Jujutsu Kaisen Fans forgot that creator Akutami hates Satoru Gojo

Satoru Gojo is notoriously disliked by Akutami (Image via Studio MAPPA)
Satoru Gojo is notoriously disliked by Akutami (Image via Studio MAPPA)

Satoru Gojo is arguably one of the most, if not the most, popular characters in Jujutsu Kaisen. To Gojo fans, it seems unthinkable that anyone can dislike their favorite teacher. Anime fans, in particular, have been vocal about the character’s popularity. Oftentimes, they would even wonder why people would dislike Gojo, given that he is a complex character who is a vital part of the story and has an aesthetically pleasing design on top of it.

A recent tweet about on this topic has caused some turmoil in the fandom. However, manga readers have taken it upon themselves to remind the rest of the fanbase that there is at least one person who can’t stand Satoru Gojo: Jujutsu Kaisen mangaka, Gege Akutami.

Mangaka Akutami’s notorious dislike for Satoru Gojo shocks Jujutsu Kaisen anime fans

who tf watches jujutsu kaisen and says "i hate gojo"

The debate, if it can be called that, started with a tweet from a fan wondering who can hate Satoru Gojo after watching Jujutsu Kaisen anime. The original tweet also included images from the manga, indicating that the original tweeter has read the manga as well. This led some manga readers to bafflingly remind everyone that creator Akutami has always been very vocal about his dislike for Gojo.

Every time I see someone say “who watches JJK and says they hate Gojo Satoru” I am always wondering if they have ever seen the author’s comments about Gojo
"who tf watches jujutsu kaisen and says I hate gojo" Bro the author 💀
I always see the tweet "who tf watches jujutsu kaisen and says I hate gojo" and I'm always like bruh

Every issue of Weekly Shonen Jump includes an “Author’s note/comment” section, where the mangaka leaves a message for their readers. On online platforms, such as Manga Plus or Viz, a separate page on authors’ comments is included and available for the readers’ perusal.

LMAO okay this is a much funnier translation of Akutami Gege’s weekly comment from Viz 😂
Confirmed in the author commentAkutami-sensei said this line is used arrogantly by Gojo(+Sukuna)

Gege Akutami is known for his Gen-Z humor and relatable, slice-of-life comments. However, on the few occasions where the mangaka has talked about his work, Gojo has featured prominently, and not in a very good light.

“who tf watches jujutsu kaisen and hates gojo” “the literal creator of the series”

Akutami has also spoken about Gojo in his interviews. On one memorable occasion following the results of the first Popularity poll, where Gojo ranked 1st, he went as far as to advise his readers to vote for Kento Nanami instead of Satoru Gojo. Interestingly, Gojo has not ranked 1st again in the subsequent polls.

did anyone else clock onto the fact that jogo is “gojo” re-arranged and gege probably did it cos he hates gojo 😭😭🙏🙏🙏

Akutami is not the only one to dislike the Special Grade sorcerer. Japanese voice actor, Yuichi Nakamura, who plays Satoru Gojo, also finds the character annoying. To be fair, Gojo is portrayed as an arrogant character with a slight god complex, but he also has the power to back up that arrogance.

@GoatedLest No he isn’t dead yet but the author really hates Gojo. You can tell by the interviews where he just says “oh yeah gojo…him” and doesn’t elaborate any further. Heck even the voice actor hates him 😭😭
"The fact that Nakamura Yuichi finds some of his most famous characters (Gojo and Karamatsu) annoying is the funniest thing ever"By: Anonymous

Inarguably and canonically, Gojo is the strongest character in the entire series, and he often has an attitude that matches this mantel. He is one of the key subversions of popular Shonen tropes that Akutami explores with Jujutsu Kaisen.

Final Thoughts

gege: if gojo has 1 million haters i an one of them. if gojo has 10 haters i am one of them. if gojo has only 1 hater it is me. if gojo has no haters, then i am no longer alive. if the world supports gojo, i am against the world.…

It is not a novel concept for creators to hate their creations. Sometimes, because their lesser thought-out creations overshadow what they believe to be their masterpieces. Other times, the character overtakes the plot and becomes resented by the author. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was known to dislike Sherlock Holmes quite a bit, especially after he was forced to bring the character back from the dead due to demands from his readers.

look how everyone's so irritated when they encountered gojo for the first time 😭

Despite his apparent dislike for Satoru Gojo, Akutami has never put in any less effort to make the character complex and layered than he has for any other Jujutsu Kaisen character. Gojo is one of the pillars of the story, being both focal and peripheral, sometimes both at once. It is clear that no matter what Akutami himself thinks of his creation, Satoru Gojo has managed to entice the entire Jujutsu Kaisen fandom nonetheless.

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