Jujutsu Kaisen is full of unforgettable characters with unique personalities and powerful skills. Yet it is Satoru Gojo (better known as simply Gojo) who remains a fan favorite.
Aside from his incredible jujutsu strength, Gojo is memorable for his playful and confident personality. A personality that seems in stark contrast to the mystery surrounding Gojo.
This mystery is mainly because of the blindfold that Gojo wears nearly constantly in the first season of Jujutsu Kaisen with no on-screen explanation.
There is more reason for Gojo wearing a blindfold than to simply add an air of mystery to an already much-loved character.
Why Does Gojo Wear A Blindfold?
Gojo wears a blindfold to better control the intensity of his Six Eyes curse. This control is vital in preventing Gojo from tiring too quickly.
Six Eyes is a rare ocular jujutsu that runs in the Gojo bloodline.
Season 1 of Jujutsu Kaisen raised many questions after its premiere in Fall 2020.
Many of these questions will presumably be answered in the show’s second season, which will be released in 2023.
One of the questions that fans continue to speculate about is why Gojo wears a blindfold for most of the first season.
On the rare occasion, he will swap the blindfold for a pair of dark sunglasses. But for the most part, Gojo only shows his eyes during a fight.
Gege Akutami (Jujutsu Kaisen’s creator) explained the reasoning behind Gojo’s blindfold in the official Jujutsu Kaisen Fanbook.
The Fanbook was released in Japan in March 2021, a few months after season 1 finished airing.
In the book, Akutami explains that the Six Eyes curse that runs in the Gojo family bloodline lets Gojo see cursed energy in vivid detail.
The Six Eyes is a rare ocular type of jujutsu, so Gojo’s extreme sight is always in effect.
Using such a strong power all the time would tire anyone out.
But Gojo has responsibilities as a special grade jujutsu sorcerer and as a Tokyo Jujutsu High mentor. It isn’t possible for him to be tired all the time.
The blindfold Gojo wears is a tool for him to rest his eyes while still being able to see and function in his daily life.
Then when he needs to fight, he can lift the blindfold up and allow Six Eyes to take full effect.
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How Can Gojo See With His Blindfold On?
Though he occasionally takes it off, Gojo is almost always seen wearing his blindfold or dark sunglasses.
Gojo can see with his blindfold on as he can use his Six Eyes ability of seeing cursed energy flows to navigate the world, rather than using his normal eyesight.
In the Jujutsu Kaisen official Fanbook, Akutami reveals that Six Eyes allows Gojo to see ‘the residue and the flow of the curse energy.’
When wearing his blindfold, this energy presents itself to Gojo as very detailed thermal energy.
This is how Gojo can recognize buildings, people, objects, etc, while still wearing a blindfold – by their thermal energy or lack thereof.
What Is The Six Eyes?
Six Eyes allow the user to see the flow of all kinds of cursed energy while being able to see everything else in incomparable detail.
It is a jujutsu that can only be inherited by someone in the Gojo bloodline.
Identifying and differentiating between various cursed energies means that the user of the Six Eyes can easily match the energy to a person.
As well as being able to see cursed energies, Six Eyes gives the user an immensely detailed vision.
They can see everything in extreme clarity, not just cursed energies, no matter how close or far away they are.
Only the Gojo family line can possess the Six Eyes. But even amongst the family, it is a rare power.
Limitless is a much more common power in the Gojo family, giving the user complete control over a space so that they can manipulate it.
The user can do a range of things using that space, such as teleport long distances or make the space infinitely big.
Though Limitless is an exceptionally effective ability, only those with the Six Eyes can truly master it.
Satoru Gojo is the first person in 100 years to possess both abilities simultaneously, which is why he is the strongest character in Jujutsu Kaisen.
Does Gojo Remove His Blindfold In Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1?
Gojo only removes his blindfold two times in season 1 of Jujutsu Kaisen.
Both times are when he is about to fight or is already in the middle of a fight. These happen during season 1, episodes 7 and 20 of Jujutsu Kaisen.
The first time Gojo removes his blindfold is in episode 7, when he is fighting Jogo.
Gojo doesn’t remove his blindfold to help him fight Jogo – he is already winning the fight without needing to fully use his abilities.
Instead, he does it to teach Yuji Itadori about the types of Domain Expansion by activating his own Limitless ability: Infinite Void.
The second time Gojo removed his blindfold is in episode 20, towards the end of the Kyoto Goodwill Event Arc.
When Gojo removes his blindfold this time, he uses a combination of Cursed Technique Reversal: Red and Cursed Technique Lapse: Blue to create Hollow Technique: Purple to exorcise Hanami as he flees the battle.
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