Did Jujutsu Kaisen kill off Ijichi? Fate of the assistant manager, explained

Ijichi Kiyotaka, as seen in Jujutsu Kaisen (Image via MAPPA)
Ijichi Kiyotaka, as seen in Jujutsu Kaisen (Image via MAPPA)

Jujutsu Kaisen's Ijichi Kiyotaka met a gruesome fate during the Shibuya arc. While patrolling and communicating with others outside the curtain, the assistant manager was stabbed by the curse user, Haruta Shigemo. The bespectacled Jujutsu Sorcerer was unable to fight back as he possessed inadequate skills for battle.

While he isn't as popular as Gojo or Megumi, Jujutsu Kaisen's Ijichi Kiyotaka is a fairly liked character in the community. As such, many fans took to social media to ask questions such as, "Is Ijichi Kiyotaka dead?" or "What happened to Ijichi Kiyotaka?". The latest episode has suggested that Ijichi survived his worst fate.

Disclaimer: This article contains spoilers from the Jujutsu Kaisen manga

Ijichi Kiyotaka survives in Jujutsu Kaisen thanks to Kento Nanami and Shoko Ieiri

Although Ijichi Kiyotaka was fatally stabbed by the curse user, Haruta Shigemo, the assistant manager of the Tokyo Jujutsu High, survived thanks to Kento Nanami and Shoko Ieiri. According to Jujutsu Kaisen episode 12, Kento Nanami spotted an incapacitated Ijichi near Shibuya station exit 13. He was lying on the ground and profusely bleeding.

The first-grade sorcerer then explained to Nitta Akari and Nobara Kugisaki about Ijichi's condition and how he was able to rescue him just at the right time. Nanami further added that Ijichi would live on because he wanted to be a Jujutsu Sorcerer.

Nanami saves Ijichi (Image via MAPPA)
Nanami saves Ijichi (Image via MAPPA)

Later in the Jujutsu Kaisen manga, it was revealed that Ijichi Kiyotaka was taken to a medical tent, where Shoko Ieiri demonstrated her reverse cursed technique to heal him along with Takuma Ino. Apparently, it was Principal Yaga who put up a medical tent and stationed Shoko Ieiri because he anticipated the worst.

Known as the best exponent of the reverse cursed technique, Shoko Ieiri's brilliance came to the fore in chapter 113 as she healed Ijichi. In fact, Principal Yaga mentioned that Ino and Ijichi would have died if it weren't for Shoko.

Shoko Ieiri, as seen in the anime (Image via MAPPA)
Shoko Ieiri, as seen in the anime (Image via MAPPA)

Shoko commended Yaga for putting up a medical tent in advance because Ijichi's life would have been in danger if she had arrived after Nanami's call. Nonetheless, Jujutsu Kaisen's Ijichi Kiyotaka recovered thanks to Kento Nanami and Shoko Ieiri's collaborative effort.

Later, the bespectacled Jujutsu Sorcerer appears in the manga and performs an important duty for Gojo Satoru. With all his might, Ijichi Kiyotaka set up a curtain so that Satoru could face Ryomen Sukuna. Notably, Gojo mentioned how he trusted Ijichi the most, and it only goes to show how essential Ijichi is to the Jujutsu Society.

About Jujutsu Kaisen's Ijichi Kiyotaka

Ijichi Kiyotaka is one of the most underrated characters in Gege Akutami's manga. Known as the assistant manager of Tokyo Jujutsu High, Ijichi holds authority over all the auxiliary managers. As a senior member of the Jujutsu High, Ijichi is an asset on any mission.

In fact, he is a specialist when it comes to overseeing the assignments of the young Jujutsu Sorcerers. Moreover, he has demonstrated his skills in putting up curtains. During the Shibuya incident, Ijichi played an essential role in communicating with the sorcerers within the city.

Ijichi Kiyotaka, as seen in the anime (Image via MAPPA)
Ijichi Kiyotaka, as seen in the anime (Image via MAPPA)

Although he has low combat ability, his intelligence and pragmatic attitude help him analyze any situation. The fact that he was attacked along with other managers during the Shibuya incident speaks volumes about how much of an asset he is to Jujutsu High.

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Edited by Babylona Bora
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