Satoru Gojo is and always will be Satoru Gojo, but the manga has pushed the strongest sorcerer through hurdles that have let readers see him in a different light. Throughout the first season of Jujutsu Kaisen, Satoru presents himself as a caring and confident teacher with the ability to put on an impressive display of jujutsu sorcery whenever he sees fit. The combination of his two cursed techniques is impressive, but it takes one versed in Gege Akutami's manga to truly appreciate the man himself.
With the additional information introduced in the Gojo's Past arc and the Shibuya Incident arc, manga fans have come to respect Satoru Gojo's overbearing personality in ways that anime-only fans might not. The future seasons of Jujutsu Kaisen's anime will surely fill in the blanks, but for now, fans have to dive into the manga to see exactly what makes Satoru Gojo the strongest jujutsu sorcerer.
10 The Manga Paints Gojo As A Man With The Experience To Match His Confident Behavior
Few would make the claim that Satoru Gojo has no experience as a jujutsu sorcerer, but there have been some that question his teaching methods. Unlike anime-only fans, manga readers know better than to doubt Gojo's approach.
After watching Satoru grow up as the strongest member of a corrupt society, his levity and fun-loving nature become admirable rather than despicable. This is not a man who treats others disrespectfully because it's funny; he's a man who respects those who earn his respect and have the merit to warrant this sort of behavior.
9 The Gojo's Past Arc Makes The Strongest Sorcerer Easier To Sympathize With
The strongest jujutsu sorcerer doesn't need the sympathy of others in order to succeed. The combination of the Limitless and Six Eyes cursed techniques is enough for Gojo to create success wherever he goes.
Still, good characters are able to find success by continually drawing on viewers' sympathy, and Satoru Gojo is no exception. Gege Akutami understands this aspect of character building well, so instead of leaving their most overpowered character alone, the mangaka dives into Gojo's past to explain exactly how Gojo became the world's strongest jujutsu sorcerer.
8 The Manga Shows Off Gojo's Dark Side During His Battle With Toji Fushiguro
Anime-only fans were given the chance to see Gojo's dark side when Yuji Itadori was killed during the Cursed Womb arc, but they have yet to see how this motivates the young teacher's actions. Threatening to kill the higher-ups at Tokyo Jujutsu High may sound out of line, but it barely compares to the deranged look on Gojo's face after facing off with Toji Fushiguro in the manga.
After Toji defeated Satoru the first time, Gojo gets back on his feet and faces down the sorcerer killer with a smile that anime fans haven't had the chance to witness. The future of Jujutsu Kaisen will surely bring out the repressed mania hiding inside of Gojo, but anime-only fans are still waiting for the day they can be fully introduced to this side of Gojo's character.
7 The Relationship Between Gojo And Geto Suggests That The Strongest Sorcerer Once Had A Life Outside Of Work
If anime-only viewers attempted to make a list of Satoru Gojo's peers, the list would be very small. In fact, that list may not even exist considering how immensely powerful Gojo-sensei is compared to the rest of the cast introduced in season 1 of the Jujutsu Kaisen anime.
The relationship established between Satoru Gojo and Suguru Geto during the Gojo's Past arc shows how Gojo behaves alongside his fellow special grade peers. It also shows just how trusting Gojo is of his allies, something that's changed since his time as a student at Tokyo Jujutsu High.
6 "We Are The Strongest" Explains Gojo's Motivations
The duality between Gojo's words and his actions is difficult to explain for those who have only watched the Jujutsu Kaisen anime. The strongest sorcerer is able to easily defeat even the most powerful Jujutsu Kaisen antagonists, yet spends his time teaching children how to work through the basics of manipulating cursed energy.
It isn't until fans read through the Gojo's Past arc that they find the root of Gojo's philosophy. Despite his tendency toward independence, Gojo aspires to create a world where he can have peers standing beside him. Satoru understands that people are stronger together, despite the fact that he's powerful enough to destroy every living being on the planet.
5 Black And White Manga Print Doesn't Do The Beautiful Best Man Justice
One of the reasons fans have fallen so deeply in love with Satoru Gojo since the anime debut of Jujutsu Kaisen is the man's undeniable beauty. His luscious white hair is complemented perfectly by a pair of sparkling blue eyes that really demonstrate how skilled the staff at MAPPA is.
Though Gojo still carries himself with the same boyish confidence that he possesses in the anime, the black and white nature of manga fails to do him justice. Fan artists have done their best to fill in the gap between manga and anime, but as of now, MAPPA does Gojo best.
4 In The Manga, Gojo Is Currently Trapped Inside The Prison Realm
The biggest difference between the Satoru Gojo in the current anime timeline of Jujutsu Kaisen and the manga timeline is the Prison Realm. The cursed tool that currently binds Gojo is perhaps the only item in the entire world of jujutsu sorcery able to remove Gojo from the battlefield. The Gojo that anime fans know and love is flippantly free of constraints, but the man in the manga is currently bound so tight that he can't even keep Yuji alive anymore.
3 Unlimited Void Pushes Domain Expansion To The Next Level
It may surprise some to hear that even the strongest jujutsu sorcerer has been forced to learn new skills since his debut, but as a teacher Gojo knows that it's learning that leads to strength.
Anime fans have already witnessed the immense beauty of Satoru Gojo's Unlimited Void Domain Expansion, but only manga readers have seen this technique pushed to its limit with Gojo's instant Domain Expansion technique.
2 The True Exclusivity Of Satoru's Special Grade Can Be Appreciated By Manga Readers
Anime-only fans have always assumed that Gojo is part of the most elite group of jujutsu sorcerers, but only manga readers know how truly exclusive this group is. Only 5 people have earned the title of special grade sorcerer, and one of them was murdered immediately after his new power was recognized by his peers.
Gojo's entire motivation hinges around the idea that cursed energy is growing stronger, which means unless new special grade sorcerers are accepted into the world of jujutsu sorcery, humans will stand little to no chance at expelling cursed spirits from Japan.
1 When Gojo Returns He Will Likely Be A Shell Of His Former Self
The Jujutsu Kaisen manga has taken its time to expand on Gojo's character in ways that the anime has yet to put to screen. From his power as a sorcerer to his mental fortitude, manga Satoru is a different beast than the man introduced in the first season of the anime, and this may just be the start of it.
After being trapped in the Prison Realm for what will likely be the entire Culling Game, Satoru's release will send the strongest jujutsu sorcerer down a spiraling hole of depression that fans have only seen glimpses of. This iteration of Gojo hasn't even made it to the manga yet, and is therefore purely speculation, but if Gojo's reaction to failure predicates his future, fans should be wary of the man who emerges from the Prison Realm.