Jujutsu Kaisen: How was Gojo sealed?

Gojo Satoru sealed in Jujutsu Kaisen anime.

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In the world of anime and manga, few characters have garnered as much attention and reverence as Gojo Satoru from Jujutsu Kaisen. His unrivaled strength and charismatic personality have made him a fan favorite. However, recent developments in the series have left fans in shock and anticipation. So without a further ado, let’s delve into the captivating story of how Gojo Satoru, the Sorcerer Supreme, was sealed and what it means for the future of Jujutsu Kaisen.

(Spoiler Alert!) – We recommend experiencing both the anime and manga, up to Chapter 221, to preserve the thrill of discovery.

The Shibuya Incident Arc: Unpredictable and Gripping

The Shibuya Incident arc in Jujutsu Kaisen has been nothing short of breathtaking. It has treated fans to a rollercoaster of emotions, delivering dark and gruesome moments that have kept us on the edge of our seats. But for those who have been following the series closely, the most heart-wrenching moment came when Gojo Satoru found himself ensnared in a brilliantly devised trap orchestrated by the enigmatic Kenjaku.

When and How Was Gojo Sealed?

In the manga’s Chapter 90 and Season 2, Episode 9 titled Shibuya Incident – Gate, Open, Kenjaku hatches a cunning plan to imprison Gojo Satoru within the Prison Realm. However, sealing a sorcerer of Gojo’s caliber is no simple task. Kenjaku’s plan hinges on a challenging condition: the target must remain within a four-meter radius for approximately one minute. This condition is particularly challenging because Gojo is no ordinary sorcerer; he’s considered the strongest.

The Return of Geto Suguru

Kenjaku, taking the form of Geto Suguru (Pseudo-Geto), plays a pivotal role in Gojo’s sealing. Gojo was taken aback when he saw his late best friend, Geto, standing before him. In a cruel twist of fate, Gojo had delivered the final blow to his friend, a moment of profound significance in the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 ending. The shock of seeing Geto back from the dead sent Gojo reeling, with flashbacks flooding his mind for a full minute.

This momentary distraction was all Kenjaku needed to enact his plan. In that brief window, Kenjaku activated the Prison Realm, capturing Gojo and getting him sealed. It was a masterstroke that left fans counting the days until Gojo’s release.

The Long Wait: Gojo’s Unsealing in the Manga

For manga enthusiasts, it was a long and agonizing wait. Gojo remained sealed for 1189 days, equivalent to three years in real-world time. But patience paid off when Gojo was finally unsealed in Chapter 221 of the manga. His release was made possible by the Angel’s curse technique wielded by Hana Kurusu, known as Jacob’s ladder. With this powerful technique, the back gate of the Prison Realm was unlocked, setting Gojo free.


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When Will Gojo Be Unsealed in the Anime?

With Gojo’s unsealing marking a pivotal moment in the series, fans are eager to know when they can witness this epic event in the anime adaptation. However, it’s important to manage expectations. As the manga’s storyline progresses at a deliberate pace, Gojo won’t be making his return in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2.

A Long Road Ahead in the Anime

To understand when Gojo might return in the anime, we need to examine the arcs and chapters that lie ahead. The Shibuya Incident arc is expected to conclude around Chapter 136, and Season 2 of the anime is set to adapt this arc. Following this, viewers can anticipate the Itadori’s Extermination Arc (chapters 137-143) and the Perfect Preparation Arc (chapters 144-158), which are considered mini-arcs.

However, the main event lies in the Culling Game Arc (chapters 159-221), where Gojo is unsealed in Chapter 221. This means that, in terms of the manga’s storyline, Gojo’s return is still quite a distance away.

Adapting the Manga to Anime

While it might be challenging to estimate when Gojo’s return will grace the anime, it’s important to consider the sheer number of chapters that need to be adapted. Adapting 85 chapters into Season 3 is a monumental task, even for a studio as capable as MAPPA.

Season 1 of the anime covered 63 chapters in 24 episodes, while Season 2 is adapting 73 chapters in 23 episodes. To faithfully adapt 85 chapters would require extensive planning, production, and time.

Given the demands of maintaining the high-quality animation and storytelling that Jujutsu Kaisen is known for, it’s reasonable to anticipate that it will take between 3 to 5 years before we witness Gojo Satoru’s triumphant return in the anime.

The Future of ‘Jujutsu Kaisen

As fans eagerly await Gojo’s return to action, they can expect significant changes in the course of Jujutsu Kaisen’s history. The manga itself is approaching its conclusion, with author Gege Akutami confirming that the story is entering its final stages. This revelation adds an extra layer of anticipation for the series’ devoted followers.

Gojo vs. Sukuna: A Battle of Legends

When Gojo is finally released (after getting sealed) in Chapter 221 of the manga, he returns with an air of confidence that has always defined his character. His charisma, humor, and unshakable self-assuredness remain intact. Gojo immediately confronts formidable opponents like Kenjaku and Sukuna.

One of the most eagerly anticipated moments is the legendary battle between Gojo and Sukuna. In a nod to earlier chapters, Gojo’s response to a question from Itadori regarding his chances against Sukuna echoes through the story. This sets the stage for an epic clash between two of the series’ most powerful figures.

Wrapping it up

The sealing and eventual unsealing of Gojo Satoru in Jujutsu Kaisen have been a source of intrigue and anticipation for fans. The Shibuya Incident arc has taken viewers on an unforgettable journey, and Gojo’s absence has only intensified the desire to see him in action once more.

While the anime adaptation continues to captivate audiences, the road to Gojo’s return is a long one, with many chapters yet to be adapted. However, as the manga nears its conclusion, the promise of epic battles and dramatic revelations awaits fans.

As we await Gojo’s triumphant return, Jujutsu Kaisen continues to prove why it’s one of the most compelling and beloved series in the world of anime and manga. The future is bright, and fans can look forward to more jaw-dropping moments and unforgettable battles in the world of curses and sorcery.

Jujutsu Kaisen Shibuya arc is currently streaming on Crunchyroll.



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