If you are an avid reader of Jujutsu Kaisen manga just like me, you must have been waiting for this day for a long time. Well, the wait is finally over as we got to see Gojo back in action and now he is more powerful and confident than ever before. Gojo was caught inside the prison realme way back in the JJK Shibuya Incident arc, and now, he is finally unsealed. So, read on to find out more information about how Gojo Satoru was released in the latest Jujutsu Kaisen (JJK) manga chapter 221.
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Heavy Spoilers Warning: This is not based on leaks or spoilers but the official chapter release (English) on Shonen Jump by Viz Media. This article includes spoilers about Gojo Satoru and the ongoing story of Jujutsu Kaisen. We suggest you watch the anime and read the manga (up to chapter 220) to avoid ruining your experience.
When Was Gojo Sealed Inside the Prison Realm?
Before we talk about how he was released, I want to give you a quick recap of how Gojo got sealed in the first place. In Jujutsu Kaisen manga chapter 90: The Shibuya Incident, Part 8 (Shibuya Incident arc), Kenjaku came up with a brilliant plan to lock away Gojo Satoru in the prison realm. He opened the prison realm to seal him, but there was a condition to fulfill. The person (to be sealed) should be within a radius of four meters for one minute. Now, this is a big feat to pull off because you can’t keep the Sorcerer Supreme distracted for a minute.
But Kenjaku in the form of Geto Suguru (Pseudo-Geto) revealed himself for the first time in front of Gojo. Gojo was shocked to see his late best friend back alive in the flesh. For those unaware, Gojo is the one who dealt the final blow to his friend, and we have already covered in detail the meaning of Gojo’s last words to Geto in Jujutsu Kaisen 0’s ending.
As a result, Gojo was bewildered and thought about the past for a minute. And that is how Kenjaku ultimately managed to capture Gojo in the first place. And well, the JJK fan community has been keeping count ever since. It’s been 1888 days since Gojo was sealed. These 3 years flew by fast, isn’t it? Now that you know about how he was sealed, let’s see how Gojo has been unsealed.
Gojo Released in JJK Chapter 221: Back with a Bang!
With the culling games moving at a slow pace and introducing us to new characters, a slow-moving story, and Sukuna’s new form, Chapter 220 finally teased Gojo’s comeback after a long time. But we didn’t expect that to happen in the very next Chapter 221 itself. After a 3-year-long wait, Gojo was finally unsealed from the prison realm with the help of Hana Kurusu.
Hana Kurusu used her Angel’s curse technique, Jacob’s ladder, to open the back gate of the prison realm. After Gojo was released, he went straight to the place where Kenjaku and Sukuna were, which made the sorcerers who released him confused. When Kenjaku found out that Gojo has escaped in JJK chapter 221, he was perplexed about how in the world Gojo pulled it off after the back of the prison realm was absorbed.
Even after being stuck inside the prison realm for 19 days (as per the manga timeline and three years for the readers), Gojo’s confidence is still on another level. Gojo established his supremacy by terrorizing Kenjaku and dissing Sukuna as if he is nothing.
He then punched Uraume in the gut when she tried a sneak attack. In the final panels of the chapter, Gojo remarks on something he said in the past to Itadori Yuji. Back to episode 2 (manga chapter 3) of the first season, Itadori asked Gojo – who is stronger between him and Sukuna. Back then, Gojo remarked that if Sukuna ate all his fingers and gained his full power, it might be a bit tough for him to defeat the King of Curses. Then, Itadori in return asked – Would you lose?, to which Gojo replied with an assertive “No.” These are the same lines uttered by Gojo at the end of JJK chapter 221 and made an amazing throwback to the first chapters after Gojo was unsealed.
Now that Gojo is released in Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 221, he has a bigger mess to clean with a clash against the mightiest opponents in the upcoming chapters. Fans are going wild after witnessing that the man, the myth, the legend, our Gojo sensei, is truly back for real. We are left to wonder how this fight is going to turn out for the rest of the time. It’s funny how Gojo was stuck inside the prison realm only for 19 days (as per the manga timeline), yet we had to wait nearly 3 years to see him once again. Shocking, isn’t it?
Nonetheless, Gojo sensei hasn’t lost his charisma even after being trapped in the prison realm for so long. He’s the same charming jujutsu sorcerer he was before; complete with a bone-chilling aura, his humor and poking fun at enemies, and his confidence. Are you excited to witness Gojo vs Sukuna in the upcoming JJK manga chapters? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Did Gojo get unsealed?
Yes! Gojo is finally unsealed now from prison real after a three-year-long wait. It is now confirmed in chapter 221 of Jujutsu Kaisen.
Is Gojo stronger than Sukuna?
It is a very tough question to be answered. But Gojo has remarked that he will win against Sukuna twice now.
Who can break Gojo’s seal?
Hana Kurusu used her Angel’s cursed technique: Jacob’s Ladder to break the seal.