Who Does Itadori End Up with in Jujutsu Kaisen? Love Interests Explained

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Romance is not a major element throughout the Jujutsu Kaisen storyline, although this certainly hasn’t stopped anime fans from shipping their favorite characters together. Being the leading star, Yuji Itadori has gained a ton of attention for quite some time – but, fans are still curious to find out who Itadori ends up with in Jujutsu Kaisen.

Yuko Ozawa is Yuji Itadori’s only confirmed love interest in Jujutsu Kaisen so far, although she has not revealed her true feelings for him. Nobara and Itadori have an ambiguous relationship, with hints of a mutual budding romance here and there, but Itadori has not officially ended up with anyone so far.

Despite Yuji Itadori having a couple of love interests, his potentially romantic relationships seem to have been swept under the rug for the majority of the storyline’s progression. Stick around to find out everything there is to know about Yuji Itadori’s love interests in Jujutsu Kaisen, as well as who Itadori is most likely to end up with.

Yuji Itadori’s Love Interests

The Jujutsu Kaisen storyline rarely focuses on love and romance, although there are touches of it here and there – primarily more for filler content or for the sake of humor. Still, there were a few instances when Yuji Itadori was introduced to the prospect of pursuing romance.

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When it comes to Yuji Itadori’s romantic preferences, his true character and personality have really come through. It has been revealed that Itadori generally has a physical attraction to relatively tall girls with big butts, but this doesn’t always come into play when he decides who he really likes.

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Despite having a preference for certain physical features, Yuji Itadori has shown that he still values the individual over their outward appearance. He decides if he likes someone based on the person they really are, involving aspects of their personality, hobbies, skills, or special talents.


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Yuko Ozawa

Yuko was initially introduced as Yuji Itadori’s classmate in junior high school. She has a shy, timid, and gentle personality, although she did suffer from bullying and social issues when she was younger due to having trouble with her weight.

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During this time, Itadori was the only one to show care and compassion for her, still finding positive points to compliment her on – such as her elegant writing or the way she eats fish. She began developing feelings for Itadori shortly after this interaction, appreciating his sweet personality and that he didn’t judge her for her appearance.

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But, she chose to never reveal her true feelings, instead asking him to take a class photo with her on graduation day. When she finally meets up with Itadori again in the future, she decides to reveal her true feelings to Megumi and Nobara, who confirm that Itadori is still single and try to set them up.

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Despite being quite different in her appearance, having grown about 15cm and lost a ton of weight, Itadori still managed to recognize her easily. Yuko decided to keep her feelings to herself once again as she did not want Itadori to simply like her for her looks, instead choosing to admire Itadori from a distance.

Nobara Kugisaki

Nobara Kugisaki initially seems to judge Itadori based on his looks and personality simultaneously. In Chapter 5 of the Jujutsu Kaisen manga series, Nobara is seen blushing and smiling at Yuki Itadori, after which he blushes back as well.


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She also uses images of Yuji Itadori as motivation during her fight with Momo Nishimiya, which shows that she at least has more feelings for Itadori than expected. In the Jujutsu Kaisen manga series, Itadori is painted in a more comedic and friendly light, while he seems to be happy ad peaceful in the anime series.


As a result, there’s definitely still room for interpretation here. Many Jujutsu Kaisen fans feel that Nobara may care for Itadori much more than she’s willing to let on, possibly being protective over him as well as his relationships. But, there’s still the chance that these feelings are platonic.

While many fans believe that Nobara doesn’t actually have any romantic feelings for Itadori, there are some who believe otherwise, and for some good reasons. There is some evidence to suggest that Nobara could have unprofessed feelings for Itadori, such is the case in Chapter 64 of the Jujutsu Kaisen manga series.

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She appears to be jealous when Yuko mentions that she likes Itadori. Nobara appears to even become competitive about Itadori getting a girlfriend, trying to get a boyfriend first – at least, that’s what she claimed, as she also states that Itadori should be after her.

However, it’s clear that Nobara’s stance towards relationships is complex, as described in a heart-to-heart talk between Nobara and Itadori following a deadly battle.

“There are only so many open seats in my life, and I don’t want to let my heart be swayed by anyone who’s not sitting in them. Is that mean? Of course, there are also people like you who bring their own seat and sit down.”

This statement may imply that Itadori has found his way into Nobara’s heart, whether she wanted him to or not. In the chapter where Yuji Itadori is revived from the dead, Nobara is the only character seen with tears in her eyes after seeing him. She becomes angry once she realizes that Itadori had not informed her that he was alive, and he later gets ‘punished’ by Nobara – a panel that shows Nobara blushing as she faces away from Itadori.


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It’s also quite clear that Itadori has harbored feelings for Nobara as well, as he does give hints of her meaning quite a lot to him. In the second ending of Jujutsu Kaisen, Yuji Itadori uses his phone to record memories, with a special focus on Nobara walking along a beach.

Mahito also claimed that Nobara was Itadori’s “Achilles Heel”, and the idea of her getting hurt was his main weakness. In addition to all of these telltale signs, Nobara and Itadori seem to act like a couple on their off time – going on date-like adventures such as to the movies or going shopping, which also involves Itadori carrying Nobara’s shopping bags around.

Who Does Itadori End Up With in Jujutsu Kaisen?

At the time of writing, Yuji Itadori has not ended up with anyone. Since there is only one confirmed love interest, Yuko, and the ambiguous relationship between Itadori and Nobara, Jujutsu Kaisen fans are still unsure where things may lead.

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Yuji Itadori seems to be more interested in Nobara when compared to Yuko, and many Jujutsu Kaisen fans believe that Nobara and Itadori could theoretically end up together at some point in the future – they would definitely make a powerful couple. However, since Yuko has not professed her feelings or attempted to spend more time with Itadori, there’s still the chance of things going differently.

That’s everything there is to know about Yuji Itadori’s romantic relationships and interests in Jujutsu Kaisen, with images thanks to the Jujutsu Kaisen Wiki as well as fans on Quora. Although many fans had hoped Itadori would end up with someone romantically, it seems that the creators ultimately decided that this classic anime hero would remain single – at least, for now.

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