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Jujutsu Kaisen Fans Say Goodbye To Nanami Kento As He Passes Away With A Smile

Nanami’s VA, Kenjiro Tsuda, thanked his fans and requested that they continue to support the series ahead of the episode where Nanami dies.

JUJUTSU KAISEN © 2018 by Gege Akutami/SHUEISHA Inc.

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 continues to make headlines across social media, from animators complaining about poor working conditions to fan polls ranking the hottest characters, garnering over 34 million responses.

But this time, it’s a sad day for Nanami Kento fans as he bids farewell with a smile by dying at the hands of Mahito in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 18.

Before facing the Special Grade Curse, he had already sustained significant damage from fights with Dagon, and Jogo.

It was actually Jogo’s fault that our boi Nanami’s half-body was burned to a crisp. But he’s unfazed as his best bud Haibara pays a visit from heaven to answer an important question: “Why did I come back to the Jujutsu world? Just to suffer?”

To which, Haibara points at Yuji. Nanami talks to Haibara more, stating that he cannot say something that will become a curse to Yuji, and that it’s not right.

Nanami tells Yuji that he’s got it from here with a bright smile on his face, and gets blasted into smithereens in the very next moment by Mahito.

Nanami died right in front of Yuji, who was heartbroken and enraged. And, Nanami’s death only makes it worse for Yuji as the arc nears its end.

Nanami has always been a fan-favorite character in Jujutsu Kaisen for several reasons, including his turbulent relationship with Gojo, his concern for young sorcerers like Yuji, and his severe but caring demeanor.

While anime viewers must be completely surprised by the events, manga readers are probably still reeling from the emotional impact of losing one of their favorite characters. Nevertheless, everyone is upset about what happened to Nanami and began to mourn for his death.

The anime adaptation only injected more emotional depth and impact through its tear-jerking music and Yuji’s scream at the end of the episode. Fans took to Twitter to express their appreciation of the character to say goodbye to Chad Nanami Kento, the worker who never liked to work.

Nanami’s Voice Actor, Kenjiro Tsuda, thanked his fans and requested that they continue to support the series ahead of the episode where Nanami dies.

In reply, fans thanked the voice actor for his performance and wished he’d come back to Jujutsu Kaisen to play another character, say Higuruma, as some fans suggested.

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 24 tankōbon volumes as of October 2023.

Studio MAPPA brought the world of JJK into anime by airing 24 episodes of season 1 from October 2020 to March 2021 and a 2nd season, that premiered in July 2023.

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.

Source: Twitter