Jujutsu Kaisen: Cursed Technique Reversal: Red, Explained


  • Cursed Energy powers sorcerers in Jujutsu Kaisen to combat negative emotions born curses.
  • Reversal process transforms negative energy into positive power for sorcerers.
  • Gojo’s mastery of Reversal enabled him to unleash Red against formidable foes in battles.

Cursed energy fuels the world of Jujutsu Kaisen. Cursed Energy is the power source for sorcerers, enabling them to perform Cursed Techniques. These techniques are essential for combating curses, supernatural entities born from negative human emotions such as hatred, fear, and despair.

Among the many powerful techniques showcased in the series is Cursed Technique Reversal: Red. Cursed Technique Reversal: Red is a powerful extension technique of the Limitless passed down within the Gojo Clan. But, how does it work?


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What is the Difference Between Lapse and Reversal?

Gojo with Red and Blue

Cursed techniques in Jujutsu Kaisen are activated by infusing cursed energy into them, utilizing either the Lapse or Reversal processes. Cursed energy functions like electricity, with cursed techniques acting as appliances that utilize this power. Users process cursed energy within themselves using a procedure similar to a mathematical formula to activate their cursed techniques.

Lapse Process

This technique involves the circulation of cursed energy in a forward direction. It’s the method most commonly used by sorcerers to unleash their cursed techniques.

Reversal Process

Gojo with Red

The Reversal process, on the other hand, is a more specialized and complex technique. Unlike the Lapse process, which relies on directing cursed energy forward, the Reversal process generates positive energy by multiplying negative energy. This unique ability allows users to not only counter curses but also to harness their negative energy and transform it into a force for good or positive outcomes. It’s a technique that requires a deep understanding of the nature of cursed energy and precise control over its manipulation. Cursed Technique Reversal: Red uses this process.


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Gojo Unleashed Cursed Technique Reversal: Red A Few Times

Gojo, Itadori and Jogo


Season 1, Episode 7 “Assault”

Air Date

November 14, 2020

Cursed Technique Reversal: Red is first seen during an intense fight between Jogo, the Diaster Curse, and Gojo Sataru, who is widely regarded as one of the most formidable and skilled jujutsu sorcerers in existence. At this stage of his life, Gojo had mastered Red, as was seen when he administered it, demolished Jogo and had time to bring Itadori to the battlefield to watch the remainder of the fight.

Gojo Used Red Again During the Night Parade of a Hundred Demons

Gojo at Night Parade of a Hundred Demons


“Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie”

Air Date

December 24, 2021

The Night Parade of a Hundred Demons was a jujutsu terrorist attack orchestrated by Suguru Geto. During this event, cursed spirits and monsters were unleashed upon the cities of Kyoto and Shinjuku, resulting in widespread chaos and destruction. Amidst the chaos, Satoru Gojo unleashed Red in a fit of anger, annihilating a giant cursed spirit with a single blast.

However, Gojo Had to Almost Die to Initially Unleash It

Gojo and Toji


Season 2, Episode 4 “Hidden Inventory, Part 4”

Air Date

July 27, 2023

Gojo Satoru was considered a prodigy since birth, as he was the first of the Gojo Clan to be born with both the Six Eyes and Limitless. The Six Eyes allows him incredible perception with enhanced sensory abilities, while Limitless allows him to distort space itself. However, despite being gifted, Gojo was not initially able to figure out how to use a reverse cursed technique while he was a second-year at Jujutsu High. However, during a fight with assassin Fushiguro Toji while escorting the Star Plasma Vessel, Amanai Riko, that almost leaves him dead, Gojo discovered the core of cursed energy and learned to infuse positive energy into his Limitless technique. This enabled him to utilize Red effectively in his rematch with Toji, blasting him away with a powerful wave of positive energy.

The Takeaway


Cursed Technique Reversal: Red stands as an extremely potent technique within the world of Jujutsu Kaisen, showcasing the mastery of cursed energy manipulation by Satoru Gojo. Through the utilization of the Reversal process, Gojo harnesses the transformative potential of negative energy, demonstrating its devastating abilities in battles against formidable foes such as Jogo and Toji Fushiguro. Despite the challenges he faced in unlocking its full potential, Gojo’s mastery of Red shows why he is one of the most formidable sorcerers in existence.

Jujutsu Kaisen is currently available to stream on Crunchyroll.

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