Gege Akutami seems to be unrelenting in delivering shocking twists to the readers of Jujutsu Kaisen, leaving us in suspense about what might happen next. The recent chapters have been a rollercoaster ride, with Sukuna emerging victorious over every challenger attempting to stop him. Unfortunately, it appears that we have just witnessed another casualty at the hands of the King of Curses.
Following Gojo’s astonishing defeat in chapter 236 and the presumed demise of Megumi, Jujutsu Kaisen continued with a fierce showdown between Sukuna, now in his true form, and Hajime Kashimo. Regrettably, things did not go well for the sorcerer. In chapter 238, Kashimo and Sukuna engage in a fierce battle, leading to Sukuna unleashing a devastating attack previously unseen. This leaves his opponent in an extremely precarious situation, but strangely, the chapter takes a cryptic turn, leaving fans uncertain about Kashimo’s fate.
The burning question arises: Did Kashimo truly meet his end in chapter 238 of Jujutsu Kaisen?
Yes, it appears that Hajime Kashimo did indeed meet his demise in Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 238. While we don’t witness his lifeless body, the fact that Sukuna employed a far more lethal version of the slashing attack he used against Gojo strongly suggests the outcome.
If that’s not enough to convince you of his fate, the manga abruptly shifts its tone, showing Kashimo in his previous form while Sukuna reflects on the countless lives he must have claimed in the past. As the sorcerer returns to his current state, he exchanges a few words with the King of Curses before we are brought back to reality. Sukuna clearly has more pressing matters to attend to.
While we don’t directly witness Kashimo being struck by the slashing attack, it’s reasonable to assume that he was, making the subsequent scenes his final moments, detached from reality. In all fairness, it was heavily implied in chapter 237 that Kashimo’s demise at Sukuna’s hands was imminent. However, not everyone anticipated it happening so swiftly, with their confrontation lasting only two chapters.
Some fans might find it disconcerting that Gege Akutami chose to make this particular death ambiguous, mirroring the off-screen demise of Gojo. But, ultimately, this is the way the story unfolds, and it leaves us eagerly awaiting the next turn of events in this gripping narrative.