Warning: Contains spoilers for chapter #247 of Jujutsu Kaisen.
Higuruma passes the torch to Yuji, giving him the power to kill Sukuna in the latest chapter of Jujutsu Kaisen. Higuruma’s fate is ambiguous, but his death opens up the possibility of increasing Yuji’s chances against Sukuna. Yuji can use the Executioner’s Sword even after Higuruma’s death, which can help strengthen his techniques.
The fierce battle with Sukuna reached a turning point when Jujutsu Kaisen killing off one of its most interesting characters giving Yuji and his new powers a chance to shine. The latest chapter reveals fans may have to bid farewell to their beloved law-abiding sorcerer, Higuruma, as he literally passes the torch to Yuji, giving him the power to kill Sukuna.
Chapter #247 of Jujutsu Kaisen reveals that Higuruma suffered heavy damage from his battle with Sukuna. Intent on fulfilling his role and taking down Sukuna, Higuruma threw the Executioner’s Sword to Yuji, who stabbed Sukuna in the back, when Higuruma fell after receiving a direct slash from Sukuna.
Despite the excitement and anticipation surrounding Higuruma, it appears that Yuji will be the one to fight Sukuna next. Although this chapter leaves Higuruma’s fate ambiguous, it is clear Higuruma most likely gave Yuji his greatest powerfor the Executioner’s Sword is said to be the most powerful weapon used by witches today.
Jujutsu Kaisen has revealed Yuji’s cursed technique
Jujutsu Kaisen may have left behind any clues about Yuji’s true Curse Technique and it may be completely different from what fans expect.
Higuruma entrusted Sukuna’s execution to Yuji
Although it remains unclear whether Higuruma is dead or not, the final panels of this chapter do not paint a hopeful picture as Higuruma falls down in a large pool of blood. This chapter even cruelly recalls Nanami’s death in Shibuya. Yuji remembers Nanami’s last moments when he made eye contact with Higuruma for what could be the last time. That being said, Higuruma’s death opens up the possibility of increasing Yuji’s chances against Sukuna.
Chapter #247 includes a special conversation between Kusakabe and Higuruma right before he throws the Execution Sword to Yuji. The two discuss why some curses become stronger instead of weaker after death, implying that Yuji was able to use the Executioner’s Sword for a short time, even after Higuruma’s death.
In reality, Higuruma’s techniques can even be enhanced after his death due to the strong connection between death and cursed energy. Higuruma may have planned to die from the beginning of the battle, as he often mentioned fulfilling his role and died in the same capacity throughout the battle.
‘Talent comparable to Gojo’: Jujutsu Kaisen’s next strongest hero will shock fans
Jujutsu Kaisen has been looking for a replacement for Gojo since his death in the battle with Sukuna, and an unexpected wizard may step up.
Anyway, it seems Jujutsu Kaisen might finally give Yuji the chance to go toe-to-toe with Sukuna, that also has some truly terrifying power in his arsenal. While this may not have been enough to make Yuji the main character of the series, Higuruma’s death certainly made the battle more unpredictable.
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Release date: 2020-10-03
Cast: Yuichi Nakamura, Junya Enoki, Yuma Uchida, Asami Seto, Kaiji Tang, Adam McArthur, Robbie Daymond, Anne Yatco
Category: Action, Animation, Supernatural
Writer: Hiroshi Seko
Streaming service(s): Crunchyroll
Franchise(s): Jujutsu Kaisen
Director: Sunghoo Park, Shota Goshozono