Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2: Every Character Featured in the Shibuya Arc Opening

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2: Every Character Featured in the Shibuya Arc Opening
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Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2: Every Character Featured in the Shibuya Arc Opening
Credit: MAPPA

The Shibuya Incident is said to be the greatest arc in Jujutsu Kaisen, marked by crucial fights, character development, consequences, and more. Such an incredible and emotionally charged arc comes with a banger opening song, which features a wide array of characters in the Shibuya Arc opening sequence.

In this article, we’ve broken down the characters that appeared in the Shibuya Arc opening and what roles they would fulfill in the 18 new episodes of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2!

Spoiler Warning: There are Jujutsu Kaisen manga spoilers ahead!

Why Is There So Much Hype for the Shibuya Incident Arc of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2?

The highly anticipated Shibuya Incident Arc in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 has finally arrived for both manga readers and anime viewers to witness.

This arc marks a turning point in Gege Akutami's manga series, as the anime returns to the main storyline after telling Gojo Satoru's past.

The Shibuya Incident Arc, in a nutshell, depicts the chaotic battle between jujutsu sorcerers and curse users.

High-level cursed spirits will be unleashed, character motivations will be revealed, shocking character deaths will be shown, and fans should keep an eye out for many more major events fitting for a high-stakes war.

Who Are the Characters in the Shibuya Incident Arc Opening?

The Shibuya Incident Arc features a wide array of characters, and it is only right that the sequences of the opening song, Specialz, featured so many of them.

After all, each of these characters has a significant role to play in the Shibuya Incident.

Here are the following characters featured in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Shibuya Incident opening and their roles to play, in order of appearance:

  • Yuji Itadori is dead set on exacting vengeance on Mahito, who was responsible for harming his friends. He faces Mahito in a high-stakes battle that will push him to his physical and emotional limits.
  • Mei Mei is one of the jujutsu sorcerers who will fight to contain the curse users in Shibuya, like Neji Ebina and the cursed spirit, Smallpox Deity.
  • Atsuya Kusakabe is a highly capable and experienced jujutsu sorcerer, whose leadership and strategic guidance help coordinate the efforts to combat the cursed spirits and keep the damage down to a minimum level. He was with Panda for most of the Shibuya Incident Arc.
  • Kiyotaka Ijichi had a rough experience in the Shibuya Incident Arc after getting stabbed in the back by an enemy, but thanks to Nanami’s prompt medical treatment, he is still alive.
  • Kento Nanami has a critical role that has pushed him to his limits. We can’t say more, but Nanami’s actions during the arc made significant contributions to the developing storyline. From Dagon to Mahito, Nanami’s spirit never wavered in front of his enemies.
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  • Takuma Ino plays a vital role in the Shibuya Incident Arc as he fights a curse user named Ogami and her grandson. He was with Yuji and Megumi, trying to destroy the cursed tools that were putting up the screens.
  • Maki Zenin also takes part in the fighting, as she joins Naobito and Nanami in fending off a cursed spirit named Dagon. She also comes face-to-face with Jogo, but only for a short while.
  • Toge Inumaki helps the other sorcerers, particularly Yuji, fight mutated humans. He lost something during the arc due to Sukuna’s domain expansion, which killed a lot of people.
  • Nobara Kugisaki has to deal with powerful enemies that are above her level in the Shibuya Incident Arc, like Haruta Shigemo and even Mahito. We can't say more about her fate in the arc.
  • Panda helped a lot of people, along with Atsuya, during the Shibuya Incident. He also joins the fight with Pseudo-Geto.
  • Megumi Fushiguro will struggle a lot during the duration of the Shibuya Incident. He will encounter his father, Toji, in addition to the curse users wreaking havoc in the scene.
  • Jogo and Hanami are two of the major antagonists of the arc after they align with Mahito and Dagon. They had to deal with jujutsu sorcerers as well as Sukuna in the end.
  • Choso is one of the characters who help seal Gojo. He also fights with Yuji before discovering the truth about Noritoshi Kamo.
  • Satoru Gojo gets sealed in the prison realm after Pseudo-Geto’s well-executed Shibuya plan.
  • Kenjaku, the brains behind the Shibuya Incident Arc, was revealed to be an ancient curse user who has been around for over a thousand years.
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  • Naobito Zenin proves what it means to be the head of the Zenin family. He joins Nanami and Maki in fighting Dagon and Jogo in the arc.
  • Akari Nitta performs her duties as an auxiliary manager during the Shibuya Incident. She got involved in the fight against Haruta Shigemo but managed to survive thanks to Nanami and Nobara.
  • Ui Ui, Mei Mei’s younger brother, has been with her for the duration of the Shibuya Incident Arc as they deal with Neji Ebina, Pseudo-Geto, and the cursed spirit, Smallpox Deity.
  • Mahito is the major antagonist of the Shibuya Incident Arc and has confronted a lot of sorcerers to escalate their plan. Also, his plans and motivations finally come to light, which explains his actions and character.
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  • Dagon joins Mahito, Jogo, and Hanami on the Shibuya Plan. He has to deal with Nanami, Maki, and Naobito after Gojo is sealed. He also faces Toji Fushiguro after it enters the Doman Expansion.
  • Aoi Todo has a lot on his plate during the arc as he protects a distressed Yuji from Mahito. He also does his best to boost Yuji’s morale after everything he has been through.
  • Kokichi Muta knows about the Shibuya Plan before it happens in the manga series. He is the mole that everyone is looking for, who works between the curse users and the sorcerers.
  • Sukuna wreaks havoc in the Shibuya Incident Arc thanks to Jogo feeding Yuji 10 of his fingers. He also claimed a lot of lives after he took control of Yuji’s body.
  • Toji Fushiguro manifests as the grandson of Ogami after using her Séance Technique. He also proceeds to deal with Ogami and Dagon and get a reunion with Megumi.
  • Shoko Ieri sets up camp with Masamichi to aid the wounded sorcerers with her reverse cursed techniques.
  • Masamichi Yaga is with Shoko Ieri in a tent near Shibuya while they tend to the wounded. He needs to protect Shoko because she’s the only one who can use reverse techniques to heal the sorcerers.

Overall, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2's opening sequence for the Shibuya Incident Arc has a lot of foreshadowing and easter eggs that will relate to the events of the anime.

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