While most of the Shonen genre anime or manga clearly put forward their main character with the story and most of the arcs revolving around them, not all do. This is why Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen is a confusing one, making the fans ask the question of who is the main character in Jujutsu Kaisen.

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Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the few dark fantasy Shonen manga and anime series full of personalities who were once the main characters based on the story timeline. 

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We had Satoru Gojo, the main character in JJK, before the events of the Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Yuta Okkotsu as the main character during the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie and Yuji Itadori, who kicks starts the main plot of the manga and anime. 

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So, out of these three and the contenders like Megumi Fushiguro and Sukuna, the antagonist himself, people are confused about who the main character in Jujutsu Kaisen is. If you are one of those people, keep reading. 

Who is the main character in Jujutsu Kaisen explained

Who is the main character in Jujutsu Kaisen? Yuji
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The answer to the question of who is the main character in Jujutsu Kaisen is none other than Yuji Itadori. Even though it may not seem like it, the main story revolves around him. From the beginning of the main Jujutsu Kaisen manga, we have seen Yuji play the central role. 

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He is the person in the series who represents selflessness compared to the counter opposite, Sukuna, a selfish being who lives only for himself. This alone makes Yuji the main protagonist, with Sukuna being the main antagonist who hates the existence of Yuji, as he has confirmed many times. 

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Jujutsu Kaisen’s ending is not going to be a happy one, making many people wonder whether Yuji is really the main character or it was Sukuna, the main character in the series, all along. Now, this sentiment is basically due to the fact that the more Yuji wanted to save someone, the more people he lost. 

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All Yuji wanted in his life was to be surrounded by friends and such people upon his death, but instead, everyone around him was dying. Moreover, unlike the traditional Shonen protagonist, despite getting many power-ups throughout the current story, Yuji has always fallen short compared to the king of curses, Sukuna, whereas people like Satoru Gojo, Yuta Okkotsu and even Maki hold their own against Sukuna. 

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But is this even a fair comparison? No, because comparing a budding protagonist to the previous protagonists like Gojo or Yuta is not fair until Jujutsu Kaisen ends. Moreover, in recent chapters, especially in Chapters 250 and 251 of the Jujutsu Kaisen manga, we have seen Yuji finally taking centre stage with his soul powers, other Cursed Womb: Death Painting abilities, and many others. 

As Jujutsu Kaisen’s story concludes, we will get a clearer picture of Yuji as the main protagonist. So, once again, if you were confused about the main character in Jujutsu Kaisen, you don’t have to be as it is Yuji from the start, with characters like Yuta, Megumi, Maki, Nobara and a few others serving as the main side characters. 

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