Ever since the first season of Jujutsu Kaisen premiered in Fall 2020, it’s undeniable that the whole series got us hooked. From MAPPA’s amazing animation, to the catchy music, and the interesting characters and plot, this shōnen series has risen through the ranks as one of the season’s fan favorites.
In the extensive list of great characters, there’s one guy who has become nearly everyone’s new favorite teacher—Gojo Satoru, the strongest (he even says so himself). Who wouldn’t be intrigued by a white-haired man wearing a blindfold, looking like a reverse Hatake Kakashi? Let’s not forget that his voice actor is Yuichi Nakamura, who voices other fan favorites like Kuroo Tetsurō from Haikyuu!! and Hawks from My Hero Academia.
Throughout the season, we see that Gojo’s eyes are always covered by a blindfold, and sometimes a pair of dark sunglasses. The season ended last March, leaving us with tons of questions about what’s yet to come. However, there might be a particular one that has you wondering: why does Gojo wear a blindfold?
He only seems to take off his blindfold whenever he starts to get serious in battle, as we saw in his fight with Jogo (Episode 7) and at the near end of the Sister School Exchange Event arc (Episode 20). Other than that, some of us are still probably unsure of how he could exactly see underneath the blindfold.
Lucky for us, Gege Akutami, the creator of the series, addressed this in the Jujutsu Kaisen official fanbook released last March 2021. It’s only available in Japanese, so Twitter user @kaikaikitan has provided us English-speaking fans with a translation.
Basically, Gojo’s Six Eyes (his family’s inherited cursed technique) allows him to view cursed energy in incredible detail. Due to this powerful ability of heightened sight, it leaves him easily tired without the blindfold. So the blindfold serves as an object that can tone down the intensity for him. Either way, he can still sense everything properly underneath it. It’s no wonder that we only see him take it off during battles—he saves it for when he has to use his full power!
Some of us have four eyes (if you know what I mean) yet it still leaves us with blurry vision. While the thought of having clear eyesight is appealing, I don’t think I can imagine how tiring it is to see everything hyper-enhanced and in such fine detail all the time with the Six Eyes. At least our question has been finally answered by Akutami-sensei.
If you were in the Jujutsu Kaisen universe, would you want to be blessed with the Six Eyes?