If you are only an anime watcher, this article contains major spoilers about the identity of Yuji Itadori’s mother from the Jujutsu Kaisen manga. Read ahead at your own risk!
Who is Yuji Itadori’s mother?
The identity of Yuji Itadori’s mother was revealed in Chapter 143 of the Jujutsu Kaisen manga series (mangaplus): She is the Brain or Kenajaku. And guess what? She has stitches on her forehead similar to Noritoshi Kamo and Geto Suguru.
So, it seems that Yuji Itadori’s mother was also possessed by the brain!
Actually, Chapter 143 definitely sent some shocks through the fandom with Itadori’s mother being revealed. Well, a few people did call that the Brain is Yuji’s mother, but the stitches confirmed this speculation.
While the woman with the stitches wasn’t enough proof of the Brain (Kenjaku) being Yuji Itadori’s mother, Chapter 160 more certainly confirms it.
While rescuing Sasaki (Yuji’s forgotten friend from the first chapter), Kenjaku thanks her for getting along with Itadori. Does he have “motherly” affection for Yuji now? Goes on to show that Yuji definitely was not a mistake.
It seems that the Brain ended up possessing a woman after quite a few years of possessing Noritoshi Kamo. Well, there is still a period of almost 100 years where we don’t know whom Kenjaku possessed.
She also married into the Itadori family and had Yuji. Well, it looks like the Brain replaced a woman named Kaori in the Itadori family.
The identity of Yuji Itadori’s mother also means that Choso and Yuji are kind of related? Maybe Yuji Itadori’s mother is…Choso’s father/third parent. Can we call them step-brothers!
In fact, Choso nearly identified the Brain’s involvement with Yuji. In chapter 139, Choso tells Itadori this:
While he was right about the stitches, he didn’t know that Itadori’s mother, not his father, had those stitches.
Is Yuji Itadori’s mother dead?
There is no confirmation yet, but circumstantial evidence suggests that Itadori’s mother is dead. For starters, we know that Kenjaku is in Geto’s body now. And of course, he wouldn’t leave someone he possessed alive.
So, what did the Brain want from being in the Itadori family? We have too many questions! The biggest question is if the unnatural situation of Itadori’s birth was the cause behind his superhuman strength.