When Jujutsu Kaisen debuted back in 2020, it quickly gained popularity among anime lovers. One of the main reasons for Jujutsu Kaisen’s incredible success was none other than the powerful and revered Gojo sensei himself. Anime fans had been longing for a fierce sensei since Kakashi’s (from Naruto) departure from the big screen, and we finally got “Gojo Satoru”. We were introduced to a pinnacle character who is immensely powerful and loved by all. JJK Season 2 is eagerly anticipated by fans who want answers to questions left unexplained in Season 1. Among these mysteries, the reason why Gojo Satoru always wears a blindfold to cover his eyes has to be the most debated among Jujutsu Kaisen fans. So, keep reading to learn the real reason for JJK Gojo Satoru’s blindfold mystery.
Why Does Gojo Cover His Eyes in JJK (2022)
Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers about Gojo’s powers and abilities. We suggest you watch the Jujutsu Kaisen anime and read the manga to avoid ruining your experience. Use one of these best manga reader apps to catch up with the story and not miss out on the action.
Who Is Gojo Satoru in Jujutsu Kaisen?
Gojo Satoru is one of the major supporting characters in Jujutsu Kaisen anime and manga. Despite being a supporting character, he has a greater following than the main protagonist and other characters. Gojo is one of the Jujutsu universe’s four special-grade sorcerers, which is a big deal in the Jujutsu world. He is also regarded as the strongest character in the Jujutsu-verse (as he himself states: “It’ll be fine. I’m the strongest there is, after all” in the very first scene he was introduced).
Gojo Satoru is the pride of the Gojo family and descends from one of the most prominent clans. In 400 years, he is the first member of his line to inherit the “Limitless” (Infinity Technique) as well as the “Six Eyes” (Ocular Jujutsu). One can immediately see why he is the strongest after all since he possesses two distinct and devastating abilities. Currently, Gojo Satoru works as a high school teacher at Tokyo Jujutsu High and is the mentor of the first-year students Itadori Yuji, Nobara Kugisaki, and Megumi Fushiguro.
When Did Gojo Reveal His Eyes for the First Time?
The very first time we saw Gojo Satoru’s absolutely gorgeous light blue “Six Eyes” was during his fight with Jogo (one of the special-grade cursed spirits) in episode seven (Jujutsu Kaisen: Assault) of the anime.
When he was confronted by Jogo with his red-hot domain expansion, Gojo took advantage of the opportunity to show Itadori Yuji and us his abilities. When Gojo removed his blindfold for the first time and used the power of his Six Eyes, he created his Domain Expansion: Infinite Void to counter Jogo’s domain in JJK anime. Within his domain expansion, Gojo pulls off an “I am not in danger, Skyler. I am the danger”(Breaking Bad) scenario and treats Jogo as if he’s nothing at all.
Why Does Gojo Wear a Blindfold in Jujutsu Kaisen?
The true reason why Gojo wears a blindfold is because of his “Six Eyes”. Like Thanos (from Marvel universe) says, “A Small Price to Pay for Salvation”. Everything comes with a price. In this case, Gojo’s heightened sight easily drains all his energy and tires him out quickly when he’s not wearing a blindfold.
Well, just like any other jujutsu, Gojo’s ocular power requires him to use cursed energy, and he would unnecessarily use all his energy when not sporting a blindfold. So yeah, he wears a blindfold or sunglasses all of the time, except for when he needs to use his full powers. To be specific, Gojo wears a black blindfold in the anime and a makeshift blindfold made out of bandages in the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie.
How Can Satoru Gojo See Through the Blindfold?
In an interview with Comic Book, JJK creator Gege Akutami explained the concept of Six Eyes and the mystery behind Gojo’s blindfold. According to a Twitter translation of the Jujutsu Kaisen official fan book, Akutami explained that the Six Eyes let him see the cursed energy emanating from others in a detailed manner. Gojo’s vision resembles high-resolution thermography while wearing blindfolds, exclaimed Akutami. The blindfold kind of reduces the amount of cursed energy spent, which is great, and he can still sense all the things around him.
For example, in anime episode 20 (Jujutsu Kaisen: Sorcery Fight), Gojo leaps into the air during an attack on Tokyo Jujutsu High and can see the cursed energies of Yuji and Todo (confirming they are alive) while they are fighting a special-grade cursed spirit. He then proceeds to use his Hollow: Purple technique to crush the special-grade cursed spirit.
Now, you must be wondering – how does Gojo see things that don’t have cursed energy of their own? Luckily, Akutami also stated that Gojo can see non-cursed energy objects, buildings, doors, and other things through the residue and flow of the cursed energy even when wearing his blindfold. This essentially means that Gojo can see clearly even while wearing a blindfold.
Akutami further emphasized the significance of the blindfold by saying (translated, via Twitter), “If he doesn’t wear the blindfold, he’ll get tired easily, even though he is using the reverse cursed technique to keep his brain fresh (manga reference, Chapter 76).” The creator has also mentioned that if an ordinary person were to wear Gojo’s sunglasses, they will be able to nothing but pitch-black darkness, allowing us to differentiate and actually grasp Gojo’s abilities.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Gojo Satoru see through his blindfold?
Gojo can see clearly even while wearing a blindfold, thanks to the power of Six Eyes (ocular jujutsu) in JJK. This power allows Gojo to see cursed energy in incredible detail.
Why does Gojo wear Sunglasses?
Gojo needs to keep his eyes covered at all times so as not to expend a lot of cursed energy while using his Six Eyes. Sunglasses are merely an alternative to his blindfolds.
Why did Gojo change his blindfold from white to black?
There is no specific reason for this. Many fans believe it is simply a design choice change for Gojo’s character. We will possibly learn about this in the upcoming anime episodes (not including manga spoilers here).
Mystery Behind Gojo Satoru’s Blindfold Explained
With that, we hope that the long-standing mystery surrounding Gojo’s blindfold and why he wears it all the time has finally been solved for all Jujutsu Kaisen fans. If you are also wondering about Yuta’s powers and how they work after watching the JJK 0 movie, stay tuned as we will soon share an explainer for Okkotsu’s powers. Finally, just like you, we are also looking forward to the next season of Jujutsu Kaisen. In the meantime, share your favorite Gojo Satoru moments from JJK in the comments section.