Toji Fushiguro’s pivotal role in the Gojo’s Past Arc of Jujutsu Kaisen left a lasting mark. His initial triumph over the Star Plasma Vessel, Riko Amanai, elevated him to the status of a formidable adversary. However, his subsequent defeat and demise at the hands of the renowned Jujutsu Sorcerer Gojo sent shockwaves through the narrative. The Shibuya Incident arc then stunned everyone by resurrecting this notorious assassin, throwing the lives of our heroes into disarray once more.
Toji Fushiguro made his debut in Chapter 66 of the original manga by Gege Akutami, and in Episode 25 (Season 2, Episode 1) of the anime adaptation by MAPPA. Hired by the Time Vessel Association to eliminate Riko Amanai, the designated Star Plasma Vessel for Master Tengen’s merger in 2006, Toji found himself in a head-on confrontation with Gojo and Geto, depicted in episodes 27 and 28.
Toji’s demise unfolded in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 4 (overall episode 28) when Gojo Satarou unleashed the formidable power of the Limitless technique, employing the Hollow Purple, a secret extension technique. Born into the Zenin family, Toji possessed knowledge to counter Red and Blue techniques. However, he was unprepared for Purple, which emerged from the fusion of Red and Blue infinities, creating an imaginary mass that obliterated everything in its path. This resulted in the complete destruction of Toji Fushiguro’s left half, leading to his demise.
Following Riko Amanai’s demise and Toji Fushiguro’s ultimate defeat, the narrative fast-forwards to one year later in August 2007. This incident leaves Geto profoundly affected, prompting Gojo to assert himself as the paramount force. Geto abandons his moral compass, setting him on a path of antagonism as he resolves to eliminate every non-sorcerer in existence.
It’s in this episode that we’re introduced to Toji Fushiguro’s son, Megumi, as Gojo fulfills his promise to look after him. The episode concludes with another time leap, a decade ahead, refocusing on the series’ main trio: Yuji, Nobara, and the now grown-up Megumi.
Toji Fushiguro’s resurrection a decade later is facilitated by a curse user named Granny Ogami, a minor antagonist introduced in the next episode (episode 30 overall, episode 6 in season 2). Granny Ogami’s longstanding resentment towards Gojo leads her to conspire against him alongside Pseudo-Geto.
Utilizing her innate Séance Technique, Granny Ogami is able to transform herself or a willing participant into a deceased individual, summoning both the body and soul’s information. To mitigate the risk of overwriting or suppressing the vessel’s soul, she only invokes Toji’s physical information into her “grandson.” However, the Toji summoned by Ogami isn’t the one who faced Gojo in the previous arc, but rather the Toji Zenin at the pinnacle of his abilities. This crucial distinction is reflected in her invocation, chanting his name as Toji Zenin, ultimately bringing him back to life with Toji’s formidable physical prowess.
Yet, Toji’s extraordinary Heavenly Restriction set him apart. His total immunity to cursed energy allowed him to discern and neutralize curses with unparalleled precision. Upon resurrection, Toji’s instincts took precedence over Ogami’s directives, resulting in a frenzied outburst that nearly claimed Takuma Ino’s life. Tragically, Toji’s unbridled power led to the swift demise of Granny Ogami with a single strike.