Jujutsu Kaisen Reveals New Details About Ryu Ishigori
Jujutsu Kaisen has revealed new details about Ryu Ishigori’s mysterious past and identity with the newest chapter of the series! Gege Akutami’s original manga series has entered a new phase of the Culling Game arc as the majority of the focus in the newest chapters have followed Yuta Okkotsu’s fights in the Sendai Colony. Much as seen with Yuji Itadori and Megumi Fushiguro’s fights in the Tokyo No. 1 Colony, the Sendai Colony has been packed with a number of distinct Cursed Users who all come with their own unique personalities, motivations, and powers. And they’re all clashing with Yuta.
These fights have been getting more intense for Yuta as while Sendai had a tense stalemate amongst the top four competitors, Yuta quickly burned through two of these fighters and put a huge target on his back. The previous chapters of the series saw the other two fighters, Takako Uro and Ryu Ishigori, make their move against Yuta in order to capitalize on his potential weakness. Ryu has been one of the more interesting as he was seemingly a current-age sorcerer but it’s soon revealed that he’s actually one of the ancient sorcerers who made a deal with Kenjaku to return for the Culling Game.
The previous chapter might have seen Ryu taking potshots at Yuta and Takako with his wild looking technique, but Chapter 177 of the series sees him jump into the fight fully. He reveals that he has returned from the ancient age as part of a deal with Kenjaku, and while he has no regrets over the course that his first life had taken he still feels unsatisfied. Mentioning that he’s been overtaken by a “thirst,” it’s clear that he wanted to come back for a fight that would truly satisfy him. That might be easier said than done, however.
It’s confirmed that Ryu has an incredibly high Cursed Energy output, and while Yuta is keeping up, it’s still not enough to “satisfy” Ryu’s curiosity or thirst. He starts to feel disappointment towards Yuta, but soon that’s all going to change as the final moments of the chapter tease that Yuta is ready to bring back Rika at her full power compared to the way we had seen her before. But what do you think?
How do you feel about the new sorcerers seen in the Sendai Colony so far? Do you think Yuta is going to be able to defeat both of his opponents before it’s too late? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!