Is Junpei Yoshino Really Dead In Jujutsu Kaisen?

Junpei Yoshino’s character is one of the characters that are easily identifiable typically found in a shounen manga.

He’s the shy guy that is frequently bullied.

He is later discovered to be a cynic and antisocial.

Then, he’s discovered to possess amazing abilities on his very own. 

In fact, Junpei seems to suggest that he’ll be influential and significant in the show.

Even though Mahito has been the person to beget the loner,

However, it’s still good to give him the chance to be an appropriate rival for Yuji Itadori Jujutsu Kaisen right?

Junpei even appears as the main character in the beginning sequences of the show. 

Therefore, he must be a big figure!

So you thought.

The Tragic Death of Junpei Yoshino

Mahito transforms Junpei 1 Is Junpei Yoshino Really Dead In Jujutsu Kaisen?

Come episode 12, (or Jujutsu Kaisen manga chapter 27) reality hits us hard. 

Mahito brutally transforms Junpei and forces him to fight a horrified Itadori.

In a state of shock, The man soon lies in slumber at the feet of Itadori.

In a heartbreaking moment, Junpei wonders what happened in his life (and her mother).

Junpei was a victim of bullying from his fellow friends. He definitely deserves more respect.

When Itadori is able to convince an emotional Junpei to believe that “hearts” do matter, Junpei then questions Itadori whether these exact “hearts” had cursed his mother.

Oh, please don’t be a jerk to us Akutami sensei!!

However, since this is a Shounen series there are deaths that can be reversed. 

Do you think Junpei could make a comeback sometime in the near future?

In light of how quickly he became popular with fans Is there any chance to ensure that the creators return him, due to some reversed cursed healing crafted by Ieiri.

We’ve seen Itadori already die and then resurrect, because of Sukuna’s strength. What happens to Junpei as well?

He’s even in his Jujutsu uniform on the scene that opens…

Is Junpei alive in Jujutsu Kaisen?

Is Junpei Yoshino Really Dead

Unfortunately, Junpei isn’t alive In Jujutsu Kaisen. He’s gone and won’t return in any of the anime.

After the transformation, he collapses and is lying motionless on Itadori’s feet.

He’s not sent back for a visit to Jujutsu High for any examination or anything that is about Junpei discussed later on in the show.

According to Mahito, he became too excited and changed Junpei’s soul in a violent manner. 

The result was a rapid death, in contrast to the others who also experienced a similar transformation.

The reason for Junpei’s death could be a fatal shock to the system as a result of cells’ transmogrification, as with the other. Junpei had been an object of Mahito’s plan.

The spirit that cursed him only wanted to make use of him to make use of to give Itadori the binding vow to Sukuna.

In retrospect, Junpei and the rebirth of his cursed technique, as well as the constant reference of Emperor Angelfish were used as a hint towards the culling contest that was to take place in the near future at Jujutsu Kaisen.

Although the death of Junpei is a traumatic event, however, it serves a crucial role in the story this story.

Why Junpei shouldn’t be allowed to come back

Is Junpei Yoshino Really Dead

The “What If” panel that is at the start of chapter 27 as well as the scene from that opening scene of the show (curse you MAPPA) will make our weak hearts long for Junpei to makes a comeback that is truly miraculous in the anime.

From a narrative perspective, it is vital that Junpei remains dead.

His death triggers an enormous change in the character of Itadori and sets him on a path he didn’t intend to pursue. Killing somebody.

Itadori has a passion for helping people. He never imagined that it would lead him into circumstances that require killing somebody.

Junpei’s death reveals the lack of sanity of Itadori’s thinking. He realizes the fact that becoming a Jujutsu sorcerer comes with its own difficulties.

Death, regrets, sadness, separation, curses, negativity. He’ll be confronted with it all while he goes along this new path.

We see a shift in the way Itadori is acting and thinking after this incident. However, it remains to be determined if this is either positive or negative.

The death of Junpei sets a realistic and dark style for the rest of Jujutsu Kaisen, it’s not any different from the usual death stories we’ve seen in a Shounen anime.

While not at the same level as the significant deaths that we’ve seen in other shows This will continue to influence determining the decisions of Itadori in the near future!

Were you heartbroken when Junpei died? 

Do you want Junpei to be with Itadori and other classmates on the campus of Jujutsu High (just the way we do)?

We would love to hear your feedback in the comment section…and we’ll cry with you!

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