His name is Gojou Satoru, and he is the number one strongest Jujutsu Sorcerer. Within this world of yokai and sorcerers there exists a man… a man so mesmerising that I would consider switching teams if he was real.
Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the most popular currently airing anime this season. It’s another banger from Shounen Jump featuring a fantastic cast of characters, incredible animation, an awesome power system, and an overall great story.
Who Is Gojou Satoru?
Gojou Satoru is one of the main protagonists of the series and he is a Special Grade Jujutsu sorcerer at Tokyo Metropolitan Curse College. He is the sensei figure to the other main group of characters, Itadori Yuuji, Megumi Fushiguro, and Nobara Kugisaki.
When jujutsu sorcerers assess the threat level of a cursed being, they use a system called the Grading system. This goes from Grade 4, which can be anything including inanimate objects, all the way to Special Grade, which is an extremely dangerous cursed being.
With that now known, it should speak volumes about the strength of the man named Gojou Satoru. To make him even more of a badass, Gojou is almost constantly blindfolded. I do believe there is something more to this than just Gojou wanting to limit his power.
Gege Akutami, the author of Jujutsu Kaisen, was heavily inspired by other shounen works such as Naruto. Considering the emphasis that was placed on Gojou finally removing his blindfold, I can almost guarantee that there is something unique about this man’s powers.
Why we love Gojou Satoru
I’m a big fan of the sensei characters when it comes to my shounen series: Kakashi, Might Guy, All Might, Red-Hair Shanks — I don’t know if he counts, but I want him to count as one. They radiate the same kind of energy that Karate Kid’s Mr. Miyagi had; a life of training and hard work being passed down to the disciples.
Gojou Satoru is Jujutsu Kaisen’s Mr. Miyagi, but about a thousand times stronger and more overpowered. There comes a point in most shounen where the sensei character gets overtaken by the young heroes, and sometimes they get completely left in the dust. I understand it’s their job to be overtaken, but they’re still strong characters, and this has always been a small thing that irks me when it comes to the genre.
There is no possible scenario in Jujutsu Kaisen that I can personally see where Gojou Satoru becomes an obsolete character. He is positively leaking with insane amounts of power and the techniques that we currently know about are some of the wildest powers I could imagine a character having.
He is not only a powerhouse, but he is also willing to take risks where other people in his position wouldn’t. The entire story revolves around Itadori Yuuji’s relationship with Sukuna — the most powerful curse to ever exist — and despite numerous other Jujutsu Sorcerers wanting to eliminate Itadori, Gojou is willing to let him live his life as best he can.
Why you’ll Love Gojou Satoru
He’s an absolute monster, even when it comes to the typical power levels of the shounen genre. Not only is he a good teacher who genuinely cares for his students, but he is hilarious as well. His relationship with Itadori is truly amazing; the two seem to have a lot in common when it comes to their personalities, and seeing Itadori grow under his personal tutelage is great.
Gojou’s fight scenes are some of the most spectacular in the series and Mappa does incredible things to make his powers both look and feel incredible to see. I have never been so lost for words at a character simply revealing his eyes for the first time — is this feeling love?
And to top it all off he is an amazingly designed character who is phenomenally voiced by Nakamura Yuuichi. Truly the icing on an already delicious cake.
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