The first season of the Jujutsu Kaisen anime has recently ended, and the success has been gigantic. Millions of people finally got to know the universe and the incredible characters created by Gege Akutami.
In just 24 episodes, Jujutsu Kaisen introduced an impressive amount of different characters and powers, each more creative than the other. But among all the characters in the anime, few were as loved as Satoru Gojo, the master of the trio of protagonists and the real Kakashi Hatake of the anime.
In addition to having an iconic design and being extremely charismatic, Gojo-sensei is also insanely powerful, being one of the few special-class wizards revealed in the first season. A short time ago, we listed the main powers of Satoru Gojo, but today we will talk about another topic: the meaning of his name.
It is not new for those who have watched anime for a long time that the names of the characters usually have some extra meaning, and with Jujutsu Kaisen it is no different.
In the case of Gojo-Sensei, his first name has several interesting meanings.
In Japan, the name “Satoru” (さ と る, サ ト ル), is a male name derived from a Japanese verb that means “to know” or “to understand”, referring to the fact that Gojo is extremely experienced and wise when it comes to curses and Jujutsu.
In addition, Satoru can be written using a few different Kanji, such as (悟 る), which means “to be spiritually awake” or “to reach a higher perception” (a reference to the tremendous ease that Gojo has with Jujutsu). Other possible Kanji used in his name include Kanji for “(divine) enlightenment” (悟), “wisdom” (智), and philosophy (哲).
All these meanings allude to the fact that Gojo-sensei is very connected to the world of curses and Jujutsu, being extremely experienced in these areas.
It is always interesting to see the number of meanings that a single name can have, and that end up going completely unnoticed by those who do not speak Japanese.
Jujutsu Kaisen (translated to Battle of Wizards in Brazil) is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Gege Akutami, and published in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since March 5, 2018.
The individual chapters are compiled in tankobon volume, and published by Shueisha since July 2018. The series is licensed and published in Brazil by Panini publisher. The volumes are being released monthly at the moment.
An anime adapting the story of Jujutsu Kaisen started to be released now in 2020 in Japan on Crunchyroll. He is responsible for Mappa, the same responsible for the final season of Shingeki no Kyojin
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