Jujutsu Kaisen’s bread and butter as an anime has always been its plethora of cool characters. Each one of them is memorable, unique, and just admirable with their demeanor and their appearance. It’s essentially an anime version of a fighting video game but more stylish– and it actually cares about the story. Now, new Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 characters have been dumped like action figures into the fray.
There are a lot of them to keep track of, and the anime is going at a faster pace. With that in mind, we’re here to help you get acquainted with all the new Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 characters, both from the past filler arc to the current arc that will follow after that. The two arcs are related and dependent on one another. At the same time, this ought to help you pick favorites.
Note that characters who appeared extensively in Season 1’s current timeline are already exempted.
Even flashback filler arcs need a big bad evil guy, and in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2’s case, that would be Toji Fushigiro. Take note of that last name; he shares the same one as one of the current timeline’s protagonists, namely Megumi. That’s because Toji is Megumi’s biological father.
The show might imply otherwise since Toji was dismissive when asked about his son, but Toji merely forgot about his son for reasons we dare not spoil. In any case, he’s a good father-of-the-year candidate.
As for Toji’s place in Jujutsu Kaisen’s stellar power hierarchy, he’s just slightly below the most powerful guy in the anime’s mythos. Toji is the famed and notorious sorcerer killer, and he’s about to give Satoru Gojo one of the most memorable fights of his life. That’s how powerful he is, never mind the fans who keep obsessing about how Toji might smell judging by his appearance and penchant for his tendency to be an edgelord.
Those who watched the Jujutsu Kaisen movie (which is also a flashback) would have already seen Geto Suguru. He sadly became a villain eventually, but it was somewhat expected given his Social Darwinist and cynical outlook while working as a student at the Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical College.
Regardless, Geto, along with Satoru Gojo, is one of the top dogs of the academy. They’re the two most powerful sorcerers of their time, and Geto is ever so slightly below Satoru Gojo in terms of skill and strength.
But when it comes to women, Geto tends to be more popular with ladies and more mature women, while Satoru Gojo is more popular with girls for some reason. Not that it matters; he hates humans anyway and was responsible for a rather dark plot in the shonen anime‘s lore.
In Gojo’s past arc or the aforementioned flashback arc, Gojo and Geto were tasked with the important mission of escorting a new vessel for an immortal sorcerer. That vessel would be Riko Amanai, and she’s a feisty ward.
Riko, despite being only 14, has already come to terms with how she might eventually just fade into nonexistence as she is merged with Master Tengen, the immortal sorcerer in question. And as for her role in combat, she has none.
Riko is neither a combatant nor can she use curse or jujutsu powers. She can only see them, and the circumstances that have made her unique were merely due to how she’s the perfect match to be an immortal being’s vessel. That doesn’t stop her from being stubborn.
Every immortal being’s vessel needs a maid (right?), and Misato Kuro was the appointed person and caretaker for Riko Amanai. She mostly dresses as a maid, but appearances can be deceiving, and Misato can actually fight, especially when her ward is threatened.
As was displayed in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, she can actually fight hand-to-hand with an accomplished Jujutsu Sorcerer.
However, that doesn’t mean she can use cursed techniques. Misato, like Riko, can merely see curses and, for the most part, is just a civilian in Jujutsu Kaisen’s turbulent and dangerous world. So those expecting a secret sorcerer reveal will be sorely disappointed– she’s just a badass maid who can fight warriors with a mop.
The mysterious Master Tengen has only been mentioned in passing so far and hasn’t really been revealed in the anime. However, Master Tengen or “they” are the reason for the flashback arc, as they need a vessel to preserve their immortality.
In terms of age, Master Tengen is 1,200 years old and still kicking. Tengen is an important figurehead in the world of Jujutsu Kaisen as their age and wisdom have become the foundation for Jujutsu Sorcerers in the lore.
Tengen eventually has a bigger role past the flashback arc and will appear later in the current timeline. And due to his age and transcendence as an immortal being, no one knew what Tengen originally looked like as a human being.
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1 has already shown Uraume, but she (gender to be confirmed) never really talked or was introduced properly.
Uraume is one of the loyalists for Sukuna, the most powerful curse in Jujutsu Kaisen, and she’s Sukuna’s direct subordinate even though Sukuna is currently imprisoned in the male lead‘s body. She’s also more than a thousand years old, and underneath that innocent monk facade is an ill-tempered grump who cares only about her master.
Sure enough, a sorcerer that’s more than a thousand years old is powerful and could have easily taken out all sorcerers weaker than special-grade.
Yuki Tsukumo was shown only in a flashback in Season 1, and it’s still unknown whether Season 2 will give her justice. But she’s one of the most fiery characters in the manga. Her lively and outspoken personality– as well as her pretty appearance, has become quite the obsession for one of the characters in the show, namely Aoi Todo.
Yuki is the only woman among the four special-grade sorcerers in the series, meaning she’s on the same level and rank as Satoru Gojo. She was so skilled in her trade that even the authorities of Jujutsu Headquarters didn’t know the specifics of her abilities, only that she was too strong.
Her appearance in Season 2 will also signify some important developments in the plot– particularly with how Geto’s walking and talking corpse is somehow causing all the problems in the current timeline.