Jujutsu Kaisen Author’s Initial Plan Wasn’t To Have Yuji or Yuta As The Protagonist!

During a recent Jujutsu Kaisen exhibition, the behind-scenes story told contained many important tid bits of information for the fans. 

One such information was about the protagonist of the manga. Apparently, author Gege Akutami intended on making Megumi the protagonist instead of Yuji or Yuta. 

Furthermore, Tsumiki was going to be a part of the first chapter of the manga as well, but Gege scrapped the opening as he found it boring after re-reading it. 

It was also explained that Yuji was going to be a purely supporting character for Megumi, with weak connections to Sukuna, unlike the current story.

They were also supposed to have completely different last names. 

As we truly enter the finale of the series, it is interesting to learn of such important details that were changed!

About Jujutsu Kaisen:

Jujutsu Kaisen is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Gege Akutami.

It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine, Weekly Shōnen Jump, since March 2018, with its chapters collected and published in 27 tankōbon volumes as of July 2024.

Studio MAPPA brought the world of JJK into anime by airing 24 episodes of season 1 from October 2020 to March 2021 and a second season that premiered in July 2023. A sequel covering the “Culling Game” arc has been announced.

Crunchyroll describes the overall plot of Jujutsu Kaisen as:

Yuji Itadori is a boy with tremendous physical strength, though he lives a completely ordinary high school life.

One day, to save a classmate who has been attacked by curses, he eats the finger of Ryomen Sukuna, taking the curse into his own soul.

From then on, he shares one body with Ryomen Sukuna.

Guided by the most powerful of sorcerers, Satoru Gojo, Itadori is admitted to Tokyo Jujutsu High School, an organization that fights the curses… and thus begins the heroic tale of a boy who became a curse to exorcise a curse, a life from which he could never turn back.

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