Choso severely injures his brothers' killer and brings him to the edge of defeat. Refusing to lose, Yuji decides to forget about his own life in order to stop Choso. Exhausted, heavily injured, and at the climax of their duel, both Yuji and Choso put it all on the line to win.
Choso fires a hardened Blood Meteorite clean through Yuji's liver.
Yuji is taken off guard because he thought Choso was out of projectiles thanks to Mechamaru's water trick. Yuji immediately recognizes he's been hit in an internal organ and considers the thought of losing and dying. However, he stomps on the ground and regains his focus.
Yuji converts his fear into cursed energy and clears his mind of all distractions. Yuji knows his role, he must do his best to help save Gojo sensei even if it costs him his life. He doesn't have to be the one to save him and Yuji is ready to die if that's what it takes to bring down Choso.
At the same time, Choso laments about much damage he's taken. Yuji has only landed three significant strikes, yet Choso is moderately injured. He knows using another surprise attack with Blood Meteorite won't work. Generally, Blood Manipulation isn't used to harden blood. Blood Edge creates a blade by rotating the user's blood into a cutting shape. Choso improvises and hardens his entire fist and much of his forearm using the blood inside his body. He's at risk of spontaneously developing thrombosis, but Choso determines that Yuji is a more severe threat.
Yuji and Choso exchange blows once again and Yuji is able to predict his opponent's moves at close range. He avoids a punch and a sweeping kick before hiding behind a bathroom door and locking it. This confuses Choso, but Yuji suddenly bursts through the door and dropkicks him in the face. Choso narrowly blocks with his hardened hand but Yuji locks his legs around his opponent's head and throws him with a flying scissor legs takedown. While Choso is staggered, Yuji closes the distance and flashes his right hand. He believes Choso thinks his left arm is useless after suffering a direct hit from the first Piercing Blood.
Yuji flashes his right hand as a decoy appears to land a hard left blow to the body. However, something doesn't feel right to Yuji and Choso abruptly cracks his collarbone with a violent hammer fist to the shoulder. This leaves a giant dent where Yuji's shoulder should be, leaving him vulnerable to Choso's next attack. The Death Painting finishes the fight with a crushing blow to Yuji's stomach that sends him across the room and crashing into the wall.
Choso lifts his robe and reveals that he hardened the part of his body Yuji attacked. Yuji falls unconscious still barely breathing. Choso wants to finish him off and tells the jujutsu sorcerer to asks for his brother's forgiveness on the other side. However, something suddenly stops Choso. At that moment, a memory was born inside Choso's brain. A memory of a past event that never happened.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- Yuji Itadori
- Megumi Fushiguro (Mentioned)
- Nobara Kugisaki (Mentioned)
- Kento Nanami (Mentioned)
- Satoru Gojo (Fantasy)