Aoi Todo’s Boogie Woogie Cursed Technique Explained [Vibraslap Updated]

Aoi Todo

Jujutsu sorcerers wield the power of cursed energy to exorcise curses. There are many techniques in the Jujutsu world, probably as many as there are shamans. They enhance a shaman’s strengths multifold and even make attacks that would have been useless, powerful.

A lot of Jujutsu techniques are hard to understand, and some are hard to execute. Aoi Todo possesses a technique that is extremely easy to understand but that much tougher to handle in a fight.

What is it? How does it work? Keep reading to know!

What is Todo’s Boogie Woogie?

Boogie Woogie

In simple words, Todo’s Boogie Woogie allows him to swap places of himself and other people or objects. He activates the technique by clapping his hands.

Todo can use Boogie Woogie to exchange places with any person or object in his vicinity by clapping his hands.

For example, in the fight against Hanami, he used his technique multiple times fighting alongside Yuji.

He changes his place with Yuji to aid his Black Flash attacks, confusing the special grade curse. He also saves Yuji from being attacked using his powers. To land a heavy blow, he switches out Yuji for a Cursed Tool too.

So, it does not have to be a living entity for him to trade places or even related to him. He can manipulate positions of him with other objects and people or between people and/or things.

However, there is also a prerequisite for Boogie Woogie to work. The entity Todo wants to change places with/of should possess some amount of cursed energy.

Boogie Woogie

There is another catch with Boogie Woogie: a clap does not ensure its activation.

Basically, Todo can choose to clap but NOT trade places with anything or anyone. This trick allows him to easily deceive his opponent by throwing in some feints.

He tricked Hanami into keeping a watch over his timing in his coordinated attack with Yuji. But Todo did not switch places, making sure that Yuji landed a powerful blow.

While this technique is simple to comprehend, it is very meddlesome during fights. It is especially formidable because of Todo’s 53000 (self-proclaimed) IQ.

Truthfully, the Tokyo Jujutsu Tech student has exceptionally high creativity and intellect, allowing him to use this technique most effectively. His physical prowess and combat skills are also contributors to its effectiveness.

In all, Boogie Woogie throws a person’s judgment into chaos by forcing them to anticipate the time of his clapping. Todo builds battle strategies around this fact, making full use of the surprise element. It is also a brilliant technique to provide support.

Can Todo use Boogie Woogie now?

In the Shibuya Incident, Todo and Yuji once again teamed up to fight against a special grade curse. But this time, it was a curse much stronger than Hanami; it was Mahito.

If his fearsome ability Idle Transfiguration, he also gained a new form after ‘self-discovery.’

When Mahito was pushed into a corner by Yuuji and Todo, he replicated Gojo’s use of a 0.2 seconds long Domain Expansion to kill them.

Todo survived this Domain Expansion using a simple domain he learned from Yuki. But, his lack of cursed energy led to two bad attacks.

One of his hands suffered Idle Transfiguration, causing Todo to lose it, and two, Mahito hit him with a Black Flash. He somehow made it through the brutal attack by concentrating his remaining cursed energy on his stomach.

But the biggest loss was his Boogie Woogie (which was activated by clapping) not working anymore after losing a hand.

However, this wasn’t a lasting loss, as Todo has earned the ability to use the Boogie Woogie Technique once again, by equipping his left hand with an instrument called the Vibraslap!

Todo's Boogie Woogie with vibraslap

Boogie Woogie Revised – Using Vibraslap:

Before we get to the revised Boogie Woogie – let’s first understand how a vibraslap works!

A vibraslap is a percussion instrument that creates a rattling sound. Its design consists of a bent, stiff wire, often in a U-shape, which connects a wooden ball to a hollow box.

Inside the box lies a metal mechanism with loosely fastened pins or rivets.

When the ball is hit (using the palm or the fist) it sends vibrations through the ball and into the box. As the box vibrates, the metal parts rattle against the interior, creating the vibraslap’s signature sound.

This act of the metal piece hitting the wood was used by Todo as an activation condition for Boogie Woogie.

Every time the metal piece struck the wooden box inside – Todo could use his technique and swap his targets. However, it was up to Todo whether to swap his target or not, just like how it was with his clap.

This was certainly an upgrade on him activating the Boogie Woogie using a clap, because the Vibraslap allowed him more swaps, and made the technique even more deadly.

While the metal piece in the vibraslap hit the wooden box a lot of times in a single second, Todo used a binding vow to limit the number of times he could swap his targets to 50.

This binding vow allowed him to overcome two shortcomings of Boogie Woogie – namely the limited range, and the number of targets he could swap.

By imposing the binding vow on the number of swaps, Todo was now able to increase the effective range of Boogie Woogie, and also select multiple cursed technique targets.

While fighting Sukuna, he was able to swap all three – himself, Yuji and Sukuna – using the technique, a feat he couldn’t have pulled off before!

These improvements also helped Todo to rescue his allies from Sukuna’s deadly Domain Expansion and Fire Arrow attack in Shinjuku!

In short, this made the Boogie Woogie an even more formidable technique – something Sukuna himself acknowledged in chapter 260 of the manga!!

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