Jujutsu Kaisen first aired on 3rd October 2020 and quickly became a favorite all over the globe. Amongst the most popular shonen anime, Jujutsu Kaisen is beloved for its stunning art style, phenomenal animation, amazing soundtrack, one-of-a-kind plot, and sensational characters. Amongst these, is Toji Fushiguro – a complex and beguiling villain.
In this article, you’ll learn everything there is to know about Toji Fushiguro, including his history, his abilities, his personality, and his unique style. This is a comprehensive guide to Toji, so beware of spoilers ahead!
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- Toji Fushiguro is one of the antagonists (villains) in Jujutsu Kaisen
- He is the main villain in the Gojo’s Past arc
- Toji Fushiguro, previously known as Toji Zenin, was born into the Zenin clan
- Unlike others in his clan, he was completely devoid of cursed energy—but he had exceptional physical abilities
- Shunned by his clan, he left and became an assassin, successfully fighting against Jujutsu sorcerers
- He is Megumi Fushiguro’s father (one of the major characters in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1)
Who is Toji Fushiguro?
Toji Fushiguro is a recurring villain in the Jujutsu Kaisen anime. Toji was born in the Zenin Clan—one of the three most influential families in the Jujutsu world.
Toji Zenin was a non-curse user and was therefore shunned by his family. He suffered from rejection for most of his life, so Toji left the family and used his powerful physical abilities to become an assassin (he called himself Sorcerer Killer).
A cold loner, Toji never made friends or had a relationship, moving from one woman to another. The only person who could “control” him was his wife, who died shortly after they married. When he married her, he took her last name (Fushiguro) and abandoned the name Zenin.
His wife died shortly after giving birth to their son, Megumi. After this, Toji abandoned his child and reverted back to his ways, continuing as an assassin till he died.
Toji’s age has never been confirmed in the manga or by Gege Akutami. However, it is speculated that he was in his late 20s or early 30s at the time of his death, as Megumi was 6 or 7 years old at that time.
Toji’s height has also never been canonically confirmed, but we can estimate it to some degree of accuracy. Saturo Gojo’s height is 6’3”. As Toji is slightly shorter, he would be approximately 6 feet tall.
Toji Fushiguro is tall and well-built, and his physical strength is easy to see in his muscular appearance. He has a pale skin tone and his hair is short and black. He has thin black eyebrows and green eyes. He also has a scar on the right side of his mouth.
While he was still living with the Zenin Clan, Toji wore a dark-colored haori and yukata. After leaving the Zenin, he is usually seen wearing a fitted, short-sleeved, black shirt with baggy trousers and martial arts shoes.
Toji is characterized as a cool-headed and self-assured person. He is sure of himself and his abilities, despite always being treated as someone inferior by his peers—at least before he became a renowned assassin. In fact, his confidence borders on arrogance, believing himself capable of overcoming any enemy in his path.
To his credit, this belief was accurate, as even the strongest Jujutsu sorcerers acknowledged his power. Unfortunately, Toji didn’t use his power for good. He was a cold-blooded assassin without morals. He would do anything for the right price—but nothing more than was paid for.
Highly intelligent and calculating, Toji’s battle sense was second to none. He chose each attack carefully to deal as much damage as possible. He was also highly resilient. No surprise attacks were enough to daunt him, and he swiftly came up with efficient counterattacks.
It’s not just his fighting technique that was clever. Toji was also known for his quick banter with his opponents in battle. He also engaged in startlingly insightful conversation—as long as it revolved around him.
Toji didn’t have any family or friends (besides his estranged son). All his relationships were work-related. Discontent and non-committal, he did not have a partner and moved from one woman to another. Megumi’s mother is the only exception. She alone had the ability to rein him in and win his heart. He married her and took her family name. However, she died soon after giving birth to Megumi, and Toji reverted to his old ways.
Unexpectedly, Toji had a soft spot for his son, naming him Megumi, which means “blessings.” Although he eventually abandoned him, and at one point, he even planned to sell him to the Zenin clan so he could use hone his cursed energy and become a sorcerer—as Toji himself was never able to. He revealed this transaction to Saturo Gojo just before dying and saved Megumi from being sold. He also stopped himself from killing Megumi in battle—showing that he did have some compassion in his otherwise villainous heart.
Toji Fushiguro has an antagonistic role in the Jujutsu Kaisen, meaning he is a villain. However, he is not necessarily evil. Toji is a complex character, and he has a reason for pursuing the life of an assassin. For one, he constantly faced rejection from his own clan. Eventually, he left his family with the intent of one day destroying it.
Subsequently, he became an assassin that specialized in defeating Jujutsu sorcerers, thus earning the name Sorcerer Killer.
Toji Fushiguro had no morals whatsoever, so in that way, he was evil. He only cared about money, and he’d do anything for a payday. At the same time, he was in love with Megumi’s mother and showed signs of compassion for his son. So, was he truly evil? We’ll leave that up to you to decide.
Toji Fushiguro was born a non-curse user. Where he lacked cursed energy, he made up with his superhuman physical abilities. Despite being unable to use curses, he was fully capable of fighting against them and assassinating Jujutsu sorcerers.
Toji’s body was completely devoid of any cursed energy. This made him invisible to all detection methods used by sorcerers. This was perhaps the greatest weapon in his arsenal as an assassin: being able to catch his targets off guard.
Because he lacked cursed energy himself, he became adept in detecting even the slightest trace of cursed energy present, even more so than highly qualified sorcerers.
Toji fought against many opponents, easily coming out on top. He defeated special-grade curses, like Dagon, as well as special-grade sorcerers, such as Saturo Gojo and Suguru Geto, the top students at Jujutsu High. He also managed to overpower a cursed spirit and used it to store his numerous weapons.
Toji was a master of using all kinds of weaponry, which he used as a substitute for cursed energy. He often used non-cursed objects, such as swords/katanas and handguns when sneaking up on sorcerers because they couldn’t be detected. Toji also made use of several cursed tools in his missions, including:
- The Inverted Spear of Heaven: A dagger with a jitte-shaped blade with a nullification technique
- Playful Cloud: A three-sectioned staff that was joined by rings relying on the user’s power
- Split Soul Katana: A broadsword that directly cuts the soul of the target
- The Chain of a Thousand Miles: A chain that can be extended infinitely as long as the back end was hidden
All four were used expertly by Toji in his many battles.
Toji Zenin was born into the Zenin clan, but he was rejected by his family for not having cursed energy. Always treated as inferior, he left the Zenin clan and became an assassin. He was soon feared by even the most powerful of Jujutsu sorcerers.
Sometime later, Toji married and took his wife’s family name, becoming Toji Fushiguro. She died soon after giving birth to Megumi, their son. Toji suffered greatly because of her passing and reverted back to the broken man he used to be.
He later married another woman, who had a daughter (Tsumiki Fushiguro). However, he abandoned them as well, leaving the two to fend for themselves.
One of the members of the notorious Time Vessel Association, Shiu Kong, hires Toji to kill the Star Plasma Vessel, a young girl named Riko Amanai. Toji puts a bounty on her head so that people would attack her and her guards, effectively tiring them out.
Toji finally makes his move the day Riko is to merge. Gojo faces off with Toji, while Suguru Geto and Misato Kuroi escort Riko. When Gojo tells Toji that the bounty is no longer in place, Toji reveals that he was the one who had arranged it in order to weaken his opponents. Using his superior skills at stealth, Toji is able to sneak up to Gojo’s blind spot, stabbing his throat and then wounding him, leaving him in a pool of blood on the brink of death.
Toji pursues Riko, successfully killing her. Learning of Gojo’s death, a distraught and enraged Geto unleashes himself upon Toji. During the battle, Toji gives details to Geto about his plan and abilities, eventually defeating Geto as well. He, however, does not kill Geto because he is afraid of unleashing the latter’s many curses.
Toji then takes Riko’s body. When he is leaving the Association’s quarters, he is startled to find Gojo outside, very much alive. Gojo reveals that Toji had aided him in unlocking his potential, and he used the Reversed Cursed Technique to heal. While putting up a fight, Toji is ultimately defeated by Gojo’s Hollow Technique: Purple.
As he lies dying, Toji reveals to Gojo that Megumi will be sold to the Zenin clan, and he tells him to do whatever he wishes with that information. Gojo later tracks down Megumi and helps raise the Fushiguro siblings.
Toji is later brought back to life by Grandma Ogami’s Séance Technique when she tries to transform her grandson into him. However, Toji completely dominates the boy’s body. Toji gains full control of the body and kills Ogami, now intent on killing all Jujutsu sorcerers, fighting recklessly with the strongest opponent he could find until he was defeated or died himself.
Later, he follows Megumi and his group into Dagon’s domain. Successfully retrieving Playful Cloud from Maki Zenin, he faces off with Dagon, easily overcoming the cursed spirit, and eventually exorcising it.
Toji then fights Megumi. The father-son duo has a fierce battle, in which Toji easily gets the upper hand in spite of the various tactics and traps used by Megumi.
Toji then regains some of his sense, asking Megumi for his name. Upon his reply, Toji is happy that Megumi continued to refer to himself as a Fushiguro and not a Zenin. Toji then stabs himself, committing suicide and destroying the body he was occupying to save Megumi.
Thus, the fight came to an end and Toji returned to the world of the dead.
In the Gojo’s Past arc, Toji was fatally wounded by Saturo Gojo in battle.
Later, he was resurrected by Granny Ogami’s Séance Technique. He later killed himself to prevent him from harming Megumi.
In the battle against his son in the Shibuya Arc, Toji killed himself. Thus, his current status in the series is deceased.
Toji Fushiguro may be a villain, but he is still a fan favorite in the Jujutsu Kaisen series. His story of rejection, overcoming the odds, and redemption makes him a timeless character—even if he’s a new arrival to the manga/anime universe. And of course, there are few battles more entertaining than the ones Toji took part in.
Will we see more Toji Fushiguro in Jujutsu Kaisen? It’s unlikely, as Toji is now dead. But we will surely see his legacy live on in his children Megumi and Tsumiki Fushiguro.