Jujutsu Kaisen: Naobito’s Connection to Toji Explained!

Jujutsu Kaisen: Naobito's Connection to Toji Explained!
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Toji Foshiguro is unique in many ways, which is why fans have developed an interest in him, and since he has finally made his anime debut, we can continue answering some burning questions about the guy as the story of Jujutsu Kaisen keeps evolving. Toji died at Gojo’s hand, but he is suddenly back again in Shibuya, which resulted in the fans demanding to know more. In this article, we will address one issue related to Toji’s past. Namely, in this article, you will find out how Toji is related to Naobito Zenin, who was the only one who recognized him when he came.

  • Article Breakdown:
  • Toji Fushiguro was actually born as Toji Zenin, but due to his Heavenly Restriction, he was rejected by his family. When he married Megumi’s mom, he took her last name.
  • Naobito Zenin was actually Toji’s uncle, meaning that he was the brother of one of his parents, just like Ogi Zenin. Megumi was his son, but he did not know what he looked like; Maki was his cousin, but she also had no idea what he looked like. Nanami was the only one in the group with no relation to him.

Naobito Zenin was Toji’s uncle

The story we have to tell is related to Toji’s background and history. We know that he was introduced to the series as Toji Fushiguro, Megumi’s father, but he was, on more than one occasion, called Toji Zenin. Allow us to explain that discrepancy.

Namely, as you might or might not know, Toji was a former member of the Zenin Clan, as it turned out. Like Maki, he was born with a Heavenly Restriction, and in his case, he was left entirely devoid of cursed energy (Maki had some cursed energy, but very little, while Toji had none).

This means that, in reality, he was born as Toji Zenin. He has superhuman physical prowess and highly developed senses to make up for this handicap, which allows him to see and feel cursed spirits. When he was younger, he even went to see Gojo, and even though Toji was supposed to be invisible, he was taken aback that the young sorcerer could see him.

Even if his abilities made him a strong character, his family did not find it sufficient. Toji felt completely abandoned by his family since the Zenin Clan, an old and traditional family, expected more from him than he could have given them. This is why, in spite of all of his skills and abilities, he was not good enough for them.

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Naturally, this all began when he was very small, and when Toji grew older, it was apparent that he would have to leave his family, much like Maki did. His family had rejected him because of his condition, and after harboring hatred towards them for years, he simply left them one day. It has been said that his decision not to kill them was a fortunate coincidence for them, as he was, at the time, already capable of doing so with relative ease.

Now, we know what happened to him later, so we won’t be repeating that story. What interests us now is Naobito. Naobito was quite old, and he was the head of the Zenin Clan, which means that he was well-acquainted with Toji’s story, and that is why he was the only one who recognized him. Megumi did not recognize him for reasons that are well-known, while Maki also saw him (for the last time) when she was a child (if she ever saw him at all). So, it makes sense that Naobito was the only one who recognized him.

Maki was Toji’s close cousin, as she was the daughter of one of his uncles, Obi Zenin, who was Naobito’s brother. This means that Naobito was also Toji’s uncle, which – in turn – means that Naobito was the brother of one of Toji’s parents. This means that Naobito was very closely related to Toji and that they had a very close familial bond.

Of course, their relationship was non-existent because of their past, but they were close relatives. We don’t know much about Toji’s parents, so we don’t have any additional details for you here. But we did clear things up, and we have told you the whole story.

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