Jujutsu Kaisen has set the stage for Yuta Okkotsu’s surprise three-way fight with the series’ latest chapter cliffhanger! Gege Akutami’s original manga kicked off a new phase of the Culling Game as attention shifted away from Yuji Itadori and Megumi Fushiguro’s progress in Tokyo Colony No. 1 and now focuses on Yuta as he progresses. in the ranks of Sendai Colony. Already taking out two of the most successful players in the colony with his first real conflicts, Yuta quickly found himself a major target.
When the Sendai Colony contestants were first introduced, it was revealed that the Colony was at an impasse between the top four wizards who all refused to act on each other as they were all equally dangerous. Yuta quickly shook up this dynamic by eliminating two of these players in previous chapters, and was soon attacked by the other two in hopes of capitalizing on the chaos. With the newest chapter in the series taking this fight to the next level, Yuta now finds himself taking on two of Sendai’s best players at once.
Chapter 176 of the series picks up after Yuta was attacked by Takako Uro at the end of the previous chapter, and it is revealed that even though she acts aggressively against him, she is still very cautious for some reason. At the same time, it’s clear that she was trying to goad him into attacking based on how his cursed technique actually worked. The two of them shared banter as Yuta tries to dig into how this resurrected ancient wizard works, but they are soon interrupted by the newest member of the top four, Ryo Ishigori.
When he attacks, Yuta and Takako quickly decide that the only way forward is to eliminate the other two opponents as soon as possible. Given that the stalemate has broken down, it makes sense for each of them to narrow the playing field even further and eliminate two powerful fighters just when they have the chance. Now, with three fighters each to complete their own goals, we’ll soon see whether or not Yuta can get away with it unscathed.
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