SUMMARY

Jujutsu Kaisen is heavily inspired by Tite Kubo's Bleach

Fans are enraged as the early draft of Gojo Satoru's death panel is revealed

There is a particular reason why Gege Akutami hates Gojo Satoru

Warning: Spoilers ahead for Jujutsu Kaisen manga chapters!

Jujutsu Kaisen is a much-loved shonen action anime that clearly borrowed elements of the original shonen “big three” for things like character design and combat techniques. There’s no doubting the “big three” DNA in Jujutsu Kaisen, especially with Bleach and Naruto, but author Gege Akutami undoubtedly produced something amazing and unique. The latter in particular appears to have been a major source of inspiration for Jujutsu Kaisen.

Jujutsu Kaisen season 2
Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 (Credits: MAPPA)

It’s not just a fan theory, either – Gege Akutami openly acknowledged that they heavily drew inspiration for Jujutsu Kaisen from a variety of sources, including Tite Kubo’s Bleach manga. Luckily, for a new generation of shonen lovers, Jujutsu Kaisen is much more than just Bleach with an overlay or a facade. In order to honor Tite Kubo’s masterwork, Jujutsu Kaisen refines the best components of Bleach, and the results are astounding.

Gege Akutami Faces Outrage Of The Fans Due To An Early Gojo Satoru Draft

Gojo Satoru
Gojo Satoru in Jujutsu Kaisen (Credits: MAPPA)

There is no doubt that Gege Akutami is a skillful mangaka. Their artwork is visually compelling and simply impressive. Akutami has managed to breathe life into two-dimensional characters and draw out intense emotions from fans for the Jujutsu Kaisen characters.

However, a recent post on X showcases the early draft of Gojo Satoru’s death panel from Chapter 236 of Jujutsu Kaisen, which has also drawn emotions from fans, but this time Akutami is facing the outrage of the fans.

The panel depicts a Gojo Satoru, who according to an X user looks like he is burnt into a crisp. Other users mentioned that Gege Akutami was probably kicking their feet in the air while drawing this panel, talking about Akutami’s not-so-concealed hatred towards their own creation.

Why Does Gege Akutami Hate Gojo Satoru?

Gojo Satoru in his blindfold
Gojo Satoru in his trademark blindfold (Credits: MAPPA)

Even though Gojo is one of the most well-liked characters in Jujutsu Kaisen, Gege has regularly made somewhat offensive remarks about him on Twitter. For the mangaka, phrases like “Now that Gojo is gone, it’s looking like 2020’s gonna be a good year” and “Something Gojo doesn’t have… probably a personality” are rather common. (via CBR)

Gege’s hatred of Gojo seems to stem mostly from the fact that they unintentionally gave him too much power. Gege consequently grows to have a deep-seated contempt for their own invention as Gojo’s existence in the narrative makes it challenging to imagine new threats that are believable and compelling.

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