Yuji Itadori ( (いた) (どり) (ゆう) () Itadori Yūji?) is the main protagonist of Jujutsu Kaisen. He is a first-year at Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School.

Appearance

Yuji is a muscular teenager with big light brown eyes and black and pink spiky hair. After eating the finger and consequently becoming a host for Sukuna. He gets a 2nd pair of eyes that only open when Sukuna is controlling the body.

At the start of the series, Yuji wore a light-colored hooded jacket, black pants with bottoms of it are rolled up, and white shoes.

After Yuji enrolled into the Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School, he began wearing his version of the uniform: a black long sleeve shirt resembling a gakuran over a red hoodie, black pants, and red shoes.

Personality

Yuji is a fair person who cares greatly for not only his comrades, but anyone he views as people with their own wills, despite how deep or shallow his connection to them is. He cares greatly for the "value of a life" and to this end he will ensure that others receive a "fair death". He is easy to anger in the face of pure cruelty and unfair judgment of other people.

One of Yuji's defining traits is his willingness to sacrifice himself for others, triggered by his grandfather's last words to him to die surrounded by others. When Megumi and him were about to be killed by a curse, Yuji swallowed Sukuna's finger in order to exorcise it and save them, despite just meeting Megumi for the first time.

Abilities and Powers

Overall Skill: Yuji is famous for his superhuman physical abilities, earning him the nickname "The Tiger of West Junior High" before becoming a Sorcerer. As a vessel he has the exceedingly rare ability to contain Sukuna's soul without any ill effects. This natural skill allows him to 'perceive the contours of the soul' and lets him harm Mahito.

Superhuman Strength: He is able to destroy walls with ease and can throw a lead ball with enough force to bend a soccer goalpost. Yuji has also been able to throw several cars in succession.

Enhanced Durability: Yuji's durability surpasses the average Sorcerer - he was still able to fight the special-class curse after losing a hand and multiple fingers.

Enhanced Speed and Reflexes: He can finish a 50-meter track within 3 seconds. When students from Kyoto School tried to murder him, he was able to dodge the attacks of all five opposing Sorcerers.

Proficient Learner: Yuji is a curious person, tending to ask many questions to his instructor. He is also good at progressing - being quick at Satoru's Movie Appreciation Training, and realize Aoi Todo's guide quickly. According to Akutami, he is best at cooking among the trio of the First Years. Yuji has shown that he can easily master a weapon with a short amount of time.

Yuji shows off his martial arts skills.

Proficient Hand-to-Hand Combatant: Yuji is a skilled combatant that can make quick judgments and power blows. Yuji can make refined attack, like stopping his attack just before it hit and adjust his power within his fist. Yuji is also skilled in a martial arts style, Taido Martial Arts.

He is capable of performing a Knee Release. Which is an ancient martial arts technique that eliminates starting movements. Yuji is not only able to release his knees, but also his hips and shoulders, to instead of falling down, is able to guide himself to his opponent's feet.

By combining the aforementioned technique with Taido Martial Arts, Yuji can perform a Manji Kick, where uses the momentum to throw his right leg upwards and land a kick to his opponent's head. By adding Cursed Energy to this attack, it is able to harm Cursed Spirits.

Poison Resistance: Since Yuji is the host to Sukuna, he has a resistance to all kind of poisons. Yuji will feel the pain from the poison, but he is largely unaffected. This ability was first demonstrated during his fight with Junpei, when he could resist the poison from Moon Dregs.

Weapon Mastery: Yuji was not trained in the use of weapons, however, due to his physical power and intelligence, he can still master one quickly.

Jujutsu

Cursed Energy Manipulation
Great Cursed Energy: Yuji's Cursed Energy originates from the parts of the Special Grade Curse Ryomen Sukuna. He doesn't seem to have an innate talent, but the boy has shown great proficiency with learning how to control Cursed Energy.

Currently, Yuji primarily uses Cursed Energy in combination with his martial arts skills and superhuman strength to reinforce his strikes, increasing their impact and allowing him to hurt Curses.

Thanks to the various trainings he's had, Yuji has gotten a better grasp on the nature of Cursed Energy than most of his peers. By the time he's had his rematch with Mahito during the Shibuya Incident, Yuji managed to learn how to use Black Flash practically at will.

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Yuji using Divergent Fist on a curse.png Divergent Fist (逕庭拳 Keitei Ken?)[3]: After Yuji lands a punch on a target, his Cursed Energy flows and makes a stronger second impact. Divergent Fist was often used initially, but after Yuji's fight with Aoi Todo at the Kyoto Sister-School Goodwill Event and the Kyoto third-year's critique of this attack, Sukuna's Vessel stopped using it.
Yuji using Black Flash.png Black Flash (黒閃 Kokusen?): A technique that creates spatial distortion when a user connects with an impact of Cursed Energy within a span of 0.000001 seconds of a physical hit. The phenomenon causes Cursed Energy to flash black, creating an attack that is equal to a normal hit to the power of 2.5. Currently, Yuji is capable of using Black Flash four times in a row, and has performed it a total of eight times.
Binding Vows
Yuji has an unnamed Binding Vow with Sukuna. The King of Curses agreed to revive the boy after his apparent death in the Cursed Womb Arc under two conditions: ① Yuji would allow Sukuna to take over his body for one full minute when the Cursed Spirit would chant "Enchain" and ② he would forget about the agreement. Yuji initially opposed the Binding Vow, making Sukuna promise that he wouldn't kill or hurt anyone during that minute. The boy still disagreed to the terms and instead had a battle against the King of Curses, where he'd allow the agreement to occur if he lost. Sukuna effortlessly defeated Yuji, forcing him into the Binding Vow. Binding Vow.png

Equipment

Yuji holding the Slaughter Demon.png Slaughter Demon (屠坐魔 Tozama?)[4]: A charm weapon given by his instructor Satoru Gojo, originally belongs to Maki Zenin, is effective against curses. It was destroyed by a Special Grade Curse.[5]

Trivia

  • Yuji is 173cm tall, and according to Akutami, will continue growing.
  • Yuji weighs about 80kg, but his body fat percentage is in the single digits.
  • Yuji loves watching TV.
  • He has a huge repertoire of half-cocked impressions.
  • He isn't picky about food.
  • Yuji isn't actually a hoodie guy, but wears it because he can be indecisive.
  • His type is "tall girls with big butts... like Jennifer Lawrence".[6]
  • Yuji ranked 1st place in the manga's 1st Character Popularity Poll with 21,735 votes.

References

  1. Volume 1 Profile
  2. Volume 1 Profile
  3. Chapter 20, Page 8
  4. Chapter 4, Page 2
  5. Chapter 6, Page 18
  6. Chapter 35, Page 2


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