Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen continues to surprise the manga world, leaving fans searching for answers after chapter 260’s explosive finale.

As we eagerly await the Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 261 release date, let’s go through the key moments that will surely impact the Shinjuku Showdown arc.

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In chapter 260, Aoi Todo triumphantly returned alongside his best friend, Yuji Itadori. The duo pushes Ryomen Sukuna to unleash his most powerful technique.

However, the tide of the battle shifted dramatically with the unexpected appearance of a ghost on the battlefield. The identity of this spectral figure remains a mystery, but its presence visibly rattled the King of Curses.

Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 260 recap

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Chapter 260 opened with Todo showcasing his revised Boogie Woogie cursed technique. Having lost his left hand to Mahito during the Shibuya Incident arc, Todo could not participate in battles due to the technique requiring two hands.

Todo incorporated a vibraslap, a percussion instrument with a ball connected to a wooden box containing metal pieces to overcome this limitation. By tapping the ball, he could generate a unique sound that activated his technique.

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Todo had replaced his lost hand with a vibraslap, modifying the activation requirement from a clap to a metal piece striking a wooden box. This innovation now allows Todo to perform 50 position swaps per second.

The improved Boogie Woogie technique overwhelmed Sukuna, with Todo and Yuji landing blow after blow at an accelerated pace.

Furthermore, by entering a Binding Vow that limited the number of swaps per stroke on the vibraslap, Todo could select multiple cursed techniques and expand their effective range.

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With the assistance of Yuta Okkotsu, Todo had previously refined his technique in Lake Gosho colony. He then used his newfound power to help his allies escape Sukuna’s Malevolent Shrine.

Just as Sukuna sustained significant damage and prepared his strongest move, Domain Expansion, a familiar figure materialized on the battlefield.

The chapter concluded with the narrator saying, “Sukuna saw a ghost of immense strength who he had buried with his own hands.”

Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 261 release date

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According to Shueisha’s official Manga Plus app, the next chapter of the Jujutsu Kaisen manga releases on Sunday, May 26, at 11 p.m. (JST) Japanese Standard Time.

Manga Plus’s post also mentioned that the schedule for chapter 261 is subject to change. The release times and schedule for international viewers vary based on their time zone.

GMT+810 p.m.
ET (Eastern Time)10 a.m.
PT (Pacific Time)8 a.m.
CT (Central Time)9 a.m.
GMT (Western European Time)2 p.m.
CET (Central European Time)5 a.m.
IST (Indian Standard Time)7:30 p.m.

Where to read the Jujutsu Kaisen manga

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The Jujutsu Kaisen manga volumes are available for purchase online. You can visit the official Jujutsu Kaisen or Shueisha websites, which will direct you to an online bookstore to buy the volumes you need.

The official VIZ Media website offers access to manga for online readers. For a monthly subscription fee of US$2, you can access all chapters of the Jujutsu Kaisen manga after creating a VIZ Media account.

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Alternatively, you can read Jujutsu Kaisen on Manga Plus, an online platform by Shueisha. The first three chapters are available without an account.

To access subsequent chapters, including the most recent releases, you must create an account on the Manga Plus app.

While chapters four and onward are free, each chapter can only be viewed once on Manga Plus.

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