The Shinjuku Arc in Jujutsu Kaisen is a pivotal point for the series for many reasons, not least of which being the number of character deaths that occur. Several big names bite the dust on both the side of the Jujutsu Sorcerers and that of the Special Grade Curses. One such Special Grade Curse, though, is still privy to a nebulous fate, which is likely why you’re wondering: Is Mahito dead in Jujutsu Kaisen? Fortunately, we’ve dug into the manga and come up with some answers.
*Warning: Spoilers Ahead*
Does Mahito Die in Jujutsu Kaisen? Answered
Following the Shinjuku arc of the Jujutsu Kaisen manga, Mahito isn’t dead so much as he’s trapped within Suguru Geto’s cursed technique.
This occurred after Mahito’s fight with Itadori Yuji and Todo Aoi. After injuring Todo, he moved into a one on one confrontation with Itadori, only for Todo to cause a distraction and give Itadori a chance to land a decisive blow. At death’s door, Mahito tried to run from Itadori only to encounter the Kenjaku-controlled Suguru Geto. Kenjaku then used Geto’s cursed technique to trap Mahito in a cursed gem, which he can now use to utilize Mahito’s idle transfiguration to alter the shape of people’s souls.
This means that Mahito is technically still alive, albeit in the form of a tool to be utilized by the current big bad of the manga series.
Can Mahito Free Himself From Geto’s Control?
As for whether or not Mahito will free himself from Geto’s control anytime soon, that really depends on what direction Jujutsu Kaisen’s story goes in.
Currently, Geto is firmly planted in the lead villain role and is driving events forward for the current arc. He likely has a plan that involves utilizing Mahito’s ability to his advantage, though how he’ll do that is still unknown. If and when he does use Mahito’s ability, though, it wouldn’t be a stretch to think that Mahito would find a way to break free and set himself loose on the world once again.
We’ll be following the manga as it releases, and will be sure to update this article accordingly once more information on this topic makes itself available.
Hopefully this provides some clarity on whether or not Mahito is dead in Jujutsu Kaisen. For more on the series, check out any of the related articles down below. For more on anime in general, check out some of our lists on topics like the best anime villains, the best anime rivalries, and the best anime antagonists.
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