Jujutsu Kaisen is a supernatural, dark adventure Japanese manga written by Gege Akutami. The story revolves around Yuji Itadori and his adventures after he becomes the vessel for Sukuna, a cursed spirit. Itadori joins the Tokyo Jujutsu High to kill Sukuna.
The anime adaptation was a major hit and was the most popular series during its airing. Itadori makes new friends while learning how to control his powers and Sukuna’s takeover of his body. Even though there has been only one season of the anime, the viewers are introduced to a wide array of powerful antagonists. The following are nine strongest Jujutsu Kaisen villains.
A high school student of Satozakura High was a friend of Itadori, who bonded over their love for movies. Junpei was bullied since early childhood, making him have an apathetic view of the world.
He believes that everyone is evil, and death does not bother him. Taking advantage of this, Mahito was able to turn him into a curse user. Junpei gained psychic powers and could summon a relatively strong jellyfish-like shikigami.
Mahito transforms Junpei into an abomination who dies after falling into the ground. This is the most tragic death in the series, as it was hinted to the viewers that Junpei would join the Jujutsu High and be friends with Itadori’s squad.
He is a special-grade cursed spirit that emerged from Sukuna’s fingers. He is intelligent and possesses immense power giving a tough battle to Itadori, Megumi, and Nobara.
Though he possessed only one finger, he had great curse power, only being defeated by Sukuna, who activated his Domain Expansion: Malevolent Shrine, after taking over Itadori’s body.
The infamous assassin called “Sorcerer Killer “is the father of Megumi Fushiguro. He works for money and does not care about the client’s motive. He is a non-curse user with minimal jujutsu talent but was able to take down three special-grade jujutsu users on different occasions.
Toji is a master at using various weapons which he stores in his cursed spirit realm, using them in battle when the need arises. He has no cursed energy at all making it easy for him to be undetected, and all five of his senses have been sharpened, allowing him to interact with the curses freely. Toji is an intelligent villain that uses his prowess to get his work done, making him a powerful opponent.
Eso and Kechizu are two of the three brothers who Mahito took from Jujutsu High. Both can poison the opponent’s blood by ejecting rotten blood that burns the flesh on impact. They also attack their opponent by infecting them with floral patterns which decompose the body.
Eso uses the Wing King technique that shapes the blood coming out of his back into wasp-shaped wings, giving him more mobility. He can also attack lines of blood to great distances. They gave the viewers an epic battle and were a great challenge for Itadori and Nobara. The brothers were defeated by the two in addition to the high-intensity battle.
The most prominent villain of the series has a mini-volcano atop his head. He is an unregistered special-grade cursed spirit. Jogo thought curses were true humans and his kind should rule the Earth. Jogo can fight for a long time with immense cursed energy without being exhausted.
Similar to a volcano, he can create small volcanic openings on land and blow up heat rays from his palms. He can summon small insects from the opening on top of his head that make a loud noise before exploding on impact.
The Coffin of Iron Mountain is his Domain Expansion that is like the inside of a volcano, with volcanic stones that can instantly kill any normal person. Though Gojo occasionally defeated him using his Domain Expansion and Cursed Technique Reversal: Red.
Gojo did not take him seriously and used him as an exercise for Itadori. The fight between Gojo and Jogo gives us the first glimpse of Gojo’s true powers and portrays Jogo as a powerful villain in the series.
Born out of fear of natural disaster, it is an unregistered special-grade curse, not to mention very tree-like in appearance. The ability to control plants, enhance strength, and with a hidden presence makes him one of the most problematic villains to tackle.
Hanami has powers that can make roots appear from the ground, create wooden balls with two sharp branches that can severely wound the opponent, launch cursed buds that feed off the one it’s attached to, and generate a sickle of flowers that strips the opponent’s will to fight. We get his first glimpse when Hanami interrupts the Joint High School Team Battle and gives us many instances of his strength.
It is also proved by the fact that Hanami survived Gojo’s attack. Looking at him for a long time may creep some people out, but it makes us think about many’s natural fears regarding calamities.
He is a cursed spirit in alliance with Suguro Geto, sharing the goal to eradicate humanity and replace it with cursed spirits. Being a sadist, Mahito enjoys playing with human emotions. The enhanced durability and intellect make him very difficult to be killed.
Idle Transfiguration allows him to reshape souls and disfigure his victims, also used within his Domain Expansion, where he is connected to all the souls inside his domain. He can also create a barrier that restricts people’s entry. At first glance, he looks chill and funny but is trouble for humanity.
2. Suguru Geto
Previously a student of Masamichi Yaga, he has a deep hatred towards non-sorcerers. After consuming them, he can control the cursed spirits and combine them for a massive attack. Geto’s alliance with the three special grade curses like Mahito, Jogo, and Hanami, portrays that he is as strong as them, or even stronger.
*SPOILER* It was later revealed that Geto was a corpse controlled by Kenjaku. Kenjaku’s cursed technique allows him to transplant his brain into different bodies and possess them.
The King of the Curses is the most powerful villain of the series. Sukuna was a human sorcerer and, after his death, became a cursed spirit, but the curse was too strong for his body to be entirely destroyed. Due to this, Sukuna was divided into 20 indestructible fingers that grew in power each day.
Viewers were first introduced to him after Itadori ingested one of the fingers, and Sukuna awakened, taking control over the host and creating new eyes and mouth. His cursed energy is so strong that Shibuya feels his awakening. With a high intellect, great speed, and reflexes, he is the most notorious of the villains to defeat.
Sukuna enters into a binding vow with Itadori, allowing him to take over Itadori’s body for a full minute. Sukuna also possesses the technique to slash the target, no matter the texture of their skin or the level of the curse energy. Even though he is inside Itadori’s body, we see his untouchable powers, and the uncertainty of the episodes keeps the viewers on their toes.
Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the top-rated anime. It exceeded the fans’ expectations by giving us various action scenes with a beautiful presentation. The villains are shown to have a fun-loving and carefree attitude, while the heroes are more serious with a hint of humor.
We have learned from the anime that one cannot trust the intro and outro as it breaks our hearts and theories made by the same. The series is so exciting and fun to watch because of the presence of strong antagonists and their theories, making us ponder our lives as well.
Fans are more expectant and excited for the release of the next season. We are sure that it will contain more fun and crazy characters while introducing us to much stronger villains.