Jujutsu Kaisen Author Gege Akutami Reveals The Original Plan For Nanami!

This is wildly different from what we have seen Nanami to be

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During a recent Jujutsu Kaisen exhibition, the backstage talks revealed tons of information about the original plans for the manga. This also included information about the original role that Nanami Kento was supposed to fill. 

Nanami was originally supposed to be a curse user and killed civilians. However, he was still going to be good at work and would complain about his work. 

This is wildly different from what we have seen Nanami to be; an important older figure for Yuji, shaping his understanding of the Jujutsu world and himself. 

About Jujutsu Kaisen:

Jujutsu Kaisen is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Gege Akutami.

It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine, Weekly Shōnen Jump, since March 2018, with its chapters collected and published in 27 tankōbon volumes as of July 2024.

Studio MAPPA brought the world of JJK into anime by airing 24 episodes of season 1 from October 2020 to March 2021 and a second season that premiered in July 2023. A sequel covering the “Culling Game” arc has been announced.

Crunchyroll describes the overall plot of Jujutsu Kaisen as:

Yuji Itadori is a boy with tremendous physical strength, though he lives a completely ordinary high school life.

One day, to save a classmate who has been attacked by curses, he eats the finger of Ryomen Sukuna, taking the curse into his own soul.

From then on, he shares one body with Ryomen Sukuna.

Guided by the most powerful of sorcerers, Satoru Gojo, Itadori is admitted to Tokyo Jujutsu High School, an organization that fights the curses… and thus begins the heroic tale of a boy who became a curse to exorcise a curse, a life from which he could never turn back.

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