The Shibuya Incident arc in Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the best story arcs in the world of anime. If I had to choose a word to describe what you should expect from it, then “Death” is a word that perfectly summarizes the Shibuya Incident Arc of Jujutsu Kaisen.
This particular arc is probably the most important in the story of Jujutsu Kaisen because everything that happened in the story was either in preparation for the Shibuya Incident arc or as a result of it. And since “death” is the word that perfectly describes the arc, we will take a look at all the Shibuya Incident arc deaths in this article!
In a war, it’s the innocent who lose their lives. Similarly, in the Shibuya Incident, countless innocent civilians lost their lives amidst the war between the jujutsu sorcerers and cursed spirits. However, it wouldn’t be fair to leave out the sorcerers, curse users, and cursed spirits who died during the second-longest arc of Jujutsu Kaisen.
That is why I have created this list of the characters who died during the Shibuya Incident Arc, detailing how they died and what led to their deaths.
Shibuya Incident Arc Deaths – Jujutsu Sorcerers:
Kokichi Muta (Mechamaru)
Kokichi Muta, better known as Mechamaru, was the first character to die in the Shibuya Incident Arc. If he managed to survive, the Shibuya Incident would’ve never happened as he intended to relay the plans to the sorcerers.
When Utahime revealed Mechamaru as the suspect, Yuji, Megumi, and Nobara weren’t sure if he would do such a thing but were proven wrong.
Mechamaru entered a binding vow with Pseudo-Geto and Mahito to get healed in exchange for information about Tokyo Jujutsu High School, hence the attack during the Kyoto Goodwill Event.
After completing the binding vow’s conditions, Mechamaru planned to contact Satoru Gojo and tell him about the evil plans for October 31 but failed due to Pseudo-Geto’s curtain. Although Mechamaru tried to kill the duo, he eventually succumbed to Mahito’s cursed technique.
After a close brush with death twice, Nanami finally dies in the Shibuya Incident Arc. His death has to be the most shocking in the arc.
Nanami beat Haruta Shigemo to a pulp for stabbing Ijichi and killing all the assistant managers. The Grade 1 sorcerer made sure Noabara and Akari waited for the rescue. Then Nanami joined Maki Zenin and Naobito Zenin to exorcise a fully transformed Dagon.
Inside Dagon’s domain, Nanami lost his left eye to the Death Swarm, one of Dagon’s cursed techniques. Although Toji interfered and exorcised Dagon, Nanami and the others were burned to flames by an enraged Jogo afterward.
Later, we see a tired Nanami with a burned upper half of the body and an exposed left eye socket on his way to save Megumi. Nanami eventually meets Mahito and dies at his hands.
Nobara Kugisaki (Unconfirmed)
If not for Nanami, Nobara would have died at the hands of Shigemo. Nanami told her to wait for the rescue and withdraw because the upcoming fights needed the power of a Grade 1 sorcerer.
But when Nobara discovered that Shoko Ieiri was in Shibuya, she decided to help her fellow sorcerers on the battlefield. Soon, she comes across Mahito’s double, which was unknown to her until the end of their bout. Although Nobara dealt a fatal blow to the double as well as Mahito’s original body, she soon fell into Mahito’s trap.
Knowing that Nobara was aware of his double’s inability to use cursed techniques, Mahito cleverly switched places with his double. Mahito used Idle transfiguration on Nobara and fatally injured her. Later, Arata Nitta assured Yuji that Nobara’s survival chances were more than zero.
Much later, in Jujutsu Kaisen Manga Chapter 222, Shoko Ieiri tells Gojo that there’s someone still recovering, which might be Nobara, considering her death is yet to be confirmed verbally.
The only time we see Naobito Zenin in action in the Shibuya Incident Arc is during his fight against Dagon. When Dagon evolved into his fully realized form, Naobito Zenin overpowered him initially. But after Dagon cast his domain expansion, things went south for the 26th head of the Zenin Clan alongside Maki and Nanami.
The Special Grade 1 Sorcerer lost his right arm while fighting Dagon inside the domain. Even though Toji came in and exorcised Dagon, Naobito fell prey to Jogo’s flames, who was sad due to Dagon’s demise.
Naobito Zenin died soon after his rescue from Shibuya to the Zenin household.
Note: Although he died two chapters after the Shibuya Incident Arc, the cause of death was his injuries during this arc, hence his inclusion in the list of the dead jujutsu sorcerers.
Death of Cursed Spirits:
Hanami and Jogo attack Gojo while Choso assists them by blending in with the crowd to limit Gojo’s movements and cursed technique usage. Hanami uses domain amplification to make Gojo vulnerable to their attacks.
To take care of Hanami, Gojo used his brain instead of brawn. He stopped using his cursed technique, which assured Hanami that Gojo would only use his cursed energy for close combats.
Assuming that was the case, Hanami deactivated his domain amplification and fell into Gojo’s trap.
Gojo ripped out the two branches from Hanami’s eye sockets, rendering him unable to use domain amplification, and then exorcised Hanami with his cursed technique.
Although Jogo helped Pseudo-Geto to seal Satoru Gojo, he lost Hanami in the process. He also witnessed Dagon getting exorcised. Jogo could not avenge Hanami, but in the case of Dagon, he made sure to do that and burned Maki, Nanami, and Naobito with his flames.
Suddenly, after sensing a Sukuna’s finger, Jogo rushes towards the location and finds an unconscious Yuji being fed Sukuna’s finger by the Hasaba sisters. Jogo adds another ten fingers to the count, awakening Sukuna.
Sukuna wakes up and makes a deal with Jogo. If Jogo managed to land a hit on Sukuna, the King of Curses would follow the cursed spirit’s wishes temporarily. Jogo confidently accepts the deals, gets toyed by Sukuna, and then joins Hanami and Dagon on the other side.
Mahito inaugurated the death list in the Shibuya Incident Arc, starting from Mechamaru to killing countless civilians in Shibuya, killing Nanami, then taking Aoi Todo’s left arm, to almost killing Nobara.
Mahito was this close to killing Yuji Itadori during the final chapters of the arc, but thanks to Aoi, Yuji came back to his senses and had Mahito running for his life. Yuji was about to deliver the final blow, but Pseudo-Geto interfered and absorbed Mahito, marking the end of Patchface.
Dagon ate countless civilians as a cursed womb. After getting hit by Naobito’s attack, Dagon hurled up all the skeletons. After taking the hit, Dagon evolved into his complete form.
After getting pushed back by Naobito, Maki, and Nanami, Dagon casts domain expansion and succeeds in delivering fatal blows. Nanami lost his left eye, and Naobito lost his right arm. Unfortunately, Megumi broke into his domain and opened a hole to escape with all the others.
Before they could escape, Toji Fushiguro suddenly entered the domain through the hole and exorcised Dagon before he could even realize anything.
Yuji comes across the Grasshopper Curse at B2F, protecting the curtain cast by Mahito. At first, it seemed that this was a powerful cursed spirit as it was capable of intelligent speech, but Yuji is no longer the weakling he was in the initial episodes.
Even though the Grasshopper Curse fought against Yuji and used several tactics, Yuji showed his growth as he was always a step ahead of every move it made and began overpowering the cursed spirit. After being outsmarted by Yuji, the curse tried a sneak attack but failed miserably and got exorcised.
During Pseudo-Geto and Mei Mei’s first encounter, the former summons a special-grade disease-cursed spirit – Smallpox Deity, to kill Mei Mei and her younger brother Ui Ui.
Smallpox Deity casts Domain Expansion to trap Mei Mei and Ui Ui. The siblings take some time to observe the cursed spirit’s technique.
Until now, Mei Mei was taking blows from the Deity. But after deciphering the Deity’s cursed technique, Mei Mei asks Ui Ui to take the hits. Then she goes on the offensive to finally exorcise the deity using Bird Strike, an extension of her Black Bird Manipulation technique.
Death of Curse Users:
Mimiko & Nanako Hasaba
The Hasaba sisters, Mimiko and Nanako, helped Pseudo-Geto to kill the civilians as he promised to leave Geto’s body. But the mastermind isn’t a fool to do that voluntarily. Pseudo-Geto tricked them into not making a binding vow and didn’t keep the promise as expected.
To take revenge, Mimiko and Nanako feed one finger of Sukuna to an unconscious Yuji. Additionally, after being fed another ten by Jogo, Sukuna wakes up and asks the sisters if they want anything as a token of appreciation for the one finger.
They asked Sukuna to kill Pseudo-Geto, and on completion, they would also tell him the location of another finger. Being an egoist, Sukuna got offended by their condescending tone and killed both sisters.
During the Shibuya Incident Arc, Ogami, her grandchild, and Jiro Awasaka cast the curtain that prohibited the sorcerers from entering.
To break that, Yuji teamed up with Megumi and Ino. While Yuji and Megumi took on Awasaka, Ino decided to fight Granny Ogami and her grandchild. Ino attacked, and her grandchild kept taking the blow without any counterattack. In the meantime, Ogami started a ritual and summoned Toji Fushiguro into her grandchild’s body using the seance technique.
Although they successfully defeated Ino, Toji took control of her grandchild’s body by overwriting the soul and killed Granny Ogami.
Toji Fushiguro / Ogami’s Grandchild
Ogami summoned Toji into her grandchild’s body using the seance technique that only uses the body information instead of the soul information to avoid mishaps.
But what Ogami feared the most happened. Toji took over her grandchild’s body by crushing its soul and killing her.
Ogami’s seance technique was supposed to end when the summoner’s (her grandchild’s) body ran out of cursed energy, which also depended on the cursed energy of the one summoned, i.e., Toji Zenin (Fushiguro).
But neither of them had cursed energy to begin with, so the end never came, resulting in Toji running wild and taking down the strongest ones, whom he chose by sheer instinct.
After exorcising Dagon, Toji instinctively chose Megumi as the strongest and engaged in a duel, more like a death match. However, a sudden flashback occurred. In that flashback, Toji reminisces about when he sold his son Megumi to Naobito Zenin.
Toji came back to his senses. Before stabbing himself in the head, Toji asked Megumi about his name and was glad to know his son wasn’t a Zenin. His death ended Ogami’s seance technique.
In Shibuya Incident Arc, Haruta Shigemo opened his account of cowardness by stabbing Ijichi, an assistant manager, and later killing all other assistant managers in the area. For that, Nanami beats him to a pulp, but someone like Shigemo hardly learns the lesson.
Shigemo continued his stabbing spree by ambushing Megumi, who summoned Mahoraga and included Shigemo in the exorcism ritual. Sukuna interfered and saved Shigemo initially for Megumi’s sake, but after defeating Mahoraga, Sukuna slices Shigemo into two pieces—a pathetic death for a pathetic loser.
At the beginning of the Shibuya Incident Arc, when Mechamaru contacted Yuji about Gojo’s sealing, he also told Yuji, Mei Mei, and Ui Ui about the curse users who were on the way to kill them.
However, the overconfident Niji understood Mei Mei was way out of his legs. He surrendered and begged for his life, but alas, it was a bit too late. Mei Mei killed him on the spot.
Excluding Nobara Kugisaki – whose death is yet to be confirmed – there’s a total of 16 characters who died in the Shibuya Incident Arc. Death came to all, be it good or evil. Death isn’t fair for all, but it comes nonetheless!
Jujutsu Kaisen’s Shibuya Incident Arc is one of a kind. Not only is it one of the best story arcs in JJK, but I would go so far as to say that it is one of the best in the world of anime and manga! It reminds us of the beautiful and the ugly side of death.
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