The world of Jujutsu Kaisen is filled with a variety of factions and clans that play a prominent role in the setting and story. While manga readers already know about most of them, the anime watchers often lag behind in terms of lore, raising questions like who is Zenin in Jujutsu Kaisen?

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If you have watched the Jujutsu Kaisen anime or the movie Jujutsu Kaisen Zero, you must have heard the surname Zenin. Moreover, one thing we are sure about is that the characters with Zenin in their name would have already piqued your interest, making you want to learn more about the Zenins in the JJK universe. 

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So keep reading as we explain who is Zenin in Jujutsu Kaisen while talking about everything you must know about them. 

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Disclaimer: We will touch on some massive Jujutsu Kaisen spoilers, so if you don’t want to get spoilers and want to learn about Zenin on your own through the manga or upcoming seasons of the anime, now is the right time to close the article. 

Who is Zenin in Jujutsu Kaisen 

Who is Zenin? Jujutsu Kaisen Maki Zenin
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Zenin is one of the big three clans in the series who play a pivotal role in the Jujutsu world and even outside it as they have significant influence over Japan, including political prominence. 

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As for the Jujutsu world, the Zenin and the other two from the big three clans, the Gojo and the Kamo, decide everything that happens. From the selection of principals for the two Jujutsu Highs to the head of the Jujutsu Headquarters and so on. 

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The Zenin clan in Jujutsu Kaisen is more combat-oriented as they only value people, including their family members, based on their power, especially sorcery. Since we are on this topic, you should know about the two main sorcery the Zenin clan possess, the Ten Shadows Technique and the Projection Sorcery. 

The Ten Shadows Technique is one of the celebrated heredity of the Zenin clan, which is understandable as it is an ability that can go toe to toe with the Six Eyes of the Gojo Clan. There are even mentions of the past battle between a Ten Shadows Technique user from the Zenin clan and the Six Eyes user from the Gojo clan, which resulted in the death of both. 

We don’t want to spoil much about the current state of the Zenin clan. But we will say that during the Itadori’s Termination Arc, which will be covered in Season 3 of the anime, we will see Maki Zenin annihilate the entire Zenin clan in the wake of the actions of her father, Ogi Zenin and other members. 

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All Zenin clan members in Jujutsu Kaisen

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Here is the complete list of Zenin clan members:

  • Naobito Zenin 
  • Ogi Zenin 
  • Naoya Zenin 
  • Maki Zenin 
  • Mai Zenin 
  • Toji Fushiguro 
  • Megumi Fushiguro 
  • Jinichi Zenin 
  • Ranta Zenin 
  • Chojuro Zenin 
  • Nobuaki Zenin

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