[Jujutsu Kaisen] Yoshinobu Gakuganji plays a guitar! What’s his technique about?

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This article will introduce you to the Kyoto school principal, Yoshinobu Gakuganji, his techniques, spells, domain expansion, strength and abilities, as well as his conservative philosophy in the story.

The principal of Gakuganji is a character from the side of the majic technical collegein Kyoto, but his character in the work is portrayed as a mastermind, and his first impression is not very good.

On the other hand, as he is the principal of the Kyoto school, his abilities as a sorcerer are high, and he shows his strength by using a variety of rock-solid techniques.

We’ll start with a profile of Yoshinobu Gakuganji, and then we’ll talk about his techniques.

What you can learn from this article
  • Profile of Yoshinobu Gakuganji
  • The techniques and domain expansion Yoshinobu Gaganji
  • Gakuganji Yoshinobu’s philosophy as a conservative

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[Jujutsu Kaisen] The profile of Yoshinobu Gakuganji! Technique, grade, age, voice actor and more!

We have compiled a list of the details of Yoshinobu Gakuganji’s profile.

He is not a main character in the main story of Jujutsu Kaisen, so his appearances are limited, but he has a strong impact in many ways, such as with his technique, which shatters the image of conservatism.

name Yoshinobu Gakuganji
age 76
birthday Unknown
height/weghi Unknown
belongs The principal of
kyoto magic technical college
grade Unknown
(Probably 1st grade)
technique The shock wave from his guitar
personality conservative
emotional(especially in front of Gojo)
favourite guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
favourite food
least favourite food Baniku(horse meat)
remarks Hi’d looking for drummer
voice actor
Kyle Hevert


[Jujutsu Kaisen] Explanation of the strength of Yoshinobu Gakuganji’s technique and domain development.

The following is an explanation of the characteristics and strength of Yoshinobu Gakuganji’s techniques and domain expansion.

He has very few battle scenes, so he doesn’t have many opportunities to show off his techniques.

But his techniques and fighting style are unimaginable from his appearance and image, so he had a lot of impact.

Yoshinobu Gakuganji’s rocking technique! Unleashes a melodic shockwave with an electric guitar!

Yoshinobu Gakuganji's rocking technique! Unleashes a melodic shockwave with an electric guitar!(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

Yoshinobu Gakuganji’s technique was revealed in the 52nd chapter of the 6th volume of the manga, in the battle against Juzo Kumiya, a curse-user who had invaded the college during the goodwill event.

The technique involves using himself as an amplifier, and amplifying the melody he plays on his electric guitar and shooting out the cursed energy like a shockwave.


Juzo Kumiya, who is a close-combat type, could not even get close to the guitar as it shot out cursed energy in several directions at the same time.

It is an effective technique for both one-on-one and multiplayer battles, and since he is the principal of Kyoto school, it seems he still has hidden strength.


It’s a rock ‘n’ roll technique that we can’t imagine from Yoshinobu Gakuganji, who usually wears a cane.

Yoshinobu Gakuganji’s domain expansion

Yoshinobu Gakuganji’s domain expansion is not mentioned in the story.

Domain expansion itself is an extremely advanced technique, so even for 1st grade sorcerers, quite limited shamans can use it.

We don’t know if Yoshinobu Gakuganji can use domain expansion, but if he can, we’d like to see his rocky innate domain.
[Jujutsu Kaisen] Domain expansions list! The sorcerers, the effects, the names are shown!

[Jujutsu Kaisen] The strength and abilities of Yoshinobu Gakuganji as a sorcerer!

Now that we have explained the techniques of Yoshinobu Gakuganji, we will consider how strong he actually is as a sorcerer, based on his depiction in the story.

Although he is old, he is the principal of the Kyoto school, so it seems that his strength as a sorcerer is considerable.

Is the grade of Yoshinobu Gakuganji a 1st grade sorcerer?

It is not known what grade of sorcerer Yoshinobu Gakuganji is, but as the principal of the Tokyo school, Masamichi Yaga is the 1st class sorcerer, so it is likely that Yoshinobu Gakuganji is also the 1st class sorcerer.

As we shall see later, Yoshinobu Gakuganji is also a leading figure in the world of shaman, and is therefore in a position of greater political power than his abilities as a shaman.

Yoshinobu Gakuganji’s fighting style is rock solid, mid-range type.

Yoshinobu Gakuganji's fighting style is rock solid, mid-range type.(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

In the 52nd chapter of the 6th volume of the manga, Yoshinobu Gakuganji’s technique was revealed.

It was to shoot out cursed energy by amplifying a melody played on an electric guitar.


The characteristics of the technique indicate that it is a medium-range type of shaman, a style of fighting where he wants to keep some distance from his opponent.

In fact, Juzo Kumiya, who was actually fighting with him, saw that Yoshinobu Gakuganji’s technique was a medium-range type and said, “It’s obvious that you don’t want to be approached.”.

However, the way he says it makes it sound like a flag, and even if he were to jump into Yoshinobu Gakganji’s territory, he might still have a way out.


It’s not like he’s the only one with this kind of strength.

As mentioned above, Gakuganji is probably the 1st class shaman, so it is hard to imagine that his fighting style is “just flying cursed energy with an electric guitar”, considering that he is Nanami Kento or Mei Mei level.

[Jujutsu Kaisen] Yoshinobu Gakuganji’s stronger than Masamichi Yaga.

[Jujutsu Kaisen] Yoshinobu Gakuganji's stronger than Masamichi Yaga.(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

In the 147th chapter of Jujutsu Kaisen, we get a glimpse of the true strength of Yoshinobu Gakuganji.

In chapter 147, Yoshinobu Gakuganji appeared as a pursuer of Masamichi Yaga, who is being held by the Sorcery Commissioner’s Office, and entered a battle phase with his familiar guitar.


And although the details of the battle were omitted, Yoshinobu Gakganji killed Masamichi Yaga.

The fact that he was strong enough to defeat Masamichi Yaga, the 1st grade sorcerer and the principal of the Tokyo school.

So it showed that Yoshinobu Gakuganji is no ordinary shaman.

[Jujutsu Kaisen] Yoshinobu Gakuganji is a sorcerer and has a big power in the world of shamans!

So far we have talked about Yoshinobu Gakuganji’s techniques and his fighting ability as a sorcerer, but the most notable aspect of Yoshinobu Gakuganji is his influence and power in the shaman society.

Gojo has said that “The higher-ups are the scum of the jujutsu world.” and “Just plain idiots!”, so the shamans at higher positions are all very crooked and conservative.

Among them, Gakuganji is in a very important position, both in terms of his age and his position as shaman, so I will explain about his influence and power.

Yoshinobu Gakuganji is the leading conservative in the jujutsu world!

Yoshinobu Gakuganji is the leading conservative in the jujutsu world!(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

In chapter 18 of volume 3 of the manga, there is a scene where Gojo is talking (i.e. agitating) with Yoshinobu Gakuganji.

From the way Gojo says “A conservative leader like you has to be involved.“, it seems that Yoshinobu Gakganji is in a very powerful position in the upper echelons of the jujutsu world.


Incidentally, in this scene, the dead Yuji Itadoru has already been resurrected and Gojo is hiding this fact from him, so Yoshinobu Gakuganji thinks that Yuji is dead.

The plan to eliminate Yuji Itadori Part 1

The plan to eliminate Yuji Itadori Part 1(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

Yuji Itadori died due to the manifestation of Sukuna during his mission at the boys’ school where the special grade cursed spirit appeared.

However, ‘a first year student who has just entered a college would never be assigned to a mission involving a special grade of cursed spirits’, says Satoru Gojo in chapter 10 of volume 2 of the manga, depicting that this incident was orchestrated by the upper echelons of the jujutsu world.


At first, Yuji, the vessel of Sukuna, was given a ‘secret death sentence’ by the upper echelons of the jujutsu world, but due to Gojo’s flexibility (=selfishness), he forced Yuji to have a reprieve.

So the higher-ups were not amused by this, and tweaked the assignment of this mission to “eliminate Yuji Itadori and harass Satoru Gojo“, and Yuji died as intended.


However, Yuji came back to life, and his training with Satoru Gojo made him stronger and stronger, so that the higher-ups of the jujutsu world could not kill him easily.

He has an extremely bad relationship with Gojo.

He has an extremely bad relationship with Gojo.(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

Gojo is strong enough to be a part of the balance of power in the jujutsu world all by himself, which is why he is able to force his way through some pretty unreasonable accommodations.

In addition to that, as you can see from his behavior towards Yoshinobu Gakuganji, he has zero respect for the upper echelons, which is why he has a very bad relationship with them, including Yoshinobu Gakuganji.

Satoru Gojo himself doesn’t want to improve his relationship with the upper echelons, in fact he wants to wipe them out, so this relationship will remain unchanged.

The plan to eliminate Yuji Itadori Part 2

The plan to eliminate Yuji Itadori Part 2(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

In the 33rd chapter of the 4th volume of the manga, Yoshinobu Gakuganji, during the strategy meeting of the goodwill event, orders to ‘kill Yuji Itadori‘.


When Yuji died in the first plan to eliminate him, the cause of death was that Sukuna took out his own heart, and Yuji replaced Sukuna in that state.

The ironclad rule in killing a sorcerer is ‘to kill him with the cursed energy’, so that the sorcerer him kill will not turn into a cursed spirits after death.

Therefore, Yoshinobu Gakuganji told the Kyoto school members that the second plan was to “kill him with the cursed energy”.


However, due to the involvement of Aoi Todo, who is as difficult to deal with as Satoru Gojo, the second plan is foiled.

The philosophy of Yoshinobu Gakuganji

The philosophy of Yoshinobu Gakuganji(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

The philosophy of Gakuganji is discussed in the conversation with Masamichi Yaga in the 54th chapter of volume 7 of the manga.

Bending the rules of the group for an individual is not okay.
And the fact that he remains alive could result in mass death.

To exorcise a curse is the proposition of a sorcerer, and from the point of view of those in the jujutsu world, the ideas of Yoshinobu Gakuganji are perfectly legitimate.

In fact, from the point of view of an ordinary sorcerer, Gojo’s measures would be regarded as heretical.


And the words of Yoshinobu Gakuganji, (C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

And the words of Yoshinobu Gakuganji, “The fact that he remains alive could result in mass death.“, becomes a reality in volume 14 of the manga, chapter 119, Shibuya Incident.

With more than 10 of Sukuna’s fingers eaten at once, Yuji temporarily let Sukuna take control of his body, and in the meantime, a lot of ordinary people got caught up in the domain expansion ‘Malevolent shrine‘, and a massacre took place.

Conclusion of “[Jujutsu Kaisen] Yoshinobu Gakuganji plays a guitar! What’s his technique about?”

In this article, we introduced the Kyoto school principal, Yoshinobu Gakuganji, his techniques, spells, domain development, strength, abilities, conservative ideas and so on.

Due to his position as the principal of the Kyoto school, he is not a character that appears that often, but as he is one of the higher echelons of the jujutsu world, he is likely to become an important character depending on future developments.

Because of his position, he should have very few opportunities to take part in battle, but I’d like to see him really unleash that rock-solid jutsu and see how strong he really is.

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