Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 236 was expected to begin a new arc entirely after Gojo’s victory over Sukuna in the previous chapter. However, the Spoilers released recently brought out something completely different. The official translation is set to be released on Monday, September 25, 2023, at 12 a.m. JST in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump issue 41.
In the previous chapter, Gojo used Black Flash to replenish his Cursed Energy Reserve and heal himself. He then shot a Reversal: Red, which collided with the pre-existing Lapse: Blue, to make Hollow Purple. The attack took out Mahoraga, heavily injuring Sukuna, and Kusakabe declared Gojo the champion of the fight.
Disclaimer: This article contains spoilers from Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 236.
Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 236 spoilers show Gojo meeting his loved ones before his death
ujutsu Kaisen chapter 236 begins with Gojo in an illusion or imagination, where he meets Geto again. Geto greets him with a signature “Yo,” which puts Gojo off. Gojo remembers telling his students that they would be alone in death. However, it turns out to be false since he sees his friend in his last moments. He hopes for it to be some ridiculous dream.
He tells Geto he has some regrets about something relating to someone’s dad but remarks that he has left the matter to Shoko. Geto asks about his fight with Sukuna, to which Gojo replies that the King of Curses was strong. He thinks Sukuna might have won even if he didn’t have Megumi’s Cursed technique and didn’t even use his full strength.
Gojo regrets that while he gave his all in this fight against Sukuna, the King of Curses held back and couldn’t enjoy the fight as well as he did. Gojo then tells Geto that he wishes his friend was there to cheer him on alongside his students. Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 236 then shows Nanami, who reminds Geto that he once talked about leaving everything to Gojo.
It’s not because Gojo sees the Jujutsu Society as something to protect but because he gets such immense pleasure from fighting. Gojo is glad that he was killed by someone stronger than him and did not have to succumb to disease. Nanami mocks him for talking like a Samurai general, and Haibara, who appears alongside Nanami, chides him for it.
Nanami says that while he doesn’t support how Gojo died, he still feels sympathy for him. When Gojo asks how it was for him, Nanami remembers that Mei Mei once told him to “go north” to discover a new side of himself and “go south” to remain true to himself. Nanami chose south, and he thanked Haibara for being there for him.
Gojo then bids Geto, Yaga, Nanami, Haibara, Riko, and Kuroi farewell. It is revealed that the entire conversation was inside an airport waiting room, presumably in Okinawa. Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 236 then cuts to Shinjuku, where Gojo’s body is seen lying prone on the concrete, probably dead.
Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 236 then shows Sukuna explaining that the more Mahoraga is attacked, the more it adapts to said attack. When Mahoraga was adapting to Infinity, it started to tailor the Cursed Energy so that it nullified Infinity.
When Mahoraga shot that slash in the previous chapter, it did not only cut through Infinity but also through space itself. Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 236 then shows that Gojo has been vertically sliced in half, and his lower body is still standing while his upper body is on the ground.
Sukuna comments that it doesn’t matter if someone has infinity when entire worlds can be cut. He promises to never forget the fight Gojo gave him. However, Sukuna then says, “Don’t let me down,” and the spoilers show that “Thunder God” Hajime Kashimo has entered the battle.
The ensuing dilemma
A day after the spoilers came out, a dispute emerged between fans regarding who Gojo had asked Shoko to take care of. Many fans believe that Gojo was actually talking about Toji Fushiguro, Megumi’s father. To this day, Gojo has not come clear to Megumi regarding his role in the death of Toji Fushiguro.
It makes more sense for him to think about that than to bring up his family, especially since Kusakabe has previously mentioned that the Gojo clan was a one-man army and Satoru himself was the head. Therefore, waiting for the official translation to clear this confusion seems prudent.
Gojo’s death, or apparent death as a part of the fandom continues to maintain, has since caused a lot of storms. Coupled with the fact that the anime is almost sure to seal Gojo off this week, Akutami seems to have timed Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 236 awfully conveniently.
Since the previous chapter ended with his victory followed by a break, it came out of the left field and shocked the fandom to its core. According to the spoilers, Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 236 has 15 pages and will not be followed by a break next week.