This article contains spoilers for the manga “Jujutsu Kaisen”. Reader discretion is advised.
The popular Japanese portal mojito He has done an in-depth analysis of the manga phenomenon Kaisen jujutsuwhere he emphasized the growing enthusiasm of fans for the possibility that one of the most beloved characters, Nobara Kugisaki, find a way to return to the future. As the manga continues its development, hopes and speculations are intertwined in a community eager for answers to the fate of this unforgettable nurse.
«Speaking of “Jujutsu Kaisen”, Nobara Kugisaki is one of the main characters that appeared from the beginning of the story, but stopped appearing after the “Shibuya Incident Arc”. Although many fans are hoping to see her back, it seems that the chances are slim. Thinking back, Nobara Kugisaki was mortally wounded by Mahito, and was presumed dead after his face changed, opened wide and destroyed one of his eyes.».
«Despite the above, there are still theories of its future resurrection among fans of the franchise. In fact, there are some hints that this may actually happen. When Gege Akutami appeared on the variety show “Mando Kobayashi”, he briefly talked about Nobara Kugisaki’s condition and revealed that Arata Nitta began treating her shortly after her fatal injury.».
«And in the world of “Jujutsu Kaisen”, it is possible to resurrect a person. This already happened with Yuji Itadori in the first episodes, when Ryomen Sukuna inside his body decides to rip out his heart to gain control over the body. Also, in Volume 17 of the manga there is a scene where Megumi Fushiguro remains silent when Itadori asks her: “What happened to Kugisaki?” She might have managed to save herself, but Fushiguro might be withholding the information for some reason.».
«However, Chapter 225 of the play may have ended all hope. In this chapter, Satoru Gojo and Ryomen Sukuna have a battle, and another wizard sees all this via live broadcast. In the chapter we are shown the audience of this fight, but the figure of Nobara Kugisaki is nowhere to be seen. In this story, only two months have passed since the “Shibuya Incident”, where Kugisaki was mortally wounded.».
«Two months would be enough time for Nobara Kugisaki to receive emergency treatment and clarify if he will be able to save himself from his injuries. However, since the matter has not been brought up at any time, viewers are convinced that she is dead.».
«If there was any chance, the resurrection of Nobara Kugisaki might be timed to coincide with the development of the anime adaptation. In the past, Gege Akutami has paired the manga story with the anime trailer. For example, when Satoru Gojo was released from his infinite prison, a new promotional video was released for “Jujutsu Kaisen”, where Gojo was the main character.».
«On the other hand, “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” tells a battle that takes place on Christmas Eve, which was the same date that the film adaptation hit theaters in Japan. If that’s the case, Nobara Kugisaki could return to the manga in parallel with the development of the “Shibuya Incident Arc” in the anime adaptation. However, this time is still far from being animated, and since the manga is in its final story arc, it is possible that the work will end before the anime reaches that point. And you, do you trust the waifu to return?».