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What’s black flash jujutsu mean in Japanese?

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Kanji and meanings of Black flash in Jujutsu Kaisen

Black Flash says KOKUSEN in Japanese original word. I think it’s a cool name for a special move. Why I think so? Let me tell you the meanings of each kanji letters!


koku written in kanji

KOKU is black. This kanji is the same as the letter for Fushiguro Megumi’s GURO.

In Jujutsu Kaisen, the cursed energy gives black light when Black Flash is succeeded and it’s the origin of the name Kokusen.

The top part of the letter stands for soot and smoke, and the bottom one pictures fire. The whole character describes the process of making Sumi, black ink for calligraphy.


sen written in kanji

This kanji means to “flash” or “to have an inspiration”. It expresses something shows up instantly. The letter gives cool and sharp impressions. Therefore it’s frequently used for names of special moves with sword slashes in many manga and anime.

The outer part of the character stands for a gate, and the inner one is a person. The whole character describes the moment a person passes through a gate.

What is Kokusen?

Kokusen is an critical attack that comes into when the impact of physical attack and cursed energy flow hit at almost the same timing. It’s very powerful, but no Jujutsu sorcerer can do it on purpose.

It’s said that those who succeeded in triggering Kokusen can get close to the core of cursed energy. That means to enable them to control their cursed energy more freely, more mightily.

Here’s the list of characters who can use Kokusen in Jujutsu Kaisen. I’ve explained the name meaning of each character in Japanese too. Check the article of your favorite character!

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