Jujutsu Kaisen’s most evil character is inspired by real Japanese myths

Jujutsu Kaisen author Gege Akutami took inspiration from various things when crafting the plot for the manga, and one of the most evil characters in history took inspiration from real-life Japanese myths.

Gege Akutami is a mastermind when it comes to his storyline and Jujutsu Kaisen is an example of how great his works are. When crafting the plot, Gege made sure to do enough research to satisfy the cravings of all manga lovers. The story became an instant hit and even led to an anime adaptation. However, not many people know that an evil character from the anime is based on real Japanese myths.

How Japanse Muth Inspired a Jujutsu Kaisen Character

In the manga and anime, fans get to know the character Sukuna, who is often referred to as the King of Curses. According to Reportsa real man named Sukuna, lived in the Nara period and had similar physical characteristics to the fictional character.

The real Sukuna was believed to possess superhuman strength and could easily use various weapons. Some ancient documents indicated that Sukuna was a rebel who did not like to bow to the imperial seat. This led to him taking the lives of several people. He was eventually killed by Shogun Takefurukuma no Mikoto, sent by the Emperor.

However, some people think that the story of Sukuna is contradictory. Local legends believe that Sukuna was the name of a ruling member or party and that the rumors of his ruthlessness were a conspiracy to turn the people against him. In reality, some thought he was a kind person who wanted to fight for the people. This story was later linked to the 2005 incident, which Gege even referred to when constructing Sukuna’s character.

What happened in 2005?

In 2005, the practice of sokushinbutsu became a current topic of discussion as people talked about the ancient tradition in which monks mummified themselves alive in the hope of enlightenment.

Later, a post on the 2Channel forum went viral revisiting the incident when two construction workers came across a wooden box containing a letter stating that Ryomen Sukuna was sealed. A priest was reportedly called to inspect the box and he ordered everyone not to open the box.

The post noted that two part-time workers ended up opening the box and felt sick immediately afterward. They eventually died in the hospital and the priest took the box with him. Since there is no other evidence to support this incident, some are convinced that it is simply a myth.

Which chapters of the manga will be covered in season 2?

Part 2 of the second season will deal with the Shibuya Incident, i.e. chapters 83-152 of the manga. Meanwhile, the first five episodes dealt with Chapter 65.

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