[Jujutsu Kaisen] Nobara Kugisaki’s technique is “Straw doll technique”!

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In this article we will be discussing Nobara Kugisaki‘s techniques, spells, domain expansion, combat abilities, and black flash.

Nobara is a classmate of the main character, Yuji Itadori, and is one of the most popular characters in the story of Jujutsu Kaisen.

Her fighting style is unique in that she uses a hammer, a five-inch nail and a straw doll, but she is also a very special sorcerer and plays an important role in the story.

First of all, we will introduce the profile of Nobara, and then we will explain the technique and domain expansion.

What you can learn from this article
  • Profile of Nobara Kugisaki
  • Nobara Kugisaki’s techniques, spells, and domain expansion
  • Nobara Kugisaki’s ability and family background

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[Jujutsu Kaisen] Profile of Nobara Kugisaki! Technique, grade, birthday,height, weight, voice actor and more!

Let’s take a look a list of profiles of Nobara Kugisaki.

She was born and raised in Iwate Prefecture in japan, in a rural village over 10 hours from Tokyo.

By the way, Nobara Kugisaki herself hates her home village, which was very closed, and that’s why she left her village.

Although she looks like a beautiful girl when she’s not talking, her rough language, her super-mentality that allows her to say hateful things even when she’s about to die.

Furthermore, her fighting style that even allows her to blow herself up have earned her the nicknames of “manly woman”, “big bro”, and “dear bro” from her fans.

name Nobara Kugisaki
age 16
birthday Aug. 7
height/weight about 160cm/unknown
Iwate prefecture
belongs Tokyo
magic technical college
first year student
grade 3rd grade
technique Straw doll technique
personality pugnacious
hobby Shopping
voice actor
Asami Seto
Anne Yatco


[Jujutsu Kaisen] Explanation of Nobara Kugisaki’s techniques, spells, and domain expansion!

In this section, we will explain about Nobara Kugisaki’s technique, spells and domain expansion.

As I said at the beginning, Nobara Kugisaki’s technique is a bad looking, which uses a hammer, a five-inch nail and a straw doll, and the characteristics of his technique are also quite special among sorcerers.

She has a very important position in the story, because she has a unique way of fighting and her technique is very effective against unexpected enemies.

Nobara Kugisaki’s technique is “Straw doll technique”.

[Jujutsu Kaisen] Explanation of Nobara Kugisaki's techniques, spells, and domain expansion!(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

The technique used by Nobara Kugisaki is “Straw doll technique“.

She can attack by hitting the nail with a hammer and making it fly like a bullet, or by pouring cursed energy into the nail and making it explode.

In the goodwill event, this technique is also used to knock down trees by pouring cursed energy into nails stuck in trees all over the place.

She can also use her hammer for close combat.

Nobara Kugisaki’s spell “Resonance”.

Nobara Kugisaki's spell (C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

Of all the techniques of the “Straw doll technique“, the one that appears most often in the work is “Resonance“.

Resonance strikes the missing part of the opponent with the cursed energy through a straw doll, damaging the body.

The amount of damage depends on the difference in energy between Nobara and her opponent, and the rarity of the missing part.

For example, if the missing part is the opponent’s arm, the amount of damage will be increased because of its high value.


If Nobara have a link with her opponent, she will be able to deal damage to her opponents without a straw doll.(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

If Nobara have a link with her opponent, she will be able to deal damage to her opponents without a straw doll.

For example, in the battle between Eso and Kechizu (chapter 61 of volume 7 of the manga), Nobara Kugisaki was bathed in their blood

In this case, their blood was strongly linked to the body by the technique of “Supreme rot technique”, so that the “resonance” was outstanding.


And he most frightening thing about Resonance is that it is unavoidable.

Basically, as long as Nobara get the missing part of the opponent, the damage will pass through the body the moment she casts the spell on it, so there is no way to defend or avoid it.

Nobara Kugisaki’s spell “Hairpin”.

Nobara Kugisaki's spell (C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

Hairpin” is a technique that attacks by pouring cursed energy into a five-inch nail.

For example, if the nail is already stuck in the opponent, the spell will explode from the nail, causing massive damage.

This is especially frightening if the opponent has more than one nail stuck in him, as the damage will increase with the number of nails.

Nobara Kugisaki’s domain expansion

Nobara Kugisaki’s domain expansion has not appeared in the main story.

Because domain expansion itself is extremely difficult and consumes a huge amount of cursed energy, only a limited number of sorcerers can use it.

In the future, it may become possible for Nobara Kugisaki to use it in the process of growing up as a sorceress.
[Jujutsu Kaisen] Domain expansions list! The sorcerers, the effects, the names are shown!

[Jujutsu Kaisen] Nobara Kugisaki’s ability as a sorcerer and the strength of her technique.

So far, we have explained about Nobara Kugisaki’s techniques and so on, but how strong is Nobara Kugisaki when it comes to fighting against cursed spirits and curse users?

I will explain her strength, including her fighting ability and mental aspect, based on her fighting performance and words and deeds so far.

Nobara is a good sorcerer! She was properly crazy!

[Jujutsu Kaisen] Nobara Kugisaki's ability as a sorcerer and the strength of her technique.(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

In the 4th chapter of the 1st volume of the manga, Nobara Kugizaki made his debut as a student of the magic technical college.

Satoru Gojo says in Nobara Kugizaki’s debut battle that “a sorcerer needs to be crazy enough to overcome the disgust and fear of fighting cursed spirits”, and in this respect, Nobara Kugizaki was crazy enough.

Furthermore, considering the mental toughness of Nobara as depicted later in the story, Gojo’s worry at this time are completely unfounded.

Nobara has the strong mental state! She says a grudge even at the time of death.

Nobara has the strong mental state! She says a grudge even at the time of death.(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

In the 7th chapter of the 1st volume of the manga, Nobara Kugisaki encounters a swarm of cursed spirits while on a mission at a reformatory where a special grade of cursed spirit has appeared.

Although Nobara exorcised many of the cursed spirits, she eventually ran out of cursed energy.

And then, just as she was about to be eaten by the cursed spirits, she said,

I’ll remember your face!
I swear I’ll curse you!

When she was about to die, she didn’t cry out or shudder in fear, she behaved as usual.

From this scene, we can see that Nobara’s mental toughness is extraordinary.

Nobara smiles even though she has been affected by “Supreme rot technique”!

Nobara smiles even though she has been affected by (C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

There is another strong mental episode of Nobara Kugisaki, which is the battle scene with Eso and Kechizu in chapter 60-61 of volume 7 of the manga.

When she was exposed to the blood of Eso and Kechizu, her body began to corrode due to the activation of “Supreme rot technique, Decay“.

Nobara had been exposed to a considerable amount of his blood, and it was described that she was close to death by the appearance of patterns of Eso’s technique on her body.

Even in such a desperate situation, Nobara calmly analyzed the opponent’s technique, and immediately saw that Nobara’s technique “Straw doll technique:Resonance” was effective.


She had a pattern of corrosive rottenness on her body, and the way she laughed at the situation of nailing her own body.

So she is not only strong mental but also crazy.

Nobara’s “black flash” bursts into Kechizu!

Nobara's (C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

In the 61st chapter of the 7th volume of the manga, it was Yuji Itadori who was with Nobara Kukizaki in the battle with Eso and Kechizu.

They both have the strong mentality like a demon.

Both Nobara and Yuji are completely unfazed by their “Supreme rot technique“, and on the contrary, by sharpening their concentration to the utmost limit, they both activate the “Black Flash“.


The “Black flash” is a distortion of space caused by the collision of cursed energy within a margin of error of 0.000001 seconds.

The average power of “Black flash” is to the 2.5th power, and by experiencing the power of black flash, you will be able to get closer to the core of cursed energy, and will be able to perform advanced sorcerer naturally.


Yuji has grown remarkably since he unleashed five consecutive “Black flash” in the battle with Hanami.

So Nobara can be expected to grow rapidly in the future after experiencing “Black flash” in the battle of Kechizu.

Nobara’s “Straw doll technique” is the natural enemy of Mahito!

Nobara's (C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

In chapters 122-123 of volume 14 of the manga, Nobara Kugisaki came across Mahito’s alter ego.

Although Mahito’s alter ego can’t use the technique “Idle transfiguration” and therefore doesn’t have an instant death attack.

But it can’t damage Mahito unless it has a way to attack his soul directly.

Therefore, the “Hairpin” of Nobara did no damage, but the “Resonance” of the full strength did a lot of damage to the body of the true body of Mahito.


As mentioned above, Nobara’s “Straw doll technique” is unique one that traces the connection with the opponent.

So it striked the soul of Mahito through his alter ego, and the heavy damage to the main body feeds back to the body of alter ego.

Until then, the only natural enemy of Mahito was only Yuji, but now it turns out that Nobara is also a sorcerer who can defeat Mahito.

[Jujutsu Kaisen] Is Nobara Kugisaki a family of sorcerers? What is the relationship between birth and magic?

[Jujutsu Kaisen] Is Nobara Kugisaki a family of sorcerers? What is the relationship between birth and magic?(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

So far, we have explained about Nobara Kugisaki’s tchnique and fighting ability.

As Gojo says in the 12th chapter of the 2nd volume of the manga, “80% of the strength of a sorcerer is determined by his talent”, it is impossible to use the spell unless the body is engraved with the innate technique in the first place.

In this respect, Nobata Kugisaki was born with “Straw doll technique“.

This section describes Nobara’s origins, childhood and hometown.

Nobara Kugisaki was a good friend of Fumi and Saori.

Nobara Kugisaki was a good friend of Fumi and Saori.(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

In the 125th chapter of the 15th volume of the manga, Nobara’s childhood is told from the point of view of Fumi, a close friend of Nobara.


Nobara and Fumi were born and raised in the countryside of Iwate Prefecture, where they attended a small primary schools with 19 students.

The village was extremely closed and conservative, and Nobara often felt resentful of the village’s stagnation and atmosphere.


Then, “Saori” moved into the village.

Saori was in the second year of junior high school student at the time, two years older than Nobara and Fumi.

And Saori was always soft and gentle, and was kind and welcoming to Nobara and Fumi, who often came to visit her.

Saori was ostracised by her village.

Saori was ostracised by her village.(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

But when Saori moved to the village, her house was harassed every day by the villagers.

The harassment started with trash, graffiti, and artificially piling up snow in front of the front door.


So Saori was forced to move out of the village because of this.

When Saori left the village, Nobara and Fumi went to see her off, and Nobara in particular cried so hard that she made her face stained.


This incident with Saori seems to have been the catalyst for Nobara to give up on the village.

Nobara Kugisaki left the village and made her debut of sorcerer in Tokyo.

Nobara Kugisaki left the village and made her debut of sorcerer in Tokyo.(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

Then the months go by and Nobara is admitted to the magic technical college.


Nobara entered the college a little later than Megumi Fushiguro Megumi and Yuji Itadori (chapter 4 of the first volume of the manga), but it seems that this was actually due to a dispute with Nobara’s grandmother.

In the end, however, Nobara decided to go to Tokyo, despite her grandmother’s fierce opposition, and said goodbye to Fumi here.


Incidentally, there are not many episodes about Nobara’s mother, which may be related to the reason why Nobara is inscribed with “Straw doll technique“.


Nobara said goodbye to Fumi(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

When Nobara said goodbye to Fumi, she said

Next time we see each other, let’s make sure all three of us are there!

and Fumi started to cry.

When Nobara first appeared, Fumi may have the image that “some strong and dangerous girl came”.

But Fumi made a good relation with Nobara for long time and she felt really sad for farewell.

Nobara Kugisaki’s grandmother was also a user of the “Straw doll technique”!

The official fanbook of Jujutsu Kaisen reveals some new facts about Nobara Kugisaki’s grandmother.

  • Nobara’s grandmother also uses “Straw doll technique“.
  • Nobara learned how to use the technique from her grandmother.

The reason why Nobara handled the “Straw doll technique” immediately after she came to the college was because of her grandmother’s teaching.


By the way, the reason why Nobara was delayed in entering the college was because she had a dispute with her grandmother, and it seems that Nobara’s grandmother wanted to raise her under her care.

However, Nobara was so determined to leave the village that she eventually went to Tokyo.

Conclusion of “[Jujutsu Kaisen] Nobara Kugisaki’s technique is “Straw doll technique”!”

In this article, we have explained about Nobara Kugisaki’s technique, domain expansion, combat ability, and black flash in Jujutsu Kaisen.

She is the most like a sorceress among the characters in Jujutsu Kaisen because she uses 5 inch nails and straw dolls.

In addition, she is an unique character that is more manly than man, so she is very popular and I am looking forward to her future activities.

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