What Happened to Kugisaki Nobara in Jujutsu Kaisen After her Fight with Mahito?

Nobara Kugisaki's status in Jujutsu Kaisen remains a topic of debate and speculation, as the manga has not definitively confirmed whether she is alive or deceased.

What Happened to Kugisaki Nobara in Jujutsu Kaisen After her Fight with Mahito


  • Fans are discussing Nobara's death in the Jujutsu Kaisen manga, but it hasn't been officially confirmed yet.
  • Nobara's death in the Shibuya arc saddened fans, and they hope she might come back in the future of Jujutsu Kaisen.
  • Her unexpected death didn't have much explanation, but there's still hope for Nobara to return, possibly even stronger than before.
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Jujutsu Kaisen is in a really intense part of the story called the Culling Game. This part has been going on for a while, and fans were expecting big fights, which they got. But not all the important characters are in the game.

Jujutsu Kaisen Shibuya Incident arc
Jujutsu Kaisen Shibuya Incident arc

Some characters couldn’t join the game for different reasons, and sadly, others died just before it started. Nobara is one of those characters, and her death still upsets fans.

But, there’s still a mystery surrounding Nobara’s death in Jujutsu Kaisen. To find out what happened to Kugisaki Nobara after her fight with Mahito, read the entire article.


Spoilers Alert: The article contains major spoilers for the Jujutsu Kaisen manga.

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Nobara Kugisaki’s Tragic Demise in Jujutsu Kaisen

In Jujutsu Kaisen, Nobara Kugisaki is an important character, a student at Tokyo Jujutsu High who works as a sorcerer. She’s part of the main trio with Itadori Yuji and Megumi Fushiguro. Nobara becomes stronger throughout the series, but a tragic event occurs just when she’s reaching her full potential.

Nobara Jujutsu Kaisen
Nobara Kugisaki in Jujutsu Kaisen

During her battle with Mahito, Nobara initially did well and caused severe injuries to him, even hurting his soul. However, Mahito recognized her potential and used a sneaky move to outmaneuver her, ultimately leading to Nobara’s death.

Itadori tried to warn Nobara to run away, but it was too late. Mahito created a double and caught her off-guard, taking advantage of her overconfidence. He landed a fatal blow to her face using Idle Transfiguration, leading to Nobara Kugisaki’s death in Jujutsu Kaisen manga chapter 125.

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Nobara Kugisaki’s Fate in the Series

Nobara Kugisaki’s fate in Jujutsu Kaisen remains uncertain. While it appeared that she died in her battle with Mahito, her actual status has not been officially confirmed in the manga. The last time fans saw her was in manga chapter 126, leaving readers wondering whether she is dead or alive.

In a later chapter (144), when Yuji inquires about Nobara’s status, Megumi’s silence and Itadori’s emotional reaction indirectly suggest that she may have indeed passed away. However, there is still no direct mention or official confirmation regarding her fate. The Jujutsu Kaisen fandom website lists her current status as “Unknown,” fueling speculation among fans.

Nobara Tragic Death
Nobara’s Tragic Death

Some fans believe that Nobara, similar to Gojo’s experience, might have the potential to return from a near-death situation by using a reverse cursed technique. This has led to theories suggesting that she could make a dramatic comeback in the series.


In summary, Nobara Kugisaki’s status in Jujutsu Kaisen remains a topic of debate and speculation, as the manga has not definitively confirmed whether she is alive or deceased.

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Written by Tanmay Jha

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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.