Yuji is a muscular teenager with big light brown eyes and light brown spiky hair. After becoming a host for Sukuna, a small line appeared below each of his eyes.
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 judgement of other people.
Yuji was mostly raised by his grandfather, who he thought of as a father.
During Junior High, Yuji is talking with some classmates about how he is interested in Yuko Ozawa even through she is not tall. His classmates wonder why, which Yuji explains how elegant Yuko is. During graduation, Yuji takes a photo with Yuko.
Introduction Arc Edit
Yuji is in the Occult Club room, with Sasaki and Iguchi, when the student council president comes to complain about the club. The president says that the club room is going to a different club, since the Occult Club doesn't have three members. As the Occult Club is confused, Mr. Takagi shows up and reveals that he rewrote Yuji application, so that he would join the Track-and-Field team instead of the Occult Club. As Yuji complains, Mr. Takagi makes a deal that if Yuji can beat him then Yuji can join the Occult Club. Yuji agrees to the deal since it will be easy for him.
Yuji takes on Mr. Takagi in Shot Put, and easily manages to defeat him. Sasaki tells Yuji that he doesn't need to continue being in the club, which Yuji tells her that the club has grown on him and wishes to stay. Yuji notices what time it is and head out. As Yuji passes Megumi, Megumi senses something about him and follows him.
Yuji arrives at the hospital that his grandfather is at, which meets with him. The two starts to talk, which Yuji's grandfather tells him to use his strength to help other and to be surrounded by others when he dies. Yuji tries to reply to his grandfather but notices that he has died, which he reports to the staff. After Yuji finishes the necessary paperwork, Megumi shows up and demands the Cursed Object. Yuji says that he will give it to him but wants an explanation, which Megumi explains what curses are. After finishing the explanation, Yuji hands the box over but Megumi finds out that the box is empty. Megumi wants to know were the object is, which Yuji says that his senpai has it and that they plan to unseal it tonight.
Yuji and Megumi rush over to the school, which Yuji notices that terrible pressure coming from the school once he gets close. As Megumi tells Yuji to say back, Yuji remembers what his grandfather told him and heads in to help. Yuji manages to rescue his friends from a spirit, which Megumi uses this chance to exorcise the spirit. Megumi asks why Yuji is here, which Yuji explains his reason. Suddenly Yuji finds the Cursed Object, which Megumi explains that its one of Sukuna's fingers. Another spirit appears, which Megumi pushes Yuji out of the way. As Megumi is tossed around by the spirit, Yuji jumps in and rescues him. Yuji takes on the spirit, but the spirit easily overpowers Yuji easily. Megumi explains to Yuji how it takes Cursed Energy to exorcise a spirit. Yuji wonders why the spirit is after the finger, which Megumi says that the spirit wants to eat it in order to get stronger. Yuji eats the finger, which incarnates Sukuna, who easily exorcises the spirit. When Sukuna plans to start a massacre, Yuji takes back his body. Megumi tells Yuji that he will have to exorcise him since he has become a Cursed Spirit. Suddenly Gojo arrives and wonders were the Cursed Object is at, which Yuji tells him that he ate it. Gojo tells Yuji to switch with Sukuna but switch back after ten seconds, which Yuji agrees to after some convincing. Yuji switches with Sukuna, which after ten seconds he switches back. After Yuji switches back, Gojo simply knocks Yuji out.
Later Yuji wakes up and notices that he is tied up in a room. Gojo tells Yuji that he is going to be executed, but they are going to suspend it for a time. As Yuji is confused by this, Gojo explains who Sukuna is and how their are 20 of Sukuna's fingers that they can't destroy. Gojo also explains how they plan to have Yuji eat the other fingers and then execute him, which he then tells Yuji to choose his death. Afterwards, Yuji is allows to check up on his friends and see how they are doing. After meeting with his friends, Yuji meets up with Gojo, who asks about his decision. After talking about how this might help people out, Yuji agrees to it and eats another finger. Yuji manages to hold Sukuna, which Gojo figures that Yuji is able to resist Sukuna. Megumi suddenly shows up, which Gojo and Megumi tells Yuji that he is coming to Tokyo with them to join as the third first year student of the Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical College.
After they arrive at the college, Gojo escorts Yuji through the college to his interview with the principal. Before they get to the meeting, Gojo tells Yuji that its possible the Yuji can fail his interview. As they arrive at the place for the interview, Yuji greets the principal of the college, Masamichi. Masamichi asks Yuji why he wants to attend the school, which Yuji gives an answer that Masamichi doesn't like. Masamichi has one of his Corpse Curse attack Yuji, and explains how it won't stop until he get an answer from Yuji that he likes. After Yuji manages to restrain the Corpse Curse and explains how he won't regret the way he lives in the end, which Masamichi accepts his answer and allows him to attend the college. Afterwards Gojo brings Yuji to his the dorm that he will be stalling at. While Yuji is decorating his room, Gojo explains to him that Yuji is now able to locate Sukuna's finger like a radar. When Megumi comes out of his room, Gojo tells the two that tomorrow they will going to be pick up the last of the first year students, Nobara Kugisaki.
The next day, Yuji talks with Megumi about how their are so few Shamans before they head out to go get Nobara. When Gojo shows up, all three of them head to Harajuku to go pick up Nobara. After they pick up Nobara and introduce themselves to each other, Gojo brings them to Roppongi for a mission. Once they arrive at the location, Gojo explains that Yuji and Nobara go exorcise the spirits as a tells to see their capabilities. Yuji brings up the fact that he can use Cursed Energy, which Gojo hands him a Cursed Weapon to use. Gojo also tells Yuji to not let Sukuna out during this mission, which Yuji agrees. As Yuji and Nobara head in, Nobara forces the two to split up to find the curse which Yuji doesn't agree with. As Yuji explores the lower floors, he comes across a spirit and exorcises it. Later Yuji breaks through a wall in order to rescue a child that a spirit has taken hostage. As the spirit escapes, Yuji gives Nobara that spirits arm, that he had cut off, which she uses to exorcise the spirit. After a brief chat with Nobara, Yuji brings the child out to be taken home. After the mission is complete, Gojo decides to take them out to eat which Yuji suggests beef steak.
The Curses Womb Arc Edit
A month later Yuji, along with Nobara and Megumi, are brought to a detention center for a mission by Kiyotaka. Kiyotaka explains that situation in the detention center, and how its their job to just rescue any survivors to the three. When a parent comes to asks if their son is safe, Yuji decides to rescue the guy. As the three head into the center, they notices that the area has expanded. Megumi notices that the exit is gone, which Yuji and Nobara wonder what they are going to do. Megumi tells them that his shikigami, that he had summoned, is capable of finding the exit, which Yuji and Nobara are glad about.
The three then head deeper into the center, where they come across some corpses. Yuji examines one of the corpses and finds how that its the guy they are looking for. Yuji decides to take the corpse back, which Megumi tells him to leave it. Yuji and Megumi then get into an argument, but stop when Nobara is teleported to another location. Before the two can react to this, a High-Grade Cursed Spirit shows up. Yuji quickly reacts and tries to attack it with his cursed weapon, but the spirit easily breaks it and even cuts off Yuji's arm. Yuji tries to get Sukuna to help them but Sukuna refuses and even says that he will kill Yuji's friends. Yuji then tells Megumi to go rescue Nobara and to give a signal once they are out, since he will switch with Sukuna by then. After Megumi leaves, Yuji takes on the spirit but the spirit easily overpowers him. Yuji realizes how weak he is, but remember what Masamichi had told him and decides to use his negative emotions against that spirit. The spirit easily catches Yuji's punch, but they both suddenly hear a wolf howl. After hearing this, Yuji switches with Sukuna. After the spirit is taken care of, Yuji fails to take back his body which cause Sukuna to go after Megumi. After a while Yuji manages to take back his body and then has a brief chat with Megumi before dying.
Disaster Curses Arc Edit
Yuji's body is then taken to the college's morgue, so that it can be examined. Later Yuji finds himself inside of Sukuna's territory, were he starts a fight with Sukuna. Sukuna easily overpowers Yuji and after restraining Yuji, tells him that they are not dead yet. Sukuna propose to brings Yuji back to life, with some conditions that mostly benefit Yuji, which Yuji rejects and tells Sukuna to revive him. Sukuna proposes that they fight and the winner get their deal, which Yuji accepts but Sukuna easily defeats Yuji. Before the examination can begin, Yuji is revived and greeted by Gojo. As Yuji gets a change of clothes, Gojo talks with Shoko about leaving Yuji as deceased on the records so that he can train Yuji for the event.
Later Yuji is brought to a room, were Gojo explains how Cursed Energy and techniques work. As Yuji gets excited, Gojo reveals that Yuji can use techniques which causes Yuji to get depressed. Gojo tells Yuji that they are just going to enhance Yuji combat abilities with Cursed Energy and has Yuji punch his hand. As Yuji punches Gojo's hand, Gojo says that there was not Cursed Energy in it and explains how negative emotions are what fuel Cursed Energy. Gojo then tells Yuji that he is going to have to train his Cursed Energy by watching movies. Gojo hands Yuji a Cursed Corpse and explains how he is going to learn to train his Cursed Energy flow by watching movie, and that the Cursed Corpse will attack him if he doesn't emit a constant flow of Cursed Energy. As Yuji starts his training, he has some trouble with it at first. Before Gojo leaves for a meeting with Masamichi, Gojo asks if Yuji met with Sukuna while he was dead but Yuji tells him that he doesn't remember.
Later Yuji manages to get a hold of his training when Gojo shows up to teach Yuji about Territorial Expansion. Gojo brings Yuji to were Jogo is and after making Jogo angry, tells Yuji to not leave his side. As Jogo uses his Territorial Expansion, Gojo explains to Yuji what kind of technique it is. Yuji then watches as Gojo easily overpowers Jogo. When Gojo starts to interrogate Jogo, Yuji and Gojo are distracted by Hanami's technique. Yuji and Gojo tries to stop them, but Hanami manages to escape with Jogo. Gojo then explains to Yuji how he will be training until the Goodwill Event. Yuji asks what the Goodwill Event is, which Gojo is surprised that he didn't tell Yuji about it.
Vs. Mahito Arc Edit
A month later, Yuji is introduced to another Shaman Kento Nanami who will accompany Yuji on a mission. After having a chat, Yuji and Nanami head out to go investigate an incident at a theater. While investigating the theater, Nanami teaches Yuji how to see remnants. The two follow the remnants, which leads them to the roof and encounter two spirits. Nanami has Yuji deal with one, while he deals with the other one. As Nanami deals with his spirit, he explains to Yuji how his technique works and why he is revealing it to him. Yuji then takes on his spirit and remember how Gojo told him how his Cursed Energy has a habit of lagging. Yuji manages to wound his spirit but Nanami stops him from killing it. The spirits are then examined, which Shoko tells them that they were once human. Shoko explains to the two how the spirits had died, and that it is not Yuji's fault. Yuji and Nanami then continue the mission, which Nanami says that they are going to have to go all out against their foe.
Nanami and Yuji talk about the investigation, which Nanami has Yuji search for Junpei while he continues to investigate for the enemies hideout. Yuji then head outs with Kiyotaka, to go look for Junpei. While searching for Junpei, the two discuss how they will reveal low level Cursed Spirits to see what Junpei's reaction will be. Yuji comes across Junpei, who is talking with his teacher Sotomaru, and wishes to talk with him. Sotomaru intervenes, but Yuji de-pants him and leave with the pair which forces Sotomaru to follow. Yuji then meets back up with Junpei and the two head to a river bank to talks. Yuji asks Junpei if he notices anything at the theater he went to, which Junpei lies and says that he saw nothing. The two then start to talk and find out that they have a lot in common. Suddenly Junpei's mother shows up and after a brief chat, she invited Yuji over for dinner. Yuji then contacts Kiyotaka and informs him about how he will be at Junpei's house. Yuji has a good time at Junpei's house, but when Junpei's mom goes to sleep, the two have a serious talk about Yuji being a shaman and what would happen if either of them killed a person.
The next day, Yuji meets with Nanami and the two have a conversation about what had happened to Nanami. Afterwards Nanami has Yuji observe Junpei for a while. Later Yuji head over to stop Junpei, much to Nanami's disagreement. Once Yuji reaches Junpei's school, the two get into a fight. Yuji manages to easily overpower Junpei, because Junpei's shikigami's poison has no effect on Yuji. Yuji wonders why Junpei is going this and takes a hit from Junpei's shikigami, which the two then start to talk. After listening to Junpei, Yuji tells Junpei to come to the magic college since they will find the guy who did that to Junpei's mom. When Mahito shows up, Yuji is restrained and forced to watch as Mahito mutates Junpei. As Junpei attacks Yuji, Yuji tries to get Sukuna to help Junpei but Sukuna refuses to help. As Junpei dies, Yuji gets angry and starts to attack Mahito. As they trade blows, Mahito manages to corner and tries to forces Sukuna to switch with Yuji but Sukuna warns him to not do that again.
Yuji manages to overwhelm Mahito but Mahito manages to get behind Yuji. As Mahito goes to strike Yuji, Nanami shows up and counters the attack. The two then has a brief chat about Yuji's condition and that Yuji is able to harm Mahito. Yuji and Nanami continue to fight Mahito, Mahito has Yuji fight his mutated humans while he takes on Nanami. As Mahito manages to restrain Nanami, Yuji shows up and frees Nanami. Yuji and Nanami then overwhelm Mahito, which forces Mahito to trap Nanami in his Territorial Expansion. Yuji manages to break in, which causes Sukuna to wound Mahito. Yuji sees that Mahito is wounded and goes to finish him off, but Mahito escapes by using a decoy. After Mahito escapes, Yuji falls unconscious while still thinking that they have to get Mahito. Later Yuji is with the deceased when Nanami meets with him. The two talk about what had happened today and what is a proper death. The next day, Yuji meets up with Gojo and Nanami while thinks about he won't lose again until he kill Mahito.
Goodwill Event Arc Edit
On the day of the Goodwill Event, Yuji meets up with Gojo and Nanami. As Yuji expresses a desire to meet up with his friends, Gojo convinces him that they have to do it as a surprise which Yuji agrees with. Later after the Tokyo and Kyoto students and faculty meet up, Gojo arrives with a large box for everyone. Yuji pops out of the box, much to the shock of most people. Nobara is upset with Yuji, who apologizes for keeping the fact that he was alive a secret. After the faculty explains the rules of the event, Yuji attend a meeting with the other Tokyo students to discuss their plan of action. After the meeting, Megumi checks to see how Yuji is doing after his training which Yuji says that he is doing fine.
When the event begins, Yuji travels with the other Tokyo students until they encounter Aoi. Yuji takes on Aoi, while the other students heads off in groups. Aoi manage to overwhelm Yuji and starts to leave after he thinks he has won. Yuji gets up and complains about Aoi stomping on his head. Aoi asks Yuji what his type of girls is, which Yuji gives an answer that Aoi likes. As Aoi starts to fantasizes about a school life that he and Yuji didn't have, Yuji is attacked by the other Kyoto students. Yuji manages to evades most of their attack but suddenly finds himself cornered. Aoi then uses his ability to switch Yuji's location and forces the Kyoto students to retreat. Yuji and Aoi continue their fight, which Aoi thinks about how strong Yuji is but says that Yuji's lagging Cursed Energy is wrong. Yuji then listens as Aoi says that Yuji lagging Cursed Energy is making his weak, which Yuji agrees with Aoi that he can get stronger. Yuji continues to fight Aoi, which Aoi manages to take all of Yuji's blows. Yuji also listens as Aoi explains how Cursed Energy flows through a shaman body. Yuji thanks Aoi and both agree to fight each other with all their strength.
When intruders invade the site, Yuji notices that a screen is being placed over the site of the event. Later, Yuji and Aoi come to Megumi and Maki's rescue. After handing Megumi and Maki over to Panda to get them out the screen, Yuji takes on Hanami alone. As Yuji takes on Hanami, he gets his chance to land a Kokusen but messes up. Aoi slaps Yuji and explains how anger can both help and interfere with his fight. Yuji then continues to fight against Hanami, and manages to land a Kokusen on Hanami. After this, Yuji listens to Aoi as he explains how Yuji now understands what using Cursed Energy is like now. Yuji and Aoi then start to fight Hanami together, and manages to attack and evade Hanami. After figuring out what Hanami is capable of, Aoi starts to use his technique and the two manage to overwhelm Hanami. Yuji then manages to land four Kokusen on Hanami, and seriously wound him. Yuji and Aoi continue to fight Hanami, until they reach a point were Aoi uses his technique to switch Yuji with a Cursed Weapon that is capable of harming Hanami. Yuji makes it back to the fight, but Gojo suddenly breaks through the screen. As Hanami tries to escape, Yuji goes to stop him but Aoi stops him and explains how strong Gojo technique is.
After the invaders have been dealt with, Yuji meets with Nobara and Megumi and talk about what had happened during the invasion along with other they all will get stronger. When Aoi suddenly shows up, Yuji runs away from him. Later Yuji attends a meeting with the other students and faculty, were they all agree to continue the event. When its decided that they will play a game of baseball, Yuji plays that catcher. When Noritoshi is up to bat, the two talk about why Yuji became a shaman which results in Noritoshi getting three strikes. When Aoi gets up to bat, Yuji hold Aoi after Maki hits Aoi with the ball. After the game is finished, the Tokyo team wins.
The Origin of Obedience Arc Edit
Days after the event, Yuji is being driven to a mission by Akari, along with Nobara and Megumi. While being driven to the location, Yuji and the others talk about the details of the mission. Once they arrive at the location, they have to all the victims school, Saitama Urami East Junior High, for information. Yuji and Nobara are shocked that Megumi used to attend the school, and asks around for any rumors about the victims. They finds out about the Yasohachi Bridge and decide to check it out. After hours of investigating, they head to a convenience store and discuss about how they didn't find any trace of Cursed Energy. Suddenly two student of the Junior High shows up and reveal so more inform about the bridge, and that Megumi's sister might he involved with the Curse. Megumi decides to investigate by himself, while Akari brings Yuji and Nobara back to the hotel.
Later Megumi is investigating under the bridge when Yuji and Nobara. Yuji and Nobara asks about Megumi's sister, which Megumi says that she maybe killed by the curse. Afterwards, the three cross the river under the bridge and end up within the spirits territory. As the three prepare to face the spirit, Kechizu suddenly enters the territory. Yuji decides to take on Kechizu, while Nobara and Megumi try to exorcise the spirit. Yuji manages to easily take on Kechizu, but wonder if the blood Kechizu spat at him is poisonous. When Nobara is pulled out the territory by Eso, Yuji chases after Kechizu, who is also leaves the territory. While chasing after Kechizu, the two encounter Eso and see Eso's back. Eso then gets mad after Nobara attacks him and uses a technique against Yuji and Nobara. The two notices that Eso's blood is corrosive and runs away when Eso starts to fire at them. When Nobara is almost hit, Yuji picks her up and starts to run faster. Once they get far enough away, Yuji stops but Kechizu shows up and hits Yuji with his blood. As Nobara is worried about Yuji, Eso manages to land a hit on her. Eso then uses a technique and flower patterns appear on the wounds of Nobara and Yuji. Eso then explains to the two how his technique works and how long they have to live. As Nobara uses her technique on herself to stop Eso and Kechizu from moving, Yuji starts to punch Kechizu multiple times. When Eso undoes his technique and charges, Yuji starts to rush at Eso. Eso tries to attack Yuji with his technique, but Yuji uses Kokusen to blow Eso's arm off. After Kechizu is killed and Eso starts to cry, Yuji sees this and gets distracted. A car suddenly drive by and Eso gets on in, which Yuji chases after him. Nobara uses her technique to cause Eso to fall from the car, which Yuji takes this chance to kill Eso.
After having taken down Eso and Kechizu, Yuji and Nobara talk about their conditions after dealing with Eso and Kechizu. After talking, the two go check up on Megumi and find out that he is not dead. All three talk about what to do with Sukuna's finger, which Yuji says that he can just eat it but Megumi tells him that they don't know how many finger's Yuji can consume. Megumi does decide to have Yuji hang onto the finger since he looks the most fit, which Sukuna has a mouth appear on Yuji's palm and eats the finger. The three are shocked by what had happened, but Akari suddenly shows up and the three head off. Two days later, Yuji is back at the college were Sukuna mocks Yuji for awakening his finger and resulting in peoples deaths. Yuji simple tells Sukuna to not tell Megumi this. Later Aoi nominates Yuji for a promotion to first-grade shaman.
Days later the three finish another mission, which Yuji decide to go watch a movie he wanted to see. Later Nobara text Yuji to come to a diner, which he arrives faster then she expected. Nobara is worried that Yuji won't recognize Yuko, but Yuji easily recognize her and greets her. After talking with them for a little bit, Yuji bit Yuko farewell.
Yuji is famous for his superhuman physical abilities, earning him the nickname "Tiger of Middle School" before becoming a shaman.
Strength: He is able to destroy walls without a problem and can throw a lead ball with enough force to bend a soccer goal.
Durability: Yuji's durability surpasses the average shaman - he was still able to fight the special class curse after losing a hand and multiple fingers.
Speed and Reflex: 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 shaman.
Curse Power and FormsEdit
His curse power is from the parts of the special class curse Sukuna. Currently he mainly use the power to reinforce his punches, increasing their impact.
- Divergent Fist (
逕 庭 拳Keitei ken?): After Itodori lands a punch on a target, his curse power flows and makes a second impact.
- Kokusen: Is a technique that any shaman is capable of using. When a shaman makes an impact of Cursed Power within the span of .000001 seconds of a physical hit, space is distorted and Cursed power flashes black. The power of Kokusen is on average 2.5 times that of a normal hit. Currently Yuji is capable of using Kokusen four times in a row.
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 Appeciation Training, and realize Aoi Todo's guide quickly. According to Akutami, he is best at cooking among the trio of First Year.
Yuji was not trained for weapon, however, due to his physical power and intelligence, he can still master one quickly.
- Slaughter Demon (
屠 坐 魔Tozama?): A charm weapon given by his instructor Satoru Gojo, originally belongs to Maki Zenin, is effective against curses. It was destroyed by a special class curse.
- Yuji ranked 1st place in the manga's 1st Character Popularity Poll with 21,735 votes.