How JJK 251 Spoilers Hint at Megumi’s Villain Arc

JJK 251 Spoilers recap and summary

Last week’s Jujutsu Kaisen chapter shook fans to their core as Yuta used Sukuna’s own Cleave technique against him. After being built up as an unstoppable force for so long, many viewers had started to wonder if Sukuna was actually the true protagonist of the series. But with this daring move, Yuta has rekindled hope for all of us.

  • Now, hot off the presses are the leaks for JJK Chapter 251. This explosive new chapter brings the return of Maki, who disappeared after the Shibuya Incident arc. But even more intriguing are signs that the popular fan theory about Megumi turning antagonist could prove accurate after all.

Ever since Gege Akutami foreshadowed Megumi’s dark potential, theorists have speculated he could go rogue in a future arc. And these new spoilers contain some subtle hints that Megumi may be ready to break bad.

So strap in, JJK fans. Between a powered-up Yuta, Maki’s homecoming, and Megumi’s looming heel turn, Chapter 251 looks set to take the series in a bold new direction.

Jujutsu Kaisen 251 Spoilers: The desperate fight to save Megumi

Sukuna vs Yuji and Yuta in Jujutsu Kaisen's Chapter 251
Yuji and Yuta vs Sukuna (Image credit belongs to Shueisha)

The chapter opens with a dramatic reveal – Yuta copied Sukuna’s Cleave technique using the last remaining cursed finger! Now wielding this devastating power, Yuta joins Yuji in close quarters combat against Sukuna. Driven by pure determination to save Megumi, Yuji goes all out, even spitting his own blood in Sukuna’s face as an attack.

  • Yuji declares this is their last chance to defeat Sukuna and free Megumi from his control. As Rika grapples Sukuna, Yuji lands a powerful kick, noticing Sukuna’s cursed energy output and hold on Megumi’s body have weakened.

Sukuna attempts a comeback by disabling Hollow Wicker Basket in preparation for his World Cutting Slash. But Yuji and Yuta predicted this counterattack. They restrain Sukuna’s arms while bombarding him with additional hits.

Can Megumi’s soul still be saved? JJK 251 Leaks has the answer

Yuji reading Yuki's notes in JJK 251 leaks
Yuji referencing Yuki’s notes (Image belongs to Shueisha)

Sensing Sukuna’s slashes losing power, Yuta fearlessly moves in closer.

  • A flashback shows Yuji referencing Yuki’s notes – souls can combine temporarily but never fully unify.
  • This fuels Yuji’s resolve to awaken Megumi’s soul. Hana confirms her Angel technique is the perfect match for their plan to separate Megumi and Sukuna while weakening Sukuna’s control.

Maki enters the ring? Yuta’s Domain collapses in Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 251

Maki comeback in Jujutsu Kaisen manga
Maki in Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 251 (Image belongs to Shueisha)
  • With Rika and Yuji restraining his arms, Yuta unleashes Angel’s Maximum Output: Jacob’s Ladder on Sukuna. Yuji follows up with his secret Blood Manipulation soul attack, pleading for Megumi to “Wake up!”

  • But despite their careful calculations, Megumi’s will to live has vanished. His soul keeps repeating, “I’ve had enough.”

A battered Sukuna attempts World Cutting Slash. But Maki suddenly appears, piercing Sukuna through the chest with her Soul Splitter katana!


The narrator criticizes Sukuna for falling for such a basic surprise attack. But can Maki’s long-awaited return and Yuji’s soul gambit finally defeat the King of Curses?

Could Megumi be the next JJK villain?

Megumi and Yuji's dynamics: Is Megumi JJK's next villain?
Megumi and Yuji in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 (Image via MAPPA Studios)

For a while now, fans have been drawing eerie parallels between Megumi and everyone’s favorite sorcerer-turned-villain, Geto. As the respective closest friends of Yuji and Gojo, Geto and Megumi occupy similar roles.

Geto’s descent into darkness came when he lost the people he wanted to protect the most. Riko and Haibara’s death chipped away at his soul until he couldn’t find it himself to continue.

  • Megumi now finds himself in a tragically similar position. From the get-go, Megumi made it abundantly clear that he was only in this for the sake of his sister. But not only did he lose his dear sister Tsumiki, but she died at his own hands. That’s enough trauma to push anyone over the edge.

Sharing a body with Sukuna will only further corrode Megumi’s psyche. We saw the mental toll it took on Yuji, despite his unusually resilient soul.

  • And the spoilers for chapter 251 have all but confirmed that Megumi has been fully broken by recent events.

With his spirit shattered, his mind and soul damaged by Sukuna, Megumi is in an extremely worrying state. Having lost so much, he may abandon moral distinctions altogether, seeking only destruction and vengeance.

The pieces are perfectly lined up for Megumi to embrace the dark side. But could the kind-hearted, loyal sorcerer truly transform into Jujutsu Kaisen’s next big villain? The signs are there, but only time will tell if this tragic theory proves true.

Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 251 Release Date:

Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 251 release date
Yuta and Rika in Jujutsu Kaisen (Image via MAPPA Studio)

Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 251 will officially launch on February 19th. Viz Media and Shueisha’s Manga Plus App will both release the chapter simultaneously at 12 AM JST.

This means as soon as the clock strikes midnight in Japan on the 19th, the chapter will be available to read in English through Viz and Shonen Jump’s digital platforms.

So while time zones mean some international fans will get access earlier or later, you can expect to see Chapter 251 in English right away.

  • Pacific Daylight Time Sunday, February 18 2024 at 08:00
  • Central Daylight Time Sunday, February 18 2024 at 10:00
  • Eastern Daylight Time Sunday, February 18 2024 at 11:00
  • British Summer Time Sunday, February 18 2024 at 16:00
  • Central European Summer Time Sunday, February 18 2024 at 17:00
  • Indian Standard Time Sunday, February 18 2024 at 20:30
  • Philippine Time Sunday, February 18 2024 at 23:00
  • Japan Standard Time Monday, February 19 2024 at 00:00
  • Australian Central Standard Time Monday, February 19 2024 at 00:30

Conclusion:

JJK 251 spoilers hint that Megumi is the real villain
Megumi Fushiguro (Image via MAPPA Studios)

With Megumi’s fate hanging in the balance and Sukuna more vulnerable than ever, JJK Chapter 251 is set to be a pivotal moment in the series. Yuta and Yuji’s gambit could forever alter the future of Jujutsu Tech and finally put an end to the King of Curses’ reign. Or Sukuna may once again find a way to come out on top.

One thing’s for sure – JJK continues to deliver unpredictable, high-stakes storytelling week after week. Keep up with all the latest developments by subscribing to our anime newsletter. Sent out twice weekly, it’s packed with recommendations, fun facts, editorials and more. And it’s the best way to stay on top of the ever-changing world of Jujutsu Kaisen.

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