Toji Fushiguro Explained by a Native Japanese [Jujutsu Kaisen]

伏黒甚爾 Jujutsu Kaisen

The only person who has ever defeated Gojo Satoru is Toji Fushiguro.

Toji had been revived in the Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 11, but killed himself saying, “Good for you”.

In this article, a native Japanese writer explained Toji Fushiguro including the Japanese backgrounds.

Notes

First, I will summarize the basic notes about Toji Fushiguro.

HeightAround 188 cm
AgeAround 30 years old
Birthday12/30
Cursed TechniqueNone
AbilityHeavenly Restriction (Physically Gifted)
PersonalityBastard, Clever
HobbyGamble
Favorite FoodMeat, Offal
Bad FoodAlcohol (cuz not getting drunk at all)
StressZen’in Family
Voice ActorNot decided

There is no official statement about Toji’s height, but it would be around 188 cm.

188 cm is so tall that he can use many kinds of cursed tools.

About his age, an adult Toji around 20 years old went to see a child Gojo around 6 years old, which suggests the age difference between Toji and Gojo would be around 15 years old.

Therefore, Toji who fought high school student Gojo (16 years old) would be about 30 years old.

The Toji’s voice actor is undecided as of January 2023.

Other profiles are quoted from the official fanbook below.

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As described above, Toji doesn’t get drunk at all.

This constitution might also be related to the Physically Gifted described later.

In addition, the fact that Toji is strong against alcohol may be paired with the fact that Gojo, who is also the strongest, is weak against alcohol.

Also, Toji’s hobby is gambling, but he must be probably pretty weak.

In fact, he had moved from one woman to another because he didn’t have money, and the original story also depicts him losing in a horse race.

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Father of Megumi Fushiguro

Toji Fushiguro is Megumi Fushiguro’s father.

So, Toji is also called “Papaguro” on the internet.

But, the relationship between Megumi and Toji seems to be bad.

In fact, in Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 8, Toji was asked, “how’s Megumi doing”, and answered, “…Who’s that again?”.

Toji had really forgotten Megumi in this scene, and remembered him after defeating Geto, saying, “I’m the one who gave him that name”.

Quote: Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 8

By the way, the reason Toji released Megumi was to sell him to Zen’in family and receive money.

The Zen’in family loves talent, especially cursed technique, so they desperately wanted Megumi, who possessed the Zenin family’s inherited technique, Ten Shadows Technique.

Naobito said to Toji, “We’ll give you ten if he possesses an inherited technique”, which suggests Megumi was supposed to be sold for 1 billion yen, around $10 million.

(Japanese digits are different from English digits, so ten would represent 100,000, 1 billion, or 10 trillion yen)

From these backgrounds, even Gojo said Toji is a bastard.

However, Toji wasn’t completely without affection for Megumi, which is mentioned later.

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What Does Toji (甚爾) Mean?

The origin of Toji name (甚爾) is “the meaning of its letters” as described in the official fanbook.

The meaning of the chinese character “甚爾” is as follows.

甚:State of extreme
爾:Assert a state

Therefore, the Japanese meanings of the 甚爾 would be extremely strong.

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Is Last Name Fushiguro? Zen’in?

Toji Fushiguro is sometimes called Toji Zen’in.

This is because Toji, who was originally from Zen’in family, married into the Fushiguro family.

Toji didn’t have a cursed technique, he was treated quite badly in Zen’in family, which has the principle of cursed technique supremacy.

Even in the profile of the fanbook, the stress of Toji is Zen’in family.

Based on the above situation, Toji married into the Fushiguro family maybe because he disliked the Zen’in family.

That is why Toji had two surnames, “Fushiguro” and “Zen’in.”

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Wife

Since Toji is married to the Fushiguro family, he used to have a wife, the Megumi’s mother.

However, Megumi’s mother died soon after Megumi was born, so Toji began to move from one woman to another.

According to the official fanbook, Toji had been frustrated at Zen’in family, but became calmer thanks to Megumi’s mother.

With the death of such an important wife, he became a bastard as Gojo said.

By the way, the person who seems to be Megumi’s mother appears only briefly in Toji’s recollection.

Quote: Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 9
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Heavenly Restriction (Physically Gifted)

Toji’s ability is a Physically Gifted by a Heavenly Restriction.

Heavenly Restriction is one of the Binding Vows that gains some advantages by losing something from birth.

Japanese meanings of Heavenly Restriction (天与呪縛) is below:

Heavenly Restriction (天与呪縛)
天:Heaven
与:Give
呪:Curse
縛:Binding Vows

So, Heavenly Restriction (天与呪縛) represents the curse of Binding Vows given by the heaven.

For example, Mechamaru can use a large amount of cursed energy instead of physical freedom, and conversely, Toji and Maki have incredible physical abilities (= Physically Gifted) instead of cursed energy.

Toji’s Heavenly Restriction is different from that of Maki in the point that Toji has completely no cursed energy.

Due to the strictness of this restriction, Toji’s Physically Gifted far surpasses Maki’s.

In episode 198 of Jujutsu Kaisen, Maki caught up with Toji, but considering the experience of fights, Toji would be stronger than awakened Maki.)

For example, Maki cannot see cursed spirits unless she wears glasses, but Toji can see them with his five senses.

In addition, Toji is the only one who has defeated Satoru Gojo.

These are the abilities of Toji Fushiguro.

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Cursed Spilit inside Body

Toji has a cursed spirit that has the ability to store objects.

Toji stores his weapons in this cursed spilit.

Furthermore, Toji stores this cursed spilit inside his body by reducing the size of cursed spilit as shown in the figure below.

Quote: Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 9

Toji said the invisible man’s body is transparent, so the cursed energy of the cursed spirit inside Toji’s body is no longer detectable.

That’s why Toji can pass through any barrier that senses cursed energy.

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Cause of Death

The direct cause of Toji’s death is that he received Hollow Technique: Purple the awakened Satoru Gojo activated.

However, the indirect cause of death may be that Toji could not abandon his self-affirmation as described below.

Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 9
“I don’t work for free.”
That’s what I would always say before making a run for it.
But now the awakened power of the Limitless stands before me.
He’s probably the greatest sorcerer alive.
I wanted to discredit it. To crush it.
The pinnacle of the Jujutsu world and the Zen’in family.
I wanted this for self-affirmation.
And I deviated from my true self.
At that point, I had already lost.

Toji would have once abandoned his self-affirmation because Zen’in family oppressed him for not having cursed technique and energy despite his tremendous ability.

However, being in front of awakened Satoru Gojo, the strongest Jujutsu sorcerer, Toji wanted to affirm himself, and as a result lost his life.

And, to the Gojo’s question, “So any last words”, Toji answerd, “In two or three years, my kid will be sold off to the Zen’in family. Do as you please.”

Toji is certainly a bastard, but his humanity that he was thinking of Megumi appeared at his last moment.

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Revival

The revival of Toji is due to Granny Ogami’s Séance Technique.

This Granny Ogami’s Séance Technique can call down the information of the dead’s soul and flesh.

However, Granny Ogami does not call down information of soul lest unforeseen circumstances would occur.

However, Toji’s body was unusual due to his Physically Gifted, and defeated the soul of the medium, and was revived in a state of himself.

Actually, Kenjaku said the body is the soul and the soul is the body.

Quote: Jujutsu Kaisen EP.. 91

Therefore, Toji’s soul remained in the information of Toji’s body Granny Ogami summoned.

That is the reason why Toji was able to revive with his ego.

These are about the revival of Toji.

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“Good for you”

The Granny Ogami’s Séance Technique ends when the cursed energy of the medium runs out.

However, Toji does not consume cursed energy, the Granny Ogami’s Séance Technique has lost the opportunity to end, and Toji has become a slaughter doll that continues to fight forever.

The strength of the slaughter doll is incomparable and killed Dagon that Naobito, Nanami, Maki, and Megumi cannot defeated.

However, the slaughter doll Toji regained his memory in the process of fighting Megumi, and killed himself saying “Good for you”.

Quote: Jujutsu Kaisen EP.. 112

This “Good for you” would imply that it is good for Megumi not to be sold to the Zen’in family.’

This is probably because Toji thinks the Zen’in is a poor family lineage, and Megumi shouldn’t be in such a place.

Actually, Toji remembered what Megumi’s mother said, “Take care of Megumi, Okey?”, just before he killed himself.

From these points, the reason why Toji said “Good for you” and killed himself would be Toji has been worried about Megumi’s life.

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Quotes

I killed Satoru Gojo.

But you guys, with all your blessed talents lost to a monky like me who can’t even use Jujutsu.

I wanted this for self-affirmation. And I deviated from my true self. At that point, I had already lost.

To be proud neither of myself nor others… I chose that path, don’t I?

I don’t care… I don’t care anymore.

Good for you.

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Postscript

This is the article about “Toji Fushiguro Explained by a Native Japanese”.

Other articles explained the interesting and important issues in Jujutsu Kaisen.

Plese read them as well.

In addition, the Japanese version of this article of Toji is here.