This article will introduce the death scene of Nobara Kugisaki in Jujutsu Kaisen, the scene where her eyes are in trouble, the explanation to that scene, the truth and evidence of the survival theory, and the future development.
During the Shibuya Incident, Nobara encountered the double of Mahito. And after that, when she encountered the main body of Mahito, she was hit by the blow of “Idle transfiguration“.
In this article, I will explain the truth about the death of Nobara and the theory that she is still alive.
This article contains spiler of Jujutsu-Kaisen
- [Jujutsu Kaisen] From Nobara Kugisaki’s death flag to her death scene! (vol. 14, chapter 124 – vol. 15, chapter 125) The status of her eyes are awful…
- Nobara Kugisaki’s “Straw doll technique”! The effect of the “resonance” on Mahito is enormous!
- The death flag is raised after being hit by Mahito’s “Idle transfiguration”.
- Nobara Kugisaki’s death flag and flash back: memories of her best friend Fumi
- Nobara Kugisaki’s death flag and flash back: She hated the villagers and the atmosphere of the village.
- Nobara Kugisaki’s death flag and flash back: First meeting to Saori
- Nobara Kugisaki’s death flag and flash back: Saori’s move and separation from Fumi
- Saori is working at a publishing company.
- Just before the death scene of Nobara Kugisaki, she meets Fumi again.
- Nobara Kugisaki’s death scene and dying words: “Tell everyone! It wasn’t so bad!”
- [Jujutsu Kaisen] Is there any chance of survival after Nobara Kugisaki’s death? She will come back in the future?
- Ominous statement by the author, Gege Akutami
- Evidence for the survival theory (1): Nobara’s eyes popped out in the death scene, but the brain is safe?
- Evidence for the survival theory (2): Arata Nitta’s technique after the death scene (vol. 15, chapter 127)
- Evidence for the survival theory (3): For the language of flower, “Nobara” means “recovery from pain”.
- [Jujutsu Kaisen] After the shocking death scene of Nobara Kugisaki, a new development is coming!
- Conclusion of “[Jujutsu Kaisen] Nobara Kugisaki’s status! Is she really dead? Will she come back?”
[Jujutsu Kaisen] From Nobara Kugisaki’s death flag to her death scene! (vol. 14, chapter 124 – vol. 15, chapter 125) The status of her eyes are awful…
In the Shibuya Incident, Nobara Kugisaki encountered Mahito’s alter ego and a battle ensued.
Since Mahito basically does no damage to anyone other than Yuji Itadori, he completely looked down on Nobara.
However, Nobara’s very special technique, “Straw Doll Technique” was extremely effective against Mahito.
Let’s take a look back from the encounter with Mahito to the death scene of Nobara.
Nobara Kugisaki’s “Straw doll technique”! The effect of the “resonance” on Mahito is enormous!
In the 123rd chapter of the 14th volume, Nobara Kugisaki injected “Resonance” into the forehead of Mahito’s double.
“Resonance” is a technique of damaging the body of an opponent by passing the cursed energy through a missing body part or other part.
The power of “Resonance” depends on the scarcity value of the missing part of the opponent (for example, “one arm” does more damage than “one finger”), and in this case, the scarcity value is extremely high due to Mahito’s double.
In addition, while normal attacks do no damage to Mahito, the “Resonance” is not a physical attack, but also captures the soul, causing massive damage to Mahito.
Furthermore, the damage to the main body also feeds back to double, creating a double effect.
Although the damage was not enough to kill Mahito, he suffered unexpectedly heavy damage in this hot scene.
This is the moment when we thought that Yuji was the only natural enemy for Mahito, but Nobara also became his natural enemy.
The death flag is raised after being hit by Mahito’s “Idle transfiguration”.
As Mahito’s double was not able to use the technique of “Idle transfiguration“, the battle against Nobara is not good, and the double of Mahito ran away at once.
The main body, which was engaged in a battle with Yuji, skillfully swaped places with the double, and the hand of the main body of Mahito touched the face of Nobara, who had let down her guard against the hand of Mahito.
The 1st-grade sorcerer, Kento Nanami, was once struck by Mahito’s “Idle transfiguration”, but he unconsciously guarded against it with his cursed energy, and thus avoided instant death.
But for Nobara, who is not yet as good as Kento, it is a blow that could kill him in one hit.
When Nobara was hit by Mahito’s “Idle transfiguration”, she remembered what happened 10 years ago like a flash back at the time of her death.
Nobara Kugisaki’s death flag and flash back: memories of her best friend Fumi
The next moment after being hit by Mahito’s “Idle transfiguration”, Nobara recalled with memory from her home village, when she was six years old.
At that time, she was staying at her best friend Fumi‘s house and playing Smash Bros with Fumi’s father.
It seems that Nobara’s bad mouth hasn’t changed since then, because he’s been saying things like “Graaaahhhh!! Die!!“.
Fumi is a girl who has moved to the village where Nobara used to live.
That village is a closed place, and Fumi felt a little out of place because her school bag is a different light blue from the others.
However, Nobara, who had always had a strong curiosity and aggressiveness, found Fumi’s school bag curious and asked for a temporary exchange.
Since then, Nobara had been a regular visitor to Fumi’s house, and spent her days playing Smash Bros.
Nobara Kugisaki’s death flag and flash back: She hated the villagers and the atmosphere of the village.
Nobara had hated her village since she was a child, and even as a child she said,
At first, when Fumi heard this, she thought, “It’s better if we all become friends…” and didn’t understand what Nobara was saying.
However, a few years later, when a neighbour’s grandmother brought Fumi a bowl of red rice, Fumi finally understood what Nobara meant by weirdness.
The episode is not very detailed, but in the old days, people ate red rice to celebrate girls who had their first menstruation in Japan, so it is a story that made her feel uncomfortable.
So this episode is
- Fumi has her first menstruation.
- A neighbour’s grandmother thoughtfully brings her some red rice.
- How did she know about the first menstruation???
That’s what it means.
Fumi’s hometown is a small village, so the whole village is like a group of people, and it seems that what someone says in the village is immediately conveyed to the whole village.
It was probably the first time Fumi felt “weird“.
Nobara Kugisaki’s death flag and flash back: First meeting to Saori
It has been a while since Fumi moved to the village of Nobara, and another new member has joined the village.
That is Saori, who has often appeared in the memories of Nobara.
Saori was a girl seven years older than Nobara and Fumi, and she was very fond of Nobara. Nobara called Saori’s house her “secret base” and came in every day.
In the eyes of Nobara and Fumi, Saori is “a beautiful and elegant lady”, and for a while the three of them spent a lot of time together.
However, Saori’s family was ostracized from the villagers because of stupid accusation that “They are acting like a city people.”.
And Saori’s house was constantly covered with rubbish and graffiti.
In the end, Saori’s family couldn’t take the harassment anymore and had to move out.
Nobara Kugisaki’s death flag and flash back: Saori’s move and separation from Fumi
Nobara has always been a manly child (in fact, she has won fights against boys) and has always been energetic, but on the day Saori moved out, she cried harder than even Fumi had ever seen.
And kicking Saori out of the village was the decisive event for Nobara to give up on her home village.
A few years after Saori’s move, Nobara was admitted to the Tokyo technical college, and left for Tokyo with a bright smile on her face.
Fumi was there to see her off for the last time, and you’d think they’d part brightly, but as they part, Nobara held back her tears and said
and Fumi couldn’t hold back her tears when she heard her promise.
Saori is working at a publishing company.
Incidentally, Saori’s current situation is described in chapter 125.
Saori is working for a publishing company, and she was working all night with dark circles in her eyes.
Saori is reminiscing aboutNobara during a chat with a senior colleague at work.
- When I was in the eighth grade, I moved to the countryside.
- The two girls I met there, especially Nobara, were very fond of her.
- I wanted them to adore me, so I forced myself to act like a big sister.
- I bet they’d be so disappointed seeing what a boring person I am now.
She talked about these things.
In Saori’s own way, it seems that she was trying to be a “good sister” when she was playing with Nobara and Fumi.
Saori suddenly said, “I hope Nobara’s doing well. I wonder what she’s up to these days.”, and she raises the death flag of Nobara, and it leads to the actual death scene of Nobara.
Just before the death scene of Nobara Kugisaki, she meets Fumi again.
And now back to Nobara’s point of view.
The “seat of life”, as Nobara used to call it, is reserved for her friends from the college of technology and for Saori, Fumi.
She remembered the faces of the members of the college and said to her best friend, Fumi,
Looks like I can’t keep our promise.
She apologized to her.
The death flag of Nobara is going to be raised as if it were this much.
Nobara Kugisaki’s death scene and dying words: “Tell everyone! It wasn’t so bad!”
The scene returns to the Shibuya Incident, where Nobara left a dying will to Yuji.
It wasn’t so bad!
Even to the very end, she left behind the powerful words and died so horribly that the left half of face popped off where Mahito’s hand touched it, and her left eye popped out.
After this, the battle against Mahito still awaited, but Yuji was too shocked by the death of Nobara in front of him to fight back properly.
The death of his classmate right in front of him has caused him to have a mental breakdown.
This death scene had become a traumatic scene for Nobara fans…
[Jujutsu Kaisen] Is there any chance of survival after Nobara Kugisaki’s death? She will come back in the future?
So far, we have looked back to the death scene of Nobara Kugisaki.
Since even the main characters die mercilessly in the Jujutsu Kaisen, it was thought that Nobara had died completely in this scene.
However, as the story progresses, there are rumours of both the ‘death theory‘ and the ‘survival theory’.
Here we take a closer look at the evidence for both the ‘death’ and ‘survival’ theories.
Ominous statement by the author, Gege Akutami
First of all, about the death theory, the author of Jujutsu Kaisen, Mr. Gege Akutami has said the following in the past at the event of “JUMP FESTA Jujutsu Kaisen Super Stage”.
In other words, by the time we get to the final chapter, out of the four of them
If it’s a “only one dead” pattern, then on the contrary, the theory of Nobara’s survival is likely to increase. Because, in that case, the other three people are sure to survive until the end, and it will reduce the sense of tension until the last chapter.
In the case of the “three dead” pattern, it means that “Nobara was the first one to die”, and the possibility of survival or revival is ruined.
However, even in the case of the “three dead” pattern, there is still the possibility that only Nobara survives and the other three die.
Evidence for the survival theory (1): Nobara’s eyes popped out in the death scene, but the brain is safe?
Now let’s look at the survival theory. The first evidence for the survival theory is the death scene of Nobara.
The first reason for the survival theory is the scene in which she died, her head was not blown off, but her eyeballs were, and her brain was not damaged.
But even if the brain is intact, the heart and lungs have stopped functioning, so death was a certainty.
Evidence for the survival theory (2): Arata Nitta’s technique after the death scene (vol. 15, chapter 127)
In the 127th chapter of Jujutsu Kaisen, Arata Nitta, a first year student at Kyoto school appeared.
Arata’s technique stops the progression of wounds and injuries, and has the following characteristics
- No further deterioration of the current wound
- Stops bleeding and pain, but does not heal.
- It is not effective on new wounds after the procedure.
Arata Nitta’s technique was also applied to the dead Nobara.
Although her breathing and pulse had stopped, she had not been dead for a long time, so there was still a possibility of reviving her by stopping her symptoms in that state.
Shoko Ieiri was also at the scene of the Shibuya Incident, and Takuma Ino and Kiyotaka Ijichi suffered fatal wounds that almost killed them, but survived thanks to Shoko’s treatment.
Nobara was also stopped from deteriorating in the early stages of cardiopulmonary arrest by Arata Nitta’s technique, and may be revived by Shoko’s reversal technique.
It remains to be seen how much Shoko’s reversal technique will be able to do for those who have died.
Evidence for the survival theory (3): For the language of flower, “Nobara” means “recovery from pain”.
The third theory of the survival of Nobara is the language of the rose flower.
The language of flower for the rose is “simple love, loneliness, talent, poetry, recovery from pain“, which fits the current situation perfectly.
It’s no longer an easy blow in the sense that it’s dead, but it’s too good a coincidence to be true, so there’s a good chance that Nobara will revive.
[Jujutsu Kaisen] After the shocking death scene of Nobara Kugisaki, a new development is coming!
So far, we have explained the death scene of Nobara and the subsequent “death theory” and “survival theory”.
In the 144th chapter of the main story, there is a scene where Yuji asks Megumi Fushiguro about the safety of Nobara, and Megumi did not answer anything.
This is the only description that makes me think that she is dead, but I am also concerned that Megumi doesn’t say anything clearly.
Because the death scene of the character is usually shown clearly in Jujutsu Kaisen, so
- The body of Nobara is keeping with Arata Nitta’s technique in effect.
- Nobara is not dead, but the status is severe, so Fushiguro couldn’t say anything
- Nobara is dead.
As you can see, there are still many possibilities.
Conclusion of “[Jujutsu Kaisen] Nobara Kugisaki’s status! Is she really dead? Will she come back?”
In this article, we talked about the death scene of Nobara Kugisaki in Jujutsu Kaisen and future developments.
All the readers were shocked by the death scene of Nobara Kugisaki who is in a position to say that she is the heroine of Jujutsu Kaisen.
The story of Jujutsu Kaisen is still going on, so it will be interesting to see how Nobara Kugisaki dies/survives in the future.
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