Jujutsu Kaisen has become a sensation among other anime, bringing a different take on curses to the fantasy world. As the manga enters a new phase of the Culling Game arc, here we have the Top 5 favorite characters from the Jujutsu Kaisen culling game. So let’s start.
The Jujutsu Kaisen anime is based on writer Gege Akutami’s manga of the same name. The series revolves around a high school student Yuji Itadori who swallows a cursed object that resurrects the extremely powerful Ryomen Sukuna curse inside his body. Now, to save his life from execution, Itadori is allowed to live only with a mission to collect all of Sukuna’s fingers and then sacrifice himself to complete the curse.
Jujutsu Kaisen introduced the Culling Game right after Gojou Satoru’s capture at the end of Itadori’s Extermination arc rules, form the 9th arc of Gege Akutami manga chapters. The slaughter game brought a variety of new characters. Some we saw in Jujutsu Kaisen and Jujutsu Kaisen 0, and some were introduced to us recently. The Culling Game requires participants to follow the rules which, if failed, will result in their death. So what is the purpose of the Culling game?
What is the slaughter game in Jujutsu Kaisen?
To sum up, the Slaughter Game follows a series of deathmatches held between wizards and non-wizards, who are here considered to be the participants of the game. A player’s objective once entered is to kill the opponent and earn points. The key is to survive and earn points while following the rules. There are a total of 8 rules in the game at the start of the game, but after a certain point is reached, players are allowed to add another rule to the game. Before setting up the new rule, the one -this is under review by the game organizer.
What are the Culling Game rules?
As mentioned earlier, the game started with the initial eight rules that each member had to follow. These rules were taken from the manga chapters, and as the story continues, new rules have been added. So far, only two new rules have been added to the game. Let’s check them out.
Culling Game Default Rules
- The player who activated his cursed technique must announce his participation in the slaughter game at a barrier of his choice within 19 days.
- Any player who breaks a rule during the game will be stripped of their curse as punishment.
- All non-players who enter the settlement will be eligible as Slaughter Game participants the moment they step inside.
- The only way for a player to score points is to kill other participants.
- Only the game master is allowed to determine the player’s points, and these points indicate the value of a player’s life. The original rule says wizards are worth 5 points while non-wizards are only worth 1 point.
- Besides the player’s point value, once the player reaches a total of 100 points, they can negotiate with the game master to add a new rule.
- Continuing with the previous rule, the gamemaster must accept the new rule if and only if it has no permanent effect on showdown play.
- If a player is clocked at a constant level for 19 days, that player will be out of the game and subject to the removal of the Cursed Technique.
Newly added rules
- All individual participants can get information about other players in terms of “name, points, number of rules added and current colony”. (Added by Hajime Kashimo, Chapter 158)
- All players can provide any number of points to another player. Added by Hiromi Higuruma, Chapter 167)
With That Being Said, let’s see the 5 favorite characters from the Jujutsu Kaisen culling game:
1. Yuji Itadori
Taking the top spot on the list is our main hero Yuji Itadori. Being Jin Itadori’s son and Wasuke Itador’s grandson, Yuji had a normal life until he encountered and ate one of Sukuna’s fingers. After knowing that he could become the potential vessel to harness all of Sukuna’s fingers, Yuji decided to join Jujutsu High alongside Megumi and Nobara as freshmen.
Yuji is a righteous person who cares about all his loved ones, even though the people around him don’t have a great connection with him. He greatly respects the value of life and ensures that others receive a proper death.
Speaking of his strengths, we all know that Yuji has large reserves of curse energy as he has the king of all curses, the special quality curse, Ryomen Sukuna. Although he doesn’t have a specific technique, he still harnesses his powers and controls cursed energy. Currently, Yuji possesses tremendous martial arts skills and superhuman strength, which helps him inflict damage with curses easily. Through his vigorous training process, Yuji was able to grasp the nature of his cursed energy and transform it into a mastered weapon. He learned how to manifest his curse energy to enhance his physical strength and also learned the Black Flash, which he could use at will.
2. Megumi Fushiguro
In second place, Megumi Fushiguro, who is the deuteragonist of the Jujutsu Kaisen series and the manga adaptation. He is also a freshman at Tokyo Jujutsu High alongside Yuji and also a descendant of the Zenin family.
In appearance, he is a tall, dark-haired boy with light green eyes and spiky dark blue hair. He is mostly seen donning the standard Jujutsu Tech uniform, which is a long-sleeved overshirt with a high collar and a gold button with a swirl that all Jujutsu Tech uniforms usually have, matching pants and ankle boots.
Megumi is a stoic, calculating kind of person who helps people who he believes are good in nature. His ideology believes that this world is just a dangerous place and kind people should be given a chance to live, which is a wizard’s job. The reason he landed 2nd place there is his calculating thinking and incredible cursing techniques.
Ten Shadows Technique is the name of his technique from the Zenin family. This technique allows the user to use shadows to create shikigami. Megumi’s latent talent helps her deal with ten shadows at once. Megumi can use this technique to generate superior and advanced shikigami and is also capable of rising in the shadows. The Megumi Chimera Shadow Garden domain extension creates an entire area full of shadow fluid. In this realm, Megumi can cast a number of Shikigami and even hide in the shadows while making a clone of herself. Currently, Megumi’s domain is incomplete and may affect itself.
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3. Yuta Okkotsu
Yuta Okkotsu was first introduced as the protagonist of Jujutsu Kaisen’s prequel series, Jujutsu Kaisen 0. The guy is in 3rd place on this list. Yuta was brought to Tokyo Jujutsu High School after being enrolled by Satoru Gojo. He was training in Africa until the Shibuya incident when he decided to return. He is recognized as one of the four great wizards of the compound.
His power comes from his connection with Michizane Sugawara, but it only first manifested when he transformed Rika into a cursed spirit. This immediately brought Yuta as a special quality curse user. Rika was so vengeful as a spirit that Suguru Geto recognized her as the “queen of curses”. While even in the manga, it was admitted that Yuta had a large amount of curse energy more than Gojo Satoru’s. His energy would vanish in an instant as he cannot handle it as perfectly as his master, who has the Six Eyes.
4. Hana Kurusu
In fourth place we have Hana Kurusu, who is featured as one of the players participating in the Culling Game. She appears as a little girl with light eyes and short hair. In the manga, it appears that she is wearing a turtleneck sweater, dark pants, and heeled ankle boots. It looks like this character can fly because he has a pair of wings. It was mentioned in one chapter that Hana might be a thousand year old.
In the Manga Chapters, according to Master Tengen, Hana has a Cursed Technique that allows her to turn off all other Cursed Techniques. It is also claimed that she can even open the back of a prison realm. She is also able to take flight because she has wings.
5. Fumihiko Takaba
Last on the list is Fumihiko Takaba. He is a character who is introduced in the Jujutsu Kaisen series as a failing comedian who was converted into a wizard by Kenjaku in order to participate in the Culling Game. In appearance, Fumihiko is a tall man and wears a typical business suit, a black and white combo with a plaid tie.
Takaba Fumihiko, he’s a very effective comedian, he not only makes his enemies laugh but also breaks his enemies’ butts, excellent service👌🏼😌😂 pic.twitter.com/3WQ6V4hjXM
— Ƭhαιѕ❀ Ivs Gojo (@SessxRin) December 19, 2021
On the nature side, yes, he’s a comedian, so of course he has a comedic side to him. He seems to be quite clumsy and awkward during tense situations. Even during games, he is seen cracking jokes during serious life-and-death scenarios. His curse technique is, yes, you guessed it right, comedian, which allows him to come up with things that he thinks are definitely funny, and that thing becomes a reality.
Where to watch Jujutsu Kaisen?
Jujutsu Kaisen will be available on platforms like Hulu, Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Netflix.
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