WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 224The world of anime is home to countless legendary writers who have used their remarkable creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to give birth to unforgettable masterpieces. Now, as an ode from one legendary writer to another, Gege Akutami appears to have included references to Yoshihiro Togashi’s work, including Hunter X Hunter and Yu Yu Hakusho.
In the recently released spoilers for Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 224, the battle between Gojo and Sukuna takes place, where the two supreme beings of the JJK universe confront each other and try to overpower the other using some really impressive attacks. That’s when fans noticed both Gojo and Sukuna maneuvering some poses that could easily be traced to two of Togashi’s best works, Hunter X Hunter and Yu Yu Hakusho.
Sukuna Using An Attack Similar To Spirit Gun
If you’re a Yu Yu Hakusho fan, then you’re likely familiar with the Spirit Gun attack used by Yusuke Urameshi, the main protagonist of the series. He points the finger at his enemy, concentrates the energy into his finger, and blasts at his enemy with impressive power. In the recent Jujutsu Kaisen spoilers, Gojo attacks Sukuna by throwing a large chunk of the broken bridge at Sukuna, and the latter evades the attack and then counter-attacks by pointing his finger at Gojo like a gun and uttering the word Dismantle.
Thankfully, Gojo is able to evade the attack, but the effect of the attack is shown when the panel focuses on the building behind Gojo, which is almost cut in half and starts to fall. If Gojo had to face the attack, he might have to deal with severe damage.
Gojo’s Punch Looks Similar To Jajanken
Now, coming to Togashi’s Hunter X Hunter, which is even more popular than the above-mentioned Yu Yu Hakusho, and the same can be said for the legendary Jajanken attack of Gon Freecs. Jajanken is one of the most powerful attacks used by Gon, especially, Jajajnken: Rock, where he concentrates all his energy on his punch while holding the punch with another hand and then releases a powerful attack that leaves his enemies utterly defeated.
While fighting inside the falling building, Jojo and Sukuna place a door between them, and Gojo can be seen preparing a punch similar to Gon and holding it with another hand before unleashing the powerful attack. However, we didn’t get to see Gojo releasing the attack as the building collapsed before he could throw the powerful punch.
Fans React To The References From Togashi’s Works
As soon as the spoilers dropped, the leaker, Myamura, commented, “Gege really dedicated an entire chap fight with Togashi’s Yu Yu Hakusho & Hunter × Hunter references.” But it wasn’t just the leaker who picked up on these subtle references, as fans took to Twitter to react.
One fan commented with Gojo Satoru’s picture posing like Gon and commenting, “Give ME ROCKKK,” a popular dialog used by Gon before he unleashes his Jajanken attack.
Another fan commented with a gif, “peak recognizes peak,” commenting on Geke Akutami recognizing the work of Yoshihiro Togashi.
Other fans responded with great enthusiasm, commending the writer and the recent spoilers for incorporating references from Tagashi’s work. Some fans also keenly observed connections to other works such as Neon Genesis Evangelion and Dragon Ball.
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