Jujutsu Kaisen fans are building elaborate shrines to Gojo

Gojo Satoru: The Iconic Anime Character Beloved by Fans

When it comes to anime fandom, Gojo Satoru from Jujutsu Kaisen has been dubbed the “princess diana” by some devoted fans. This title seems fitting as a public shrine has now been erected in his honor.

Gojo, a central character in both the manga and anime series, is known for being a slightly immature yet well-intentioned mentor to the show’s main trio. With his striking appearance and immense power as a Jujutsu sorcerer, Gojo has garnered a dedicated following that extends beyond the confines of the fictional world.

Even if you’re not an anime enthusiast, chances are you’ve come across Gojo in the digital realm. His presence can be felt through social media trends featuring augmented reality filters, memes that transform everyday objects into his likeness, and audio clips showcasing his iconic lines from the show. On TikTok alone, the hashtag associated with his name has amassed over 21 billion views.

Gojo skyrocketed back into the spotlight when leaked images from chapter 236 of the manga circulated online in September. These leaked contents, which we won’t delve into to avoid spoilers, sparked a massive outpouring of support for the character. This love for Gojo has now transcended the internet and made its way to the streets of Santiago, Chile, where fans have united to construct shrines in his honor.

It’s worth noting that these shrines have emerged following the revelation that Gojo Satoru met his demise in the mainline series. The fan response has been nothing short of intense. Alongside the lighthearted memes and fan art, there have been instances of death threats targeted at Gege Akutami, the creator of Jujutsu Kaisen. However, amid the mixed reactions, Chilean fans in Santiago chose to express their admiration for the character by constructing these unique shrines.

A Shrine Built with Love and Loss

One fan named Fernanda shared her experience visiting the shrines in Santiago and spoke to Polygon about this fascinating phenomenon. According to Fernanda, there are two main shrines situated in subway stops adorned by Crunchyroll and Jujutsu Kaisen ads, featuring Gojo prominently. The ad-covered walls have become the perfect canvas for fans to showcase their love for the character and commemorate his untimely demise. Over the course of the past week, visitors flocked to these shrines, adorning the subway walls with an array of fan art, heartfelt notes, and flickering candles dedicated to Gojo. Fernanda even shared images of the shrine with Polygon, offering a glimpse into this unique display of affection.

The shrine is adorned with poignant messages, such as “the strongest forever,” echoing Gojo’s catchphrase signifying his unrivaled strength. Fernanda herself left a sign that read, “my six eyes tell me you are dead, but my soul won’t believe it,” referencing the profound significance of Gojo’s eyes. It’s clear that for fans like Fernanda, Gojo’s death represents more than just losing a beloved character. It’s about cherishing the profound impact his character and story have had on their lives.

Fernanda conveyed the deeper meaning behind Gojo’s demise, stating, “I love the character, his way of seeing life, and always smiles. Also his loneliness despite everything he went through. He’s so important to a lot of people that is suffering but they try to smile despite everything that is going on in their life.”