This article describes the baseball game on the second day of the goodwill event of the jujutsu kaisen.
The first day of the goodwill event between the Tokyo and Kyoto schools was interrupted by an attack by the Hanami and cursed users.
Then, on the second day of the goodwill event, which is usually a private battle, they decide to settle it with a baseball game on the whim of Satoru Gojo.
We’ll start by explaining the events leading up to the baseball game in the main story, and then we’ll explain the positions of the two schools and the details of the baseball game.
This article contains spiler of Jujutsu-Kaisen
- [Jujutsu Kaisen] The 53rd – 54th chapter is the baseball episode “jujutsu koshien”!
- [Jujutsu Kaisen] What are the positions of players?
- [Jujutsu Kaisen] The special rule of baseball game!
- [Jujutsu Kaisen] The description of the baseball game!
- 1st inning: Attack of Kyoto school
- Bottom of 1st inning: Attack of Tokyo school
- 2nd inning: Attack of Kyoto School
- Last inning: Attack of Tokyo school
- [Jujutsu Kaisen] Tokyo school wins the baseball game!
- [Jujutsu Kaisen] Who is the MVP of the baseball game?
- The MVP of the baseball game “Jujutsu Koshien” is Yuji Itadori?
- The Kyoto school had a huge disadvantage because Momo Nishimiya didn’t know the rule of baseball!
- Tokyo school has the advantage in terms of members.
- It would have been the strongest if the special rule of “Only one player can use cursed technique” had been applied to Toge Inumaki.
- [Jujutsu Kaisen] The effect of the baseball game, the members of Kyoto school became friends.
- [Jujutsu Kaisen] The extra of the baseball game: Utahime Iori was the most enthusiastic character in the game.
- [Jujutsu Kaisen] Comparison with the baseball game in the anime version of Jujutsu Kaisen!
- The information about each player is introduced.
- Maki’s way of holding the bat is surprisingly solid!
- Satoru Gojo’s reaction to Megumi Fushiguro’s bunt!
- Aoi Todo and Yuji Itadori win the national championship in junior high school (delusional)!
- The dead ball to Aoi Todo, Kasumi Miwa also called “nice pitch” out!
- Conclusion of “[Jujutsu Kaisen] Baseball game’s details, digests and results! “
[Jujutsu Kaisen] The 53rd – 54th chapter is the baseball episode “jujutsu koshien”!
The first day of the goodwill event between the Tokyo and Kyoto schools was interrupted by an attack by Hanami and the curse users, and many of the students were seriously injured or maimed.
When Gojo asked the students if they want to continue the competition, Todo was the first to say “continue“, and the second day of the competition was held.
Gojo hands Yuji a box containing a piece of paper with instructions on how to play the game.
Normally, the second day of the goodwill event would be an individual portion, but when Yuji drew a piece of paper from the box, it says “baseball“.
Every year the two principals write on the paper how the game will be played, but this is just a token, they always write “individual portion”.
This year, too, both principals were supposed to write “individual portion” on the paper, but for some reason, due to Gojo’s manipulation, they decided to play baseball.
[Jujutsu Kaisen] What are the positions of players?
For some reason, Masamichi Yaga and Yoshinobu Gakuganji were surprised to see the word “baseball” written on the paper, but eventually the game went straight to baseball.
Here are the positions and batting order of the two schools.
A baseball game normally requires nine players on each team, but with only six players on each team, the defense is full of holes, with the exception of the shortstop and two outfielders.
Position and batting order of Tokyo school
The above diagram shows the positions of the Tokyo school team.
Maki, whose athletic ability is out of this world, is the pitcher, and the catcher is Yuji Itadori, Panda is the first baseman, the second baseman is the quick-footed Toge Inumaki, the third baseman is Nobara Kugisaki who has the strong mental, and the outfield is protected by Megumi Fushiguro.
I think it’s a shame that Yuji, who runs 50 meters in 3 seconds, is a catcher. But he has the shoulders to break the world record for the cannonball throw, so he’s sure to catch stealing.
Here is the batting order of the Tokyo school team.
The core of the team is Nobara Kugisaki at No.1, Megumi Fushiguro at No.2, Panda at No.3, Maki Zen’in at No.4, Toge Inumaki at No.5, and super power hitter Yuji Itadori at No.6.
The theory is to put the power hitter in the cleanup, so you might think that Yuji would be the third and Panda would be the fifth, but he is put as the last batter.
This is probably because he was expected to be the “second No.4 batter”, calculating the base running rate of the fast-footed Inumaki.
Position and batting order of Kyoto school
Next, here are the positions of the Kyoto school.
The pitcher is Mechamaru (pitching machine), the catcher is Aoi Todo, the first baseman is Mai Zen’in, the second baseman is Kasumi Miwa, the third baseman is Noritoshi Kamo (injured) and the outfielder is Momo Nishimiya.
The centre line is made up of Kasumi Miwa, who is a master of “New Shadow Style”, and Momo Nishimiya, who can fly freely in the sky.
The injured Noritoshi is the third baseman, so when the ball flies hard, it will be a chilling experience.
Here is the batting order of Kyoto School.
No.1 is Momo Nishimiya who seems to be (probably) fast, No.2 is Kasumi Miwa who is sure to bat as a team, No.3 is Noritoshi Kamo who seems to have some skill and power, No.4 is Aoi Todo who is undisputed, No.5 is Mai Zen’in who is left over, and No.6 is Mechamaru (who is absent from the attack).
Compared to the way the Tokyo school’s batting order is set up, I imagine that the batting order was set up according to the theory, with the power hitter Aoi Todo at the centre.
But when there are only five players in the batting order because of the absence of Mechamaru, the theory of baseball is not so easy to understand.
[Jujutsu Kaisen] The special rule of baseball game!
There is a special rule for the baseball game on the second day of the goodwill event due to a shortage of players.
In the first place, there are only 6 players in each team, and in the case of Kyoto school, there are only 5 players because Mechamaru’s puppet was destroyed by Panda.
Here is an overview of the special rules.
The substitute of the pitcher Mechamaru is a pitching machine.
Since Mechamaru’s puppet is broken and he can’t play baseball, the pitcher of Kyoto school is the substitute of Mechamaru (=pitching machine).
By the way, it is not depicted in this story, but even though it is a pitching machine, someone has to set the ball to launch it, so it is likely that the assistant manager, Kiyotaka Ijichi, was in charge of putting the ball in the machine.
Only one outfielder can use the cursed technique!
The most important feature of this special baseball rule is that only one outfielder from each team can use cursed technique.
In the first place, the defense is full of holes due to the lack of people, so if you play by the normal rule, the attack may not finish.
So, especially for outfielders with empty defences, it is now allowed to use cursed technique.
For your information, the outfielder of Kyoto school is Momo Nishimiya, so she can fly freely with the technique of “Tool Manipulation“.
It is the best defense against the Tokyo school which has many power hitters.
The outfielder of the Tokyo school is Megumi Fushiguro, so she can summon a shikigami with his “Ten shadow technique“. He summons the divine dog in the story.
In addition, you can also summon the Nue to fly, or the well’s unknown abyss to place multiple outfielders, making you an even better outfielder than Momo Nishimiya.
[Jujutsu Kaisen] The description of the baseball game!
We have explained the positions, batting order and special rules for both teams.
I will explain the digest of each inning of the actual baseball game of Tokyo school vs Kyoto school.
In the story, the middle of the inning is omitted, but it is thought that the game was usually played until the 9th inning.
1st inning: Attack of Kyoto school
The first team to attack was Kyoto School.
The game was drawn at the end of the 53rd chapter of the 7th volume of the manga, when Kasumi Miwa, the number 2 player, entered the batter’s box.
Satoru Gojo plays the ball twice.
As a side note, the chief umpire, Satoru Gojo, called “play ball” when the second batter, Kasumi Miwa, entered the batter’s box.
In baseball, the call of “play ball” means “the start of the game”, so it should be called once for the first batter of the first attack, and that should be the end of it, but for some reason he calls it for the second batter, Kasumi Miwa.
In the free space in chapter 54 of volume 7 of the manga, “Didn’t you call the play ball twice?”.
Satoru Gojo takes off his blindfold and answers, “I did, but what? Satoru Gojo took off his blindfold and replied, “I did, but what?”
Probably after the baseball game, the author, Gege Akutami got a lot of questions from readers.
Momo Nishimiya gets on base.
It’s omitted in the story because it starts with Kasumi Miwa batting, but the first batter, Momo Nishimiya, has reached base.
She might have chosen to take four balls or gotten a hit, but in any case, it’s great that she got on base against Maki’s fastball.
Kasumi Miwa hits to fly to the infield, but Momo Nishimiya runs.
The first batter got on base, but the second, Kasumi Miwa hit to fly to the infield.
That was one out, but Momo Nishimiya didn’t know the rules of baseball and was running while the fly was up.
This resulted in a double play and no runners on base.
Noritoshi Kamo is not good at playing baseball.
There were no runners on base with two outs, but if Noritoshi Kamo, the third batter, got on base, it was up to Aoi Todo, the fourth batter.
When Kamo came to bat, he asked the catcher, Yuji Itadori, why he wants to become a sorcerer.
He remembered his past and thought about his mother, as he himself was the next head of the Kamo family.
Then he listened Yuji’s answer and said, “That’s a good reason.” and strikes out without swinging.
The reason he was chatting with Yuji might just be that he’s actually not very good at baseball lol.
Bottom of 1st inning: Attack of Tokyo school
In the bottom of the first inning, Tokyo’s attack starts with the first batter, Nobara Kugisaki.
In many ways, Nobara is an aggressive batter.
But before the pitcher throws the first pitch, she immediately shows her aggressive nature.
Nobara Kugisaki brawls.
The pitcher of Kyoto school is Mechamaru (pitching machine), and Nobara saw this and shouted.
That’s just a pitching machine!!!
Her feeling is natural in a sense about that, because it’s too mechanical to be a substitute.
Then Mai Zen’in explained about it agitatedly.
Nobara Kugisaki gets on base with a hit.
Despite a near brawl, Nobara Kugisaki hits an infield to get in base.
Now there’s no out at first base.
Megumi Fushiguro bunts.
Megumi Fushiguro, at number 2, advances Nobara to second base with one out by a bunt.
Whoever put Megumi at number 2 really knows his character.
Panda follows with a hit.
Panda, the third runner, followed with a hit.
Maybe his hit was too good for Nobara to come home and score, but this was a great chance to score for one out and runners on first and third.
Maki Zen’in hits a three-run homerun … but Momo Nishimiya makes a fine play using her technique.
And Maki, who has an uncanny physical ability due to “Heavenly binding curse“, hit the ball over the fence with no time to spare, and it was a 3-run home run that put Tokyo school ahead by 3 runs…
But then Momo Nishimiya from the outfield made a fine play and grabbed the home run ball.
We thought that Tokyo school had pushed forward from the first inning, but unexpectedly it ended without scoring.
2nd inning: Attack of Kyoto School
After a scoreless first inning for both schools, it was Kyoto school’s turn to attack in the second inning.
This inning starts with Aoi Todo, the 4th batter of Kyoto school. He is probably the only power hitter in the Kyoto team.
The first batter, Aoi Todo, is chatting with Yuji Itadori, and is about to say “If I hit a home run here, you’ll pit—“, when Maki’s straight (on purpose) hits him in the face.
I don’t know why he’s not wearing a helmet, but he’s on first base with no outs due to Todo’s dead ball.
By the way, the members of both schools called out as “nice pitch” to this bean ball, which revealed how much they dislike Todo.
Last inning: Attack of Tokyo school
In the middle of the game, Masamichi Yaga and Yoshinobu Gakuganji were talking about Yuji.
Yoshinobu is typical conservative. On the other hand, Masamichi is more of a reformer, who understands the importance of the rules but believes that they should be flexible.
There is no right answer for either of them, and whatever they say later is a matter of consequence.
So while the two were talking, the baseball game was quickly approaching the last inning.
Toge Inumaki uses his speed to get on base.
In the last inning, Toge Inumaki used his speed to get on base.
The next batter was Yuji, and if Toge could get back, the game would be over.
Yuji Itadori hits a two-run home run to end the game.
And then Yuji hit a ball that flew so far over the fence that even Momo Nishimiya’s flying ability couldn’t catch it.
It was a brilliant two-run blast that ended in victory for the Tokyo school.
[Jujutsu Kaisen] Tokyo school wins the baseball game!
The baseball game was won by Tokyo school, so the winner of the goodwill event was Tokyo school as last year.
Last year, Tokyo school won the game because Yuta Okkptsu participated in the goodwill event before he was liberated from the curse of “Rika Orimoto“, but this year, the team competition was very close.
The baseball game also ended in a nail-biter, with both schools scoreless until the top of the last inning, which shows the struggles of both aces (one of them a pitching machine).
[Jujutsu Kaisen] Who is the MVP of the baseball game?
The baseball game was won by the Tokyo school in a walk-off game, but it was a game with many highlights in just one episode.
Here is a look back at the game, including the MVP of the game.
The MVP of the baseball game “Jujutsu Koshien” is Yuji Itadori?
It’s not clear the result of Yuji’s bat until last inning, but it looks like Yuji will be the MVP because he hit the game-winning shot.
But if Yuji was to be struck out in all but the last at-bat, then Maki Zen’in, who closed out the game, would be the MVP.
If there is a hero interview like in professional baseball, two people will be called up: “Maki” who closed the game and “Yuji” who hit a goodbye home run.
The Kyoto school had a huge disadvantage because Momo Nishimiya didn’t know the rule of baseball!
Kyoto school lost the game, but first of all, it was painful that the first batter, Momo Nishimiya, didn’t know the rules.
She got on base in the first inning, but an infield fly by Miwa resulted in a double play.
And if it hadn’t been for that, the ball would have gone to Aoi Todo, the fourth batter.
（If it happened, Todo would get dead ball though. lol)
In addition to the fact that you need to know the rules of baseball to be able to deal with sacrifice flies and the like, there are only six players in this baseball game, so the weight of each player’s play is heavy.
Momo Nishimiya was very active in defending the outfield, so not knowing the rules was a painful loss for the Kyoto school.
Tokyo school has the advantage in terms of members.
In the first place, the athleticism and physical ability of the members of the team gave Tokyo school an overwhelming advantage in the game, especially in attack.
Let’s take a look at the batting order of Tokyo School.
It’s quite unbalanced that Tokyo team has Maki Zen’in, who has her physical ability strengthened by “Heavenly binidng curse“, and Yuji Itadori, who has an unhuman physical ability as a Sukuna’s vessel.
The rest of the team is also very well-balanced, as there is basically no one whose physical ability we are worried about.
In contrast, here is the batting order of the Kyoto school, the only one with noticeably high physical ability is Aoi Todo, and the physical ability of the other members is at the normal level for a sorcerer.
If Noritoshi Kamo uses the “Blood Manipulation“, he can dramatically improve his physical abilities, but this is not possible because the technique is not available to anyone except outfielders.
To put it bluntly, if Aoi Todo had been hit with a dead ball at every at bat, there would have been no other scary hitters in the Kyoto school.
It would have been the strongest if the special rule of “Only one player can use cursed technique” had been applied to Toge Inumaki.
We have been talking about the advantage of the Tokyo school in terms of strength, but it would have been the strongest if the special rule of “cursed technique can be used” had been applied with Toge Inumaki as an outfielder.
Basically, all outfield flies can be stopped by the cursed words “stop“, so all outs and even home runs can be prevented regardless of the defensive range.
The Kyoto school’s possible countermeasure is to “pass through the infield with a grounder”, but Toge Inumaki can even do the trick of “stopping the ball from the outfield with a cursed word, and then make it as out”.
In addition to the fact that it is not easy for the throat of the Inumaki to be burdened, the atmosphere of the game is likely to be too bad because it is too cheeky.
[Jujutsu Kaisen] The effect of the baseball game, the members of Kyoto school became friends.
In chapter 82 of volume 10 of the manga, there is a scene where Kasumi Miwa was talking to the puppet of Mechamaru.
In this scene, Miwa said that
I feel like we’ve all become closer.
and we can see that the Kyoto school members, who were full of acrid aura from the outside, have become friends.
However, only Mechamaru did not participate (his substitute was a pitching machine), so Miwa told this story because she wanted to get to know Mechamaru better.
This is the scene where Mechamaru, or Kokichi Muta, died in the battle with Mahito, so it’s a very sad scene where Miwa’s words.
[Jujutsu Kaisen] The extra of the baseball game: Utahime Iori was the most enthusiastic character in the game.
When the second day of the goodwill event was decided to be a baseball game, and both principals of the school were in doubt.
But Utahime Iori was the most enthusiastic.
The students probably had some doubts as they thought it was going to be an individual portion, but she quickly instructed them to change into their uniforms right away.
I guess she likes sports in general, including baseball, because her hobby is watching sports.
In fact, she was the most vocal during the game, shouting loudly when Momo Nishimiya ran during popped up with an infield fly in the first inning and when it turned out that she didn’t know the rules.
And to top it all off, he struck out Noritoshi Kamo on a missed strikeout.
You gotta swing!!
This could be taken as a warning or an exclamation.
[Jujutsu Kaisen] Comparison with the baseball game in the anime version of Jujutsu Kaisen!
The baseball episode “Jujutsu Koshien“, which was a hot topic in the original story, was depicted in the 21st episode of the anime.
Let’s look at the differences between the original and the anime version of the baseball game.
The information about each player is introduced.
In the anime version, every time each player appears, there is a small piece of information (such as Momo Nishimiya’s “2 litres of baseball history“).
Only Momo Nishimiya’s baseball career is mentioned, but the rest of them have nothing to do with baseball. Don’t miss the little information about Panda.
|Yuji Itadori||The first time he ate Yokohama Ramen, “I felt like I was pooped the next day.”.|
|Nobara Kugisaki||Waiting for credit card approval.|
|Megumi Fushiguro||He likes a breast meat when it comes to chicken nanban.|
|Maki Zen’in||What she can’t tolerate is “powdery protein”.|
|Toge Inumaki||He prefers bread in the morning. He like to eat ham and cheese with a little Tabasco.|
|Panda||He’s thinking of beating up a zebra one day.|
|Aoi Todo||He and Yuji won the national championship in junior high school. Yuji denies it.|
|Noritoshi Kamo||He is learning to write. He can now write his own name.|
|Momo Nishimiya||2 litres of baseball experience.|
|Kasumi Miwa||The mango which was maturing in the refrigerator is missing.|
|Mai Zen’in||I have recently overcome my dislike of mangoes.|
Maki’s way of holding the bat is surprisingly solid!
Tokyo school’s number 4, Maki Zen’in, is always an extra-base hit alert hitter from Kyoto school because of her enhanced physical ability by “Heavenly binding curse“.
In the anime version, Maki holds the bat short.
Maki’s character is such that you’d think she’d hold the bat long and let it fly, but surprisingly, she was more focused on hit squarely.
By the way, Yuji Itadori, who has the same unbelievable power as Maki, also holds the bat short.
Considering the power of Maki and Yuji, they might be holding the bat this way because they think “as long as I hit the bat, I can hit a home run“.
Satoru Gojo’s reaction to Megumi Fushiguro’s bunt!
In the bottom of the first inning, the top batter, Nobara Kugisaki got on base, and the second batter, Megumi Fushiguro advanced Nobara by bunt.
In the original story, there is no scene where Gojo reacts to this, but in the anime, Gojo looks at Megumi with a strange look in his eyes after he bunts.
This is a foreshadowing of a later training session between Satoru Gojo and Megumi Fushiguro, and the anime version makes this scene even more memorable.
Aoi Todo and Yuji Itadori win the national championship in junior high school (delusional)!
As I mentioned earlier, Aoi Todo won the national championship in junior high school with Yuji Itadori in the baseball team.
Of course, this is the delusion of Todo when he was subjected to “non-existent memories”.
The dead ball to Aoi Todo, Kasumi Miwa also called “nice pitch” out!
In the first at bat of Aoi Todo, Maki intentionally hit him in the face, resulting in a dead ball.
At that time, just like in the original story, there were many people shouting “nice pitch”, but Kasumi Miwa just smiled bitterly.
On the other hand, in the anime version, Miwa said “nice pea” in a low voice, which is a little more modest.
Conclusion of “[Jujutsu Kaisen] Baseball game’s details, digests and results! “
This time I explained about the baseball game on the second day of the goodwill event it Jujutsu Kaisen.
In Jujutsu Kaisen, which is usually full of bloody and fierce battle scenes, the baseball scene is a precious peace time.
As Miwa says later, the baseball game brings the Kyoto school members closer together.
I hope that as many of them as possible will survive, because even the main characters are mercilessly killed or injured in this story.
You can read more about Jujutsu Kaisen here.