Satoru Gojō is not the protagonist of Jujutsu Kaisen but he is, by all standards, its strongest and most important persona. Basically overpowered, Satoru Gojō is able to defeat anyone he comes across, including – by his own assumption – the fully-powered Sukuna (although he has said that it would wear him down a little). Gojō absolutely deserves the praise as he is one of the franchise’s best-written characters. But, despite all of his powers and abilities, Gojō has been sealed by Kenjaku in the dreaded Prison Realm, with no means of escape from the inside. In this article, we are going to tell you how long Gojō has been sealed for.
As of the time of writing this article, Satoru Gojō has been sealed for 1,095 days and is still sealed away in the Prison Realm, as it was shown in the Shibuya Incident Arc. While his allies are fighting in the Culling Game, they are also looking for a way to unseal Gojō, as they know that he is their most powerful ally. Gojō will by all means be unsealed at some point in the story, but we don’t know when it is going to happen.
This article is going to focus solely on Gojō and his ending up sealed in the Prison Realm, as it is the only thing we can write about based on the main question we have here. You’re going to find out all of the circumstances surrounding this event, as well as its consequences and find out how long Gojō’s imprisonment has been active in the series. Due to his popularity, it is completely understandable that people want to know about Gojō’s fate, but be aware that there are a lot of spoilers in this article.
How long has Satoru Gojō been sealed for?
Those who have read the Jujutsu Kaisen manga know that Satoru Gojō has been sealed inside the Prison Realm by Pseudo-Geto. This event – which we are going to describe in the next section – happened in Chapter 91 of the Jujutsu Kaisen manga. As he was sealing him away, Pseudo-Geto told him that he would be released after 10 centuries, i.e., after a whole Millenium; by then, Pseudo-Geto will have created his “New World” and Gojō would be able to witness it (this is possible due to the Prison Realm destroying the notion of time as it is known in the real world). So, we know that Gojō is still sealed in the Prison Realm, but how long has it been?
If you consider when this happened and what day it is, as of January 19, 2023, it has been 1,095 days since Gojō has been sealed inside the Prison Realm. And counting. Now, as we have said, and as everyone knows it, Gojō will end up being unsealed, as the main characters are working on it, but we don’t know when it is going to happen. It is definitely going to happen before Pseudo-Geto’s thousand-year mark, but how many days are still going to pass before Gojō makes his comeback is not known so we’ll just have to wait it out. Let us now explore how Gojō ended up being sealed in the first place.
How did Gojō get sealed in the Prison Realm?
Satoru enters the veil that has been placed over the neighborhood on October 31 in Shibuya. Satoru decides to move toward the lower levels as he forces his way through the mob after realizing the enemy’s goals. Satoru is confronted by Jogo, Hanami, and Choso as he enters the subway. Then Satoru gets ready to battle the three Curses.
Satoru tells them it’s not necessary because he has no intention of fleeing as Hanami begins to block all the exits. The trapped individuals are then taken into the underground, where Satoru is subsequently attacked by the Curses. Satoru is attacked by Jogo and Hanami utilizing Domain Expansion, but he is able to defeat their attack. Satoru considers how Domain Expansion operates and how exposed he is right now to their attacks.
When Jogo remarks that Satoru wasn’t going to flee, Satoru responds that he is shocked because the curses believed that their weak tactics would allow them to defeat him. Satoru removes his blindfold and declares that he would deal with Hanami first because the scourge was able to escape despite being confronted twice. Jogo and Hanami attack Satoru as the latter approaches them.
The Jujutsu sorcerer successfully avoids their blows and even succeeds in severing Jogo’s arm. Satoru follows Jogo as he flees the altercation. Hanami chooses to cast his own spell on Satoru since she believes the latter won’t use any of his spells, but Jogo counsels him against doing so. Unfortunately, Satoru seizes Hanami in an instant and tears his branches away.
Satoru is suddenly attacked by Choso, but the latter successfully parries the blow. Then, Choso is identified by Satoru as one of the Cursed Womb Death Painting, and he is noted for not attacking in the same manner as the other curses. After becoming weaker, Hanami is thrown into the wall by Satoru’s Infinity and is ultimately exorcised. Then, as people begin to shun him, Satoru wonders how he may put an end to the curses when enough people have left. However, he acknowledges that he won’t be able to save everyone. Satoru wonders what the curses are thinking when a train full of transformed humans arrives and begins attacking people.
Satoru dodges Mahito’s attack and then delivers a blow in retaliation, missing the target. Satoru becomes preoccupied as more humans are transported to their location and leaves Mahito and Choso to murder the nearby humans. Satoru tries to seize Jogo’s arm when he suddenly attacks, but Jogo cuts him off in order to flee. Then, for 0.2 seconds, Satoru triggers his Domain Expansion, freezing everyone in the subway. Satoru then starts killing all of the transformed humans, specifically a thousand of them.
Satoru then spots a little package on the ground. When Suguru appears, Satoru is about to walk away but stops. The box lying on the ground then traps Satoru, who is subsequently perplexed by the appearance of his deceased friend. Satoru believes he has lost since he no longer feels his strength. But when he inquires about her identity, the person in front of him replies, “I’m Suguru.”
With the use of his eyes, Satoru exposes the fraud, and the individual standing in front of him admits to being a forger. The individual adds that after carrying out his plan for a thousand years, he will reveal Satoru. Satoru counters that even though Yuta is strong, he couldn’t become the “next Satoru Gojō,” saying that they still have him on their side.
The impostor seals Satoru after saying goodbye to him. Satoru asks Suguru how long he intends to let someone else take control of his body before he departs. Suguru’s body arm suddenly grips his own neck in response to this. This is the first time an occupied body has ignored the impostor, he chuckles. The impersonator phones Mahito after that, and they talk about what transpired. Satoru orders the impersonator to swiftly seal it after listening to them since he is weary of extending them. The impostor then imprisons Satoru within the walls of the Prison Realm.
After being sealed, Satoru casts a spell that causes the Prison Realm’s Boundary to collapse, much to the enragement of the would-be Suguru. Satoru admits his mistakes inside the edge but then puts his faith in his pupils. Satoru was expelled from the jujutsu society permanently after the Shibuya Incident because he was believed to be one of the incident’s causes.
It has also been declared illegal to remove his seal, and those who do so will be regarded as traitors. Later, as Yuta and Yuji are conversing, the former confesses that Satoru visited him in Africa sometime in September. In the event that something occurred to Satoru, in particular to Yuji, he had personally instructed him to keep an eye on all the first and second.
Now, Gojō is still locked inside the Prison Realm, as we have said, but he is bound to come out. Yuta and Itadori are actively working on it, and they have even found someone, i.e., Angel, who is willing to free Gojō, but only if they take care of Sukuna first. Now, no one is willing to kill Itadori, not even for Gojō’s sake (Gojō himself would probably disagree with that), so we’ll have to wait in order to see how that one plays out.
Some fans suggest that Akutami actually hates Gojō and that that is the reason why he simply removed him from the plot, but the fact that Gojō could single-handedly end the Culling Game seems more likely, as the whole arc would be made redundant in case of Gojō’s return. That is why Gojō was removed from the plot temporarily, but he is definitely going to come back, we just don’t know when the counter is going to stop.