WARNING: The next article accommodates spoilers for Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter #160, “Colony,” by Gege Akutami, John Werry and Snir Aharon, obtainable in English from Viz Media.
Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 160, “Colony,” lastly offers followers an replace on Kenjaku. The villain has not been seen for the reason that finish of the Shibuya Incident arc, the place he introduced the Culling Sport and revealed his plans for the longer term. Kenjaku opens the chapter by apologizing to a personality followers have not seen for the reason that sequence’ first arc.
Sasaki is the character in query — one among Yuji’s outdated pals he needed to depart behind as he entered the world of Jujutsu. Her home is positioned inside one of many colony boundaries the place the Culling Sport battles will happen. Kenjaku permits Sasaki, in addition to different nonparticipating individuals who had been within the barrier to start with, an opportunity to exit the barrier and keep away from getting caught within the dying battles.
Kenjaku giving these individuals the choice to depart the barrier and get to relative security is oddly thoughtful of him. He implied that he intends to create chaos that even he cannot management when he revealed his motives on the finish of the Shibuya Incident. If that is the case, why would not he simply depart these individuals within the boundaries to fend for themselves? If Culling Sport contributors moreover Yuji and his allies care concerning the civilians’ security, it will actually make issues extra chaotic for them.
Kenjaku tells Sasaki that she can be outdoors the barrier when she wakes up if she so needs, prompting Sasaki to ask in the event that they’re in a dream. Kenjaku reveals that they are within the Cursed Realm, the rift between goals and actuality. It is the primary time this Cursed Realm has ever been talked about within the sequence, leaving followers to wonder if Kenjaku’s cursed method, which has but to be revealed, permits him to transcend totally different planes of actuality.
Readers know virtually nothing about Kenjaku aside from these plans and motives he is defined to date. He is a determine that has been shrouded in thriller for the reason that starting of the sequence. One factor that is sure is that he is by some means in a position to take management of different individuals’s our bodies, permitting him to reside for over a thousand years. This means makes the circumstances of Yuji’s beginning questionable.
Yuji remembered a second from his infancy whereas unconscious after combating Yuta. On this reminiscence, toddler Yuji was being held by his father, Jin, whereas his grandfather urged Jin to surrender on an unnamed girl. The lady in query referred to Yuji’s grandfather as father-in-law, so readers can assume she’s Jin’s spouse and sure Yuji’s mom, though this wasn’t explicitly confirmed.
The vital factor to notice about this girl is the scar on her brow. Readers have come to grasp that this scar is a logo of Kenjaku’s management because of the truth that his present vessel, Geto, has an analogous one. His earlier vessel, Noritoshi Kamo, additionally had an analogous scar. Up till now, it was unclear why he was utilizing this girl’s physique.
Kenjaku thanks Sasaki for getting alongside along with his son earlier than she awakes in actuality. This confuses Sasaki however confirms what followers have theorized since Chapter 143: Kenjaku, within the physique of a lady, appears to have used Jin Itadori as a way to create Yuji. In different phrases, Kenjaku is each Yuji’s mom and one among his two fathers, and will have been manipulating Yuji’s life since beginning.
Again in actuality, Yuji’s different outdated good friend Iguchi confirms that he and the group of individuals round them additionally skilled assembly Kenjaku. Sasaki remembers Kenjaku mentioning his son and thinks of Yuji, however Iguchi has no concept what she’s speaking about when she asks him about this.
Contemplating Kenjaku is clearly a grasp at scheming and manipulation, readers ought to be questioning whether or not he really helped Yuji’s outdated pals and the remainder of these civilians by putting them outdoors the barrier. In any case, there was no must randomly thank Sasaki for getting alongside along with his son — it is not as if Kenjaku genuinely cares about Yuji. Readers must wait to see what precisely Kenjaku has deliberate for him.