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“I shall be waiting for you. ”
— Uraume to Sukuna.

SukUme is the non-binary ship between Ryoumen Sukuna and Uraume from the Jujutsu Kaisen fandom.

Canon

Though not much is known about their relationship, Sukuna and Uraume are significantly close. The two have stayed with each other for a thousand years all the way back in the Heian Era where Sukuna was once a human. It is assumed that Uraume knows Sukuna better than anyone since they have spent a long time together.

While there is not much known about Uraume as well, they seem to be very loyal and devoted to Sukuna. As for Sukuna, it is unknown of what kind of relationship he has with Uraume, but he seems to respect them nonetheless. Sukuna is also shown to be more patient and friendly towards Uraume unlike all the other people he's met so far.

The two reunited when Jogo was defeated. Uraume had come to find Sukuna and escort him, Sukuna seemed very surprised upon seeing Uraume as he didn't recognize them initially. Once Sukuna realized their identity, Uraume smiled and told Sukuna that it was nice seeing him again. And when the time came that the two had to part ways, Sukuna tells Uraume it wouldn't be much longer until he's completely free, and before he leaves, Sukuna tells Uraume that he'll see them later. Uraume waits until he leaves and says that they will be waiting for him.

The creator of Jujutsu Kaisen, Gege Akutami said that Sukuna in his human years never had wife or children, he only had Uraume. Gege also added that Uraume is Sukuna's close aide whom he trusts.[2][1]

Moments

  • As Uraume fights Choso and Yuji Itadori, Sukuna's vessel, Yuji breaks Choso out of the ice that Uraume had contained him in. Concerned for "Sukuna's" body Uraume angrily yells at Yuji, "Who's body do you think that is?!"
  • In the second opening of Jujutsu Kaisen, before Sukuna shows up on screen, Uraume's icefall is seen underwater.
  • When Jogo, Mimiko and Nanako awaken Sukuna using his fingers, Sukuna makes them bow down to him. Nanako and Mimiko both bow down right onto the floor, while Jogo only bows with one knee. The action makes Sukuna almost slice his head off because Jogo is nowhere near the same level as him. But when Uraume bows down on one knee, and even stands next to him despite being a servant, Sukuna doesn't say anything as he allows them to.

Fanon

Due to Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 not being animated yet, SukUme is more popular within those who've read the Manga. The reason why fans love the ship so much is because of Uraume and Sukuna's closeness. From Uraume being eternally loyal and devoted to Sukuna, to Sukuna willingly letting Uraume stay by his side for a thousand years. Fans also like to believe that Sukuna has "soft spot" for Uraume, since most fans feel that it is impossible for Sukuna to keep someone by his side for so long. The fans find their relationship endearing despite knowing so little.

Many who make alternate universes for Sukuna and Uraume in fan fiction or artworks often involve the two living together. The song that a lot of fans think suit them is "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri.

A theory in the SukUme fandom is that there is some kind of connection between Sugawara no Michizane and Sukuna and Uraume. Sukuna has a similar ox connection with Suguwara, as well as his Domain Expansion looks a lot like Sugawara's Daizafu shrine. While Gege Akutami based Sukuna off of the historical figure Ryomen Sukuna, fans think that some inspiration was also taken from Sugawara Michizane as well. Sugawara also deeply loved plum blossoms, plum trees, and plums, to the point that he wrote many poems about them. The kanji in Uraume's name, "Ume" «梅» means "plum" "plum tree" or "plum blossom". SukUme fans think this could be a hint of romantic feelings from Sukuna since him and Sugawara have many similarities.[3][4]

SukUme in fanfiction explores reincarnation or Modern AU's where Uraume and Sukuna get to meet each other when Yuji is his vessel. These AU's often involve Uraume being a teacher at Jujutsu High with Satoru Gojo as their best friend. SukUme is also shipped by few who ship Eremika from the Attack On Titan fandom due to both of the couples having cinematic parallels. Sukuna and Eren both being mass murders, criminals, and having someone by their side for a long time. The two pairings also bid goodbye to each other with a "see you later." SukUme is also jokingly compared to Zutara from the Avatar: The Last Airbender fandom. This is due to Uraume and Sukuna having the iconic "Fire and Ice" abilities like Zuko and Katara.

SukUme is Uraume's most popular ship (and most written on AO3) and Sukuna's fourth most popular ship (and most written on AO3) both in the Western and Japanese Fandom. A popular trope in both the Western and Japanese fandom is to draw Sukuna and Uraume as Yuji's parents or caretakers. Such as depicted here in this sketch made by @Maharu1120 on Twitter.

Quotes

“It's nice to see you again.”
— Uraume upon seeing Sukuna again after a thousand years.
“See you later, Uraume.”
— Sukuna telling Uraume that he'll see them later.
“It's good to see you again after such a long time.”
— Official Spanish translation of what Uraume says to Sukuna in chapter 116.

Fandom

FAN FICTION

Sukuna/Uraume tag on AO3
Sukuna & Uraume tag on AO3

TUMBLR

Sukuna/Uraume posts on Tumblr
SukUme posts on Tumblr

TWITTER

Sukuna x Uraume posts on Twitter
SukUme hashtag on Twitter

Trivia

  • Gege Akutami said that Uraume had been sticking to Sukuna since a thousand years ago. They were a human who were allowed to be with Sukuna because their cooking was delicious. As said by Akutami, Sukuna ate humans and the only person who could excellently cook them was Uraume.[2]
  • It was said in the Jujutsu Kaisen Fanbook that Sukuna appreciated Uraume's cooking.[3]
  • Sukuna and Uraume contrast each other. Uraume can create ice while Sukuna can create fire.
  • In the original Japanese translation of chapter 116, when Sukuna and Uraume are about to part ways Sukuna says to Uraume: "See you later, Uraume" "Mata (na), Uraume." Mata (na) would be casual, the way you'd say bye-bye to your friend at the end of an activity when you go your separate ways. It would be soft, cute, and friendly. It doesn't explicitly means "see you later", it just has that kind of a feeling because you expect to see your friend again at some point. Mata (na) is more manly sounding than Mata ne which would be neutral. It implies a wish to meet again, and it's just a nice thing to say, like "I'll be seeing you" which led many fans to notice how Sukuna talks to Uraume in the softest way compared to how he talks to everyone else.[4]
  • In chapter 116 when Uraume says "I shall be waiting for you" in the original translation it's "I am waiting for you." Uraume also said "お待ち" (omachi) "Omachi" is a VERY formal version of 待って ("matte" = wait) you only say this to someone who you deeply respect.[5]
  • Gege Akutami said that Sukuna had no wife or children in his past, following that with "He only had Uraume."[6]
  • As said by Gege in the Jujutsu Kaisen Official Fanbook, Sukuna's pleasure is eating, which a lot of fans said that it makes Uraume the perfect partner for Sukuna. For they can cook delicious foods.[7]
  • In the Jujutsu Kaisen Fanbook it was said that Uraume was the only one who was allowed to be with Sukuna because of their cooking.[8]
  • Gege Akutami referred to Uraume as Sukuna's close aide in a character poll for Jujutsu Kaisen. In another translation, Uraume is called "Sukuna's trusted aide."[5][9]
  • In the official Spanish translation of chapter 116 and 117, instead of Uraume saying "I have come to escort you" they say "Master Sukuna, I have come to welcome you." as well as the line "It's nice to see you again" is switched to "It's good to see you again after such a long time."
  • SukUme parallels itself with YutaRika, (which is a canonical ship in Jujutsu Kaisen) both ships include their own respective Queen and King of curses with powerful sorcerers.
  • Sukuna and Uraume wear very similar kimono. Both have the same white and blue colors in anime and the same black and white colors in manga, they also wear the same colored haori. Since Sukuna's kimono is loose akin to a ladies kimono, many fans thought that Uraume could've given him those clothes since they have an identical one themselves.
  • In the Jujutsu Kaisen Fanbook Gege Akutami said that Sukuna kept Uraume by his side because of their culinary skills, and that "The way to Sukuna's heart is through food."[6]

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SHIPS slash FushiKamoGoJakuGoYuuGoFushiHaiNanaInuOkkoItaFushiItaJunItaOkkoNanaGoSatoSuguSukuFushiTojiGo
femslash MakiMiwaMomoMaiNobaMaiNobaMakiNobaFumiShokoHimeTakaMai
het ChosoYukiFushiKugiGojoBaraGojoHimeGojoMeiGojoMiwaItaKugiItaZawaKusaHimeMechaMiwaNanami×Bakery LadySatoRikoSatoShokoShoJichiSuguShokoToji×Megumi’s MotherYutaMakiYutaRika
poly ItaFushiKugiSaShiSu
non-binary SukUme
family MeguMakiMeguMikiMakiMaiNaoMaki
CHARACTERS male Megumi FushiguroSatoru GojōYūji Itadori
female Maki ZeninNobara KugisakiShōko Ieiri
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