Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 224, titled “Inhuman Makyo Shinjuku Showdown, Part 2,” was eagerly anticipated by fans and was published in Weekly Shonen Jump issue 26 on Monday, May 29, at 12 am JST. The chapter delved deep into the intense battle between two formidable characters, Satoru Gojo and Ryomen Sukuna. While Gojo clearly dominated the fight, Sukuna managed to recover from the injuries he sustained in the previous chapter, setting the stage for a thrilling clash of powers.
The chapter primarily focused on the action sequences, with minimal dialogue between Gojo and Sukuna. However, some of Gojo’s remarks sparked controversy among fans and led to widespread discussions within the fandom. These remarks centered around his thoughts on Megumi’s current condition and the possibility of the young sorcerer’s potential demise.
In the previous chapter, Gojo arrived at Shibuya accompanied by Ijichi, Utahime, and Gakuganji on December 24. Utahime employed her cursed technique to enhance Gojo’s Cursed Energy reserve and output to a staggering 200%, enabling him to unleash an amplified Hollow Purple attack on Sukuna, who had made his presence known in Shinjuku. Sukuna underestimated the power of Gojo’s attack, resulting in severe damage to his right arm.
Chapter 224 commenced with Sukuna regenerating his injured arm and taunting Gojo, asserting that while Gojo may be stronger than previous adversaries, he ultimately remained an insignificant individual in Sukuna’s eyes. In response, Gojo remarked that Sukuna might have believed that wearing Megumi’s face would deter him, but Gojo had undergone special training specifically designed to counter such tactics.
Gojo revealed that Megumi’s resemblance to Toji, a sorcerer he deeply despised, made it effortless for him to strike anyone who bore the boy’s likeness. Being Megumi’s trainer, Gojo was well aware of his student’s endurance and ability to withstand multiple hits. Considering Sukuna’s history of surviving death while possessing Yuji, Gojo expressed the need to focus on eliminating the Curse before concerning himself with Megumi’s well-being.
The battle between Gojo and Sukuna continued to escalate, with Gojo lifting a bridge upon which Sukuna stood and hurling it into a building. Sukuna unleashed his Dismantle technique, attempting to dismantle Gojo’s attacks, but Gojo’s Infinity ability repelled the assault. The confrontation persisted as they entered a crumbling building, engaging in combat while the structure collapsed around them. They emerged from the debris, exchanging biting remarks and briefly pausing the fight.
Chapter 224 not only advanced the highly anticipated battle between Gojo and Sukuna but also underscored the inherent nature of both characters. Despite their differences, both possess an innate flair for the dramatic and an insatiable craving for violence. This confrontation provided them with a platform to unleash their full potential without holding back.
One noteworthy aspect of the chapter was the apparent ineffectiveness of Sukuna’s attacks against Gojo’s Infinity. However, the specifics of how Sukuna managed to bypass the Infinity barrier were not explicitly stated, leaving room for interpretation. Additionally, the chapter contained references to Yoshihiro Togashi’s works, “Hunter x Hunter” and “Yu Yu Hakusho,” further enriching the narrative for fans familiar with those series.
Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 224 received mixed reactions from readers, primarily due to Gojo’s comments about Megumi and the final panel of the chapter. Gojo’s remarks about Megumi were undeniably harsh, yet they carried multiple layers of meaning. It is evident that Gojo has no intention of letting Megumi perish, and his comments about Toji stem from long-standing grievances.
However, it is plausible to speculate that Gojo, having witnessed the consequences of emotional vulnerability regarding Suguru Geto, would take a ruthlessly strategic approach to prevent Sukuna from exploiting any of his weaknesses, particularly his attachment to his students. While Sukuna recognizes Megumi’s significance to Gojo’s allies, he must remain unaware of whether Megumi is a more valuable hostage than Yuji. This complex dynamic adds further depth to the ongoing conflict.
The final panel of the chapter depicted an unexpected camaraderie between Sukuna and Gojo, sparking varied reactions among readers. Despite their intense battle, they appeared relaxed and exchanged seemingly harmless jokes. However, this panel should be viewed as a temporary respite, a momentary pause for both combatants to catch their breath. The author, Gege Akutami, likely has plans to subject these characters to unimaginable perils when the manga resumes after a week-long break.
Overall, Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 224 delivered on the anticipation surrounding the battle between Gojo and Sukuna. It set the stage for a gripping showdown, exploring the characters’ motivations and showcasing their immense power. Fans eagerly await the continuation of this epic clash in future chapters, as the stakes continue to rise and the fate of the Jujutsu world hangs in the balance.
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