Yuji Itadori is the main protagonist of the popular anime and manga series Jujutsu Kaisen. He is a high school student who becomes the vessel of the powerful and evil curse, Ryomen Sukuna, after eating one of his fingers. As a result, he gets involved in the world of jujutsu sorcerers, who fight against curses that threaten humanity. However, his life is not easy, as he has to deal with the constant threat of Sukuna taking over his body, as well as the enemies who want to kill him or use him for their own purposes. In this article, we will explore one of the most shocking and memorable moments in the series: the death and resurrection of Yuji Itadori.
Yuji died in Episode 5 but was quickly resurrected
In Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 5, titled “Fearsome Womb, Part 2,” which premiered on October 31, 2020, Yuji, Nobara, and Megumi are assigned a mission to a detention center a month after saving a child from a Curse. They are informed about the situation by Kiyotaka Ijichi. When a concerned relative asks about their son’s safety, Yuji is determined to save the inmates. As they head towards the center, they realize the area has expanded, with no exits visible. Megumi’s Shikigami, however, can locate an exit, bringing relief to Yuji and Nobara. As they proceed, they encounter corpses, and Yuji identifies one as the missing inmate. A disagreement ensues between Yuji and Megumi, halting when Nobara disappears to another location. A powerful S-class Curse appears, leading to a confrontation where Yuji’s attack is easily countered, resulting in the loss of his hand.
In the continuation of Episode 5, Yuji attempts to convince Sukuna to help, but Sukuna refuses and threatens to kill Yuji’s friends. Yuji instructs Megumi to save Nobara and signal when they are out, planning to trade his body with Sukuna at that moment. As Megumi departs, Yuji confronts the Curse, but he is quickly overpowered. Desperate, Yuji charges a punch with Cursed Energy.
Despite his efforts, the Curse counters Yuji. Suddenly, they both hear a wolf howl, Megumi’s signal. Hearing this, Yuji exchanges with Sukuna. After defeating the Curse, Yuji fails to regain control of his body, leading Sukuna to pursue Megumi. Eventually, Yuji manages to reclaim his body, engaging in a brief conversation with Megumi before succumbing to death due to losing his heart.
What episode does Yuji Itadori come back to life in?
In Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 6, titled “After the Rain,” which premiered on November 7, 2020, Yuji’s body is taken to the morgue of the Tokyo Exorcism School for examination. Inside Sukuna’s living space, Yuji engages in a fight with Sukuna, who easily overpowers him. Sukuna reveals that they are not completely dead and offers to bring Yuji back to life with conditions that primarily benefit Yuji, but Yuji rejects them, insisting on unconditional revival. Sukuna proposes a fight, and the winner gets their terms. Yuji accepts, but Sukuna defeats him effortlessly. Just before the examination begins, Yuji comes back to life and is greeted by Satoru.
After changing clothes, Satoru discusses with Shoko Ieiri the idea of keeping the deceased Yuji on the records to train him for the interschool tournament. Later, Satoru explains Cursed Energy and spells to Yuji, who becomes saddened when told he can’t use spells. Satoru decides to enhance Yuji’s fighting abilities with Cursed Energy and asks him to smack his hand. Yuji’s initial attempt lacks Cursed Energy, but Satoru explains that negative emotions fuel it. Satoru introduces a doll for training, explaining that Yuji must emit a constant flow of Cursed Energy to avoid the doll’s attacks. Initially struggling, Yuji eventually gets the hang of it with time.
Satoru asks Yuji if he met Sukuna when he was dead, but Yuji doesn’t remember. Later, Satoru helps Yuji pass his training and introduces him to Domain Expansion. They confront Jogo, and as Jogo uses his Domain Expansion, Satoru explains the technique to Yuji. Witnessing Satoru overpower Jogo, Yuji is impressed. After the confrontation, Satoru reveals they will train hard for the High School Tournament. Yuji, unaware of the tournament, asks for clarification, surprising Satoru.
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