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What Are They Eating In Jujutsu Kaisen? Gojo drinking Jelly Drinks, Toge Eating Rice Balls And More!

Jujutsu sorcerers in the big hit anime Jujutsu Kaisen are brave and strong. They risk their lives and fight to exorcise cursed spirits every day. By the way, what do they eat to keep their strength?? Today, I listed up the food appeared in the anime and wrote some explanation for them to enjoy Jujutsu Kaisen to the fullest!

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Satoru Gojo drinking a jelly drink (comic no.1 p112)

source: Author Gege Akutami 『Jujutsu Kaisen』1 published by SHUEISHA Inc. in 2018, p112

Yuji Itadori, Megumi Fushiguro and Satoru Gojo went to Harajuku (原宿 はらじゅく) to pick up Nobara Kugisaki (釘崎 野薔薇 くぎさき のばら) who just came up to Tokyo from her home village. Satoru had a jelly drink in his hand when he showed up in manga (He wasn’t in anime though).
A jelly drink is very popular in Japan. Jelly type of drink is sealed in a small plastic pouch and you can buy them anywhere like convenience stores and drug stores. They often contain various kinds of nutrition so that you can drink them like you are taking supplements, too.

You can find many kinds of jelly drinks in supermarkets, too.

Yuji eating a crepe (comin no.1 p114, anime season 1 episode 3)

At the same time, Yuji was eating a crepe. Harajuku is a lively place known for colorful street arts and fashion scenes and it’s also famous for sweets including crepes! You can get various crepes which taste good and also are fun to see!

You can google "harajuku crepe to see many kinds of crepes

The students in Tokyo school eating nabe (anime season 1 episode 13 Juju Sanpo)

Nabe (鍋 なべ) is a popular dish in Japan. See my article about nabe for more detail!

Toge eating a rice ball (anime season 1 ending)

Rice ball is called Onigiri (おにぎり) and very popular in Japan. It’s easy to cook and you can put various fillings inside it. Toge Inumaki (狗巻 棘 いぬまき とげ)’s favorite food is onigiri with tuna and mayo. By the way he only uses the words for onigiri fillings when he talks.
→For, the reason and more details, see may article about Toge Inumaki!

Mai and Momo eating green soy beans (anime season 1 episode 16 Juju sanpo)

Green soy beans (枝豆 えだまめ edamame) is also popular simple dish in Japan. You boil green soybeans with salt. That’s it! You usually eat them as a snack or it’s served as an appetizer when you go to Izakaya (居酒屋 いざかや), a Japanese bar restaurant. It’s healthy food with low calories and high protein.  

Megumi eating a sandwich (comic no.7 p72, anime season 1 episode 22)

source: Author Gege Akutami 『Jujutsu Kaisen』7 published by SHUEISHA Inc. in 2019, p72

During the mission in the Yasonachi bridge, Megumi, Yuji and Nobara stopped by a convenience store and got some food. Megumi was eating a sandwich and Yuji got onigiri (He got Karashi mentaiko onigiri 辛子明太子 からしめんたいこ). Sandwiches you can get in Japan are usually cut in triangle. In Japan, you can find convenience stores everywhere and, for snack, you can get onigiri, bread, sandwiches, cup noodles, etc. there. They usually have an electric pot for hot water in store to make cup noodles, too. By the way, Nobara was drinking “blueberry au lait”.

The season 1 for anime has just ended but the manga is going on and getting deeper and deeper. Plus, the movie is coming out! Can't wait!

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