[Jujutsu Kaisen] Junpei Yoshino’s death scene! He’ll revive in the future?

Jujutsu Kaisen Junpei's death scene Junpei Yoshino

This article will explain the cursed technique and ability of Junpei Yoshino, how and why he died, and the possibility of his resurrection.

Junpei is an ordinary character who appears in Jujutsu Kaisen, but he is related to Yuji Itadori and Mahito, a special grade cursed spirits.

He was born into a family of non-shamans and has no connection to any of the jujutsu sorcerers, but for one reason or another he is able to use cursed technique.

We’ll start with a profile of Junpei Yoshino, and then we’ll talk about his cursed technique, his abilities and the reason for his death.

What you can learn from this article
  • Profile of Jumpei Yoshino
  • Junpei Yoshino’s techniques and abilities
  • How and why Jumpei Yoshino died?
  • The meaning of “Why? in his death scene
  • Junpei Yoshino will be revived?

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[Jujutsu Kaisen] Junpei Yoshino’s profile! Age, Birthday, Height, Weight, Technique, voice actor and more!

We have listed Junpei Yoshino’s profile below.

Junpei Yoshino appears early in the story and leaves soon, so he doesn’t get a lot of action in the overall story.

However, his circumstances and the shock of his death scene was very memorable.

Incidentally, in the first popularity vote, Jumpei Yoshino was ranked 9th, so he is quite popular character.

name Junpei Yoshino
age 17
birthday unknown
height/weight unknown
belongs Satozakura high school
two year student
technique Moon Dregs
grade nothing
voice actor Yoshitaka Yamaya
Remi Gutton


[Jujutsu Kaisen] Junpei Yoshino’s cursed technique and domain expansion!

This section describes the cursed technique that Junpei Yoshino handles, the details of his abilities, his strength, and his domain expansion.

Although Junpei Yoshino was a non-jujutsu sorcerer, he became able to handle technique early on after meeting Mahito, and is a character with a rare pattern in the story.

Junpei Yoshino is a talented jujutsu sorcerer!

Junpei Yoshino is a talented jujutsu sorcerer!(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

In the first place, Junpei Yoshino had more talent as a shaman than ordinary people when he was able to see Mahito, who is a cursed spirit.

Mahito saw through the innate cursed technique engraved on Junpei Yoshino’s body, and taught him the senses to use jujutsu, so that he could handle the cursed technique.

Junpei Yoshino’s technique is called “Moon Dregs”.

Junpei Yoshino's technique is called (C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

Under Mahito’s guidance, Junpei Yoshino has learned to use a cursed technique called “Moon Dregs“.

The characteristic of this technique is that it generates poison from the cursed energy, which is secreted from the tentacles of the jellyfish-shaped shikigami.


The venom secreted is so powerful that the mere touch of it causes spots to appear on the skin, which cannot be cured by ordinary treatment.

In addition, the poison has an adverse effect on the nerves, rendering the affected part of the body incapable of movement.


Moon Dregs” summoned by Junpei Yoshino can change the size of its body, and its tentacles, which secrete deadly poison, can expand and contract at will.

In addition, “Moon Dregs” itself has high durability and can be used to protect Jumpei Yoshino himself.


It’s a great way to protect himself while also injecting his opponent with poison, so it’s a great way to both attack and defend.

However, it is incompatible with the opponent that poison does not work like Yuji Itadori.

Junpei Yoshino’s domain expansion

Although Junpei Yoshino is able to use cursed technique with exceptional speed, he is not able to handle domain expansion.

Domain expansion is the special move of a sorcerer, and the number of those who can use it is extremely limited.

If Jumpei Yoshino could use domain expansion, he would be very strong because all of his techniques would be poison of necessity.

[Jujutsu Kaisen] Domain expansions list! The sorcerers, the effects, the names are shown!

[Jujutsu Kaisen] What was the reason for Junpei Yoshino’s death?The circumstances leading up to his murder!

Junpei Yoshino dies in the story because of Mahito.

In this section, we will explain the circumstances surrounding Junpei Yoshino, his school and family environment, his contact with Mahito and his death scene.

Junpei Yoshino was bullied and stopped going to school.

Junpei Yoshino was bullied and stopped going to school.(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

Junpei Yoshino is a third year student at Satozakura high school. When he was a freshman, he started a film club, but the club room was taken over by a group of delinquents.

He was the only member of the club who disobeys the delinquents and was bullied, and eventually he stopped going to school.


By the way, when it comes to bullying at school, the people around him didn’t care about it, and his homeroom teacher didn’t see the reality at all and mistakenly thought that the delinquent group was giving attention to Junpei Yoshino.

The reason why Junpei later approached Mahito was because of his distrust of people and his desire to take revenge on the bullies.

Junpei Yoshino was raised in a single parent family.

Junpei Yoshino was raised in a single parent family.(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

Junpei Yoshino lived with his mother, Nagi Yoshino, and his father was missed.

Nagi raised Jumpei by herself, and accepted him without blaming him for not attending school.

School is just one small fish tank.
There are other tanks out there- even the ocean.
Choose what you think is best.

Junpei Yoshino must have felt much better after hearing these words.

With no friends at school and no teachers to trust, the only person Junpei could talk to was Nagi Yoshino, who understood him.

Junpei Yoshino came into contact with Mahito.

Junpei Yoshino came into contact with Mahito.(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

One day, when he went to the movies, he found three of his tormentors sitting in the seats in front of him (manga volume 3, chapter 19).

They were talking loudly and ringing their mobile phones during the movie, and Junpei was annoyed all the time.

Then suddenly Mahito appeared and touched the heads of all three of them, causing them to die by “Idle transfiguration“.


Because Junpei was able to see the curse, he saw all of Mahito’s actions.

Normally, he would not approach a person who can do such a deed, but Junpei, who had a vengeance against delinquents at the bottom of his heart, pursued Mahito and calls out to him.

And he asked him, “Could I do what you did?“.

This is the beginning of the relationship between Masato and Junpei.


In his conversation with Mahito, he told Junpei about the origins of the cursed spirits, including Mahito himself, and even showed him the modified humans that he experimented with in “Idle transfiguration“.

However, Junpei is not distraught when he sees the miniaturized human being who was almost killed by Masato, because he “knows the ugliness of human beings” and “has no feelings about the death of others”.

During their interaction, Masato basically affirmed all of Junpei’s thoughts, and Junpei began to forgive him.

However, this would lead to his tragic death at the end of the story.

Junpei Yoshino met Yuji Itadori.

Junpei Yoshino met Yuji Itadori.(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

On the other hand, Yuji Itadori was investigating a strange death in a cinema and he came in contact with Junpei Yoshino who was there at the time.

As part of his cursed energy control training, Yuji had been watching movies very much, so he was able to talk to Junpei Yoshino, a movie buff.

It was the first time for Junpei to be able to talk about movies since the film club, and the day he met Yuji, he felt at ease with him.


Then Junpei’s mother, Nagi Yoshino, saw them together and invited Yuji to dinner.

Yuji’s communication ability, which is rare for a sorcerer, has helped him to get to know Nagi, and within hours of meeting her, they’ve become a family affair.

Junpei Yoshino’s mother, Nagi Yoshino, died by Geto(Kenjaku).

Junpei Yoshino's mother, Nagi Yoshino, died by Geto(Kenjaku).(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

In the 24th chapter of the 3rd volume of the manga, where there was a lot of commotion at Yoshino’s house, Nagi Yoshino woke up after Yuji left, and for some reason there was a Sukuna’s finger on the table.

Then, attracted by the Sukuna’s finger, she was attacked by the cursed spirit that appeared, and died.


Incidentally, this was set up by Geto(Kenjaku), and this Sukuna’s finger had a tag of Mahito’s cursed energy on it.

By having this finger collected by technical college, it became a detector, and during the goodwill meeting, Mahito followed Sukuna’s finger to break into the special-grade cursed tools vault ‘cursed warehouse’, and took out Sukuna’s finger and ‘Kusozu cursed womb‘.

To Kenjaku, it didn’t matter if Nagi Yoshino survived or died, but to Mahito, Nagi Yoshino’s death was a prelude to make Jumpei and Yuji fight, and it was a tactics with many layers of intentions.

Vengeful Junpei Yoshino was about to kill Ito.

Nagi Yoshino has died, and Masato has come to visit Junpei Yoshino (vol.3, chapter 25 of the manga).

He explained about the Sukuna’s finger, and with a nonchalant look on his face, he declared that it was the work of some curse user.

And he asked, “Can you think of anyone? Perhaps someone who resents you or your mother?”, to turn the blame on the person who had bullied Junpei.


Vengeful Junpei Yoshino was about to kill Ito.(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

Junpei took Masato’s words to heart and attacked Satozakura high school to interrogate and take revenge on the main bully, Shota Ito.

Junpei used “Moon Dregs” technique to poison Ito’s left arm, and just as he’s about to finish him off, Yuji rushed to the scene.

Junpei Yoshino was persuaded to change his mind by Yuji Itadori.

(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

In the 26th chpater of the 4th volume of the manga, the battle between Junpei Yoshino and Yuji Itadori began, but Yuji was no match for Junpei, who has no experience in battle.

Furthermore, his poison was ineffective to Yuji and his physical abilities is beyond the human.

Then Yuji convinced Junpei to stop his vengeance and suggested that he come to the technical college.


But then Mahito appeared. At this point, Yuji did not know who Masato is, and he was caught off guard by his big arms.

When he was caught, Yuji shouted to Junpei to run away, but Junpei was so trusting of Mahito that he delayed his decision for a few seconds.

For Junpei, this was a fatal delay.

What’s the reason for Junpei Yoshino’s death?

What's the reason for Junpei Yoshino's death?(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

In the 27th chapter of the 4th volume of the manga, Junpei Yoshino is transformed into a modified human in front of Yuji, who was restrained by Mahito’s arms.

And then Junpei, who had become a modified human, lost his ego and attacked Yuji.

He asked Sukuna to cure Junpei with his reversal technique, but Sukuna only laughed at the misery of his helplessness, and did not help him.


In the first place, once you’ve been transformed into a human being by ‘Idle transfiguration’, even the reversal technique is impossible to cure, so even with Sukuna’s ability, it seems that he couldn’t save Junpei Yoshino.


Then, just before his death, Junpei said to Yuji,


and then he died.

In the end, his mother died because he got involved with Mahito at the cinema, and he died too.

[Jujutsu Kaisen] What is the meaning of “Why?” which Junpei Yoshino said just before his death?

[Jujutsu Kaisen] What is the meaning of (C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

In the 27th chapter of the 4th volume of the manga, when Junpei Yoshino was transformed into a modified human and was about to die, he muttered the words “Why?”.

Here we will discuss the meaning of “Why?”.

Despair: “Why did I get myself into this mess?”

The most likely theory is that it was meant to express “the despair of Junpei Yoshino“.

Firstly, Junpei’s mother, Nagi Yoshino, was suddenly killed by a cursed spirit, and he could not accept her death, so he covered her body with ice packs.

At first glance, this may not seem like the most appropriate thing to do, but the sudden death of his mother was very difficult for Junpei to accept.

Then he was invited to enter a technical college by his new best friend, Yuji Itadori, but his path was cut short when he was transformed into a modified human.


Junpei's despair: (C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

He was turned into a modified human by Mahito, whom he trusted, and died in front of Yuji, whom he had become friends with.

I think it is the most natural way to think about it.

Question: “Why are you helping me so much?”

Junpei's question: (C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

When Junpei Yoshino was about to take revenge on Ito by attacking the school, Yuji Idadori stopped him.

From that point on, Yuji tried to persuade Junpei, he didn’t dare to avoid the needle of the ‘Moon Dregs‘, but tried to be kind to him, and even after Junpei became a modified human.

Yuji tried to help him somehow, by asking Sukuna.

For Junpei, there must have been a question, “Why would he help me, when he’ve only known me for a short time?“.


It’s possible, though less likely than the previous theory, that the question “Why?” came out in the form of a question to Yuji.

Habit: “Just the mutterings as a modified human.”

Junpei's habit: (C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

The most irredeemable theory is this one, that it is a “modified human’s habit“.

When a person is changed into a modified human by Mahito, he basically loses his ego and will, and starts to call out one word after another.

The modified humans who have appeared so far have also called out words such as “Let’s play.”, “Help me.”, and “Kill me.”, so it is possible that Junpei Yoshino was just saying words while lacking an ego.

[Jujutsu Kaisen] The theory of resurrection of Junpei Yoshino! Will he be revived and back in the future?

So far, we have explained about Junpei Yoshino’s technique and the circumstances leading up to his death.

In the end, he became a modified human by Mahito’s technique and died in front of Yuji, but sometimes we see “the theory of Junpei Yoshino’s survival” or “the theory of Jumpei Yoshino’s resurrection“.


The body of Junpei Yoshino, who died after becoming a modified human being, was recovered by the magic technical college afterwards, and it is thought to have been treated, but there is a thought that “what if Shoko Ieri had treated him there?“.

However, in the 27th chapter of the 4th volume of the manga, Mahito himself said in his mind that “the form of the soul cannot be changed by the reversal technique“.

From this, it seems impossible to revive the dead Junpei Yoshino even with the reversal technique of Shoko.


Therefore, there is no theory that Junpei Yoshino is alive or has been returned.

Conclusion of “[Jujutsu Kaisen] Junpei Yoshino’s death scene! He’ll revive in the future?”

In this article, I will explain about Jumpei Yoshino’s technique and ability, how and why he died, what he said just before his death “Why?” and his survival theory.

Although Junpei didn’t have many opportunities to appear in the series, many fans became emotionally involved with him because his inner feelings, his interaction with Mahito, and his interaction with Yuji were described in detail.

That’s why the death scene at the end was so shocking, and the fact that theories about his survival and resurrection have surfaced may be an indication of his popularity.

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