Jujutsu Kaisen finally reveals his ultimate villain Kenjaku’s domain extension and it’s by far the most gruesome domain shown so far.
The Jujutsu Kaisen manga has consistently pushed the boundaries of what can be shown in a Shonen Jump series, and its latest chapter continues that trend with what might be the series’ most horrifying area expansion yet. Gege Akutami’s manga has always imbued its typical fight manga storylines with horror influences, showing curses with grotesque designs and villains with truly twisted personalities. These grotesque elements are on full display in the reveal of main antagonist Kenjaku’s domain expansion.
Domain extensions are the ultimate manifestation of a cursed technique user’s ability. It is about creating an enclosed space where the techniques of their users are greatly improved and unavoidable. The appearance of each user’s domain extension varies. They could be as absurd as Kinji Hakari’s romantic comedy-themed pachinko machine domain or as terrifying as Mahito’s domain expansion of giant hands and darkness. While it’s not impossible to defeat an enemy in your own domain extension, it’s incredibly difficult to do so, which makes many domain extensions existentially scary, even if not visually gruesome. But Kenjaku’s domain extension certainly looks like something out of a horror movie.
In Chapter 205, Kenjaku decides to use his Domain Extension in his fight against Yuki Tsukumo, whose fighting style is boring for him to use his normal techniques. Although it doesn’t fully manifest in this chapter, the mere initial glimpse is enough to induce nightmares. Similar to Kenjaku’s Cursed Womb creations, it’s called Womb Profusion, which is fitting since it appears to be made up of a collection of tormented souls screaming in agony. These souls are hemmed in by what appear to be various mutilated corpses stitched together, with darkness erupting like tree limbs from their ends. At the base of this cursed tree rest several humanoid figures in a fetal position, darkness streaming down their faces like tears of black blood.
The expansion of Kenjaku’s domain is perfect for such a disturbing villain
This image is easily one of the most disturbing and terrifying in the series, which is appropriate considering how grotesque a Kenjaku enemy is. Not only is he a living mastermind who hijacks people’s bodies, but he also has complete disregard for human life, killing and maiming people without a second thought. Kenjaku’s ultimate evil plan is basically to wipe out all of Japan’s population in a gruesome way, because he thinks it will be interesting after all. It would have been a shame if his domain extension wasn’t as twisted as him, but thankfully it’s not.
Unfortunately, while some of Kenjaku’s terrifying domain expansion was revealed in this final chapter, it likely won’t be fully revealed until a later date. It looks like Yuki and Tengen will try to interfere with his manifestation to keep the edge in their fight. This wouldn’t be the first time Gege has subverted a big domain expansion reveal, so their hiatus will likely be successful. But even if a glimpse is all readers can see for a while, that glimpse is still gruesome enough to cement Kenjaku’s Domain Expansion as Jujutsu Kaisen’s most terrifying technique.
Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 205 is available to read on Viz Media.