Jujutsu Kaisen: 5 curiosities about Yuji Itadori, the protagonist of the anime / manga

Jujutsu Kaisen” features Yuji Itadori as its clear protagonist, that youngster who has within him simply the greatest curse that has ever existed. Obviously, Itadori’s journey to find the rest of Sukuna’s fingers is one fraught with danger. of all kinds, but the character goes beyond a simple search process. For this reason, today I wanted to rescue several interesting curiosities about it.

Yuji Itadori beyond being the protagonist of Jujutsu Kaisen

Before beginning I will emphasize that all the curiosities are extracted from the official fanbooks of “Jujutsu Kaisen”, compiled all this a posteriori by sites like fandom or even Wikipedia.

A character strongly inspired by Naruto

If one gets to see “Jujutsu Kaisen”, and has previously seen “Naruto“, it is possible that at first you will already find some other wink to the work of Masashi Kishimoto. But is that the inspiration is completely real:

  • In Jujutsu Kaisen, Itadori consumes one of Sukuna’s fingers and as a consequence must deal with the presence of the curse within.
  • This is something that was inspired by Naruto and the Kyuubia relationship of existence in the same body that Kishimoto’s character must deal with throughout his life.

In fact, it is possible to see that there have already been scenes of Itadori interacting with Sukuna an interior space only accessible by bothas it could be seen eventually between Naruto and the nine-tailed fox.

His name refers to his kind nature.

As on so many other occasions, Yuji Itadori’s name can be crumbled in different concepts, such as the following:

  • Yuji’s full name is interpreted under the terms of ‘abundant, helpful and courageous‘. Specifically, ‘you’ is understood as ‘slow or relaxing‘, while ‘hee‘ loaded with the meaning of ‘worry about others‘.
  • Itadorion the other hand, comes from the plant japan faultywhich is used in the traditional pain relief medicine. The idea is that this is interpreted in Itadori through its concern and care of third parties.
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The Japanese Fallopia

He was not going to be the protagonist of Jujutsu Kaisen originally

We’ve all seen at this point”jujutsu kaisen 0“, the film starring Yuta Okkotsu, who was actually going to be the main character of this universe (not for nothing the original name of all this was really Tokyo Metropolitan Magic Technical School). The idea is that Akutami-sensei did not originally intend to make “Jujutsu Kaisen” as such become the franchise it is today, so obviously Itadori could not be part of a role for which there was no role. been conceived.

Still, the truth is that both characters end up sharing aspects such as the tragedy of their story, their introduction of 0 to the world of exorcism or their naive characteralbeit with markedly different personalities.

The life that would have awaited him if he were not the protagonist of Jujutsu Kaisen

We’ve all been asked the typical ‘what do you want to be when you grow up’ question, and it’s rarely met since you’re asked as a kid. Itadori also seemed to have other goals beyond fighting curses, and apparently in his head he had the idea of ​​being a firefighter. Obviously, with his physical qualities it is a profession for which he would have been fully qualified, although it seems to be a bit late for that unfortunately.

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Yuji firefighter fan art by @_neile

The most popular character in all of Jujutsu Kaisen

Yuji Itadori is the protagonist of “Jujutsu Kaisen”, but that is not why one should assume that he is the most popular of the franchise… although he really is. Indeed, In what was the first and for now the only popularity poll, Itadori won the first position with 21,735 votes.. It must be said that only Fushiguro was able to follow closely, finishing in second place with 21,193 votes.

Since that first popularity poll, 3 years have passed., so with what has also grown the work of Gege Akutami it is quite likely that there was some important variation in the results. In any case, for now this is the only real reference that we still have.

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Well yes, Itadori is more popular than Gojo

And up to here the most interesting thing that I could find about Itadori in terms of curiosities of “Jujutsu Kaisen”. Obviously, While the manga is about to conclude, there is still potential for more curious information about the character to arrive in the coming years.. In any case, you will not find much more interesting than what I have left you.

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