Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 249: The Long-Awaited Clash Continues!


Jujutsu Kaisen fans, rejoice! After a brief hiatus, the wait for chapter 249 is finally over. This highly anticipated chapter promises to deliver another explosive instalment in the ongoing battle against Kenjaku and Sukuna.

This article dives deep into everything you need to know about Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 249, including its release date, what to expect based on available information, and where you can read it legally.

What Happened in Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 248 (Recap)?

To fully appreciate the significance of Chapter 249, let’s rewind a bit. Chapter 248 left us on a cliffhanger, overflowing with intense action and shocking developments. Here’s a quick recap:

  • Yuta Okkotsu’s Arrival: The chapter opens with the unexpected arrival of Yuta Okkotsu, a powerful sorcerer and fan favourite, on the battlefield. His presence offered a glimmer of hope against the seemingly unstoppable Sukuna.
  • Clash of Titans: Yuta wasted no time engaging Sukuna in a fierce battle. We witnessed glimpses of Yuta’s immense power and mastery of cursed energy techniques.
  • Kenjaku’s Schemes: Meanwhile, the cunning mastermind Kenjaku continued his sinister plans. His goal to merge with Sukuna and gain unimaginable power remained a constant threat.
  • A Shocking Sacrifice: In a desperate attempt to subdue Sukuna, Higuruma, a reluctant ally, sacrificed himself by activating his Prison Realm technique. However, the outcome of this sacrifice remained unclear.

With these events setting the stage, Chapter 249 promises to be a pivotal chapter in the Jujutsu Kaisen storyline.

When Does Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 249 Come Out?

Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 249 officially hit shelves on February 4, 2024. This was a slight delay from the initial expectation of a January release due to a break taken by series creator Gege Akutami.

Here’s a breakdown of the release timings for different regions:

  • Japan: February 5, 2024, 12:00 AM JST (Japan Standard Time)
  • North America: February 4, 2024, Simulcast release time varies depending on your location and platform (usually between Sunday 7:00 AM PST to 10:00 AM PST)
  • Europe: February 4, 2024, Simulcast release time varies depending on your location and platform (usually between Sunday 3:00 PM CET to 6:00 PM CET)
  • Australia/New Zealand: February 5, 2024, Early morning hours (exact time depends on your location)

What to Expect in Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 249 (Spoiler-Free)

While specific plot details remain under wraps until the official release, some educated guesses can be made based on the cliffhanger ending of chapter 248. Here’s what we know:

  • Yuta Okkotsu Takes Center Stage: The last chapter saw Yuta arrive on the battlefield, ready to join the fight. Chapter 249 will likely showcase his full power and strategic approach as he confronts the immense threats posed by Kenjaku and Sukuna.
  • Domain Expansion Showdown: Yuta is known for his powerful Domain Expansion technique. We might see him unleash this ability against Sukuna in an attempt to gain the upper hand.
  • Rika’s Role: Yuta’s cursed spirit companion, Rika, played a crucial role in the previous chapter by subduing rampaging cursed spirits. Her actions and potential involvement in the main fight against Sukuna remain to be seen.
  • The Fate of Kenjaku: Yuta landed a seemingly fatal blow on Kenjaku in chapter 248. However, with this antagonist’s history of trickery and hidden plans, his true fate might be revealed in chapter 249.
  • Uncertainties and Twists: Jujutsu Kaisen is known for its unexpected plot twists. Chapter 249 could introduce new challenges, alliances, or sacrifices that drastically alter the course of the battle.

Leaks and Fan Theories (Spoiler Warning)

Be advised, the following section contains potential spoilers for Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 249.

If you prefer to experience the chapter completely fresh, you can skip this section. However, for those curious about the rumours swirling online, here’s a glimpse into some leaked information and fan theories:

  • Yuta’s Domain Expansion: Leaks suggest that Yuta will indeed unleash his Domain Expansion, potentially creating a unique environment that disrupts Sukuna’s cursed technique.
  • Kenjaku’s Contingency Plan: Despite the heavy blow he received, leaks hint that Kenjaku might have a backup plan in place. His exact scheme remains unclear, but it could involve the embryo of Tengen or some unforeseen manipulation.
  • Sukuna’s Resurgence: With Kenjaku potentially facilitating Sukuna’s complete control over his host body, Itadori’s struggle to regain control might intensify.
  • Casualties and Sacrifices: The battle’s intensity could lead to significant losses on either side. Theories suggest that characters like Higuruma or even characters close to Yuta might not survive the upcoming events.

It’s important to remember that these are just leaks and theories. The actual content of chapter 249 might differ significantly.


Q. When is Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 249 coming out?

A. Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 249 was released on February 5th, 2024.

Q. Wait, I thought it was coming out in January.

A. There was a bit of a delay! Due to the author, Gege Akutami, taking a break, the chapter was pushed back to February.

Q. Where can I read chapter 249?

A. You can officially read chapter 249 on two platforms:

  • Viz Media’s website [Viz Media]
  • Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ app [Shonen Jump app]

Q. I heard there were leaks for chapter 249. Is that true?

A. Yes, leaks and spoilers were circulating online before the official release. However, it’s always best to support the official release to get the full experience.

Q. What can I expect in chapter 249? (Spoiler-free!)

A. That’s for you to find out! But based on the previous chapter’s cliffhanger, we can expect the battle between Yuta, Yuji, and Sukuna to heat up even more.

Q. Will there be any more delays for future chapters?

A. It’s always best to keep an eye out for official announcements from Shonen Jump or the author about any potential delays.

Q: Is there anything else I can do while I wait for the next chapter?

A. Absolutely! You can:

  • Catch up on the Jujutsu Kaisen anime.
  • Read other manga by Gege Akutami.
  • Discuss theories and predictions with other JJK fans online!

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