Satoru Gojou is the strongest. As an instructor at Jujustu Tech, he trains the next generation of Jujutsu sorcerers to survive against curses. With his sharp wit, power, and the careful way he steers his students, he reminds us of Kakashi from Naruto and Dazai from Bungo Stray Dogs, but with his own brand of awesome added in. Just what makes up this brand of awesome?
He Is "The Strongest"
Though the main Character of Jujustu Kaisen, Yuuji Itadori, is the King of Curses' vessel from ages past, Gojou does not seem that concerned with it. Over and over, we see just how much Gojou has "over-powered" written all over his character. When he finds an exceptionally strong opponent, he leaves mid-fight to get Yuuji so he can learn something. When asked whether he or the King of Curses was stronger, Gojou is undoubtedly "the strongest."
He's a Laid-Back Sensei Who Cares for His Students
Gojou frequently spends his free time searching for delicious sweets in town. When working, he is instructing the three new first years at Jujustu Tech. With his students, Gojou gives them all the work he thinks they can handle, and maybe just a little more, but he also looks out for their wellbeing. One instance of this is after Yuuji comes back to life and Gojou asks the coroner to keep the records listed as dead for his safety. Before he comes back, Gojou reminds himself why he doesn't kill the leaders who put his student in that position. He gives his students a hard time, but he cares so much!
Let's be honest, you knew this part was coming. When the blindfold that covers his eyes is removed, he changes entirely. He goes from the goofy teacher who loves to tease his students to an ultra-cool and serene user of his jarring domain, Infinite Void. Gojou's eyes are part of a rare Cursed Technique that is both powerful and mysterious. Be careful, or you could get lost just looking into those icy blue eyes! Who knew a guy taking off his eye covering would be such fan service?!
Just a Seriously Cool Guy
More than anything, Gojou goes through life with his own style. He is a goofy teacher with a sense of humor when it comes to his students. When dealing with unheard of and exceptionally strong foes, he doesn't sweat or stop smiling. He is strong but uses his strength to protect the youth that he feels his students deserve to experience. He looks out for those he cares about, but he knows how to kick back and enjoy himself!
Gojou Satoru has confidence in his step and enough skill to deserve it. Hands down, this guy is one of 2020's best new characters. With Jujutsu Kaisen continuing to air and the manga still being written, there will be more to love about Gojou Satoru!
What is your favorite thing about Gojou? Is it his strength? That swagger? Maybe something else entirely? Let us know in the comments!