Jujutsu Kaisen can be downright nasty when it wants to. Over the years, creator Gege Akutami has made fans fall for his heroes only to tear them apart, and readers now cling to those that remain. Of course, no heroes can beat Yuji’s gang when it comes to popularity, which is why the series’ latest cliffhanger has put a strain on the fandom. Akutami dropped a bombshell about Megumi this week, and it seems the creator set up the twist a long time ago.
For those who haven’t passed the ordeal yet, we have chapter 212 of Jujutsu Kaisen to thank. As you would know if you get caught up, the manga answers the question about Tsumiki’s true identity before dropping a stunning twist. Before the update ends, Sukuna takes over Yuji’s body and forces himself into Megumi to claim his new ship. This move left fans shocked, as you can imagine, but Akutami hinted that this would be forever ago.
Gege hinted that even Yuji and Gojo’s position against Sukuna and Megumi from Takeo illustration is surprising. #JJK212 #JJKSpoilers #wj10 #呪術本誌 pic.twitter.com/VJtryKcaZ7
— alen (@eagle97jjk) February 1, 2023
As you can see above, a slew of Akutami’s artwork hints at Megumi’s future under Sukuna’s reign. In one shot, we can see a frog summoning that bears the marks of the curse, and that’s not all. Other art has shown Sukuna’s hands closing around Megumi as if to take the boy hostage. Even the series’ Takeo illustration hints at a coming feud between Megumi and Gojo, given the latter’s desire to seal Sukuna. We know the curse won’t go away without Gojo’s help, and if Sukuna has grabbed hold of Megumi’s body, there’s no way the pair can avoid a throw.
Of course, the manga itself has dropped hints about Sukuna’s obsession with Megumi. We’ve known about his interest since day one, but Sukuna flat out told Megumi to live on because “there’s something you need to do.” All these crumbs came together and formed a cunning plot twist that completely changed Jujutsu Kaisen. And now the question remains whether Yuji’s team will make it out of the series alive…!
Did this Jujutsu Kaisen twist surprise you…? Do you think Megumi will find his way out of this mess? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or give me a call on Twitter @Megan Peters CB.