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What’s the meaning of Jujutsu Kaisen in Japanese?

jujutsu kaisen written in kanjiJujutsu Kaisen/Sorcery Fight

Hi, this is Junko!

I’ll tell you what the word JUJUTSU KAISEN means in Japanese. Is it the same as its English title, Sorcery Fight? Let’s see it together!

JUJUTSU

jujutsu written in kanji

JU = curse

JUTSU = spell, technique, skill

JUJUTSU means an occult art for cursing someone in Japanese. In Jujutsu Kaisen English version, it’s translated as “Jujutsu sorcery”.

I think Jujutsu can be translated as “cursed technique”, but this word is used to refer Jujutsushiki, abilities that are distinctive to each Jujutsu sorcerer.

Jujutsushiki is also called JUTSUSHIKI in the story. SHIKI means formura or style in Japanese and the word Jutsushiki makes a meaning of a formula to use cursed energy.

KAI

kai written in kanji

This kanji letter means to rotate, move around.

The left part of the character stands for a long way and the right part does something rotating.

SEN

sen written in kanji

SEN means a battle. This kanji frequently appears in manga and anime.

There’s no word of KAISEN with these kanji combination in Japanese and I guess this is a coined word by the author. The meaning can be interpreted as “endless battles” or “long-continued battles”.

So the title Jujutsu Kaisen can be understood like “endless cursed technique battles” or something.

It may imply how long the battle between humans and cursed spirits. Or it’s the story that Itadori and his fellows put an end to the long-lasting battles against curse.

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