“Gege is on the Villain’s side”: Jujutsu Kaisen Writer Released Gut-Wrenching Art in Honor of 2 Characters Dying in the Anime that Enrages Fans

Mahito killed Nanami Kento before and now he also took Nobara Kugisaki's life in this episode, which made fans even sadder.

Jujutsu Kaisen Writer Released Gut-Wrenching Art in Honor of 2 Characters Dying in the Anime that Enrages Fans

SUMMARY

  • On November 30, the latest episode 19 of Jujutsu Kaisen released.
  • Fans were already sad about Nanami’s death, this episode shows Mahito also ended Nobara Kugisaki's life, leaving fans even more heartbroken.
  • As characters passed away in the series, the Jujutsu Kaisen author shared emotional artwork to pay tribute to them.
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Fans were really sad about Jujutsu Kaisen’s latest episode, released on November 30. Mahito, who had already killed Nanami Kento, also took the life of Nobara Kugisaki in this episode, making fans even more heartbroken.

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A preview still from Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 19 featuring Nobara in action
A preview still from Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 19 featuring Nobara in action

This added a sad twist to Mahito’s rivalry with Yuji Itadori, which began when Mahito killed Junpei. As characters died in the series, the author of Jujutsu Kaisen shared an emotional artwork to honor them, and fans had strong reactions to this gesture.

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Gege Akutami’s Alleged Alliance with Villains

Gege Akutami - Jujutsu Kaisen Creator
Gege Akutami

The author of Jujutsu Kaisen shared a heartbreaking artwork on X/Twitter (via @JJKcontent), which depicts three puppet dolls (Nanami, Nobara, and Junpei) with expressions of being killed on their faces, while Mahito is laughing at them.

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Fans are really sad and have responded to the tweet, referring Gege Akutami as heartless. Some fans even appreciated the art, but this isn’t a joke when it comes to the favorite character’s death.

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One fan even suggested that Gege Akutami is on the villains’ side, as they primarily support villains in the manga as well as in the anime.

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However, the deaths of Yuji’s comrades add a significant layer to Yuji’s quest for revenge. We’ll see more of this development in the upcoming episode.

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Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 19: The Uncertain Fate of Nobara Kugisaki

Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 episode 19 leaves Nobara Kugisaki’s fate uncertain after her confrontation with Mahito. Despite the sudden ending, her impact on Mahito can’t be overlooked, and some argue that she might be a more natural enemy to curses than Yuji.

The episode reveals Nobara’s dislike for her village and her desire to be in Tokyo. She’s portrayed as straightforward, impatient, and values honesty over tact. Her village’s narrow-mindedness and judgmental attitudes have made her wary of people who prioritize others over themselves.

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Nobara Kugisaki Death in manga

During her time at Jujutsu High, she learns to let go of her reservations and embrace different perspectives, finding common ground with Maki and gaining insights from Megumi and Yuji.

Not highlighted in Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 episode 19, and possibly forgotten by viewers due to the gap between episodes, is that, according to the Shibuya Timeline, Nanami died less than 10 minutes before Nobara’s supposed death.

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Nobara’s death could profoundly impact Yuji and shift the balance in his battle against Mahito. Despite Yuji’s previous advantage, this opportunity might allow Mahito to overpower him and win the fight.

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Written by Tanmay Jha

Tanmay writes about anime for FandomWire. He's currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. With a passion for animation and graphics, he has authored over 240 articles on anime, sharing insights and reviews with fellow fans, seamlessly combining his love for animation with journalism.