The death of a character is something that is often treaded lightly in the world of anime, especially ones where resurrection is shown as something possible.
Anime like Naruto and Dragon Ball are infamous for the same, characters like Goku and Madara Uchiha are shown to have come back to life after meeting death not only once but several times, essentially making the concept a joke.
However, things might be different this time around in the case of Jujutsu Kaisen, where this particular fan-favourite character might not be coming back after meeting their definite end.
Nobara Kugisaki Not Coming Back To
Nobara Kugisaki was a part of the original trio in the series consisting of herself, Yuji and Megumi. After her death in Chapter 125 in her fight against Mahito, the manga took a dark turn, often lacking the humour and fun interactions it used to display between the characters.
Her death is something that not many were expecting, it left everybody in confusion if this is supposed to be a disappearance act, so she can be reintroduced later in the series. However, the release of later chapters earlier this year has clarified how this might just not be the case.
Nobara Kugisaki Replaced In The Manga
While many awaited the return of the beloved character, it has been made quite obvious by now how that would not be happening. The manga seemed to fill the spot in the trio with another character named Hana Kurusu.
What confirms our suspicions about Nobara being replaced by Hana is how Yuji has been shown getting humorous with her, just like he used to do with Nobara. One particular event happens when Megumi’s sister is finally introduced in the Culling Game, causing him to act awkward around her and Yuji and Hana joking about it.
Yuji is shown to be unsure himself if he is replacing Nobara by interacting with Hana, but he clears his mind by dismissing the thought, thinking it is a dumb thing to think about.
Jujutsu Kaisen is often accused of following the same path as Naruto, with three main characters making a trio led by a very strong character. Fans have even claimed that Gojo Satoru and Kakashi Hatake are very similar in terms of looks.
However, what makes Jujutsu Kaisen different is how it is not bringing back its dead characters. Naruto is infamous for bringing back dead characters that often end up having way too much relevance than they should have, in-fact only Jiraiya and Neji are estimated to be the only characters in the series who matter somewhat but remains to be dead and not resurrected. Jujutsu Kaisen on the other has opted to not do the same, and Nobara Kugisaki is the evidence of it being happening.
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