“Gojo Satoru” is a central figure in “Jujutsu Kaisen” and has rapidly become one of the series’ most beloved characters. Widely recognized as the most powerful sorcerer due to his vast cursed energy and techniques passed down through his clan, Gojo’s prominence is undeniable.
While Gojo’s fame in the anime world is immense, there are still aspects of his character that remain a mystery to many.
So, let’s dive into ten surprising facts about Gojo Satoru that you might not be familiar with. Presented in no particular order, these aren’t just hidden gems but details officially confirmed by the series’ creator, Gege Akutami, either within the manga’s pages or in the official “Jujutsu Kaisen” fanbook.
10. Gege Akutami Does not like Gojo
It might come as a surprise to many fans, but Gege Akutami, the brilliant mind behind “Jujutsu Kaisen,” isn’t particularly fond of Gojo Satoru.
This sentiment has been evident in several panels and interviews where Akutami has openly expressed his feelings about the character.
During one of the series’ popularity polls, Akutami even went as far as advising the female audience to cast their votes for Nanami over Gojo. Such a recommendation from the creator himself speaks volumes about his feelings towards Gojo.
Furthermore, Akutami has criticized Gojo for lacking depth, going on record to say that the character doesn’t have a likable personality.
One of the primary reasons behind Akutami’s aversion towards Gojo seems to stem from the character’s immense popularity among fans. Akutami believes that much of this adoration is based solely on Gojo’s striking appearance, overshadowing his more abrasive personality traits.
9. Gojo Developed a Sweet Tooth Over Time
When Gojo Satoru first graced the screen in “Jujutsu Kaisen,” he was returning to Tokyo from a trip to Kikusuian. But instead of coming back with tales of his journey, he brought with him Kikufuku, a renowned sweet delicacy from the region.
This didn’t sit well with his student, Megumi, who was in the midst of battling curses and could’ve used his teacher’s assistance.
However, this sweet indulgence wasn’t just a one-time thing for Gojo. As the series progresses, it becomes evident that Gojo has developed quite a sweet tooth.
One might wonder why. It turns out Gojo has been using sugar as a way to stimulate his brain, allowing him to reduce his sleep and stay alert.
This habitual sugar rush has led him to cultivate a genuine fondness for sweet treats, a trait that’s prominently showcased throughout the anime.
8. Gojo’s Favorite Student
Gojo Satoru has a keen sense for recognizing talent, and when he spots it, he’s determined to nurture and guide it.
“Yuuta” was initially Gojo’s favorite student, largely due to his immense cursed energy. But when Yuuta departed for training abroad, Gojo’s attention shifted in search of another prodigy.
That prodigy turned out to be “Itadori Yuuji,” the central figure of the series. Yuuji’s impressive control over Sakuna, even after the king of curses took possession of his body, deeply impressed Gojo.
So much so that Gojo took on the entire Jujutsu council, advocating fiercely to protect Yuuji from an immediate execution upon his introduction to the series.
7. Fluent in Different Languages
While the manga and anime adaptations of “Jujutsu Kaisen” haven’t explicitly showcased Gojo’s linguistic skills, Gege Akutami has shared some intriguing insights about the character.
According to the creator, Gojo is proficient in several languages, including English, French, and German, in addition to his native Japanese.
This multilingual ability complements his appearance, which carries a distinctly European flair.
6. Gojo’s Ancestor is Based on a Real Japanese Legend
In “Jujutsu Kaisen 0,” Gojo reveals to the newcomer Yuuta that they share a notable ancestor: Michizane Sugawara. While this might sound like just another Japanese name to those unfamiliar with Japanese history, it carries significant weight.
Michizane Sugawara is a famous Japanese poet and politician present during the Heian Period. Born in 845 AD, he quickly rose through the ranks due to his intelligence.
However, political rivalries led to his unjust exile, and after his death, a series of calamities were attributed to his vengeful spirit. To appease him, he was posthumously reinstated and deified.
To this day, he is worshipped as Tenjin, the “God of Learning,” with many Shinto shrines dedicated to him across Japan.
In the Jujutsu Kaisen manga, Michizane Sugawara is one of the three vengeful spirits.
So, it is no surprise that Gege Akutami tried his best to make Gojo’s background as unique as possible.
5. Gojo’s Favorite Manga Series
In season 2, When the topic of Tengen’s evolution came up, Geto tried to explain to Gojo the significance of Tengen’s transformation and the potential dangers it posed.
Tengen hailed as the most powerful sorcerer, was on the brink of becoming an uncontrollable evil curse. The sorcerers were desperate to find a solution, considering the possibility of a new sacrifice to prevent this transformation.
However, Gojo, being the anime enthusiast he is, drew a parallel to the beloved series, “Digimon: Digital Monsters.” He likened Tengen’s situation to that of Koromon, a popular Digimon character. In the Digimon world, Koromon can evolve into Greymon, which has the potential to transform into two distinct forms.
One is the menacing “SkullGreymon,” and the other is the heroic “MetalGreymon.” Gojo’s analogy was simple: to prevent Greymon from becoming the dangerous “SkullGreymon,” it might be better to revert him back to his original form, Koromon.
While Geto found himself more puzzled by Gojo’s analogy, it was evident that Gojo understood the situation in his unique way. This quirky comparison shows that Gojo was fond of Digimon when he was a child.
4. Gojo Became a Special Grade Sorcerer at a Very Young Age
In the initial episodes of “Jujutsu Kaisen” Season 2, viewers were treated to glimpses of Gojo’s high school days, where he relished moments with his close friends.
A particularly striking flashback showcased a young Gojo Satoru standing his ground against Toji Fushigoro, an adult at the time. This scene alone hints at Gojo’s immense potential and power, even as a child.
While the series officially introduced Gojo as a “special grade” sorcerer in his adult years, it’s widely believed that he was destined for this status from birth.
This is further supported by the fact that he is a direct descendant of the prestigious Gojo Family, inheriting their signature combat techniques: The Limitless Technique and the Six Eyes.
The “Limitless Technique” isn’t just any ordinary combat style. It grants its user the incredible ability to manipulate time-space, essentially creating their own version of infinity.
On the other hand, the “Six Eyes” aren’t just a striking feature of Gojo’s appearance. These unique eyes endow him with unparalleled vision, enabling him to detect and visualize cursed spirits of any grade, no matter how concealed they might be.
3. Pop Culture Songs That Represent Gojo’s Personality
Gege Akutami has pointed out a few songs that he believes capture the essence of Gojo Satoru’s character. Among these, Asian Kung-Fu Generation’s “Into An Unseen Tomorrow” stands out, as does Avicii’s “Shame on Me!”
Akutami’s choice of these songs is no coincidence. Both tracks exude a boldness that aligns seamlessly with Gojo’s persona. For instance, the line “Imma Raise Hell Till The Bitter End” from Avicii’s song paints a vivid picture of Gojo’s relentless determination.
This is especially evident in his current confrontations in the manga, where his tenacity shines through in every battle.
2. The Meaning of “Satoru” in Japanese
While character names in anime might not always directly reflect their personalities (take “Itachi” from Naruto, which translates to “weasel”), Gege Akutami’s meticulous storytelling ensures that every detail has a purpose.
The name “Satoru,” written as “悟” in Japanese, carries the meaning of wisdom or enlightenment. This is incredibly fitting for Gojo Satoru’s character in “Jujutsu Kaisen.”
He consistently showcases his intelligence, especially when navigating complex situations. Even with his occasional selfish tendencies, there’s no denying that Gojo stands out as the most formidable sorcerer, equipped with a razor-sharp intellect.
1. Gojo’s Character Design Based on an Unpopular Character
Because of his distinctive mask, many have drawn comparisons between Gojo Satoru and Kakashi from “Naruto.” Their roles as mentors to the main three-member teams in their respective series further solidified these comparisons.
Initially, the popular belief was that Gojo’s character drew inspiration from Kakashi. However, this wasn’t the actual case.
Gege Akutami made a significant revelation about Gojo’s design. Contrary to popular belief, Gojo was modeled after a lesser-known character from “Naruto” named “Tobitake Tonbo,” who served in the Analysis team of the Hidden Leaf Village.
And there you have it: Ten facts about the strongest sorcerer you probably weren’t aware of. Let us know which of these facts amazed you the most.