They also killed some innocent civilians and even some sorcerers. However, when the same thing happened to their teammates’ curses, they all vowed to seek revenge.
Dagon and Jogo were especially remorseful about their friends’ deaths. Furthermore, Mimiko and Nanako lived most of their lives according to Geto’s motives. They may be murderers like him, but they love him nonetheless. In the end, they died in a futile attempt to free Geto.
Toji also committed suicide in Shibuya so as not to continue harming Megumi. He is the assassin who killed Riko 12 years ago and also intended to kill Gojo. And let’s not forget fan-beloved Suguru Geto, whose ideals were distorted by the cruel world of Jujutsu. Thinking about these characters, the story indeed blurs the line between good and evil – as the author mentioned.