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The Cursed Womb Arc ( (じゅ) (たい) (へん) Jutai-hen?) is the second arc in Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen. It follows the Tokyo Jujutsu High first-year students as they investigate the sudden appearance of a cursed womb that threatens to spawn a special grade cursed spirit.


The Detention Center Case

The cursed womb produces a special grade curse.

In West Tokyo City, a cursed womb carrying a potential special grade curse appears suddenly. While Satoru Gojo is away, Kiyotaka Ijichi sends in Gojo's three students to rescue potential survivors of the said event.

Yuji, Megumi, and Nobara all go on their first mission as a trio together. However, by the time they arrive, the cursed womb has already produced a special grade cursed spirit and slaughtered all the inhabitants of the remote detention facility.

Sukuna takes Yuji's body hostage.

Megumi believes that the inmates can't be redeemed or saved, prompting an argument with Yuji. Nobara is then suddenly separated from them and the special grade curse appears from nowhere. Yuji decides to hold it off alone while Megumi goes to save Nobara.

Once Megumi and Nobara are both outside of the center and is safe, Yuji unleashes Sukuna to slay the curse. However, Yuji is unable to immediately regain his consciousness. Free with Yuji's body, Sukuna snatches his heart out and takes Yuji's body hostage.

Megumi fights Sukuna one on one and reveals that he saved Yuji because he wants to save good people. Yuji manages to reclaim his body thanks to Megumi's words but dies as a result.

Jujutsu Battles & Events

Image Battle / Event Outcome
Cursed Womb Domain (Anime).png Evacuation of the Eishu Detention Center The team is unable to confirm any survivors. A special grade cursed spirit is born.
Nobara vs. Mask Curses (Anime).png Nobara Kugisaki vs. Cursed Spirits Nobara exorcises the majority of the curses ambushing her. Megumi rescues Nobara from the numerous remaining cursed spirits.
Yuji punches the Finger Bearer with Cursed Energy.gif Yuji Itadori vs. Finger Bearer Yuji holds off the curse long enough for Megumi to rescue Nobara. Sukuna takes over the battle.
Sukuna attacks the Finger Bearer.png Sukuna vs. Finger Bearer Sukuna effortlessly annihilates the enemy cursed spirit and reclaims his finger from it.
Megumi vs. Sukuna.gif Megumi Fushiguro vs. Sukuna Megumi helps Yuji regain control of his body from Sukuna but Yuji dies as a result.



Characters Introduced

Terminology Introduced


July 2018
Juvenile Detention Center (Anime).png West Tokyo City - Eishu Juvenile Detention Center: The cursed womb spawned in a remote detention center somewhere in unspecified Tokyo. Five inmates were trapped inside along with the curse and were ultimately murdered by it. Yuji, Megumi, and Nobara enter the facility to rescue them but only discover their corpses.


  • This is currently the shortest arc in the manga, both in terms of the publication duration (lasting for 24 days from April 9 to May 2 of 2018) and the amount of chapters (4). It technically matches the Cursed Child Arc in terms of the number of chapters; however, due to the difference in page count between Jump GIGA and Weekly Shonen Jump, it is significantly shorter in terms of the content included.

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