Megumi Fushiguro: Fascinating Facts About a Fan Favorite

Megumi Fushiguro is one of the most popular characters in Jujutsu Kaisen. He ranked 2nd in the popularity poll results announced in the 31st issue of Shonen Jump with only a small difference from the first place.

In this article, we will talk about everything that you need to know about Megumi including his personality, abilities, and what makes him such a fan favorite.

Who is Megumi Fushiguro?

Megumi Fushiguro is a Grade 2 jujutsu sorcerer and a deuteragonist of Jujutsu Kaisen. He was first introduced in Episode 1 as one of the first-year students under Gojo Satoru’s mentorship at Tokyo Jujutsu High. He is part of the so-called “JJK trio” together with Yuji Itadori and Nobara Kugisaki.

Who is Megumi Fushiguro?

Megumi easily stands out among the characters as he is the complete opposite of Yuji, Nobara, and Gojo who never seem to run out of energy. Most of the time, he is sandwiched between his two overly enthusiastic classmates and his wacky teacher.

Megumi is a fascinating character who has caught the attention of many people. Even Sukuna, the King of Curses, is very interested in him for several reasons. Moreover, Megumi’s cursed technique is among the most popular and talked about abilities in the fandom.

What Does Megumi Look Like?

What Does Megumi Fushiguro Look Like?

Megumi Fushiguro is a tall, lean young man characterized by his spiky black hair that resembles a sea urchin. Thus, he got the nickname “Sea Urchin Head” from Hakari. He is often seen wearing the regular Jujutsu High uniform with a dark blue jacket and pants, but during training, he wears a blue tracksuit.

What is Megumi’s Personality?

Megumi Fushiguro is best described as a “kuudere”. It is a character archetype that refers to someone who appears stoic, aloof, and cynical on the outside, but on the inside, they’re actually very caring and thoughtful especially when it comes to their loved ones. They may seem harsh and reserved at first, but you’ll be surprised once they open up and reveal their softer side.

Megumi usually wears an emotionless facial expression and he’s the type to take situations very seriously. That’s why he is often annoyed by Yuji, Nobara, and Gojo who always take things lightly with their goofy personalities. Even Yuji notices that Megumi always seems to be slightly angry.

Serious Megumi Fushiguro in sweatshirt

However, Megumi remains one of the most admirable characters in the series. He is quick-witted, strong-willed, and doesn’t back down from any fight. Although he may appear nonchalant at times, the truth is he’s actually very considerate, sensitive, and self-sacrificing.
Megumi is also the type who strongly sticks to his principles and has a clear sense of right and wrong. He refuses to be influenced by traditions set by authorities, and he doesn’t hesitate to break them when he deems it necessary.

Unlike most shōnen deuteragonists, Megumi does not exist solely for the protagonist’s character development. He doesn’t come off as a rival to Yuji; rather, he has his own unique journey and character progression that is just as relevant to the story.

What is Megumi’s Backstory?

Megumi Fushiguro’s father, Toji, originally came from the Zenin clan. Toji was born without cursed energy, and so he was treated horribly by his family which prides itself as a powerful clan of jujutsu sorcerers. Toji eventually left the family to marry Megumi’s mother and took her last name Fushiguro to get rid of the traces of the Zenin clan.

Megumi and Tsumiki

When Megumi’s mother died, Toji married another woman who had a daughter named Tsumiki. He ran off with her, leaving behind their son and daughter. It was also revealed that Toji sold Megumi off to the Zenin clan and gained a huge amount of money.

Although they are not related by blood, Megumi cared deeply for Tsumiki. When Tsumiki fell into a curse, Megumi saw it as motivation to become a strong jujutsu sorcerer. Thus, he worked hard and trained at Tokyo Jujutsu High.

Why is Megumi Fushiguro Named Megumi?

If you’re a long-time anime fan, you’ll probably think that Megumi is an unusual name for a guy. After all, most of the Megumi in anime are girls: Megumi Tadokoro from Food Wars, Megumi Shimizu from Shiki, Megumi Yamamoto from Special A, and many more. That’s because Megumi is a feminine Japanese name.

Toji Fushiguro and Megumi

When Megumi Fushiguro was born, his father, Toji, gave him the name Megumi despite not knowing his sex. The name means “blessing” or “grace”. Even though Megumi refers to it as a “strange disposition” and prefers not to be called by his first name, his name is actually one of the things that make him stand out.

How is Gojo Related to Megumi?

Gojo served as Megumi and Tsumiki’s benefactor after their parents ran off. Megumi trained as a sorcerer in Tokyo Jujutsu High, and in return, Gojo provided them with financial assistance. They have the typical student-mentor relationship. Although Megumi appears to be annoyed at Gojo most of the time, he still complies to all his orders and seeks out his advice when necessary.

How is Megumi Related to Maki?

Manga panel of Megumi Fushiguro and Maki Zenin

Megumi and Maki are both descendants of the Zenin family. However, Megumi uses his mother’s last name Fushiguro, instead of Zenin. That’s because his father, Toji, changed his last name to Fushiguro after leaving the Zenin clan.

What are Megumi’s Abilities?

Ten Shadows Technique

Megumi Fushiguro's ten shadows technique

Megumi is a grade 2 jujutsu sorcerer who is famously known for inheriting the Zenin Clan’s Ten Shadows Technique. It’s an extremely powerful technique that could easily overpower a special grade Finger Bearer. A person using this technique can summon ten different shikigami using shadows as an intermediary. So far, Megumi can summon Divine Dogs, Nue, Great Serpent, Toad, Max Elephant, Rabbit Escape, and Mahoraga.

Immense Cursed Energy

Close up of crying Megumi Fushiguro surrounded by cursed energy

Megumi possesses an incredible amount of cursed energy that allows him to constantly summon multiple shikigami without exhausting himself. He can summon up to three shikigami simultaneously while protecting his body with cursed energy. Even if he’s running out of cursed energy, Megumi is still capable of summoning a shikigami if needed, as proved in his battle with Sukuna at the detention center. This reason alone makes him such a persistent and formidable opponent.

Tactical Mindset

No matter what crisis he faces in battle, Megumi can easily find a way out thanks to his tactical mindset. He’s not much of a reckless fighter like Yuji, and instead, he prefers to think carefully and strategically about his next course of action. He evaluates all aspects of his surroundings before coming up with a strategy.

Magumi Fushiguro vs Aoi Todo

This was best demonstrated in Episode 8 when Megumi chose to avoid a confrontation with Todo and Mai when he noticed that Nobara was unarmed. He uses his vast knowledge and understanding of jujutsu to think about every possible outcome and solution which makes him such a clever fighter.

Hand-to-Hand Combat

Megumi Fushiguro in fighting position

Although he uses the Ten Shadows Technique that allows him to fight long-range, Megumi still prefers to fight in close combat which often surprises his opponents. After all, he’s physically stronger than most people which explains his confidence in hand-to-hand combat. Since he was trained by Maki, he can also wield various cursed tools and maneuver them with ease.

Chimera Shadow Garden

Bloody Megumi Fushiguro looking crazy

Chimera Shadow Garden is the domain expansion created from the Ten Shadows Technique. Megumi first manifested it in Episode 23 during his fight with a Finger Bearer. Even though it was yet to be completed, the domain expansion that Megumi created fills up the place with fluid shadows that allows the user to easily summon and manipulate multiple shikigami.

Why is Sukuna Interested in Megumi?

Sukuna is interested in Megumi Fushiguro solely because of his Ten Shadows Technique. He plans to use Megumi’s technique to acquire a body of his own. How?

Manga panel of Megumi Fushiguro fighting with Sukuna

Megumi’s cursed technique allows him to summon up to 10 shikigami, and if one of them is destroyed, its cursed energy will be transferred to the remaining shikigami. As a result, the remaining shikigami will be even stronger.

Following this logic, Sukuna aims to make a contract with Megumi so he could become one of his shikigami. Then, he would destroy all the other shikigami to become even more powerful, and ultimately, break free from Megumi’s control. And voila! Sukuna can finally have his own body without Yuji’s suppression.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Megumi’s love interest?

Megumi's powers

According to Megumi, he doesn’t have a particular preference. As long as it is someone with unshakable character, then he wouldn’t ask for more. So far, no potential love interest has shown up for Megumi which is understandable since there is little space for romance in the world of Jujutsu Kaisen. Still, it is good that we at least have an idea about Megumi Fushiguro’s ideal type.

Why is Megumi Fushiguro so popular?

Megumi’s personality is one of the things that makes him so popular among Jujutsu Kaisen fans. I mean, how can you not? He’s always calm and collected, plus he has the coolest technique among jujutsu sorcerers. Let’s admit it, his Ten Shadows Technique is very eye-catching. Most importantly, his contradictory traits are very fascinating. Megumi often conceals his true feelings and usually puts on a cold and aloof façade, but deep down, he’s actually very caring and thoughtful.