When Did Yuji Cut Off Inumaki’s Arm? Revealing the Mystery of the Lost Arm

One of the significant casualties of the Shibuya incident involved Inumaki Toge whose arm was apparently cut off by Yuji Itadori. What exactly happened and why did Yuji cut off Inumaki’s arm? Let’s find out.

What Happened in Shibuya Stays in Shibuya… Including Inumaki’s Arm

Inumaki Toge

The Shibuya Incident in Jujutsu Kaisen is arguably one of the most intense arcs in Jujutsu Kaisen. It chronicles the events of the Shibuya Incident that occurred on October 31, 2018. The elaborate terrorist attack was orchestrated by Kenjaku (Pseudo-Geto) in order to seal Gojo Satoru inside the Prison Realm, a special grade cursed object capable of sealing anything or anyone inside an inescapable pocket dimension. With the combined strength from his alliance with Mahito and other cursed spirits, Kenjaku succeeded in sealing the strongest sorcerer inside the Prison Realm.

Meanwhile, various fights occur in other parts of the city. There were many casualties on each side including those from Tokyo Jujutsu High, including Inumaki.

When Did Yuji Cut Off Inumaki’s Arm?

First of all, it was not actually Yuji who cut off Inumaki’s arm. We all know that he will never do that intentionally to his friend and upperclassman. Sukuna was the one who cut off Inumaki’s arm while he was in control of Yuji’s body. Here’s what happened.

In Chapter 112, Mimiko, Nanako, and Jogo fed the unconscious Yuji a total of ten Sukuna fingers with the hope of awakening the King of Curses. Once Sukuna awakened, the three of them were compelled to bow down out of fear against the presence of the King of Curses. Sukuna first asked Mimiko and Nanako what they wanted from him. The twins requested for Sukuna to kill Kenjaku and free Geto’s body from his possession, and in return, they will tell him where the other fingers are. Unfortunately, Sukuna was displeased by their offer and killed them almost immediately.

As for Jogo, he asked Sukuna to make a binding vow with Yuji in a way that he can permanently take control of the body. Sukuna declined the request since he has his own plans. However, he proposed a deal with Jogo. If Jogo can land even one hit at Sukuna, he will accept his request and kill every human in Shibuya. Of course, we already know how their deal turned out. Jogo was beaten up so badly and failed to land even a single hit at Sukuna.

When did Yuji cut off Inumaki's arm

At the end of their fight, Sukuna felt a solid presence. He went to where it was coming from and it turns out it was Mahoraga, the most powerful shikigami of the Ten Shadows Technique. It is also the most uncontrollable shikigami and no sorcerer has ever been able to tame it. Apparently, Megumi was gravely injured so he summoned Mahoraga as his last resort against the curse user Haruta Shigemo. However, Shigemo was not wholly screwed since Sukuna arrived just in time. Sukuna decided to fight Mahoraga but obviously, the shikigami was too harsh even for the King of Curses.

When did Yuji cut off Inumaki's arm?

As a result, Sukuna ended up using his Domain Expansion. His Domain Expansion, Malevolent Shrine, is different from other Domain Expansions in a way that it doesn’t create a separate dimension with a barrier. Instead, Sukuna can directly manifest it into reality and utilize its sure-hit effect on anything and anyone within a maximum radius of 200 meters. When Sukuna used Malevolent Shrine against Mahoraga, he narrowed down the radius to 140 meters in order to avoid hitting Megumi who was lying around the proximity. Sukuna successfully defeated Mahoraga using Malevolent Shrine and a flaming arrow that incinerated the shikigami.

Now, what does this have to do with Inumaki’s severed arm? The entire scenario was not explicitly shown in the manga so this is only a speculation, but the primary theory is that Inumaki lost his arm when he and many others within the vicinity got caught in Sukuna’s Malevolent Shrine. After that, the Higher-Ups used this incident to convince Yuta Okkotsu to come back and execute Yuji Itadori.