Why Can’t Jujutsu Kaisen’s Yuji Itadori Stay Dead? [EXPLAINED]

Rollercoaster doesn’t even begin to cover the life of Yuji Itadori, the star of Jujutsu Kaisen. And yes, you read it right – despite death seemingly grabbing him not once but twice, Yuji is as alive as ever! But how? Buckle up as we navigate through the arcs that took him from the land of the living to the depths of death and back.

A Promising Cadet and a Cursed Execution

The anime kicks off with a bang, putting Yuji’s life on the chopping block as he unwittingly becomes a host to Sukuna, the King of Curses, by swallowing a cursed finger.But Satoru Gojo saw promise in Yuji and indefinitely suspended his execution, later enrolling Yuji into Tokyo Jujutsu High to turn him into a sorcerer.

Yuji Itadori

The Fearsome Womb Arc: A Brutal Reality Check

Thrown into a perilous mission alongside Megumi and Nobara, the trio discover the gravity of what they’re up against. They were trapped inside the cursed spirit’s domain once they entered the detention center.

What follows is a disastrous chain of events. Yuji comes face to face with a special-grade cursed spirit and, despite a desperate battle, loses his life. But not before letting Sukuna take the wheel. After a binding vow with Sukuna, he finds himself revived. But the problem lies in the binding vow, which Yuji has made but has forgotten about due to conditions, which will come into play in the near future.

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The Shibuya Incident & Itadori’s Extermination Arc

Post the Shibuya Incident, the jujutsu world is in chaos, and Yuji finds himself on the receiving end of a death sentence once again.Yuta Okkotsu was the one who took the role of Yuji’s executioner.

Caught in a deadly duel, Yuji meets his end again. But guess what? Yuta had other plans and revived him using the Reverse Cursed Technique, revealing that Satoru Gojo had asked him to look after the Jujutsu High students.

Yuji Itadori: The Man Who Cheats Death

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Itadori die permanently?
No, he has been revived twice through unique circumstances.

What episode does Yuji die in JJK?
In the anime, Yuji dies in episode 5 of JJK Season 1.

What happens to Sukuna if Yuji dies?
Sukuna would survive as long as all of his twenty fingers aren’t ingested by Yuji.

From Fearsome Womb to Shibuya: Yuji’s Near-Death Experiences


Life, death, revival—Yuji Itadori’s journey is far from over. His encounters with mortality have only toughened him, reminding us and him that in the world of Jujutsu Kaisen, death is just another threshold.

If you’re as hooked as we are, stay tuned for more updates and keep reading the manga or watching the anime. Trust us, you don’t want to miss what comes next!

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