Examining Mahito’s Death In Jujutsu Kaisen

The cast of Jujutsu Kaisen is without a doubt one of our favourite television series, and we couldn’t agree more. The quirks and oddities of the characters, for the most part, wind up making them highly charming and lovable to the audience.

In contrast, even the series’ antagonists have been meticulously researched and written about.

The fact that they are aggressive and brutal does not deter us from being intrigued by what they are doing. In particular, we have been irritated by one of our adversaries, Mahito, who symbolises the pinnacle of humanity’s hate of one another. Mahito has been an aggravation to us for a long length of time.

A number of times, he has made it a point to attack Itadori in front of other people, since he views him to be a “mortal opponent.”

Also difficult was seeing Mahito’s strength increase with each victory against us. He does this in addition to harming some of our favourite characters, which further increases our dissatisfaction with him.

No one among us dared to expect that Itadori would be the one to put a stop to this threat. In contrast, Akutami had an entirely different vision for Mahito in mind when he created him. For the rest of the afternoon, what did you have planned for yourself? In addition, has Mahito’s tale come to an end as well?

Mahito's Death In Jujutsu Kaisen

What Happened To Mahito?

Mahito has, in fact, passed away. He was murdered as a result of the events surrounding the Shibuya Incident. Kenjaku (or the fictitious Geto) was responsible for Mahito’s death as a result of his exercise of Mahito.

After learning Geto’s Cursed Spirit Manipulation technique, which he obtained from Geto, he was sent back in time to his original condition. Itadori seems to have achieved his initial goal by granting him the ability to instantaneously regain Mahito’s cursed technique at any time, regardless of the situation.

Mahito’s demise is not explicitly addressed in the tale, which makes sense. Curses that are vulnerable to Curse Manipulation, on the other hand, are manipulated by the shaman and brought under his authority.

Furthermore, when a shaman uses Maximum Uzumaki, the shaman is able to extract the technique of dispensing curses from the curse.

Based on Kenjaku’s usage of the word Uzumaki, we may presume Mahito is no longer alive and well. Kenjaku, in a manner similar to Geto’s use of curses, has a slight chance of abusing him, although this is a remote option.

I have serious reservations about the possibility of anything like that occurring following the usage of Maximum Uzumaki.

Immediately before his death, he was embroiled in a battle with Itadori and Todo. Itadori’s influence had also had a profound effect on him, and he had come to understand the actual nature of his soul as a result.

As a result of human interaction, Mahito has been aware of Kenjaku’s ambitions for him ever since he was born as a result of that touch (and Jogo).

It is true that Mahito’s death was an essential component of Kenjaku’s wider plan for the Culling Game, but was it just as important as the pain that he inflicted on the rest of us?

What Was The Impact of Mahito’s Death

To be fair, he did get what he deserved, didn’t he, after all? Some of the Shibuya deaths were indeed horrific, but others were quite remarkable in their own right. The death of Mahito was notable because it unquestionably altered the face of jujutsu.

Kenjaku, it goes without saying, was in charge of everything.

Kenjaku claimed to be Geto Suguru in order to fool Gojo, and he used the cursed spirits as leverage to accomplish his goal. In the name of instructing them, he made certain that the dirty work was delegated to these individuals.

Only at the very end did the story diverge from the declared goal of the curses, indicating that it was an incredibly complex conspiracy. As a result, Kenjaku absorbed Mahito as well, bringing the curse’s side to an end.

A simple exorcism brought the tormented spirits to an end after jujutsu sorcerers fought them tooth and nail for many days. In addition, Kenjaku illustrated that not all happy endings are created equal.

It is completely absurd to believe that Mahito’s death had a role in the inception of the Culling Game. Ten years before, Kenjaku had cursed hundreds of people, including Tsumiki, in order to prepare the ‘players’ for battle.

It would seem that he has been focusing his energies on achieving Idle Transfiguration since that time in order to set off the curses since that point. The method by which Mahito uncovered Kenjaku’s persistent intention to assassinate him intrigues me.

Also unwittingly assisting Kenjaku in bringing about Mahito’s amazing growth was Itadori.

On a grander scale, Mahito’s demise may have been the last nail in the coffin of the Japanese empire. There have been so many incidents that have happened and will continue to occur that it is impossible to place the blame on a single death.

This would include the destruction of a large number of jujutsu sorcerers, among other things. It is difficult to ignore the fact that this is a tremendous blow to the jujutsu society.

What about Itadori, do you know? Likewise, I’m certain he had no clue what was about to transpire. As previously said, we hoped that Itadori would be able to put an end to Mahito’s plight. This, however, did not take place. The significance of Mahito’s life and death in the story, on the other hand, cannot be overlooked.

How Important Was Mahito’s Life?

The personalities of Mahito and Itadori were diametrically opposed. When it came to philosophy’s most basic level, they were diametrically opposed – one was concerned with humans, while the other saw them as mere spirits.

Humans, according to Mahito, are similar to ants or mosquitoes in that they all have souls and that their bodies are only reflections of their souls. Furthermore, Itadori feels that people should be allowed to die in a dignified way. They lived in a vacuum, unconnected to other entities such as curses.

Not only did Mahito’s strategies fail terribly when he faced off against Itadori, but they also became bitter adversaries as a result of their experiences. It was also the result of their diametrically opposed worldviews.


When it came to Itadori’s quest to become a real shaman, Mahito proved to be a stumbling barrier for him. Even Jogo acknowledges that Mahito is a person’s reflection in the death mirror, as does the rest of the cast. Mahito, like Sukuna, is completely preoccupied with himself. Those attributes that people respect in him are diametrically opposed to his own.

His early combat with Itadori established Mahito’s importance to the story’s progression. In addition to having grown by leaps and bounds and knowing more than anybody could ever dream, he is also a curse to those around him.

Mahito’s demise was postponed in order to create the worst-case situation for the characters involved.

If he had died at the hands of Itadori and Nanami, we would not have seen the catastrophe that has befallen Japan in the last several decades. I’d even argue that Mahito was the genuine foe until Shibuya, rather than the famous Geto or Kenjaku, until Shibuya came along.

In the aftermath of Mahito’s death, not only did the jujutsu community, but also the whole nation of Japan, entered a period of near-apocalyptic proportions. Ultimately, we were faced with a tough decision.

Should Mahito be alive or dead at the time, according to you? It is true that he tormented Itadori badly while he was still alive, which takes us to the topic of morality and ethics in this situation.

One story that comes to mind is The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas, in which one person suffers adversity in order to bring about a paradise for all of humanity. On the other hand, how long would this have lasted if it had happened?

It is said in the story that when a person who has been suffering dies, they are replaced by another. Does it seem to you that even if it is unfathomably horrible, it would have been adequate to maintain the jujutsu tradition in the first place?

Final Thoughts

Because cursed spirits cannot be destroyed but must be exorcised, Mahito is theoretically still alive. This implies that he is still alive in a technical sense. Yuuji Itadori, as a consequence of Mahito’s Idle Transfiguration in the Jujutsu Kaisen anime, is forced to confront an ethical conundrum, as he is obligated to murder humanity that has been warped by the Idle Transfiguration.

Resulting from Geto executing a specific kind of exorcism on Mahito in order to free him from his demon possession, Mahito’s present situation is evocative to a Scrodinger’s cat scenario.

Mahito’s “death” is nearly inescapable in the manga, as he has been pushed to the brink of total exorcization by the combined efforts of Itadori and Todou throughout the series.

Meanwhile, Kenjaku applies the jujutsu method developed by Suguru Geto and arrives ex-machina at the critical moment, taking advantage of Mahito’s frail state to absorb him into himself.

Due to the fact that Kenjaku has taken possession of Suguru Geto’s body, it is very inevitable that we will see Mahito or his cursed way at some time in the near future. However, it is still unclear if Mahito would return to the show in the capacity of a character.

Jujutsu Kaisen practitioners typically feel that the only method to evict cursed spirits is to focus cursed energy towards them, forcing them to disappear without warning.

Suguru Geto’s technique of jujutsu sorcery, known as Cursed Spirit Manipulation, differs significantly from that of other jujutsu sorcerers in many ways. It has the potential to enslave and swallow the afflicted spirit in order to harness its skills, thereby eradicating the spirit at issue.

Nanami correctly tells out that, despite Mahito’s seeming innocence and naivety in his instincts, Mahito is really a curse with exceptionally powerful talents. It’s even disturbing when that person’s demeanour is eerily similar to that of none other than Satoru Gojou himself.

Mahito forged a similar relationship with Itadori in the same way that Gojou was established as a credible competitor against Sukuna from the beginning of the season.

Having lost so many close friends and family members to evil, he is far more motivated today than he was before. He plans to assassinate Mahito as a result of this motivation.