Hakari is more moral than Yuta and Jujutsu Kaisen 261 proves it

Kinji Hakari in Jujutsu Kaisen (Image via Gege Akutami, Shueisha)
Kinji Hakari in Jujutsu Kaisen (Image via Gege Akutami, Shueisha)

Jujutsu Kaisen 261 revealed some shocking information about Gojo Satoru's comeback. The entire fandom had been fervently demanding the return of Six Eyes user, and creator Gege Akutami answered their calls in a unique and unexpected manner - Yuta Okkotsu returned as Gojo.

With Gojo gone and Ryomen Sukuna running amok, the contingency plan involved Yuta using Kenjaku's technique to swap into Gojo's body. However, due to the risks involved and the overall deed itself, there were dissenters. Among them, Kinji Hakari strongly opposed the plan, showcasing his sturdy sense of morality.

Disclaimer: This article reflects the author's opinions.


Jujutsu Kaisen 261 showcases Kinji Hakari's strong morals

Hakari and Maki refute Yuta's proposition in Jujutsu Kaisen 261 (Image via Gege Akutami, Shueisha)
Hakari and Maki refute Yuta's proposition in Jujutsu Kaisen 261 (Image via Gege Akutami, Shueisha)

In Jujutsu Kaisen 261, alongside Maki Zenin, Kinji Hakari vehemently opposed the idea. He refused to accept it unless they were out of options and backed against a wall. It is highly likely that, among everyone present, the gravity of the deed resonated most with him.

While he seemingly accepted it as a last resort, Hakari was visibly displeased. He understood, barring the risks, the magnitude of what the Jujutsu High sorcerers were tampering with. It has been stated before that despite not being at the school, Hakari had respect for Gojo and what he stood for.

Now, as per Jujutsu Kaisen 261, even in death, Gojo was intended to be used as a weapon. Moreover, it was his closest student, Yuta, who was onboard and ready to accept. While Yuta was doing it to give his side a fighting chance and share Gojo's burden of being a "monster," the entire act itself was immoral.

Putting the risks to one side, which is a whole other discussion, using a dead man for his abilities was highly questionable. Not only that, but the fact that one of Gojo's companions, Shoko Ieiri, was in alignment with the plan was appalling. So, the Jujutsu High sorcerers were essentially weaponizing Gojo's corpse.

This highlights how much Jujutsu Society relied on Gojo to hold it up. Giving him the title of "the strongest" and relying on his protection while simultaneously labeling him as a "monster" placed a heavy burden on him. Moreover, ignoring his humanity only added to the weight of this burden that he quietly carried.


Final Thoughts

Gojo Satoru in Jujutsu Kaisen (Image via MAPPA)
Gojo Satoru in Jujutsu Kaisen (Image via MAPPA)

In Jujutsu Kaisen 261, Hakari's reluctance to accept the plan except as a last resort proves that he has more morality compared to Yuta. Putting the latter's noble intentions aside, Yuta should have been the last person to agree to the use of Gojo's body in this manner.

After all, Yuta owes Gojo immeasurably for taking him under his wing, safeguarding him, and training him to become what he is today. While Yuta may not be entirely wrong for taking this step, it does point out that at this point, he is willing to do anything to win, even if it means abandoning his own principles.

Moreover, Jujutsu Kaisen 261 showcases that Gojo has truly had a great impact on his students and those around him. What remains to be seen now is how well the Jujutsu High sorcerers utilize this opportunity.


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