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The Fearsome Womb Arc ( (じゅ) (たい) (たい) (てん) (へん) Jutaitaiten-hen?) is the first story arc in Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen. It follows Yuji Itadori as he's thrust into the jujutsu world after becoming Sukuna's vessel.

Synopsis

The Secret Execution

Yuji Itadori is a student who excels in using his physical gifts in school sports. Instead, he'd rather hang out with his friends in the Occult Research Club.

Yuji incarnates Sukuna.

One day he crosses paths with Megumi Fushiguro, a jujutsu sorcerer from Tokyo Jujutsu High. Megumi is searching for a special grade cursed object, originating from the most powerful cursed spirit in history: Ryomen Sukuna.

Yuji's friends in the Occult Research Club accidentally unseal the cursed object and attract curses to their location.

Together, Yuji and Megumi try to fend off the curses but are backed into a corner. Yuji ingests Sukuna's finger to gain his power and manages to incarnate the curse.

After saving his friends, Yuji is put on trial by the Jujutsu Higher-Ups. He staves off a secret execution and becomes a student under Satoru Gojo, the most powerful jujutsu sorcerer. Yuji is introduced to Tokyo Jujutsu High and his only two classmates, including the orange-haired girl of steel, Nobara Kugisaki.

The Girl of Steel

While Megumi recovers from his injuries, Gojo sensei sends Yuji and Nobara on a mission. They're tasked with exorcising any curses haunting an abandoned building in Roppongi, Tokyo.

Nobara exorcising the curse.

Nobara doesn't take to Yuji at first and decides to go off on her own. Yuji defeats a curse using a knife given to him by Gojo. Satoru already knows that Yuji possesses enough crazy to be a jujutsu sorcerer. He wants to focus on testing Nobara's capabilities.

Nobara is faced with a curse with enough intelligence to take a child hostage. She places down her weapons and surrenders for the child's sake. Suddenly, Yuji bursts through the wall and saves the young boy, giving Nobara the opportunity to exorcise the weak cursed spirit. They both pass Gojo's test and proves they're plenty crazy.

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
Yuji rescues Sasaki and Iguchi (Anime).gif Yuji & Megumi vs. Cursed Spirits Yuji devours Sukuna's finger. Yuji and Megumi exorcise all cursed spirits from Sugisawa High School.
Sukuna attacks Satoru Gojo (Anime).gif Satoru Gojo vs. Sukuna Yuji proves that he can control Sukuna's influence on his body.
Secret Execution (Anime).png Secret Execution Yuji's execution is delayed until he can consume all of Sukuna's fingers. He's accepted into Tokyo Jujutsu High to be trained as a jujutsu sorcerer.
Curse appears above Yuji (Anime).png Yuji & Nobara vs. Cursed Spirits Yuji and Nobara exorcise all cursed spirits from an abandoned building in Roppongi, Tokyo.
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.

Chapters

Episodes

Characters Introduced

Terminology Introduced

Settings

June 2018
Sugisawa High (Anime).png Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture - Sugisawa Municipal High School #3: Yuji's original high school. He was a member of the Occult Research Club with Sasaki and Iguchi. The school's rugby field was being haunted by curses due to the presence of Sukuna's finger.
Tokyo Metropolitan Jujutsu Technical School (Anime).png Tokyo Jujutsu High: One of two main jujutsu education facilities and the home base for all Jujutsu Sorcerers. Yuji, Megumi, and Nobara make up the only members of Gojo sensei's first-year class.
First field test (Anime).png Roppongi, Tokyo: Gojo sensei takes his students on a tour of Tokyo, misleading them into investigating an abandoned building in Roppongi. The abandoned building is close to a cemetery and therefore more prone to curse energy.
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.

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